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Entry requirements

All candidates must fulfil the following criteria in order to be considered for a place:

  • An accredited university degree (from any subject area) validated by the country of origin for progression to postgraduate study
  • Previously obtained undergraduate and postgraduate degrees must amount to a minimum number of credits of 240 ECTS (or equivalent in non-European institutions) or 180 ECTS plus two years’ relevant work experience (in lieu of 60 credits ECTS)
  • A personal statement demonstrating motivation/commitment to the programme

English language requirements

Fluent knowledge of (at least) two of the working languages (Spanish, French, English) of the joint programme. Candidates must show at least C1 advanced proficiency level in English (according to CEFRL classification) and in at least one of the two other working languages of the programme (French and/or Spanish). Some flexibility may be shown in the third language (either French or Spanish) if there is a clear commitment by the student to improving their skills in this language prior to starting the EIBM Masters.

English proficiency for students in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland

UK and Irish students will also require English Language certification at any of:

  • Undergraduate degree from home country obtained within last 2 years
  • England GCSE Grade 4 English or higher
  • Wales and Northern Ireland GCSE Grade C English or higher
  • Scotland National 5 Grade C English or higher
  • Ireland Junior Certificate English (Level 3) at Higher Merit or Ireland Leaving Certificate English (Level 4) or higher.

English proficiency for international students

If evidence of proficiency in English is needed, applicants will be required to achieve the following minimum scores in one of these recognised tests:

  • IELTS 6.0 with no subtest lower than 5.5.
  • Internet-based TOEFL: 94 overall, with minimum scores of Listening 17, Reading 18, Speaking 20, Writing 17)
  • PTE-A (Pearson Test of English-Academic): 60 overall, with no sub-test less than 51

If you do not meet the IELTS requirement, you can take a University of Bradford pre-sessional English course. See the Language Centre for more details. For further information on English Language requirements please see the dedicated international entry requirements page.

Learning and assessment

You have a choice of routes:

  • Stage 1 - Bilbao > Stage 2 - Nantes > Stage 3 - Bradford


  • Stage 1 - Nantes > Stage 2 - Bilbao > Stage 3 - Bradford

Taught modules focus on the foundations of business and management, and European management, with a range of electives

You also undertake a work placement, most often in a country whose language is not your first, and then write a report on the work placement, supervised by academics in Nantes or Bilbao.

Considerable emphasis is placed on teaching and learning in small groups, and on encouraging students to work together on projects such as group oral presentations and written reports.

Study abroad

Students have an opportunity to broaden their international experience by taking part in study tours embedded alongside our programmes throughout the year. These tours are provided by the Faculty where all expenses are covered. Previous tours have included trips to Bahrain (Ahlia University) and Qatar (Qatar University).

These tours help our students to gain knowledge about international business and entrepreneurship, as well as providing opportunities to practice and develop communication and interpersonal skills. Students are given a hands-on opportunity to apply the knowledge they have gained in class, all whilst becoming more aware of diverse cultures and strengthening international relationships.

Students take part in a dynamic mix of both theory and practice-related activities including: interactive problem-solving workshops, company visits, talks by guest speakers (from the public and private sector), cultural visits, and social activities

Study support

The Effective Learning Service (ELS) is a dedicated facility within the School of Management, established to support our students to maximise their academic learning (eg assignments and examinations) as well as help overseas students adapt quickly to UK academic requirements.

The ELS provides a huge range of services, including various workshops run during term time, 1-1 consultations and vast printed and online resources to cater for every possible development area.


Most members of academic staff of the three institutions of the programme involved in delivering the teaching are research active.

Their research, be it in International Finance, European Business Management, Marketing or any other Management Science area, greatly contributes to enhancing your learning experience.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.