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MSc

Banking and Finance

Gain analytical skills and knowledge of the key products and risks present in financial markets.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,500 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 15 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? January

Course summary

  • Obtain suitable skills and experience to meet the needs of the banking, insurance and finance industries.
  • Gain specific knowledge related to financial services, consultancy, regulation, supervision and compliance.
  • Develop an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues in banking and financial markets.

Designed with input from professional bodies and employers, this course aims to meet national subject benchmark standards and quality requirements. It is ideal if you want to work in financial markets or banking and desire to progress your career rapidly.


How you learn

The course is designed to develop higher-level knowledge, building on the technical codified knowledge of your previous learning. Feedback is not just a summative tool providing an end of term mark, as you receive feedback continually throughout to course to direct and enhance your learning.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • assessment
  • self-directed learning
  • guest lectures

Course leaders and tutors

Ian Pagdin
Ian Pagdin
Senior Lecturer

Ian teaches across a range of modules within the Sheffield Business School, including business environment, principles of investment, risk management and investment … Read more

Applied learning

The course is designed to develop higher-level knowledge, building on the technical codified knowledge of your previous learning. Feedback is not just a summative tool providing an end of term mark, as you receive feedback continually throughout to course to direct and enhance your learning.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • assessment
  • self-directed learning
  • guest lectures

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • banking and insurance
  • financial consulting and regulation
  • supervision and compliance

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Deloitte
  • J P Morgan
  • Lloyds Capital Markets
  • HSBC
  • Investec
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Aviva
  • Fidelity
  • Grant Thornton
  • Co-op Bank
  • Barclays
  • Scottish Widows

Accreditation

If you hold the Sheffield Hallam MSc in Banking and Finance, you are eligible for direct entry to the MCT programme with the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

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
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Adsetts library
Adsetts library

Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • the Bloomberg financial research system

Entry requirements

UK students

You typically need one of the following in a relevant subject*

• a 2:2 honours degree

• a recognised postgraduate qualification

• an equivalent recognised professional qualification

* Relevant subjects include • business management • finance • accounting • economics • banking • law • the natural sciences • IT and computing.

We consider applicants without relevant academic qualifications based on their personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications. You may also be able to claim credit points which can reduce the amount of time it takes to complete your qualification at Sheffield Hallam. Find out more

Overseas applicants from countries whose first language is not English must normally produce evidence of competence in English. An IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills is the standard for non-native speakers of English. If your English language skill is currently below an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English.

If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Certificate International Pre-Masters in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.

EU and 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.


Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Banking And Financial Markets Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Dissertation Credits: 60.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Finance Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Financial Regulation And Supervision Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Financial Risk Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: International Treasury Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Risk Management In Banking Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Understanding Markets Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £7,500† for the course.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £13,250 for the course.

We offer a range of scholarships and awards for international students. Find out more.

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Postgraduate student loans

Up to £10,609 available for UK and EU students on most masters courses.

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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.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

How do I apply?

You apply for this course via our online application form.

Apply for January 2019

If you require an alternate version of the application form, please email directadmissions@shu.ac.uk.

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