The flagship programme of the Business Schools Finance Group, the MSc Finance is designed for recent graduates and young professionals of exceptional intelligence who seek a broad but applied programme from one of the worlds most prestigious universities.
The programme is highly relevant, reflecting the strong corporate connections we have established with leading companies in the City of London and beyond, providing practical opportunities to build your technical skills and confidence. You will receive handson training, working through relevant case studies with leading practitioners and world-renowned research faculty. This innovative teaching approach, combined with the academic and quantitative rigour of the core courses, has established a truly inspirational learning environment that equips graduates with the technical and financial tools they need to be respected by employers in todays financial sector.
Our MSc Finance is suitable for high-calibre, ambitious and technically-minded students who want to study in London and work in the highly competitive, yet rewarding, financial services sector
Excellence: one of a limited number of programmes internationally to be a CFA partner of the CFA Institute and a Centre of Excellence for Finance by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI)
Putting theory into practice: learn from leading practitioners and world-class faculty how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice.
A combination of the latest research, practical application and a broad range of topics, makes the MSc Finance a unique and challenging experience. Here is a snapshot of what our MSc Finance and Imperial College can offer you:
Students who complete the MSc Finance programme successfully will be able to:
The MSc Finance is a one year, full-time intensive programme. The normal working week is Monday to Friday. Classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00 and students should expect to attend one evening class per week, and other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events may be scheduled in the evening.
MSc Finance students have access to the following software facilities:
Teaching at the School
Imperial College London and Imperial College Business School take the same pride in teaching as in research. Teaching methods on the MSc include:
School faculty members are specialists in their field. They have international research reputations, consult for global corporations, advise government and international agencies, sit on the boards of mature companies as well as new ventures, and are frequently asked by the media for academic insight on a wide variety of topics.
You will be assessed via a mixture of examinations and coursework, which will incorporate individual projects and work in small groups.
Candidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
Preferably a First Class Honours degree (or international equivalent ), from a recognised university, in a highly quantitative discipline such as mathematics, engineering, economics, finance or science. An Upper Second Class Honours degree is also acceptable if the other elements of the application are very strong.There are no specific A Level criteria, but many banks and companies in the financial sector have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. We strongly recommend that you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for.ALL applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency by meeting one of the following standards:GCSE, GCE O Level English or equivalent at grade B or aboveIGCSE English as a First Language at grade B or above (only acceptable from students who do not require a visa to study in the UK)Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) at grade B or aboveIELTS (academic): A minimum score of 7.0 with minimum scores of 6.5 in all elementsInternational Baccalaureate (IB) English at grade 5 or above (either Subsidiary or Higher)Successful completion of the Business School's Pre-Sessional English CourseA full list of acceptable English language qualifications and our required scores can be found in the English language section of our FAQ pages.NoteOur English language requirements are applicable to Home, EU and Overseas students.IELTS scores will only be valid if they are less than two years old on the programme start date.You may submit your online application prior to receiving your IELTS scores.Our English language requirements are higher than the minimum standard set by Imperial College. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
Students normally obtain funding from the following sources;
UK residents requiring further additional information on financial assistanc e should visit this government website or call 0800 100 900. They offer options such as Professional and Career Development Loans.