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School of Business and Management

Frequently Asked Questions

In this section, you will find some of the most frequently asked questions about applying to study at the School of Business and Management. If you cannot find the answer you are looking for, please contact us.

January Entry
Before You Apply
After You Apply
After You Receive A Decision

New Programme 2022 entry

The School of Business and Management is very proud to introduce a new programme for September 2022 entry MSc Blockchain in Business and Society.

On this programme you will learn about the application of blockchain technology in the rapidly changing business environment.

This programme will enhance your career by providing you with comprehensive knowledge of how blockchain technology affects and will further influence the socio-economic interaction. 

January Entry

The School of Business and Management will be delivering postgraduate programmes in January so that you have the opportunity to join a slightly later intake, rather than having to wait until September.

Guidance on specific questions you may have relating to starting your studies in January can be found on our website.

When is the deadline to apply for January programmes?

Please visit the key dates and deadlines page to find the full information. Please note due to demand some courses may close early.

Will I be able to stay in University accommodation?

Yes postgraduate students can apply for accommodation. Most of our postgraduate accommodation is en-suite single bedrooms but there are a variety of options available depending on your budget. Our Residential Services and Support pages have further details of the available accommodation.

If you have any questions about accommodation, please contact the Residences Team stating your name and application ID number.

Will I be able to access the campus?

Yes, our campus has been open throughout the pandemic, and students are currently living in University accommodation both on and off campus. All our study spaces are open and we offer in-person student support, as well as social activities for students in line with current government guidelines.

Please refer to our Coronavirus advice and update page for more information.

Will I still be eligible for Student Finance Loan if I start in January?

Yes. Please see our Postgraduate Funding Guide for more information.

I have been awarded a Scholarship for September 2021, can I use it for January 2022 instead?

Queen Mary postgraduate scholarships awarded to students in the School of Business and Management can be used for a January start.

If you hold another scholarship offer then you should check with your funder if they are willing to sponsor you for January entry. 


Before You Apply

What programmes do you offer at the School of Business and Management?

The School offers a range of courses under Accounting, Business Management, Heritage and Arts Industries and Marketing subject areas. You can view the programmes on our website including the course content, entry requirements and teaching information.

What are your entry requirements?

The School of Business and Management accepts a wide range of qualifications and the following information should be read in conjunction with the information for each course:

  • Minimum 2:1 in UK undergraduate degree or equivalent
  • English language qualification, if applicable

The School also welcomes applications from students who have completed a pre-master’s programme and from those who are holding International qualifications.

Do you require GMAT?

No, GMAT is not required for any of the programmes under the School of Business and Management.

How do I apply?

You can apply for all our postgraduate programmes on the ‘Application’ section on course pages online. The following documents are required:

  • Completed application form
  • Degree transcripts
  • Referee details
  • Statement of purpose
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Valid English language certificate (if applicable)

Further guidance is available on the how to apply page on our website.

Is there a deadline for receipt of applications?

Application deadlines are typically published on the individual programme webpage. For postgraduate programmes, you should also check the key dates and deadlines listed on the website.

Is there an application fee?

No, there is no application fee for postgraduate applications.

Can I apply for more than one course at QMUL and how do I do this?

Yes, you can apply for more than one course. However, please be aware that you can only accept one offer by the acceptance date stated on your offer letter.

Do you interview your students?

We don’t conduct interviews for our courses.

What should I include in my statement of purpose and can you check this before I submit?

Your statement of purpose is an important component of your application and it is your opportunity to introduce yourself to QMUL. We cannot provide feedback or advice on any drafts sent to us.

The statement should explain why you want to study your chosen programme and how it will help your future career aspirations.

Do I need to have studied a related course?

This depends on which specific course you are applying for. We welcome applications from all degree backgrounds, but you are encouraged to check the ‘Entry Requirements’ section of the specific course you are applying for.

Are there any Scholarships available?

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available at Queen Mary. Please note that eligibility criteria applies and if you are successful, the scholarship cannot be deferred.

Please visit our Scholarships page for more information.

Can I visit the campus?

Please visit this page for campus tour updates.

After You Apply

How long does it take for QMUL to make a decision?

Due to the high number of applications the Admissions team will endeavour to make a decision within a month.

How do I apply for accommodation?

After you receive an offer – either Conditional or unconditional, you will be able to apply for Accommodation online. You can find the eligibility criteria, deadline and further guideline on the Accommodation page.

My login details for MySIS aren’t working, who should I contact?

Please get in touch with the IT team at or chat live on

How do I update my contact details?

You can update your details on the Application Portal.

Is it possible to speak to students who have already graduated?

Yes, you can speak to our alumni via the Queen Mary Network where you will be able to connect to our network of alumni from all over the world.

You can also chat to our current student on Unibuddy.

After You Receive A Decision

My application was unsuccessful, can I know the reason why?

We are sorry that your application was unsuccessful. You can find the reason why your application was unsuccessful through the Application Portal.

I have received an offer, what should I do next?

Congratulations! Please read your offer letter carefully and if there is anything you don’t understand, please contact the Admissions team through the Application Portal.

You will then have to decide whether or not you wish to accept the offer from QMUL.

I would like to defer my place, how do I do that?

You will have to get in touch with the Admissions team through the Application Portal stating that you would like to defer your place. The deferral is usually granted for a year but you will still have to meet all the conditions of your offer in order to secure your place on the course.

Please be aware that your offer will be rescinded and you will have to apply again if you wish to defer for the third time.

Do I have to pay deposit to secure my place?

It is mandatory for International students to pay the deposit by the deadline to secure their place in the programme.

My fee status is incorrect, who do I talk to about this?

Before responding to your offer, please read all the information thoroughly – if your fee status is incorrect, please contact the Admissions team explaining why.

Your fee status must be corrected before enrolment in order for the correct fee to be reflected in your invoice. Further information and guidance can be found on the Fee Status Assessment page.

How do I enrol?

You will receive an email with your login details and enrolment instructions. After you have fully or temporarily enrolled, you will receive an email inviting you to collect your Student ID card during an allocated time slot. Please contact if you have any questions.

Where can I find help with my career?

We have our dedicated and world-class Careers and Enterprise team who will provide information, advice and guidance on various aspects from choosing a career to finding work experience and starting your own business.

How can I find out what my timetable will look like?

You will receive your timetable 2-3 weeks before the start of the semester.

Am I able to find out the contact hours per week for my course?

Yes, contact hours differ between courses, please email and we will get back to you.


This information was updated on 02 November 2021.