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Course summary

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

  • Study a course balanced between theory and practice to understand the disciplines of economics.
  • Acquire key analytical, problem solving, communication, quantitative and computing skills to address questions about the economic world.
  • Gain economic insights by exploring the economic modelling approach and by challenging your way of thinking.
  • Work closely with real world economic data, statistical and econometric software such as Stata and SPSS.
  • Develop your professional competencies, employability skills and career development potential, through activities that use the context of work and real-world experiences.
  • Undertake relevant work experience with an optional one-year work placement to prepare for your career.
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. Our lectures and seminars are informative and engaging, and you are encouraged to be an active participant via our electronic voting system or by using free apps, such as Socrative, on your smart devices. Lectures give you a broad overview of the main topics central to the module, while seminars address an in-depth exploration of issues covered in lectures, where you have the chance to ask detailed questions, improve and develop self-confidence, teamwork and interpersonal communication skills. You learn through a mix of:
  • lectures and seminars
  • IT sessions
  • workshops
  • self-directed study and group work
  • empirical project work
  • consultancy work
  • guest speakers
  • work placement (optional)
Applied learning - Work placements You will have the opportunity to arrange a year-long work placement in between your second and third years. This gives you a real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. Your academic and professional advisor helps you in your second year, and a placement officer supports you while you are on placement. You can also apply for a 6-12 week summer vacation placement scheme with the Government Economic Service that could help you secure a job in the civil service. Live projects In your final year you get a chance to apply your specialist knowledge and develop your research, analysis and communication skills in the consultancy module. You work in groups to investigate and propose solutions to a specific economics related issue for a client company or local authority body.


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. Year 1 - Compulsory modules Developing Professional And Academic Skills Introduction To Macroeconomics Introduction To Microeconomics Introduction To Statistics Maths For Economics Elective modules Asset And Portfolio Management Foreign Language Foundations Of International Business Year 2 - Compulsory modules Alternative Perspectives In Economics Applied Professional Skills Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Introduction To Econometrics Elective modules Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making Foreign Language International Entrepreneurship Leading And Managing Teams Year 3 - Optional modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Applied Econometrics Consultancy Project Industrial Economics Elective modules Behavioural Economics Business In The European Economy Contemporary Issues in International Business Financial Performance Management Global Financial Markets Uls French Stage 2 Uls French Stage 3 Uls French Stage 4 Uls French Stage 6A Uls German Stage 2 Uls German Stage 3 Uls German Stage 4 Uls German Stage 6A Uls Spanish Stage 2 Uls Spanish Stage 3 Uls Spanish Stage 4 Uls Spanish Stage 6A

Assessment method

Coursework Practicals Exams

Professional bodies

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

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor. 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

Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and 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 £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

Additional fee information

Our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/2025 are regulated by the UK government and are yet to be confirmed. For an indication, our tuition fees for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2023/2024 are £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fees for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2023/24 is £15,860 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,500-£2000. 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 at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS