Application guide

Please note we only accept online applications. To apply, please complete the online application for for the MSc course you want to apply for.

There is no application fee for any of our MSc programmes.

Checklist of supporting documents

  • Transcript/interim transcript
  • Personal statement
  • CV
  • References - please read our guidance
  • English language test result
  • GMAT (if applicable)
  • Confirmation of professional qualifications/exemptions/passes (if applicable)
  • Final year module list (if currently studying)
  • A-Level certificates (if requested)

Please note we will require at least your CV, personal statement, and transcript to make a decision on your application.

For additional tips on filling in the application form, writing your CV or personal statement, please visit our Admissions Blog.

Additional choices

Applicants may only submit one application. However, they may be considered for up to three programmes per academic year using the same supporting materials. You will have the opportunity to select a second and third choice programme when applying.

Please do not submit more than one application as it will be automatically withdrawn.

Application process

All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and are reviewed by an Admissions Panel. We aim to return a decision on an application as soon as possible (and always within a 4-6 week period).


We have no set deadlines. We operate on a rolling admissions basis and close the courses when they are full. Some courses close as early as the beginning of May so early application is recommended. Imminent course closures will be notified on the website.

Because of the length of time required to apply for a student visa we will be unable to accept applications from overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa after mid-July 2020. If you apply after this date, or you do not submit all your supporting documents in time, your application may be deferred until the next academic year. We cannot guarantee a decision can be made in time to secure your visa. If you wish to discuss your individual circumstances please contact your Admissions Officer.

For a successful application to receive an unconditional status all documents must be verified, so an original or certified copy of the degree transcript must be sent by post to Master's Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK or secure electronic transcript received by the MSc Admissions directly from the issuing institution over a secure network/portal.


If you have applied to Cass previously and wish to reuse application materials, please contact your Admissions Officer with your reference number before submitting an application.


If you have been offered a place on an MSc programme you will be asked to pay a non-refundable deposit to secure your place. This deposit must be paid before the deadline given on your offer letter. Your offer acceptance will only be finalised once the deposit payment has been received.

Deposits will only be returned in exceptional cases to applicants who have failed to meet the conditions of their offer, or to international students who were unable to obtain the necessary visas. This will be subject to presentation and assessment of valid documentation supporting the claim. Please see City, University of London's deposit policy for more information.

The deposit for all full-time MSc programmes is £2,000. The deposit for all part-time programmes is £1,000. The deposit amount will be deducted from the first instalment of your tuition fees.

Please pay your deposit online through the City, University of London online payment system.

Tier 4 visa applications for international students

If you are not from the European Economic Area / Switzerland and you are coming to study in the UK you will need to apply for a visa or entry clearance to come to the UK to study.

Please note that the final date for receiving applications from overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa will be mid-July 2020.

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.

Any overseas students requiring a Tier 4 visa who already hold a conditional offer should provide all their documentation to upgrade their offer by 1st August at the latest. If you have any queries about what documentation you need to provide please contact your Admissions Officer.

Please ensure you read our tier 4 visa guidance carefully to ensure that your visa application process goes smoothly. You should take particular care to ensure that you understand the financial requirements. City, University of London has a team of specialist international student advisers who can help with any questions you may have before and during your visa application process.

Please note: You will have to make a new Tier 4 visa application sponsored by City, University of London before you will be able to complete your registration and start studying with us towards your MSc degree. If you have undertaken previous study in the UK as a Tier 4 student of which you have not previously informed us of this may affect your eligibility for a Tier 4 visa and should contact us immediately with further information.

The UK government regularly releases updated Tier 4 Sponsor Guidance. If a change is made that will impact on your CAS or visa application, you will be contacted by the University with further information about your next steps.