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BA (Hons)

English for International Corporate Communication with a Modern Foreign Language

3 Years
September 2022
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Campus Taught

This course is run in partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University in Hong Kong. At our Preston campus in the UK, we only offer this course as a top up/direct entry, allowing students to study Year 3 only.

Get ready for an international future, with communication skills, business knowledge and practical experience – all spanning English and a language of your choice.

In today’s global economy, businesses engage consumers, clients and suppliers across continents and beyond borders. This course is designed to give you the ability to play a vital role in that process, with professional communication skills in two languages. It’s a degree that goes beyond the mechanics of language, looking at the intercultural context of corporate communications – offering a competitive edge for a wide range of communication-oriented careers.

While the course is built around a strong core of corporate communication and language skills, you’ll also have the flexibility to set your own direction in a range of business areas. With the variety of option units on offer, you could set your sights on disciplines like Human Resources, Marketing or Public Relations, or gain an in-depth knowledge of the region in which your chose language is spoken – from Latin America to Asia Pacific.

Above all, this is a practical course, offering valuable skills and real experience. Placements offer the chance to develop vital project management and research skills, while you’ll also have the chance to go on to subsidised field trips to destinations like Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, Spain, Germany and Cyprus.

Why study with us

  • Many graduates can boast skills in English – with an additional foreign language, this degree can help you stand out in a competitive job market.
  • Our Worldwise Learning Centre offers advice and support for the study of world languages, cultures, travelling and working or studying abroad.
  • This course is available as full three-year programme at SCOPE, in Hong Kong, or as a fast-track to a British degree – studying year three only – if you’ve completed a diploma in your home country.

What you'll do

  • You will have access to our state-of-the-art learning centre, with interactive video, satellite television and a range of audio-visual and online materials.
  • This is a practical course designed to help you develop business communication expertise, graduating with the knowledge and skills that employers need.
  • You’ll have the chance to take various optional modules, like digital communications, public relations, or a country or region-specific business topic.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Studying this course in Hong Kong

At our Preston campus in the UK, we only offer this course as a top up/direct entry, allowing students to study Year 3 only. The full course is run in partnership with the School of Continuing and Professional Education (SCOPE) at City University in Hong Kong You are able to study years 1, 2 and 3 of this programme at SCOPE, Hong Kong.

Since its development in 1991, SCOPE has been a pioneer and major provider of quality professional education and training in Hong Kong.

The School offers a range of programmes at different levels. Their bachelor’s degree programmes focus on professional education in a variety of disciplines. Their postgraduate programmes are specialist, delivering academically sound and career-relevant content which meets the needs of surrounding communities and reflects ongoing social and technological changes. Over the past two decades, the School has worked alongside us to provide bachelor’s degrees to a high standard, ensuring that we are developing knowledgeable and highly employable graduates within key sectors.

Find out more about SCOPE on their website.

Future careers

With a combination of high-level language skills and cultural awareness, English for International Corporate Communication with a Foreign Language offers an ideal step toward a career with international prospects.

This degree programme offers an ideal combination of business knowledge, cross-cultural context and professional-level language skills to help pave the way for a range of different career paths around the world.

We offer opportunities to build on your employability skills at extra workshops and research seminars, while you could hone your language skills through extra-curricular activities like the International Society, language clubs and international film clubs.

You can delve into UK culture through activities organised by the Worldwise Learning Centre. As a native speaker of a foreign language, you’ll also find various work experience opportunities at the centre, with short-term placements working as a language assistant for conversation classes or at events, or as a student advisor. You could also organise a work placement, whether here or abroad, by studying a work experience stand-alone certificate offered from our award-winning Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership.

Today, you’ll find our graduates in a range of different areas, from translating/interpreting to export/import. With the skills you’ll develop, you could also consider a career in international relations, marketing, consultancy work or corporate training, to name just a few. You could also choose to progress onto the MA Intercultural Business Communication or a number of other master’s programmes with an international business focus.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£13000 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£13000 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Full-time£14250 per year
Sandwich year£2000 for the sandwich year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

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