Although a good first or second class UK honours degree, or overseas equivalent, will usually be required, professional experience will be taken into account and applicants considered on their overall suitability for the programme. Evidence of entrepreneurial experience will be of particular value in our admissions decision.
Prior knowledge or experience of your chosen subject area is not required. We welcome applications from recent university graduates from a wide range of disciplines.
See country and region-specific information and entry requirements for International applicants or please contact us with any questions.
Not quite at the required level of English language proficiency for your chosen programme?
Applicants whose first language is not English, are required to attain the International English Language Test Scores (IELTS) defined below. An equivalent acceptable qualification accepted by the University will also be taken into consideration, to enter a programme.
Following a review, and in response to English language testing disruption caused by Covid-19 in a number of countries. We have made some changes to our English language criteria for September 2020 entry for Henley Business School master’s applicants.
For master's programmes that previously required an IELTS score of 7.0 overall with no less than 6.0 in each of the four sub-skills (Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening). We have with immediate effect, set a revised requirement of 6.5 overall with scores of no less than 6.0 in each of the four sub-skills.
To confirm, for 2020 entry, Henley Business School requires a minimum IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 6.0) to enter all programmes except Information Management. Information Management programmes require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with no element below 5.5).
Our International Study and Language Institute (ISLI) offers a comprehensive range of Pre-sessional English (PSE) courses. We encourage all students who have not lived or studied in an English-speaking country before to register for one. Students completing pre-sessional courses would be allowed entry onto their chosen programme after achieving an overall score of 6.5 with scores of no less than 5.5 in each of the four sub-skills.
This is a change to the previous half-band discount, which will not apply for 2020 entry.
Equivalent English Language Qualifications will also be accepted. If you require specific advice on your qualification please contact our admissions office directly by e-mail or telephone on +44 118-378-5289.
UK visa requirements
If you are not a national of the European Union (EU), you may need to obtain a UK visa. This visa will allow to live and study in the UK. See the UK Border Agency website. Contact the University's International Office with any questions: email@example.com.
Tier 4 visa pilot scheme
Find out more about the tier 4 visa pilot scheme on the University of Reading website.