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  • Postgraduate taught
  • MSc

Investment and Wealth Management

Become a leader in the financial sector with CFA affiliation.

Become a leader in the financial sector

CFA affiliation – the most highly recognised investment credential in the world – boost your CV

97% of our MSc Investment and Wealth Management class of 2021 were employed within three months of graduating

Course key facts

  • Qualification

    • MSc

  • Duration

    1 year

  • Start date

    September 2024

  • Study mode


  • Fees

    • £45,400
      Extended placement: £46,900 Home

    • £45,400
      Extended placement: £46,900 Overseas

  • Delivered by

  • Location

    • South Kensington

Minimum entry standard

  • First or 2:1 from a recognised university in a highly quantitative discipline such as such as: Accounting, Business, Economics, Engineering, Finance, Mathematics or Science

View full entry requirements

Course overview

Kickstart your successful career in investment, private equity and asset management with our MSc Investment & Wealth Management programme.

Our one-year, full-time programme will give you a strong theoretical grounding and draws on some of the world's best research in asset pricing. You will find solutions to real-world investment challenges on this highly-applied course, with a strong emphasis on programming and implementation of investment strategies

Many lectures are delivered by highly regarded practitioners, and you will have the opportunity to apply your learnings when you complete an Applied Project or take part in a work placement.

Tailor your learning with our wide range of cutting-edge electives, enabling you to align your studies with your career aspirations.

You'll get the opportunity to meet and network with leading global organisations, thanks to our London location and ongoing relationships with major employers in the finance sector.

You also have the option to complete a four-six month work placement (internship) as part of your programme, extending the programme to 16 months and graduating with 120 ECTS. Please note that additional tuition fees apply.


This page is updated regularly to reflect the latest version of the curriculum. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about potential course changes.

Please note: it may not always be possible to take specific combinations of modules due to timetabling conflicts. For confirmation, please check with the relevant department.

Before the programme begins you will be expected to complete some pre-study modules which are delivered through The Hub, Imperial College Business School’s online learning environment.

These modules will be available to students who have accepted an offer of admission from July onwards, and are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

You will study one foundation module in September that introduces the tools of modern finance.

Foundations in Investment & Wealth Management

Develop a solid financial knowledge base through core modules, which build rapidly on previous experience while introducing new and challenging disciplines. Each module comprises 27 hours of lectures.

  • Asset Allocation and Investment Strategies
  • Derivatives
  • Ethics and Professional Standards in Finance - online module
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Investments and Portfolio Management
  • Macro Finance
  • Mathematics for Finance

Tailor your learning to meet your career ambitions and match your interests through a choice of electives. You will take four electives (if you undertake the Applied Project), or three electives (if you undertake the Research Project), from the following elective modules. All students are required to take at least one key elective.


In the spring and summer terms, you will choose between undertaking two types of projects, in order to develop specialist skills and subject knowledge to benefit your future career.

You can either pursue an Applied Project together with an additional elective, or a traditional Research Project. If you have secured a work placement, with approval you will be able to link your project to the area of finance of the employer organisation.


  • Applied Project
  • Work Placement
  • Research Project
  • Extended work placement

If you wish to take a longer (four-six month) internship as part of your programme, you can take an extended work placement with the approval of the Academic Director. This is particularly relevant for (but not exclusive to) internships in France, Germany, and other European countries that require students to have student status for the duration of their internships. Please note that additional tuition fees apply.

Professional accreditation

We are among a handful of business schools worldwide to achieve triple accreditation:

We have also been recognised for our work in tackling gender inequality in higher education with a Bronze Athena SWAN award.

This course also holds accreditation from the CFA Institute.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching and learning methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations
  • Presentations and seminars
  • A group of people interacting
    Group work
  • Person at lectern giving speech
  • Blackboard virtual learning environment
    Virtual learning environment
  • Recorded lectures available online
    Lecture recordings
  • People collaborating and completing practical work.
    Practical classes
  • Work placement opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case studies
  • Person completing coursework
    Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal presentations
  • Multiple choice tests
  • Person participating in classroom discussion.
  • Papers from a written report
  • A person completing a written exam
    Written exams

Entry requirements

We consider all applicants on an individual basis, welcoming students from all over the world.

How to apply

Apply online

If you are applying to the Business School, you may be considered for one course per admissions cycle. If you are applying for a Finance Master's, we will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

Tuition fees

Tuition fee

2024 entry

£45,400 12 months

Extended work placement option

2024 entry

£46,900 16 months

How will studying at Imperial help my career?

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Develop the core knowledge and skills you need for a career in investment and wealth management.

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Discover solutions to real-world business challenges with guidance from industry experts.

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With specialised knowledge, you'll be highly sought after in a range of sectors.

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Investment banking, asset and investment management, and sales and trading are just some of your options.

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Other potential career paths include corporate or retail banking, hedge funds, M&A, finance, accounting services, research, and private wealth management.

Terms and conditions

There are some important pieces of information you should be aware of when applying to Imperial. These include key information about your tuition fees, funding, visas, accommodation and more.

Read our terms and conditions

You can find further information about your course, including degree classifications, regulations, progression and awards in the programme specification for your course.

Programme specifications