What are the entry requirements?
Applicants come to the Business School with a wide range of 'A' level (or equivalent) backgrounds in arts, humanities and science subjects. However, we do not accept 'A' levels in General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies. Please also note that we will not accept language A-levels designed for non-native speakers when taken by a native speaker, please contact us for more information.
We accept a wide range of alternative qualifications from the UK and across the globe, for guidance please check here. If you are in doubt as to whether your qualifications would meet our entry requirements, please do check with the Business School directly before applying.
For Management Studies with French, Management Studies with German and Management Studies with Spanish an 'A' level in the subject language is required.
All applicants to whom we make an offer are invited to visit the Business School and to meet members of staff and students. With the exception of BSc Accountancy, the School does not normally interview candidates for its undergraduate degrees; our offers are made on the basis of the information contained on your UCAS form.
For further information regarding the specific entry requirements, please visit our online prospectus.
Do you accept points equivalent?
We do not accept UCAS points equivalent for our undergraduate degrees, i.e. two AS Levels in the place of one A Level.
What are the English language requirements?
- Grade B in English at GCSE or O Level.
- IELTS score of 7 (with no less than 6.0 in any element).
- TOEFL 250 Computer based (no less than 5 in the essay element).
- TOEFL Internet Based 100 (minimum 21 in any element).
Do you consider Mature Applicants?
We consider mature applicants, i.e. those who will be 21+ when they plan to start the course, on a case by case basis. As such we are not able to give entry requirements beforehand, although normally we would be looking for applicants to have pursued further study or professional qualifications since leaving school, or to have undertaken an Access course. An interview might be required.
How do I apply?
Applications should be made via UCAS (website http://www.ucas.ac.uk)
You should ensure that the UCAS application form is completed thoroughly. The majority of our decisions are based on predicted grades therefore your referee should include this information when completing your reference, failure to do so will slow the process down and can place your application at a disadvantage.
After applying when can I expect to hear from the Business School?
We have a very heavy demand for our courses and all applications are considered equally on their merits, therefore it maybe that we need to place your application on hold, until after the UCAS deadline (for Home and European Union applicants) in January. If your application is to be put on hold, we will contact you by letter.
Do you accept transfers into years 2 or 3?
We can only normally consider applications for year one entry.
Do I need to make an appointment to visit?
You are welcome to visit the university, and the Business School in particular, and have a look around for yourself. However, because of the heavy demand for our courses, we regret that we are not in a position to arrange an interview with an Admissions Tutor or to show you around, although a member of the admissions administration team will be happy to talk with you and answer any questions you may have. We can also supply you with a self-tour map of the Jubilee Campus.
You may wish to visit the university's web site, which provides information for visitors here before your visit. However, if you are made an offer you will be invited to one of the Business School UCAS Days which run between December and April each year.
What about possible Careers?
Graduates from the Business School remain highly sought after in the job market. A significant number of our students gain employment in accountancy, banking and other financial services, whilst many others develop careers in management consultancy, personnel and marketing. Often this involves joining a graduate training programme with a leading blue chip company.
In addition to those who gain direct employment, many of our graduates now progress to take a masters degree. According to our most recent statistics, only 5.5% of our graduates reported not being in employment or further study six months after graduating.
Can I transfer from another degree programme at Nottingham University into the Business School?
We consider all applications for transfers on a case-by-case basis. To be considered, your application must be submitted no later than two weeks after the semester 2 results are published. This would usually be around the first week in July. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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