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Year of Entry 2019/20
BSc (Honours)

Financial Trading and Investment Management with Foundation Year

Gain a degree in Financial Trading and Investment Management, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? B015
When do I start? September

Course summary

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to the full degree.
  • Develop important business skills from the very first day.
  • Undertake applied projects and explore different ways of working.

This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge in advance of undergraduate study. You'll study a range of topics, and apply your skills on rewarding projects and assignments. After completing your foundation, you'll have everything you need for full honours degree study, and progress directly onto the BSc Financial Trading and Investment Management course.

How you learn

The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Financial Trading and Investment Management 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 will learn in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment. You will be based in Sheffield Business School — a vibrant, dynamic setting with excellent facilities located in the heart of the city.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • case studies
  • presentations
  • self-directed study
  • work placements
  • activities and events

In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.

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

Degree preparation

After the foundation year, you will be ready to start the full degree. BSc Financial Trading and Investment Management is an engaging, challenging course where you will learn to excel in your field, under expert tutelage and with fantastic opportunities for progression, networking and work placements throughout.

Placement opportunities

On the full degree, you will spend a year working in real, state-of-the-art trading office in London. This will provide you with exceptional contacts and real-world experience.

Live projects

On the BSc degree, there are a range of projects, business simulations and client-led tasks that will allow you to apply your knowledge to real-life scenarios. You'll improve your analytical mindset, learning agility and critical thinking through these activities.

Networking opportunities

Your continued engagement and interaction with the business world will allow you many opportunities for networking throughout the honours degree. You'll work with others, improve your interpersonal skills and learn to build relationships.


Future careers

The full degree prepares you for a career in

  • financial trading
  • investment management
  • investment banking
  • wealth management/financial planning

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
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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On the full degree course you work with:

  • Bloomberg professional terminals– industry standard
  • The Financial Times, with free access to FT.com
  • Microsoft Office 365, which is free to install on your own devices

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

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.

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

GCSE

  • 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 in a science based subject. 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

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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Accounting Credits: 20
Module: Asset Classes Credits: 20
Module: Economics Credits: 20
Module: Investment Theory Management And Measurement Credits: 20
Module: Quantitative Methods Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
Module: Introduction To Trading Algorithms Credits: 20

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Employability Skills For Financial Services Credits: 30
Module: Ethics And Investment Professionalism Credits: 20
Module: Financial Markets And Institutions Credits: 20
Module: Financial Trading Credits: 30
Module: Legal Concepts Credits: 20

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Client Advice Credits: 20
Module: International Derivatives And Risk Credits: 20
Module: Taxation In The Uk Credits: 20
Module: The Regulation Of Financial Markets And Institutions Credits: 20
Module: Trading And Investment Management Project Credits: 40

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.

† 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.

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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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