Incoming exchange students

The Department of Economics was first established in 1897 and is committed to contributing to the knowledge and understanding of economic principles and issues through excellence in research and teaching.

Courses at the Department of Economics

Students arriving from exchange programmes at Sheffield can choose from a variety of courses offered in the Department of Economics.

Find the full list of modules offered by the Department of Economics on our undergraduate degree modules page.

Photo of Common Room, 9 Mappin StreetHowever, those who are coming to Sheffield for one semester only, cannot select the following modules which run across two semesters:

Courses beginning with ECN1 are Level 100 courses; beginning with ECN2 are Level 200 courses; beginning with ECN3 are Level 300 courses. It is very important, especially for Level 300 courses, that students meet the pre-requisites before choosing a course.

Photo of undergraduate student in a seminarWorkload and the credit system

Students spending a full academic year at Sheffield can choose a maximum of 120 Sheffield credits per year, or equivalently 60 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.

Students who are studying here for one semester can choose modules to the maximum per semester of 60 credits (30 ECTS credits). The minimum is 40 credits (20 ECTS credits). Students who wish to register for less than 120/60 credits must bring a supporting letter from their home University and show it to a member of staff on registration day.

Erasmus students have to choose all their modules from the Department of Economics.

Study Abroad students can get credits from any department in the University, subject to availability (and specific module prerequisites).

Language requirements

Erasmus students do not have to provide proof of English Language proficiency to the University of Sheffield. However, we expect that your English language proficiency is of good standard (e.g., IELTS 6.5).

Study Abroad exchange students must prove proficiency in English to be accepted for study at Sheffield.

For more information visit our English Language requirements page.