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Advice and Information from the MSc Admissions team

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!

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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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!

September 8, 2017
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How to get the most out of the MSc Careers Fair on September the 29th

In our last blog entry Relationship Manager, Sara Williams, talks you through how to best prepare for the annual Cass MSc careers fair….

 

About the Fair:

Cass holds its annual careers fair for MSc students during the induction period before term begins – this year it is taking place on Friday 29th of September and full details will be given in your induction presentation as well in the fair guidebook you will receive in the induction week.

Careers fairs give you the chance to meet employers face-to-face, and to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available. The recruiters are trying to market their organisations to you. However, the Careers fair is also an opportunity for you to market yourself to potential employers.

Why do we hold it so early?

We hold it at this time because many of the employers attending the fair will have already opened their graduate recruitment process and many will have deadlines for applications in October / November.

How to prepare:

It can be difficult for students to stand out at Fairs as there are so many people there and it can seem overwhelming. Continue Reading →

August 30, 2017
by MSc Cass Careers
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The UK Graduate Recruitment Market in 2017

The UK Graduate Recruitment Market in 2017

In the second of our guest blogs from the careers service – David Shute, MSc Careers Relationship Manager, gives you an insight into what the outlook is for the graduate jobs market in 2017…

We often get a lot of questions early in the year from students about what their options are for getting into the job market in the UK. Here we explore two popular options for Cass students; graduate schemes, and entry level vacancies.

Let’s start with the most popular and the one that might need your most immediate attention – Graduate Schemes. Continue Reading →

August 16, 2017
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Hello and welcome from the Cass Careers & Professional Development team!

Many of you will be looking to study an MSc with a view to using it to help either start or progress your career. With that in mind engaging with Cass Careers and making the most of the opportunities and resources available to you should be high on your list of priorities.

The Careers team have a wealth of experience from across different industries and know what it takes to stand out from the competition, whether you are applying for a graduate position, an internship or an experienced hire role.

So how can we help?

Once you have paid your deposit you can start engaging with the careers team. Some of the Key ways to engage with Careers will be;

Cass Careers Online (CCO) – Once you start your course you will be given access to CCO which is our online careers portal. With everything from careers resources and job vacancies to registering for events and booking one to ones it provides invaluable assistance at every step of your career search. Continue Reading →

June 1, 2017
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Advice for offer-holders 2017

As summer approaches, and you are making your plans, the following information may help you to prepare for joining Cass Business School in September. This advice is designed to help you avoid the most common problems encountered by students in the final weeks before joining the course. Please read it carefully, as it is advisable to plan ahead, particularly if you require a T4 student visa, rather than have lots to prepare at the last minute. Continue Reading →

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