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Sheffield Hallam University: Banking and Finance

Institution Sheffield Hallam University
Department College of Business Technology and Engineering
Telephone (+44) 0114 225 5533
Study type Taught


Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.

Course summary: - Obtain suitable skills and experience to meet the needs of the banking, insurance and finance industries.

  • Gain specific knowledge related to financial services, consultancy, regulation, supervision and compliance.

  • Develop an understanding of the practical and theoretical issues in banking and financial markets.

Designed with input from professional bodies and employers, this course aims to meet national subject benchmark standards and quality requirements. It is ideal if you want to work in financial markets or banking and desire to progress your 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.

The course is designed to develop higher-level knowledge, building on the technical codified knowledge of your previous learning. Feedback is not just a summative tool providing an end of term mark, as you receive feedback continually throughout to course to direct and enhance your learning.

You learn through:

  • lectures

  • seminars

  • assessment

  • self-directed learning

  • guest lectures

Applied learning - Networking opportunities

Students on this course are typically from all over the globe, providing you with opportunities to engage with different cultures and network while learning the knowledge you need to gain management level positions.

Many of the tutors teaching on the course are industry experienced and are well connected with professional bodies. They are also researching professional knowledge, developing syllabi and integrating this knowledge into assessments. This ensures you are at the cutting edge of applied professional knowledge, while also developing your skills for critical analysis, questioning established knowledge and imagining alternatives.

The course also has strong links with professional bodies, specifically the Association of Corporate Treasurers and the Chartered Banker Institute.

Guest lectures from visiting academics and practitioners from various organisations, where practical, will provide further opportunities to enhance your understanding.

Work links

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.

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.


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