Study MBA in UK

An MBA programme at a UK business school usually takes one year to complete, but some UK MBA programmes can last for two years and prospective MBA students can also combine study part-time so your career may continue. Online MBA courses are also available. If you are an international student, you must study a full time MBA, as you cannot get a Tier 4 visa (UK student visa) for a part time MBA.

Contrary to the popular belief that all MBA programmes require work experience, international students can study an MBA without work experience in the UK.

Our success speaks:
  • 100% of our Business Applicants obtain admissions in UK
  • Over 70% of our students secure admission into the Top 20 UK Universities
  • Over 50% of our students also obtain admission to top Universities in the World while they are also applying for top UK MBA programs
  • Over 50% of our MBA students obtain university scholarship on admissions
  • In the last 6 years, 100% of our Business Applicants have obtained their UK student visa. Our UK visa success rate in the last 13 years has been near 99%

MBA in the UK – Quick notes on most common queries

  1. Indian 15 Years Education Accepted: All UK MBA programs accept applications from students who have finished their 12 + 3 years Bachelors in India. Thus, you can directly study an MBA in UK as soon as you finish your Bachelors in India
  2. Duration of MBA in UK: MBA in UK is of 1 year duration in general at nearly all UK Universities. Only a few MBA program  are longer eg. London Business MBA allows you an exit point between 15 and 21 months or the Manchester Business School MBA is 18 months long
  3. Intakes: Most MBA programs in UK will begin in September each year. Some UK MBAs also begin in January but these are very limited. Best time to start the MBA in UK is recommended to be in September
  4. Cost of Studying MBA in UK: Course fee for MBA in UK ranges between GBP 10000 to GBP 41000 for the full MBA program  (typically ranging from Rs. 10 lacs to Rs 41 lacs). Some MBA programs like Said MBA (Oxford University), Judge MBA (Cambridge University), London Business School MBA will be higher
  5. Work Experience Requirement for MBA in UK: Many UK Universities require at least 2 years of work experience. As a general rule for most AMBA accredited MBA programs at least 3 years work experience is required. There are as many as the 30 UK MBA programs that accept fresh graduate students on the program. A list of nearly all British MBA programs with their approximate cost is available below
  6. GMAT / GRE: Most UK MBA courses will not need a GMAT. Only a few UK Business Schools need GMAT like London Business School, Cranfield School of Management, Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Imperial College London and a few more. GRE is accepted in lieu of GMAT for most UK MBA programs
  7. English Language Requirement: IELTS test or PTE (Pearson) test is compulsory for most UK Universities although many Universities waive off your IELTS if you have scored well in your 12th English score. For IBDP students, where you have taken English at HL, IELTS is mostly waived by all Universities. TOEFL is also accepted by many UK Universities. However, TOEFL is not accepted when you apply for a UK student visa (Tier 4 Visa). These tests (IELTS, TOEFL, PTE) could be done within one month from the date you decide to take the test ie. preparing for the test, registering for the test, to appearing for it. If you need to register for the test or need help or coaching, you could contact us at +91 9820864001
  8. Time to Apply: Best time to apply for MBA in UK is October and November for the forthcoming September start (ie. one year in advance). UK Universities (except for a few) do not have specific deadlines to apply for MBA though. Students continue applying until June for the September intake
  9. Part-time Work During Study in the UK: Students can work up to 20 hours per week during the MBA course and full-time (40 hours per week) during holidays. Generally, MBA courses are rigorous, we suggest study well
  10. Post-study Work After Study in the UK: You could stay back for 4 months to find jobs in UK after you have finished your course within the stipulated duration as mentioned on your Confirmation of Acceptance Studies (CAS). If you secure a job offer of or over GBP 20800 annually, you can apply for a Tier 2 visa that allows you an extension to work in the UK for 3 years


UK MBA programme list with course fees:

(updated in March 2016)

UK University MBA

UK MBA Fee (£)


London Business School, LBS MBA7080070.8 lacs
University of Oxford, Said Business School MBA5020050.2 lacs
University of Cambridge, Judge Business School MBA4900049 lacs
University of Manchester, Manchester Business School MBA4100041 lacs
City University London, CASS Business School MBA3950039.5 lacs
Imperial College London, Imperial MBA4500045 lacs
Cranfield University, Cranfield School of Management, Cranfield MBA3600036 lacs
University of Reading, Henley Business School MBA3300033 lacs
University of Warwick, Warwick Business School MBA3490034.9 lacs
University of Bath MBA3300033 lacs
University of Strathclyde MBA2800028 lacs
University of Edinburgh MBA2710027.1 lacs
Lancaster University MBA2800028 lacs
University of the Arts London (UAL) MBA2700027 lacs
Aston University MBA2555025.55 lacs
Durham University MBA2500025 lacs
University of Bradford, Bradford School of Management MBA MBA2550025.5 lacs
University of Leeds MBA2500025 lacs
University of Nottingham MBA2400024 lacs
University of Southampton MBA2350023.5 lacs
University of Westminster MBA2350023.5 lacs
University of Glasgow MBA2295022.95 lacs
Loughborough University MBA2385023.85 lacs
University of Exeter MBA2350023.5 lacs
University of Leicester MBA1410514.105 lacs
University of Birmingham MBA2259022.59 lacs
University of Surrey MBA2210022.1 lacs
University of Sheffield MBA2125021.25 lacs
University of Brighton MBA1800018 lacs
Brunel University London, Brunel MBA2100021 lacs
Robert Gordon University MBA1796017.96 lacs
Newcastle University MBA2100021 lacs
Swansea University MBA1855018.55 lacs
University of Kent MBA1997519.975 lacs
Royal Holloway, University of London MBA2030020.3 lacs
University of Hull MBA1980019.8 lacs
University of East Anglia MBA1950019.5 lacs
University of Portsmouth MBA1920019.2 lacs
Queen’s University Belfast MBA1950019.5 lacs
Kingston University MBA1890018.9 lacs
Cardiff University, Cardiff MBA1950019.5 lacs
University of Liverpool MBA1835018.35 lacs
Manchester Metropolitan University MBA1780017.8 lacs
University of Essex MBA1750017.5 lacs
Heriot-Watt University MBA1695016.95 lacs
University of Salford MBA1694516.945 lacs
University of Sussex MBA1900019 lacs
University of Aberdeen MBA1620016.2 lacs
University of Stirling MBA1620016.2 lacs
University of Buckingham MBA1586015.86 lacs
University of Central Lancashire MBA1550015.5 lacs
Falmouth University MBA1600016 lacs
Nottingham Trent University (NTU), NTU MBA1550015.5 lacs
Ulster University MBA1134511.345 lacs
University of the West of England MBA1560015.6 lacs
University for the Creative Arts MBA1532015.32 lacs
University of Roehampton MBA1500015 lacs
Royal Agricultural University MBA1500015 lacs
Sheffield Hallam University (SHU) MBA1540015.4 lacs
Canterbury Christ Church University MBA1100011 lacs
Edinburgh Napier University MBA1563015.63 lacs
Oxford Brookes University MBA1456014.56 lacs
Glasgow Caledonian University MBA1450014.5 lacs
Middlesex University MBA1475014.75 lacs
Northumbria University MBA1450014.5 lacs
University of the West of Scotland MBA1450014.5 lacs
University of Greenwich MBA1350013.5 lacs
London Metropolitan University MBA1410014.1 lacs
Bangor University MBA1450014.5 lacs
Bangor University, London Centre MBA1800018 lacs
Birmingham City University MBA1400014 lacs
Bournemouth University MBA1400014 lacs
De Montfort University MBA1400014 lacs
University of Lincoln MBA1400014 lacs
University of Huddersfield MBA1390013.9 lacs
University of Winchester MBA1380013.8 lacs
University of Derby MBA1352013.52 lacs
University of East London MBA1350013.5 lacs
Queen Margaret University MBA1350013.5 lacs
Coventry University MBA1525015.25 lacs
London South Bank University MBA1300013 lacs
Staffordshire University MBA1385013.85 lacs
Teesside University MBA1095010.95 lacs
York St John University MBA1300013 lacs
Anglia Ruskin University MBA1290012.9 lacs
University of Northampton MBA1270012.7 lacs
University of Bolton MBA1250012.5 lacs
Edge Hill University MBA1250012.5 lacs
University of Gloucestershire MBA1250012.5 lacs
Cardiff Metropolitan University MBA1250012.5 lacs
University of Cumbria MBA1200012 lacs
Leeds Trinity University MBA1200012 lacs
Southampton Solent University MBA1200012 lacs
University of St Mark and St John MBA1200012 lacs
University of Sunderland MBA1200012 lacs
Liverpool Hope University MBA1180011.8 lacs
University of Chester MBA1140011.4 lacs
University of Worcester MBA1140011.4 lacs
University of Bedfordshire MBA1125011.25 lacs
University of West London MBA1125011.25 lacs
University of South Wales MBA1260012.6 lacs
Leeds Beckett University MBA1130011.3 lacs
Liverpool John Moores University MBA1100011 lacs
University of Wales Trinity Saint David MBA1100011 lacs
Glyndwr University MBA1075010.75 lacs
Bucks New University MBA1060010.6 lacs
University Campus Suffolk MBA99009.9 lacs
University of the Highlands and Islands MBA93609.36 lacs

Updated as on March 2016 (for future years, you can expect the fee to go higher by 2 to 5%)

Executive MBA fees in the UK are not considered. International students cannot apply for Executive MBA programs since mostly at all UK Universities they are done part-time and an Indian student cannot apply for a student visa for an Executive MBA.

If you see the above list, the average cost of a UK MBA comes to GBP 18857 (Rs 18.8 lacs). Again in the list of UK MBAs, you will see that as many as 67 MBA programs are below the listed average cost.

MBA in London: MBA programs in London with fees, work experience and GMAT requirement

(updated in March 2016)
Business School or University in London offering MBAMBA Fees (INR)Work Experience RequiredGMAT Required
London Business School, LBS MBA70.8 lacs5 years or higherGMAT 700+
Imperial College London, Imperial MBA45 lacs3 years or higherGMAT 650+
City University London, CASS Business School MBA39.5 lacs3 years or higherGMAT 600+
University of Westminster MBA23.5 lacs3 years or higherNo GMAT
Brunel University London, Brunel MBA21 lacs3 years or higherNo GMAT
Kingston University MBA18.9 lacsTBCNo GMAT
Bangor University, London Centre MBA18 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT
Coventry University MBA15.25 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT
Middlesex University MBA14.75 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT
University of Greenwich MBA13.5 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT
University of East London MBA13.5 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT
University of Wales Trinity Saint David MBA11 lacsNot compulsoryNo GMAT


Apply to study an MBA in the UK

If you are interested in studying at a UK business school, arrange your free consultation today. As one of the leading overseas education consultants in Mumbai, let our expert UK counsellors help you with the complete admission, scholarship and visa process.


UK MBA Programmes that require a GMAT

  • London Business School
  • Cranfield University
  • Oxford University
  • University of Cambridge
  • Imperial College London
  • CASS Business School (City University)
  • University of Edinburgh
  • Hult International Business School


UK Universities that offer a freshers MBA or may accept fresh graduate students on the MBA without work experience

  • Bangor University
  • Cardiff Metropolitan University
  • University of South Wales
  • Leeds Beckett University
  • University of Greenwich
  • Cardiff University
  • London South Bank University
  • University of Wales Trinity Saint David
  • York St John University

Many more……

Check out MBA in the UK without work experience if you have recently graduate or are still studying your undergraduate degree course

MBA in the UK Admission Requirement

Academic Score

Strong academic scores are always valuable. Academic mark sheets of all years (from 10th std. to final year) are required to be submitted to apply to UK Universities. Transcripts are NOT required to apply. In fact if you are currently studying in your final year and do not have your final marksheet, you can still apply. UK Universities can offer you a CONDITIONAL Admission. Once you fulfil that condition eg. final marksheet shows that you have passed your Bachelors or you have achieved the specific score requirement, then an UNDONDITIONAL Offer is issued

IELTS, TOEFL or PTE (Pearson) Test

In order to get admission in UK universities, candidates need to demonstrate English language competency by scoring high in TOEFL or IELTS exams. In IELTS, the preferred score is 7.0 or 6.5 (out of 9). Both IELTS and PTE test dates are available each month. Learn more about TOEFL or IELTS

Statement of Purpose (SOP)

SOP (or personal statement) is an important part of your application package. The statement you write provides additional evidence of your intellectual and creative achievement. Such a statement is also the only opportunity for the readers of your application (ie. the admissions committee) to get a feel for you as a person as well as for you as a student.

The SOP is also the place where you can put your academic record into the context of your opportunities and obstacles, your long-term career goals and more.

Your personal statement should be exactly that — personal. This is your opportunity to tell a University about yourself — your hopes, ambitions, life experiences, inspirations, why study in UK, what attracts you about a specific UK University. SOP should generally be around 1.5 pages long.


A well crafted resume goes a long way. It should clearly talk about your employment, education, and achievements. Generally, we recommend that your resume / CV should be should only be of one page. Here is where you can get a simple explanation on what can appear on a smart resume

Letter of Recommendation

A recommendation letter that highlight candidates’ achievements in academic or professional world would add great value to the candidature.

  • It is advisable to get such references from one’s academic institution (professors / directors) or from workplace (reporting manager / CEO) that highlight the leadership qualities and other managerial skills. Your immediate supervisor is generally considered to be in the best position to have been able to observe and assess your capabilities. So, always have at least one recommendation letter from the person whom you directly report to
  • Recommendation letter should be on the letter headed paper of your College / Employer and should be signed and stamped. Your recommendation letter is NOT required to be in a sealed envelope (like in the case when you are applying to US Universities)
  • Many UK Business Schools for MBA applicants also accept an online recommendation. You will need to register the referees online (in the online application portal). Your referee will receive an email from the #BSchool and your referee will have to following the instructions to submit the recommendation online. While registering the referees, it is preferred to have the Institutional or Organizational email id (not gmail, yahoo, outlook, etc.)
  • Your referees will have to submit the recommendation before the MBA application deadline (if any)
  • Most UK Universities will ask for 2 recommendations

Work Experience

Though it is NOT mandatory for most UK business schools, it would add value to the candidature if the candidates have a couple of years of work experience in the industry. Some Universities will recommend you to include the work experience letters during the application stage. So take a work experience letter from all your work places


The interview is usually the last step during the admission process. Most UK Universities will not do an interview. However there are some Universities where it is compulsory like Cranfield School of Management, London Business School. These interviews could be conducted by a faculty member or a staff or an alumni or a third party representative appointed by the business school. These interview are more often informal in nature and are meant for information exchange. These interviews allow university representatives to judge the candidates’ focus, passion, future career goals and personality.

Our experience says that interviews last anything between 15 to 45 minutes. These interviews may be through a telephone call or via Skype


Wish to study MBA in UK? Here’s how we help

Free Counselling:

We explain the complete process of studying in the UK. We assess your profile and understand your suitability to study British MBAs. We suggest areas of profile development. We help you with your career path, goal setting, suggesting you to go through the right list of UK MBA programs and much more. Our UK counselling and complete help is absolutely FREE of cost for students

Shortlisting Universities:

Based on your interest area, future plans, career objectives, budget, location requirement and several other factors, we help you select the right UK MBA programs you must apply to. We categorically suggest Ambitious, Moderate and Safe University options

Application Documentation:

We guide you with your documents required for applying to MBA programs in UK. This includes helping you build and edit the right CV, editing your SOP and scholarship essays, providing guidance on your recommendation letter content, and more. We are one of the leading overseas education consultants in the country and our professionally made applications will guarantee you an admission


We guide you through the applications to UK Business Schools where we plan the complete application, help you bring out your strengths in your application, help fill out the application forms correctly, check the content, rectify any errors, and submit your application. This is followed by checking the application documents to be sent to the right department at the University

Follow Up Counseling:

We are always there for you. We keep in touch with Universities and provide you updates on your applications. After your applications too, generally you are bound to come up with a lot of questions, and we will be happy to help

Interview rounds:

Most UK Universities do NOT require you to do an interview with them. However some top UK Universities like Cranfield School of Management, London Business School would want to do an interview round with you before finalizing your admissions. We provide you with mock rounds and help you build your confidence, so that you could establish to the University that you could contribute well to their MBA class


Once your offers are in, we help you finalize on the right MBA program for you at the right UK business school. Often students face a dilemma at this stage when they receive more than one UK admission offer

Financial Matters:

We will guide on how you have to make your fee payment and get your confirmation from the University. We help you with your scholarship application and also avail of any education loans that you may require

UK Visa Guidance:

We guide you through the complete UK student visa (Tier 4 visa) process including suggesting the right documents, documentation check, applying for appointment, preparing the visa application file, providing mock interview rounds and more


We try to connect you with other students who are going to the UK or who are already studying there


We guide you with booking of your accommodation in UK

Other Value-added Services:

We provide a pre-departure brief (explain about life and living in the UK, their culture, how much money to carry, opening of bank account and other such valuable information), help you buy forex, book flight tickets, inform the University about your travel dates, etc.



Shortlisting the right set of Universities and editing essays is the biggest task where students face issues. We have always encouraged our students to join top business schools and with limitless iterations and brainstorming discussions, we believe to have placed students to Universities that could have been their dream!

UK Admission Counseling

In case you’re confused about your studies in UK, we can help you solve the problem. Once we meet you, and your parents or spouse, we ask you questions to get a clearer idea of your preferences, restrictions, and goals. This will allow us to make a range of suggestions with regard to locations and universities. With more discussions we’ll help you pick between them and narrow it down to the right selection of safe, moderate and ambitions options. We will make your process of studying in UK hassle-free.

We are experts at what we do. Since 2002 we have helped 1000s of students (personally). As one of the leading overseas education consultants in Mumbai, the collective experience of our team of experts go beyond a 100 years. Many of us have studied abroad and know exactly what your requirements will be, what kind of universities should be best suited for your future, what you need to do to get there.

We are extremely personal. Students ask us 1000s of questions and we enjoy replying to these. You will have one dedicated team member who you will be able to contact throughout the service. We don’t count the number of hours spent on you. We don’t shed away responsibilities. We work on your side and have just one thing in mind—to get you your best in your career.

We enjoy when you get scholarships or you save money. Over 70% of our applicants will earn some form of scholarship / financial aid / bursary.

We keep in touch with Universities. We keep in touch with our past students. We know exactly what a University will require or we can identify it very (very) easily. We help you build your profile, craft a great resume, and statement of purpose (SOP)/essays and bring out the best in you while presenting you to a University. Chances of your admissions evidently rise because we are around.

We help you right from start to end in the process ie. from selecting the right course and university list, documentation preparation, filling out and checking of forms, applying to universities, to securing admission offers, helping you finalize the best choice of university, visa guidance (including documentation, mock interview rounds, application), accommodation booking and much more. Hey! IELTS coaching is also available at our centre. We are brilliant with our essay editing services (remember – you will have to end up writing 18 to 24 essays when you apply to 8 to 10 Universities). We are simply there for everything! #enoughsaid

Mostly all of our students are through word of mouth. You will ENJOY your process and will not have to think how ordinary a question is while you ask us. We reply. We ensure that you remain satisfied. Nearly all our students would give us a 100/100 for our services.

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