Everything you need to know...
- 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.
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.
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
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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
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
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 (General) student visa to study in the UK. If you are an international applicant but do not require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, contact our Admissions Team to find out whether you’re eligible to apply.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
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|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|
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|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|
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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