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English for International Corporate Communication BA (Hons) - Top-up

English for International Corporate Communication BA (Hons) - Top-up

School of Language and Global Studies

UCAS Code

QP33

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston

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

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400
Email: cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

  • Duration:

    Full-time: One year, Part-time: Two years.

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    QP33; Short form: BA/EIC3

  • Campus:

    Preston (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons) - Top-up

Why study this course?

This degree aims to help you develop professional skills in English across a wide range of business-related domains and will be of interest if you wish to work or have already worked in communication-oriented careers related to international business and management. It will prepare you for any career or field of postgraduate study requiring a mixture of business knowledge, high-level English language skills and cultural awareness, eg, public relations, marketing and advertising. The School’s quality stamp in 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.

Entry Requirements 2017/18

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

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.


Only open to non-native speakers of English.

Level 4 - minimum of CEF low B2, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent and a good record of marks from secondary school. School-leaving qualifications and records will be considered on an individual basis as international education systems vary considerably. A level (or equivalent) entry qualification in the language of their choice.

Level 5 - minimum CEF low B2, IELTS 5.5 or equivalent and at least one year of undergraduate study in a field related to English Language and/or Business in English plus one year of chosen language studied at undergraduate level.

Level 6 - minimum of CEF high B2, IELTS 6.0 or equivalent and at least 2 years of undergraduate study in a field related to English Language and/or Business in English plus two years of chosen language studied at undergraduate level (B2 level)

Admission to a named foreign language pathway may be subject to interview and test in the foreign language. Students who are not accepted on the named foreign language pathway but who have the requisite level of English will be able to study BA (Hons) International Business Communication or English for International Corporate Communication.

There is still time to apply

Course at a Glance

The Compulsory EICC Modules

In Semester 1, the compulsory module examines issues such as the nature of language and communication, the growth of English as a global language, the phenomenon of World Englishes, discourse and genre analysis of English used in various professional settings and the language of advertising and the mass media.

In Semester 2, the focus switches more towards the cultural aspects of communication and examines a range of issues relating to how different value systems affect what we say and do, and from this, how cross-cultural communication in corporate settings may be best achieved.

In addition to these compulsory modules, you will choose four more modules from a wide range of specialist pathways including:

  • Translation and Interpreting (Chinese-English, Spanish-English, French-English, German English)
  • Marketing
  • Research Methods
  • Human Resources
  • Public Relations
  • International Business
  • Events Management
  • Digital Business Communication
  • Cultural Events Management

Year 1

Compulsory Module:

  • EB3101: Globalisation and Business in International Corporate Communication

Optional Modules:

  • EB3992: EICC Dissertation
  • EB3010 English for Management in the Workplace
  • EB3203 Digital Communications in Modern Business
  • EB2209 Marketing and Advertising Communication for International Business Communication
  • PR2101 Public Relations in Context
  • EB3701 Principles of Human Resource Management for International Business Communication
  • TL2028 International Tourism Development
  • TL2048 Planning for International Events

Or a range of Advanced Language Modules in German, French, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese (and Russian from 2017 subject to validation).

Year 2

  • EB3204 Business Communications 2.0 – adapting to the User-Centred Web
  • EB3209 Advertising Around the World for International Business Communication
  • PR3111 Public Relations for Marketing
  • EB3702 Principles of Human Resource Development for International Business Communication
  • TL3028 International Tourism: Themes and Issues
  • TL3054 Managing Events in an International Context

Or a range of Advanced Language Modules in German, French, Spanish, Japanese or Chinese

Further Information

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 optional pathways.

The course is made up of two compulsory modules in English for International Corporate Communication (one module each in Semesters 1 and 2) and a range of optional modules depending on the specific pathway (Public Relations, Interpreting & Translating, Digital Business Communication, Tourism & Leisure, Marketing, International Business & Management, English for Management in the Workplace) that students choose to follow. Students can also take a dissertation module. 

  • This course is also available at our partner, SCOPE at City University, Hong Kong
  • 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
  • You will be fully exposed to the UK culture through activities of the Worldwise Learning Centre
  • As a native speaker of a foreign language you can gain work experience through 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
  • Opportunities also exist for national and international work placement through studying a work experience stand-alone certificate offered from our award-winning Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership
  • The School’s 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

Course Specification and Handbook

For a concise summary of the main features of this course, see our course specification.
For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.

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

Apply Now

You can apply through UCAS to start in September 2017 until 30th June

Contact Us

+44(0)1772 892400

cenquiries@uclan.ac.uk

Fees 2017/18

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 and may be subject to increase annually in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate

Further information:

For 2016/17 fees please refer to our fees page.

Scholarships and bursaries

Case Studies

Learning Environment and Assessment

The course is delivered through a mixture of lectures, seminars and tutorials. Students work independently on projects inside and outside the classroom. Class contact time will vary between 12 and 20 hours per week. However a student is 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.

Facilities

The Linguistics Lab is a specialist computer laboratory for students of English Language and Linguistics.

Opportunities

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 or work in consultancy or corporate training.