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Year of Entry 2020/21
BA (Honours)

Languages with International Business (Spanish)

Full-time Languages

Prepare for an international business career and spend 18 months abroad, including a work placement year in one of your two target language countries.


Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home/EU: £9,250 per year (£1,200 for placement year) ††
International: £13,650 per year (£1,200 for placement year)
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 112 UCAS Points
What is the UCAS code? R4N1
When do I start? September 2020
Placement year available? Yes

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Course summary

  • 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. Erasmus funding may be available to support costs for overseas study.

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.

Student View

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How you learn

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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

There are opportunities to study abroad at one of our partner universities with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus programme.

Applied learning

Work placements

As part of your course you spend six months of your second 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.

Live projects

Some modules allow you to participate in projects in collaboration with companies or experienced professionals from a variety of sectors.


Future careers

This course prepares you for a career in

  • international management
  • foreign direct investment
  • international enterprise
  • international strategy
  • regional integration
  • global supply chain management

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus

City Campus

City Campus is located in the heart of Sheffield, within minutes of the train and bus stations.

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Location

Howard Street
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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • high-tech multimedia digital language laboratories and computer facilities

Entry requirements

All students

UCAS points

  • 112

This must include at least 64 points from 2 A Levels or equivalent BTEC qualifications. You also must have an A level in Spanish or an AS level at grade C in Spanish. For example:

  • BBC at A Level including an A level in Spanish
  • A combination of qualifications, which may include AS levels, EPQ and general studies, with an A Level in Spanish or AS level grade C in Spanish

GCSE

  • English language or literature at grade C or 4
  • Maths at grade D or 3

You can find information on making sense of UCAS tariff points here and use the UCAS tariff calculator to work out your points.

• Access - an Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3 and 15 credits at level 2. At least 15 level 3 credits must be at merit grade or above, from a QAA-recognised Access to HE course, or an equivalent Access to HE certificate.

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor.

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'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Your third year will be spent on placement.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Generic) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Exam
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 1 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Linguistic And Academic Studies Part 2 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Generic) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Generic (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 5 Credits: 10 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Placement Year Credits: -

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Part 1 Credits: 10
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) 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: 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: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 1 Credits: 10
Module: Uls Stage 6B Spanish - Part 2 Credits: 10

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2020/21 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.

International students

Our tuition fee for international students starting full-time study in 2020/21 is £13,650 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

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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.

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Student success story
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"I studied in Alicante, and worked in Paris during my degree."
James Gallagher-Harrison, BA (Hons) Languages with International Business

James Gallagher
 

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