Study at IBS – Admissions

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Taught Degrees

For admission of international students, an overall English Language level equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.0 (or equivalent) with no lower than 5.5 in reading writing, listening and speaking.  The other academic entry requirements are the same for all students: (home, EU, international).

Applications from individuals of all disciplines are encouraged as long as they hold a degree and/or professional qualifications. We also encourage applications from individuals with professional, leadership and managerial experience who may be admitted onto a master’s programme at the discretion of the programme director.

For admission, applicants must possess one or more of the following:

  1. Recognised degree (minimum of a 2:2) or equivalent.
  2. Professional qualification.
  3. The university’s diplomas/certificates in business management.
  4. Applicants who are over 25 years old and do not meet the above criteria may be admitted to the course provided their professional or managerial experience is deemed appropriate.

Certain exemptions from taught modules may be considered and will be decided on an individual basis in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Accreditation body.

Admission to Doctoral Programmes

  • Professional Doctorate – including the DBA

The normal entrance requirements for applicants for doctoral degrees is an upper second class degree or a Master’s degree relevant to the proposed research project, awarded by the UK or other recognised University or higher education institution, or by the Council for National Academic Awards (CNAA).  

Fees and Scholarships

There may be a limited number of partial fee waiver bursaries available. These are selected and considered on a case by case basis.

Students may also be eligible for government grants and study loans from external bodies. Please inquiry about these through relevant organisations, ministries, businesses, charities and trusts.