Entry Requirements

You will normally need to have a Bachelors degree (with honours) at 2:1 level or better in an appropriate field of study.

Degree subjects considered include a quantitative discipline such as: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Engineering, Science or Business. A wide range of subjects is acceptable, but please contact us if you wish to check whether your degree subject is suitable. Candidates who do not meet these requirements will be considered on their individual merits and should discuss their particular circumstances with the Programme Director.

Applications from students with a professional background rather than an undergraduate degree will be assessed in accordance with the principles of the University’s AP(E)L policy, and the practice and precedents of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

There are no strict application deadlines but applicants are encouraged to apply in good time, particularly if they require visas or have special requirements.


English Language Entry Requirements

IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in each component)
TOEFL iBT

88 or above with minimum scores in components:

  • Listening and Writing 21
  • Reading 22
  • Speaking 23
International Baccalaureate Standard Level (Grade 5)
Hong Kong Use of English AS Level C
India Standard XII 70% or above from Central and Metro State Boards
WAEC C4-6

Please also consider the entry requirements information available on your relevant country page and on our English language entry requirements page.

If you meet the academic requirements of the course but do not have the required level of English Language, it is possible for you to come and study at the University on one of our Pre-sessional EAP programmes.  Please see the English Language Centre website for further information about these programmes; www.liverpool.ac.uk/english-language-centre/pre-sessional-english-courses/.

The ULMS continues to welcome applications that fulfil our admissions criteria in order to select a balanced international student cohort. As students from different countries tend to apply at different points in the application period, applications from some countries may close earlier in the year. In these cases we will aim to provide a 3-week notice period to the affected country, prior to any programme closure.