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BSc (Honours) Economics and Finance with Foundation Year

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Year of Entry 2022/23
BSc (Honours)

Economics and Finance with Foundation Year

Gain a degree covering the diverse aspects of economics and finance, with an additional foundation year to prepare for the course.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4/5 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 64 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? A056
When do I start? September 2022
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • Study this Economics and Finance degree accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
  • Gain additional qualifications with the CISI alongside your degree.
  • Develop an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms, such as; Capita, Ernst & Young or the civil service.

On this course you'll cover diverse aspects of economics and finance from microeconomics, macroeconomics to behavioural economics. Global turbulences and issues have resulted in major challenges and uncertainties in businesses and financial markets worldwide.  This course equips you with necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to respond to diverse and complex situations and the capacity to succeed in an unprecedented environment.

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.

Our teaching staff are longstanding academics with many years of professional/industry experience. Their experiences and expertise feed into their teaching and your learning. With expert lecturers and industry guests, this engaging course tackles theoretical concepts and practical challenges.

You apply theories to practice and use practical examples to question and challenge the relevance and/or validity of traditional assumptions and practice. Learning takes place through timetabled contact sessions on campus and online, screencasts and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities/learning materials.

You learn through

  • lectures/seminars
  • optional placement year
  • yearly employability module
  • guest lecturers and employability workshops
  • interactive sessions
  • live market scenarios
  • real-life corporate projects/activities
  • case studies and coursework
  • student-centred learning
  • collaborative group work
  • reflective writing
  • presentations

Course leaders and tutors

Brian Pine
Brian Pine
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer In Accounting And Tax

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long paid work placement in your third year. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. This should provide you with the ability to improve your employability and nurture your career prospects.

To help you secure a placement, the University has specialist staff to support your application process. Furthermore, the University benefits from strong regional, national and international employers’ relationships. Placements could take place anywhere from government agency as an economic adviser, to a wealth management firm to a finance department of a multi-national corporation. Recent placement providers have included NHS, Weetabix and United Utilities to list a few.

Live projects

The course also puts your learning into practice through its final year consultancy projects. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems. Being part of a team, these projects sharpen your analytical and team working skills. 

You will work in a team on a 'live' consultancy project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam University who work alongside private, public and third sector organisations. 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 industry leaders, practitioners and academics from other institutions, and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the economics and finance industry.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • Economic research and planning
  • Economic Analysing
  • Financial planning
  • Financial Risk Analysis
  • Financial Consultancy
  • Public sector roles
  • Economics research
  • Insurance
  • Financial Analysis
  • Data Analysis

Previous graduates of similar courses have gone on to work for:

  • NHS
  • Lifetime Financial Management
  • Weetabix
  • Harris & Co
  • United Utilities
  • HSBC
  • ACCA

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions as well as 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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Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

The university has invested in Bloomberg terminals in dedicated Bloomberg Suites with 24/7 access. Student can benefit from the tremendous wealth of financial and market data that the Bloomberg database provides.

The student can also, through an online assessment, gain the Bloomberg Markets Concept (BMC) Certificate to demonstrate their mastery of Bloomberg data manipulation.

In addition, students gain access to Financial Times' FT.com and the economist resource via Sheffield Hallam's free subscription, keeping you up-to-date with the latest news and developments in the global finance industry. 


Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications exluding general studies For example:

  • CC at A Level
  • MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.

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

GCSE

  • English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
  • Science at grade C or 4

• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course in a science based subject. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3

You need to demonstrate an ability to
• study academic subjects at degree level
• debate topics and issues
• draw on conclusions from written material
• study independently as well as a member of a group
• use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods
• successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations

These are normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years.

If English is not your first language you must have an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills or equivalent. If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over 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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Self And Stakeholder Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Asset And Portfolio Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Practical
Module: Introduction To Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Investment And Taxation Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Applied Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Financial Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Regulation And Professional Ethics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam

Year 4

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: Behavioural Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Corporate Finance Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Derivatives And Risk 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 2022/23 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 2022/23 is £14,415 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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, 219.7KB)

Legal information

Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.

 

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You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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