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International/EU: £14,415 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Study this Economics and Finance degree accredited by 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
- 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
Course leaders and tutors
Michelle is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems in Sheffield Business School.
Your lecturer's view
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.
The course also put 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.
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.
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
- Financial Analysis
- Data Analysis
Previous graduates of similar courses have gone on to work for:
- Lifetime Financial Management
- Harris & Co
- United Utilities
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.
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 is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
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.
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
- English language or literature at grade C or 4
- Maths at grade D or 3
• 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'.
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.
|Module: Asset And Portfolio Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Macroeconomics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Microeconomics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Investment And Taxation||Credits: 20||
|Module: Maths For Economics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Applied Professional Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Regulation And Professional Ethics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Microeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Behavioural Economics||Credits: 20||
|Module: Consultancy Project||Credits: 20||
|Module: Corporate Finance||Credits: 20||
|Module: International Derivatives And Risk||Credits: 20||
|Module: Risk Management And Investment||Credits: 20||
Fees and funding
Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2022/23 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, 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.
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.
Financial support for home/EU students
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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, 223.8KB)
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