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Postgraduate Diplomas

Please note: Admissions to our Postgraduate Diploma programmes are temporarily on hold while we revise the structure of our Postgraduate Diplomas and introduce new Postgraduate Certificate programmes to complement our Postgraduate Diploma and MSc programmes.

More information about the new structures will be available in early 2017.

Admissions to our MSc programmes and IPAs are still open as these are unaffected by the changes.

A Postgraduate Diploma is a qualification in its own right and is often attractive if you do not wish to undertake a full Master’s degree at this stage. Our Diplomas provide specialist study in areas that are relevant to your work and can provide a suitable preparation for a Master’s programme at a later date.

Available Diplomas

Banking

The Postgraduate Diploma in Banking is designed for postgraduates wanting to enter the banking sector and professionals already working in financial or neighbouring sectors who are looking to gain a competitive advantage while deepening their knowledge in financial management, particularly in core banking activities (maturity/risk mismatch management), retirement and financial planning, commercial credit and factoring, and liquidity and risk management.


Economic Policy

The Postgraduate Diploma in Economic Policy is designed principally for postgraduates working on economic policy in government, central banks, other public organisations, international institutions and consultancy. It enables you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying economic policy with a focus on policy's financial aspects.


Finance and Financial Law

This Diploma is ideal for those who already have some experience in either law or finance. The ability to weight the choice of modules towards law or finance will mean that students can tailor their learning according to their needs, interests and pre-existing expertise.


Financial Sector Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Sector Management is designed to give a strong foundation for a career in banks or other financial institutions. It enables you to deepen your understanding of the principles, applications, and context underlying decision making in financial sector management.


Policy Studies

Formulated for people working in policy-making and advisory capacities, this Diploma provides an overview of the variety of approaches to public policy and management from a historical and comparative perspective. The modules move through techniques of policy analysis and implementation to discussion of particular policy issues. The module materials cover a range of policy issues and a variety of socio-economic contexts, levels of government and regime types.


Public Financial Management

Organisations need managers with a thorough understanding of public finance so that they can make financial decisions and design and operate financial systems for collecting, spending and accounting for public expenditure. Depending on which options you choose, this programme will enable you to make decisions about investment projects, when and how to use privatisation and public-private partnerships, and how to manage the financial relationships between national and sub-national governments.


Public Management

Public sector organisations need good managers. The Postgraduate Diploma in Public Management is a preparation for managing and advising public sector organisations. There is an emphasis on managing people, managing change and designing and using information systems.


Quantitative Finance

The Postgraduate Diploma in Quantitative Finance is designed principally for postgraduates whose work in banks and other financial institutions requires knowledge of statistical (particularly econometric) and quantitative approaches to risk and derivatives.