This course is designed to combine the elements of language and management with scope for the study of a range of options and thereby offers a considerable degree of flexibility. Studying French and/or Spanish and the workings of business and management offers attractive prospects to students who plan to go out into the challenging and rewarding world of international commerce. With the continued growth of the European Community, opportunities are constantly increasing. Currently 60% of UK trade is now with non-English speaking countries and UK businesses lose millions every year because they cannot speak their customers languages. As a result, employees with advanced language skills are more valuable than ever and find correspondingly satisfying and well remunerated jobs.
The 120-credit management strand of your degree is taught in UEAs Norwich Business School. You will acquire a general and discerning knowledge of the purpose and job of management in business and organisations, insights into the practice of management and its environment, and the ability to use the inter-relationship of theory and practice to help solve the key management issues that arise in modern business and organisational life. You will appreciate the nature and impact of managerial decisions concerning a range of management disciplines. Teaching in the Norwich Business School takes advantage of innovatory thinking, based on the Schools internationally focussed research in business and management. In your First Year, you take two year-long modules: Introduction to Business, the topics covered include economics, financial and legal institutions, and types of business organisation; and Introduction to Organisational Behaviour'. In your Second Year, you take the following two year-long modules: Human Resource Management' and Principles of Marketing. In your Final Year, the two year-long modules are: 'Strategic Management and a choice of one from 'Behavioural Aspects of Marketing' and 'Business Skills for Managers'.
UK/EU £9,000; International £12,300Start date September 2015 Credits (ECTS) 240 ECTS
In year 1 and 2 you study both French and Spanish to a high level. Each year, you have on average 8 contact-hours per week. The language teaching is closely related to the study of contemporary society in the countries where your Honours languages are spoken and your experience of learning language at UEA will include a combination of lectures, seminars and conversation classes. It will cover grammar, translation from and into French and/or Spanish, reading and listening comprehension, précis and paraphrase work, the study of different styles and registers, lexical exercises and oral work. You will also spend a significant proportion of your time working independently using subject-oriented teaching dossiers, radio, TV, films, transcripts, newspapers and online resources while keeping abreast of current affairs and cultural life at home and abroad. Our Language Centre has a digital language laboratory, a viewing and editing room, an interpreting suite for advanced language training, live satellite television broadcasts in French and Spanish, a large, multi-media self-access resources room with a wide range of French and Spanish DVDs and reference books, up-to-date computers linked to the internet, and translation software.
You will acquire specific expertise in the traditional language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as transferable skills such as time management, self-discipline and self-motivation, intercultural awareness, flexibility and resourcefulness, mediation skills, IT literacy and teamwork. Language and business come together in Year Two when you cover business-related topics in your core language course. In the case of French Honours language, the second year course prepares you for the 'Diplôme de Français des Affaires, an international qualification offered by the Chambre de Commerce de Paris.
If you take two Honours languages, then you are completely focused on compulsory modules and do not have the scope for other study, but if you would prefer a wider range of options then consider a single honours language programme.
Single Honours language programmes allow for the study of one year of Subsidiary language (starting from various levels). Subject to availability, the following languages may be studied from scratch: British Sign Language, Mandarin Chinese, French, German, Modern Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish, and many of these can also be studied for from GCSE level; there are also post-A level subsidiary courses in some languages.
Alongside the core language and management study, students taking either Single Honours language programme are able to choose from a wide range of modules which normally include: further management modules; other language-related modules such as Translation Issues in the Media, Subtitling and Dubbing, Translation and Adaptation, French Language in Action, or cultural modules such as Popular Culture in Latin America, France Through the Eye of the Lens, Spain Through the Eye of the Lens, An Introduction to Latin American Film, Aspects of the French Language, Language and Identity, Language and Gender or the addition of a Subsidiary language to your Honours language, as described above.
Your Third Year is spent in a country where French or Spanish is spoken. For further information, please click on the Study Abroad tab.
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All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.
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We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading). Recognised English Language qualifications include:
If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the high level of academic and English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.
The School does not currently interview all applicants for undergraduate entry as standard, however we do offer the opportunity to meet with an academic individually on a Visit Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for.
We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.
We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further.
It is generally expected that you should have at least a Grade B at A Level, or its equivalent, in the language or languages that you intend to take at honours level.
The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
If you have alternative qualifications that have not been mentioned above then please contact the University directly for further information.
Students are required to have Mathematics and English at Grade C or above at GCSE level.
For the majority of candidates the most important factors in assessing the application will be past and future achievement in examinations, academic interest in the subject being applied for, personal interest and extra-curricular activities and the confidential reference. We consider applicants as individuals and accept students from a very wide range of educational backgrounds and spend time considering your application in order to reach an informed decision relating your application. Typical offers are indicated above. Please note, there may be additional subject entry requirements specific to individual degree courses.
No work experience is required.
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
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