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Individual Professional Awards

70 days
1750 GBP/full
1750 GBP/full
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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 Awards programme offered by SOAS University of London is the perfect option.


Key facts:

  • Individual Professional Awards graduates will be awarded a SOAS 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.

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

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 70 days
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    1750 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 GBP for the full programme during 70 days.
  • EU/EEA

    1750 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1750 GBP for the full programme during 70 days.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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