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Course summary

The BA Economics provides you with a broad understanding of economics and exposes you to a range of specialist economics areas. You'll develop the theoretical understanding and quantitative skills to help you become highly proficient economists, with a focus on the application of economics to real-world problems. In your first year you'll be introduced to foundational economic principles and theories and develop your core quantitative skills in mathematical methods for economics. You will then build on your toolkit of theoretical and quantitative skills in your second and final years and apply these to the areas of economics that interest you the most. Our degree is designed to give you the choice of which pathway you wish to specialise in. You'll have the same core and optional modules on the BA Economics and BSc Economics courses in the first and second years, so that you can study modules in both applied and methodological economics. At the end of your second year you will then decide if you wish to pursue the applied pathway (BA Economics), or the methodological pathway (BSc Economics). This will determine the modules you can choose to study in your final year. We offer you the chance to do a year-long work placement, starting after your second year. This is a great opportunity to get paid work experience with some of the UK's top employers who want to recruit the best students from Sheffield.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Native Language A Levels can be accepted if taken alongside an Acceptable A Level subject

English language requirements

You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

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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
International £22680 Year 1

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Economics at University of Sheffield - UCAS