This structure is for new students and those who registered after 1 July 2018.
Current students who registered before this date can find their programme structure here.
|Programme convenor:||Dr Alberto Asquer|
|Fee:||£10,080. For full information on fees and payment options, visit our Fees page.|
|Programme start:||November / February / 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Reporting (IFRS)M473
Financial Reporting (IPSAS)M474
- Public Financial Management: Planning and PerformanceM401
- Public Financial Management: RevenueM405
- Decentralisation and Local GovernanceM404
- Management AccountingM470
- Privatisation and Public Private PartnershipsM411
- 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.
For all of our modules you are required to have a high level of English language ability in reading and writing and in study skills.
If your first degree was not taught in English, you will need to provide evidence of language ability. You will meet the English language requirement if you have passed any of the following within the past three years:
- (IELTS) International English Language Testing System (Academic) with an overall score of 7.0 or above, including a minimum of 7.0 on the written sub-test
- Pearson Test of English (Academic) with an overall score of 67 or above, including a minimum of 67 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening elements
- Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English
- Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English with an overall score of 185 or above, including a minimum of 185 attained on each of the reading, writing, speaking and listening sub-tests
- (TOEFL) iBT Test of English as a Foreign Language with an overall score of 95 or above, including a minimum of 24 attained on the reading and writing skills sub-tests and a minimum of 25 attained on the speaking sub-test and 22 attained on the listening sub-test.
You are required to have internet access to participate in this programme.
The regulations are also the rules which govern the relationship between students and the University of London. The regulations are reviewed and published annually and are subject to change.
The programme specification gives a broad outline of the structure and content of the programme, the entry level qualifications, as well as the learning outcomes students will achieve as they progress.