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Applying for the Masters

Applications are now open for a September start!

What you need to do

  1. Download and complete the electronic programme application form.

  2. Provide certified copies of your qualification certificates and academic transcripts. (You are not required to include these for any qualifications awarded by or in partnership with us.) 

  3. If English is not your first language, include the appropriate certified evidence that you meet the entry criteria. 

  4. Write a personal statement (approximately 500-600 words). Tell us why you have chosen to apply for this Masters, what you hope to gain from it and how you would contribute to the learning group. Include all the information you feel is relevant to help us assess your suitability for the programme.

  5. Provide two independent references in support of your application. Your referees must be able to comment on any academic or professional experience relevant to the qualification and your ability to undertake the proposed course of study. One reference must be supplied by your current or most recent financial services employer. References written by family members are not acceptable. You should ensure that the references are submitted by the deadline stated; we will not be responsible for following up references not received. Guidelines for referees are available here.

  6. Supply certified proof of identity eg a copy of your passport, photo driving licence or EU National Identity Card.         

Email all documentation in support of your application, together with a scanned copy of your signed application form, directly to masters@libf.ac.uk. Contact the Postgraduate team on +44 (0)207 337 6290 or email masters@libf.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Copies of all original documents submitted in support of your application must be certified (ie signed, dated and, if appropriate, bearing a company stamp) by an individual of professional standing eg your employer, doctor, lawyer.

Please note that, if you do not submit copies of your qualification certificates with your application, we will not be able to make you a firm offer. Your application will be put on hold and a decision postponed until we receive the documents.

Applications close on Monday 7 August 2017. We will notify you of the outcome of your application (including any scholarship requests) following the deadline.


You may be invited to a 45 minute interview as part of the application process.  Interviews can be held at our London City Campus, by Skype or by telephone, depending on your location and availability.

Students applying from Korea

Applications can be made directly to the Korea International Finance Institute. Please send your application forms, together with the required supporting documents as detailed above, to:

Ms Sangkyung Kim
Korea International Finance Institute
KIFI Building
50-8, Toegyero 20 Gil
Seoul 100-042
South Korea

If you have any queries, please email kifi01@naver.com or call (+82) 2 778 0808.

Complaints and Appeals

We are committed to providing a high quality admissions service which is fair, efficient and transparent. If you have a problem with an admissions decision or with the way your application has been handled please contact us as we are confident that, in most cases, the issue will be able to be resolved quickly and without having to use the formal process.

However, if you remain unhappy, we operate a formal Complaints and Appeals procedure for applicants. Please refer to Chapter 10 (“Student Complaints and Appeals”) of our Code of Practice.

Appeals are made against specific admissions decisions (eg a decision not to make an offer); complaints concern any aspect of the consideration of an application by us. The grounds on which complaints and appeals can be made are set out in our Code of Practice, but please note that complaints or appeals cannot be made against academic judgement.