University of Portsmouth

Degree level: Undergraduate

Certificate in Prevention of Bribery and Corruption (Distance Learning)

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Course summary

Overview Corruption and bribery undermine the workings of a fair society, negatively impacting economic development, the rule of law, and market competition. Many countries, including the UK and US, have adopted new measures to try and better combat these crimes. These new systems require additional understanding, from the investigators that enforce them, and also the businesses that might run afoul of them. This course will teach you the legal aspects of corporate corruption and bribery, so you can identify and analyse it where it occurs, and develop strategies and tools to prevent it. What you learn on this course prepares you for work or further study in this area. Completing the course will support application to further related courses, and provides 20 credits towards a specific parallel course, our Certificate in IP crime. Therefore, it's an ideal next step to progression in careers in law enforcement, compliance, regulation and business. Course details Structure

  • Mode of study: Distance learning
  • Two modules: Bribery, corruption and study skills, and Preventing bribery and corruption
  • Credits: 40 Level 4
  • Duration: 20 weeks
Start and end dates (To be confirmed):
  • 13 September 2021 – 28 January 2022
The course will subsequently be run twice every year starting in January and September. Cost
  • £2,566
If you already hold the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime, you are eligible for a 50% discount on this course. This Certificate also allows you to claim a 50% discount on the Certificate in Intellectual Property Crime. What you'll experience On this short course you'll:
  • Gain an understanding of corporate corruption and bribery
  • Analyse real corporate corruption and bribery cases, to better understand and develop preventative tools and strategies
  • Be taught by experts from the Centre for Counter Fraud Studies
  • Develop additional transferable skills, such as writing and analysis
How you're assessed You'll be assessed through:
  • Quizzes
  • An essay
  • A report
What's included You'll have access to:
  • Moodle, our online learning platform
  • Online support for distance learning
Teaching Teaching is delivered online, via Moodle. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Moodle is our virtual learning environment, where we host learning materials and activities.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 6.0.
Cambridge English AdvancedAn overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
Cambridge English ProficiencyAn overall CPE score of 45 or above with a minimum of Weak in each skil
TOEFL (iBT)79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
PTE AcademicAn overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
Trinity ISETrinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components

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Fees and funding

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Certificate in Prevention of Bribery and Corruption (Distance Learning) at University of Portsmouth - UCAS