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Accounting and Economics Sheffield Hallam University Degree level: Undergraduate

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Obtain a broad understanding of accounting and economics within the business environment.
Learn to practically apply theoretical concepts.
Study from evolving course content to reflect the continually changing world economy.
Undertake an one year optional paid work placement.
Over 90% of our graduates secure jobs or go on to further study within six months of graduation.
This course will help you develop a broad understanding of accounting and economics but give you the ability to specialise in accounting or economics in your final year.

How you learn

Learning, teaching and assessment activities encourage you to develop key skills such as problem solving, numeracy, IT skills, as well as a deep and critical knowledge of the subject matter of the programme, and are designed to foster those employability attributes (for example, reflection on learning, personal development planning, interpersonal communication skills) identified as important in modern organisations.

All modules make a significant contribution to the employability pathway by providing students with a real life context to the topics they cover and by requiring them to use such skills as independent research, teamwork and presentations. This is done by using case studies, real life examples and scenarios, which form the backbone of the employability policy by engaging you in the study and evaluation of industry sectors and at the same time developing key graduate skills such as literacy, critical thinking, personal organisation and time management.

There are specific employability modules identified at each level, which allow you to gain a good understanding of the roles available to you. They help you understand how to go about searching and applying for such roles, and culminating in the final year with a consultancy project that enables each student to demonstrate their critical and problem solving capabilities and the opportunity to be creative and innovative. Between your second and final years, we help and encourage you to complete an optional one year paid work placement. This enables you to apply and develop your knowledge and skills in a real business environment.

Previous students have gained placements with organisations such as Astra Zeneca, GE Capitalm IBM, the Metropolitan Police and Oxford Economics. We have an excellent employment record with over 90% of our graduates on related accounting and economics courses securing jobs or going on to further study within six months of graduation.

Applied learning

You will learn within formal teaching sessions and during guided and independent study, including collaborative group work. You will be provided with tasks, exercises, resources, and references to additional useful learning materials to access, utilise and respond to as part of your study programme.

Your learning incorporates real life context to the topics you cover where possible by requiring you to use such skills as independent research, teamwork and presentations. The accounting focus of the course is designed in consultation with the main professional accountancy bodies.

You learn through

lectures
seminars
workshops
research
independent and group study
optional work placement

Course details

Modules

The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19

You can take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1
Compulsory modules
Financial Accounting 20 credits
Introduction To Macroeconomics 20 credits
Introduction To Microeconomics 20 credits
Management Accounting 20 credits
Maths For Economics 20 credits
Professional Skills In Economics 20 credits
Year 2
Compulsory modules
Financial Accounting And Reporting 20 credits
Financial Management 20 credits
Intermediate Macroeconomics 20 credits
Intermediate Microeconomics 20 credits
Management Accounting Applications 20 credits
Progressing Professional Development 20 credits
Year 3
Compulsory modules
Placement Year -
Final year
Compulsory modules
Advanced Topics In Macroeconomics 20 credits
Corporate Reporting 20 credits
Industrial Economics 20 credits
Strategic Management Accounting 20 credits
Elective modules
Corporate Finance 20 credits
Economics Consultancy Project 20 credits
Enterprise Management 20 credits
Global Governance In International Business 20 credits
International Strategy 20 credits

Assessment method

Coursework
Exams

Professional bodies

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

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 120 points This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. For example:

BBB at A Level
DDM in BTEC Extended Diploma.
A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies.
Access to HE Diploma M: 15 credits Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 English language or literature at grade C or 4 and above
Maths at grade D or 3 and above

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.shu.ac.uk/courses/accounting-banking-and-finance/ba-honours-accounting-and-economics/full-time

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 If 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,250 Year 1
International £13,650 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

Sponsorship information

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

Provider information

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Sheffield Hallam University
City Campus
Howard Street
Sheffield
S1 1WB


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