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International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Study a course balanced between theory and practice to understand the disciplines of economics.
- Acquire key analytical, problem solving, communication, quantitative and computing skills to address business problems.
- Undertake relevant work experience with an optional one-year work placement to prepare for your career.
Gain economic insights by exploring the economic modelling approach and by challenging your way of thinking. Work closely with real world economic data, statistical packages and econometric software such as IBM SPSS and Stata. Develop your professional competencies, employability skills and career development potential, through activities that use the context of work and real world experiences.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) 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.
Our lectures are informative and engaging, and you are encouraged to be an active participant via our electronic voting system or by using free apps, such as Socrative, on your smartphone. The seminars address an in-depth exploration of issues covered in lectures, where you can improve and develop self-confidence, teamwork and interpersonal communication skills.
You learn through
- IT sessions
- work experience
- guest speakers
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.
Your academic and professional advisor helps you in your third year, and a placement officer supports you while you are on placement. You can also apply for a 6-12 week summer vacation placement scheme with the Government Economic Service that could help you secure a job in the civil service.
In your final year you get a chance to apply your specialist knowledge and develop your research, analysis and communication skills in the consultancy module. You work in groups to investigate and propose solutions to a specific economics related issue for a client company or local authority body.
Come to an open day
Find out more at our undergraduate open days. Book now for your place.
This course prepares you for a career as an
- economic analyst
- economics researcher
- business/data analyst
- business developer
- project manager
- market researcher and analyst
- policy developer
Previous graduates of BSc (Honours) Economics have gone on to work for
- the civil service
- the Bank of England
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Barclays Capital
- Oxford Economics
- Price Waterhouse Coopers
- Ernst & Young
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: Developing Professional And Academic Skills||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Microeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Statistics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Maths For Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foundations Of International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Alternative Perspectives In Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Intermediate Microeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Introduction To Econometrics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Progressing Professional Development||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Entrepreneurship||Credits: 20|
|Module: Leading And Managing Teams||Credits: 20|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Applied Econometrics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Economics Consultancy Project||Credits: 20|
|Module: Industrial Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Behavioural Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Business In The European Economy||Credits: 20|
|Module: Financial Performance Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Financial Markets||Credits: 20|
|Module: Global Supply Chain Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: International Economics||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls French Stage 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls French Stage 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls French Stage 4||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls French Stage 6A||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls German Stage 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls German Stage 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls German Stage 4||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls German Stage 6A||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 2||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 3||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 6A||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 Economics courses (PDF)
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