Everything you need to know...
- 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
- 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
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.
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.
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.
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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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 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 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
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
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.
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.
|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: 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|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Trading Algorithms||Credits: 20|
|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|
|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
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.
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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