The BA Economics provides you with a broad understanding of economics, and exposes you to a wide range of specialist economics areas. You will develop the theoretical understanding and quantitative skills that good economists are expected to have. As you progress through your degree, your focus will be on the applications of economics to real-world problems.
Year one will build the foundation for the rest of your degree. You'll study core economic principles and theories, and develop your core quantitative skills in mathematical methods for economics.
In year two you'll build on your toolkit of theoretical and quantitative skills. In your final year, modules include a wide range of specialised areas in economics. You'll have the chance to put your skills into practice through a number of short projects in the Economics in Action module, while also acquiring research skills.
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 employers who want to recruit the best students from Sheffield. Recent placements have been with the Bank of England, Lloyds Bank, IBM, ASOS and Mercedes-Benz.