Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code LG11
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Economics Mathematics and Statistics

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Admissions Team
Department of Economics
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3399
Email econadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/economics/undergraduate

Department of Economics

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Course description

This three-year dual honours degree combines the study of economics and mathematics with an emphasis on advanced technical skills.

The first year is similar to that of the BSc Economics course. You'll study economic theory and techniques, alongside mathematics modules. In the second and third year, the split between the two subjects is roughly equal.

The two subjects complement each other. You'll develop the analytical skills essential for economists to make sound judgements. Mathematics adds another dimension to your experience, making you a highly effective thinker and problem-solver.

The degree is flexible enough for you to choose a range of modules in mathematics and economics, as well as modules from other disciplines.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels AAB including A in Maths
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB including A in Maths + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34, 6 in Higher Level Maths
BTEC DD + grade A in A Level Maths
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2 including D3 in Maths
Scottish Highers + 1 Advanced Higher AAABB + A in Maths
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA including Maths
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • General Studies accepted
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Course information on Department of Economics website

Course information on School of Mathematics and Statistics website

First year

Core modules:

Economic Analysis and Policy
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Mathematics Core 1
Mathematics Core II
Numbers and Groups

Second year

Core modules:

Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Microeconomics

Optional modules:

Algebra
Analysis
Applied Macroeconomics
Applied Microeconomics
Econometrics
Economic Decision-making
Money, Banking and Finance
Statistical Inference and Modelling
The Economics of Social Issues
Probability Modelling
Probability and Statistics in Society

Third year

Optional modules:

Development Economics
Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty
Education Economics
Further Econometrics
Game Theory for Economists
Health Economics
Industrial Organisation
International Trade
Labour Economics
Modern Finance
Monetary Economics
Political Economy
Practical and Applied Statistics
Stochastic Processes and Finance
The International Economy
Topics in Advanced Macroeconomics
Topics in Advanced Microeconomics
Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme in Mathematics
Applicable Analysis
Applied Probability
Bayesian Statistics
Codes and Cryptography
Combinatorics
Complex Analysis
Differential Geometry
Fields
Financial Mathematics
Game Theory
Graph Theory
Groups and Symmetry
History of Mathematics
Knots and Surfaces
Linear and Generalised Linear Models
Measure and Probability
Medical Statistics
Metric Spaces
Operations Research
Sampling Theory and Design of Experiments
Time Series
Topics in Number Theory

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 22%
Independent study 78%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 93%
Coursework 6%
Practical 1%

Department of Economics

We have an international reputation for practical and real-world economics. You'll be taught by some of the top economic experts in their field and you'll receive the latest cutting-edge teaching from people that care passionately about their subject. Our staff advise government departments in the UK such as the Department for Work and Pensions and global organisations including the World Bank. Their expertise helps shape government policies and aims to improve people's lives.

We're one of the few stand alone economics departments in the north of England. We're large 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.

You'll be based in our newly refurbished building in the heart of the campus. You will experience some of your teaching in our state-of-the-art classrooms in the same building as our staff offices. You'll also have your own social space with computer access.

Department of Economics website

School of Mathematics and Statistics

From geometry to probability, our courses cover all aspects of mathematics, pure and applied. With modules in finance, engineering and medical applications, we showcase the wide-ranging relevance and importance of mathematics.

As well as our straight Maths degrees we give you the opportunity to do something a little different. You can decide to study abroad for a year or see how maths fits in with other subjects.

School of Mathematics and Statistics website


What our graduates do

Some of our graduates become professional economists in government, industry or the City. Others enter related professions - retail banking, investment banking, actuarial and insurance professions, accountancy, sales and marketing, operations and retail management.

Recent graduates are now working for Deloitte, Nestlé, Rolls Royce, Office for Budget Responsibility and the Houses of Parliament. Some prefer to advance their knowledge by studying economics at postgraduate level.

Student profile


"My advice would be... do a bit of research about the course, find out if you want to do economics and just go there with an open mind and be enthusiastic about the prospect of learning."

Adam Ellerington
Economics



"My advice would be... do a bit of research about the course, find out if you want to do economics and just go there with an open mind and be enthusiastic about the prospect of learning."

Elizabeth Gear
School of Mathematics and Statistics

We also offer you the chance to do a year-long work placement, starting after your second year. If you complete the placement year successfully, your degree title is amended to reflect this, for example: BSc(Honours) Economics with Employment Experience. Recent placements have been with the Bank of England, IBM and HM Treasury.

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Department of Economics
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Email econadmissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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