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Entry requirements

To make an application onto one of the MSc Programmes we require one of the following:

  • A good UK honours degree (minimum lower second class)

  • Equivalent overseas degree recognised by Aston University. Please see here for country specific information.

As well as:

  • Two professional references - at least one must be from an academic referee

  • A completed application form.

Please note – If we have not received sufficient evidence of analytical and quantitative skills within your application we may request a minimum GMAT score of 550 to support your application.

For International Students:

  • An official academic transcript with an official English translation, of your university grades to date

  • International students who have not completed their full degree in a native English speaking country will also need to satisfy our English language requirements with one of the following:

    • IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with a minimum score of 6.5 in writing and speaking and 6.0 in listening and reading.
    • TOEFL (Internet based test) score of 93 overall, with a minimum score of 18 in reading, 26 in writing, 19 in listening and 22 in speaking
    • PEARSON ACADEMIC score of 63 overall with a minimum of 57 in reading and listening, 63 in writing and speaking.

 

*Scores for these tests are valid for 2 years from the date of the exam and must be no more than 2 years old at the point of enrolment. If you have studied your full degree in a native English speaking country this must have been completed no more than 2 years before the start of your chosen MSc programme, otherwise we will ask for one of the above English tests.

Please note we may request applicants to take part in a webcam interview for assessment purposes.

Pre-sessional English Language Programmes 2013/14

Pre-sessional English language programmes are available for good applicants whose English qualification falls just short of these requirements.

IELTS

8 week pre-sessional 
6.0 overall with 6.0 or above in all sections.

12 week pre-sessional 
5.5 overall with 5.5 or above in all sections.

16 week pre-sessional 
5.5 overall with 5.0 or above in all sections.

20 week pre-sessional 
5.0 overall with a minimum of 4.5 in listening and 5.0 or above in writing, speaking and reading.

TOEFL (Internet based test)


8 week pre-sessional 
At least 78 overall with a minimum score of 18 in reading, 23 in writing, 19 in listening and speaking.

12 week pre-sessional 
At least 59 overall with a minimum score of 12 in reading
, 20 in writing, 11 in listening and 17 in speaking.

16 week pre-sessional 
At least 59 overall with a minimum score of 7 in reading,  
6 in listening, 17in writing and 15 in speaking.

20 week pre-sessional 

At least 45 overall with a minimum score of 7 in reading, 17 in writing
, 3 in listening, 15 in speaking.

PEARSON ACADEMIC 


8 week pre-sessional 
At least 57 overall with a minimum score of 57 in each section.

12 week pre-sessional 
At least 50 overall with a minimum score of 50 in each section.

16 week pre-sessional 
At least 50 overall with a minimum score of 42 in each section.

20 week pre-sessional 
At least 42 overall with a minimum score of 42 in reading, writing, speaking and 35 in listening.

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