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International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Gain a solid base in business, before getting the specialist knowledge you need for a successful career in the fintech sector.
- Develop innovative solutions that address real industry problems.
- Create an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms in the full degree.
- Become a rounded, employable graduate with contacts and credentials.
On this course, you’ll study for a year with other foundation students in Sheffield Business School, before starting an innovative, interdisciplinary financial technology course. When you graduate, you’ll have both the skillset and knowledge required to work with innovative, tech-focused firms.
Sheffield Business School accreditation
Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BSc (Hons) Financial Technology course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
You discuss and critically evaluate real life scenarios. Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled contact sessions and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities and learning materials, both physical and virtual.
On the full degree, you learn through
- lectures and seminars
- an optional placement year
- yearly employability module
- guest lecturers and employability workshops
- interactive sessions
- live market scenarios
- real-life corporate projects and activities
- case studies and coursework
- student-centred learning
- collaborative group work
- reflective writing
On the full degree, you will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long paid work placement in your third year. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Placements could take place anywhere from a bank, investment or wealth management firm to a finance department of a corporation. Recent placement providers have included Grant Thornton, Charles Stanley Wealth Management, Provident Financial, Lloyds Banking Group and Mercedes AMG.
When you start the undergraduate course, you will work in a team on a 'live' consultancy project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam University who work alongside private, public and third sector organisations. Your group will be expected to present its findings to the client and offer suggestions on how to solve the particular issue that the client raised with you at the beginning of the module.
With frequent guest lecturers from the likes of industry leaders, practitioners and academics from other institutions, and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the finance and banking industry.
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This full degree course prepares you for a career as a
- fintech analyst
- business data analyst
- technology risk manager
- software developer
- fintech-banking account manager
- blockchain developer
- wealth management
- investment banking
- financial and technological consultancy
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Lloyds Bank Plc
- SAB Miller
- Morgan Stanley
- Redmayne Bentley
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- Bloomberg financial software with 24/7 access to professional terminals, not only allowing you to see exactly the same information the industry sees but also resulting in a Bloomberg qualification
- Financial Times' FT.com resource via Sheffield Hallam's free subscription, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the global finance industry
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Asset Classes||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Economics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Financial Accounting||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Programming And Data Science||Credits: 20||
|Module: Quantitative Methods||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Professional Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Blockchain Technology||Credits: 20||
|Module: Economics For Finance||Credits: 20||
|Module: Empirical Finance||Credits: 20||
|Module: Financial Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Financial Markets||Credits: 20||
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Big Data In Finance||Credits: 20|
|Module: Consultancy Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Corporate Finance||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Derivatives And Risk||Credits: 20|
|Module: Machine Learning||Credits: 20|
|Module: The Regulation Of Financial Markets And Institutions||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)
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