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Accounting and Economics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Accounting and Economics

Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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•Obtain a broad understanding of accounting and economics within the business environment. •Learn to practically apply theoretical concepts. •Study from evolving course content to reflect the continually changing world economy. •Undertake an one year optional paid work placement. •Over 90% of our graduates secure jobs or go on to further study within six months of graduation. This course will help you develop a broad understanding of accounting and economics but give you the ability to specialise in accounting or economics in your final year. How you learn Learning, teaching and assessment activities encourage you to develop key skills such as problem solving, numeracy, IT skills, as well as a deep and critical knowledge of the subject matter of the programme, and are designed to foster those employability attributes (for example, reflection on learning, personal development planning, interpersonal communication skills) identified as important in modern organisations. All modules make a significant contribution to the employability pathway by providing students with a real life context to the topics they cover and by requiring them to use such skills as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done by using case studies, real life examples and scenarios, which form the backbone of the employability policy by engaging you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and at the same time developing key graduate skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation and time management. There are specific employability modules identified at each level, which allow you to gain a good understanding of the roles available to you. They help you understand how to go about searching and applying for such roles, and culminating in the final year with a consultancy project that enables each student to demonstrate their critical and problem solving capabilities and the opportunity to be creative and innovative. Between your second and final years, we help and encourage you to complete an optional one year paid work placement. This enables you to apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a real business environment. Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capitalm IBM, the Metropolitan Police and Oxford Economics. We have an excellent employment record with over 90% of our graduates on related accounting and economics courses securing jobs or going on to further study within six months of graduation. Applied learning You will learn within formal teaching sessions and during guided and independent study, including collaborative group work. You will be provided with tasks, exercises, resources, and references to additional useful learning materials to access, utilise and respond to as part of your study programme. Your learning incorporates real life context to the topics you cover where possible by requiring you to use such skills as independent research, teamwork and presentations. The accounting focus of the course is designed in consultation with the main professional accountancy bodies. You learn through lectures seminars workshops research independent and group study optional work placement

Course details

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 Developing Professional And Academic Skills 20 credits Financial Accounting 20 credits Introduction To Macroeconomics 20 credits Introduction To Microeconomics 20 credits Management Accounting 20 credits Maths For Economics 20 credits Professional Skills In Economics 20 credits Year 2 Compulsory modules Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 credits Financial Management 20 credits Intermediate Macroeconomics 20 credits Intermediate Microeconomics 20 credits Management Accounting Applications 20 credits Progressing Professional Development 20 credits Year 3 Compulsory modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics 20 credits Corporate Reporting 20 credits Industrial Economics 20 credits Strategic Management Accounting 20 credits Elective modules Consultancy Project 20 credits Corporate Finance 20 credits Economics Consultancy Project 20 credits Enterprise Management 20 credits Global Governance In International Business 20 credits International Strategy 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework Exams

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
80%
Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
90%
Go onto work and study

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points 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.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits 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.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language or literature at grade C or 4 and above Maths at grade D or 3 and above

* No previous study of accounting or economics is required, as the first year provides a comprehensive introduction to both this subjects. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-economics/full-time/2020


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
International £13650 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

Accounting and Economics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS