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BSc (Honours)

Economics with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Economics

Gain a degree in economics, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2020. Whether you have your results or not, apply online or by calling 0330 024 6390 today.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
International: £13,650 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? 48 UCAS points through Clearing
What is the UCAS code? A063
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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.

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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

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

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • IT sessions
  • workshops
  • work experience
  • guest speakers
  • coursework
  • Examinations

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

Brian Pine
Brian Pine
Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer In Accounting And Tax

Applied learning

Work placements

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.

Live projects

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.

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Future careers

This course prepares you for a career as an

  • economist
  • 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
  • HSBC
  • Oxford Economics
  • Price Waterhouse Coopers
  • Bloomberg
  • Capita
  • Ernst & Young
  • KPMG
  • Deloitte

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

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

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Location

Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB

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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level, or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

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

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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: Contemporary Issues Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
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 Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
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: Introduction To Statistics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Maths For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Alternative Perspectives In Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Applied Professional Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Intermediate Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Intermediate Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Introduction To Econometrics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Credits: 20 Assessment: Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: International Entrepreneurship Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Leading And Managing Teams Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

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: Applied Econometrics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Economics Consultancy Project Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Industrial Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Behavioural Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Business In The European Economy Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Financial Performance Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Global Financial Markets Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Global Supply Chain Management Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: International Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Uls French Stage 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 4 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls French Stage 6A Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 4 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls German Stage 6A Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 3 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 6A Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

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.

International students

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.

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Financial support for home/EU students

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 Economics courses (PDF)

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