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Financial Trading and Investment Management BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

**Course summary**- Learn how to trade within a range of financial markets.- Gain several qualifications alongside your degree.- Benefit from cutting–edge facilities, including 24/7 access to our suite of Bloomberg terminals.- Study in a state of the art trading room in central LondonOn this course, you′ll study two separate strands of finance. You′ll study theory in Sheffield for two years and you′ll spend a year in London, working with our experienced trading partner to gain valuable insider knowledge. You′ll finish not only with a degree and a separate trading qualification, but a CFA IMC and RDR compliant investment management qualification too, allowing you to pursue a range of careers within financial services.**How you learn**The teaching and learning on this course is designed to give you practical experience of trading and investment management.As well as including a stand alone trading qualification delivered by our experienced trading partner in London, the course also incorporates the CFA IMC qualification and RDR compliant investment management qualification.You will learn what it takes to become a successful trader, while developing the knowledge and skills needed to work in investment management. Topics include fundamental economics and accounting principles, progressing into practical application of trading and portfolio management techniques, before rounding off with legal and regulatory requirements.You will learn through- live market trading- portfolio management simulations- case studies/scenarios- real–world experience in London**Applied learningWork placements**The course incorporates an optional placement. As your second year will be based in London, you will be well positioned to secure a placement in London before returning to Sheffield for your final year. You are not limited to Sheffield or London, however, we regularly source and help our students apply for placements around the globe.**Live projects**In your second year you will devise and implement trading strategies on live markets using real time data. You will then blend this expertise with your investment management knowledge, to build a simulated trading and investment portfolio which will become a major final year project. Because of the practical nature of the course your final year project will be in lieu of a dissertation.**Networking opportunities**You will benefit from networking opportunities in both Sheffield and London. Sheffield Business School has strong links with industry both locally and nationally, giving you regular opportunities to network with employers. Additionally, during your time in London you will benefit from the longstanding relationships our trading partner has in the City.**Competitions**As well as in–class tests and quizzes to help build your learning, we also run investment competitions and regularly take part in the annual Bloomberg University Trading Challenge.

Application deadline

15 January

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UCAS Points : 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:BBC at A LevelDMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and 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

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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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