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International: £13,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
- Prepare for the degree with an extra foundation year at the start.
- Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (French or German from any level or Italian from scratch).
- Gain an excellent understanding of Spanish culture, society and economic context.
- Develop critical insight into international business theory and practice issues.
- Spend a semester at a European university and a 12-month work placement abroad.
Develop critical insight into a range of topics related to the theory and practice of international business. At the same time, expand your Spanish language skills, becoming a multilingual professional with great employability potential. 18 months studying and working abroad help you develop the global skill set employers are looking for.
How you learn
The course is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Hons) Languages with International Business (Spanish) course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study. You share the first year with other Sheffield Business School foundation year students, then move on to the degree.
This diverse course employs a variety of innovative learning and teaching methods within the vibrant, dynamic setting of Sheffield Business School, an internationally-recognised centre of teaching excellence attracting students and academics from all over the world.
You learn through
- lectures and seminars
- lessons in your target languages
- debates and problem-solving exercises
- individual and group work and presentations
- formal and informal language practice, including support from a Foreign Language Assistant
- case studies
- international work placement (additional costs apply)
- a semester at a European university (additional costs apply)
- guided readings and electronic resources
In the foundation year, you'll study wider business topics, while specialising in your chosen subject area. You'll learn useful skills such as academic writing, work in diverse teams and learn to utilise a wide variety of data sources. In doing so, you'll fully prepare yourself for undergraduate study.
Course leaders and tutors
As part of your course you spend six months of your third year at one of our partner universities and 12 months on placement in an organisation based in a Spanish-speaking country.
Your work placement is a great opportunity to gain valuable international business experience. It helps you develop your skills and language ability and significantly enhances your employability. You can apply for placements with a range of international companies based in Spain, such as the Keysight Technologies, Oxford University Press Spain or the large Spanish hotel chains.
Some modules allow you to participate in projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors.
This course prepares you for a career in
- international management
- foreign direct investment
- international enterprise
- international strategy
- regional integration
- global supply chain management
Student success story
"I studied in Alicante, and worked in Paris during my degree."
James Gallagher-Harrison, BA (Hons) Languages with International Business
Where will I study?
You study at City Campus
City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.City Campus map
Adsetts Library is located on our City Campus. It's open 24 hours a day, every day.Learn more
Equipment and facilities
On this course you work with
- high-tech multimedia digital language laboratories and computer facilities
GCSEs Maths at grade D or 3 and English Language or Literature grade D or 3.
48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one full A level or equivalent. This must also include a minimum of grade E in Spanish or C in AS Spanish.
Access to HE Diploma needs 45 credits at level 3 PLUS an A level in Spanish at grade E or AS Spanish at grade C.
Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.
Additional information for EU/International students
If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.
For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.
The modules for 2019/20 may vary to those given below, which are for academic year 2018/19. Any elective modules shown below are examples of modules you may be able to choose from.
You can take an optional placement in year three.
|Module: Contemporary Issues||Credits: 20||
|Module: Introduction To Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 1||Credits: 20||
|Module: Organisation Management And Delivery 2||Credits: 20||
|Module: Self And Stakeholder Management||Credits: 20||
|Module: The Practice Of Business||Credits: 20||
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Economics For Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10|
|Module: Foundations Of International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Generic)||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish)||Credits: 10|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10|
|Module: Generic (Abroad)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Managing International Business (Overseas)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment||Credits: 20|
|Module: Spanish (Abroad)||Credits: 20|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4||Credits: 10|
|Module: Uls Spanish Stage 5||Credits: 10|
|Module: Placement Year||Credits: -|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Generic) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 3 (Spanish) Part 2||Credits: 10|
|Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business||Credits: 20|
|Module: Foreign Language||Credits: 10|
|Module: Global Supply Chain Management||Credits: 20|
|Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 1||Credits: 10|
|Module: Languages And Culture In The Global Workplace Part 2||Credits: 10|
Fees and funding
Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2019/20 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.
Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2019/20 is £13,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.
Financial support for home/EU students
How tuition fees work, student loans and other financial support available.
Additional course costs
This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.Additional costs for Languages courses (PDF)
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