Entry requirements

Admissions eligibility

Applicants with an undergraduate degree must have achieved a minimum of an upper second-class Bachelor’s degree (2:1) from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard from a recognised university. In addition to this, we strongly recommend at least five years of work experience.

Applicants without an undergraduate degree must have at least seven years of total work experience and two years of executive leadership experience.

Entry requirements

Please submit the below materials as part of your application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Test scores

If you are not a national of a country deemed by the UK Home Office to be majority English speaking, you must submit an approved language examination:

  • IELTS with an overall mark of 7.5 with 6.5 in each subtest.
  • TOEFL with an overall score of 109 with at least 24 in Reading and Writing and 20 in Listening and Speaking.

Standardised test scores (GMAT, GRE or equivalent) are not required. However, we encourage you to include them if you feel your scores will strengthen your application.

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Personal statement

Your personal statement helps the Admissions Committee better understand your personal and professional goals.

To create your personal statement, please respond to the following essay prompts:

  • Tell us what characteristics of the UCL MBA programme are attractive to you and why the University should admit you. 
  • What are your immediate and long-term post-MBA career goals? How will the UCL MBA, global and online, help you to achieve your goals? 
  • Describe your experiences dealing with uncertainty and data in the workplace. Tell us how you believe uncertainty or data could impact your industry/business sector and your personal role (current or intended post-MBA industry/business sector and role). 

If you wish to communicate additional information about your background, you may also complete the following optional essay prompt:

  • Do you have unique experiences, skills or goals that are not captured in the rest of the application?

Applicants should upload their personal statement to the online application.


Applicants should upload a current resume or CV to the online application.

Video interview

Applicants must complete a video interview with a member of the UCL Admissions Committee. Interviews last approximately 10 minutes and will be recorded.

You should be prepared to discuss why you are interested in the UCL MBA, what has motivated you to apply for the programme, and how an MBA will help you achieve your career goals.


Applicants must provide two references — one from a mentor or supervisor and one from a peer or coworker — to corroborate their qualifications, skills and dedication.


Please provide official transcripts from all degree-granting higher education institutions declared in your application. Please keep the following requirements in mind:

  • Transcripts must be recent, printed on institutional stationery and signed or stamped by an appropriate authority. Your transcripts should include individual modules taken and/or completed, grades and credits earned.
  • Unofficial transcripts — for example, documents issued by a department, signed by programme administrators or screenshots of computer screens — will not be accepted.

Please upload your transcripts to your online application or send them to appsvcs@onlinelearning.ucl.ac.uk

Application fee

Prior to finalising your application, please include the application fee of £150. This fee can be submitted via the online application. Apply by 20 September 2019 to receive an application fee waiver.

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