Economics 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 economics and evaluate the impact of economic policies.
  • Learn to analyse social issues such as inequality and environmental sustainability.
  • Develop analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills you can apply to the economy.
  • Enhance your professional communication and teamwork skills.
  • Gain work-ready experience with real-life projects and placements.
Studying marketing and economic theories, you’ll build your decision-making skills by using real-time analysis of global market data. You’ll apply the most current economic theories to real-world challenges – using quantitative data, statistical tools and advanced econometric software. You’ll graduate with a comprehensive understanding of economics, finance, financial markets, and the far-reaching impacts of public policy. 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) in Economics 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 business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. Key Themes This course starts by helping you develop a strong understanding of economics and the practical skills you’ll use to evaluate the impact of economic policies on financial markets and businesses. You’ll develop your understanding of how and when to use appropriate theories, analytical techniques and software to analyse economic data and financial information. You’ll then be able to evaluate market trends, make informed economic decisions and develop strategies that maximise returns while minimising risk.  As you progress, you’ll further build on and refine your knowledge and analytical skills through real-world projects, collaborating in teams to create reports, presentations and recommendations inspired by real industry challenges. This hands-on approach and our award-winning supportive learning environment will prepare you for careers in professional economic analysis, business, finance, and consultancy – as well as many other sectors of the economy where analytical reasoning and economic knowledge are needed. Towards the course's conclusion, 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 In your final year of the course, you'll engage in real client-based projects, performing research and analysis to generate findings and recommendations that address client business problems. You’ll present these findings to the client, gaining valuable experience of professional practice. Work Placements Between your second and third years of the course, you'll have the opportunity to embark on a sandwich placement – a vital step in preparing for your future career within the industry you've been studying. During this placement, you'll gain practical skills, including proficiency in new software, managing marketing campaigns, developing pricing strategies, optimising business processes, achieving sales targets and crafting financial reports. This hands-on experience will equip you with valuable workplace insights to enhance your readiness for your future career – as well an Applied Professional Diploma to add to 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 Data Analysis For Economics And Business Finance For Economics 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 Fraud Analytics Year 3 Optional modules Placement Year Final year Compulsory modules Advanced Issues In Economics Applied Econometrics Behavioural Economics Consultancy Project

Assessment method

Coursework, Exam

Professional bodies

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  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business

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


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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

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Economics at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS