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Applying for a Master's degree

A step-by-step guide to the application process.

If you're considering applying for a Master's degree, you will need to check that you meet the Master's degree requirements. Applications for September entry open in October and you don't need to wait until you finish your studies to apply.


We are now past the final selection deadline for 2019 entry and the following courses are closed to new applications:

MSc Business Analytics
MSc International Business and Management
MSc Organisational/Business Psychology
MSc Marketing

The application process for a Master's Degree

The online application form for entry in September 2019 for all courses is open, and we will start to assess applications from October onwards.

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 Master's 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 and high quality of applications that we receive, we give preference to students from high ranking institutions and with grades above our minimum entry requirements.


Application Received By

Decision by


15 January 2019

15 February 2019


31 March 2019

3 May 2019


1 May 2019

1 June 2019


30 June 2019

2 August 2019


21 August 2019

31 August 2019

You need to ensure that you submit your supporting documents with your application as it may delay us processing your application before the decision deadline. Also, if you are applying for a course with an application fee, this needs to be paid by the application deadline.

Whilst we aim to give you a decision on your application by the deadline date, due to the high volume of applications that we receive, this may not always be possible. In some instances, it may be necessary for us to roll your application forward to the next deadline date due to the competition for places. If you have not heard from us on your deadline date, please contact us within a week of the deadline to request that your application is rolled forward to the next round. If we do not hear from you within this timeframe, your application may be withdrawn.

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

Please note: All places are subject to availability and if you apply at one of the later stages, some courses may already be reaching capacity. We therefore recommend that you apply early in the cycle to avoid disappointment.

(For those interested in starting their studies in September 2020, the admissions cycle will begin from October 2019 onwards.)

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.