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Please note that our online application system will be unavailable from 12:00 on Friday 27 March until the afternoon of Monday 30 March for an essential systems upgrade. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Cass Business School operates on a rolling admissions basis. This means that candidates apply for, and are admitted to, our Masters programmes all year round. Most of our applications are received early in the academic year. To maximise your chances of receiving a positive response, we strongly suggest you apply as early as possible. We aim to return a decision within 6 weeks of receiving your application.

Cass Business School is not responsible for the return of any submitted documents.

Each of our Masters courses may have specific application requirements and we strongly recommend you learning more about individual courses by visiting the relevant course page.  

Masters courses deadlines

We operate a rolling admissions policy and invite students to apply as early as possible. Courses will close when they are full and notification of the closure date is added to the course overview page when closure is imminent.

Please note that the final date for receiving applications from overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa will be Friday 18th July. This is to ensure you have enough time to apply for and receive your visa before the start of the course. After this date we recommend you contact the relevant Admissions Officer for further guidance. 

English proficiency

The UK Border Agency requires proof of English proficiency from all incoming students on a Tier 4 Visa EXCEPT those who are nationals of a majority English-speaking country OR those who have successfully completed an academic qualification, at least equivalent to a UK bachelor's degree, which was taught in a majority English-speaking country*:

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

*excludes Canada

This is in addition to all academic requirements on any offer made by Cass.

We require all Cass MSc students who have not studied a degree programme taught in English before to have an overall IELTS score of at least 7.0 (with a minimum of 6.5 in writing) or a PTE score of at least 66.

Please note City University London accepts IELTS tests take at test centres that are not included on UKVI's SELT list.

Please note that due to changes in the UKVI's list of SELTS we are no longer able to accept TOEFL as evidence of English language for student that require a CAS as of April 2014.

More information on the visa application process is available from The UK Border Agency.


Once you have accepted an offer of a place at Cass you can to apply to City University's accommodation service for a place to live during your studies.

Cass Masters students are eligible to apply for postgraduate accommodation with City. There are several accommodation options including halls of residence for Cass and City students. If you are looking to rent accommodation privately then our accommodation team may also be able to offer help, advice and support.   

However, please note that the accommodation service cannot accept applications until you have paid your deposit.

I chose to study a Masters degree as I feel this is crucial in distinguishing you from the competition in such a competitive sector as banking. I selected London because it is a great city to live in with a great range of sport, music, art and nightlife. Also, access to job opportunities was a big factor in my decision making.'

Ray Chou from Taiwan, MSc in Finance