Masters Degree FAQ

Frequently asked questions

Masters degrees

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How can I find out about Masters programmes at Leeds University Business School?

Leeds University Business School offers a range of general and specialist Masters degrees in the areas of Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Economics, Human Resource Management, International Business and Marketing.

You can view our Masters degrees to see a full list of all courses offered for entry this year, including course description, length, start date, modules, entry requirements, student profiles, career prospects and more.

You can meet us at one of our regular events to find out more. Attend an open day on campus, join an online open event, or at an event overseas in your country. This is a great opportunity to meet us and ask your questions. Find an event.

What are the entry requirements?

To be accepted onto our postgraduate Masters degrees, you need to meet the qualification entry requirements for the course you want to apply for.

Entry requirements vary by course, please refer to the detailed information available here. This also includes links to information about international equivalent qualifications, if you have not previously studied in the UK.

If English is not your first language, you will also need to pass an approved test to demonstrate that your level of English is suitable for postgraduate study at the University of Leeds. View the acceptable minimum qualifications for English language.

I have studied in English for many years. Do I still need to take IELTS / English language test?

You may still need to take a language test. This depends on a range of factors, including how long you have studied in English, at what level and how recently. We need to consider your cv, application and accompanying documents and details before deciding whether you would need to take an IELTS test.

What scholarships are available?

Leeds University Business School and the University of Leeds award a range of funding and scholarships for UK, EU and international students. You must have an offer to study before you can be considered for a scholarship.

Scholarships and funding awards vary by course of study and change each year. Find out more about available Scholarships that you may be eligible for and how to apply.

What will my career prospects be after completing my Masters degree?

You can read about the specific career prospects for each of our Masters programmes within the tabs on the relevant Masters course page.

All postgraduate Masters students have an opportunity to gain professional skills as part of the course, including team-working, presentation skills and self-awareness. You can receive coaching in important aspects of job search such as CV writing, interview preparation and effective self-presentation

You will also have access to our award-winning Careers Centre and will benefit from the Business School's worldwide links with business. Many major companies regularly visit the campus to meet our students, either to talk about specific careers, or as part of the Business School’s speaker programmes.

Read more about our careers and professional development support.

When can I visit the Business School?

We hold a number of postgraduate open events each year, some are specifically for the Business School and others are for the whole University.

These events are an opportunity to visit the campus, look around our facilities, find out more about our Masters programmes and meet our staff and current postgraduate students. Find out more about our upcoming events.

Does the University of Leeds have an office overseas?

The University works with a network of representatives and also has regional offices across the globe.Your application will take priority and be fast-tracked if you apply through any of our offices.

Our international students page has more information and links, where you can find out what support is available in your country.

Is there accommodation in Leeds for postgraduate students?

International students, from outside the European Union, are guaranteed a place in University accommodation, providing they have been accepted on to a postgraduate course and apply for a room before the deadline.

Students from the UK and EU can also apply for University accommodation, but places are not guaranteed.

For more information, please see our accommodation pages.

Can I apply online?

Yes, this is the easiest and fastest way to apply for a Masters course. You can login at any time to track your application and check the status.

Please see How to Apply for further details.

When are the application deadlines?

There are two sets of deadlines. For all Masters courses (except four*):

  • The closing date for international applicants is 30 June in the year in which you wish to commence studies.
  • The closing date for UK/EU applicants is 31 August, also in the year in which you wish to commence studies.

* For Accounting and Finance Masters courses, there is an earlier deadline. For international applications the deadline is 31 March and for UK/EU applications it is 30 June.

Read more about application deadlines and how to apply.

When will I find out if my application has been successful?

It usually takes around 7-10 days to assess an application and provide you with an email confirmation in the first instance of the outcome.

If you apply online, you will be able to track the status of your application at every step of the process.

Do I have to pay a fee deposit?

Fee deposits are paid by taught postgraduate candidates who will need a visa in order to study in the UK and require a Confirmation of Acceptance for Study (CAS) from the University to make their visa application.

The tuition fee deposit will be deducted from your programme tuition fee and shown on your CAS. Find out more information on the fee deposit including when to pay.

Are all Masters degrees validated by the European Credit Transfer System?

Yes, all of the degree programmes at the University of Leeds are validated in this way, including our distance learning courses. Currently, one University of Leeds credit is equal to 0.5 credits on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Therefore, the Postgraduate Certificate in GIS is equal to 30 ECTS, the Postgraduate Diploma in GIS is equal to 60 ECTS, and the full MSc in GIS totals 90 ECTS.

Who can I contact if I have any other questions?

You can contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office:

Email: masters@lubs.leeds.ac.uk
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 4908

Address: Leeds University Business School
Maurice Keyworth Building
University of Leeds
Leeds
LS2 9JT