Sheffield Hallam University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Accounting and Economics with Foundation Year

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Course summary

**Please note that the information provided relates to the current academic year and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information.** Course summary:

  • Study your foundation year, then progress to a degree with industry accreditation from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
  • 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 All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other accounting, banking and finance foundation year students, then move on to the degree. 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. You learn through:
  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • research
  • independent and group study
  • optional work placement
Applied learning: 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 third 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.

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 will be able to complete a placement year as part of this course. See the modules table below for further information. Year 1 - Compulsory modules: Contemporary Issues Introduction To Business Organisation Management And Delivery 1 Organisation Management And Delivery 2 Self And Stakeholder Management The Practice Of Accounting, Finance And Economics Year 2 - Compulsory modules: Developing Professional And Academic Skills Financial Accounting Introduction To Macroeconomics Introduction To Microeconomics Management Accounting Maths For Economics Year 3 - Compulsory modules: Applied Professional Skills Financial Accounting And Reporting Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Management Accounting Applications Elective modules: Alternative Perspectives In Economics Business Law Data And Business Decisions Financial Management International Entrepreneurship Introductory Statistics For Business Economics Leading Innovative Organisations Organisational Management Planning Your Own Business Year 4 - Optional modules: Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Consultancy Project Corporate Reporting Industrial Economics Strategic Management Accounting Elective modules: Audit And Assurance Corporate Finance Enterprise Management Forensic And Fraud Examination Global Governance In International Business International Strategy

Assessment method

Coursework, Exams, Practical

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

Application codes

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:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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-with-foundation-year/full-time/2022

Additional entry requirements

Other

Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2021 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.


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.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £14415 Year 1
International £14415 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information costs and fees.

Sponsorship information

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

Accounting and Economics with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS