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

Admissions update

Due to the high volume of applications received, the following courses are now closed to new applications for entry in September 2017:

- MSc Business Analysis and Strategic Management
- MSc Business Analytics: Operational Research and Risk Analysis
- MSc Business Psychology
- MSc Corporate Communications and Reputation Management
- MSc Finance
- MSc International Business and Management (Management)
- MSc Marketing
- MSc Organisational Psychology

Please contact us if you have any queries regarding the rest of the Masters courses for entry this September. The online application form for the above courses for entry in 2018 will open in the third week of September.

Applications for September 2017 are now being processed. 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.

StageApplication received byDecision by
1 31 December 2016 3 February 2017
2 6 February 2017 28 April 2017
3 1 May 2017 16 June 2017
4 17 June 2017 18 August 2017
5 21 August 2017 31 August 2017

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 communicate this to you after the deadline date. All places are subject to availability.

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

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.