Five Toughest Business Schools in the UK to Get Into



Every year thousands of students try to secure a place at some of the best business schools in the UK, but not all can be successful due to high entry requirements. Here are the top five hardest UK business schools to get into based on the average UCAS tariff score.

1. University of St. Andrews

Average UCAS points: 555

Ranked number one in the UK for Business and Management in the 2016 Complete University Guide, the University of St. Andrews School of Management is the hardest school to be accepted on to in the UK

2. University of Warwickwarwick-business

Average UCAS points: 518

Warwick Business School has performed consistently well on national rankings, and remains in the top 5 business schools in the UK. Notable alumni including the current CEO of Heinz, Bernardo Hees, and the Financial Times ranks its Distance learning MBA 2nd in the world and 1st in the UK.

3. King’s College London

Average UCAS points: 501

The King’s College London School of Management & Business made its debut in the top ten Business & Management rankings last year, and has now established itself as one of the best in the UK for the quality of its courses and research. It is the most difficult London Business School to be accepted on to.

4. University College London

Average UCAS points: 499


The UCL School of Management is the second hardest London Business School to get into. It offers undergraduate, graduate and executive programmes in management, technology entrepreneurship, information management for business, management science and business analytics.

5. London School of Economics and Political Science

Average UCAS points: 495

The London School of Economics and Political Science offers the best graduate prospects of any Business School in the Complete University Guide ranking, and is the fifth hardest to gain entry to. Located in the heart of the central London, LSE attracts some of the most influential figures in the world to give public lectures, including Kofi Annan, Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela, and former and current UK Prime Ministers Tony Blair and David Cameron, with free access for students.

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