Worshipful Company of Insurers Scholarships
The Worshipful Company of Insurers (WCI) and City, University of London Business School (formerly the Cass Business School) established a scholarship scheme in 2018 for students taking the MSc in Insurance and Risk Management at the School. Under the scheme, two students have their fees met in full. The first scholarship awards for full-time students in the academic year 2018/19 were made in July and started in September 2018.
We are inviting applications for the awards to be made for full-time students in the academic year 2020/21.
Scholars are expected to be drawn from areas of the UK considered to be relatively lacking in opportunity and they must also be able to demonstrate financial need. They will probably have attended schools in the public sector. They will have been active in their local community, and be able to explain how the MSc will complement their career plans.
The MSc is largely a taught course, although it includes a dissertation requirement. It provides significant credits towards the ACII – the core insurance qualification assessed by the Chartered Insurance Institute. The MSc dissertation may normally be accepted by the CII as fulfilling the academic requirements for progress to the FCII. This degree also gains some exemptions from the requirements of the Institute of Risk Management. With an MSc, graduates of the course will therefore achieve a significant differentiator in their CV when applying for roles in insurance and risk management.
Entry to the MSc demands a 2:1. Those wishing to be considered for sponsorship should first apply to the WCI using the application form. Successful applicants will then need to apply to the City Business School following the standard procedure before the sponsorship can be confirmed, although it is intended that the scholarship application process will remove most of the uncertainty from this procedure. WCI and City will be liaising throughout the assessment process. The deadline for submitting your application for the upcoming academic year is 31st July 2020. We look forward to receiving your application form.