Cass MSc Admissions

Advice and Information from the MSc Admissions team

October 11, 2019
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Applicants for 2020 intake – sign up for the MSc Information Session!

Calling all prospective Master’s degree applicants for Cass Business School’s 2020 intake! We are currently getting ready for the next admissions cycle, and we are sure that you are also busy making preparations. We anticipate that we will be accepting applications for 2020 intake from around November onwards. To help you decide which course is right for you, and to get advice on how to submit an application, we invite you to our on-campus MSc Information Session on Thursday 24th October at 18:30.

You will discover what it’s like to study at Cass, before attending a break-out session to learn more about the content and structure of the degree course(s) you are most interested in. You will also get a chance to speak to lecturers, admissions staff, our careers team and current students.

In order to attend the on-campus Information Session, please sign up online here.

All of our MSc courses will be covered, with the exception of MSc Entrepreneurship and MSc Global Supply Chain Management, which will have individual online sessions in November. We are also running online information sessions for other courses, so if you can’t make it to the on-campus session please sign up for an online session.

We look forward to welcoming you!

April 18, 2019
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Scholarships Webinar

A few weeks ago we held an online information session about postgraduate scholarships at Cass Business School. To find out more about our scholarships, including what is on offer and how to apply, please watch the presentation through the link below.

Cass MSc Scholarships Webinar

Please note that several scholarships have been confirmed since the recording, so please visit our scholarships page for up-to-date information.

The deadline for the majority of our scholarships is 13th May 2019 at 5pm BST.

Good luck!

March 12, 2019
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Scholarships open for 2019 intake!

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the majority of scholarships for 2019 intake!

Available Scholarships – for a list of scholarships on offer, and their eligibility criteria, please see our website. The unconfirmed scholarships will be updated on our website when they are confirmed, and we endeavour to inform eligible applicants when they open.

General requirements – In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. Unless otherwise stated we do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

Deadlines – Unless otherwise indicated, the deadline for our scholarships is 13th May 2019 at 5pm BST. Late applications will not be accepted.

Decisions – We know how important it is to confirm the scholarship results as soon as possible. Decisions are normally announced between June and August, and all applicants are informed of the outcome of their application.

How to apply – Scholarship applications must be submitted online. Each scholarship has its own application form and therefore if you are eligible for more than one you will need to fill in an application form for each scholarship.

You will be asked to provide some contact details, information about your academic background and any other funding you’ve applied for. The final part of the application is a series of short essay questions.

You can choose to save your progress and return to the form later – please remember to submit the application before the deadline! After you submit the application you will be emailed a copy of your application form answers. It is not possible to make changes to your application form after you’ve submitted it, and we are not able to provide updates on the status of individual applications.

Sometimes the awarding panel will interview shortlisted candidates (normally through Skype or a phone call) or request further documentation.

 

Tips for the application:

  • Only the eligible courses and country of permanent resident options will appear in the drop-down list in the first section of the application.
  • When inputting details of your academic background, please use your institution’s grading system (do not convert it to another system), and ensure you include the grading scale (e.g. 1.2 out of 5 low).
  • There are no right or wrong answers to the essay questions, but this is an important part of the application. The awarding panel do not have access to your degree documents or CV unless they specifically request them, so ensure that you include everything you feel is important in your essay answers.
  • Please note that there is a character limit to the essay questions, so make sure that your full answer is showing before you submit the application. Punctuation and spaces are included in the limit.
  • Allow plenty of time to complete the application – don’t leave it until the deadline! Late applications will not be accepted.
  • Check your application before submitting it – look out for spelling and grammar mistakes, and ensure that your student number and email address are correct.

Unfortunately, not all applicants will be eligible for our scholarships. In these cases, we recommend that you take a look at external funding opportunities – we have listed some on our website.

If you have any queries please contact Kate.Hodson.1@city.ac.uk. Good luck!

February 20, 2019
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Top tips for writing your Personal Statement and CV

As you prepare your application for Cass Business School, we are sure that you are keen to sell yourself and demonstrate your suitability for your chosen course. One of the best ways to demonstrate your enthusiasm for, and knowledge of, a course or industry sector is through your personal statement and CV. A well-written personal statement and CV can help the admissions panel understand your motivation, which might not be conveyed through your degree transcript alone. In this post we give you some hints and tips for writing your personal statement and CV. Please remember that these two documents form part of your whole application file, and a successful application will also require a solid academic background that meets our requirements.

Personal Statement

  • Be concise – We are often asked how long the personal statement should be. Ideally it should be 500-600 words, although there is no particular limit. It is better to be concise so the admissions panel can easily pick out the key points.
  • Look to the future – The admissions panel use the personal statement to determine whether the course you have applied for is right for you. You should therefore address why you want to take the course, and what your future careers aspirations are. If you can, demonstrate how particular modules will help you in the field you wish to enter after graduating.
  • Do your research – Find out about the School and the course before writing your personal statement. Is there anything that particularly catches your eye or interests you? Mentioning something that is specific to Cass Business School or the course, and explaining how it will benefit you, will show the admissions panel that you have taken the time to read and learn about the School or course.
  • Tailor your statement – We expect that you are submitting applications to other Business Schools. However, do not make the mistake of sending the same statement to every School. It is often obvious when an applicant has not tailored their statement for their application to Cass Business School. Following from the above point, ensure that you are writing your statement specifically for the course that you wish to apply for at Cass, and mention the course name in the statement.
  • Sell yourself! – The personal statement is the only document where you can really convince the admissions panel of your motivation and suitability for the course. Other supporting documents such as the degree transcript are the hard evidence of your achievements, but they cannot convey a passion for a subject. Use this opportunity to tell us about yourself – what makes you stand out? How do you think the course will help you in your future career? What can you give back to the Cass community? If there are any discrepancies in your academic background you can provide an explanation here. Above all, your career ambitions should comprise the greatest part of your statement.

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January 23, 2019
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Secure electronic transcripts and degree verification

In this post we offer advice on how offer-holders can send their secure electronic degree transcript to us for verification.

For a successful MSc applicant to receive an unconditional offer, all credentials must be verified, so an original or certified hard copy of the final degree transcript must be sent by post to Cass Business School, Specialist Masters Programme Office, 106 Bunhill Row, London, EC1Y 8TZ, UK or a secure electronic transcript received by the MSc Admissions Team directly from the issuing institution.

Electronic transcript (e-transcript) is an official University/Institution document delivered to the nominated recipient over a secure network/platform, upon the student giving appropriate permission or consent (e.g. providing their nominated recipient’s email address when placing the order). E-transcript is certified by a digital signature (i.e. Academic Registrar) and contains special security features. The nominated recipient, for example Admissions Officer or Employer, receives instructions on how to authenticate the electronic transcript, including the necessary steps to acquire an access code/token to view and print the official e-transcript. Continue Reading →

April 17, 2018
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New Scholarships for 2018 intake!

We are delighted to announce the opening of two new scholarships for offer-holders on our full-time Specialist Master’s Programme! These are in addition to our existing Cass Scholarships.

Cass Future Fund Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of our alumni through our Annual Fund Telephone Campaign, we are able to offer up to 7 scholarships, each worth £10,000. In order to be eligible, you must not have previously studied at Higher Education level in the UK and must have received an offer on an eligible MSc course. Please see our website for full details of eligibility and to apply.

Future Fund Women’s Leadership Scholarship

This scholarship is provided by the Cass Global Women’s Leadership Programme, with funds donated by City, University of London alumni. The aim of the programme is to celebrate the successes of Cass women and facilitate the achievement of their professional goals. Two scholarships, each worth £10,000, are available to eligible offer-holders on all courses. For more details and to apply, please see our website.

 

We have a number of other scholarships that are open for applications. You can find more details of their eligibility criteria and how to apply on our website. Continue Reading →

February 14, 2018
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Scholarship Webinar – February 2018

We recently held an online Scholarship information session for our offer-holders, which gave more details on our scholarships and how to apply for them. Dr Nikolaos Papapostolou gave an overview of the Stelios Scholarship, and we were also joined by two of our current Stelios scholars. If you missed the presentation, please find the recording in the link below.

Scholarship Webinar February 2018

Please note the following clarification with regards to the presentation – The Haberman Fund is eligible to offer-holders on MSc Actuarial Science only.

If you have any queries relating to scholarships please do not hesitate to contact Kate.Hodson.1@city.ac.uk. Keep an eye on our website and blog for any updates on scholarships!

December 22, 2017
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Holiday closure 2018

The MSc Admissions Office is closed from 22nd December 2017 until 2nd January 2018.

We endeavour to respond to your emails and to process applications as soon as we can when we return to the office.

Enjoy the festive break, and Happy New Year!

MSc Admissions Team

 

December 22, 2017
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Scholarship applications open for 2018 intake

We are pleased to announce that applications for some of our scholarships for 2018 intake are now open!

  • Stelios Scholarship – applications accepted on a rolling basis, but applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by mid-February 2018
  • September 11th Insurance Trust Scholarship; Pettman Scholarship; Fondazione Pietro Barbaro Scholarship; Haberman Fund – deadline 8th May 2018

In order to be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer of a place on a full-time MSc degree at Cass Business School. We do not accept scholarship applications from applicants who do not hold an offer on an MSc degree at Cass Business School.

For more information on the scholarships, including eligibility criteria and the application links, please see our Scholarships page.

To see a preview of the application form, and for details of the scholarship timeline, course scholarships and loans, please see the below document:

Scholarships Presentation 2018

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact Kate Hodson – kate.hodson.1@city.ac.uk

Good luck!

April 19, 2017
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Scholarships webinar 2017

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Scholarships Webinar on 12 April – we hope you found it useful. If you weren’t able to join us, or would like to listen again, please click the link below for the recording.

Scholarship webinar 2017

Remember that the deadline for the majority of scholarship applications is 2 May 2017 – late applications will not be accepted. In order to be considered you must have fully accepted your offer by paying the deposit and submitting the online offer response form by 2 May.

We wish you good luck!

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