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A unique programme, designed to prepare recent graduates for careers in investment, private equity and asset management.

Key information

Duration: 1 year full-time
Start dateSeptember 2022
Location: South Kensington
ECTS: 90 credits
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Overview

Our one-year, full-time MSc in Investment and Wealth Management is designed to prepare recent graduates for careers in investment, private equity and asset management.

During the programme, you have access to two bespoke computer labs and systems including Bloomberg terminals, Reuters Eikon, Datastream, Matlab.

Taught by leading practitioners and faculty, this diverse Master’s enables you to tailor your learning to your interests and career goals.

Study programme

Before the programme begins you are expected to complete a number of online pre-study modules. These are designed to give you a basic knowledge of areas which will be covered by the programme throughout the academic year.

The programme commences in September and you complete a number of foundation modules to introduce you to the modern tools of finance, as well as a number of core modules. These cover topics such as Derivatives, Investment and Portfolio Management and Macroeconomics and develop your financial knowledge.

You also take up to four elective modules which are taught in the spring and summer terms. The elective modules allow you to customise your degree to match your interests and career ambitions and include 27 hours of lectures.

In the spring and summer terms, you will also choose between two types of research projects. Each project enables you 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. The Research Projects particularly suited to those students wanting to do a PhD after their MSc programme.

Careers

Our graduates have gone on to pursue roles with a wide range of employers including Barclays Investment Bank, KPMG and London Stock Exchange Group.

Find out more about MSc Investment and Wealth Management

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.

Structure 

This page reflects the latest version of the curriculum for this year of entry. However, this information is subject to change.

Find out more about the limited circumstances in which we may need to make changes to or in relation to our courses, the type of changes we may make and how we will tell you about changes we have made.

Page last reviewed on 25 October 2021.

Structure

Core modules

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

Non-assessed modules

  • Accounting Primer
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Finance Careers Primer
  • Introduction to Finance
  • Introduction to Maths
  • Plagiarism Awareness
  • Study Skills

Optional modules

  • Advanced Financial Statistics
  • Advanced Options Theory
  • Applied Trading Strategies
  • Banks, Regulation and Monetary Policy
  • Fixed Income Securities
  • International Finance
  • Text Mining for Economics and Finance
  • Topics in Corporate Finance
  • Wealth Management and Alternative Investments
  • Advanced Company Valuation
  • Big Data in Finance I
  • Big Data in Finance II
  • Corporate Governance and Stewardship
  • Corporate Strategy and Dynamic Competition
  • Corporate Finance for Practitioners (International Elective)
  • Credit Risk
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Insurance
  • Introduction to Quantitative Investing
  • Machine Learning and Finance
  • Private Equity and Venture Capital
  • Real Estate Investment
  • Structured Credit and Equity Products
  • Innovation and Strategy in Fintech

Project

  • Applied Project
  • Research Project

Teaching and assessment

Teaching methods

  • Case studies
  • Equipment/technique demonstrations (e.g. Bloomberg, Datastream)
  • Formal presentations
  • Group work exercises
  • Interactive content including video and module quizzes
  • Lectures
  • On-line lecture materials
  • Practical classes
  • Pre-programme on-line modules On-line discussion forums
  • Seminars
  • Work Placement Opportunity
  • Workshops

Assessment methods

  • Case Studies
  • Continuous assessments
  • Essays
  • Formal Presentations
  • Multiple Choice Tests
  • Participation
  • Reports
  • Written Examinations/Tests

Entry requirements

We welcome students from all over the world and consider all applicants on an individual basis.

Entry requirements

Minimum academic requirement

Our minimum requirement is a 2.1 degree in a quantitative subject.

You are also required to have a well-researched career plan with clear short and long term goals.

Non-academic requirements

When selecting candidates, the Business School uses a range of non-academic criteria to assess students, including future potential and the commitment which students will bring to the programme.

International qualifications

The academic requirement above is for applicants who hold or who are working towards a UK qualification.

We also accept a wide variety of international qualifications. For guidance see our Country Index though please note that the standards listed here are the minimum for entry to the College.

If you have any questions about admissions and the standard required for the qualification you hold or are currently studying then please contact the relevant admissions team.

English language requirement (all applicants)

All candidates must demonstrate a minimum level of English language proficiency for admission to the College.

For admission to this course, you must achieve the ICBS requirement in the appropriate English language qualification. For details of the minimum grades required to achieve this requirement, please see the English language requirements for Business School applicants.

Competence standards

Our competence standards highlight the core skills students should be able to demonstrate by the end of this course.

View Imperial College Business School's competence standards [pdf]

We believe in providing the widest practicable access to all of our degree programmes and will make reasonable adjustments wherever possible to support your study. For more information, please contact the Department using the contact details below.

Imperial College Business School

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

How to apply

How to apply

Making an application

Apply online

All applicants must apply online.

Visit our Admissions website for details on the application process.

If you are applying to the Business School, you may only be considered for one programme per admissions cycle, with the exception of applicants to our Finance Master's programmes, who may select two programmes.

Application fee

If you are applying for a taught Master’s course, you will need to pay an application fee before submitting your application.

The fee applies per application and not per course:

  • £80 for taught Master's applications (excluding MBAs)
  • £135 for MBA applications

There is no application fee for MRes courses, Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas or research courses, such as PhDs and EngDs.

If you are facing financial hardship and are unable to pay the application fee, we encourage you to apply for our application fee waiver. 

Find out more about the application fee and waiver

ATAS certificate

An ATAS certificate is not required for overseas students applying for this course.

Further questions?

Find answers to your questions about admissions. Answers cover COVID-19, English language requirements, Visas and more.

Visit the FAQs

Tuition fees and funding

The fees for MSc Investment and Wealth Management are the same for UK and international students.

Find out more about fees and funding opportunities.

Tuition fees

Tuition fees

Postgraduate Master's loan

If you're a UK national, or EU national with settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, you may be able to apply for a Postgraduate Master’s Loan from the UK government, if you meet certain criteria.

For 2021-22 entry, the maximum amount is £11,570. The loan is not means-tested and you can choose whether to put it towards your tuition fees or living costs.

Scholarships

We offer a range of scholarships for postgraduate students to support you through your studies. Find out more about our scholarships to see what you might be eligible for.

There are a number of external organisations also offer awards for Imperial students, find out more about non-Imperial scholarships.

Accommodation and living costs

Living costs, including accommodation, are not included in your tuition fees.

You can compare costs across our different accommodation options on our Accommodation website.

A rough guide to what you might expect to spend to live in reasonable comfort in London is available on our Fees and Funding website.

Further information

Business School

Got a question?

T: +44 (0)20 7589 5111
E: business.school@imperial.ac.uk

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