MSc Finance and Investment

Year of Entry 2025/26
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MSc

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: £10,620 for the course
    International/EU: £17,725 for the course

  • Time

    How long will I study?

    12 Months

  • Location

    Where will I study?

    City Campus

  • Date

    When do I start?

    September 2025
    January 2026


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.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and has been awarded the Business School Impact System label by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD).

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MSc Finance and Investment graduate Connor Marshall

'The course provided me with a solid foundation from which to progress into a career in corporate finance, having gained both a practical and theoretical understanding of the financial world.'

Connor Marshall, MSc Finance and Investment, 2018 graduate

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How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

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 and 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

This course is delivered face-to-face over three semesters - teaching is scheduled based on the length of your course and the academic calendar.

Course leaders and tutors

Ian Pagdin
Ian Pagdin
Senior Lecturer in Banking, Risk Management, Investment and Wealth management

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 and 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

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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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Equipment and facilities

You will have access to excellent library facilities and learning resources in our Adsetts Centre, including the full Bloomberg research system. We are one of only a few universities to invest in Bloomberg Terminals in a dedicated Bloomberg Suite. The terminals deliver data, news and analytics to financial professionals and you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience of using this industry-standard technology. Access to this valuable resource is 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

You will also be offered the opportunity to study for and sit one of the CISI's professional examinations, should you wish to do so.

Entry requirements

All 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.

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.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Modules

Important notice: The structure of this course is periodically reviewed and enhanced to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and ensure ongoing compliance with any professional, statutory and regulatory body standards. Module structure, content, delivery and assessment may change, but we expect the focus of the course and the learning outcomes to remain as described above. Following any changes, updated module information will be published on this page.

Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.

Final year

Compulsory modules

Module
Credits
Assessment
Advanced Portfolio Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Dissertation Or Applied Business Project
Credits 60
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Finance
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Financial Derivatives And Risk Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Financial Regulation And Sustainability
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(70%) , Practical(30%)
Fund Management
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Global Financial Markets
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Mergers And Acquisitions
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(100%)
Statistics And Data Modelling
Credits 15
Assessment Coursework(60%) , Practical(40%)

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £10,620 for the course.

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.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2025/26 is £17,725 for the course.

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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, 326.4KB)

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.

You can also use the application form above to apply for future years of entry.

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Why not come to our next open day? Open days are the perfect place to talk to staff and students, visit our campuses and get all the information you need. Alternatively, feel free to ask us a question.

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Teaching

We are Gold rated in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for the outstanding quality of our teaching and student outcomes

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Excellence

Graduate from Sheffield Business School – rated in the top 6% globally for excellence in teaching and research

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