Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Economics

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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


Year 1 Compulsory modules Developing Professional And Academic Skills 20 Financial Accounting 20 Introduction To Macroeconomics 20 Introduction To Microeconomics 20 Management Accounting 20 Maths For Economics 20 Year 2 Compulsory modules Applied Professional Skills 20 Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 Financial Management 20 Intermediate Macroeconomics 20 Intermediate Microeconomics 20 Management Accounting Applications 20 Elective modules Alternative Perspectives In Economics 20 Business Law 20 Data And Business Decisions 20 International Entrepreneurship 20 Introductory Statistics For Business Economics 20 Leading Innovative Organisations 20 Organisational Management 20 Planning Your Own Business 20 Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year - Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics 20 Corporate Reporting 20 Industrial Economics 20 Strategic Management Accounting 20 Elective modules Audit And Assurance 20 Consultancy Project 20 Corporate Finance 20 Economics Consultancy Project 20 Enterprise Management 20 Forensic And Fraud Examination 20 Global Governance In International Business 20 International Strategy 20

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals 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

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

* 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.

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English language requirements

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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.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £13995 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £13995 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