Prepare for a career in banking and financial services on a course designed with input from various financial institutions. The course benefits from strong links with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) and during the course you study the ACT International Treasury Management certificate in preparation for the professional qualification.
This course is ideal if you are graduate wanting to develop a career in banking and insurance, financial consulting and regulation, and supervision and compliance. It gives you a broad foundation for career advancement and prepares you for further study with key professional bodies.
We aim this course at
• recent graduates in business, management, accounting law, economics, finance, and the natural sciences, wishing to differentiate themselves in the job market
• those already employed in the field who wish to strengthen their career prospects
• those who wish to follow a career in research and education
• those employed or seeking a career in financial regulation, supervision and compliance
• those employed or seeking a career in financial journalism
The immediate value of this course to present or potential employers is its relevance in the job market.
Designed with input from financial institutions, a distinctive feature of the course is its focus on present-day national and global developments in banking and financial markets. You study these developments alongside financial practice and theory based on current research.
This course is linked with the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT). During the course you study the ACT International Treasury Management certificate as part of the international treasury management module. The Certificate in International Treasury Management (CertITM) provides a fundamental understanding of the core elements of treasury and financial risk management. It combines the technical and practical skills necessary for professionals working in international finance. If you successfully complete the CertITM and this course you are eligible for direct entry onto the MCT advanced diploma, subject to work experience.
You can find careers in retail or corporate banking, fund management, financial markets and financial regulation and compliance.
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.
2017 entry requirements
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.
If you do not meet the above criteria you can apply for the Graduate Diploma in Business and English. After passing this diploma we automatically offer you a place on one of our business-related masters degrees.
International and European entry qualifications
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.
September start – typically 12 months
January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months
Typical modules may include
|Semester one – postgraduate certificate||
Methods of enquiry
Banking and financial markets
Financial risk management
|Semester two – postgraduate diploma||
International treasury management
Risk management in banking
Financial regulation and supervision
One from • corporate finance • Islamic banking • fund management • consultancy project 1 • global business strategy
|Semester three – MSc||
Previous graduates have gained employment in organisations such as • SKNA National Bank • Emiko SA • Chinatrust Commercial Bank • HSBC • Barclays • JPMorgan Chase • Deloitte.
Home / EU student
Please note tuition fees may increase in each subsequent academic year of your course, subject to government regulations on fee increases and in line with inflation. More information can be found in the ‘Tuition Fee Increases’ section of our Fees Regulations (PDF, 2.10 MB)
2016/17 academic year
Typically £6,960 including Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) professional membership and exam fee
Postgraduate loans of up to £10,000 are available across the majority of subject areas.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £6,400 for the course
2016/17 academic year
Typically £13,460 for the course. This includes £660 to cover the mandatory Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT) professional membership and exam fee.
2017/18 academic year
Typically £13,250 for the course
Additional course costs
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