Selecting a ‘second choice’ programme can be difficult; particularly when you would like a place on one specific programme. However, many of our programmes are extremely competitive and it’s not always possible to offer everyone a place on their first-choice programme. With a second choice, you can select two programmes to be considered for each academic year.
The only constraints we have set regarding selection of two programmes are that the programmes must be the same type of master’s programme - i.e. both MSc, both MBA or MRes. You can apply for programmes both in the Business School and the wider college if you’d like; or two in the Business School, if you prefer.
We are looking for passion and enthusiasm for your chosen programme and a clear understanding of how it will help you in your future career, therefore, we wouldn’t expect to see choices from significantly different areas.
Which Business School programmes should you choose? This is up to you! There is by no means “one size that fits all”, and there are no right or wrong selection choices (you can just choose one programme, if you'd prefer). However, for those of you choosing two programmes, there are some choice combinations which may fit better together than others, and we’ve written this blog post to help you with making your selection.