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Banking and Finance with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- A Banking and Finance degree accredited by leading industry professional bodies such as the ACT and CISI.- Gain analytical and digital skills necessary for a successful career within banking and finance.- Gain additional qualifications with the CISI alongside your degree.- Develop an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms, such as; Grant Thornton, Charles Stanley Wealth Management, Provident Financial, Lloyds Banking Group and Mercedes AMG.Cover everything from the principles of investment working with derivatives and managing risk to Cryptocurrency and Blockchain, with emphasis on their application. You will gain an understanding of how modern banking and finance operates.**How you learn**Our teaching staff are longstanding academics with many years of professional experience in the banking and finance industry. Their experiences and expertise feed into their teaching and your learning. With expert lecturers and regular industry guests, this engaging course tackles both theoretical concepts and practical challenges.You discuss and critically evaluate real life scenarios. Learning takes place through a combination of timetabled contact sessions on campus and online, screencasts and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities and learning materials.**You learn through**- lectures/seminars- optional placement year- yearly employability module- guest lecturers and employability workshops- interactive sessions- live market scenarios- real-life corporate projects and activities- case studies/coursework- student-centred learning- collaborative group work- reflective writing- presentations**Applied learningWork placements**You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long paid work placement in your third year. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. This should provide you with the ability to improve your employability and nurture your career prospects.To help you secure a placement, the University has specialist staff to support your application process. Furthermore, the University benefits from strong regional, national and international employers’ relationships. Placements could take place anywhere from a retail bank, investment bank or wealth management firm to a finance department of a corporation. Recent placement providers have included Grant Thornton, Charles Stanley Wealth Management, Provident Financial, Lloyds Banking Group and Mercedes AMG.**Live projects**The course also put your learning into practice through its final year consultancy projects. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems. Being part of a team, these projects sharpen your analytical and team working skills. You will work in a team on a 'live' consultancy project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam University who work alongside private, public and third sector organisations. Your group will be expected to present its findings to the client and offer suggestions on how to solve the particular issue that the client raised with you at the beginning of the module.**Networking opportunities**With frequent guest lecturers from the likes of industry leaders, practitioners and academics from other institutions, and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the finance and banking industry.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 13,995per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies.

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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

  • University League Table

    67th

  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    85th out of 103 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    105 48%

    75th

    11
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    59 59%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%

    79th

    57

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