APPLYING TO STUDY AT PEARSON BUSINESS SCHOOL
UNDERGRADUATE APPLICATIONS PROCESS AND NEXT STEPS
Looking to study at Pearson Business School on an undergraduate Business, Law or Accounting course? We're looking for students with raw talent and big aspirations; our admissions process is designed to reflect this and we’ve included all the information you’ll need below, to make the process as straightforward as possible for you. If at any point you have any questions, don’t hesitate to use the ‘Live Chat’ facility on our website, or give our friendly Admissions team a call on +44 (0) 203 441 1310, we’re here to help!
UNDERGRADUATE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND PROCESS:
We give equal value to applicants of all backgrounds and experience. The average tariff of our current applicants is 128-120 UCAS points (ABB to BBB at A Levels); you'll find our typical entry requirements for each degree on the relevant page of the website, framed in UCAS points with example A-level grades given in brackets. We also welcome applications from students who have studied (or are currently studying) the International Baccalaureate, Higher National qualifications, BTECs, Scottish Highers, Cambridge Pre-U and Welsh Baccalaureate. We do also accept other qualifications so please contact us if you are unsure about whether we’ll accept your current qualifications.
We also have an alternative entry route, whereby all applicants are considered for entry regardless of qualification. It’s an assessment based entry route as you’ll be invited to attend one of our unique Business Workshops. So, if you have big ambitions, but don’t think you’ll meet our entry requirements, we’d still encourage you to contact us.
Our courses are designed with industry for trailblazers, not followers, so if you have the drive and determination to succeed, get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
HOW TO APPLY
If you'd like to study at Pearson Business School full-time, you'll need to apply through UCAS. Our institution code is P34 and you'll find the UCAS codes for each degree on the relevant course page of the website. Take a look at our full Pearson Business School course list if you need to locate your course code and if you’re still not sure, just drop us a note via Live Chat on our website and one of our friendly team will locate it for you, we’re a helpful bunch!
Once you’ve applied to study within Pearson Business School on an undergraduate Business, Law or Accounting programme, you’ll be invited to attend a Business Workshop. Our workshops are tailored specifically to the course you’re interested in and give us the opportunity to chat with you about your aspirations. You’ll be able to talk us through your experience to date, and even show off, so it really is your chance to shine!
Best of all, we encourage all our Pearson Business School applicants to participate in a Business Workshop as it can help to significantly reduce your tuition fees (see our fee waiver information below) and it’s an opportunity to be considered for a scholarship too.
Unlike an Open Day, a Business Workshop is specifically for applicants - you’ll get in-depth information about your course and also take part in a mini industry workshop and ‘employer style’ assessment centre. The style of learning at Pearson Business School is a little bit different from traditional institutions, as you’ll be studying in a professional working environment, so we’ve designed our Business Workshops to get you into that mind-set from day one and also to give you a taste of things to come! Don’t be worried about the prospect of an assessment - you’ll have plenty of time to prepare and we’ll send you advice and tips beforehand. We genuinely want to find out more about you and your motivation for your chosen subject; you’ll find Pearson College London friendly and welcoming and Business Workshops are very much a two-way process. On the day, you’ll be able to ask us questions, chat to students, take part in a group ice-breaker activity, see where you’ll be studying and you’ll also have the chance to speak to Student Support about fees, finance and accommodation. We’ve got all bases covered!
All applicants who pass the Business Workshop will be offered a fee waiver. Currently for full-time applicants this fee waiver is set at £3,000 per annum taking the total payable annual tuition fee for full-time students to £6,000.
This is because currently the government only offers loans of £6,000 per annum to full-time students and £4,500 per annum to part-time students studying with Alternative Providers and we are committed to ensuring that talented students with potential have the opportunity to succeed with one of our degrees. So, if you’ve got raw talent and big aspirations, we’re fully committed to ensuring you’re able to join one of our programmes.
What’s the difference between an accelerated degree and an ordinary degree?
A typical full-time degree takes three years to complete and you study for two terms in each of the three years, with a break over the summer. Each of the three years corresponds to one level of study. In an accelerated degree, you study for two years. You do not get a summer break – instead you study during the Summer Term, so you study for three terms in each of two academic years.
What are the tuition fees for the two types of degree?
The full-time (non-accelerated) tuition fee is £9,000.00 per year for three years. The full-time (accelerated) tuition fee s £10,900.00 per year for two years.
The amount per year, therefore, 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.
Many students have fee waivers, so the actual fees are less than shown above. For example, if you have been offered a £3,000 annual fee waiver taking your tuition fees to £6,000 per annum for a three year programme, the worked example below would apply to you.
• Three year programme
Annual full fee £9000.00, less fee waiver of £3000.00 results in annual net fee £6000.00
Total for programme £6000.00 x 3 = £18,000.00.
• Two year accelerated programme
Annual full fee £10,900.00, less fee waiver of £3000.00 results in annual net fee £7,900.00.
Total for programme £7,900.00 x 2 = £15,800.00.
If you have a scholarship, it will be applied pro-rata to the new fee if you decide to transfer to the accelerated course. Please contact the admissions team if you would like a personalised quotation of the fees you would pay.
What about student loans?
Pearson College London is an alternative provider of higher education and our students are only permitted to borrow £6,000 per annum in tuition fee loans from the Student Loan Company.
If you are a student with a £3000.00 fee waiver, your annual fee on the accelerated programme is £7,900.00 (see above worked example). You would therefore need to contribute £1,900 per annum (a total of £3,800) from your own funds, or alternative sources.
If English isn’t your first language, 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. The details of the requirements are:
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency
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
176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)
90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading,
At the moment, we can't accept applications from non UK/EU students. We'll let you know as soon as this changes, so please keep an eye on our website for the latest news.
APPEALS AND COMPLAINTS PROCEDURE
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.