International equivalents

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 Graduate School.

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 Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Austria Masters degree with an overall grade of between 1-2
Azerbaijan Masters degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Bahrain Masters 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 Masters degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Brazil Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities.
Bulgaria Masters degree with a GPA of at least 5
Cameroon Masters 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 Masters degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Chile Grado de Magíster with a GPA of at least 5.5
China Masters degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Colombia Magíster / Maestría with a GPA of at least 4
Croatia Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 4
Cyprus Masters degree with an average of at least 6.5 out of 10 or 3 out of 4
Czech Republic Magister with an overall average of at least 1.5
Denmark Masters degree with a GPA of at least 10
Dominica Masters degree with an overall score of at least 65%
Dominican Republic Maestría / Magíster / Masters degree with an overall average of at least 80
Ecuador Título de Magíster. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Egypt Masters degree with an overall score of at least 75%, or a GPA of at least 3.3
Estonia Masters degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Ethiopia 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 Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Germany Masters degree with an overall grade of between 1-2
Ghana Masters degree (when studied for at least 2 years) / MPhil with a GPA of at least 3.25 or an average score of at least 60%
Greece Masters degree with an overall average of at least 6.5
Hong Kong Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Hungary Masters degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Iceland Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 7.25
India Masters degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Indonesia Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Iran Masters degree with an overall average of at least 14 out of 20
Iraq Please contact the Graduate School with your certificates, full transcripts and grading systems for all of your higher education qualifications
Ireland (Republic of) Masters degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Israel Masters degree with an overall score of at least 80%
Italy Masters degree with an overall average of at least 105
Jamaica Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Japan Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Jordan Masters degree with an overall score of at least 75% or a GPA of at least 3
Kazakhstan Masters degree with an average of at least 4 out of 5
Kenya Masters degree with an overall score of at least 60%
Kuwait Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Latvia Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 8 or average grade of B
Lebanon Masters degree with an overall score of at least 80%
Libya Doctorate with an overall score of at least 75%
Lithuania Masters degree with an overall average of at least 8 out of 10
Luxembourg Masters degree with an overall average of at least 16 out of 20
Macedonia Masters degree (Level VII/2) with a an overall average of at least 8 out of 10
Malaysia Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School 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 Masters degree with an overall score of at least 70%
Mauritius Masters 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 Masters degree with an average of at least 14 out of 20
Nepal Masters degree (following a four-year Bachelor degree). Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Netherlands Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 8
New Zealand Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Nigeria Masters degree with an overall score of at least 60% or a GPA of at least 3.3
Norway Masters degree with an overall average of grade B
Oman Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Pakistan Masters degree (following a four-year Bachelor degree). Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Palestine Masters 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 Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 4.5 out of 5
Portugal Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 16 out of 20
Puerto Rico Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3
Qatar Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Romania Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 10
Russia Masters degree with a GPA of at least 4
Saudi Arabia Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 4 out of 5 or 3 out of 4
Serbia Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 8
Singapore Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Slovenia Masters degree with an overall grade of at least 8
South Africa Masters degree with an overall score of at least 70%
South Korea Masters degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Spain Masters degree with an average of at least 7
Sri Lanka Masters degree with a GPA of at least 3.3
Sudan Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Sweden Masters degree pass with distinction
Switzerland Masters degree with a grade of at least 8 out of 10, 5 out of 6, 2 out of 5
Syria Masters degree with an overall score of at least 75%
Taiwan Masters degree with an overall average of at least 75%
Tanzania Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Thailand Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
Trinidad and Tobago Masters degree with an overall grade of at least B+
Turkey Masters degree. Please contact the Graduate School as grading systems vary between universities
UAE Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3 out of 4 or 4 out of 5
Uganda Masters degree with an overall grade of at least B+
Ukraine Masters degree with a grade of at least 4 out of 5, or 7 out of 12
Uruguay Título de Maestría / Magíster / Máster with an overall grade of at least 8 out of 12
USA Masters degree with an overall GPA of at least 3.33
Venezuela Maestría with an overall grade of either 7 out of 9, or 16 out of 20
Vietnam Doctorate
Zimbabwe Masters degree with an overall average of at least 70%