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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Finance and Banking

Stand out to employers by gaining professional finance qualifications alongside your degree.


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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? N390
When do I start? September
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • 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.
  • Have the opportunity to study abroad — with Erasmus funding available for European placements.

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

Watch lecturer Damion Taylor talk about this course.

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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Course leaders and tutors

Damion Taylor
Damion Taylor

Damion is both course leader and recruitment leader for finance courses at undergraduate level. He teaches a range of modules in the financial management subject are … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

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. 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

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) as a route to the CISI Investment Advice Diploma. From this course you can graduate with a professional industry recognised qualification as well as your academic degree and you are eligible to apply for CISI Associate membership. You can also gain professional exemptions from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

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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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
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

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

We also expect you to demonstrate through your personal statement an interest in and awareness of finance or banking or some level of practical experience.

We may make you a lower offer if you have not taken AS Level qualifications.

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

- Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and at least 15 at level 2. 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 you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience, you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

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: 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 2

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 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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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Financial support for home/EU students

How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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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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