Entry requirements

The programme is aimed at graduates who have not studied marketing in their undergraduate degrees. This is a programme designed to introduce students to the subject. It aims to allow participants to complement and build on their existing knowledge from outside of the marketing discipline, such as the arts, the humanities, engineering or business, and is designed to open doors into a career in marketing communications, marketing management or business development.

Applicants are expected to hold a good degree in any discipline other than marketing. An Upper Second Class honours, or 3.2 GPA on a 4-point scale or an average of B+ are all considered to be a ‘good degree’.

You can find out more about the international qualifications we accept on the main University website.

English language requirements

Studying at Masters level demands a high level of fluency in written and spoken language, and excellent comprehension. For this reason, non-native speakers of English are normally asked to demonstrate their English language competence by taking one of the internationally recognised tests below.

Our minimum language requirements for postgraduate study at LUMS are:

  • IELTS 7.0, with at least 6.0 in each element
  • Pearson Academic (PTE) 70, with at least 55 in each element
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) grade C
  • ToEFL iBT 100 (with minimum 22 in each skill)

Please note: IELTS and Pearson scores are valid for two years from the test date. Also, note that ToEFL tests are no longer recognised by the UK Visas and Immigration Office for entry to pre-sessional English language courses.