The master's application process

If you are interested in applying for a specialist master’s degree at Bayes Business School, read on!

We will provide an overview of the application process, including how to submit the online application form, and what to expect if your application is successful.

What course should I apply for?

Before you start the application form, you will need to decide which course you intend to apply for. We would recommend that you visit our website to read the descriptions of our various master's courses, including the course content and entry requirements, in order to determine which course is the best fit for you.

Ask yourself what skills and knowledge will be required or useful in order for you to be successful in your career and bear this in mind when researching the courses. Remember that having a degree in one area will not necessarily preclude you from working in a slightly different area upon graduation.

When you have chosen your preferred course (you will have the opportunity to state a second and third choice course within the application form), it is now time to start your online application.

How do I apply?

We have written step-by-step guidance on how to submit an application form – this includes screen shots of the form, and tips for filling it in. Please ensure that your application includes as much information as possible, and that you have uploaded all the necessary supporting documents in order for us to assess your application. This will help us to make a well-informed decision.

What happens after I have submitted the application?

After you have submitted your application, it will be transferred to your Admissions Officer within a few working days, and they will then contact you by email. If they require any further documents or information, they will let you know. When all necessary documents have been received, the application will be passed to the Admissions Panel for review.

If your application is not successful for your first choice, it will be considered for your subsequent choices. You should expect to receive a decision on your application no later than six weeks after the requested documents have been received. The decision will be communicated by email to the email address you provided when completing the application form – please remember to check all folders, including junk!

I’ve received an offer! What happens next?

Congratulations! One of the most important things to do upon receiving your offer is to read the whole email carefully. It contains important information about the conditions of your offer, tuition fees, deadlines for accepting the offer, paying the deposit and submitting documents, and the start date of the course. Sometimes the Admissions Panel will invite applicants to apply for a course scholarship; if so, the details and link to apply for the course scholarship will also be in the offer letter.

Make a note of the important dates, and plan your time so that you can meet the deadlines. For example, you will be asked to accept your offer and pay the deposit by a certain date. When it comes to sending us the documents necessary to upgrade your offer to unconditional, it is a good idea to build in some contingency time. Sometimes things can happen unexpectedly – for example, you may find that you need to retake the English language test after your first attempt, or you may realise that your referees are on annual leave.

You will usually need to accept the offer online (through the link in the offer letter) and pay the deposit within four weeks of the date of the offer letter. Once you have done this, it is a good idea to start planning your finances, and prepare for the visa application process.

How can I get in contact with the Admissions Team?

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact your Admissions Officer. We also aim to provide as much information as possible through our blogs, information on the website and webinars throughout the admissions cycle.

Best of luck with your application!