English for International Corporate Communication with a Modern Foreign Language BA (Hons)

English for International Corporate Communication with a Modern Foreign Language BA (Hons)

School of Language and Global Studies


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Contact UCLan

University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Three years at SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong. Direct entry into Year 3 only at Preston Campus.

  • Level:


  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    Various - more information; Short form: Various

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:


  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

If your first language is not English and you want to develop your professional skills in English across a wide range of business-related domains together with your chosen modern language, then this direct entry degree will be of interest to you. If you wish to work or you have already worked in communication oriented careers related to international business and management contexts, then this programme will prepare you for any career or field of postgraduate study requiring a mixture of business knowledge, high-level English and foreign language skills as well as cultural awareness, eg, public relations, marketing and advertising.

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Entry Requirements

2 years HE experience and 2 years language study of English and ideally business at diploma level and IELTS 6.0; General Studies accepted

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information. UCLan requires all undergraduate applicants to have a minimum attainment of five GCSEs at grade C and above, or equivalent, (including Maths and English). In 2017 and beyond we will view the new Grade 4 as being equivalent to a C grade and will therefore require students to achieve GCSE Grade 4 or above. However, if the subject is relevant to our degree programme and requires a higher GCSE grade (e.g. GCSE B grade), and/or includes a Professional body that governs the entry requirements, Grade 5 or above may be required.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1

Compulsory Modules:

  • Globalisation and Business in International Corporate Communication
  • 1 x Modern Foreign Language -French/ German/ Spanish/ Arabic/ Chinese or Japanese
  • Translation/ Interpreting in MFL

Year 2

Compulsory Modules:

  • Culture and Business in International Corporate Communication
  • Continue with Modern Foreign Language - French/ German/ Spanish/ Arabic/ Chinese or Japanese
  • Continue with Translation/Interpreting in MFL

Year 2 cont.

Optional Modules - choose two :

  • Digital Business Communication
  • Human Resource Management
  • Public Relations
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Events Management


  • Research Methods
  • Dissertation
  • English for Management in the Workplace
  • Marketing in Germany
  • Management in the French company
  • Background to Business in Latin America

Please note that a complete list is available on request. The above is indicative and not exhaustive.

Year 3

Compulsory Modules

  • Business related module
  • Foreign language

Optional modules

  • Research methods
  • Dissertation

Further Information

Please use the UCAS code according to your chosen pathway:
UCAS code / short form)
With Arabic: Q3T6 / BA/EICCA3; With Chinese: Q3T1 / BA/EICCC3; With French: Q3R1 / BA/EICCF3; With German: Q3R2 / BA/EICCG3; With Japanese: Q3T2 / BA/EICCJ; With Spanish: Q3R4 / BA/EICCS3.

The distinctiveness and strengths of the course lie in the emphasis on the application of intercultural and communication theories to work-related contexts through a programme of compulsory modules and a truly varied range of optional pathways.

This year three direct entry degree is a unique opportunity for international students to study an exciting combination of business, culture and foreign languages and to graduate equipped with the skills to operate in a global environment or undertake postgraduate study.

Year 3 has students who enter directly after completing a Diploma in their home country, giving them a fast-track route to a British degree. This final year provides the opportunity to study specialist content modules in a wide range of business topics including marketing, public relations, human resources, international management, tourism and intercultural communication. You will also study another foreign language (of which you are not a native-speaker) at a high level, focusing on translation and/or interpreting, and have that language – French/German/Spanish/Arabic/Chinese or Japanese – named in your degree title. Students may also undertake a research methods module or a dissertation module depending on existing research experience.

This practical course will enable you to develop your business communication competence and graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers require. Since it is now becoming quite common for graduates to demonstrate high levels of English, having an additional foreign language will definitely give you a competitive edge.


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

Apply Now

You should apply through UCAS to start September 2018 by the UCAS deadline of 15 January 2018

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

Fees 2018/19

Full-time: £9,250* per year (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,540* per 20 credits studied (UK/EU)

*Tuition Fees are per year unless otherwise stated.

Further information:

For 2017/18 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Partner Institutions

This course is also available at our partner, SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong

Professional Accreditation

Our English language provision is officially accredited by the British Council.

We are also a provider of the Certificate in International Business English Training, accredited by Trinity College London and English UK professional bodies.

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will work independently on projects inside and outside the classroom. Class contact time will vary between 12 and 20 hours per week. However, you are expected to commit to substantial study outside the classroom, bringing total study time to thirty-five hours per week. Class size is between 20 and 25 students.

The course is assessed through a mixture of assignments such as reports and essays, group work projects, presentations, simulations, portfolios and tests. Within the foreign language modules, assessment will typically comprise a portfolio, oral presentations, translations, essay writing and listening exams.


As a graduate of this course you can expect to be well-prepared for any career or field of postgraduate study requiring a mix of business knowledge and language/cross cultural awareness. Consider a career in international relations, consultancy work, or corporate training.

You'll be fully exposed to the UK culture through activities organised by the Worldwise Learning Centre.

As a native speaker of a foreign language you can gain work experience through the Worldwise Learning Centre with five-day work placements and short-term internships, for example as a language assistant for conversation classes or at events, or as a Worldwise student advisor.

You can also benefit from a national or international work placement through studying a work experience stand-alone certificate offered from our award-winning Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.

You are encouraged to attend workshops on study skills and employability as well as research seminars organised by the School as part of your independent study. You may also join the International Society, language clubs, view international films at the UCLan Independent Cinema and participate in the School’s language events. You are eligible for UCLan travel bursaries as well as School bursaries during their course.