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.

BA Award
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

With Access Sheffield, you could qualify for additional consideration or an alternative offer - find out if you're eligible

Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

AAB

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

A Levels + additional qualifications

| ABB + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB + A in Core Maths

ABB + B in a relevant EPQ; ABB + A in Core Maths

International Baccalaureate

| 34

33

BTEC

| DDD in a relevant subject

DDD in a relevant subject

Scottish Highers

| AAAAB

AAABB

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AA

B + AB

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 36 credits at Distinction and 9 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

Mature students - explore other routes for mature students

English language requirements | 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 4/C; 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

Visa and immigration requirements

Other requirements

GCSE Maths grade 6/B

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

University of Sheffield in Pictures

Latest Updates from University of Sheffield

Location of University of Sheffield