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Public Financial Management

24 months
5460 GBP/year
5460 GBP/year
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This Public Financial Management programme at the University of London provides you with an understanding of the financial management of the public sector, from making public spending decisions to raising up public revenue, from reporting the financial performance of public sector organisations to the role of audit and compliance.


With this degree, you will be able to make decisions and to appraise the consequences of choices about financing, spending, and managing financial processes in government and public sector organisations.

  • By studying this degree, you will:
  • you will gain the skills and knowledge necessary for careers in the field of public finance consultancy or in international financial institutions
  • study modules that cover budgeting, revenue policy, financial reporting and audit, as well as compliance
  • learn where financial matters take a central position in policy, such as in public-private partnerships or fiscal decentralisation.

Career opportunities

The Public Financial Management programme at the University of London is suitable for people working in central Financial Ministries, or in financial management roles in line Ministries, sub-national governments or financial scrutiny functions in Parliaments or Supreme Audit Institutions.

It will also be valuable for people working in consultancy and advisory functions, and in international financial institutions.

What do employers think of our graduates?

In some countries, qualifications earned by distance and flexible learning may not be recognised by certain authorities or regulators for the purposes of public sector employment or further study. We advise you to explore the local recognition status before you register, even if you plan to receive support from a local teaching institution.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Macroeconomic policy and financial markets 
  • Public financial management: planning and performance 
  • Public financial management: revenue 
  • Financial reporting
  • Decentralization and local governance

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.
More details

Application deadlines September | November | February | May


180 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need either a bachelor degree in a relevant discipline (e.g. finance, economics) from an institution acceptable to the University or relevant education and work experience that comprises suitable training for the programme
  • If you have a qualification in an unrelated subject or an international qualification considered equivalent to a bachelor’s degree, we will consider these on their own merits

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    5460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National

    5460 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10920 GBP for the full programme during 24 months.
  • MSc: £10,920
  • Single module: £1,820


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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