What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
• 120 UCAS Points, including at least 64 points from two A Levels or equivalent BTEC National Qualifications We accept AS levels and general studies. Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Business economics explores the interaction of organisations and their environment, the allocation of resources, economic trends in the wider economy and the consequences of business decisions for individual organisations and the economy as a whole. It enables you to develop an analytical approach to the issues and problems experienced by organisations, and provides you with the tools and techniques to make informed contributions to business decision-making and strategy. You learn the concepts and analytical skills to understand a broad range of themes in business and economics, including • the functioning of markets for products, services and labour • strategy and decision making within firms • industry structure • international trade • globalisation • finance • macroeconomic policy. You develop specialist expertise in business economics by studying topics such as • business analysis • macroeconomics • microeconomics • industrial economics • statistics and econometrics. You also have the opportunity to study related topics such as finance, business management and international business. Work placements in the UK and overseas In year three, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you've gained by taking a one-year paid work placement. This is a great way to improve your industry knowledge with real insight and experience. It also enables you to build an eye-catching CV to impress future employers, and many students find jobs with their placement companies after graduating. Due to our strong relationships with regional, national and international employers, we can help you to secure a great placement and support you while you are there. Salaries of up to £32,000 are possible. If you study abroad, or do your work placement, in another European country there may be funding available through the Erasmus programme. Our students have recently gained work placements with national and international organisations, including • Adidas UK • Airbus UK • AXA • Bosch • Coca-Cola Enterprises • General Motors • Hays • IBM UK • Lloyds Banking Group • Marks & Spencer • Metropolitan Police • Microsoft • NHS • Royal Bank of Scotland • TNT Express • Vauxhall Motors • Walt Disney Company. If you do not take a work placement, you can still gain valuable work experience through our work-based learning module.
**Year one core modules**- • maths for economics • business economics • people and organisations in context • foundations of international business • professional skills in business economics **Year one options**- one from • customers and markets • foreign language **Year two core modules**- • intermediate macroeconomics • intermediate microeconomics • financial fluency for management decision making • multinational enterprises and foreign direct investment • management competencies for business economics **Year two options**- one from • introductory statistics for business economics • planning your own business • service and retail marketing • foreign language **Year three**- • optional work placement **Final year core modules**- • international strategy • industrial economics • advanced topics in macroeconomics • business economics consultancy project **Final year options**- choose two from a choice of modules including • econometrics for business economics • financial performance management • business in the European economy • global financial markets • foreign language • behavioural economics
Sheffield has all the excitement of a major city but the friendliness of a small town. The university and students' union work together to enhance the student experience; your employability is at the top of our agenda. We have lots of societies, sports clubs and volunteering opportunities, plus the largest number of students in Britain on courses with a year's paid work placement.
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Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
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