Entry requirements

To apply for the MSc International Innovation, you will normally be expected to have:

  • an honours degree* from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualification. We look for a minimum of a 2:1 honours degree or equivalent (eg, a minimum GPA of 3.2 on a four-point scale or an A grade on a literal scale).
  • demonstrable English language competence if your first language is not English

*See below for the specific degree requirements for each pathway

MSc International Innovation (Environmental Science)

A degree in environmental science or related discipline.

MSc International Innovation (Engineering)

A degree in engineering or a related technological subject, depending on the exact modules to be taken. For electronics modules, a degree in electronic and electrical engineering will be required.

MSc International Innovation (Computer Science)

A degree in computer science, electronic or electrical engineering, physics or mathematics.

MSc International Innovation (Telecommunications)

A degree in computer science, electronic or electrical engineering, physics or mathematics.

MSc International Innovation (Design)

A degree in either a broad design discipline or from the digital and creative sectors – for example, in industrial design, product design, product design and engineering, architecture, graphic design, design management, interaction design.

MSc International Innovation (Entrepreneurship)

A degree typically in a business or management discipline, or with a substantial element of those subjects.

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.

English language tests marginally below these levels?

If you are clearly a strong applicant in other respects, we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language courses. In this case, the offer of a place on the Masters programme could depend on successful completion of this course, and additional fee is charged. We have designed these courses to help you improve your English to the level needed for your academic programme.

If you need to attend one of these courses, we will send you further information at the offer stage.