What we need

What you need


  • Most full-time students will have three to six years’ relevant finance experience, with part-time students having slightly more (the minimum requirement for all students is two years)
  • An undergraduate degree. Occasionally a strong career trajectory and/or professional qualifications are also accepted.
  • The ability to work in multicultural teams and an international outlook.

Masters in Finance August 2019 intake - Application Rounds

The dates below are a guide to the maximum decision times in each admissions round. We review applications, and release decisions, throughout each round.

The application round is determined by when your application is complete, not when it is initially submitted. If your application is incomplete at a round deadline, it will be considered in a later round. For example, we must receive your references and transcripts by the round deadline for you to be considered in that round.

When to apply?

We apply the same selection criteria in each round, but competition is often more intense in the final two rounds.

If you require a visa to study in the UK we encourage you to apply in Rounds 1 - 4. Please also note that preference for scholarship awards will be given to candidates who apply in rounds 1 - 4 (full-time MiF) and rounds 1 - 5 (part-time MiF).

Allow yourself sufficient time to prepare your application thoroughly, especially to consider carefully your answers to the essay questions.

Masters in Finance Part-time  (August 2019 intake)


All deadlines are at 13.00 (UK time)


Round: Application complete by: Interview decision by: Admission decision by:
1 02 October 2018 26 October 2018 14 December 2018
2 06 November 2018 30 November 2018 18 January 2019
3 08 January 2019 01 February 2019 15 March 2019
4 19 February 2019 15 March 2019 05 April 2019
5 02 April 2019 26 April 2019 24 May 2019
6 21 May 2019 07 June 2019 28 June 2019
7 11 June 2019 28 June 2019 26 July 2019


Late application to the Masters in Finance (Full-time) commencing 12 August 2019


We may make a small number of late offers for this year’s intake to strong candidates who submit or complete their application after our preferred final deadline (30 April).

If we call you for interview and if the Admissions Committee (AdCom) decides to make you an offer it may be a confirmed place for August 2019 or a confirmed place for August 2020 entry and on a waitlist basis for August 2019 entry. Places for 2019 will be offered to people on the waitlist if an admitted student asks to defer to next year and the request to defer is granted by AdCom.

If you wish to apply, you should satisfy all the following criteria:


  • You must have at least two years’ relevant finance work experience
  • If we do not grant a GMAT/GRE waiver you should be prepared to sit a test in the very near future. Waivers will only be granted in a small number of cases (see the GMAT section in www.london.edu/programmes/mif/applying.html for more information). Do contact us to check the possibility of a GMAT/GRE waiver before you proceed
  • You must be able to leave your current employment and be on campus by 12 August for the start of the programme
  • If we make you an offer and you require a student visa to study in the UK, you must be prepared to make initial fee payments (totalling GBP 8,000) soon after the offer as this is one of the conditions of the visa application process. For visa requirements see www.london.edu/education-and-development/masters-courses/visa-requirements

It is imperative that you act quickly if you wish to submit a late application. As a first step, and to register your interest, please submit your CV for review (if you have not already done so) via mif@london.edu. Please include “Late application – full-time MiF” in the subject line of your email.

If we decide to proceed, we undertake to fast-track consideration of your application, and we will expect an equally quick response from you.

If it is not possible to consider you for late admission to this intake, but your application is otherwise strong, it will be held for consideration for entry in August 2020.

If you have any questions or would like to talk through the logistics of a late application please email the Masters in Finance Recruitment and Admissions team at mif@london.edu.

Masters in Finance Full-time (August 2020 intake)


The application form for the August 2020 intake will go live early in August 2019. There will be five application rounds with application deadlines in early October, early November, early January, early March and late April.

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