This structure is for new students and those who registered after 1 July 2018.
Students who registered before this date can find their programme structure here.
|Programme convenor:||Dr Alberto Asquer|
|Fee:||£10,920. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.|
|Programme start:||October / January / April / July|
This programme will provide you with skills and knowledge in the field of public finance. It ranges across all applications, whether in budgeting, revenue policy, financial reporting and audit, compliance or where financial matters take a central position in policy, such as in public-private partnerships or fiscal decentralisation.
If you have any further questions about the overall programme content and its suitability for you, please email email@example.com.
Modules and programme structure
You will study six modules: three core modules and three elective modules selected from the lists below.
- Macroeconomic Policy and Financial MarketsM425
- Financial ReportingM492
- Public Financial Management: Planning and PerformanceM401
- Public Financial Management: RevenueM405
- Decentralisation and Local GovernanceM404
- Privatisation and Public Private PartnershipsM411
- Project, Programme and Policy EvaluationM479
- Project AppraisalM475
- Public Financial Management: Audit and ComplianceM472
- Public Policy and Management: Development AssistanceM460
- Research MethodsM453
- Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking CrisesM456
- Regulation of International Capital MarketsM443
- The IMF and Economic PolicyM413
This degree is suitable for people working in central Finance Ministries, or in financial management roles in line Ministries, sub-national governments or financial scrutiny functions in Parliaments or Supreme Audit Institutions. It will also be valuable for people working in consultancy and advisory functions, and in international financial institutions.
For more information on career prospects for graduates, please visit our Careers page.
This programme takes a minimum of two years to complete. Each module lasts 10 weeks. You are registered for a maximum of five years.
Education and experience
You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in a social science 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.
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.