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Economics and Politics

University of Sheffield

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Sheffield is one of only a few universities in the north of England with a stand-alone economics department. Our staff are internationally respected. They advise UK government departments and international organisations such as the World Bank. The department is large enough to cover a lot of specialist topics, which means more choice for you. We also offer the option of a year-long work placement with a relevant organisation. The Department of Politics, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the very best places in the UK to study politics. The Times Good University Guide 2018 puts us in the top ten. Staff here pioneered an undergraduate module that’s accredited and co-taught by the House of Commons. The idea has since been imitated all over the world. Some of our graduates become professional economists. Others go into related professions such as banking, insurance and accounting. Some work for organisations such as Deloitte, Nestle, Rolls-Royce, the Office of Budget Responsibility and the Houses of Parliament.

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Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
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Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
100%
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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

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Course codeLL12
Institution code S18
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD in a relevant subject
Access to HE Diploma D: 36 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits 60 credits overall including 45 at Level 3 including 36 at Distinctions and 6 credits and Merits
Scottish Higher AAAAB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD in a relevant subject plus grade A in A-level
Scottish Advanced Higher Not accepted
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B plus grade AA in A-level
Extended Project B plus grades ABB in A-level
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2, H2, H3
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE English at grade C of grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics at grade B or grade 6

To find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer, visit: www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/apply/access-sheffield


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £18500 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. You may also be eligible for an additional £250 per year depending on your postcode and grades. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCAS to assess your eligibility for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course. If you're a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year. The University also offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience. Use our Student Funding Calculator to check what funding your could be eligible for - www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding/calculator. Further information - www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-funding

Economics and Politics at University of Sheffield - UCAS