Financial Crime PgC 2020/21 entry

Course code:

FBLT077

Study options:

8 months
4 months full time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


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Course code:

FBLT077

Study options:

8 months
4 months full time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Course code:

FBLT077

Study options:

8 months
4 months full time

Location:

Coventry University London

Starting:

September 2020
January 2021

Fees:
Faculty:

Faculty of Business and Law


Get in touch

For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

+44 (0) 24 7765 4321
Request information

Overview

Financial crime has become increasingly complex, with criminals using sophisticated methods to undertake and conceal their crimes. This course, aimed at professionals working in the financial and legal sectors, could help equip you with the skills needed to tackle this illegal activity.

Designed to not only give you the opportunity to gain a systematic understanding of the nature of financial crime, along with the methods and motives underpinning it, you will also have the chance to explore contemporary issues in the sector, including new measures being implemented to thwart criminal activity.

Taught through the use of free standing professional development workshops, which can allow you to gain credits that can be built into modules towards gaining a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Financial Crime (upon completion of associated assessments), the course is designed to be studied flexibly, allowing you to map it around your career.

Delivered at Coventry University London, located in the heart of the UK’s financial district, this course gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge of financial crime, the new methods used by criminals undertaking illegal activity in the sector, and how enforcement authorities are looking to adapt to meet these new challenges.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

To ensure an optimised and continual student experience, the university may deliver certain contact hours and assessments via emerging online technologies and methods across all courses. For courses due to start in September 2020, in light of Covid-19, we are currently preparing for courses to be delivered in a variety of forms, subject to Government and Public Health guidance. Whether on campus or online, our key priority will be staff and student safety.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Student experience

All the support you need, in a top student city

Course information

Financial crime is a growing area of concern for businesses and individuals. For consumers, it can lead to loss of savings through scams, with reports suggesting UK bank customers lost £456m to scams in 2019.

For industries and businesses, it means the need to invest in expertise to prevent losses to criminals, which could also damage trust in the marketplace – with the financial services industry investing over £650 million annually in dedicated staff time to combat fraud, laundering and other financial crimes.

To help you meet the demands of tackling financial crimes, this course has been developed collaboratively between Coventry University’s Law School, the University’s Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity, and Coventry University London, allowing the course to be informed by the research outputs of academics with expertise in the areas covered by the course’s modules.

Designed to be flexible, the course is taught through a series of related but free-standing professional development workshops, which can be taken individually, or you can choose to take a number of them. These workshops can also be used to construct a bespoke professional development programme for in-house teams working in financial crime.

When working towards a PgC qualification, these workshops each form part of the course’s modules, which cover topic areas such as gaining an understanding of financial crime, exploring innovation in crime and finance, and assessing integrity in financial services. To successfully complete the PgC, you must undertake 5 workshops for each module, along with additional assessments. For full details, please see the ‘how you’ll be taught’ section of this webpage.

Modules

Overview

All of the below modules are made up of a series of free standing professional development workshops, which cover topics within each module in a focused way, moderated by academics with research expertise in the chosen area.

With one of the focuses of the course being the flexible nature of its teaching, workshops belonging to the below modules could be taught concurrently, or could be taught sequentially. It is likely that the first set of workshops that will be delivered will be related to the module ‘Understanding Financial Crime’.

The module ‘Financial Crime Course Level Assessment’ will only be undertaken by those interested in completing the PgC in Financial Crime, and after they have fulfilled the other criteria for the qualification. For more details, please see the ‘how you’ll be taught’ section of this webpage.

Modules

  • Understanding Financial Crime

  • Contemporary Issues In Corporate Crime

  • Integrity In Financial Services

  • Crime and Financial Innovation

  • Financial Crime Course Level Assessment

In more detail...

  • Research-informed teaching, delivered by academics from the Centre for Financial Integrity and Coventry Law School
  • Opportunity to undertake individual workshops, targeting key areas of your professional development, a series of workshops, allowing a bespoke approach to development, or to work towards a PgC qualification, subject to gaining enough credits and passing relevant assessments (see ‘how you’ll be taught’ for more details)
  • Learn at Coventry University London, located in the heart of London’s financial district, and boasting modern learning facilities
  • Teaching is built around focused workshops, which prioritise group working and application of theories, supported by online resources delivered before and after workshops
  • The chance to work with peers across the industry, and learn from their practitioner experience as well as the research and practitioner knowledge within the academic team

The main study themes covered on the course are;

Engaging with new knowledge in financial crime

The course aims to allow you the opportunity to engage with the latest developments in financial crime, both in advancements of criminal techniques and the tools available to tackle them.

Knowledge of theories and principles

By studying on the course, you should have the opportunity to critically assess the theories and principles that underpin the regulatory framework related to financial crime and corporate fraud within a global context.

Professional development

Through the workshop structure , there is a strong focus on this course on ensuring you are able to develop professionally, with practical knowledge that can be applied to current job roles

Collaborative working and learning

By engaging with fellow professionals within the financial and legal industries, you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge collaboratively, learning from each other and developing expertise in group scenarios

Teaching on the course has been designed to be delivered flexibly, to minimise disruption to you and your employer.

For those looking to study specific modules for their professional development, you are able to take one or numerous workshops, across any number of modules. These modules can contribute towards the continual professional development requirements of professional bodies, and can also be set up as a package, to allow for businesses or organisations to set up a bespoke programme to deliver professional development courses to their staff.

For those wanting to work towards a PgC qualification, teaching will still take place in workshops, with each workshop carrying 3 learning credits; to pass a module, you will need to have attended 5 workshops to gain 15 learning credits. Each workshop will also have a core assessment attached worth 1 assessment credit, which you can opt-in to, and it is a requirement to complete these for each workshop, to gain 5 assessment credits. To then complete a module, you must also complete the applied core assessment for the module, which is worth 5 assessment credits, to bring the total number of credits to 15 for learning and 10 for assessment (25 credits in total).

After securing the required credits to pass each core module of the course, to gain a PgC qualification you must successfully pass the ‘Financial Crime Course Level Assessment’ module, which can be undertaken online. This is worth 20 assessment credits, and must be successfully completed for you to be awarded a PgC.

This course will be assessed through the optional core assessments attached to each workshop, the applied core assessment for each module, and then finally the course level assessment undertaken to gain a PgC.

The Coventry University Group assessment strategy ensures that our courses are fairly assessed and allows us to monitor student progression towards the achieving the intended learning outcomes.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an advanced critical understanding of contemporary issues and developments within financial crime and corporate fraud including the importance of social responsibility and ethical behaviour.
  • Critically assess the theories, concepts, principles and regulatory framework related to financial crime and corporate fraud within a global context.
  • Enhance individual professional capability and development in the context of financial crime.
  • Critically apply advanced knowledge to practical scenarios in the context of financial crime and corporate fraud.
  • Demonstrate reflective practice for the development and achievement of personal career goals.

This course is delivered through workshops, which will be of roughly half days duration each (3/4 hours). These can be taken individually, or can be used to work towards a PgC qualification. As 5 workshops are required to pass each module, that is a total of at least 15 contact hours per module, made up of medium group teaching.

In addition, you will be expected to undertake additional work preparing for module assessments, undertaking module assessments, and preparing for and undertaking the final course level assessment.

Taught in the heart of one of the world’s most important financial districts, this course utilises international case-studies where relevant to illustrate its content. Coventry Law School is also a member of the International Association of Law Schools, and so will bring its global outlook to bear on the development of course content and the delivery of the course workshops.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2016/17, we were able to provide a total of 3,482 student experiences abroad that lasted at least five days.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA 2016/17)


3,482

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2016/17


21,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far

12

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses


Entry Requirements

For entry to the course, and to study towards the Postgraduate Certification, students should normally hold a UK Hons degree or equivalent. Applicants without an UK Hons degree but with significant relevant work experience may also be admitted at the discretion of the Course Director. For more information, please contact info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk.

For accessing individual workshops as part of an individual or a corporate CPD programme there are no entry requirements.

Please visit our page on European entry requirements for more information about specific country information.

For entry to the course, and to study towards the Postgraduate Certification, students should normally hold the equivalent to a UK Hons degree. In addition, students should be in employment in a relevant professional setting, such as in financial or legal services. Applicants without the equivalent of a UK Hons degree but with significant relevant work experience may also be admitted at the discretion of the Course Director. For more information, please contact info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk.

n addition, students should be in employment in a relevant professional setting, such as in financial or legal services. Applicants without the equivalent of a UK Hons degree but with significant relevant work experience may also be admitted at the discretion of the Course Director. For more information, please contact info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk.

English as a Foreign Language: This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

For entry to the course, and to study towards the Postgraduate Certification, students should normally hold the equivalent to a UK Hons degree.

In addition, students should be in employment in a relevant professional setting, such as in financial or legal services. Applicants without the equivalent of a UK Hons degree but with significant relevant work experience may also be admitted at the discretion of the Course Director. For more information, please contact info.fbl@coventry.ac.uk.

Select your region to find detailed information about entry requirements:

English as a Foreign Language This course requires IELTS of 6.5 overall, with no component lower than 5.5. Pre-sessional English is available if required.

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

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Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£4,566 (per year)


January 2021

£4,566 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£4,566 (per year)


January 2021

£4,566 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2020

£5,850 (per year)


January 2021

£5,850 (per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly exceptional candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship. Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional achievement and academic excellence.

Career prospects

Graduate Immigration Route visa

Based on current information from the UK Government, international students whose study extends beyond summer 2021 may be eligible for a visa under the UK Government’s Graduate Immigration Route, which will enable students to stay and work, or look for work, in the UK at any skill level for up to two (2) years. Check the most up to date guidance available to check your eligibility and any updates from the UK Government before making an application or enrolment decision.

Delivered by academics with research expertise is the areas covered, this course could help to further your professional development in the field of financial crime, to allow you to progress your career in the area.

Upon successful completion of the course, you may choose to go on to specific roles tackling financial crime in financial services firms, roles looking at the regulatory frameworks in place in legal firms, or in a role overseeing a major firms response to the threats of financial crime.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place and enrolling with us, a Student Contract will be formed between you and the university. A copy of the 2020/21 Contract can be found here. The Contract details your rights and the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and contains the obligations that the university will owe to you. You should read the Contract before you accept an offer of a place and before you enrol at the university.

The tuition fee for the course that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For UK and EU students, if Parliament permit an increase in tuition fees, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study in line with any such changes. Note that any increase is expected to be in line with inflation. Following the UK’s exit from the European Union, EU students should be aware that there may be a change to UK laws following the UK’s exit, this may change their student status, their eligibility to study part time, and/or their eligibility for student finance. We will act in accordance with the UK’s laws in force in relation to student tuition fees and finance from time to time.

For International students the tuition fee that is stated on the course webpage and in the prospectus for the first year of study will apply. We will review our tuition fees each year. For international students, we may increase fees for each subsequent year of study but such increases will be no more than 5% above inflation.