How to apply

Applying for MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering

Applications are open for MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering starting in September 2019. To keep up to date with news and events about the programme, please register for email updates.

Application process

Submit your application through our online application system

Applications are made through our online application system, which gives you the flexibility to complete your application in your own time and save your progress. The form includes questions about you and your educational history to date. You will also need to provide the following to submit your application:

In the career planning questions you will need to show you have thought about the type of employer you want to work for immediately after graduating and have researched your target organisation(s) and role. You will also need to demonstrate you have the necessary skills and experience to succeed in your chosen role. If planning to set up your own business, you will need to outline what expertise or product your business will deliver and that you have researched the market. Whilst we want our students to hit the ground running, we understand that you will also be looking to develop gaps in your skillset to prepare for your chosen career and you will need to address this in the career planning questions.

All of our programmes include some quantitative content and so it is useful for the selection committee to have an understanding of the level of your quantitative experience to date. For MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering, it is a key selection criterion.

You will be asked to list up to five of the most quantitative courses you have covered in your studies to date, list the main topics included and the level of study (e.g. undergraduate degree, secondary school, short course etc).

Failure to complete the quantitative experience statement will delay the processing of your application.

You will be asked whether you have experience of using computer software packages and/or programming languages. Please list up to five computer software packages or programming languages that you are familiar with, whether your skills are at beginner, intermediate or advanced level and say what you have used them for. Software and programming skills are not an entry requirement, but it is helpful for the selection committee to understand your previous experience, if any.

If you are unable to provide any topics or examples please enter “no experience of this topic” rather than leaving it blank.

  • Application processing fee of £50

Once you have submitted your application form, you will need to upload the following supporting information to complete your application in time for the application deadline you want to be considered by.

  • Contact details of two referees (one of which must be academic)
  • Full transcripts of your degree level studies to date
  • GMAT or GRE results (recommended but not compulsory)

Your personal statement provides an opportunity to demonstrate your suitability for the programme. Typically your personal statement should be one side of A4 and include your motivations for applying to Imperial, and any other supporting information not included elsewhere on the form that you feel will enhance your application.

It’s essential that we receive your supporting documents and reference information before midnight (UK time) of the deadline for which you are applying. Until we have received all the necessary documents, your application will not be complete and will not be processed.

Application deadlines 2019

This programme is highly competitive, so early application is advised. By submitting your application into an admissions round, you will be able to plan the next steps in the process, and see the timeline for successful candidates to be notified. To be eligible for scholarships, you must submit your application in admissions round one or two. You are strongly recommended to submit your application prior to the final admissions round.

Admissions round Application deadline (midnight GMT) Successful candidates will be notified by 17.00 (GMT) on:
1 14 January 2019 1 March 2019
2 1 March 2019 10 April 2019
3 15 April 2019 30 May 2019

The final application deadline has now passed, however we are still accepting applications from strong candidates on a rolling basis. If you still wish to join the 2019 cohort, you are advised to submit your application as soon as possible.