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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Financial Technology

Develop your understanding of computing applications in financial markets, and explore how they help the sector to innovate.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 per 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? B024
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Gain 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.
  • Become a rounded, employable graduate with contacts and credentials.

This interdisciplinary course combines finance, technology and innovation. It focuses on developing your employability skills, business sense and financial literacy alongside your creativity, technological and programming skills. You’ll get to grips with software such as Python, R and databases such as SQL. When you graduate, you’ll have both the skillset and knowledge required to work with innovative, tech-focused firms.

How you learn

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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 and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities and learning materials.

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
  • presentations

Course leaders and tutors

Firoz Bhaiyat
Firoz Bhaiyat
Deputy Course Leader

I am a Lecturer in Banking, Investment and Financial Management in the Finance and Banking Subject Group

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. 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.

Live projects

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.

Networking opportunities

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.

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Future careers

This 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
  • KPMG
  • HSBC
  • Investec
  • Redmayne Bentley

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

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

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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' resource via Sheffield Hallam's free subscription, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the global finance industry  

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include 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

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


  • English Language at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade C or 4

Access - Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits 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 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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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 2020/21 is £13,650 per year.

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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.

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