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Year of Entry 2019/20
BA (Honours)

Finance and Investment

Course in clearing
Full-time Accounting, banking and finance

Prepare for a career in fund management, investment management and stockbroking.

Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2019. Call us on now 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
International: £13,250 per year
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 80 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? N391
When do I start? September 2019
Placement available? Yes

Course summary

  • Attain in-depth knowledge of markets, finance and investment.
  • Take an optional placement year for hands-on industry experience.
  • Gain a professional qualification from the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

Develop the theoretical and practical grounding needed for a career in the finance industry. Covering key areas essential to the field such as regulation, derivatives and mergers, with the option for valuable industry experience, you'll be well placed for a rewarding professional life post-graduation.

Watch student Evangeline Andrews talk about what it’s like to study this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Damion Taylor talk about this course.

Our lecturers are experts in the finance and investment industry, and there are regular guest speakers to provide further insight still. Working independently and collaboratively, you apply your knowledge to practical situations, both on campus and in the field.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • placement year
  • yearly employability module to strengthen your CV
  • guest lecturers
  • interactive sessions
  • live market scenarios
  • real-life corporate projects and activities
  • case studies and coursework
  • group work and presentations
  • varied, stimulating assessments

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 embark upon a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Our strong ties with regional, national and international employers can provide you with placements in banking organisations, international corporations and finance departments across the globe. Previous placements have taken place in Kuwait and the USA, and have included companies such as Dyson, Charles Stanley Wealth Management, Lloyds Banking Group and Hargreaves Lansdown.

Networking opportunities

With guest lecturers and an optional placement year, this degree will provide excellent opportunities to make lasting contacts and network effectively.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • wealth management
  • fund management
  • financial advice
  • investment banking
  • broking

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Investec
  • Bartlett
  • Lloyds Bank
  • Morgan Stanley
  • HSBC
  • Redmayne Bentley


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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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

All students on the Finance and Economics course have 24/7 access to Bloomberg professional terminals, which not only allow you to see exactly the same information the industry sees but means you also gain a Bloomberg qualification. In addition, you get a free subscription to the Financial Times.

Entry requirements

All students

GCSEs Maths grade D or 3 and English Language grade C. Equivalencies are accepted.

80 UCAS points, including 48 points from two A levels or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If you don't meet these criteria you may be qualified for our BA Finance and Investment with Foundation Year.

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'.


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
Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Services Regulation And Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Understanding Financial Services Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Credit Analysis Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Investment Banking Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Portfolio Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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: International Derivatives And Risk Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Mergers And Acquisitions Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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.

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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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