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Programme summary
Programme convenor: Prof Pasquale Scaramozzino
Duration: 1–5 years
Fee: £7,280. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.
Programme start: October / January / April / June

Programme description

This diploma enables people with specialised skills to develop an understanding of a broader range of subjects involved in modern banking. The Diploma in Banking is especially valuable for people holding a professional qualification (including a qualification in accounting, finance, or related professions) who are employed in banks or other financial firms.

If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email dladmissions@soas.ac.uk.

Modules and programme structure

You will study four modules: two core modules and two elective modules.

Core modules

Elective modules

Career opportunities

As a graduate of this programme you will be well prepared for senior positions in banking, asset management, pension funds, regulators and financial institutions.

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 finance, economics, or another appropriate 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

All international applicants must be able to show that their English is of a high enough standard to successfully engage with and complete their course at SOAS. If you have not yet taken an English language test, you can still apply for your degree, but we will include evidence of language requirements as part of your offer conditions. You can demonstrate English language ability in several ways.

More information on the English requirements can be found here

What next?

To make an application, or to find out more about fees and our admissions procedure, please visit the Apply section of this website.