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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 23.1k / 2015/16 academic year
  • Foreign: $ 38.4k / 2015/16 academic year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 30 April
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 2180pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    Programme relating to the technical and financial appraisal of natural energy and mineral resources projects.  The course is a joint programme between Imperial College Department of Earth Science and Engineering and Imperial College Business School, and is unique in teaching quantitative financial analysis, strategic management and technical geological concepts in the context of metals and energy projects.  The course overlaps with other finance-related MSc courses and builds on Imperial College’s long standing relationship with the minerals and energy industries.  The course benefits from close ties with industry, and most students base their final project on a relevant industry case study.  In addition there are annual field excursions, which allow students to gain first hand experience of a range of metals and energy projects at various stages of development.

    The MSc Metals & Energy Finance programme is accredited by the UK Engineering Council so that graduates with appropriate first degrees and relevant professional experience  qualify for the CEng (Chartered Engineer) designation. The UK CEng in turn has reciprocal standing in Europe and as such engineers are entitled to use the EUR ING designation.

    • Produce graduates equipped to pursue careers in the technical and financial appraisal of natural energy and mineral resource projects.
    • Offer traditional minerals related training directly applicable to a career in the minerals industry.
    • Introduce key technical and geological concepts relevant to petroleum projects.
    • Enhance career opportunities in the financial services and petroleum industries.
    • Provide the basis for an understanding of quantitative finance, accounting and strategic management within the context of technical principles that apply specifically to mineral and energy projects.
    • Respond to the importance of the City of London as a global centre for mining and energy finance by providing knowledge of corporate finance,  the equity markets, debt finance, metals markets and associated derivative markets.
    • Provide training in financial modelling, financial engineering and in the techniques of risk modelling.
    • Enhance entrepreneurial skills.
    • Provide the skills needed to undertake independent research projects both in industry and in the university environment.

    Term one:
    Management & Business Module
     Accounting
    Project Evaluation Module
     Extractive Metallurgy
    Foundation Mathematics
    Language Module
    Quantitative Finance Module
     Mathematical Techniques in Finance
     Investment and Portfolio Management
    Petroleum and Mineral Geoscience Module
     Mineral Deposits Studies
     Petroleum Engineering
     Petroleum Geology
    Term Two:
    Management & Business Module
     Cash Flow Modelling
     Management of Projects, Markets and Supplies
     Strategic Management
    Project Evaluation Module
     Metals and Energy project Appraisal and Finance
     Minerals Engineering
     Resource Evaluation
    Quantitative Finance Module
     Asset pricing and Derivatives
    Language Module
     Wessex Basin Oil System
    Term Three plus Summer:
     South Africa and Active Mineral Operations
     Formulation of Proposals
     Generation and submission of thesis.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Normally at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree in engineering or the physical sciences with
    appropriate experience or the equivalent overseas qualification would be required.
    Graduates with degrees in economics where this included a component of mathematics could also be
    considered. While prior relevant experience will be considered desirable, there will be no restriction on
    accepting applications from recent graduates.
    Where an applicant has a lesser degree qualification but has at least 3 years’ relevant work
    experience the Course Director will make a special case for admission; few such applications are

    The key criteria for selection are the academic credentials of the candidate, but given that the number
    of eligible candidates for admission onto the course significantly exceeds the 25 places available, no
    offers are made unless candidates already have a degree. Once 25 offers have been made,
    candidates with suitable qualifications are placed on a reserve list. Good applicants due to graduate in
    the summer preceding the start of next academic year are placed on a reserve list once they inform
    College that they have been awarded the degree. 

    Candidates who have been accepted on the course will be eligible for the award of a scholarship under a range of schemes. Consideration for the award of a scholarship will be undertaken as part of the admission process and an award will be based on academic criteria using the information provided in the course application form and interview where appropriate. The course is generously supported by a number of international companies with interest in the field of finance and natural resources.

    Applicants to the course are expected to have reasonable fitness and agility as both the Wessex and South African excursions involve som e physical exertion.

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