Everything you need to know...
- Develop your knowledge of investment strategies and financial products.
- Gain an understanding of the risks associated with financial markets and products.
- Study on a course taught by University staff with extensive work experience in the banking and finance industry, who regularly complete consultancy work with banks and banking organisations.
The course is designed to develop your skills for a career in financial markets, investment banking, fund management or wealth management. You will learn about issues of risk management, regulation, wealth management and fund management, focusing on both individuals and organisations.
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
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.
We have consulted both industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure the course prepares you for a career in a variety of roles within the financial services industry.
Course leaders and tutors
This course is linked with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and during the course you benefit from student membership. The CII works with regulators, educational and trade bodies together with major corporate organisations across the globe to help raise professional standards.
You are encouraged to take professional exams during your time on the course in order to maximise your potential for progression within your chosen career path. The cost of sitting professional exams is in addition to your normal course fees.
Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures which includes students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides the opportunity for networking and developing a group of future international business contacts.
This course prepares you for a career in
- investment banking
- retail financial services
- government and regulatory organisations
Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for
- J P Morgan
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Scottish Widows
- banks, national and smaller IFA firms
Others have chosen to start their own businesses.
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 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 will work with
- the Bloomberg Financial research system
You typically need one of the following
• 2.2 honours degree or above 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 will consider applicants without these academic qualifications dependant on personal, professional and work experience and other formal qualifications.
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 standard.You may 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
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 Sustainability||Credits: 15||
|Module: Statistics And Data Modelling||Credits: 15||
|Module: Dissertation Or Applied Business Project||Credits: 60||
|Module: Financial Derivatives And Risk Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Fund Management||Credits: 15||
|Module: Global Financial Markets||Credits: 15||
|Module: Wealth Management And Investing||Credits: 15||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time study in 2022/23 is £9,620 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, 219.7KB)
Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.