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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Finance and Banking with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Accounting, banking and finance

Gain a degree in finance and banking, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Whether you have your results or not, apply by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A055
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).
  • Attain the specialist knowledge you need for a career in finance and banking.
  • Develop an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms.
  • Gain additional qualifications alongside your degree.
  • Become a rounded, employable graduate with contacts and credentials.

Cover everything from investment banking to portfolio management, with emphasis on the application of your skills and the strengthening of your CV. You benefit from the experience of expert lecturers and industry insiders and graduate with practical experience and academic qualifications that make a real impression.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Finance and Banking 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.

With expert lecturers and regular industry guests, this stimulating course tackles both theoretical concepts and practical challenges. You discuss and tackle real life scenarios, with superb facilities and learning materials.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • an optional placement year
  • yearly employability module
  • guest lecturers
  • interactive sessions
  • live market scenarios
  • real-life corporate projects and activities
  • case studies and coursework
  • group work
  • Presentations

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

Course leaders and tutors

Dr Karen Quine
Dr Karen Quine

Karen joined Sheffield Hallam University in 2012 where her teaching and research interest focus upon Strategic Management and Change. Karen Quine has been teaching H … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long paid work placement in your fourth year. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. You may take your placement year anywhere from a bank, investment or wealth management firm to a finance department of a corporation. Recent placement providers have included Grant Thornton, Provident Financial, Lloyds Banking Group and Mercedes AMG.

Networking opportunities

With frequent guest lecturers from the likes of Lloyds Bank and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the finance and banking industry.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • wealth management
  • investment banking
  • financial management
  • corporate finance
  • risk management

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Lloyds Bank Plc
  • SAB Miller
  • Morgan Stanley
  • KPMG
  • HSBC

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Howard Street
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you have

  • 24/7 access to Bloomberg professional terminals, not only allowing you to see exactly the same information the industry sees also resulting in a Bloomberg qualification
  • a free subscription to the Financial Times

Entry requirements

All students

GCSE Maths and GCSE English at grade C or grade 4.

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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'.


Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Economics (Finance) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial And Management Information Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Services Regulation And Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Understanding Financial Services Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Credit Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Global Investment Banking Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Portfolio Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Principles Of Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Progressing Professional Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 4

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Corporate Treasury Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Derivatives And Risk Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Risk Management And Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Strategic Issues In Financial Services Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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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