Entry Requirements - International Qualifications

Equivalent qualifications in your country of study

We are an internationally diverse business school and welcome applications from across the world. If you do not hold a British Masters degree we are happy to consider equivalent qualifications for entry onto our PhD programme.

Below are country-specific qualifications that we will consider as equivalent to our entry requirements. Please note that these are given as a guide only, and may differ depending on your institution’s grading system. When submitting your research degree application, please include the grading system used by your institution.

If your qualification does not appear in the list below or you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact the PhD Admissions team

Location, sorted A-Z Qualification
Albania First Level Master / Second Level Master / Master of Science degree with a GPA of at least 8
Algeria Magister with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Angola Doutorado with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Argentina Magister with an average of at least 7 out of 10
Australia Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Austria Master's degree with an overall grade of between 1-2
Azerbaijan Master's degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Bahrain Master's degree with a GPA of at least 3
Bangladesh MPhil degree with an overall score of at least 70% or overall GPA of at least 3.25
Barbados Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Brazil Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities.
Bulgaria Master's degree with a GPA of at least 5
Cameroon Master's degree (with thesis) with a GPA of at least 3.3 out of 4, or an average of at least 14 out of 20
Canada Master's degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Chile Grado de Magíster with a GPA of at least 5.5
China Master's degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Colombia Magíster / Maestría with a GPA of at least 4
Croatia Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 4
Cyprus Master's degree with an average of at least 6.5 out of 10 or 3 out of 4
Czech Republic Magistr with an overall average of at least 1.5
Denmark Master's degree with a GPA of at least 10
Dominica Master's degree with an overall score of at least 65%
Dominican Republic Maestría / Magíster / Master's degree with an overall average of at least 80
Ecuador Título de Magíster. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Egypt Master's degree with an overall score of at least 75%, or a GPA of at least 3.3
Estonia Master's degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Ethopia PhD degree
Finland Maisteri / Magister with a GPA of at least 4
France Diplôme de Master / Grade de Master / Diplôme d'Études Supérieures Spécialisées / Diplôme d'Études Approfondies with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Georgia Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Germany Master's degree with an overall grade of between 1-2
Ghana Master's degree (when studied for for at least 2 years) / MPhil with a GPA of at least 3.25 or an average score of at least 60%
Greece Master's degree with an overall average of at least 6.5
Hong Kong Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Hungary Master's degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Iceland Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 7.25
India Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Indonesia Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Iran Master's degree with an overall average of at least 14 out of 20
Iraq Please contact the PhD Admissions team with your certificates, full transcripts and grading systems for all of your higher education qualifications
Ireland (Republic of) Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Israel Master's degree with an overall score of at least 80%
Italy Master's degree with an overall average of at least 105
Jamaica Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Japan Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Jordan Master's degree with an overall score of at least 75% or a GPA of at least 3
Kazakhstan Master's degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Kenya Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Kuwait Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Latvia Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 8 or average grade of B
Lebanon Master's degree with an overall score of at least 80%
Libya Doctorate with an overall score of at least 75%
Lithuania Master's degree with an overall average of at least 8 out of 10
Luxembourg Master's degree with an overall average of at least 16 out of 20
Macedonia Master's degree (Level VII/2) with a an overall average of at least 8 out of 10
Malaysia Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities. For guidance we are looking for a B/B+ Grade with a minimum GPA of at least 3.3
Malta Master's degree with an overall score of at least 70%
Mauritius Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Mexico Grado Académico de Maestría / Grado de Maestro with an overall grade of at least 8
Moldova Diplomă de Magistru with an overall grade of at least 8
Mongolia PhD degree
Morocco Master's degree with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Nepal Master's degree (following a four-year Bachelor degree). Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Netherlands Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 8
New Zealand Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Nigeria Master's degree with an overall score of at least 60% or a GPA of at least 3.3
Norway Master's degree with an overall average of grade B
Oman Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Pakistan Master's degree (following a four-year Bachelor degree). Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Palestine Master's degree with an overall score of at least 80% or a GPA of at least 3
Paraguay Título de Maestría / Magíster with an overall score of at least 80% or GPA of at least 4
Peru Título de Maestría / Grado Académico de Magíster with an overall average of at least 14
Philippines PhD degree with an overall grade of 1.75
Poland Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 4.5 out of 5
Portugal Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 16 out of 20
Puerto Rico Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Qatar Master's degree. Please contact contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Romania Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 10
Russia Master's degree with a GPA of at least 4
Saudi Arabia Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 4 out of 5 or 3 out of 4
Serbia Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 8
Singapore Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Slovenia Master's degree with an overall grade of at least 8
South Africa Master's degree with an overall score of at least 70%
South Korea Master's degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Spain Master's degree with an average of at least 7
Sri Lanka Master's degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Sudan Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Sweden Master's degree pass with distinction
Switzerland Master's degree with a grade of at least 8 out of 10, 5 out of 6, 2 out of 5
Syria Master's degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Taiwan Master's degree with an overall average of at least 75%
Tanzania Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Thailand Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Trinidad and Tobago Master's degree with an overall grade of at least B+
Turkey Master's degree. Please contact the PhD Admissions team as grading systems vary between universities
Uganda Master's degree with an overall grade of at least B+
Ukraine Master's degree with a grade of at least 4 out of 5, or 7 out of 12
United Arab Emirates Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5
USA Master's degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.33
Uruguay Título de Maestría / Magíster / Máster with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 12
Venezuala Maestría with an overall grade of either 7 out of 9, or 16 out of 20
Vietnam Doctorate
Zimbabwe Master's degree with an overall average of at least 70%