Undergraduate degrees in economics

Economics at Sheffield is about practical economics with real impact.

We are a leading research University and economics department

You will be taught by some of the top economic experts in their field and receive the latest cutting-edge teaching from people that care passionately about their subject.

Our research influences and informs real economic policy. We advise government departments in the UK and internationally and global organisations including the European Union, the World Bank and the OECD.

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We are a friendly, medium-sized department

We’re one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England and we're not part of a large business school.

We’re big enough to offer a wide variety of optional specialised modules, but small enough so that you will get to know your tutors personally and build life-long friendships with the other students on your course. We aim to welcome approx 250 undergraduate students each year.

There are plenty of opportunities to meet with your tutors if you want advice on how to work through a problem or assignment through regular consultation and feedback (C&F) hours.

Degrees with a work placement

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 economics employers who want to recruit the best students from Sheffield. Recent placements have been with the Bank of England, IBM and HM Treasury.

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94% of our graduates secured employment or further study six months after completing their course

Our graduates are some of the most sought after and go on to work with the UK’s best employers. Whether you are pursuing a career as a professional economist, looking to work in finance or something else entirely, a degree in Economics from Sheffield will put you in a very strong position in the job market.

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We support you to study abroad in Europe or North America, Asia and Australia

We like to see our students gain international experience by studying with one of our partner universities. You can study for a semester or a full year through the European Erasmus+ scheme or a full year with Study Abroad. You won’t have to repeat any studying back in the UK and you'll pay reduced tuition fees.

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You will learn in state-of-the-art facilities.

Our building is in the heart of the campus in the city centre and has recently received a £3 million refurbishment. So you will use the latest equipment in a world-class teaching environment that will positively enhance your learning experience.

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Open days

If you're considering studying economics at Sheffield, visiting us at an open day is the best way to experience for yourself what a special place we are to study economics. On our department open days you can meet economics tutors, talk to other economics students, receive a taster lecture, tour your accommodation and visit the UK's best students' union.

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