How to apply for a Masters Degree

Application deadlines for 2019

Leeds University Business School operates a staged admissions process for Masters courses with selection deadlines throughout the year.

If you apply before the Application deadline for a particular stage, as shown below, you will receive a response on or before the Decision by date.

If you do not receive an offer in a particular stage, you will either be notified that your application has been unsuccessful, or we will carry your application forward to be considered in the next stage. Applications will only be carried forward once.

Stage Application deadline Decision by
1 Monday 5 November 2018 Friday 14 December 2018
2 Wednesday 2 January 2019 Friday 15 February 2019
3 Thursday 28 February 2019 Monday 15 April 2019
4 Wednesday 24 April 2019 Friday 31 May 2019
5 Final international deadline: Sunday 30 June 2019 Final international places awarded: Monday 15 July 2019
6 Final UK/EU deadline: Tuesday 20 August 2019 Final UK/EU places awarded: Saturday 31 August 2019

•    All deadlines are 23:59 UK time
•    Applications for each stage open immediately after the deadline for the previous stage
•    Applications for stage 1 are open from 1 September 2018 and applications will be processed from 1 October 2018.

Conditional offers

You do not need to have fulfilled all entry requirements before applying. Provided your application satisfies all other entry requirements, a conditional offer may be made on the basis of a predicted result. For example, the final mark of your first degree or an English language test. You must provide your final results before an unconditional offer can be made.

What do I need to include in my application?

Please check your qualifications match the entry requirements for the course you are applying for.

When reviewing applications particular attention will be paid to academic performance and the personal statement. Given the competition for places, preference will be given to applicants who have or who are projected to exceed our minimum requirements.

Your application must include the following:

  • A fully completed application form including personal statement (please read the guidance note on personal statements***)
  • Two academic references (please read the guidance note on references****)
  • Copy of your degree transcripts and certificate
  • Copy of English language qualifications i.e. IELTS results (if applicable)
  • Letter of sponsorship (if applicable)
  • An up-to-date CV.

As part of your online application you will be able to upload scanned documents.

*** Important guidance for personal statements

In the statement, we are looking for evidence of the qualities that you will bring to the programme and student community.  We also want to understand how studying a programme at Leeds University Business School will help you meet your career aspirations. Please ensure that you address the following in your personal statement:

 

  • What skills, qualities and experiences would you bring to the programme and how will they help you succeed?
  • How will the opportunity to study at Leeds University Business School help you in your academic, personal and professional development?
  • What are your career aspirations and how will successful completion of this programme help you achieve them?

Your personal statement should be no more than 500 words in length, be written in English and be your own work.

**** Important guidance for references

You will be required to submit details of two referees when completing your application who have knowledge of your academic and/or professional ability.

These should usually be a lecturer or supervisor at your last educational institution, however, it may be appropriate to select referees from your professional area of work if you have been out of education for more than 5 years or are applying with evidence of work experience.

Our Admissions Teams may request references where required to support your application, and these will be requested directly from your referees by the University, using the details you provide.

It is your responsibility to ensure that the referees you nominate are able and willing to provide a reference where required.