Banking and International Finance BSc (Hons) | Bayes Business School (2024)

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Key information

UCAS code: N302 / N312 with professional placement

Duration: 3 years / 4 years with placement

Attendance mode: Full-time

Fees: from £9,250 (more information)

Location: Northampton Square

Start of programme: September 2025

Application deadline: January 2025

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On this highly flexible course, you’ll focus on the global banking industry

Overview

Banking and International Finance BSc (Hons) Who is it for?

You’ll benefit from academic rigour and a strong emphasis on practical, vocation learning in an international context.

Our banking and finance BSc degree courses are for students who want to progress with the knowledge and skills required for a successful career in the increasingly competitive world of global finance and banking.

Your goal is a career in the global banking industry, with no limitations on the country where you end up working. As a vocational course, BSc Banking and International Finance is tailor-made for your ambition to go straight into a job in banking after you graduate. Thinking about a postgraduate qualification? Its academic rigour will prepare you equally well for further study.

*Join the faculty ranked 10th in Europe for Finance.

*Shanghai Ranking Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2021

Accreditation

Successfully obtaining the in BSc Banking and International Finance allows exemption from the exams of the following professional bodies:

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Course objectives

Our three finance and banking degrees (Finance, Banking and International Finance, and Investment and Financial Risk Management) provide detailed knowledge of how financial markets work, how companies make investment, financing and acquisition decisions and how modern banks operate.

Whether your interest is domestic or international, this well balanced course has been designed to propel you to the top of the industry.

We offer a wide variety of specialisations: central banking, managerial finance, commercial and retail banking, financial analysis, operations, or strategy.

You can also choose how you complement your core modules, choosing from a wide variety of optional modules including quantitative techniques and financial management, all of which will allow you to gain a good understanding of financial markets, its activities, and its products.

The jobs in this field are both exciting and well paid. They demand intellectual rigour and commercial acumen, and by selecting this course, you too can prepare yourself with the skills and competencies these jobs require.

Teaching staff

Dr Malvina Marchese

Senior Lecturer

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Accreditation details

ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)

Knowledge

  • F1 Accountant in Business (AB)
  • F2 Management Accounting (MA)
  • F3 Financial Accounting (FA).

Skills

  • F5 Performance Management (PM)
  • F7 Financial Reporting (FR).

CII (Chartered Insurance Institute)

  • CII Insurance students: 530 Business and Economics (worth 30 credits at Advanced Diploma level), 25 non-unit specific credits at Diploma level
  • CII Financial Planning students: 30 non unit specific credits at Advanced Diploma level, 25 non unit-specific credits at Diploma level.

CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants)

Certificate Level

  • BA1 Business Economics
  • BA2 Management Accounting
  • BA3 Financial Accounting
  • BA4 Ethics, Corporate Governance & Business Law
  • C01 Fundamentals of Management Accounting
  • C02 Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
  • C03 Fundamentals of Business Mathematics
  • C04 Fundamentals of Business Economics
  • C05 Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law.

Operational Level

  • E1 Managing Finance in a Digital world
  • P1 Management Accounting
  • F1 Financial Reporting and Taxation.

Management Level

  • P2 Advanced Management Accounting.

CIPFA (Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy)

Professional Certificate

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting.

Professional Diploma

  • Financial Management.

ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales)

  • Accounting
  • Business and Finance
  • Management Information
  • Financial Management.

ICAS (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland)

Test of Competence

  • Financial Accounting
  • Finance.

The London Institute of Banking & Finance

  • Direct entry into Stage 2 (second year; FHEQ level 5) of the BSc Banking Practice & Management degree.

Course content

What will I learn

  • Appreciate the usefulness of quantitative finance in today’s financial markets
  • Develop in-depth, specialist knowledge of banking
  • Understand the wide range of functions in banking
  • Understand the practicalities ofinternational finance and trade
  • Learn how to apply your academic training to develop and implement banking strategy
  • Understand new techniques and adapt them to new situations
  • Work efficiently and effectively in a management position.

Course structure

Year 1

The first banking degree year is common across all three of our finance courses, with students from the various disciplines studying together.

This provides our students with a strong foundation to financial markets, banking, economics and quantitative methods.

You will also gain an understanding of the tools used in applied investment analysis and enhance your mathematical, statistical and computing skills.

In Year 1 Students will take 8 core modules giving a total credit value of 120 credits.

Core modules:
  • Banking and financial institutions

    This module looks at key functions of banking firm.The emphasis is on what differentiates banks from other financial institutions, as well as the information problems inherent in the banking industry.Participants will understand why financial intermediaries exist and their role/impact on the global economy.

  • Business skills

    This module covers communication skills, cognitive skills, IT skills, and social skills. The module aims to provide with an underpinning and understanding of a portfolio of key skills required in the business world to assist participants in their academic study and prepare them for their ensuing professional career.

  • Finance and investment

    This module is an introductory course providing participants with a basic understanding of the financial analysis role in decision-making.More specifically, this module provides a basic level of the core principles of corporate finance, financial markets and investments.

  • Introductory financial accounting

    This module focuses on the interpretation and use of financial accounting information as part of the effective operation of a business.Moreover it looks at the principles that underlie financial accounting, the application of these principles in recording transactions and the preparation of financial statements.

  • Macroeconomics

    This module looks at the macro aspects of economics such as market growth/cycles, measurement of aggregate activity, basic demand side models of GDP determination, aggregate demand/supply, money in the economy, the transmission mechanism of monetary policy, fiscal policy and the public sector, balance of payments, FOREX and international trade.

  • Mathematics for Finance

    This module provides an introduction to the basic mathematical techniques used in finance to aid decision making, with illustrations to the relevant problems in finance.It gives you the mathematical foundations that are necessary in your second year Finance and Financial Econometrics courses.

  • Microeconomics

    This module looks at the micro aspects of economics such as resource allocation, demand-supply and price, consumer demand, production and costs, oligopoly versus monopoly, as well as the roots of market failure/success.

  • Statistics for finance.

    This module provides an underpinning and understanding of the basic statistical techniques used in finance to aid decision making. It delivers the statistical foundations necessary for the more advanced finance modules.

Year 2

The first half of your second year continues to be consistent across all three finance courses. As the year progresses there is an increased focus on developing theoretical knowledge of banking and financial management, finance and economics.

You will also study econometrics, which forms the basis of modelling and testing in banking and finance.

Hence, you will gain a good understanding of the relationship between financial theory and empirical testing, and application of this knowledge to the appraisal of the empirical evidence in corporate finance and capital markets.

You can choose an additional two elective modules to suit your own interests and aspirations from a wide selection.

In Year 2 Students will take a total of 6 core modules and choose 2 elective modules giving a total credit value of 120 credits.

* At least 30 credits (two modules) attained in years 2 and 3 together must come from electives that are specifically relevant to the BSc in Investment and Financial Risk Management. These modules are marked with an asterisk, and include the Final Year project.

Core modules:
  • Bank risk management

    This module introduces the principal sources of financial risk faced by financial intermediaries and the main techniques used to monitor and measure these risks, with special focus on market risk, credit risk and liquidity risk.

  • Corporate Finance and Valuation

    This module presents core corporate finance material, including topics such as company valuation and investment appraisal and examining questions including how should a firm set its dividend policy, from which sources should a company raise capital and how should companies decide on their acquisition strategy.

  • Derivatives

    The module aims to build on the earlier Introduction to Finance module and applies finance theories and models to derivative securities with the aim of understanding the characteristics of derivatives, the use of derivatives, and their pricing.

  • Financial econometrics

    This module aims to introduce participants to the fundamental econometric tools for empirical modelling, accustom them with applying these tools to estimation, statistical inference, and forecasting in financial markets; as well as to develop the necessary skills to critically interpret the results of such analysis.

  • International banking

    This module aims to provide you with a theoretical and practical background of the current issues of international banking. In particular, the module covers the evolution, structure and strategic drivers of international banking; international banking markets; the kinds and functions of international banks; products and services of international banks; regulation and emerging trends.

  • Intermediate financial accounting 1.

    The course aims to develop a wider breadth of accounting knowledge and the ability to understand accounting information in the context of recognised accounting standards and prevailing legal requirements.

Elective modules:
  • Asset management
  • Company valuation *
  • Corporate risk management *
  • Intermediate financial accounting 2 *
  • Fundamentals of management accounting
  • Portfolio theory and investment valuation *
  • Risk analysis and modelling
  • Machine learning for finance
  • The Role of Environmental, Social and Governance in Banking and Finance
  • Programming in Python.

Year 3

Here, you will develop a knowledge of international finance and economics to an advanced level. You will also select six electives which will extend your knowledge of finance and the applications of mathematical models, enhance understanding of the role of banks in financial markets, or allow you to focus on areas including investment or accounting.

As a result, you will be able to demonstrate a good knowledge of the major theoretical tools and theories of finance, and their relevance and application to theoretical and practical problems, their assumptions and weaknesses, and ability to propose alternatives.

In year 3 Students are required to take 3 core modules and 5 elective modules (totaling 120 credits). Students with an average grade of less than 65 must do the Final Year Applied research project alongside two core and five elective modules.

Students with an average grade of move than 65 may opt instead to take the Final Year Project alongside two core and four elective modules.

* At least 30 credits (two modules) attained in years 2 and 3 together must come from electives that are specifically relevant to the BSc in Investment and Financial Risk Management. These modules are marked with an asterisk, and include the Final Year project.

Core modules:
  • International finance

    This module provides an understanding and appreciation of the complexities of the foreign exchange markets, by highlighting the difficulties of exchange rate modelling and of the limitations of our current knowledge of the subject.

  • Monetary economics.

    This course provides a thorough understanding of the role of money in the macro-economy, through a number of economic models, with an emphasis on the role of monetary policy in controlling inflation and output is crucial. There will also be discussion of the international monetary system and choices relating to the international financial architecture.

Elective modules:
  • Final year project *
  • Banking regulation *
  • Financial services regulation *
  • Fixed income portfolio management *
  • Advanced financial accounting: Theory and practice
  • Asset liability management
  • Bank strategy and management *
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Emerging markets
  • Financial Engineering
  • Real estate finance and funding
  • General insurance
  • Advanced Econometrics and Forecasting
  • Micro-Placements
  • Shipping Economics and Finance
  • Integrated Professional Training
  • Summer Internship
  • Advanced Machine Learning for Finance
  • Alternative Investments and Private Equities
  • Fintech in Banking and Finance.

Download course specification:

Banking and International Finance BSc (Hons) [PDF]

Assessment methods

You will be assessed using a variety of methods, depending on module choices including:

  • Coursework
  • Unseen written examinations, taking place at the end of each term (or at the end of a year, if a module is taught over two terms)
  • Class tests
  • Online quizzes and tests, using the Virtual Learning Environment
  • Presentation
  • Group projects, individual projects.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework

The balance of assessment by examination, practical examination and assessment by coursework will to some extent depend on the optional modules you choose.

The approximate percentage of the course assessment, based on 2023/24 entry is as follows:

Balance of assessments

Showing highlight precentaging of course examinatons and practial of each year of study

Year 1

70%

Written

30%

Coursework

Year 2

70%

Written

30%

Coursework

Year 3

61%

Written

39%

Coursework

Assessment methods

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  • Banking and International Finance BSc (Hons) | Bayes Business School (10)Presentation

Overall workload

Most contact hours take the form of lectures. A number of tutorials, exercise classes and surgery hours are scheduled during the first year, the number decreasing as you progress and you become more able to direct your own learning. Approximate study time based on 2023/24 entry is as follows:

Year 1

Year 1

20%

Scheduled learning

80%

Independent learning

Year 2

Year 2

17%

Scheduled learning

83%

Independent learning

Year 3

Year 3

13%

Scheduled learning

87%

Independent learning

Term dates

Academic year

For a full breakdown of the current and forthcoming academic year view our term dates page.

Study abroad

Bayes Business School gives you the opportunity to spend a term or a year studying abroad at one of our partner institutions, which are located around the world in Australia, Europe, Asia and the Americas.

*Please note that the partner universities available is dependent on the study abroad programme you apply for and on your degree. The list of partner universities is also subject to change.

Asia and Australasia

Australia

  • Queensland University of Technology

    Located in the bustling city of Brisbane, QUT was the first Australian university to gain 'triple crown' accreditation (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB).

  • University of Queensland

    Located in the popular Australian city of Brisbane, the University of Queensland features in the top 100 of 3 of the major rankings (QS, THE and ARWU).

  • University of Sydney

    As Australia’s first university, the University of Sydney has an excellent long-standing reputation and is also ranked best student experience in Australia.

  • RMIT University

    Giving you the chance to study in Melbourne, Australia's 2nd largest city, RMIT is one of Australia's original educational institutions. Their well-established business school allows students to choose from a wide-range of subjects.

China

  • Renmin University of China

    Located in Beijing, Renmin Business School is both EQUIS and AACSB accredited. Their MBA programme is ranked in the top 50 in the world by the Financial Times.

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University

    You will take classes from the Antai College of Economics and Management, which was the first business school in mainland China to have been triply accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA. They have Bachelor programmes in Economics and Finance.

Hong Kong

  • Chinese University of Hong Kong

    CUHK was ranked the most innovative university in Hong Kong in 2016 (Reuters). The 137 hectare campus overlooking Tolo Harbour houses a range of facilities such as world-class libraries, art museums, music halls, a swimming pool, sports fields, tennis courts, squash courts, a water sports centre and gymnasiums.

  • University of Hong Kong

    HKU is consistently ranked in the top 50 world universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). You will be studying at their Faculty of Business and Economics.

  • Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

    HKUST is ranked 4th in the QS Asian University Rankings 2016. HKUST Business School was the first school in Asia to be awarded dual accreditation by AACSB and EQUIS. It offers 11 undergraduate business programmes.

Singapore

  • National University of Singapore

    NUS is ranked 1st in the QS Asian University Rankings 2016 and is one of the top 25 world ranked universities (Times Higher Education World University Rankings). More than 1,000 exchange students visit NUS each year.

  • Nanyang Technological University

    Nanyang is ranked 54th in the Times Higher Education's World University Rankings. You will have the chance to study at one of Asia's most prestigious universities in the heart of Singapore.

  • Singapore Management University

    SMU was founded in 2000 by the government of Singapore, modelling itself on an American style university structure. SMU has over 180 exchange partner universities around the world.

South Korea

  • Seoul National University

    SNU was founded in 1946 as the first national university of Korea. SNU Business School was also the first business school in Korea to be certified by the Associate to Advanced Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Vietnam

  • RMIT Vietnam Campus

    Living and studying at RMIT Saigon South campus in Ho Chi Minh City will give you great opportunities to get immersed into a dynamic, multicultural and intriguing city.

Europe

Austria

  • Vienna University of Economics and Business

    WU has triple accreditation, one of only two German-speaking universities belonging to this group. They have a well-established exchange programme, with around 240 partner universities around the world.

Denmark

  • Copenhagen Business School

    Copenhagen Business School often abbreviated and referred to as CBS, is a public university situated in Copenhagen. It is considered one of the most prestigious business schools in Western Europe and the world. CBS has been engaged in student mobility for decades and has a large number of partner universities all over the world. They send over 1,100 students to study at partner universities every year

France

  • ESCP Europe, Paris campus

    Like Bayes, ESCP is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB). The Paris campus is located in the centre of the city. The Masters in Management, from which you will take classes, is currently ranked 4th in the Financial Times rankings (2016).

  • ESSEC Business School

    Established in 1907, ESSEC is one of the leading institutions in Europe for business education. Their BBA was the first programme in France to receive the prestigious AACSB and EQUIS accreditations.

Germany

  • Technische Universität München

    TU Munich was named as the number one university in Germany in the QS World University Ranking 2016.

  • University of Mannheim

    The University of Mannheim Business School is highly ranked and has an excellent reputation. You will be studying modules from their Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Business Education in either German or English.

Italy

  • Bocconi University

    Based in Milan, Bocconi is a triple accredited school (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) and is ranked 6th in the Financial Times European Business Schools Ranking 2016.

  • LUISS Guido Carli

    LUISS Guido Carli is a private Italian university located in the heart of Rome. They are currently EQUIS and AMBA accredited and Luiss was actually the first Italian institution to have all its management programs accredited by EQUIS back in 2015, from the bachelor's degree program to the Master in Business Administration, as well as additional master's, specialization, doctoral, and business training programs. We are also currently ranked 59th in the QS ranking for Business and Management and our Master in Management is ranked 1st by the Financial Times based on career progress.

Norway

  • BI Norwegian School of Management

    BI is the only Norwegian university with triple accreditation and has student exchange agreements with more than 200 institutions in 45 different countries.

Spain

  • ESADE Business School

    The school is located in Europe’s most international city and Spain’s second largest city, Barcelona. Like Bayes, ESADE is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB).

  • IE Business School

    Situated in the heart of Madrid's financial district, IE Business School is ranked 1st in Spain and 5th in Europe (FT European Business School rankings 2015).

The Netherlands

  • Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

    RSM is consistently ranked in the top 10 business schools in Europe and has 'triple crown' accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). You will study all modules in English.

The Americas

Argentina

  • Universidad Argentina de la Empresa

    Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, UADE has exchange agreements with 40 partner universities around the world. You will take modules from the undergraduate Global Management degree.

Canada

  • HEC Montreal

    Like Bayes, HEC Montreal is triple accredited (EQUIS, AMBA and AACSB) and was the first school in North America to achieve this. There are opportunities to study in French or English.

  • Smith School of Business - Queen's University

    Queen's Smith School of Business has a rich history dating back to 1841 and is consistently ranked as one of Canada's leading universities. It welcomes over 300 exchange students every year from more than 40 countries.

  • Ivey Business School, Western University

    Ranked in the top 100 for Financial Times MBA Rankings, Ivey School of Business provides a competitive combination of world-class teaching and modern facilities.

  • Sauder School of Business, University of British Columbia

    UBC is one of Canada's leading research universities and is consistently ranked in the top 40 of the world. Located 30 minutes from the heart of down-town Vancouver it attracts students from more than 140 countries world-wide.

  • University of Waterloo

    For 19 years in a row, Waterloo has been named Canada's most innovative university in the Maclean's annual university reputational rankings. The Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science at Waterloo is among the top academic units for statistical and actuarial science in the world and is home to over 900 undergraduate students.

Chile

  • Universidad de Chile

    Based in the cultural city of Santiago, the Universidad de Chile is one of only 10 Latin American universities ranked among the world’s top 500. It is ranked 6th in the QS Latin American Ranking 2016.

USA

  • Emory University, Atlanta

    Located near downtown Atlanta, Emory University Goizueta Business School's BBA programme is currently ranked No. 15 by both Bloomberg BusinessWeek and U.S. News & World Report.

  • Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

    The Ross School of Business has one of the top undergraduate business programmes in the USA, ranked #4 (US News & World Report, 2016). You will take modules from their Bachelor in Business Administration.

  • Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland

    Located in College Park, eight miles from The White House and downtown Washington, D.C. you will be studying at the Robert H. Smith School of Business whose undergraduate programme was ranked number 19 in the USA (2016 U.S. News & World Report).

  • McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin

    One of the largest business schools in the US, McCombs is ranked the 6th undergraduate business programme in the 2017 US News and World Reporting Ranking.

  • McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia

    The McIntire School of Commerce is regarded as one of the best business schools in America. Their UG programme is #5 in the USA (Bloomberg Business Week, 2016). They are partnered with a select number of business schools around the world, with Bayes being one of them.

Replacement Term Abroad

Spend the first term of your 2nd year studying abroad in English at one of our partner universities. You would take modules to the value of 60 credits abroad and return to Bayes in the 2nd term to complete your 2nd year.

Sandwich year

You can spend a year of your degree course studying at one of our partner institutions, between your second and final year of study. This would add a year to your degree so you would complete your degree in four years.

Please be aware that the options available to you from the full list of partner institutions will depend on the study abroad programme you select. For more detailed information on this, please contact the Student Exchange Team.

Student Exchange Team

Our dedicated Student Exchange Team are available to offer advice to students who wish to explore their study abroad options. They will also support students throughout the application process and during their study abroad year or term. To contact them, email: bayes-ug-outgoing@city.ac.uk.

Placements

Work Placements at Bayes

The practical experience of a professional placement, (typically 9-12 months duration) in addition to strong academic achievement, gives graduates a distinctive edge in the job market. Find out more about Work Placements and Summer Internships at Bayes.

BSc Banking and International Finance students enjoy a wide range of professional placement opportunities in business areas such as corporate finance, operations, sales and trading, prime brokerage and hedge funds.

Students studying this course in the past have worked in areas such as finance, investment, hedge funds and have completed placements in companies such as Allianz global Investors, AXA IM, Deloitte, EY, Goldman Sachs, Scottish Power, UBS and Unicef.

Graduates tend to pursue a career in banking or in a consulting firm working with financial institutions.

Recent Placements

  • AXA IM
  • Goldman Sachs
  • UBS
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Morgan Stanley.
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Fees & funding

UK/Home fee

September 2025 entry

To be confirmed

Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

International fee

September 2025 entry

to be confirmed

Tuition fees are subject to annual change.

Tuition fee increases

The tuition fees indicated are for the 2025/26 academic year only. Fees for each subsequent year of study are subject to an annual increase to take account of City's increased costs of delivering educational services.

This increase will be 5% or each subsequent year of study. You should expect your fee to increase by this amount and budget accordingly.

Scholarships & bursaries

Funding

  • There are a variety of funding options for all levels of study, including loans, grants and scholarships. Find out more about funding and financing your time at Cityhere
  • Each year, Bayes Business School, City, University of London and generous donors create opportunities for students to fully fund or part fund their studies.Find out more about scholarships and loans.
  • Fee waivers may be available for this course
  • Means tested support may be available for 2025/26 entry.

View our scholarships and funding

Careers

The majority of graduates from this undergraduate course embark on careers in the fast-paced world of global finance. Many join investment banks and secure positions in trading, investment banking and sales, specialising in areas such as derivatives. Others join brokerage houses, enter careers in operations or consultancy, or take up postgraduate study.

A career in international finance and banking will suit you if you are focused, target-driven and enjoy working with numbers.

Where our graduates work

Our Careers Service carries out the Graduate Outcomes Surveyevery year. The information collected is a snapshot of what City graduates are doing six months after completion of their course. Find out the types positions our Banking and International Finance graduates have gone on to here.

Graduate Outcomes survey 2020-21

77.9% of graduates in employment or further study six months after completing the course, with a median salary of £36,820

79.88%

Employed

6.71%

Employment and further study

6.71%

Further study

6.71%

Other

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Entry requirements

Standard home offer

  • A Level

    AAA

    GCSE Maths 7 (A) and GCSE English Language grade 4 (C)

  • International Baccalaureate (IB)

    35 points

    overall with HL4/SL 5 in Mathematics and English

  • BTEC

    DDD

    GCSE Maths grade 7 (A) and GCSE English Language grade 4 (C)

UK qualifications

Core English and Mathematics requirements

In addition to the qualifications below (excluding IB), the following is required: a minimum of grade 4 (C) in GCSE English Language and grade 7 (A) in GCSE Maths.

Level 3 Certificate in Core Mathematics with a minimum grade B is also accepted.

Further requirements

A-Level: AAA

If you are studying General Studies or Critical Thinking these subjects will not be included in any offer condition.

We accept all foreign language A Level subjects, and such subjects are considered for entry even if it is the applicant’s native language.

BTEC: DDD

OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma: DDD

Cambridge Pre-U: D3 D3 D3

For candidates taking a combination of A Level/BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical qualifications we accept the following:

  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 National Diploma (grades DD) with one A-Level (grade A)
  • BTEC/OCR Cambridge Technical Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma/National Extended Certificate (grade D) with two A-levels (grades AA).

Access to Higher Education: Pass the course with 45 Level 3 credits which includes a minimum of 30 credits at Distinction level with the remaining 15 credits at Merit or above.

T Level: Distinction.

Bayes accept the following T Level pathways:

  • Accounting
  • Digital Business Services
  • Finance
  • Management and Administration.

We do not accept any other T Level pathways.

IB: 35 points overall with HL4/SL 5 in Mathematics and English. Please note that we are happy to accept both Maths Analysis & Approaches and Maths Applications & Interpretations.

Contextual admissions

We apply a contextual admissions process for UK undergraduate applicants who have been in care, attend a low performing school, live in an area where few students go to university, or are the first generation of their family to enter Higher Education.

Those who are eligible may receive a conditional offer with reduced entry requirements, typically up to two grades lower for A-levels and one grade for the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

International qualifications

Below is a list of countries with information on each about which qualifications we accept.

  • Australia

    Qualification: SACE/WACE/NTCET

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 96% ATAR plus SACE/WACE/NTCET certificate with Mathematical Methods grade A and specialist mathematics grade B plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 94% ATAR plus SACE/WACE/NTCET certificate with Mathematical Methods grade A plus an English Language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 94% ATAR plus SACE/WACE/NTCET certificate with Mathematical Methods grade A plus an English Language qualification

    Qualification: Queensland (QCE)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 96% ATAR plus QCEcertificate with Mathematics B and C at Very High Achievement and High Achievement (VHA and HA) plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 94% ATAR plus QCE certificate with Mathematics B at Very High Achievement
      (VHA) plus an English Language qualification.
    • Finance related degrees: 94% ATAR plus QCE certificate with Mathematics B at Very High Achievement
      (VHA) plus an English Language qualification

    Qualification: New South Wales (HSC)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees 96% ATAR plus NSW HSC yr 12 certificate with Mathematics Extension 1 and Extension 2 (grade 5 in one and 6 in the other) plus an English Language qualification)
    • All other Business related degrees: ATAR 94% + NSW HSC yr 12 certificate with Mathematics Extension 1 (5 or above) plus an English Language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: ATAR 94% + NSW HSC certificate with Mathematics Extension 1 (5 or above) plus an English Language qualification

    Qualification: Australian Capital Territory(ACT)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 96% ATAR plus certificate with Specialist Maths at Grade A plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: ATAR 94% with certificate with Mathematical Methods grade A plus an English Language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: ATAR 94% withcertificate with Mathematical Methods grade A plus an English Language qualification

    Qualification: Tasmanian Certificate of Education/ Victorian Certificate of Education (TCE/VCE)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 96% ATAR + TCE/VCE certificate with Mathematics Methods at Exceptional Achievement or A plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: ATAR 94% + TCE/VCE certificate with Mathematics Methods at Exceptional Achievement or A plus an English Language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: ATAR 94% + TCE/VCE certificate with Mathematics Methods at Exceptional Achievement or A plus an English Language qualification
  • Austria

    Qualification: Reifeprüfung / Matura from Allgemeinbildende Höhere Schulen

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 1.6 with Sehr Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All otherBusiness related degrees: 1.8 overall with Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 1.8 with Sehr Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Belgium

    Qualification: Diploma van Secundair Onderwijs/Certificat d'Enseignement Secondaire Supérieur

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 17/20 overall including 18 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 17/20 overall including 17 in Mathsplus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 17/20 overall including 18 in Maths plus an English language qualification.
  • Bulgaria

    Qualification: Diploma za Sredno Obrazovanie

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Contact Admissions
    • All other Business related degrees: 5.5 overall with 5.5 Maths plus 5.8 in 2 state exams, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 5.5 overall plus 5.6 in Maths plus 5.8 in 2 state exams, plus an English language qualification
  • Canada

    Qualification: OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 85% in five 4U courses with two 4U Calculus modules at 90% (MCV4U and MHF4U) plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 85% in 5 of the 4U courses including Calculus (MCV4U or MHF4U)
    • Finance related degrees:85% in five 4U courses with 4U Calculus at 90% (MCV4U or MHF4U)

    Qualification: British Columbia Certificate of Education

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 85% in four Grade 12 subjects with 90% in Grade 12 Maths
    • All other Business related degrees: 85% in 4 Grade 12 subjects including Maths and and English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 85% in four Grade 12 subjects with 90% in Grade 12 Maths

    Qualification: New Brunswick - High School Graduation Diploma/Diplome de Fin D’Etudes Secondaires

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Average of 85% in five grade 12 courses with Maths at 90%
    • All other Business related degrees: Average of 85% in five grade 12 courses including Maths
    • Finance related degrees: Average of 85% in five grade 12 courses with Maths at 90%

    Qualification: Nova Scotian High School Completion Certificate

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 90% in Maths plus 85% in three other subjects
    • All other Business related degrees: 85% in four subjects including Maths
    • Finance related degrees: 90% in Maths plus 85% in three other subjects

    Qualification: Alberta High School Diploma

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 90% in Pure Maths plus 85% in three other grade 30 subjects
    • All other Business related degrees: 85% in four grade 30 subjects including Pure Maths
    • Finance related degrees: 90% in Pure Maths plus 85% in three other grade 30 subjects

    Qualification : Quebec - Diplome d’Etudes Collegiales

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 85% overall average including 90% in Mathematics and 85% in English
    • All other Business related degrees: 85% overall average including 85% in Mathematics and English
    • Finance related degrees: 85% overall average including 90% in Mathematics and 85% in English
  • Caribbean (CAPE)

    Qualification: Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 111 in double unit subjects including Maths, with a minimum of 3 in CSEC English
    • All other Busiess related degrees: 111 in double-unit subjects, with a minimum of 2 in CSEC Maths and 3 in CSEC English
    • Finance related degrees: 111 in double unit subjects, with a minimum of 1 in CSEC Maths and 3 in CSEC English
  • China

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: The Gaokao is not accepted for direct entry for these degrees.
    • All other Business related degrees:The Gaokao is not accepted for direct entry for these degrees.
    • Finance-related degrees: Applications are encouraged and considered on a case-by-case basis. The Gaokao is not accepted for direct entry to the Accounting & Finance degree.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Croatia

    Qualification: Svjedodžba o Maturi

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 5 overall with 4 in Mathematics plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Cyprus

    Qualification: Apolytirion

    Apolytirion accepted for all degrees except Actuarial where it is accepted alongside A-Level Maths.

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Needs A-Level Maths A + pass Apolytirion 19/20 overall plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Pass Apolytirion with 19/20 overall + 18/20 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: Pass Apolytirion with 19/20 overall + 19/20 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Czech Republic

    Qualification: Vysvedcení o Maturitní Zkoušce (Maturita)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 1 Overall with 1 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 1 Overall with 2 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 1 Overall with 1 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Denmark

    Qualification: Studentereksamen

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 10 overall with 12 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 10 overall with 10 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 10 overall with 12 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Estonia

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Please contact Admissions.
    • All other Business related degrees: Pass Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with 5 overall with 5 in Maths plus pass Riigieksamitunnistus with minimum 85% in 3 state exams
    • Finance related degrees: Pass Gümnaasiumi lõputunnistus with 5 overall plus pass Riigieksamitunnistus with three state exams (including Maths) with minimum 85% in 3 state exams

    All other degrees: 5 overall in lõputunnistus and 5 in Maths, plus minimum 85% in 3 state exams in Riigieksamitunnistus plus an English language qualification.

  • Finland

    Please contactAdmissions.

  • France

    Qualification: French Baccalaureate

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees:15/20 overall plus Spécialité Maths 15/20 and 14/20 in English
    • All other Business related degrees: 15/20 overall with either Complementaire Maths 14/20 or Spécialité Maths 13/20 and 14/20 in English. We also accept Diplome National du Brevet Maths 16/20 or 80%
    • Finance related degrees: 15/20 overall with either Complementaire Maths 15/20 or Spécialité Maths 14/20 and 14/20 in English
  • Germany

    Qualification: Abitur

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 1.8 with Sehr Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 1.8 overall with Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 1.8 with Sehr Gut in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Greece

    Qualification: Apolytirion Lykeio

    We accept the Apolytirion along with either 2 A-Levels or 2 Pan-Hellenic subjects.

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall, A Maths A-Level, A in another A-Level (excluding Modern/Ancient Greek) plus an English language qualification or Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall, 18/20 Maths Pan-Hellenic, 18/20 in another Pan-Hellenic subject plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall, AA at A-Level (excluding Modern/Ancient Greek, and either including Maths or must have a GCSE/IGCSE Maths A/7) plus an English language qualification or Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall plus 18/20 in two Pan-Hellenic subjects (including Maths or must have a GCSE/IGCSE Maths A/7) plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall, AA at A-Level (excluding Modern/Ancient Greek, and either including Maths or must have a GCSE/IGCSE Maths A/7) plus an English language qualification or Pass Apolytirion with 18/20 overall plus 18/20 in two Pan-Hellenic subjects (including Maths or must have a GCSE/IGCSE Maths A/7) plus an English language qualification
  • Hong Kong

    Qualification: Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 5 in Core and 5 in Extended Maths, plus 5 in one further elective subject, with no less than 3 in any subject plus 4 in English
    • All other Business related degrees:5 in Core Maths and 5,5 in two elective subjects, with no less than 3 in any subject plus 4 in English
    • Finance related degrees: 5 in Core Maths and 5,5 in two elective subjects, with no less than 3 in any subject plus 4 in English
  • Hungary

    Qualification: Erettsegi

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Contact Admissions
    • All other Business related degrees: 5 Overall with 4 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 5 Overall with 5 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • India

    Qualification: Higher Secondary Certificate (awarded on completion of Grade 12)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 90% in Maths and an overall average of 80%. Class X maths not accepted.
    • All other Business related degrees: 80% overall average with 80% Maths (can also accept Class X Maths 80% if CBSE or CISCE boards only)
    • Finance related degrees: 80% overall average with 80% Maths (can also accept Class X Maths 90% if CBSE or CISCE boards only)
  • Iran

    Qualification: Peeshdaneshgahe Pre University Certificate

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: ContactAdmissions
    • All other Business related degrees:18/20 overall, with 18/20 in Maths, plus an English language qualification.
    • Finance related degrees: ContactAdmissions
  • Ireland

    Qualification: Irish Leaving Certificate

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Irish Leaving Certificate with H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 in Higher subjects including Maths, with Ordinary Level English C (if not taken at Higher)
    • All other Business related degrees: Irish Leaving Certificate with H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 in Higher subjects, with Ordinary Level Maths A and English C (if not taken at Higher)
    • Finance related degrees: Irish Leaving Certificate with H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2 in Higher subjects, with Ordinary Level Maths A and English C (if not taken at Higher)
  • Israel

    Qualification: Bagrut

    Entry requirement:

    • Finance related degrees: 21 units to include 75% in Maths (minimum 4-units), with 80% in two 5-unit subjects and minimum 75% in the rest, plus an English language qualification
    • Actuarial Science related degrees: 21 units to include 90% in Maths (minimum 4-units), with 80% in two 5-unit subjects and minimum 75% in the rest, plus an English language qualification
    • Business related degrees: 21 units to include 75% in Maths (minimum 4-units), with 80% in two 5-unit subjects and minimum 75% in the rest, plus an English language qualification
  • Italy

    Qualification: Diploma di Esame di Stato

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 85% overall with 10/10 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Overall mark of 85% with a grade of 8/10 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 85% overall with 9/10 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Latvia

    Qualification: Atestats par visparejo videjo izglitibu

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: ContactAdmissions
    • All other Business related degrees: 9/10 in all subjects (must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees:10/10 in Maths, with 9/10 in all other subjects, plus an English language qualification
  • Lithuania

    Qualification: Brandos Atestatas

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: ContactAdmissions
    • All other Business related degrees: 9/10 in all A&B subjects (must include Maths), with 90% in one state examination, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 10/10 in Maths and 9/10 in all other A& B subjects, with 90% in one state examination, plus an English language qualification
  • Luxembourg

    Qualification: Diplôme de Fin d'Études Secondaires

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 49 points overall with 50 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 49 points overall with 49 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 49 points overall with 50 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Malaysia

    Qualification: Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: STPM A (Maths) AA, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: STPM AAA, plus an English language qualification (must meet minimum Maths requirement)
    • Finance related degrees: STPM AAA (must meet minimum Maths requirement) plus an English language qualification

    Qualification: UEC

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: A in 6 subjects including Mathematics plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: A in 6 subjects including Mathematics plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: A in 6 subjects including Mathematics plus an English language qualification

    Qualification: Matrikulasi (Matriculation Certificate)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: A in all advanced level subjects (must include Maths) and minimum B in all intermediate subjects plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: A in all advanced level subjects and minimum B in all intermediate subjects (must include Maths at either level)plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: A in all advanced level subjects (must include Maths) and minimum B in all intermediate subjects plus an English language qualification
  • Malta

    Qualification: Malta Matriculation Certificate Examination

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: A's in advanced level subjects taken (must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: A's in advanced level subjects taken and Bs in the intermediate subjects (must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: A's in advanced level subjects taken (must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
  • Mauritius

    Qualification: Cambridge Overseas Higher Certificate

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: A in Maths and AA in two other subjects, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Grades AAA plus an English language qualification. Must meet minimum Maths requirement
    • Finance related degrees: Grades AAA plus an English language qualification. Must meet minimum Maths requirement
  • Montenegro

    Please contactAdmissions.

  • Netherlands

    Qualification: Voorbereidend Wetenschappelijk Onderwijs (VWO)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 8 overall with 9 in Maths and an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 8 overall with 8 in Maths and an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 8 overall with 9 in Maths and an English language qualification
  • Norway

    Qualification: Vitnemal

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 5 overall with 6 in Maths and 5 in English
    • All other Business related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths and 5 in English
    • Finance related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths and 5 in English
  • Poland

    Qualification: Swiadectwo Dojrzałości/Matura

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 80% in three extended subjects (which must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 80% in three extended subjects (which must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 80% in three extended subjects (which must include Maths), plus an English language qualification
  • Portugal

    Qualification: Certificado de fim de Estudos Secundários (Diploma de Ensino Secundario)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 17/20 overall including 18 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 17/20 overall including 17 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 17/20 overall including 18 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Romania

    Qualification: Diploma de Bacalaureat

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 9 in all subjects with 10 in maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 9 in all subjects (must include maths), plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 9 in all subjects with 9.5 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Serbia

    Qualification: Secondary School Leaving Diploma/Matura

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 5 overall with 4 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 5 overall with 5 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • Singapore

    Qualification: Singaporean A-Levels

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Grades AAA at H2 including Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Grades AAA at H2, plus an English language qualification (must meet minimum Maths requirement)
    • Finance related degrees: Grades AAA at H2 plus an English language qualification. Must also meet minimum Maths requirement.

    Qualification: Singapore Polytechnic Diploma

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees:The Singapore Polytechnic Diploma is not accepted for direct entry to any of the Actuarial-related degrees at Bayes.
    • All other Business related degrees -Pass with GPA 3.4 or above plus an English language qualification. Must also meet minimum Maths requirement.
    • Finance related degrees:Pass with GPA 3.4 or above plus an English language qualification. Must also meet minimum Maths requirement.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Slovakia

    Qualification: Maturita

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 1 overall with 1 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 1 overall with 2 in Maths plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 1 overall with 1 in Maths plus an English language qualification
  • South Africa

    Qualification: National Senior Certificate (with matriculation endorsem*nt)

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 77766 including 7 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 77766 which must include Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 77766 including 7 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
  • Spain

    Qualification: Título de Bachillerato (LOGSE)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 8 overall with 9 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 8 overall with 8 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 8 overall with 9 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
  • Sweden

    Qualification: Fullstandigt slu*tbetyg Fran Gymnasieskolan (from 2014)

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Contact Admission
    • All other Business related degrees: B overall in 2,000 credits with B in Maths courses 1-3 and plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: B overall in 2,000 credits with A in Maths courses 1-3 plus an English language qualification
  • Switzerland

    Qualification: Federal Maturity Certificate/Maturitatzeugnis/Cantonal Maturity Certificate

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: 4.5 overall with 6 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: 4.5 overall with 5 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: 4.5 overall with 6 in Maths, plus an English language qualification
  • Tanzania

    Qualification: Advanced Certificate of Secondary Education (ACSE)

    Entry requirement:

    • Finance related degrees: AAA plus an English language qualification (must meet minimum Maths requirement)
    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: AAA (including Maths), plus an English language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: AAA, plus an English language qualification (must meet minimum Maths requirement)
  • Turkey

    The Lise Bitirme Diplomasi is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • USA

    Qualification: AP (Advanced Placement) and SAT Subject Tests.

    Entry requirement:

    Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees:

    • Advanced Placement (AP) grades 5,5,5.Applicants must have AP Calculus BC grade 5 plus an English language qualification.
    • SAT Subject Tests 3 x minimum 650.Applicants must have SAT Subject Test Mathematics 2 (minimum 650) plus an English language qualification.
    • Combination Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT Subject Tests.We are happy to consider combination AP and SAT Subject Test results.An example offer would be 1 x AP grade 5 plus 2 x SAT Subject Tests minimum 650 plus the above minimum Maths and English criteria.

    All other business related degrees:

    • SAT Subject Tests 3 x minimum 650.Applicants must have either SAT Subject Test Mathematics 1 (minimum 650), SAT Subject Test Mathematics 2 (minimum 650) or SAT Maths minimum 600 plus an English language qualification.
    • Combination Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT Subject Tests.We are happy to consider combination AP and SAT Subject Test results.An example offer would be 1 x AP grade 5 plus 2 x SAT Subject Tests minimum 650 plus the above minimum Maths and English criteria.
    • Advanced Placement (AP) grades 5,5,5.Applicants must have either AP Calculus AB grade 5, AP Calculus BC grade 5 or SAT Maths minimum 600 plus an English language qualification.

    Finance related degrees:

    • Advanced Placement (AP) grades 5,5,5.Applicants must have either AP Calculus AB grade 5, AP Calculus BC grade 5 or SAT Maths minimum 600 plus an English language qualification.
    • SAT Subject Tests 3 x minimum 650.Applicants must have either SAT Subject Test Mathematics 1 (minimum 650), SAT Subject Test Mathematics 2 (minimum 650) or SAT Maths minimum 600 plus an English language qualification.
    • Combination Advanced Placement (AP) and SAT Subject Tests.We are happy to consider combination AP and SAT Subject Test results.An example offer would be 1 x AP grade 5 plus 2 x SAT Subject Tests minimum 650 plus the above minimum Maths and English criteria.

    Further information for US applicants:

    • AP Macroeconomics and Microeconomics are now accepted as separate subjects. Applicants taking these subjects would therefore need AP grades 5,5,5.
    • For applicants taking a combination of AP and SAT Subject Tests we require three different subjects.For example we would not make an offer to include both AP Calculus AB and SAT Subject test Mathematics 1.
    • We are unable to make offers based on American College Testing (ACT) or high school GPA
  • Select a country

  • Algeria

    The Algerian Baccalauréat is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Azerbaijan

    The General Secondary Education Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Bahrain

    The General Secondary Education Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Bangladesh

    The Higher Secondary Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Belarus

    The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Brazil

    The Certificado de Conclusão de Ensino Médio is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Chile

    The Licencia de Educación Mediais is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Colombia

    The Bachiller Académico is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Costa Rica

    The Título de Bachiller is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Dominican Republic

    The Bachiller en Modalida General is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Ecuador

    The Título de Bachiller is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Egypt

    The Certificate of General Secondary Education is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Georgia

    The General Education Diploma is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Ghana

    The West African Senior School Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Indonesia

    The Upper Secondary School Graduation Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Iraq

    The Secondary School Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Japan

    The Upper Secondary School Leaving Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Jordan

    The General Vocational Secondary Education Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Kazakhstan

    Year 1 KIMEP University only

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: contact Admissions
    • Finance related degrees: Year 1 university 3.5 GPA overall with 3.5 GPA in Maths
  • Kenya

    The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Lebanon

    The Baccalauréat Libanais is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Mexico

    The Bachillerato is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Morocco

    The Diplôme du Baccalauréatis not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Nepal

    The Higher Secondary Education Board Examination is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • New Zealand

    Qualification: National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 3 (NCEA)

    Entry Requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Contact admissions.
    • All other Business related degrees: Achieve an Excellence in the NCEA, with Merit in Maths, plus an English Language qualification
    • Finance related degrees: Achieve an Excellence in the NCEA, with Excellence in Maths, plus an English Language qualification
  • Nigeria

    The West African Senior School Certificate/Senior School Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Pakistan

    The Higher Secondary Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Peru

    The Certificado de Educación Secundaria Común Completa is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Phillipines

    The High School Diploma is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Qatar

    The Qatar Senior School Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Russia

    The Attestat o Srednem (polnom) Obshem Obrazovanii is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Saudi Arabia

    The General Secondary Education Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • South Korea

    The High School Diploma is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Taiwan

    The Senior High School Leaving Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Thailand

    The Certificate of Secondary Education is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • United Arab Emirates

    The General Secondary Education Certificate is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Ukraine

    The Certificate of Independent External Examination is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Venezuela

    The Título de Educación Media General (in either the humanities or science stream) is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Vietnam

    The Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma is not accepted for direct entry to an undergraduate course at Bayes.

    Applicants taking this qualification may wish to consider an international foundation course as an alternative route to undergraduate study. Bayes Business School works in partnership with INTO City and Kaplan International College London to offer foundation courses for international students.

  • Slovenia

    Qualification: Splošna Matura (General Matura Certificate)

    Entry requirement:

    • Actuarial Science and Business Analytics related degrees: Pass the Matura with 25 points overall including grade 5 in Higher Level Maths, plus an English Language qualification
    • All other Business related degrees: Pass the Matura with 25 points overall including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths, plus an English Language qualification.
    • Finance related degrees: Pass the Matura with 25 points overall including grade 4 in Higher Level Maths, plus an English Language qualification

English language requirements

Information for international and EU applicants

For international applicants requiring a Student Route visa we accept any of the below English language proficiency qualifications at the grades listed.

Please note, the Official Certificate must be awarded OR the qualification must be verifiable online. Statement of Results will not be accepted.

The English Language qualification or test needs to have been taken no longer than two years from the date that the CAS is generated.

English Language Tests:

  • IELTS (Academic, UKVI or IELTS Indicator): 6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test
  • Language Cert International ESOL:Language Cert B2 Communicator High Pass
  • TOEFL (Test centre or iBT Special Home Edition):92 overall (24 Writing, 23 Reading, 22 Speaking, 21 Listening)
  • Pearson Academic Online /Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: 59 overall with minimum of 59 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Advanced (also known as Certificate in Advanced English): Grade C (180 overall) at CEFR Level C1 with minimum 170 in each sub test
  • Cambridge English Proficiency (also known as Certificate of Proficiency in English):Pass qualification (all grades accepted)
  • Oxford Test of English 130 overall with minimum 120 in each sub test.

English Language Qualifications:

  • IGCSE: English as a First Language (Syllabus 0500 & 0522) or English as Second Language (Syllabus 0510 & 0511)at Grade B or above
  • International Baccalaureate:Grade 5 at Standard level or Grade 4 at Higher level
  • Trinity College (Integrated Skills):ISE III – pass in each area
  • INTO City Pre-sessional English:6.5 overall with no less than 6.0 in any sub test (NB. Must be the 6 or 8 week Bayes-specific course)
  • Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE): English Language Examination grade 4 or above
  • GCSE English Language Grade C/5 or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school
  • A Level English Language Grade C or above but 1) Qualifications must be issued by Ofqual, SQA, Qualifications Wales or CCEA regulated body in the UK; 2) Education must be undertaken in a UK school
  • Vitnemal English grade 5
  • French Baccalaureat:14/20 in English
  • Malaysian GCE O Level (SPM-1119 syllabus only): grade A.

An exception to the above criteria applies to Student Route visa applicants from the below majority English-speaking countries for whom we can accept a wider range of English qualifications:

  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Australia
  • The Bahamas
  • Barbados
  • Belize
  • Canada
  • Dominica
  • Grenada
  • Guyana
  • Ireland
  • Jamaica
  • Malta
  • New Zealand
  • St Kitts and Nevis
  • St Lucia
  • St Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America.

Don’t meet the English language requirements?INTO City, University of Londonoffers English language programmes to help prepare you for study at university.

These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to degree courses:

Information for home applicants

In addition to the above English language proficiency qualifications accepted for International applicants, as a Home or EU applicant we can also accept any of the below English qualifications:

  • GCSE: Grade C or 4
  • O-Level: Grade C
  • A-Level: Grade C
  • Cambridge English First (also known as Certificate of First in English): Grade A (180-190) at CEFR Level C1.

Foundation programmes

The Foundation Programme is for home fee paying students only. If you think you may still be eligible based on your circ*mstances, for example you have EU Settlement/Pre-Settlement Status, Indefinite Leave to Remain or Refugee Status, please email bayesug@city.ac.uk. If you are an international student please refer to INTO City for information about the International Foundation Programme.

For international students who do not meet the entry requirements for year 1 entry we recommend our affiliated foundation course providers INTO City, University of London and KIC London.

Student life

Study at Bayes and take advantage of all that London has to offer - from entertainment and nightlife to West End theatres, museums and world-famous shopping districts and markets.

See our Undergraduate Student Life page for further information.

  • Accommodation
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  • Living in London
  • Language courses
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All applications should be made through UCAS, the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service. Applications are made via Apply, UCAS's online application system.

Terms and conditions

Students applying to study at Bayes Business School are subject to City, University of London's terms and conditions.

More information about applying to Bayes

Apply via UCAS

UCAS Institution code: C60 (Bayes Business School and City, University of London)
UCAS Course code: N302 / N312 with professional placement

You can find more information at UCAS and in the UCAS Handbook.

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