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
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.
- Choice of January and September starts each year
- 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
The Liverpool Business School has a thriving and well-connected academic community, dedicated to developing the best, most creative and forward thinking business leaders of tomorrow.
The study of International Business and Management enables you to explore, with depth, the operational and strategic breadth of modern global business. You will explore operational contexts that will enable you to perform as a highly effective, internationally informed, manager. You will understand the principles and practice of business management and operation for different business sizes and models including small businesses and MNCs.
The programme enables you to collect, appraise and analyse multi-source data and this enables you to cultivate your problem-solving and decision-making skills. The programme also allows you to reflect on your progress and develop intellectual skills through your engagement with case studies or ‘real world’ project work. In an academic context you will critically appraise published academic and business literature, as well as organisation policy and practice.
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
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries
- 0151 231 5090