BA (Hons)(SW/YAB) International Business with Sandwich Placement/ Study Abroad

Available to non EU students

This course is due to be validated at a Validation conditions event which will be held on 05/2017.

We anticipate that there will be further enhancements made to the course as a result of the Validation.

Our website and printed literature will be updated following completion of the Validation process in order to provide applicants with further confirmed details on the following:

  • module titles
  • whether the modules are core or optional
  • the expected contact hours
  • how the course will be assessed
  • staff teaching on the course

About the course

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Our BA (Hons) International Business is a dynamic degree designed to help you become one of tomorrow’s business leaders. Supported by Hertfordshire Business School’s experienced academic team, you’ll gain the management skills, language abilities and cultural awareness you  need to thrive in the international business environment.

It’s a four-year course filled with exciting travel opportunities. As well as studying here with us in the UK, you’ll have the chance to live and work abroad for either one or two years – travelling to one, two or even three other countries. This powerful international experience, combined with your new language skills, will make you a stand-out candidate with a real competitive edge.

Spending your Third Year abroad is compulsory and you’ll be able to do so in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia or Australia. You can spend the whole year in one country or split your time between two. Equally, while you’re abroad, you can study at one of our accredited partner universities for the full year or spend half studying and the other half on a work placement. You can also choose to study abroad in your Second Year, taking the equivalent course at one of our partner universities.

Although this is a four-year degree, you won't have to pay tuition fees in your compulsory third year abroad. If you study abroad in your Second Year too, you’ll only pay 15% of your fees for that year. If you travel to Europe, you’ll be eligible for an Erasmus grant, and if you travel outside Europe you may be eligible for one of our Global Scholarships or a Santander Universities Scholarship.

Because they give you such a career advantage, studying a language is compulsory in the First Year. After that, language study is optional, but if you decide to study the same language throughout your degree, it will be included in your degree title. You can choose French, German, Spanish, Mandarin or Japanese. 

We’re pleased to say that our BA (Hons) International Business has been EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is a highly respected international scheme which awards accreditation to courses that meet its high standards and have a strong international perspective.

When you study abroad during your Third Year, you’ll be able to choose from over 90 partner universities worldwide. Wherever you choose, it’s a great opportunity to meet people from other countries, form friendships, travel and explore other cultures. You’ll be able to study in English and the University’s Study Abroad office will help you find the right place and support you while you’re away. 

Why choose this course?

  • Study for your degree at the UK’s leading business-facing university.
  • Opt for a course with 100% student satisfaction in the 2016 National Student Survey (NSS).
  • Learn powerful business theories, practices and skills from a highly regarded academic team.
  • Travel to one, two or even three different countries, building confidence cultural awareness and valuable language skills.
  • Study abroad for one or two years, with the option of a semester’s overseas work placement too.

Entry requirements...

112 UCAS points from qualifications which include a minimum of two 4 unit qualifications (e.g. A Levels), one 8 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Diploma) or one 12 unit qualification (e.g. Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma).

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C (Grade 4 if completed from 2017 onwards).

‘All students from non-majority English speaking countries require proof of English language proficiency, equivalent to an overall IELTS score of 6 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band.

If you do not have the required IELTS or equivalent for direct entry on to your degree programme, our Pre-sessional English and International Foundation courses can help you to achieve this level.

For country specific qualifications, please visit our Your Country page.’

For more details on the University of Hertfordshire's entry requirements, please visit our Undergraduate Entry Requirements page.

As you take a language as part of your degree, please refer to the Business School languagespage to check your eligibility.

N.B. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (if applicable) together with your applications as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

Key staff

Dr Ali Malik
Programme Leader

Ms Michelle McPhail
Deputy Programme Leader

Professional Accreditations

Our BA International Business has been EPAS accredited by the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD). EPAS is a highly respected international scheme which awards accreditation to courses that meet its high standards and have a strong international perspective.

Careers

This EPAS-accredited international business degree gives you exceptional employability and 95%  of our graduates are in work or further study within six months of graduating. They go into a wide range of roles in both internationally oriented UK businesses and in organisations all over the world.

Some of our graduates are offered jobs by the companies they took placements with, while others join graduate training schemes with globally focused companies. Some work as international experts within smaller businesses, and others secure professional roles in multi-national companies. Each year a number of our students also stay on to study at postgraduate level

Teaching methods

You will be studying four 15 credit modules in each semester (this may vary between double modules) and your contact time varies between modules, but usually you will have two sessions per week for each module, a one-hour lecture following by a one-hour seminar/tutorial. Typically, a new topic or theory will be introduced in each lecture and will be followed up with class discussion and feedback in the subsequent seminar. In addition, as part of your study time, you will be collaborating with your peers on tasks and group assignments. Module leaders also offer weekly drop in and feedback sessions, usually 2 x 1 hours per module as well as revision sessions.

The University’s ‘online learning environment’ means you can access all your course resources, literature and timetables from anywhere in the world.

Usually, assessment is split between coursework and examinations. The style of coursework can vary from presentations to business reports, essays depending on the taught topics. 

Work Placement

As part of your BA International Business, you can take an optional overseas work placement during your Third Year. It’s a great opportunity to work in an international context, getting hands-on experience of another country’s language, culture and working practices.

Your placement can take you anywhere in the world. It’s entirely your choice, as long as you can find a suitable full-time opportunity that isn’t in the UK (or your home country, if you’re not from the UK). It needs to last for a minimum of 18 weeks and a maximum of six months, as you’ll also have to study abroad for a semester during the same year.

Study Abroad

Every aspect of this degree is internationally focused, from the modules you’ll study here with us at Hertfordshire to the exciting year – or two – you’ll spend studying abroad. There are opportunities to gain global perspectives, develop language skills, work overseas and build your confidence.

It’s a course with a great deal of flexibility, including the possibility of living, working and studying across three different continents. Where you travel depends on your interests, ambitions and language skills, but you’ll be able to choose from over 90 international partner universities, each fully accredited for the quality of its courses and student support.

The result is a qualification shaped entirely around you – a degree designed to help you become a

confident, highly skilled business professional ready to launch an incredible international career.

This course is due to be validated at a Validation conditions event which will be held on 05/2017.

We anticipate that there will be further enhancements made to the course as a result of the Validation.

Our website and printed literature will be updated following completion of the Validation process in order to provide applicants with further confirmed details on the following:

  • module titles
  • whether the modules are core or optional
  • the expected contact hours
  • how the course will be assessed
  • staff teaching on the course

Structure

Year 1

Core Modules

  • Principles of Marketing

    This initial marketing module, which assumes no prior knowledge of marketing, aims to introduce students to some of the key ideas of marketing and is suitable for both marketing and non-marketing students. It examines the environment within which organisations operate and the role of marketing within the organisation so that students can understand the context within which marketing personnel work, and the different activities which are carried out under the umbrella term of 'marketing'. Concepts central to an understanding of marketing are considered - segmentation; targeting and positioning; the product life cycle; the 4Ps; buyer behaviour, etc.

  • Accounting for Business

    The module provides an introduction to accounting from the manager's viewpoint. Areas covered include the collection and reporting of accounting information to both internal and external users, as well as the use and interpretation of publicly available accounting information. The role of accounting in supporting the management functions of planning, control, and decision-making is also covered. Indicative topics include: - preparation and presentation of a simple income statement and balance sheet, including the need for adjustments such as depreciation, accruals, prepayments and bad debts; - the difference between profit and cash; - interpretation of an income statement and a balance sheet using ratio analysis; - costing: cost behaviour; marginal costing - methods and uses; absorption costing - methods and uses; - budgeting: nature and purpose of budgeting; its contribution to planning, control and motivation in an organisation; preparation of simple budgets.

  • International Environment of Business 1: Economics

    This module aims to enable students to understand the economic context of modern business by introducing and developing an appreciation of the utility of economic approaches in studying the business environment. The basic tools and approaches which economists use; demand and supply and industry analysis, among others; will be introduced and applied to help understand the economic issues involved and the public policy which can be derived. Economics, of course, provides one of the key pillars of a solid education in business and this module represents some first steps in this direction as well as highlighting some of the major contemporary issues in our society and international business such as the credit crunch and recession.

  • People and Organisations

    People and Organisations is a single module aimed at providing students with an introduction to the study of human behaviour in the work place and to explore and review the role of human resource management and people management from a UK perspective. Students will consider theories and models relating to the individual, personality, motivation, team working, organisation culture and explore the main four activities associated with people management at work: recruitment and selection, managing performance and reward, learning and development and employee relations and communications.

  • International Environment of Business 2: Law, Ethics and Culture

    The skills set needed by today’s managers operating in an international context requires them to have a good understanding of the various legal and ethical implications of global trade and to develop sensitivity to issues arising out of cultural difference so that they can operate and communicate effectively in diversity. The module will explore themes of: a) legal framework of international trade such as INCOTERMS and the Vienna Convention; b) business ethical considerations specific to international trade; c) cross-cultural differences and their impact on communication and negotiation styles.

  • Quantitative Methods for Management

    This module introduces the student to a number of essential mathematical and statistical techniques that are extensively used in business and management. Particular attention will be paid to the circumstances in which the methods considered should be employed. The following quantitative methods are likely to be included in this module: equations and graphs; measures of location and dispersion; weighted averages and indices; probability and normal distribution; basic optimisation; critical path analysis; correlation and simple linear regression; time series forecasting; investment; simulation. Appropriate software (eg Excel) will be used to support learning.

  • People and Organisations

    This module aims to provide students an introduction to the key concepts in human resource management and behaviour in contemporary organisations. It will consider the micro context of human resource management, performance and development, equality and diversity and international human resource management, predominantly taking an organisational perspective but drawing on other disciplinary approaches where applicable. Students will also explore theories and models related to learning, motivation, teamwork and individual behaviour.

Optional

  • Mandarin Route A - 4a

    This module will enable students to communicate in Mandarin Chinese at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials, including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • Mandarin Route A - 4b

    This module will enable students to communicate in Mandarin Chinese at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading (pinyin) and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • French Route C - 4a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of French. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex French. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • French Route C - 4b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of French. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex French. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work

  • French Route A - 4a

    This module will enable students to communicate in French at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route A - 4b

    This module will enable students to communicate further in French at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about past and forthcoming events, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route B - 4a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in French. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route B - 4b

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in French. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route C - 4a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of German. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex German. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • German Route C - 4b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of German. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex German. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work.

  • German Route A - 4a

    This module will enable students to communicate in German at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route A - 4b

    This module will enable students to communicate further in German at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about past and forthcoming events, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route B - 4a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in German. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route B - 4b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in German through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route A - 4a

    This module will enable students to communicate in Japanese at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route A - 4b

    This module will enable students to communicate further in Japanese at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about past and forthcoming events, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route C - 4a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Spanish. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Spanish. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • Spanish Route C - 4b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Spanish. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Spanish. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work

  • Spanish Route A - 4a

    This module will enable students to communicate in Spanish at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about themselves and their daily life, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route A - 4b

    This module will enable students to communicate further in Spanish at a basic level in a range of everyday social situations. Students will learn to talk about past and forthcoming events, carry out reading and listening tasks and write short texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route B - 4a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in Spanish. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route B - 4b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in Spanish through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route B-4A

    This module broadens and consolidates your competence in Japanese. You will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials.

  • Japanese Route B-4B

    This module will extend your competence in Japanese through the introduction of more advanced language structures. You will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. You will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

Year 2

Core Modules

  • Human Resource Management in Europe

    This module examines the development of Human Resource Management (HRM) as a business function and an academic field of study within Europe. Exploring the convergence and divergence of employment systems and structures across Europe, the module aims to promote an understanding of patterns, practices and rhetoric of HRM within the European context. Tensions and opportunities inherent in convergence and divergence of national and organisational approaches to the management of human resources will be explored. Based upon empirical and academic evidence, this module promotes an understanding of the gap between rhetoric and reality of the concept of HRM in Europe and challenges the notion that people management practices can be readily transferred across national and international boundaries.

  • Financial Management

    The module introduces students to the main theory and practice of the financing of companies, the allocation and management of financial resources within a company and the rewarding of the providers of a company's financing. Specific topics covered will include: - the financial environment; - capital budgeting and investment appraisal; - mergers and acquisitions; - sources of business finance; - dividend decisions; - cost of capital and returns to providers of finance; - capital structure; - investment risk, portfolio theory and the capital asset pricing model; - valuation of assets, shares and companies.

  • Economics of European Integration

    This module is developed for students who have no previous economic background but who would like to gain an understanding of the main economic issues pertaining to the integration of the European Union. It addresses topics in a non-technical way and yet with sufficient depth to inform students about current economic debates. Examples of topics being examined include the theory of integration, development of EU, EU internal market, the EU budget, the Common Agricultural Policy and comparison of the EU economies.

  • European Consumer Markets: Issues and Trends

    This module will analyse what Europe means as a geographical, economic, legal and socio-cultural entity in the 21st century and how all aspects of life in Europe affect consumer behaviour and the marketing of goods and services within it. Segmentation in terms of European life styles will be explored, together with the ways in which the marketing mix elements and market research are adapted to the various markets. The latest trends in the marketing of goods and services in contemporary Europe will be discussed in the process.

  • Enterprise

    In this module, students study the nature of enterprise and entrepreneurship, its importance to society and the individual personal opportunities that developing enterprise skills provides. Students will also work in a team to identify a new business opportunity and take this idea through the full business planning cycle, ending in a formal presentation of their proposed enterprise. Topics covered will normally include: - Concepts of enterprise and entrepreneurship - The economic impacts of enterprise - Insights into developing new ideas - Construction of business plans - Sources of advice and support schemes - Net working

  • International Supply Chain Management in Europe

    The focus of this module is on the theory and practice of European supply chain management in the context of globalisation. Topics to be covered in this module include: - supply chain strategy; - creating and enhancing customer value; - performance and structure of supply chains; - matching supply and demand; - managing inventory the supply chain; - purchasing and supplier relationships; - managing quality; - transportation, technology and ecommerce in the supply chain; - risk management in supply chains; - future challenges for supply chain management.

  • Finance for Global Business

    This module will examine the key investment and financing decisions made in business in relation value maximisation. The approach will focus mainly on practical aspects but will discuss theory where necessary. Topics would normally include: business objectives, investment appraisal techniques, risk, sources of finance, cost of capital – issues and limitations, dividend policy – impacts of liquidity crisis, measurement and management of forex risk.

Optional

  • Project Planning and Control

    Project management is essential in all business development and this module gives students hands-on experience of managing the project process. The module content and assessment strategy allow students to study project planning and control in the context of their chosen discipline and from a general project management perspective, thus developing skills and knowledge transferable to other business and management fields and practice. Students benefit from greater flexibility and support due to a blend of face-to-face lectures and seminars, on-line discussions, a simulated project environment, and use of business software tools such as MS project. The module provides a sound basis for further professional studies such as the Association for Project Management (APM) Introductory Certificate in Project Management.

  • Digital Marketing in Practice

    Digital marketing highlights the impact of IT on the key marketing concepts and tools (market research; segmentation, targeting positioning; consumer buying behaviour; marketing information systems; strategy and planning; and marketing mix). The role and development of the internet will play a significant part in this module.

  • Organisational Psychology

    This module will explore factors influencing people’s behaviour and the ways they experience work within organisations. The content includes looking at recruitment and selection, job design and motivation, and occupational stress. We reflect on how groups function in organisations and decision making.

  • European Employment Relations

    The module looks at employment systems in a number of European countries. It will introduce concepts and approaches required to aid understanding of the nature and interactions of employment relations. It will look at selected national systems, their historical development, structure and some of the key current issues confronting them. It will explore contemporary trends and developments, such as new forms of employment and flexibility, the impact of multinationals, the changing role of the state in the labour market, trade union power, changing patterns of bargaining and conflict, and employee involvement and participation. It will focus on the growth of supranational structures, in particular the European Union and its impact, and the evidence for convergence and globalisation.

  • Enhancing Employability

    The module is designed to equip the students with knowledge and understanding pertinent to employment and with personal skills to assist them in enhancing their employment prospects while maintaining and enhancing their academic skills. It will also help students to continue to develop their employability skills. Students will identify a potential career area, research relevant employment issues and analyse specific opportunities available in this field before carrying out appropriate analysis leading to the formalisation of a career action plan. Module content will include: - The changing nature of the workplace and employer needs - Job search and career planning - Personal development planning - Recruitment and selection processes including the use of assessment centres - Career development theory - Contemporary issues affecting employment and employability

  • Geopolitics

    The world has been changing more rapidly since the turn of the century than at any time since the Second World War. Political risk is increasingly recognized as a key factor facing international business. This module seeks to provide students with a conceptual framework based on the geopolitical perspective (and related concepts in political science) that will enable them to identify the long-term factors behind day-to-day events and to explore and debate current geopolitical developments of relevance to international business. The module involves students in analysing the strategic position and prospects of major power centres within the global political system. The focus on particular parts of the world will provide a framework for exploring thematic issues such as the rise of new industrial powers like China and India and reasons for underdevelopment in other parts of the world.

  • Placement Study Abroad (Asia Pacific)

  • Placement Study Abroad (Australia)

  • French Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in French. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in French through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in Spanish through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route B - 5a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at level 4 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken French Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route B - 5b

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at level 4 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken French Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route B - 5a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at level 4 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Spanish. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route B - 5b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Spanish. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in German through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in German. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route B - 5a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at level 4 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken German. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route B - 5b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced German. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route C - 5a

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the students' linguistic ability and knowledge through the in depth study of selected political, cultural, linguistic and economic topics relating to German speaking countries. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present their findings in class discussions.

  • German Route C - 5b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge so as to equip them with the skills necessary to study and work in a German speaking country. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines and company websites. Students will research their own materials to be analysed and presented in class discussions.

  • Italian Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in Italian through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Mandarin Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in Mandarin Chinese. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. Chinese characters will be introduced. The module will be delivered via on-line materials including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • Mandarin Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in Mandarin Chinese through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • French Route C - 5a

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the students' linguistic ability and knowledge through the in depth study of selected cultural, linguistic and economic topics on the French regions. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present their findings in class discussions.

  • French Route C - 5b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge so as to equip them with the skills necessary to study and work in France and give them an understanding of demographic trends in Europe and France. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines and company websites. Students will research their own materials to be analysed and presented in class discussions.

  • Spanish Route C - 5b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge so as to equip them with the skills necessary to study and work in Spain. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines and company websites. Students will research their own materials to be analysed and presented in class discussions.

  • Spanish Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in Spanish. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Italian Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in Italian. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route C - 5a

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the students' linguistic ability and knowledge through the in depth study of selected political, cultural, linguistic and economic topics of selected Spanish-speaking countries in Latin America. The module will be based on materials taken from written and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources such as online newspapers, magazines. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present their findings in class discussions.

  • Italian Route B - 5a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Italian. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Italian Route B - 5b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Italian. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route A - 5b

    This module will extend the students’ competence in Japanese through the introduction of more advanced language structures. Students will learn to discuss work and future plans, studying and living abroad. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route A - 5a

    This module broadens and consolidates the students’ competence in Japanese. Students will learn to talk about student life and travel, carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including, for example, video clips, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Aspects of European Law

    Scope of EU law; primary and secondary EU legislation. The course will examine the relationship between EU law and UK domestic law. The scope of EU law will be examined - especially the relationship between primary and secondary legislation. Selected key principles of EU law will be outlined, including direct effect, supremacy, indirect effect, state liability. Other substantive areas such as free movement of persons and free movement of goods will also be considered.

Year 3

Core Modules

Optional

  • Industrial Placement Sem B only

  • Industrial Placement Year

  • Placement Study Abroad (South East Asia)

    The student will complete a period of study abroad at a partner institution following an appropriate programme of study, set out in a learning agreement, agreed by the student, the programme tutor at Hertfordshire and the international office at the partner institution. The programme of study in a placement year is less prescribed and can both reflect the interests of the student in their discipline area or to broaden their education.

  • Placement Study Abroad (North America)

  • Placement Study Abroad (Australia)

  • Placement Study Abroad A (Europe)

  • Placement Study Abroad B (Europe)

  • Placement Study Abroad (Europe)

  • Industrial Placement (Semester A)

Year 4

Core Modules

  • Contemporary Issues in International Management

    This module will bring together a range of current research on contemporary strategic issues in international management and enable students to consolidate their understanding of these issues, whilst giving them the skills and opportunity to examine and evaluate alternative valid views. Students will be asked to use their research skills to develop an in-depth understanding of these contemporary issues while being encouraged to examine and question the legitimacy of alternative approaches to international management and to evaluate the impact, if any, of these issues on a multinational enterprise’s strategic development. Students are expected to draw on the whole range of knowledge and skills developed during their studies when reviewing research literature and evaluating international management responses to contemporary issues.

  • International Strategic Management

    This module investigates the strategic challenges facing international managers, identifying the contradictions and paradoxical nature of strategic decision-making and strategic planning. Students use current examples and case studies to examine relationships between, and influences on managers in the context of dynamic and complex environments. The module will explore differing perspectives on management and consider the role culture and perception may play in the strategic development of multinational enterprises. In exploring a range of current issues influencing and affecting MNEs, students will be encouraged to consider their moral and ethical implications.

  • Contemporary Issues in Ethics, Business and Sustainability

    This module enables students to identify and evaluate a range of national and global approaches to sustainability, exploring the various meanings attached to the word ‘sustainability’ and alternative strategies and drivers. Students will discuss the technology which businesses, and government agencies are using to develop and evaluate their practice in this area. Issues of ethics and social responsibility, stakeholders, political legitimacy and economic longevity will be considered together with the ecological issues which are the main focus of current media debates. Students will gain the ability to identify and explain the major developments in national and global sustainability practice in the twenty-first century and to compare and contrast alternative approaches, supporting an informed choice of a personal ethical and practical stance to guide their future handling of sustainability issues.

  • HBS Placement

    This activity is self-directed by the student and carries no credits. Students will be supported by the Placement Visit Co-ordinator, The Placement Experience Module Leader, an Academic Mentor and the Centre for Academic Skills Enhancement (CASE). Successful completion of the placement experience module leads to the appropriate suffix on students' degree title stated on the programme specifications. Students who have been on placement are also eligible to apply for both City and Guilds Licentiateship and the Professional Recognition Award which is a national qualification administered by City & Guilds. Students should contact the Placement Experience Module Leader for more information this.

Optional

  • Issues in International Relations

    This module aims to enable students to understand the development of the discipline of International Relations with its central focus on relations between states since the beginning of the modern state system in the seventeenth century. It looks at the development of the discipline since the 1920s and the different theoretical perspectives on questions of war and peace in the era of the world wars and the Cold War. It also looks at the developing new agenda of IR in the post-Cold War era with its focus on issues such as state breakdown and terrorism, economic justice and global warming.

  • Dissertation - Economics

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that cover the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Dissertation - Accounting

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that cover the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Dissertation - Finance

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that cover the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • International Production and Governance

    This module explores key changes in the global economy by examining recent trends in international trade, production, investment and labour. Theories of international production are examined alongside the competitive strategies of large transnational firms. There is focus on the changing patterns of governance with regards to different varieties of capitalism and the relationship between different levels of governance; the global, the national and the local. The module emphasises the way in which both academic and business literature offer competing interpretations on the nature of these changing trends, their outcomes and their implications for policy.

  • Issues in Global Economy

    This module explores the fundamental economic changes in the global economy and their implications for both developed and developing economies. It addresses issues related to changes in international production, global financial structures, trade patterns, migration, global governance, environment, economic development, income distribution and poverty.

  • Dissertation - Human Resources

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that cover the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Dissertation - Management

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Information Systems and Knowledge Management

    This module recognises the importance of information and knowledge in the management decision-making process by exploring how organisations utilise information and knowledge management systems in their endeavours to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Content is indicative and covers: - understanding information and knowledge; - a holistic view of systems; - business applications of information systems; - information systems and the decision-making process; - the role of information and knowledge in business strategy; - knowledge management and KM models; - culture and KM; - KM tools and component technologies; - KM metrics.

  • Dissertation - Tourism

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Global Marketing Ethics and Culture

    Global marketing success is a function of perspective, opportunity, motivation, organisation, knowledge and skills. The challenge for today's global marketers is to identify those opportunities appropriate to the firm, to develop appropriate marketing strategies and build and sustain competitive advantages in co-operation with other members of the firm as well as external partners. To this end, the module will provide learning opportunities to appreciate current writings and perspectives on the global marketing environment. Opportunities will be given to analyse different global marketing organisations and their environments, suggest and implement realistic strategies and plans and control mechanisms. The module addresses global issues such as the macro environment, market entry strategies, communication, price, planning and control.

  • Dissertation - Marketing

    The dissertation offers the opportunity to undertake an individual piece of work that is designed to develop research skills relevant to a specific area of study. Students will be allocated an academic supervisor who will meet with students on a regular basis. On completion of the research, students will be required to produce a dissertation of between 7,000 to 10,000 words. The dissertation will be assessed using the Business School dissertation criteria that covers the management of the dissertation, the methodology used, the intellectual quality and originality, and the structure and coherence of the report.

  • Islamic Banking and Finance

    The module intends to provide students with knowledge and understanding of Islamic banking and finance. The module will provide background and foundations of Sharia framework (Islamic code of life) in which the Islamic banking system claims to operate. The ideals of IBF with an emphasis on prohibition of Riba (interest) will be discussed. Students will gain understanding of various Islamic modes of financing and various financial instruments. The module will also provide knowledge and understanding of Islamic contract and Islamic commercial law. Students will learn and evaluate the latest developments and trends in this field with special emphasis upon the UK.

  • International Financial Management

    This module sets financial management within an international context, allowing students to explore the financial problems specific to multi-national corporations. It will examine the theory associated with these issues and the techniques employed by multi-national corporations in their financial management. Topics to be covered may include: the development of the international financial system; International financial theory; international capital budgeting; current issues in international finance; international taxation; international treasury management; multi-national corporate structures

  • Training and Development

    The module provides a contemporary, applied and critical approach to the study of training and development at an individual, organisational, national and international level. It is appropriate for all students who anticipate being responsible for and are interested in the management and development of people at work. Practical activities enable students to develop the skills of a trainer. The module examines the roles and functions of training in organisations and explores individual and organisational strategies for training and development. The module includes: the training cycle of identification of training need, planning, delivery and evaluation of training; management of training; organisational and individual learning and the learning organisation. The national and international context to training and development is examined through a critical examination of differing governmental and stakeholder strategies for intervention in vocational training.

  • Social Networking and Enterprise

    Social networking is a rapidly growing phenomenon and it is one of the most influential media in web technology today. Hundreds of companies globally use social media to gain credibility, foster employee relationships, build a forum for communication with customers and, often, to boost sales. Businesses receive inquiries directly from consumers and other businesses without advertising, which results in lower costs and higher conversion rates. Therefore, this module explores insights of the social networking sites and opportunities they present for organisations. The following is an indicative list of topics: - Understand the fundamentals of the social media - Social networking trends - Types of social networking sites - Enhance enterprise performance through social media - Social networking tools and strategies in enterprise - Business communication using online media tools - Social networking tools for different business processes - Market trends of the social media and tools to estimate future business performance

  • Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    This module addresses the entrepreneur, entrepreneurship and small business and its management. It will consider the entrepreneur and owner manager; their nature and motivation, and the character of the small enterprise. What are small businesses; how are they represented; and how can survival and growth be attempted? The wide range of issues to be considered will include: consideration of opportunities and sources of new ideas; examination of legal forms available, including assessment of management buy-outs and the purchase of established businesses. We will consider financial issues including estimation of costs, and formal and informal sources of finance such as family, banks, equity and financing. We then move on to consider creativity; construction of business plans; failure and its causes; and sources of advice. Aspects of marketing of special relevance, such as networking, word of mouth, and personal selling are examined; including broader themes of significance such as family business.

  • Marketing Communications

    This module is offered both to students with or without previous marketing work experience. The aims of the module are to enable students to understand the various aspects of marketing communications from initial analysis of the market through to the development of strategies incorporating an expanding range of promotional techniques. The module combines an understanding of relevant marketing theories, for instance consumer and behavioural models, with the application of the theory to practical situations through the use of case studies and other techniques.

  • Research Methods

    This non-credit bearing module of study is designed to provide students with sufficient research skills in order to successfully undertake a dissertation and/or research project. Key themes covered by the module, include: Defining the research question: students are introduced to the difficulties of defining the research question and objectives; the need for a theoretical underpinning is emphasised, together with the use of tertiary sources in conducting a literature search. Methods and sources of primary and secondary data: primary data acquisition focuses on (but is not restricted to) survey and interview techniques. The need to make judgments about data quality is emphasised as a determinant of appropriate methods of analysis. Quantitative methods: the use of parametric and non-parametric statistics is offered for data description, testing correlation and differences between sub-groups. Research findings: demonstrating the significance of the research findings concentrates on (but is not restricted to) the derivation of recommendations from those findings.

  • Placement Portfolio

    This activity is self-directed by the student and carries no credits. Students will be supported by the Placement Visit Co-ordinator, The Placement Experience Module Leader, an Academic Mentor and the Centre for Academic Skills Enhancement (CASE). Successful completion of the placement leads to the award suffix ‘Sandwich’ on students’ degree title. Students who have been on placement are also eligible to apply for LCGI from City & Guilds, and should contact the Placement Experience Module Leader for more information on this.

  • International HRM in Practice

    The module is designed to provide an appreciation of the human resource considerations of managing across borders as a primary strategic concern of multinational corporations. It is framed around international and comparative themes as follows: - International: Insights are provided into problems and issues in managing international staff resources, notably recruiting, training and rewarding expatriates, and facilitating effective international team-working. - Comparative: Awareness will be provided of contexts and prominent features of HR policies and practices in a range of national 'host' environments including the US, Germany, the UK, Japan and China as well as in selected developing countries. Module content includes: - International business and international HRM - Cultural and institutional influences on international HRM - Staffing the global enterprise - Training and development in the global enterprise - International compensation and performance - Multinational corporations and ethical/employment issues - HRM in the host country context

  • Financial Strategy

    This single semester module is designed to provide an insight into the area of financial strategy. The module begins by examining the life cycle and the various sources of funding available at each stage and moves on to the role of financial strategy in the overall corporate strategic planning process, and concludes with an analysis of major business changes, eg restructuring, mergers/acquisitions. The module will enable students to build on their business analysis and reporting writing skills, and the knowledge gained about business should significantly enhance their employability.

  • Corporate Financial Strategy

    This single semester module is designed to provide an insight into the area of financial strategy. The module begins by examining the life cycle and the various sources of funding available at each stage and moves on an analysis of major business changes, eg restructuring, mergers/acquisitions. The module will enable students to build on their business analysis and reporting writing skills, and the knowledge gained about business should significantly enhance their employability.

  • Contemporary Developments in HRD

    The module provides a contemporary, applied and critical approach to the study of HRD both within and beyond the organisational context. The module examines the roles and functions of HRD at individual, group and organisational levels. Practical activities enable students to develop professional skills for helping others learn and develop. It is appropriate for all students who anticipate being responsible for and are interested in the management and development of people at work whether in a specialist HR or general management role.

  • French Mini Project

    This module provides students with an opportunity, under tutorial guidance, to choose a topic of interest to them related to an aspect of the social, political, economic or cultural life of a French -speaking country, to research a topic, using authentic materials to write an essay on the topic in French.

  • German Mini Project

    This module provides students with an opportunity, under tutorial guidance, to choose a topic of interest to them related to an aspect of the social, political, economic or cultural life of a German -speaking country, to research a topic, using authentic materials to write an essay on the topic in German.

  • Spanish Mini Project

    This module provides students with an opportunity, under tutorial guidance, to choose a topic of interest to them related to an aspect of the social, political, economic or cultural life of a Spanish -speaking country, to research a topic, using authentic materials to write an essay on the topic in Spanish.

  • German Project

    This module provides students with an opportunity, under tutorial guidance, to choose a topic of interest to them related to an aspect of the social, political, economic or cultural life of a German.-speaking country, to research a topic, using authentic materials to write a project on the topic in German. Students are encouraged to conduct interviews with native German-speakers, having completed the necessary University formalities to obtain Ethics approval.

  • French Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken French. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced French. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Spanish. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Spanish. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • French Route B - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of French. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex French. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work.

  • French Route B - 6a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of French. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex French. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • Spanish Route B - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Spanish. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Spanish. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work

  • German Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken German. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced German. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route B - 6a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of German. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex German. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • German Route B - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of German. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex German. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work

  • Mandarin Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Mandarin Chinese. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • Mandarin Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Mandarin Chinese. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be delivered via on-line materials including video clips and Chinese websites.

  • French Route C - 6a

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online newspapers,magazines,websites. Students will acquire a better understanding of contemporary France through the study of selected events of great importance to French society in the first part of the 20th century. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points will be analysed through the study of texts.

  • French Route C - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online newspapers, magazines, websites. Students will continue to develop an understanding of the relationship between key aspects of contemporary France and historical facts which occurred in the second part of the 20th century. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points will be analysed through the study of texts.

  • Spanish Route C - 6a

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online newspapers,magazines,websites chosen specifically to illustrate contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points will be analysed through the study of texts

  • Spanish Route C - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online newspapers, magazines, websites chosen specifically to illustrate contemporary issues in the Spanish-speaking world. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points will be analysed through the study of texts.

  • Italian Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Italian. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Italian Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Italian. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Spanish Route B - 6a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Spanish. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Spanish. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • Italian Route B - 6a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Italian. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Italian. The course will be based on selected, complex carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on social, economic and cultural issues. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied.

  • Italian Route B - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Italian. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, improving the student's linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Italian. The module will be based on selected, more complex carefully graded texts and materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through Studynet. Students will participate in discussions on a variety of topics focusing on cultural issues, tourism and the world of work

  • Japanese Route A - 6a

    This module further improves the students’ competence and confidence from study at levels 4 and 5 in understanding and responding to more advanced written and spoken Japanese. Students develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially and will be exposed to a wider variety of contexts and language registers. The module will enable students to participate more fully in discussions and develop logical argument. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line TV news items, blogs and magazine websites.

  • Japanese Route A - 6b

    This module enables students to improve further their competence and confidence from the previous semester in understanding and responding to more advanced Japanese. Students continue to develop skills which will be of value both professionally and socially. The module will enable students to play a more active and spontaneous part in discussions and to use a wider range of phrases which express different shades of opinion in speaking and writing. They will carry out reading and listening tasks and write texts within the framework of the vocabulary and grammatical structures studied. The module will be largely course book based, supplemented by on-line materials including for example on-line news reports, blogs and magazine websites.

  • German Route C - 6a

    Emphasis w ill continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online news papers, magazines, websites chosen specifically to illustrate contemporary issues in the German-speaking world. Students w ill be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points w ill be analysed through the study of texts.

  • German Route C - 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on improving the student’s linguistic ability primarily through the study of selected themes taken from online newspapers, magazines, websites chosen specifically to illustrate contemporary issues in the German speaking world. Students will be expected to research their own materials and present them in discussions, analysing them and reflecting upon them. Complex and more subtle grammatical points will be analysed through the study of texts.

  • Japanese Route B 6a

    Emphasis will be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Japanese. A thematic approach to language learning will be used, complemented by grammatical instruction, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Japanese. The course will be based on a textbook and supplemented by selected, carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on issues encountered in the workplace and in everyday life in Japan. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied. Students will be exposed to varied teaching formats, including lectures, small group work and independent study in the digital language laboratory.

  • Japanese Route B 6b

    Emphasis will continue to be placed on ensuring that students have a grammatically sound command of both the written and the spoken forms of Japanese. A thematic approach to language learning will be used complemented by grammatical instruction, improving the student’s linguistic ability and knowledge of more complex Japanese. The course will be based on a textbook and supplemented by selected, carefully graded texts, online and audiovisual materials compiled from a variety of sources made available to students through StudyNet. Typical themes of study will focus on issues students would encounter while working or studying in Japan. Student will be expected to take part in discussions on the various topics studied. Students will be exposed to varied teaching formats, including lectures, small group work and independent study in the digital language laboratory.

Fees & funding

The government has yet to announce the upper limit of Tuition Fees for applicants wishing to study an undergraduate course in 2018/19. As soon as this information becomes available, our website will be updated and we will contact everyone who has applied to the University to advise them of their Tuition Fee.

Fees 2017

UK/EU Students

Full time: £9,250 for the 2017 academic year

International Students

Full time: £11,350 for the 2017 academic year

Discounts are available for International students if payment is made in full at registration

*Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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Other financial support

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Living costs / accommodation

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How to apply

2017

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28/09/201720/05/2018Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201720/05/2018Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2018

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28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201820/05/2019Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)

2019

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28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)
28/09/201920/05/2020Apply online (Full Time/Sandwich)