Admissions

We encourage applications from students who have the motivation and qualifications to successfully undertake our online degree programmes. Use the links below to learn more about important programme qualifications and requirements, admissions resources and application guidelines.

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Use the links below to find helpful Information about a variety of admissions topics, from deadlines to requirements to upcoming events.

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Programme Deadlines and Start Dates

We encourage you to submit your application by the priority deadline for your preferred programme, or as soon as possible. Our Admissions Panel reviews applications on a rolling basis, so we're ready to evaluate your application when you're ready to submit it.

Programme Deadlines and Start Dates
Programme Early Priority Application Deadline Priority Application Deadline Final Application Deadline Programme Starts
BSc Data Science and Business Analytics 3 July 2020 2 July 2020 28 August 2020 9 November 2020
BSc Business and Management 3 July 2020 31 July 2020 28 August 2020 9 November 2020
BSc Economics and Management 3 July 2020 31 July 2020 28 August 2020 9 November 2020
BSc Economics 3 July 2020 31 July 2020 28 August 2020 9 November 2020

If you submit your application before the priority deadline for your preferred start date, you’ll be invited to an exclusive webinar – an excellent opportunity to learn more about the online learning environment and admissions process – and be able to get a head start on planning your education.

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Admissions Events

The admissions team regularly hosts Zoom webinars to help you learn more about programme qualifications, the online learning experience, the application process and more. These events also give you the chance to hear from other prospective students and engage directly with our knowledgeable admissions counsellors.

Events
Date Time Event
Wednesday, 15 July 17:30 BST Application Strategy Webinar

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Qualifications and Requirements

You may still be eligible for admission even if you do not meet the following criteria. Our Admissions Panel will consider each application on its own merits and assess whether your other credentials or work experience qualify you for entry.

Qualifications by Age

Applicants must be at least 17 years of age by the registration deadline. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis.

If you are age 20 or younger,
you must have passed qualifications that satisfy the General Entrance Requirements, equivalent to 3 UK GCE A-levels in non-overlapping subjects where grade EED or above is achieved, or one year of university credits (30 US credits or 60 ECTS or 120 UK credits).
If you are ages 21-26,
you may qualify under Reduced/Mature Entry criteria: 1 UK GCE A-level at grade C or above or an acceptable equivalent (20 US university credits or 30 ECTS or 60 UK credits). Work experience may also be taken into consideration in lieu of or in conjunction with academic requirements.
If you are age 27 or older,
you may qualify under Reduced/Mature Entry criteria: 1 UK GCE A-level at grade E or above or an acceptable equivalent (20 US university credits or 30 ECTS or 60 UK credits). Work experience may also be taken into consideration in lieu of or in conjunction with academic requirements.

Qualifications by Country

We accept qualifications from around the world. If your qualifications are not from the United Kingdom, visit our Qualifications for Entrance page to learn more about the requirements for your country.

Mathematics Requirements

BSc Data Science and Business Analytics programme applicants will be required to demonstrate competence at least equivalent to mathematics at UK GCE A-level (Grade A–E).

You may also meet the mathematics requirement by having earned 6 US college-level credits, 15 UK credits or 7.5 ECTS in one or more of the following subjects (or acceptable equivalents from around the world):

  • mathematics, engineering mathematics, computing mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, quantitative techniques/methods, statistics, business statistics, business mathematics, calculus, differentials or algorithms

This list represents a sample of the qualifications that are accepted for the mathematics requirement. We accept many qualifications from around the world that are not listed here, including school qualifications, diplomas and professional awards.

View further acceptable equivalents by country for the BSc Data Science and Business Analytics programme.

BSc Business and Management, BSc Economics, and BSc Economics and Management programme applicants are required to demonstrate competence at least equivalent to mathematics at UK GCSE Level (Grade C) or equivalent.

English Language Requirements

You are required to demonstrate English proficiency to be admitted to our programmes. We accept a range of evidence, including proficiency tests. If you don’t have evidence but believe you can meet the standard, we may consider your case.

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Technology Requirements

Students seeking to enrol in the programme are responsible for ensuring they are able to connect reliably to VoIP services (e.g. Zoom) in order to participate in live sessions, which are a requirement of the programme.

Some VoIP-based communications services have experienced service disruptions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to blocks by internet service providers (ISPs) du and Etisalat. This means that you may not be able to participate in live Zoom sessions via video call if you are in the UAE. You may still be able to access the live Zoom session via a non-video phone call, which may affect your ability to meaningfully participate in the live Zoom session.

The University of London is not able to assist with navigating country-specific VoIP access limitations. If you would like to discuss further, please reach out to your admissions counsellor.

In-Person Examinations

Assessment of your academic work includes examinations, which are conducted in person at one of over 500 approved centres around the world. Your tuition includes the University examination entry fee; however, you will be required to pay an examination centre fee each time you sit an exam.*

* Fees vary by location and are not dictated, collected or managed by the University of London. Details of fees may be obtained directly from authorised examination centres.

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Application Materials

To be considered for admission to the Online Undergraduate Programmes in Economics, Management, Finance and the Social Sciences you must submit the following materials as part of your online application.

Personal Statement

Your personal statement (100–250 words) should answer the following question:

Why do you wish to study for the programme to which you are applying? Please include details about your education, work experience and current responsibilities.

Complete/Incomplete Postschool Certificates or Transcripts

We need to see evidence of the relevant qualifications before we can process your application. We may ask for further evidence after you have submitted your application.

Please note the following requirements for acceptable evidence:

Option 1:
Arrange for the awarding/examining authority to send us a statement or transcript of your results. The statement/transcript should include your name, date of birth and University of London student reference number (if available).
Option 2:
Have your original documents verified by an official authority, business or organisation. Verification means that your original document has been seen and a photocopy has been stamped and signed to be a true copy of the original.

Optional Materials

The following materials are not required, but you may submit them if you feel these items will demonstrate your academic preparedness:

  • Résumé or CV
  • Work references
  • Standardised test scores
  • Professional certificates

Verified Identification

Once you’ve submitted your application, you will also be required to provide evidence of your full name and date of birth. Please submit a photocopy of one of the following:

  • Passport
  • National identification card
  • Driving license

If you have changed your name, you must also submit a photocopy of one of the following:

  • Marriage certificate
  • Deed poll
  • Statutory declaration
  • Affidavit

If you have any questions about the entry qualifications or application requirements outlined here, please contact an admissions counsellor.

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Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is the process by which we recognise and, where appropriate, award credit for learning that has taken place at the University of London, or elsewhere, before entry onto a programme of study.

To qualify: You must have passed degree- or professional-level examinations in subjects that compare in level, content and standard to the course(s) for which you are seeking recognition. Your qualification(s) must have been completed within the five years preceding your application.

There are two types of RPL:

Automatic RPL
There are certain qualifications, evaluated annually, that automatically qualify you for RPL: Qualifications for Automatic RPL [PDF].
Discretionary RPL
If you hold other qualifications that you believe reflect similar learning outcomes to any of your programme courses, we will consider them on a case-by-case basis.

Please note: If you are applying for discretionary RPL, we encourage you to submit your application as early as possible to ensure the Admissions Panel has sufficient time to review your qualifications.

To apply: You must indicate your intent to seek RPL in your application and provide transcripts and syllabi for the courses requested. RPL requests will not be accepted once your application has been submitted.

All RPL requests are considered on an individual basis and are granted at the discretion of the University of London. A maximum of four full courses may be approved. We reserve the right to deny RPL requests if the qualification of a professional body or institution changes following the annual publication of the EMFSS Automatic Accreditation of Prior Learning.

LSE Summer School and RPL

You may be granted up to 30 credits of RPL through LSE’s Summer School. Courses must be pre-approved by your admissions counsellor and LSE, and they must be completed prior to submitting your application.

Contact emfss.online@lse.ac.uk to learn more.

Graduate Entry

The Graduate Entry Route will be available from late 2021. If you qualify to undertake the Graduate Entry Route, your degree will comprise nine full courses (or equivalent).

BSc Data Science and Business Analytics Mathematics Requirements by Country

If you hold qualifications not listed below or you are unsure if yours will be valid for entry, please contact us for eligibility advice before submitting a formal online application.

In this context, “or the equivalent” indicates there may be more than one type of grading system in place.

Australia
Year XII HSE awarded by recognised state board maths passed at grade 70% or above plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 70% or the equivalent.

China
Gaokao (Chinese university/college entrance examination): Maths passed at 100/150 or the equivalent. Scores below this grade will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Germany
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur: Within the final Abitur examination, maths passed at grade 7–15 plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 7–15.

India
Year XII state or central board: Maths passed at grade 80% or above plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 80% or above.

South Africa
National Senior Certificate: Maths passed at grade 6–7 plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 6–7.

USA

  • Advanced Placement awarded by the College Board in calculus or statistics at grade 3, 4 or 5.
  • 6 credits from a regionally accredited institution in mathematics, engineering mathematics, computing mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, quantitative techniques/methods, statistics, business statistics, business mathematics, calculus, differentials or algorithms.

Canada
High school graduation diploma awarded by recognised province: Maths or calculus passed at grade 80% or above, plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 80% or above or the equivalent.

France
Baccalauréat: Maths passed at grade 16–20 plus one further acceptable Math/Science-based subject* at grade 16–20.

Hong Kong
HKDSE: Compulsory maths passed at Level 3–5.

Malaysia

  • STPM (2003 onwards): Maths at grade A–C.
  • Matriculation certificate: In Semester IV, maths passed at grade A–B plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade A–B.
  • Recognised foundation programme: Awarded in an acceptable maths/science-based subject.*

Singapore

  • H2 maths at grade A–E .
  • O-Level maths and additional O-Level maths both passed at grade A–B plus a polytechnic diploma awarded in an acceptable maths/science-based subject or two courses within the diploma in acceptable maths subjects** at grade A–B.

UK
GCE A-Level maths grade A–E.

Australia
Year XII HSE awarded by recognised state board maths passed at grade 70% or above plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 70% or the equivalent.

Canada
High school graduation diploma awarded by recognised province: Maths or calculus passed at grade 80% or above, plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 80% or above or the equivalent.

China
Gaokao (Chinese university/college entrance examination): Maths passed at 100/150 or the equivalent. Scores below this grade will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

France
Baccalauréat: Maths passed at grade 16–20 plus one further acceptable Math/Science-based subject* at grade 16–20.

Germany
Zeugnis der Allgemeinen Hochschulreife/Abitur: Within the final Abitur examination, maths passed at grade 7–15 plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 7–15.

Hong Kong
HKDSE: Compulsory maths passed at Level 3–5.

India
Year XII state or central board: Maths passed at grade 80% or above plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 80% or above.

Malaysia

  • STPM (2003 onwards): Maths at grade A–C.
  • Matriculation certificate: In Semester IV, maths passed at grade A–B plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade A–B.
  • Recognised foundation programme: Awarded in an acceptable maths/science-based subject.*

Singapore

  • H2 maths at grade A–E .
  • O-Level maths and additional O-Level maths both passed at grade A–B plus a polytechnic diploma awarded in an acceptable maths/science-based subject or two courses within the diploma in acceptable maths subjects** at grade A–B.

South Africa
National Senior Certificate: Maths passed at grade 6–7 plus one further acceptable math/science-based subject* at grade 6–7.

UK
GCE A-Level maths grade A–E.

USA

  • Advanced Placement awarded by the College Board in calculus or statistics at grade 3, 4 or 5.
  • 6 credits from a regionally accredited institution in mathematics, engineering mathematics, computing mathematics, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, quantitative techniques/methods, statistics, business statistics, business mathematics, calculus, differentials or algorithms.

* Acceptable maths/science-based subjects, including: maths, additional maths, advanced maths, further maths, higher maths, biology, calculus, chemistry, functions, physics, phycology, science and statistics. Other subjects will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

** Mathematics, engineering mathematics, statistics, business statistics and calculus.

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