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Global Captial Markets (Compliance)

Springboard+ Global Capital Markets

January 2021 Programme

Course title: Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets (Compliance Pathway)
Start date
: January 18, 2021
Duration: 9 months
Study mode: Live, Interactive, Online (Classroom, as Covid-19 regulations permit)
Course Specialism: Compliance & Regulation
Cost: Free for those eligible, otherwise 90% subsidised (€450) 

Please note that the application deadline for this programme has now passed, and we cannot accept any further applications. If you wish to register your interest against a future course, please email Sinead Docherty at

About the programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in Global Capital Markets, delivered in conjunction with Ulster University, is designed for graduates from any and all disciplines who want to pursue a career in the financial services industry.

The programme will also be suitable for individuals already working in the area; those who want to specialise in a key subject area (Compliance & Regulation) and those who are new to the financial services sector and want to get a better grounding in the principles of finance.

The first two modules in Semester 1 will introduce you to the theory and tools required to understand market and institutional structure and assist you in developing a range of interpersonal and other transferable skills necessary to work within the this sector.

Students wishing to complete the Regulation & Compliance specialism will begin in January 2021. With an emphasis on application in a real-term context, the overall aim is to educate you in the principles of finance, both theoretical and applied. Within the context of financial management, the programme will enable you to engage in a challenging and stimulating educational experience through which you can acquire sound knowledge and understanding of the development and application of key finance principles, concepts, theories and techniques.

This programme reflects the ethos and objectives of IFS 2020 “A Strategy for Ireland’s International Financial Services Sector 2017/ 2020” by contributing to the skills pipeline of graduates who wish to pursue and advance a career in the financial services sector and related IFS sub-sector areas. As part of the programme an optional “job-readiness” module will be available, aimed particularly at participants who are not in employment.

You can download the programme brochure here.

Course content

  • Professional and Academic Skills
  • Financial Theory, Product and Markets
  • Regulation & Compliance
  • Case Studies & Standards of Corporate Governance, Conduct & Ethics


This programme is available to both those already in employment and those who are out of work, whether in receipt of unemployment benefit or having been out of the workforce for some time, once they meet the university’s entry level requirements.

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