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University of London Graduate Diploma- Finance

University of London Graduate Diploma- Finance

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Study mode

Full time


9 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Pre-Master's Diploma

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General) Preparatory Courses

Course type


Course Summary

The Graduate Diploma is a programme for graduates looking for a standalone qualification or a foundation for postgraduate study in finance or management. The three term programme will prepare you with a thorough grounding in the principles of the subject and you will develop critical skills for a wide range of real world professional situations.

Who is this programme designed for?

This programme is for graduates of any discipline who want to secure a stand alone qualification or enter postgraduate studies in Finance or Management.

Choose this Diploma if you wish to:

  • acquire and demonstrate vocational skills
  • progress onto postgraduate study if your first degree is in an unrelated field
  • gain a stronger basis for entry to postgraduate study at a university when your first degree may not be readily acceptable as equivalent to a good UK honours degree.

How long will I study for?

Each term is divided into seven to eight teaching weeks, one reading week and an assessment week. You will undertake up to 22 hours of classroom-based study per week.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at regular intervals throughout the programme to make sure you are making the progress required to successfully complete the programme.

The final unseen written examinations are held once a year in May/June, with University of London being the examining body.


Corporate finance - Core
Auditing and Assurance
Financial Management
Financial Reporting

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

To be eligible for this Graduate Diploma Programme you must have: an acceptable bachelor degree; 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; 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; In addition to one of the above, you must demonstrate competence in Mathematics at least equivalent to UK GCSE/GCE ‘O’ level at grade C or above.