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International Business Communication with a Modern Foreign Language  BA (Hons)

International Business Communication with a Modern Foreign Language BA (Hons)

School of Languages and Global Studies

UCAS Code

Various
More Information

Level

Under- graduate

Campus

Preston (Year 3 entry)

Contact UCLan

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

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

  • Duration:

    Full-Time: three years at SCOPE, City University of Hong Kong. Direct entry into Year 3 only at Preston Campus.

  • Level:

    Undergraduate

  • Delivery:

    Campus, Full-time and Part-time

  • UCAS Code:

    Various - more information; Short form: Various

  • Campus:

    Preston (Year 3 entry) (Campus code: U)

  • Start Date:

    September

  • Award Type:

    BA (Hons)

Why study this course?

Do you want to develop business communication expertise in a truly international environment? If English is not your native language and you already have background knowledge of your chosen language, this degree will help you reach a high degree of competence in English language and communication, understanding the role of the international manager and the skills required to manage successfully in international and intercultural contexts. You’ll have the opportunity to study specialist content modules in a wide range of business topics as well as to develop the necessary project management and research skills, giving you an advantage, whether going onto postgraduate study, or getting that first job. 

Entry Requirements 2016/17

Arabic
280 - 320 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

French
280 - 320 points at A2 including French; General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus French A2 or equivalent

German
280 - 320 points at A2 including German; General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus German A2 or equivalent

Japanese
280 - 320 points at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit and preferably a GCSE Grade C in a Foreign Language or good GCSEs and statement

Spanish
280 - 320 points at A2 including German; General Studies accepted
BTEC : Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit plus German A2 or equivalent

2 years Higher Education experience and 2 years in language.

Only open to non-native speakers of English.

 

Entry Requirements 2017/18

Arabic
112-128 pts at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC: Distinction* Distinction*
Access To HE: 112-128 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent and preference foreign language at C (or good statement).

French
112-128 pts at A2 including French; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC: Distinction* Distinction*
Access To HE: 112-128 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent and preference foreign language at C (or good statement).

German
112-128 pts at A2 including German; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC: Distinction* Distinction*
Access To HE: 112-128 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent and preference foreign language at C (or good statement).

Japanese
112-128 pts at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC: Distinction* Distinction*
Access To HE: 112-128 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent and preference foreign language at C (or good statement).

Spanish
112-128 pts at A2; General Studies accepted
BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit - Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC: Distinction* Distinction*
Access To HE: 112-128 UCAS points
International Baccalaureate Diploma: 28P
IELTS: Grade 6 with no score lower than 5.5
GCSEs: 5 at grade C including Maths & English or equivalent and preference foreign language at C (or good statement).
2 years Higher Education experience

 

For changes to 2017 UCAS tariff entry requirements please see our important information.

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Course at a Glance

Year 1 and 2

To follow shortly

Year 3 Code modules

Students study five compulsory modules, some of which are semester-based or year-long:

  • International Business Communication (triple module)
  • Modern Foreign Language – Arabic/Chinese/French/German/Japanese/Korean*/Russian*/Spanish (single module)
  • Translation/Interpreting in MFL (single module)

*Available from 2017

Year 3 Optional modules

Students choose one more module from the many specialist options (some of which are semester-based or year-long) including:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Finance
  • Corporate Communication
  • Asia-Pacific Studies
  • Events Management
  • Research Methods

Further Information

Choose from a truly wide range of pathways and specialist content modules. This practical course will enable you to develop your business communication competence and graduate with the knowledge and skills that employers require. You will also study another foreign language at a high level, and have that language named in your degree title. 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.

Year 3 attracts students who enter directly having completed 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, human resources, international management, tourism, finance and intercultural communication.

The latest National Student Survey (NSS) results show 100% of BA (Hons) International Business Communication students at UCLan said they were satisfied overall with their course.

UCAS Codes

With Arabic N1T6
Short form: BA/IBCA3

With Chinese N1T1
Short form: BA/IBCC3

With French N1R1
Short form: BA/IBCF3

With German N1R2
Short form: BA/IBCG3

With Japanese N1T2
Short form: BA/IBCJ3

With Korean* N1T4
Short form: BA/IBCK

With Russian* N1R7
Short form: BA/IBCR

With Spanish N1R4
Short form: BA/IBCS3

 

*from 2017

Many of our staff, as well as students, are from different parts of the world and that makes this an exciting place to develop your English language and communication skills. You also have the opportunity to study other languages. Our teachers are all qualified and experienced and we place great emphasis on providing an active and stimulating learning environment both inside and outside the classroom.

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:

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Applications are now welcome for September 2016 places.

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

Partner Institutions

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

Professional Accreditation

The School’s English language provision for foreign learners 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

We deliver the course using a blended learning approach. Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, workshops, and online resources. Class contact time will vary between 12 and 20 hours per week. However, you'll be expected to commit to substantial study outside the classroom. Class size is between 10 and 25 students. You are also expected to actively participate in the learning process and often work as a group or in pairs.

Assessment will include business simulations, case studies, essays, presentations, projects and examinations. Within the foreign language modules, assessment will typically comprise a portfolio, oral presentations, translations, essay writing and listening exams.

You'll be 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 various language events.

Opportunities

You'll graduate with a range of business skills that you'll be ready to apply in a global context. Our graduates have gone onto a whole range of different careers, from finance to export/import companies.

Get the opportunity to participate on international trips partly funded by the School. Previously students have been to Shanghai, Spain, Czech Republic, therefore you will be able to contextualise your knowledge in different countries.

You will 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 and at events, or as a Worldwise student advisor.

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

You'll be eligible for UCLan travel bursaries as well as School bursaries during your course.

Testimonials

Being on a course with people from France, Italy, Spain, and even China and different Arab countries is challenging, especially for group work... it gives you an insight in to different cultures, which is not just from television or books, but from real life. It shows how different people treat tasks and how they understand them... The course taught me a lot about business terms, current business issues and communication between people from different social backgrounds... the year abroad made me more adult, was the beginning of some very good friendships and is a period of my life I will never forget. If one has the opportunity to study abroad for a certain time period, one should do it, it is much more than a nice remark on the CV! And UCLan with its community, situated in a town where everybody can easily find their way about and its motivated tutors is the right place to do so.

Kathrin Remy, Germany, Graduate of IBC with French