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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.


Before You Apply
After You Apply
After You Receive a Decision

Before You Apply

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

The School offers a range of courses under Accounting, Business Management and Marketing subject areas, as well as joint programmes in collaboration with other Schools in the University. You can view the course pages on our website, which provide details of 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:

  • AAA from three full A-levels or;
  • DDD for BTEC Extended Diploma;
  • Minimum 5 GCSE passes including A/7 – C/4 in English and Mathematics, and;
  • English language qualification, if applicable (please see course pages for details).

The School also welcomes applications from the following routes:

How do I apply?

You will need to submit an application through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For more information please visit the UCAS website, or if you are an international student, please see the UCAS information for international and EU students.

When should I apply?

You can now submit your application for programmes starting in 2023. For details of the exact time of these UCAS deadlines, see UCAS guidance on when to apply.

Can I apply for more than one course at Queen Mary, and how do I do this?

Yes, you can. However, we would advise you to apply for similar courses, as your personal statement will need to address all of the courses you choose.

Do you interview your students?

We don’t conduct interviews for any of our courses.

What should I include in my personal statement and can you check this before I submit it?

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

Please make sure that you read through your personal statement carefully and take the opportunity to ask for feedback from staff at your school or college.

UCAS has plenty of useful guidance available on writing your personal statement, if needed.

Do I need to have studied any particular A-level subjects?

We accept all A-level subjects apart from General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics. Please check the entry requirements on the course page for your chosen course, as some courses have GCSE requirements.

Do you accept Access to HE Diplomas?

We accept the Access to HE Diploma in Business. For more information on which non-traditional qualifications will be accepted, please visit our entry requirements page

Are there any scholarships available?

There are a number of scholarships and bursaries available at Queen Mary. You must meet the eligibility criteria and if you are successful, your scholarship cannot be deferred. Please visit our scholarships page for more information.

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

Yes, you can use the Queen Mary Network to connect with alumni from all over the world. You can also live chat with current students on UniBuddy.

Can I visit the campus?

Yes, the university runs twice-weekly in-person campus tours. You can book these via our campus tour page. Please note that these will not contain subject-specific content.

Virtual campus tours can also be booked through the same page.

Are there additional assessments for Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad?

Applicants for Business Management with Chinese and Year Abroad will be assessed on their language proficiency in week 0 of the course and will be assigned the appropriate language modules following this. Those whose proficiency is too advanced will be offered a change of course to the BSc Business Management route.

How long are the programmes with a Year in Industry?

Four years long, to accommodate a year-long placement with an employer in the third year.

Does the university arrange my placement for me?

You will be responsible for finding your own placement, subject to competitive application with employers. Our careers team are here to help you find opportunities, make applications and prepare for interviews. The team will do their best to signpost to employers looking for placement students.

How long are the programmes with a Year Abroad?

Four years long. You will have the opportunity to spend a year abroad at one of our international partner universities, where you will benefit from exposure to a different cultural setting.

Where can I go on a Year Abroad?

You can view our partner institutions and a wealth of useful information about studying abroad via the Global Opportunities pages.

Can I do a semester abroad?

Students on non-year abroad programmes could be eligible to do a semester abroad, subject to certain conditions. Full information is available on the Global Opportunities pages.

After You Apply

How long does it take for Queen Mary to make a decision?

If you submit your application before the UCAS deadline (25 January 2023 for September 2023 entry), you will receive the decision by 18 May 2023, at the very latest.

You will be notified of the decision through UCAS Track or MySIS.

I need help with my application, who should I contact?

We will do our best to provide guidance on how to apply, but we may not be able to advise you on some of the UCAS processes, so we encourage you to get in touch with either a UCAS Advisor, a staff member from your college/school or yours parents/guardians. Alternatively, you can reach out to our Student Recruitment Team on sbmenquiries@qmul.ac.uk.

Can my parents/guardian check on the progress of my application?

We can only discuss your application with you, unless you provide written consent that another person can do so. You can also nominate a proxy on your UCAS application under 'nominated access'.

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 ServiceDesk@qmul.ac.uk or chat live on https://www.its.qmul.ac.uk/

How do I update my contact details?

You can update your details on UCAS Track – the system will then send us an update within 24 hours. However, if your details change closer to the start of your course, we recommend you email sbmugadm@qmul.ac.uk with your updated contact details, quoting your UCAS ID number.

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 MySIS.

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

Congratulations! Please read your offer letter carefully. This will be sent to you via email.

You will then have to decide whether or not you wish to accept the offer from Queen Mary. The UCAS system will allow you to respond to your offer with the following choices:

  • Firm
  • Insurance
  • Decline

You will be able to view the deadline to accept on UCAS Track. Detailed explanation of how to respond can be found on the UCAS website.

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

You will need to get in touch with the Admissions team through MySIS or by emailing SBMUGAdm@qmul.ac.uk, stating that you would like to defer your place. The deferral is usually granted for a year but you will still need to meet all of the conditions of your offer, in order to secure your place on the course the following year.

Do I have to pay a deposit to secure my place?

No, a deposit is not required to secure your place for an undergraduate 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 as soon as possible, outlining the issue you are experiencing.

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. Full guidance on the enrolment process is available online, including a timeline of the process. Please contact sbm-engagement@qmul.ac.uk if you have any further questions.

Where can I find help with my career?

The university has a dedicated Careers and Enterprise team who can provide information, advice and guidance on various topics, from choosing a career path, to finding work experience and starting your own business. We also have Careers Advisors within the business school who are experts in finding careers in our subjects. You can book 1:2:1 appointments with them through the QM Jobs Hub.

How many hours per week do lectures and seminars take place?

Teaching hours differ between degree programes, but students can expect to study 4 modules during a 12-week semester‚Äč, with 8 contact hours per week.

You can email your Programme Director for specific information, their details can be found on their staff profile.

When will I receive my timetable? 

You will receive your timetable 2-3 weeks before your semester starts.

This information was last updated on 27 September 2022.

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