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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. 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 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. 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. 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.

Modules

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. Compulsory modules Advanced Portfolio Management Dissertation Or Applied Business Project Finance Financial Derivatives And Risk Management Financial Regulation And Sustainability Fund Management Global Financial Markets Mergers And Acquisitions Statistics And Data Modelling

Assessment method

Coursework Practical


Entry requirements

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 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'.


English language requirements

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.

Please click the following link to find out more about English language requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/msc-finance-and-investment/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

Our postgraduate fees vary depending on course, level and mode of study. Each postgraduate course page tells you how much the tuition fees are, and what additional costs you might have to budget for during your studies. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees for both full-time and part-time postgraduate study options.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Finance and Investment at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS