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Leicester Business School
De Montfort University


Address Leicester Business School Graduate Centre
De Montfort University
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH, UK
Tel. No. + 44 (0) 116 257 7230
Fax No. + 44 (0) 116 250 6329
E-mail address
Courses Business Management:
Graduate Certificate in International Business (pre- Masters)
MBA (full-time)
Executive MBA (part-time by block study)
MSc International Business and Management (full-time)
MSc International Business and Human Resource Management (full-time)
MSc International Business and Finance (full-time)
MSc International Business and Entrepreneurship (full-time)
MSc Strategic Public Management (full-time)
MSc Management (part-time)
Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma in Management Studies (part-time)

MSc Accounting and Finance (full-time)
MSc International Business and Finance (full-time)
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (full-time for international students or part-time for UK students)
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) (full-time for international students or part-time for UK students)

MSc Marketing Management (full-time or part-time)
MSc Strategic Marketing (full-time or part-time)
CIM Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing (part-time)

Human Resource Management:
MA Personnel and Development/Grad CIPD (full-time)
MSc International Business and Human Resource Management (full-time)
MA Human Resource Management (by distance learning)
Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management/Grad CIPD (part-time)

Various CIH accredited part-time Housing programmes for UK-based students

LLM Business Law (full-time or distance learning)
LLM Employment Law in Context (distance learning)

Research Degrees
MPhil/PhD opportunities in all of the above subject areas (full-time or part-time)

Undergraduate courses:
Leicester Business School also offers full-time and part-time HND and BA Honours undergraduate degrees in Accounting, Enterprise, Finance, Business, Management, Marketing, Public Policy and HRM subjects. There are single honours or joint honours options, and excellent placement opportunities - all undergraduate students may opt for the one year paid placement after the second year.
Length of courses Full-time postgraduate programmes: 12 months (September start)
Pre-Masters GCIB: 5 months (February start)
Part-time/distance learning postgraduate programmes: Various - from 12 months +
Full-time undergraduate courses: 3 years (or 4 years with placement year)
Part-time undergraduate courses: 4 years +
Date of commencement All courses start in September each year (with the exception of the pre-Masters GCIB which starts in February)
Application Deadlines Up until the courses begin in September, although many courses will be full at this stage and students should allow sufficient time for planning travel, making visa applications, arranging accommodation etc.
Class Size Varies from programme to programme
Student accommodation Guaranteed for all new international students. Leicester has some excellent new student accommodation, most of which is very close to the Business School, with private bathroom and internet options, and dedicated postgraduate accommodation for Masters and research students. The cost of living in Leicester is well below other major UK cities. Estimated accommodation costs for one year in Leicester are around £3000 GBP.
Admission requirements Academic and work experience entry requirements vary from course to course.
English Language
All applicants for whom English is not their first language must provide evidence of their English Language ability.
We generally require all applicants to have an IELTS score of 6.0+ or a TOEFL score of 550 (paper test) or equivalent.
Free English Language tuition is available before the courses begin (August/September) and during the courses if required. A more extensive programme is also available year-round – visit language for details.
If you have studied in the medium of English for more than two years and/or have worked in an English-speaking country for at least one year, evidence of English Language is not always required but may be requested.
Contact for application To apply for a Leicester Business School postgraduate programme, you must complete a postgraduate application form and return it to the University with:

• Copies of your qualification transcripts/certificates
• Evidence of your English Language ability (if English is not your first language)
• Two references (at least one of which should be from an academic referee).

A hard copy of the application can be downloaded from the website or requested from the Leicester Business School Graduate Centre by emailing your postal address to
Please read the application guidelines carefully before submitting your application.


Leicester Business School

Over 4,000 students and 150 academic staff make us one of the largest providers of business and management education in the UK. The breadth of expertise this allows us to offer, and our strength in combining strong academic rigour with practical application, ensures that our courses are always relevant to the business world and our graduates are highly valued by employers.

We offer a comprehensive range of high quality undergraduate, specialist masters, MBA and research degrees through the Departments of Accounting and Finance, Corporate Development, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Public Policy and Strategy and Management. Many provide exemptions from, and are accredited by, key UK professional bodies. We also offer an expanding portfolio of professional short and bespoke management programmes for both the public and private sectors.

The diverse student community includes a growing population of international students from the EU and around the world and many professionals studying part-time.

Academic and industry expertise within the Business School is extensive. Leading-edge research and consultancy carried out by our staff feeds directly into teaching and learning programmes, creating a forward thinking and challenging environment in which to study all aspects of business and management.

We look forward to welcoming you to Leicester Business School.

• 'Excellent' rated teaching and student support by the Government's Quality Assurance Agency, most recently achieving maximum scores in Public Policy and Accounting and Finance
• Research of International Excellence, including a 5 rating for Public Policy in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (RAE)
• One of a group of leading UK Business Schools to be a member of the Association of Business Schools (ABS)
• The only university in England listed as 'excellent' for Accounting and Finance in the Sunday Times University Guide 2004
• A Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Accredited Study Centre
• An Institute of Direct Marketing (IDM) Key Educational Partner
• Chartered Management Institute (CMI) accredited Management programmes
• An ACCA Premier Status centre
• A CIMA Quality Partner
• Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) accredited Housing qualifications
• A Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Centre of Excellence, one of only 11 in the UK


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