Applying to study at Pearson Business School
Undergraduate applications process
We look for passionate and committed students, and encourage applications from students with a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Every application to Pearson Business School is considered very carefully, on its individual merits. If you have any questions, you can contact the Admissions Team on firstname.lastname@example.org or +44 (0) 203 8113 540, we're here to help!
Offers onto Pearson Business School Programmes are made following completion of a Business School Workshop.
Once we’ve received your UCAS application you’ll be invited to a Business School Workshop, where you’ll take part in five tasks to help us assess your suitability for the course. Your performance at the Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place. If you are still studying then a course offer will be conditional with a tariff based on your predicted grades up to a maximum of 120 UCAS points. Offer conditions are based on your best three A Levels.
We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are studying) the International Baccalaureate, Access to Higher Education diplomas, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U, Welsh Baccalaureate and equivalent non-UK qualifications. You can calculate your UCAS points by visiting www.ucas.com/tariff-calculator
English Language requirements
If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All our courses are taught in English.
6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)
62 including 60 in each subtest
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)
90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading,
21 in Writing, 21 in Listening and 23 in Speaking
If you'd like to study at Pearson Business School full-time, you'll need to apply through UCAS. Our institution code is P34.
- September 2017 entry - apply by 20 September 2017
- September 2018 entry - apply by 15 January 2018
Business School Workshop
As part of our admissions process, all eligible applicants will be invited to attend a Business School Workshop as part of the application process. Your results from the day will be used as part of your application. You’ll have an interview with an academic and you’ll be able to meet other potential students. If you successfully complete the workshop you will be offered a place on one of our degree programmes and be awarded a partial fee waiver.
If we make you an offer for a place on the programme, it will be subject to our Terms and Conditions
Pearson Business School is powered by industry - our students work closely with a range of companies and industry professionals on a regular basis whilst they study. We therefore ask all final stage applicants to attend a three-hour Business School Workshop which is based on the principals of a Graduate Scheme Assessment Day. The day is held inside Pearson Plc, one of the largest education companies in the world. This is a fun opportunity to find out more about us in a relaxed environment and gain real experience of life inside a FTSE 100 company.
The Business School Workshop is a short introductory session that allows you to experience our unique learning environment and gives you a taste of what life is like studying at Pearson Business School. It’s also your opportunity to show us what you’re made of.
Successfully completing a Business School Workshop will allow you to:
- Be granted a partial tuition fee waiver so you save money on your university fees
- Automatically be considered for one of our scholarships
- Gain valuable experience of completing a graduate scheme assessment day - something that will come in very handy in a few years’ time!
- Meet other potential students on your course
- Get to know your tutors
- Become part of our unique business community through joining the Business or Law and Accountancy Club
What to expect on the day?
The day comprises a mixture of group work and individual tasks, all based on graduate scheme assessment centres. It’ll give you a real taste of life at Pearson Business School as you’ll get to meet some of current students, and take part in exciting industry tasks just like our students do on their industry days.
How do I book?
Places on our workshop are by invitation, and you’ll be invited to a Workshop after our admissions team receive your application. Business School Workshops usually take place on weekday afternoons and on weekends. If you’re not available on the date we invite you to just let us know - we’re happy to reschedule for a time or day that works better for you.
If you aren't predicted to achieve 120 UCAS points (our entry tariff) for your chosen course or are applying through an alternative entry route, then you needn’t worry! Your Business School Workshop will be the same as the one noted above.
Accelerated study means you could complete your undergraduate degree in just two years! High performing students may be offered the opportunity to accelerate their degree at the end of the first year.
A typical full-time degree takes three years to complete and you have a break over the summer. In an accelerated degree, you study for two years without a long summer break. You complete the same modules but in a shorter time frame.
Accelerated study is popular with students who are eager to start their career or great for those who have taken a career break to study. It also means that you save money on your tuition fees and living costs.
Accelerated tuition fees
The full-time (non-accelerated) tuition fee is £9,000.00 per year for three years. The full-time (accelerated) tuition fee is £10,900.00 per year for two years. The amount per year is higher for the accelerated programme, but the total amount paid over the full duration of your studies is less:
Three year programme
Annual full fee £9000.00. Total for programme £9000.00 x 3 = £27,000.00.
Two year accelerated programme
Annual full fee £10,900.00. Total for programme £10,900.00 x 2 = £21,800.00.
If you complete a Business School Workshop you will also be offered a tuition fee waiver which will further reduce your fees. Please contact the admissions team if you would like a personalised quotation of the fees you would pay - email@example.com or +44 (0) 203 8113 540.
Unfortunately we are unable to accept students from outside of the EU on to our undergraduate degrees. This is because we are not a Tier 4 visa sponsor. We hope that this will change in the future, so do keep up-to-date on our progress via our website.
We accept applications from EU students on to all of our courses and you can apply via ucas.com. We are completely committed to providing a welcoming, diverse and vibrant community for students. In light of the EU Referendum result, we would like to reassure EU nationals that we will do everything we can to ensure that students and staff from EU countries can continue to study and work in Britain.
Government confirms funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019. Find out more.
If on the rare occasion an applicant experiences a problem with the admissions process they should normally first raise the matter with the Admissions Manager by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org. If an informal discussion does not resolve the situation satisfactorily, complaints should be put in writing to the Vice Principal (Academic Quality and Enhancement) at: email@example.com. If an applicant wishes to appeal against an application outcome they should complete our Appeal against an Admissions decision form.
Postgraduate applications process
To apply for a place on any of our postgraduate programmes, you’ll need to complete an application form and send it directly to our admissions team. There’s no formal application deadline for postgraduate programmes but it’s best to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
Complete the application form and return to:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Post: Postgraduate Admissions, Pearson College London, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH
If we think you have the potential to succeed on your chosen postgraduate programme, we’ll contact you with the details of your interview.
If you you would like to discuss your application or have any questions you can contact the Postgraduate Admissions Team directly on +44 (0) 203 8113 540.