Entry requirements

Entry requirements (Home)

Our philosophy enables us to accept a wide range of applicants, the key criteria being that all candidates must be able to demonstrate an ability to benefit from and contribute to the programme, and they will normally match the entry criteria below:

  • A degree from a recognised University or from an equivalent awarding institution at second class honours level or above; or
  • a professional qualification recognised as equivalent to the above; or
  • an award which the University has agreed to accept as equivalent to the above

Where English is not the candidate's first language, or their degree was not wholly taught and assessed in English, an IELTS score of 6.0 must be achieved, with a minimum of 5.5 in each component.

In line with the University's policy on widening participation, candidates who are not graduates but who have significant work experience at a suitable level, may be considered. Admission for these candidates is at the discretion of the programme leader.

Applicants need to complete an application form and provide evidence of previous qualifications. Please ensure that you take time over your application. Ensure that you provide us with a clearly written form; statement of purpose; copies of qualifications and marks; English language certificates (where required); and reference.

Entry requirements (International)

LJMU welcomes applications from international students. In addition to normal entry requirements, you will be expected to demonstrate a very good level of English language competence, for example an IELTS score of 6.0-6.5 or equivalent. Please note: specific courses may require higher levels of English language competence. If you have applied to study a full-time taught Masters, MRes, MPhil or PhD at LJMU, you should check if you require an Academic Technology Approval Scheme or ATAS certificate. It can take four to six weeks to receive an ATAS certificate, so please make sure you apply as early as possible. You can find out more on the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website. Alternatively, contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for guidance. Please note: international students entering on a Tier 4 visa cannot study part time. Students entering the UK on alternate types of visa may be in a position to study part time. Please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team for further details before making your application. In order to obtain a visa you will also need to show evidence that the money required to cover your tuition fees and living expenses has been in your bank account for at least 28 days prior to submitting your visa application. So please make sure that your finances are in place before applying. For more details, go to our international website.

For advice on any aspect of the application process, please contact LJMU’s International Admissions Team.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This course is delivered by specialist academics from the Liverpool Business School, who have an in-depth grasp of the strategic acumen required to deploy and manage global strategies in the twenty-first century.

  • Masters degree available to study full time (one year)
  • Choice of September and January start dates
  • Strong emphasis on developing the skills and knowledge required for entry into a successful career in international business management
  • Innovative learning and teaching approaches applying theoretical concepts through contemporary business simulations
  • Study in Liverpool, a key city for international business and trade, placing you and your studies within a truly global commercial setting
  • Research and internship opportunities in Merseyside and surrounding areas
MSc Management is designed to provide you with theoretical and practical perspectives on business and management issues, and to equip you to prosper within today’s dynamic business environment.

We use business simulations, at both operational and strategic levels, to provide immediate feedback on decisions you have applied and provide scope for detailed discussions on effective problem solving within different realistic and practical contexts.

The programme consists of a blend of core and option modules. Our approach is interdisciplinary, where the synergies and interdependencies between areas of business and management can be activity explored.

The programme is structured to allow you to study different aspects of business and management in parallel. For example, in Semester 1 modules will engage you in learning about management theory and practice and the management of finance in the overall economic context and the journey from establishing a strategic vision to implementing policies to achieve those goals.

As you progress into Semester 2, learning and associated competencies progress to a more strategic level. You will also have the opportunity to select areas for deeper study through option modules and preparation for research.

The final stage of your programme is the research project or dissertation, where you will work with the guidance of a supervisor to prepare, execute and complete a significant research project in a field of business/management of your choice.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.

Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.

Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090