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International: £13,905 for the course
- 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.
Sheffield Business School accreditation
Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.
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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
- self-directed learning
- guest lectures
Course leaders and tutors
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. This should provide you with the ability to improve your employability and nurture your career prospects.
To help you secure a placement, the University has specialist staff to support your application process. Furthermore, the University benefits from strong regional, national and international employers’ relationships. Placements could take place anywhere from a retail bank, investment bank 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.
The course also put your learning into practice through its final year consultancy projects. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems. Being part of a team, these projects sharpen your analytical and team working skills.
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.
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.
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
- J P Morgan
- Lloyds Capital Markets
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Grant Thornton
- Co-op Bank
- Scottish Widows
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 through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- the Bloomberg financial research system
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.
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.
|Module: Advanced Portfolio Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Banking And Financial Markets||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60||
|Module: Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Financial Regulation And Supervision||Credits: 15||
|Module: Financial Risk Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Treasury Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Risk Management In Banking||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £8,240 for the course. For part-time study the fee will be calculated pro-rata each year based on the number of credits studied.
† 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.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,905 for the course.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £11,222 available for Home students on most masters courses.
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)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.
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