PGCert Finance

University of the West of England (UWE Bristol)
Bristol, United Kingdom
Postgraduate Certificate
Study mode
1 year
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Entry Requirements

  • You'll need an honours degree (minimum 2:2) in a business, business-related or quantitative discipline from a recognised Higher Education institution or equivalent from a recognised overseas institution.

Or if do not hold a first degree:

  • To have completed parts 1 and 2 of the ACCA syllabus, or the SII diploma, plus two years relevant work experience, or
  • A minimum of two years relevant work experience and to take a written test before being accepted.

English Language Requirement:

  • If English is not your first language, you will be required to meet the UK Border Agency and Universities minimum English Language requirements such as the International English Language Test (IELTS) overall score of 6.5 with 5.5 in each component.


Compulsory modules:

  • Fundamentals of Financial Management equips you with the principal functions of financial management and develops knowledge and skills required by finance managers in relation to financing, investment and controlling decisions.
  • Financial Instruments provides you with an overview of the valuation of competing financial instruments and an introduction to how they might be combined in portfolios.
  • Financial Statement Analysis provides you with the tools for analysing individual companies from a financial viewpoint, within the context of their industry and the wider macroeconomic environment.
  • Fund Management equips you with the necessary tools and fundamental techniques in modern finance theory and their application to fund management.
  • Risk Management provides you with the knowledge, understanding and critical awareness of recent techniques and issues in risk management.
  • Corporate Financial Strategy provides you with a range of strategic tools and approaches to problems and opportunities in the real-world corporate finance arena.
  • Quantitative Research Methods provides you with the research training sufficient to produce a quality quantitative finance dissertation.

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