Imperial MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering Overview

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Introduction to RM&FE at Imperial

 It is a highly quantitative MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering programme that delves into a combination of mathematics, programming, and financial theory, equipping you with the technical skills and industry insights needed for a successful career. Previous students have successfully secured roles at Barclays, Credit Suisse, Morgan Stanley, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, and more.

Accredited by the Professional Risk Managers’ International Association (PRMIA), the programme is designed for technically-minded graduates who want a deep, analytical study of risk management and financial engineering. You will learn how to put the latest academic thinking and business strategies into practice from leading industry practitioners and world-class faculty, all whilst benefitting from our London location.

Why Study RM&FE at Imperial?


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  • 3rd in Europe (Imperial College London, Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024)
  • 6th in the world (Imperial College London, QS World University Rankings 2024)
  • 1 city for students (London, QS Best Student City Rankings 2023)

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Through a combination of online pre-study modules, induction week, and a foundation module, you will be ready to hit the ground running when your programme begins. This comprehensive preparation not only prepares you for the academic rigour ahead but also ensures you’re thoroughly equipped to maximise the benefits of your programme.

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At Imperial College Business School, your career is our priority. We have a dedicated Careers team that is committed to helping you achieve your personal and professional goals. With close links to industry and a busy calendar of events, workshops and personal development programmes, you will be prepared to enter a highly competitive recruitment market.

Eligibility Criteria for RM&FE at Imperial

You should have a First or Upper Second Class Honours undergraduate degree from a recognised university or the international equivalent in a highly quantitative discipline such as:  

  • Mathematics 
  • Engineering  
  • Science 
  • Economics 

There are no specific ‘A’ Level criteria, but many banks and companies in the financial sector have very strict grade requirements for their graduate programmes. We strongly recommend that you research the entry requirements of any companies you are interested in working for. 

MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering is a highly quantitative programme and therefore all students commencing the programme are expected to be proficient in probability, calculus, matrix algebra and real analysis. 

You should use the Quantitative Experience Statement on the application form to list the most advanced quantitative courses that you have taken in your academic career to date and to provide brief examples of the relevant topics covered by the programme. 

Complete our online Maths test to determine if you are suitable to apply for the programme. 

Application Deadlines - Imperial

Applications for our 2024 entry are now open. We accept applications on a rolling basis until the class is full. Our programmes are highly competitive, so we recommend applying early.

Applying early will increase your chances of receiving a scholarship, allow international students more time to complete the visa process and give you more time to find accommodation in London. If you receive your offer, you will also gain access to exclusive events, including our Admit Weekend, guest lectures and networking events.

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Scholarships Available : RM&FE at Imperial

They have three submission deadlines to apply for scholarships for our 2024 Master’s intake of students. After each deadline, we will make awards to eligible candidates. We will aim to inform scholarship recipients within approximately two months of the submission deadline. Awards will be made from the first deadline, and you are therefore encouraged to submit as early as possible to maximise your chances of success.

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  • 2024 scholarships and awards for all MSc programmes
  • Africa Regional Scholarship
  • Black Future Leader Award
  • Bright Network Scholarship
  • Dean’s Impact Scholarship
  • Imperial Excellence Scholarship
  • LATAM Regional Scholarship
  • LGBTQ+ Scholarship
  • Imperial Loyalty Bursary

2024 scholarship deadlines

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Friday 19 January 2024


Friday 29 March 2024

Specializations & Electives Offered

The programme consists of a pre-study and foundation module, core modules and electives as well as a final project where you can put your skills to the test. We also offer international experiences through optional elective modules to tailor your programme. 

Our MSc Risk Management & Financial Engineering is a one year, full-time intensive programme with a normal working week of Monday to Friday. Classes will be scheduled between 08.30 and 21.00 and students should expect to attend one evening class per week in addition to other optional activities such as guest lectures or alumni and careers events which may be scheduled in the evening. 

Please note, programme content is subject to changeCandidates that fail to successfully complete this degree are not entitled to a Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma.

FAQs About MeM

Yes. As part of the selection process, shortlisted candidates for our MSc programmes will be invited to complete an interview. Interviews are conducted through Kira Talent, our video interview platform, which you can access online to record and submit your answers.

The interview process typically takes about 20 minutes and does not require extensive preparation. It aims to supplement your written application by providing a further opportunity for you to articulate your suitability for your MSc programme of choice through questions about your previous experience and future aspirations.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide the contact details of two referees. Your referees will be contacted by email once you have completed and submitted your application, and the email will contain instructions on how they can submit your reference via our application system.

Please ensure that each reference letter that is submitted has been sent from an academic or professional email address. We cannot accept references sent from personal email addresses, such as Gmail, Hotmail, 126, 163, Sina, QQ, and Yahoo.

You can enter all types of work experience in the Education and Experience section as well as detailing these experiences on your CV (Resumé).

You can apply to be considered for one programme each year. We will take your areas of interest and eligibility into account when considering you for alternative programmes.

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