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Sheffield Hallam University

Finance and Investment

UCAS Code: N391

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

At least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics.

UCAS Tariff

112

• 112 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

89%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

Finance

Financial management

Prepare for a career in fund management, investment management and stockbroking on a course designed in consultation with industry practitioners and professional bodies.

This course gives you an in-depth knowledge of finance and investment, and covers key areas such as • derivatives • portfolio management • principles of investment • mergers and acquisitions • risk management.

In the first year, you get a broad grounding in finance and related topics to ensure that you have a sound platform on which to build. Starting in the first year, and throughout your course, we regularly provide you with opportunities to develop your IT and numerical skills.

Your second and final years focus primarily on finance and financial markets, in line with your specialism. This develops the key skills required of you by employers, and offers you a greater understanding of the different financial roles within organisations.

**Work placements in the UK and overseas**
In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you've gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating.

Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement opportunity, with a substantial salary, and support you while you are there.

Previous students have gained placements in organisations such as HSBC, Charles Stanley, Lloyds Bank and Morgan Stanley.

Each year you study an employability module. This helps you narrow down the career options available to you, prepare for your placement and then apply what you learn on placement to graduate role applications.

**Professional exams and exemptions**
Each year we will give you the opportunity to complete a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) exam as part of your degree. We pay for your books, the exam and student membership of the CISI. If you pass all three exams you graduate with the CISI Investment Advice diploma alongside your degree.

You can also gain professional exemptions from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII). These industry recognised qualifications can further enhance your prospects as you prepare for a career in the sector.

**Professional recognition**

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) as a route to the CISI Investment Advice Diploma. From this course you can graduate with a professional industry recognised qualification as well as your academic degree and you are eligible to apply for CISI Associate membership.

You can also gain professional exemptions from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

Modules

**Year one core modules** • financial analysis for business • business economics • financial and management information • financial services regulation and ethics • understanding financial services
**Year one options** choose one from • international business • foreign language

**Year two modules** • credit analysis • portfolio management • financial management • global investment banking • principles of investment • understanding and managing financial roles

**Year three** • optional work placement

**Year four modules** • international derivatives and risk • international financial markets • mergers and acquisitions • risk management and investment • strategic issues in financial services • consultancy module

Assessment methods

• Examinations
• Coursework
• Computer-based assignments
• Group assessments
• Presentations
• Multiple choice tests
• Case study based assessments

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£12,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

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

The Uni


Course location:

Sheffield Hallam University

Department:

Single tier structure

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
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Finance
83%
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Financial management

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
82%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

89%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
87%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
66%
Male students
34%
Female students
53%
2:1 or above
6%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C
290

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Finance

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,000
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Average annual salary
94%
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Employed or in further education
78%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

36%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
15%
Other administrative occupations
6%
Financial institution managers and directors
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Over 2,000 students graduated with a degree in finance in 2015, and a sign of the strength of the finance industry, numbers are on the up. Over half of finance graduates go into the finance industry, with accountancy and financial advice roles particularly popular. It's also quite common for finance graduates to go into jobs which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications — finance graduates who take further study are more likely to be studying accountancy than finance. About a third of graduates start their careers in London - but Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are other popular locations for finance graduates to work.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

£21k

£21k

£25k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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