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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: £12,750 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
Placement available? Yes

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.

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.

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Kal Atwal is the managing director of comparethemarket.com, and was a student at Hallam. In this audio clip, she discusses her tips for business success.

How you learn

Watch course leader Cristina Lopez-Moreno talk about this course.

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

Course leaders and tutors

Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Cristina Lopez-Moreno
Senior Lecturer In Spanish Language And Spanish Studies

Senior Lecturer

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

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Equipment and facilities

On this course you work with

  • high-tech multimedia digital language laboratories and computer facilities

Entry requirements

UK students

Normally, five GCSEs at grade C or grade 4 or above including English language and mathematics, plus one of the following

•112 UCAS points including at least 64 points from two A levels or equivalent BTEC National qualifications. You must have at least one A level (minimum grade E) or one AS level (minimum grade C) in one of your chosen programme languages. We accept AS levels and general studies.

Where an applicant has not taken AS Level qualifications we may make a lower offer.

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 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

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.

EU and 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 take an optional placement in year three.

Year 1

Mandatory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Economics For Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 40%
Module: Foundations Of International Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%

Year 2

Mandatory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (Spanish) Credits: 10.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Foreign Language Credits: 10.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Managing International Business (Overseas) Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 50%
Module: Spanish (Abroad) Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 4 Credits: 10.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%
Module: Uls Spanish Stage 5 Credits: 10.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 100%

Final year

Mandatory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Contemporary Issues In International Business Credits: 20.00 Assessment: Coursework:
&:nbsp; 40%

Fees and funding

Home/EU students

Our tuition fee for UK/EU students starting full-time study in 2018/19 is £9,250 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200.

† If your course is studied over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with inflation and/or Government regulations. 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 2018/19 is £12,750 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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Any offer of a place to study is subject to your acceptance of the University’s Terms and Conditions and Student Regulations.


How do I apply?

You can apply for this course through UCAS.

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