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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Finance and Economics

Stand out to employers with professional finance qualifications alongside your degree.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £13,995 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? NL31
When do I start? September 2021
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Understand technical concepts in finance and economics.
  • Apply your skills with an optional one-year work placement.
  • Gain finance accreditation, awards and credentials.
  • Study wide-ranging facets of the subject, and gain detailed industry knowledge.

Develop the knowledge, skills and real-world experience that you need for a rewarding career in the finance industry. With a rounded skillset brought about by a balanced emphasis on both financial and economic theory and practice, with hands-on practical experience to match, you'll be well suited to a range of exciting graduate positions.


Sheffield Business School accreditation

Sheffield Business School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), placing us in the top 5% of business schools globally.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Damion Taylor talk about this course.

This varied, enriching course allows for the study and implementation of economic and financial theory. You benefit from regular guest speakers, expert lecturers and superb facilities that stimulate discussion and facilitate great work.

You learn through

  • lectures and seminars
  • optional placement year
  • yearly employability module to strengthen your CV
  • guest lecturers
  • interactive sessions
  • live market scenarios
  • real-life corporate projects and activities
  • case studies and coursework
  • group work and presentations
  • varied, stimulating assessments

Course leaders and tutors

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Senior Lecturer in Banking and Financial Markets

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to incorporate a year-long work placement into your degree between the second and third years. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Placement years take place in world-leading companies, public and private sector finance departments, accountancy firms and elsewhere. Recent placements have included the HM Treasury, PwC, Oxford Economics, eON UK, GE Capital, O2 and Mercedes AMG.

Live projects

You will work in a team on a live consultancy project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam.

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 Lloyds Bank and the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the finance industry.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • financial management
  • consulting
  • public finance
  • data analysis
  • economics
  • academia

Previous graduates of this course have gone on to work for

  • Aviva
  • Argos
  • SAB Miller
  • Oxford Economics
  • Morrisons

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment (CISI) as a route to the CISI Investment Advice Diploma. From this course you can graduate with a professional industry recognised qualification as well as your academic degree and you are eligible to apply for CISI Associate membership. You can also gain professional exemptions from the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII).

 

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Equipment and facilities

All students on the Finance and Economics course have 24/7 access to Bloomberg professional terminals, which not only allow you to see exactly the same information the industry sees but means you also gain a Bloomberg qualification. In addition, you get a free subscription to the Financial Times.


Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

  • BBC at A Level
  • DMM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

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.

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Business Economics (Finance) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Financial Analysis For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Understanding Financial Services Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Services Regulation And Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Investment Banking Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Portfolio Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Principles Of Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Derivatives And Risk Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Risk Management And Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

Additional costs for Accounting, banking and finance courses (PDF)

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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