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Finance and Investment

Develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets.

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What is the fee? Home/EU: £7,500 for the course †
International: £13,250 for the course
How long will I study? 1 year/15 Months
Where will I study? City Campus
When do I start? September, January

Course summary

  • Develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets
  • Understand current research, developments and issues in finance
  • Gain the skills to critically evaluate and apply theoretical concepts to the management of investment portfolios, evaluation of global investment products and financial assets

The course aims to develop your analytical skills and knowledge of the key products, investment strategies and risks present in financial markets. It is ideal for individuals wishing to work in financial markets and investment who want to progress their career rapidly.

How you learn

This course is recognised and respected for its innovative practice-based teaching and the development of applied knowledge and skills within the modern financial business environment.

You learn through:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • assessment
  • self-directed learning
  • guest lectures
  • group projects
  • system training
  • workshops

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

Work placements

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.

Networking opportunities

Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from various organisations, where practical, will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding and you are encouraged to make contact with employers.

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.

Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • finance
  • investment
  • investment banking
  • retail financial service
  • fund management
  • stockbroking
  • wealth management
  • credit analysis
  • financial engineering
  • management consultancy

There are further professional study opportunities with organisations such as • The Chartered Insurance Institute • The Chartered Bankers Institute • The Association of Corporate Treasurers • The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment • The Society of Chartered Financial Analysts.

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


Successfully completing the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

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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S1 1WB

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • Bloomberg financial research system

Entry requirements

UK students

You typically need one of the following

• 2.2 honours degree in a relevant subject

• recognised professional qualification or equivalent in a relevant subject

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

We consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on 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, such as an IELTS score of 6.0 with 5.5 in all skills. 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.


Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Portfolio Management Credits: 15.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
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: Fund 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: 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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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.

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

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