Cass MSc Admissions

Advice and Information from the MSc Admissions team

December 22, 2017
by MSc Admissions Team

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 –

Good luck!

September 8, 2017
by MSc Cass Careers

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

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
by MSc Cass Careers

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
by MSc Admissions Team

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 →

April 19, 2017
by MSc Admissions Team

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!

April 3, 2017
by MSc Admissions Team

2017 scholarship applications open

We are pleased to announce that scholarship applications are now open for 2017 intake!

To see what we have on offer, and the eligibility criteria, please check out our website.

All applications must be made online, and there is a separate application form for each scholarship. We advise you to prepare your short essay answers in advance, as the form cannot be saved and returned to. You can preview the questions here.

To help you complete your application, we’ve put together a presentation giving an overview of the application process and a look at the application form itself:

Scholarships Presentation 2017

To be considered for a scholarship you must first have fully accepted, and paid the deposit for, a conditional or unconditional offer on a full-time MSc course. The deadline for Cass Scholarship applications is 5pm BST on 2nd May 2017.

Decisions are usually made by the awarding panel from June until August, and we will inform candidates of the decisions as and when they are made.

Some scholarships are awaiting confirmation for 2017 intake. Please keep an eye on our website for further information.

If you are not eligible for a Cass Scholarship, you might be eligible for an external award or student loan.

We look forward to receiving your scholarship application forms – good luck!

February 10, 2017
by MSc Admissions Team

How to apply for a Cass MSc

Are you interested in applying for one of our MSc courses and want to get a head-start on preparing your application? We have lots of advice in our new ‘How to apply’ video, covering everything from how to gather information about our courses, to submitting the application and what steps to take after receiving an offer.

We accept applications on a rolling basis, but recommend that you apply as early as possible to maximise your chances. To see how you could benefit from submitting an early application, see our previous post.

As always, if you have any questions please get in contact!

January 11, 2017
by MSc Admissions Team

Spotlight on our Quants courses

Are you interested in studying one of our Quants courses, but not sure which one to apply for? There is increasing demand from employers for recruits with strong quantitative skills, so earning a Masters in one of our quantitative courses could be your key to success if you have the right background. Read on, as we focus on our quantitative courses, and what we are looking for in successful candidates.

The three quantitative programmes (MSc Financial Mathematics, MSc Quantitative Finance and MSc Mathematical Trading and Finance) share many similarities. To be specific, they share some of the same modules in Term one and Term two, such as ‘Asset Pricing’ ‘Derivatives’, ‘Fixed Income’, ‘Stochastic Modelling in Finance’ and ‘Risk Analysis.’ All programmes enable students to acquire the sophisticated mathematics and computer-modelling skills required to employ newly developed investment products and financial strategies for pricing, hedging, trading and portfolio management decisions.

Each programme has its own specialism and career prospects associated with it. These differences are summarised below, in brief, along with the academic entry requirements: Continue Reading →

November 10, 2016
by MSc Admissions Team

2017 applications open! Why apply early?

We are pleased to announce that applications for 2017 intake are now open! In this post we explore the benefits of submitting an early application, as well as considering circumstances when it might be worth taking more time before hitting the submit button.

So why apply early?

  • It gives you more time to meet offer conditions. If you’ve been made an offer that is conditional on achieving a certain grade or taking a test such as the GMAT or IELTS, you will have more time to meet our requirements (and, if necessary, retake tests to achieve the required score). Applicants who submit late applications sometimes find that they have very little time in which to meet their offer conditions, particularly if they also need to apply for a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. Applying early means you have more control over the situation, can pick suitable test dates before they get fully booked, and remove unnecessary stress from the process.
  • Scholarship applications often have early deadlines. The deadline for most Cass Scholarships is early May, but many external scholarship providers have much earlier deadlines. In order to apply for a Cass Scholarship you must have first received and fully accepted an offer on one of our MSc courses, and this is also often a requirement for external scholarships. Applying early ensures that you are more likely to meet the scholarship application deadline.
  • There is a greater chance that your first-choice course will still be accepting applications. We do not have a set deadline for closing courses, as we accept applications on a rolling basis. This means, however, that some of our most popular courses tend to close earlier in the admissions cycle as they become full. Maximise your chances of being accepted onto your first choice course by submitting an early application.
  • Continue Reading →

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