MSc Global Financial Trading Sheffield Hallam University
- Develop analytical and digital skills necessary for a successful career within financial trading.
- Gain an additional Financial Trading qualification alongside your degree.
- Build an eye-catching CV with project opportunities from a range of Financial Services firms.
Learn how financial markets work and apply your knowledge on this varied course delivered in conjunction with a global proprietary trading firm. This course will equip you with knowledge of both traditional and contemporary assets classes including cryptocurrencies and blockchain. You’ll learn how to trade both futures and options on major exchanges and how algorithms can be used to automate trading, preparing you for a successful career within the industry.
Scholarships and Funding
We offer competitive scholarships, discounts and awards for international fee-paying students on a range of courses.
Our teaching staff include experienced academics, many of which have also had senior careers in Finance and have worked in the global financial markets. Their industry knowledge and expertise feeds into the learning and teaching for this course. This is reinforced with expert lecturers and regular industry guests, who will help you tackle both theoretical concepts and practical challenges. In addition, the course includes a standalone trading qualification delivered by a global proprietary trading firm.
You learn through
- live market trading
- portfolio management simulations
- case studies/scenarios
- lectures and seminars
- guest lectures and employability workshops
- interactive sessions
- real-life corporate projects and activities
- timetabled contact sessions on campus and online
Our students can also, through an online assessment, gain the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) Certificate, completely free of charge to demonstrate their mastery of Bloomberg data manipulation. This certificate adds value to your CV and makes you stand out in the job market.
The ways in which you learn on this course are extremely applied in nature. We make the course come to life by incorporating real world projects, and get you trading real markets with live data on tier 1 trading platforms. You will experience first-hand how fast paced financial markets are and gain the experiences necessary for a future career or your own start-up.
The course also puts your learning into practice through its dissertation or applied business project. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems and undertake leading research in this field.
You will have the opportunity to work individually on a 'live' project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at the university who work alongside private, public and third sector organisations. Alternatively, you can pursue a dissertation route working alongside our research supervisors to produce high quality industry focussed research.
With guest lectures from the likes of industry leaders, professional traders and academics from other institutions, there is ample opportunity to make lasting industry contacts.
Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Modules studied may differ depending on when you start your course.
- Compulsory modules
- Applied Financial Trading
- Dissertation Or Applied Business Project
- Financial Derivatives And Risk Management
- Financial Regulation And Sustainability
- Fund Management
- Global Financial Markets
- Statistics And Data Modelling
- Trading Algorithms
- Applied Financial Trading
Program Tuition Fee
This course prepares you for a career in:
- futures trading
- options trading
- market making
- financial markets analysis
- risk management
- investment banking
- compliance roles
- fund management
Previous graduates of a similar course have gone on to work for:
- Royal Bank of Scotland
- Lloyds Bank Plc
- SAB Miller
- Morgan Stanley
- Redmayne Bentley
- Numis Securities
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