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Economics and Finance with Foundation Year BSc (Hons)

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

- Study this Economics and Finance degree accredited by industry professional bodies such as the ACT and 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.The Course covers 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**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.**You learn through**- lectures/seminars- optional placement year- yearly employability module- 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**Applied learningWork 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.

Application deadline

15 January

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Entry requirements

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UCAS Points : 64

This must include at least 32 points from one A level or equivalent BTEC National qualifications excluding general studies For example:CC at A LevelMPP in BTEC Extended Diploma.A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels and EPQ.


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University information

Sheffield Hallam University

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  • Campus address

    Sheffield Hallam University, City Campus, Howard Street, Sheffield, Sheffield, S1 1WB, England

Partnered with La Trobe University in Australia, the universities work together on research and innovation projects with global impact.
The GoGlobal scheme helps fund students to take up opportunities studying, working or volunteering abroad. All students have the opportunity to do this.
Students come from 125 countries. Sheffield Hallam has offices in China, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Malaysia.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    58th out of 105 27

    48th out of 80 13

  • Entry standards

    / Max 220
    109 49%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.18 84%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 233
    103 47%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%



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