Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code LV15
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Philosophy Economics

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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

96% of graduates secured employment or further study within six months of completing their course
Destination of Leavers of Higher Education survey data 2014-15

Course description

At each level, you'll take roughly the same number of economics modules and philosophy modules. You can also take modules in other subjects such as English or history.

The course gives you a solid grounding in modern economic theory and the issues underlying current debates on economic policy. And you'll learn the quantitative and analytical skills every economist needs.

The philosophy side of the degree is flexible. There are no compulsory modules.

Over the three years, you can develop your understanding of key areas of philosophy such as ethics, philosophy of mind, theory of knowledge, political philosophy, metaphysics and logic. We also teach courses on major figures in the history of philosophy such as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes and Hegel.

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
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification ABB + B. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 34
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2
Scottish Highers AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AA
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • 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

Our students usually select from a range of compulsory and optional modules to add up to 120 credits.

Some departments offer courses that don't feature optional modules whereas other courses are fully flexible.

You can find out more by:

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 19%
Independent study 81%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 70%
Coursework 30%
Practical 0%

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

Department of Philosophy

We pride ourselves on our research-led teaching; our staff are among the best in the world at what they do. They're active researchers so your lectures and seminars are informed, relevant and exciting. We'll teach you how to think carefully, analytically and creatively.

The department is a community. We share a belief that our subject is relevant, even vital, to people outside the university. We run sessions on careers, so you're clear how your degree can make you an asset to an employer. Through projects like Philosophy in the City, you'll use what you learn to make a difference in the community.

And we look after each other. You'll get a personal adviser, a member of staff to guide you through your time here. You also have the option of a Philosophy Mentor, a second or third year student to support you during your first year.

Department of Philosophy 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



"Sheffield's fantastic because the lectures are really friendly and they're all really approachable, and there are loads of different ways to get involved apart from your lectures.""

Emma Shepherd
Philosophy

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

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