Course details

A Levels AAB Other entry requirements
UCAS code NL41
Duration 3 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Management Accounting and Financial Management Business Management Economics

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3376
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/management/study/undergraduate

Sheffield University Management School

Triple Crown accredited
AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS

95% of graduates in employment or further study within six months of completing their course
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2017

Course description

This is a dual honours course, which means you'll spend roughly half your time in the partner department, Economics. You'll get a good grounding in both subjects, plus the chance to study specific areas in more detail. The subjects are given equal weighting.

The way we teach the accounting and financial management side is the same, in principle, as the single honours course (Accounting and Financial Management). You take a lot of the same modules as a single honours student.

Because you're studying two subjects, you don't get to look at accounting, financial management or economics in as much detail as you would on the single honours degrees, but the quality of your education is the same.

The two subjects complement each other, which opens up even more career opportunities.

Degrees with employment experience
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 Lloyds Bank, Office for National Statistics and Johnson & Johnson.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Accreditation
  • Accredited by the Institute of Chartered Accountants England and Wales (ICAEW) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) for the purpose of exemptions from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Accredited by the EFMD Quality Improvement System.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations through the Accredited degree accelerated route.
  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) for the purpose of exemption from some professional examinations.
  • Accredited by CPA Australia for the purpose of eligibility for Associate membership and the exemption from all foundation exams.

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 + A. 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
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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 Sheffield University Management School website

Course information on Department of Economics website

First year

Core modules:

Economic Analysis and Policy
Foundations in Financial Management
Introduction to Financial Accounting
Introduction to Management Accounting

Optional modules:

Mathematical Methods for Economics 1
Mathematical Methods for Economics 2

Second year

Core modules:

Financial Management
Intermediate Financial Accounting
Intermediate Macroeconomics
Intermediate Management Accounting
Intermediate Microeconomics
Statistical Methods for Economics

Third year

Core modules:

Advances in Financial Accounting
Advances in Management Accounting

Optional modules:

Accounting & Accountability: Theory & Practice
Advanced Macroeconomics
Advanced Microeconomics
Auditing
Case Studies in Accounting and Financial Management
Company Analysis and Valuation
Development Economics
Econometrics
Economic Analysis of Inequality and Poverty
Education Economics
Emerging Markets Finance
Further Mathematical Methods for Economics
Game Theory for Economists
Health Economics
Industrial Organisation
International Trade
Labour Economics
Modern Finance
Monetary Economics
Political Economy
Research Methods and Introductory Econometrics
Taxation in Theory and Practice
The International Economy

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 16%
Independent study 84%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 87%
Coursework 13%
Practical 0%

Sheffield University Management School

We have been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website

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, the Department for Education and the Low Pay Commission. 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. Our graduates are in demand by some of the country's top economics employers such as the Bank of England, PwC, IBM and HM Treasury. 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 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


What our graduates do

Accounting and financial management
Employers recognise and value the practical work-ready skills that our students develop. Recent graduates are working for Barclays, Deloitte, Grant Thornton, KPMG and Santander.

Many students pursue traditional accounting roles, but an increasing number are working in banking, finance, auit, assurance and consultancy.

Business management

Student profile


"I knew the course offered a lot of different modules that would allow me to experience different types of industry. You couldn't ask for a better place to come and study. In Sheffield you're very central - everything is very accessible."

David Morrison
Sheffield University Management School



"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

You can add a placement year (sometimes called a year in industry) to your course after you arrive at Sheffield. Placements are taken between your second and final year of study and we add ‘Degree with Employment Experience’ to your course title to reflect your time in the workplace.

Placements are a great opportunity for you to gain professional experience and to apply what you’ve learnt from your course to an organisation. Previous students have undertaken placements at Accenture, PwC, L’Oreal, Disney, Rolls-Royce, Microsoft, Santander and Marks and Spencer, as well as less well-known companies.

Placements are paid. While it's up to you to apply for a placement (the placement isn't guaranteed), we'll do everything we can to help.

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Undergraduate Admissions
Sheffield University Management School
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 3376
Email management-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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