Everything you need to know...
- 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
Students on this course are typically from all over the globe, providing you with opportunities to engage with different cultures and network while learning the knowledge you need to gain management level positions.
Many of the tutors teaching on the course are industry experienced and are well connected with professional bodies. They are also researching professional knowledge, developing syllabi and integrating this knowledge into assessments. This ensures you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, while also developing your skills for critical analysis, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives.
The course also has strong links with professional bodies, specifically the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Banker Institute.
Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from various organisations, where practical, will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding.
You have the opportunity to become a Student Representative and through Venture Matrix, Sheffield Hallam volunteering to improve employability skills.
Many students on this course will have already completed a number of years in employment, so the aim of the employability initiative in this scenario is to help you focus on developing your existing career path.
To enhance employability, you are also encouraged to become a student member of a relevant professional body; this gives you access to information relevant for career planning and helps in the development of your CV.
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
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.
Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
|Module: Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Financial Regulation And Supervision||Credits: 15||
|Module: International Treasury Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Advanced Portfolio Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Banking And Financial Markets||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60||
|Module: Financial Risk Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Risk Management In Banking||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £9,340 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.
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)
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