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Finance Courses

RDI partner with some of the UK’s top universities to offer distance learning finance degrees and diplomas that can be studied in your own time for an internationally recognised qualification.

For many careers in the financial industry, a degree is an essential requirement as it provides students with the knowledge, confidence and practical skills that are so important in any new finance role.   Our range of finance courses are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge you need for a role in the finance sector.

If you’re planning to study for a distance learning finance degree with RDI, you will need to ensure that you fulfil certain basic requirements and are able to commit the required time to study.

Distance Learning Finance Courses FAQ

What are the entry requirements for a distance learning finance degree?

In general, to study a degree through RDI you must possess either 2 A-levels or an Access to Higher Education qualification. Although, candidates without any formal qualifications may be considered on their own merits and we encourage you to submit an application.

Am I eligible for funding to study finance online?

If you meet three broad eligibility criteria, you will be able to apply for funding for your undergraduate course.

  1. You are UK and EU resident, living in England or Wales
  2. You are studying a full three-year honours degree or final year top-up or BTEC Level 5 HND
  3. You are studying this qualification for the first time

How long will the finance degree take to complete?

Most courses are expected to be completed within 4.5 years. However, our online distance learning students have flexibility in setting their own pace of study, which means that the course can be completed in a minimum period of 3 years.

How does distance learning work for finance?

Studying around 12 – 15 hours a week in your own time, you will learn how the key areas of accounting and financial management are integrated within a business context. You will be encouraged to evaluate the ways that module ideas can be used to improve your understanding of the financial management of business and the role of the manager as one who is responsible for financial resources. The programme also generates integrative ways of looking at work problems.

What support can I expect from my university?

We know that studying online can be a big unknown, so we want to make sure you are confident in this modern alternative to on-campus study.

We provide you with an interactive online platform where you can access all your course materials and interact with other students. You also have a specialist tutor allocated for each module. They bring the materials to life, encourage lively debate and discussion around the subject and also provide feedback on your work. There’s also our UK based Student Support team available by phone and email to help with technical and pastoral questions, like how to hand in your assignment, when assignments are due, what to do if you need to take a study break.

Which universities offer finance degrees with distance learning?

RDI offer several finance and accounting degrees which are all awarded by Anglia Ruskin University and the University of Sunderland.