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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
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- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Develop your knowledge and skills in the study of economics and business.
- Increase your employability through work-placements.
This is a challenging and coherent course which will provide you with an in-depth knowledge of business economics theory and practice, rooted in real world business and economics applications.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Business Economics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
You will learn in a supportive, challenging and exciting environment. You will be based in Sheffield Business School, a vibrant, dynamic setting with excellent facilities and located in the heart of the city.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- case studies
- self-directed study
- work placements
- activities and events
In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.
Course leaders and tutors
You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your third and fourth years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Our students have recently gained work placements with national and international organisations, including Adidas UK, Airbus UK, AXA, Bosch, Coca-Cola Enterprises, General Motors, Hay, IBM UK, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, Metropolitan Police, Microsoft, NHS, Royal Bank of Scotland, TNT Express, Vauxhall Motor and Walt Disney Company.
Some modules will allow you to participate in projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors.
You will have the option to engage in overseas study in semester 2 of your third year at one of our European, or international, partners.
You can join the student-led International Business and Economics Society to meet others and discuss and debate current events in the economy and business world. The society arranges social events and hosts guest lectures by academic experts and industry practitioners. We are proud of our links with our alumni and you will have numerous opportunities to network with them.
This course prepares you for a career in
- business analysis
- business development
- business planning
- financial analysis
- economic research
- market regulation
- market research and analysis
- policy development
- project management
- supply chain management
Previous graduates of BA (Honours) Business Economics have gone on to work for
- Greencore Group
- Lloyds Banking Group
- IBM UK
- Incisive Media
- NSG Pilkington
- PwC Consulting
- Royal Mail
- Turner and Townsend
- Vauxhall Motors
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:
- CC at A Level
- MPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.
- A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.
- English Language at grade C or 4 or equivalent
- Maths at grade C or 4 or equivalent
• Access to HE Diploma from a QAA recognised Access to HE course. Normally we require 15 credits at level 2 and 45 at level 3. 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 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.
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 can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Business Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foundations Of International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Maths For Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: People And Organisations In Context||Credits: 20|
|Module: Customers And Markets||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Microeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Progressing Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introductory Statistics For Business Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Planning Your Own Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Service And Retail Marketing||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Consultancy Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Industrial Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Strategy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Behavioural Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business In The European Economy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Econometrics For Business And Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Performance Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Financial Markets||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Supply Chain Management||Credits: 20|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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 students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
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 Business and management courses (PDF)
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