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School of Business and Management

FAQs - Before you apply

FAQs - 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 here, 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? Can I send you a draft to check?

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 extra assessments for Business Management with Chinese & 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.

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