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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)

Financial Trading and Investment Management with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Accounting, banking and finance

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


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? B015
When do I start? September 2020

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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

Brian Pine
Brian Pine
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer In Accounting And Tax

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.

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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

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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

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.

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 Assessment
Module: Accounting Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Asset Classes Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Investment Theory Management And Measurement Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Quantitative Methods Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Trading Algorithms Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

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

Final year

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

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.

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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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