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Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies
- Course Code
- Application Code
- QF Level
- Study mode
- Start Date
- 07 Nov 2017 (Tue)
- Next intake(s)
- 3 weeks
- Course Fee
- HK$23,200 (or US$3,000)
This challenging international programme is one of the world’s leading training programmes in corruption studies. It is beneficial to all practitioners and professionals in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions, the public and private sectors as well as multi-national organisations who require the expertise to combat corruption within an organisation or within a country. The Law Society of Hong Kong has approved this programme for the purpose of compliance with CPD requirements under its CPD Scheme. On successful completion of the programme, a participant is entitled to claim up to 15 CPD points in that CPD practice year if he/she is a member of the Law Society of Hong Kong.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Corruption Studies programme has now been established as one of the leading training courses in anti-corruption studies in the world. It has been providing the much needed capacity building for all practitioners and professionals in anti-corruption and law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions and the like from around the world, who share a mission and commitment in the global battle against corruption. It has also become an enriching platform of networking amongst anti-corruption agencies, which is important since corruption is a transnational crime and international cooperation and networking is essential for any success.
By the completion of the 13th cohort in November 2015, a total of 325 Postgraduate Certificate awards have gone to the delegates, mostly senior officials of anti-corruption authorities coming from 44 countries and regions, which represent a total of 87 agencies and/or organizations. These include Afghanistan, Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Botswana, Canada, Cayman Islands, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, Hong Kong SAR, Iraq, India, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Latvia, Lesotho, Mainland China, Malawi, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mongolia, Namibia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Rwanda, Serbia, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Tanzania, Timor Leste, Togo, Tunisia, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe. They also include officials from international organizations such as the UNDP, UNODC, USAID, Asian Development Bank and the Asia Foundation. Many of the graduates held influential positions in the field of anti-corruption in their home countries and they are able to put what they have learned into practice and together they have enhanced the fight against corruption globally.
Programme Structure and Delivery
This Postgraduate Certificate is a 30 credit programme at Qualification Framework (QF) Level 6, which comprises the following six modules:
(1) Theories on Corruption
(2) Corruption Legislation
(3) Comparative Studies of Anti-Corruption Structures and Strategies
(4) Anti-Corruption Enforcement
(5) Corruption Prevention and Community Education
(6) Integrated Group Project
The 3-week intensive full-time residential study (7 November - 30 November 2017) will be held in Hong Kong, which provides all participants with face-to-face teaching and interactive learning opportunities through lectures, seminars, workshops and case studies. Demonstrations, experience-sharing, focus group interviews and field trips to the law enforcement agencies in Hong Kong will be arranged where appropriate to prepare them for practical application of their in-depth knowledge acquired in the field of anti-corruption.Days / Time
- Mon - Fri 9:00am - 5:00pm
- 7 November - 30 November 2017
Graduate House Learning Centre
GHP 602, Graduate House, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong
hold a bachelor’s degree awarded by a recognized university; or
have at least 3 years of relevant work experiences as practitioners in anti-corruption or law enforcement agencies, justice departments, regulatory bodies, accounting and legal professions; and
be proficient in English language (For those graduated from institutions where English is not the medium of instruction, a written proof of English proficiency is required).
- Course Fee : HK$23,200 (or US$3,000)
- Early Bird Rate : HK$20,880 (or US$2,700) (Enrolment on or before 30 June 2017)
- Group Rate : HK$19,720 (or US$2,550) (Group enrolment on or before 30 June 2017)
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