Postgraduate Diploma in Public Financial Management

General

Program Description

Mode of Attendance: Full-time or Part-time


Organisations need managers with a thorough understanding of public finance so that they can make financial decisions and design and operate financial systems for collecting, spending and accounting for public expenditure. Depending on which options you choose, this programme will enable you to make decisions about investment projects, when and how to use privatisation and public-private partnerships, and how to manage the financial relationships between national and sub-national governments.

Career opportunities

Students of this programme will receive an invaluable preparation for high-level appointments in government, public services, international organisations and NGOs.

Modules and programme structure

You will study four modules selected from the list below.

Module Code
Financial Reporting (IFRS) M473
Financial Reporting (IPSAS) M474
Macroeconomic Policy and Financial Markets M425
Privatisation and Public-Private Partnerships M411
Public Financial Management: Audit and Compliance M472
Public Financial Management: Planning and Performance M401
Public Financial Management: Revenue M405
Research Methods M453
The IMF and Economic Policy M413

Study schedule

This programme takes a minimum of one year to complete. Each module lasts 10 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 Dec 2019

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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