Imperial College London

Course Introduction

The course equips students with the background knowledge of risk management tools and strategies utilised by leading financial firms in the world.

Course Modules

Pre'study online modules: accounting primer; career and professional development; introduction to finance; introduction to maths; plagiarism awareness; study skills. Foundation modules: application of MATLAB to finance; financial modelling; mathematical finance; markets and securities; the finance industry. Core modules: empirical finance methods and applications; financial statistics; financial engineering; investments and portfolio management; risk management and valuation; stochastic calculus; visual basic for applications; ethics and professional standards in finance (online module). Elective modules: advanced corporate finance; advanced financial statistics; advanced investments; advanced options theory; computational finance with C++; credit risk; enterprise risk management; financial crises (regulation and ethics); fixed'income securities; international finance; international elective (macro and finance for practitioners); insurance; numerical finance; private equity and venture capital; structured credit and equity products; wealth management and alternative investments; real estate investment; topics in corporate finance.

Course Additional Entry

A 2.1 Honours degree (or above); or international equivalent; in a highly quantitative discipline such as mathematics; engineering; science or economics; all applicants whose 1st language is not English require: GCSE, IGCSE, GCE O'level or equivalent at grade C; or Cambridge certificate of proficiency in English (CPE) at grade C; or IELTS score of 7.0 with a score of 6.5 or better in the written and speaking section; or TOEFL paper minimum score of 610 (test of written English (TWE) of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL computer minimum score of 250 (TWE of 4.5 or more); or TOEFL internet minimum score of 100 overall, including a minimum of 24 in the written section and a minimum of 24 in the speaking section.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £32,000  Whole course. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc (Postgraduate) £32,000  Whole course. First year home fees