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Finance (E83) PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Finance / Accounting (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This course is designed to support professional development and practice in a wide range of roles in finance ? whether you are developing in your career or aspiring to enter the sector. It is applicable to roles in areas such as investment banking, portfolio management, corporate finance, treasury, and consultancy. It provides a thorough grounding in areas such as corporate finance, financial decision-making, financial reporting and governance. It develops competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques, and equips you with knowledge of the fundamentals of Islamic and behavioural finance. You can choose to specialise either in derivatives and financial risk management, or in investment and portfolio management.

The scope of the knowledge, skills and applications covered in this qualification aims to provide you with a postgraduate-level educational experience in the specialist area of finance. The key objectives of the qualification are to enable you to: develop an up-to-date perspective on both theory and practice in national and international contexts; strengthen your ability to keep pace with future developments in financial management including the knowledge of markets, players and instruments; learn and apply the tools used for financial analysis and decision support in corporations, financial institutions and other organisations and develop appropriate information search, retrieval and analytical skills in the digital environment. This qualification will therefore prepare you to work in the corporate sector, financial services, the banking industry, multinational organisations and other sectors where analytical and decision tools in treasury, investment and financing decisions are required.

Different course options

Distance without attendance | Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom | 2 years | APR

Study mode

Distance without attendance


2 years

Start date



This module introduces the principles of research in modern finance; its process, philosophy and methodology. You'll develop competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques to problems in finance. It aims to develop competences in applying statistical and econometric techniques to problems in finance. It will alert students to the assumptions and limitations that underpin these quantitative methods. At the end of the module students will be able to decide on which techniques to apply, and will be able to design and execute an empirical investigation of a problem in finance.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fees are paid per unit.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Not known

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

You must hold a bachelors degree awarded by a recognised UK university, or equivalent. This diploma requires an aptitude for analytical and quantitative methods to engage with theories of finance and their applications. You should possess a good working knowledge of maths and be confident with spreadsheets. It would be advisable to self-assess your level of maths before registering for this qualification.