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Graduate Diploma in Finance

Prepare for direct entry to a postgraduate degree in Finance at the University of Exeter.

Course features

  • Develop your knowledge and skills through active learning in your chosen subject area.
  • Guaranteed university placement for all successful students.
  • Adapt to studying in the UK with a strong focus on study and research skills.
  • Improve your English level and develop the vocabulary for your chosen degree subject.
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A quality-assured university programme, validated by the University of Exeter.
Develop both your academic knowledge and English language skills in just nine months.

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

Academic requirements:

First degree or equivalent or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.


Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £19,235
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £19,235
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
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6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
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Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12-14 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.


Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
International student laughs during class at University of Exeter

With an international reputation for providing students with the ideal foundations for a career in investment analysis or portfolio management, the MSc (Hons) Finance and Investment course blends theory with practical application.

Available to study over 9 or 12 months, this programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and has been awarded CISI Centre of Excellence status.

You’ll study a range of topics, from financial modelling and investment analysis to finance management, with optional modules in topics such as corporate finance and financial economics.


What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, and designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Marks do not count towards the Master's qualification, but help the University to assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

  • detailed feedback on performance
  • guidance on appropriate study methods through personal tutorials and by other means
  • one-to-one English language tutorials to help with assignments in all subject modules
  • individual support for subject-related assessments

How do I qualify?

English language requirements:

IELTS 5.5 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all subskills) or equivalent.

Age requirements: 17 years and above

All students commencing courses on a published September start date must be 17 years old by 31st December of that calendar year. For all other start dates, students must be 17 years old on the published start date of the course.

Academic requirements:

First degree or equivalent or Diploma (3-5 years) with high grades.

Don't meet the English language level?
Apply for our Academic English
Scholarships

Find out if you qualify for one of our pathway scholarships.

When you continue to your degree at University of Exeter you may also qualify for a progression scholarship worth over £5,000.

All students are welcome to apply, no matter what your background or financial circumstance.

Dates and prices

Start date End date Course length Fees
17 September 2018 7 June 2019 3 Terms £19,235
7 January 2019 30 August 2019 3 Terms £19,235
16 September 2019 5 June 2020 3 Terms
-
6 January 2020 28 August 2020 3 Terms
-

Class information

Class hours:

20 hours per week on average

Class size: 17
Class duration:
  • English classes per week: 12-14 hours
  • Subject module classes per week: 6-8 hours
  • Average total per week: 20 hours

Classes are held Monday to Friday between 8.30am-6.30pm, excluding bank holidays.

Where will it take me?

Featured progression degree
International student laughs during class at University of Exeter

With an international reputation for providing students with the ideal foundations for a career in investment analysis or portfolio management, the MSc (Hons) Finance and Investment course blends theory with practical application.

Available to study over 9 or 12 months, this programme is also accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and has been awarded CISI Centre of Excellence status.

You’ll study a range of topics, from financial modelling and investment analysis to finance management, with optional modules in topics such as corporate finance and financial economics.

What will I study?

All students complete modules tailored to your chosen degree subjects.

Please note that the module descriptions shown are for the 2018/19 academic year.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is both formal and informal, and designed to help students build on their successes and meet requirements for entry to postgraduate study. Marks do not count towards the Master's qualification, but help the University to assess your abilities in your chosen field of study.

  • detailed feedback on performance
  • guidance on appropriate study methods through personal tutorials and by other means
  • one-to-one English language tutorials to help with assignments in all subject modules
  • individual support for subject-related assessments
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