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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 and wanting to progress their career rapidly.

We have consulted industry practitioners and professional bodies to ensure that it prepares you for a career in financial services. The financial services industry is a fast paced and dynamic area to work in with a strong and identifiable career path.

The dissertation allows you to focus upon a subject that interests you, contributing to career development.

Sheffield Business School has a diverse mix of cultures with students from the UK, Asia, India, Pakistan, Africa, the EU and North and Central America. This multicultural environment provides a great opportunity for developing mutual activities and improving cross-cultural understanding among students.

This course is linked with various professional bodies including the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) and Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).

You can take professional exams whilst you are in the UK. However costs vary and fees would be on top of your normal course fees.

Professional recognition

Successfully completing the international treasury management module gives you an additional professional qualification awarded by the Association of Corporate Treasurers (ACT).

Course structure


September start – typically 12 months

January start – typically 15 months but it can be completed in 12 months

Typical modules include:

Semester one

  • Finance
  • Methods of enquiry
  • banking and financial modules
  • financial risk management

Semester two

  • Financial regulation and supervision
  • fund management
  • advanced portfolio management

Semester three

  • Research methods
  • Dissertation


Assessment methods include phase tests, individual assignments and group work tasks.


Possible progression or career routes include • wide range of opportunities globally within the finance, investment, investment banking and retail financial sectors as well as within government and regulatory organisations • a career in Fund Management, Stockbroking, Wealth Management or Investment Banking • opportunities in financial analysis and management consultancy • further study opportunities through the Chartered Insurance Institute, Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment or the Society of Chartered Financial Analysts

Previous graduates are working for companies such as • Deloitte • J P Morgan • HSBC • Investec • Aviva • Fidelity • Grant Thornton • Barclays • Scottish Widows • plus other banks, national and smaller IFA firms, whilst others have chosen to start their own businesses.

Visit the Finance and Investment MSc page on the Sheffield Hallam University website for more details!




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