Everything you need to know...
- 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.
'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
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:
- self-directed learning
- guest lectures
- group projects
- system training
Course leaders and tutors
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.
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.
This course prepares you for a career in
- investment banking
- retail financial service
- fund management
- 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
- J P Morgan
- Lloyds Capital Markets
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Grant Thornton
- Co-op Bank
- 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 is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
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
- Bloomberg financial research system
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
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: Advanced Portfolio Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Financial Regulation And Supervision||Credits: 15||
|Module: Methods Of Enquiry: Research And Consultancy In Finance||Credits: 15||
|Module: Banking And Financial Markets||Credits: 15|
|Module: Dissertation||Credits: 60|
|Module: Financial Risk Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Fund Management||Credits: 15|
|Module: Mergers And Acquisitions||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.
Postgraduate student loans
Up to £10,906 available for UK and EU 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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