Economics and Finance at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

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Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course summary

  • Gain a solid foundation in economic theory.
  • Apply this vital knowledge to diverse challenges in financial services.
  • Learn skills in financial risk management, investment analysis and financial regulation.
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills in financial decision-making.
  • Gain work-ready experience with real-life projects and placements every year.
You’ll explore microeconomics, macroeconomics and behavioural economics in state-of-the-art facilities. The turbulent economic landscape has introduced new challenges worldwide. We’ll equip you with the vital knowledge, skills and mindset to navigate diverse scenarios – preparing you for a career in the financial services sector, including, banking, insurance, investment analysis and financial management. 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. You’ll study BSc (Hons) Economics and Finance in our Sheffield Business School, rated in the top 5% globally for excellence in teaching and research. Here, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and 7,000 students all come together to solve problems and make things better. You’ll be taught by experts with extensive industry and research backgrounds. Our academics are highly skilled professionals, bringing their cutting-edge knowledge and diverse experience into the classroom. Not only are they academically qualified – they’ve also worked in various industries, with some actively engaged in current research. The course starts by helping you develop a strong understanding of economics and finance – plus the practical skills for evaluating the impact of economic policies on financial markets and businesses. As you progress, you’ll refine these fundamentals through real-world projects, collaborating in teams to create reports, presentations, and recommendations inspired by real industry challenges. This hands-on approach prepares you for careers in professional accountancy, business and finance within a supportive learning environment. Towards the end of the course, you'll undertake a consultancy project for a real organisation, guided by a dedicated project supervisor. In this capstone project, you'll conduct research and apply the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired throughout your studies. Applied learning Live Projects This course enhances the communication and teamwork skills you’ll need in the finance profession – providing a strong foundation for careers in finance, consulting and public policy. You’ll develop these skills through live projects and placements. In the first and second years of your course, you’ll have opportunities to work for real client-based projects. You’ll carry out research and analysis to generate findings and recommendations that address clients’ business problems – which in the past has included product development for Marks and Spencer. You’ll be required to present to the clients, gaining valuable experience of professional practice. Students often find placements with their host company as a result of the excellent work they do for these live projects. Work Placements Between your second and third years of the course, you'll have the opportunity to embark on a sandwich placement. This hands-on experience will equip you with valuable workplace insights to enhance your readiness for your future career – as well as an Applied Professional Diploma for your CV. Previous students have secured positions at organisations such as Investec, Lloyds Bank, PwC, HSBC and Santander.


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 Introduction To Trading Algorithms Investment Risk And Taxation Maths For Economics Principles Of Micro And Macro Economics Year 2 Compulsory modules Economic Analysis And Policy Economics Of Risk And Return Introduction To Econometrics Elective modules Alternative Perspectives In Economics Banking And Fintech Cash Management And Treasury Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Applied Econometrics Consultancy Project Contemporary Issues In Finance Investment Management And Derivatives

Assessment method

Coursework, Exam, Practical

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that this information is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

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.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

Economics and Finance at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS