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Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time, sandwich 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Economics
Student score
79% MED
% employed or in further study
89% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points

• 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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers


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.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support


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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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

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 Hallam University

Adsetts Learning Centre

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.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 88%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
20% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
283 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 89% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This is a degree in demand, as business increasingly needs workers who can examine and explain complex data. And yet the number of economics graduates fell by nearly 10% last year, which means demand is even greater. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that over half of all 2015's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. And don't think it's just the finance industry that's interested in these graduates - there's a significant number who enter the IT industry to work with data as analysts and consultants. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy and management consultancy which may require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. And the incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £30,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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