Finance and Management short courses
- 10 weeks, plus an examination
- Start of programme
- October / January / April / July
- Attendance mode
- Distance learning
IPA (1 module): £1,820
- Entry 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 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, an Individual Professional Award (IPA) is the perfect option.
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.
To find out more about Individual Professional Awards, please see how to apply (online and distance learning).
You can choose a module from any of the Distance Learning programmes available. You may take up to three modules in total.
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 3-hour examination held on a specific date in October, worth 70% of the total mark.
Module and study calendar 2023/24
Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.
Teaching and learning
Each module lasts 10 weeks and examinations are held in late September/October. Students are registered for a maximum of 2-years.
Key dates and calendar
To find out when a particular module is running, please view the study calendar on each individual module page.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees 2022/23
|IPA (single module)|
Fees are inclusive of all required resources. Whilst we incorporate all of the costs into your module fees, depending on your country of residence, you may incur local costs such as: fees paid to local examination centres for sitting your examinations.
Fees may increase each year, therefore may be higher in subsequent years of study. See online and distance learning fees for further information.
Pay as you learn
Our distance learning programmes can be paid in full at the time of enrolment (thus avoiding any subsequent rise in fees).or on a pay-as-you-learn basis. Pay as you learn means you only pay for the module you are enrolling on.
How to apply