Postgraduate Diploma in Finance and Financial Law

General

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Program Description

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time


This Diploma is ideal for those who already have some experience in either law or finance. The ability to weight the choice of modules towards law or finance will mean that students can tailor their learning according to their needs, interests and pre-existing expertise.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme, you will be well prepared for working in the financial services sector or as a regulator with responsibility for financial institutions. The Diploma would also be beneficial to exist members of commercial law firms wishing to offer improved services to clients in the financial sector, or for financiers wishing to enter such sectors as compliance or begin careers in the government services.

Modules and programme structure

You will study four modules selected from the list below.

Core Module Code
Introduction to Law and Finance M438
Elective modules Code
Bank Financial Management M422
Corporate Finance M421
Corporate Governance M444
Finance in the Global Market M442
Financial Law M440
Legal Aspects of Corporate Finance M439
Legal Aspects of International Finance M441
Regulation of International Capital Markets M443
Risk Management: Principles and Applications M423

Study schedule

The programme takes a minimum of one year to complete. Each module lasts eight weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.

Entry requirements

Education and experience

You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science 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.

Language requirements

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.

Last updated Feb 2020

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.

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