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International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- A Banking and Finance degree accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
- Gain analytical and digital skills necessary for a successful career within banking and finance.
- Gain additional qualifications with the CISI alongside your degree.
- Develop an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms, such as; Grant Thornton, Charles Stanley Wealth Management, Provident Financial, Lloyds Banking Group and Mercedes AMG.
Cover everything from the principles of investment working with derivatives and managing risk to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, with emphasis on their application. You will gain an understanding of how modern banking and finance operates.
How you learn
Our teaching staff are longstanding academics with many years of professional experience in the banking and finance industry. Their experiences and expertise feed into their teaching and your learning. With expert lecturers and regular industry guests, this engaging course tackles both theoretical concepts and practical challenges.
You discuss and critically evaluate real life scenarios. Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled contact sessions on campus and online, screencasts and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities and learning materials.
You learn through
- optional placement year
- yearly employability module
- guest lecturers and employability workshops
- interactive sessions
- live market scenarios
- real-life corporate projects and activities
- case studies/coursework
- student-centred learning
- collaborative group work
- reflective writing
Course leaders and tutors
Senior Lecturer In Accounting And Tax
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. This should provide you with the ability to improve your employability and nurture your career prospects.
To help you secure a placement, the University has specialist staff to support your application process. Furthermore, the University benefits from strong regional, national and international employers’ relationships. Placements could take place anywhere from a retail bank, investment bank 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.
The course also put your learning into practice through its final year consultancy projects. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems. Being part of a team, these projects sharpen your analytical and team working skills.
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.
This course prepares you for a career in:
- Retail Banking and building societies
- Investment Banking
- Financial planning
- Stock brokering
- Fund management
- Personal finance advice
- Financial Analysis
- Wealth management
- Credit Analysis
- Project finance
- Risk Management
Previous graduates of a similar 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
The university has invested in Bloomberg terminals in dedicated Bloomberg Suites with 24/7 access. Student can benefit from the tremendous wealth of financial and market data that the Bloomberg database provides.
The student can also, through an online assessment, gain the Bloomberg Markets Concept (BMC) Certificate to demonstrate their mastery of Bloomberg data manipulation.
In addition, students gain access to Financial Times' FT.com resource and the economist 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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.
|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 And Portfolio Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Banking And Fintech||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Economics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Investment And Taxation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Quantitative Methods||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business Law||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Regulation And Professional Ethics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Risk Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Payments, Cryptocurrencies And Blockchain||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Consultancy Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Corporate Finance||Credits: 20||
|Module: Global Financial Markets||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Derivatives And Risk||Credits: 20||
|Module: Risk Management And Investment||Credits: 20||
|Module: Strategic Issues In Banking||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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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