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Individual Professional Awards, Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 70 days
    Duration
University rank #346 (QS) Online
For those looking to update their professional skills, specialise in a particular area, or see if distance learning is right for them without the commitment of a full programme, the Individual Professional Award programme offered by SOAS University of London is the perfect option.
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Overview

IPA graduates will be awarded a University of London certificate, and will then have the option of extending their IPA into a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master's programme, providing they have achieved a pass mark of 50% or more on modules already taken that are relevant to the subsequent Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Master's.

For each module that you choose to study, you will complete two assignments each worth 15% of your total marks. You will be expected to submit your first assignment by the Tuesday of Week 5, and the second assignment at the end of the module, on the Tuesday of Week 8. You will also sit a three-hour examination held on a specific date in October, worth 70% of the total mark.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description

      Each module lasts 10 weeks and examinations are held in late September/October. Students are registered for a maximum of two years.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Topics in Valuation
  • Bank Financial Management
  • Bank Regulation and Resolution of Banking Crises
  • Banking Strategy
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate and Investment Banking
  • Decentralisation and Local Governance
  • Derivatives
  • E-Government

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    7

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • You should have a recognised UK Bachelor's degree, or international equivalent, in an appropriate discipline depending on the modules you are interested in undertaking. 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.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1680 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1680 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1680 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1680 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

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