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Finance, Postgraduate Diploma

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
University rank #26 (WUR) Online
The Finance (Graduate Diploma) programme from London School of Economics and Political Science is suitable for graduates of any discipline who, for professional or personal reasons, wish to secure a stand-alone qualification in finance.

About

It is also ideal for those who wish to undertake postgraduate work and whose first degree is in an unrelated field. The Finance course offered by London School of Economics and Political Science aims to provide a thorough grounding in the principles of finance while developing critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.

Programme structure

Corporate Finance is the compulsory course and you also choose three other courses. To complete the programme you must pass four full courses.

Prestigious academic direction

The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) provides academic direction for this programme. LSE is regarded as an international centre of academic excellence and innovation in the social sciences.

Individual courses

The courses that make up this programme are also available to study as individual courses. This may be useful if you wish to enhance your skills or demonstrate knowledge in a specific area (for example to a university or a professional body). Subject to certain requirements, individual courses can often be credited towards the full programme upon successful completion.

Programme Structure

One compulsory course
  • Corporate finance
Two courses chosen from
  • Financial reporting
  • Auditing and assurance
  • Valuation and securities analysis
  • Financial intermediation
  • Investment management
  • Quantitative finance
Plus
  • One course (or two half courses) chosen from any Selection group, including any course not selected above

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 60 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      Regular optional meetings
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score:
Recommended score:

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

To be eligible for this Graduate Diploma programme you must have:

  • An acceptable bachelor degree; or
  • an acceptable Master’s degree (or any other acceptable/appropriately accredited Level 7 award) provided this is at least 1 year full time in duration; or
  • an acceptable Level 5 or Level 6 award (such as an HND or Graduate Certificate) provided this is at least 1 year full time in duration. In addition applicants must submit evidence of at least 2 years relevant work experience.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    403 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2018 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    403 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2018 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 60 months.
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