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Course summary

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

  • Study this Economics and Finance degree accredited by the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI).
  • Gain additional qualifications with the CISI alongside your degree.
  • Develop an eye-catching CV with placements at world-leading firms, such as; Capita, Ernst & Young or the civil service.
On this course you'll cover diverse aspects of economics and finance from microeconomics, macroeconomics to behavioural economics. Global turbulences and issues have resulted in major challenges and uncertainties in businesses and financial markets worldwide. This course equips you with necessary knowledge, skills and attitude to respond to diverse and complex situations and the capacity to succeed in an unprecedented environment. How you learn:
  • lectures/seminars
  • optional placement year
  • guest lecturers and employability workshops
  • interactive sessions
  • live market scenarios
  • real-life corporate projects/activities
  • case studies and coursework
  • student-centred learning
  • collaborative group work
  • reflective writing
  • presentations
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 teaching staff are longstanding academics with many years of professional/industry experience. Their experiences and expertise feed into their teaching and your learning. With expert lecturers and industry guests, this engaging course tackles theoretical concepts and practical challenges. You apply theories to practice and use practical examples to question and challenge the relevance and/or validity of traditional assumptions and practice. Learning takes place through timetabled contact sessions on campus and online, screencasts and guided/independent study, supported by superb facilities/learning materials. Applied learning - Work placements: You will have the opportunity to undertake a year-long paid work placement in your third year. This gives you real-world experience to prepare you for your future career. This should provide you with the ability to improve your employability and nurture your career prospects. To help you secure a placement, the University has specialist staff to support your application process. Furthermore, the University benefits from strong regional, national and international employers’ relationships. Placements could take place anywhere from government agency as an economic adviser, to a wealth management firm to a finance department of a multi-national corporation. Recent placement providers have included NHS, Weetabix and United Utilities to list a few. Live projects: The course also put your learning into practice through its final year consultancy projects. These projects put your acquired skills to the test of solving real world business problems. Being part of a team, these projects sharpen your analytical and team working skills. You will work in a team on a 'live' consultancy project in conjunction with a client sourced by specialist teams at Sheffield Hallam University who work alongside private, public and third sector organisations. Your group will be expected to present its findings to the client and offer suggestions on how to solve the particular issue that the client raised with you at the beginning of the module. Networking opportunities: With frequent guest lecturers from the likes of industry leaders, practitioners and academics from other institutions, and a valuable placement year, there is ample opportunity to make lasting contacts within the economics and finance industry.


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: 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: Asset And Portfolio Management Developing Professional And Academic Skills Introduction To Macroeconomics Introduction To Microeconomics Investment And Taxation Maths For Economics Year 3 - Compulsory modules: Applied Professional Skills Financial Management Financial Regulation And Professional Ethics Intermediate Macroeconomics Intermediate Microeconomics Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Year 4 - Optional modules: Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules: Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics Behavioural Economics Consultancy Project Corporate Finance International Derivatives And Risk Risk Management And Investment

Assessment method

Coursework, Practical, Exams

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

You need to demonstrate an ability to: • study academic subjects at degree level • debate topics and issues • draw on conclusions from written material • study independently as well as a member of a group • use computers and technology associated with contemporary teaching, learning and assessment methods • successfully complete a range of assignments including researched essays and practical examinations These are normally achieved by completing academic study at level three or above in the last four years. 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


We strongly recommend that you tell us about any long term health conditions or disabilities you may have. This is so we can assess whether we can deliver the course in such a way that you can meet the course requirements and take part without disadvantage. You can contact our University student support staff on 0114 225 3964 (voice and Minicom) and explore any issues you may have. Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2023 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6Score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills.

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.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

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 and Finance with Foundation Year at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS