Mode of Attendance: Online learning
The Postgraduate Certificate in Quantitative Finance is designed principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives.
The programme can also provide a suitable route towards entering either the Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Finance or MSc Finance (Quantitative Finance). Graduates with strong previous quantitative training (such as engineers) and graduates with lower levels of previous training can both benefit from the programme by choosing appropriate modules. (The programme's Academic Director will advise on your module choices).
As a graduate of this programme, you will be well prepared for research and other positions in banking, fund management, consultancy, central banks and international bodies.
Modules and programme structure
You can study any two of the following modules:
|Finance in the Global Market||M442|
|Financial Reporting (IFRS)||M473|
|Introduction to Valuation||M464|
The programme takes a minimum of one year to complete. Each of the modules lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of two years.
Education and experience
You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in finance, economics, or another appropriate discipline. Qualifications in other subjects will be assessed on their merits. Your application may be considered if you have previous education and experience, equivalent to a degree-level qualification, which includes suitable preliminary training.
For all of our modules, you are required to have a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.
If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability. You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed any of the following within the past three years:
- (IELTS) International English Language Testing System (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 or above, including a minimum of 7.0 on the written sub-test.
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 67 or above, including a minimum of 67 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening elements.
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English.
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with an overall score of 185 or above, including a minimum of 185 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub-tests.
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.
About the School
SOAS University of London welcomes the brightest minds to study on its central London campus with like-minded individuals who feel passionately about contemporary world issues.