Undergraduate degrees in Economics

Practical economics. Real impact.

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 also plenty of opportunities to meet with your tutors if you want advice on how to work through a problem or assignment.

Work placements

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, including the Bank of England, IBM, Lloyds Bank and Volkswagen.

Placement opportunities

City of London

We are a leading research University and economics department

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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 such as the Department for Work and Pensions, the Department for Education and the Low Pay Commission.

World-leading economics research

97% 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.


Careers and employability

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

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We want to see our students gain international experience by studying at 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 can keep your degree as three years by studying abroad for your second year, or do a four year degree, study abroad for your third year and return to Sheffield for your fourth year.

Studying abroad

Sheffield – an extraordinary place

Choose the University of Sheffield and you're not just choosing one of Britain's finest universities. You're choosing a place to live that's the best in Britain for student life. Our students have voted us top for social life for three years running.

Our city

The UK's number one students' union

Our students' union is consistently recognised as the best in the country. The entertainment and the social life are first rate. But the awards also reflect how effective our students' union is at representing students.

Students' Union

Award-winning accommodation

Our University accommodation has been voted the best in the UK. The majority of our accommodation is in one of the UK's most affluent districts. The student residences are walking distance from campus and we have places in the city centre.