You can move from the BSc Economics with Finance to the BSc Economics or BA Economics course in the first or second year. After the second year you will need to decide if you want to study the BSc Economics with Finance, BA Economics or BSc Economics.
The BSc Economics with Finance allows you to specialise in methodological modules including finance. You'll also develop rigorous quantitative and analytical skills, and learn about real-world economic policy.
You'll receive training in advanced methods, particularly mathematical and statistical through the methodological pathway of modules. You'll also be learn about finance, and apply your knowledge to economic problems in modules in the applied pathway.
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 and statistical methods for economics.
In year two you'll build on your toolkit of theoretical and quantitative skills. Modules in your final year will give you cutting-edge training in analytical methods in economics and finance.
By choosing a dissertation, you'll have the chance to demonstrate your ability to independently undertake an extended piece of research and apply advanced methods to the analysis of a specific economic problem of your choice. Or, if you don't want to do a dissertation, you can carry out a number of shorter projects.
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.