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How to apply for a Masters degree course

A step-by-step guide to the application process.

Our courses are very popular so don't wait until you finish your studies to apply.

The application process

The online application form for entry in September 2019 for all courses is open, and we will start to assess applications from October onwards.

Follow the steps below to ensure the application process goes as smoothly as possible.

1. Check the academic and English language requirements >>

2. Prepare your supporting documents >>

3. Check if you need to pay an application fee >>

4. Apply online >>

The final decision on your application is made by the Alliance MBS Masters Admissions Office and a member of the team will contact you directly.

If you are made an offer, find out how to accept your place >>

Staged admissions process

As there is high demand for our courses we operate a staged admissions process with selection deadlines throughout the year.  Due to the competition for places, we give preference to students with grades above our minimum entry requirements.


Application Received By

Decision by


15 January 2019

15 February 2019


31 March 2019

3 May 2019


1 May 2019

1 June 2019


30 June 2019

2 August 2019


21 August 2019

31 August 2019

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline. Also, if you are applying for a course with an application fee, this needs to be paid by the application deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, in some instances due to the competition for places and the volume of applications received, it may be necessary to roll your application forward to the next deadline date. If this is the case we will let you know after the deadline date.

Applications received after our final selection deadline will be considered at our discretion if places are still available.

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be closed. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to secure your place with us.

(For those interested in starting their studies in September 2020, the admissions cycle will begin from October 2019 onwards.)

Apply before finishing your undergraduate degree

We can accept your application before you complete your studies. You need to submit your latest transcripts with your online application, together with the other supporting documents.

If you are applying for a finance-related course you will also need to include a list of your final year units.

Application fee

If you are applying for one of the courses below you need to pay an application fee of £60.00 (Pounds Sterling). The fee is non-refundable and your application will not be processed until we receive the payment. You only need to pay the fee once if you are applying for multiple courses.

  • MSc Accounting
  • MSc Accounting and Finance
  • MSc Finance
  • MSc International Business and Management (Management)
  • MSc Marketing
  • MSc Management

Pay your application fee >>

If you have applied for a British Chevening Scholarship or Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP) Scholarship you do not need to pay the application fee, although you must submit evidence with your application. No other application fee waivers are considered.