Key information

Key course information
including entry requirements, fees, funding and how to apply


For further enquiries please contact: mres.inmaths@imperial.ac.uk

MRes Programme Structure

The MRes is a 12-month course providing a high-level training in mathematical research. It aims to give students important preparation to progress onto our PhD programme.

Aims and Objectives

The MRes is a 12-month course, which provides a high-level training in research in Stochastic Analysis and Mathematical Finance . The programme you will follow has been carefully tailored to equip you with skills to begin tackling contemporary research problems in these areas.

Please note!

  • Offers are made to the one year MRes programme (only). Students will be strongly encouraged to apply for the PhD programme, during their MRes year.
  • A number of funded and partly funded scholarships are available.
  • Admissions on a self-funded basis is also available.

Further information

Personal Statement Advice

A research proposal is not required. We do not expect you to arrive with a fully formulated research programme in hand, but you should put some thought into the kind of topic you might be interested in pursuing; for example by checking the current research of potential supervisors in the department, as presented on their personal home pages:

It is important to highlight your achievements. The following points are specially worth emphasising:

  • 1st Class UG/PG degrees with a class ranking within the top 10%
  • Excellent postgraduate research performance – this could be an MSc or MRes or industrial experience
  • Peer-reviewed publications or conference papers
  • Reflect on significant contributions to research, including, e.g. MSci/MEng projects
  • Significant awards received (e.g. top of class prize, funding, scholarship, etc.)
  • Experience at multiple internationally significant research institutions or industry