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Year of Entry 2020/21
BSc (Honours)


Full-time Economics

Engage with the latest economic thinking using real-world issues, quantitative data, statistical packages and econometric software.

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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? 3 / 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? L1L1
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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.

Student View

Watch student Rachel Evans talk about what it’s like to study on this course.

How you learn

Watch lecturer Dr Alexander Tziamalis talk about this course.

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

Course leaders and tutors

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Dr Amr Saber Algarhi
Senior Lecturer In Economics

Dr Algarhi is currently a Lecturer in Business Economics at Sheffield Business School. He teaches Econometrics, Advanced Topics in Macroeconomics and Maths for Econo … Read more

Applied learning

Work placements

You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career.

Your academic and professional advisor helps you in your second 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.

Future careers

  • economist
  • economic analyst
  • economics researcher
  • business/data analyst
  • business developer
  • project manager
  • market researcher and analyst
  • policy developer

Previous graduates of this course 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

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Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

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

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

• 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 can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Macroeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Microeconomics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Introduction To Statistics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Maths For Economics Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
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
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

Year 3

Optional modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Credits: 20
Module: Applied Econometrics Credits: 20
Module: Economics Consultancy Project Credits: 20
Module: Industrial Economics Credits: 20
Elective modules
Module Credits
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

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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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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