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Modern Languages with Business

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

If you wish to study one language, choose from French, German, Russian or Spanish post A Level or German, Russian or Spanish beginners. If you wish to study two languages, choose from French, German, Mandarin Russian or Spanish (post A Level or beginners) or Portuguese and Serbian/Croatian beginners. At least one of your two languages must be one of our post A Level languages (French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish), as you may only include one beginners' language in your programme. Other language qualifications may be considered in the absence of an A Level. Please contact the University for further information.

Pass with 60 credits; 45 at level 3. Of the level 3 credits, at least 21 should be graded Merit.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M3

If you wish to study one language, choose from French, German, Russian or Spanish post A Level or German, Russian or Spanish beginners. If you wish to study two languages, choose from French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish (post A Level or beginners) or Portuguese and Serbian/Croatian beginners. At least one of you two languages must be one of our post A Level languages (French, German, Madarin Russian or Spanish), as you may only include one beginners' language in your programme. Principal Subject languages are considered. Please contact the University for further information.

Extended Project

A

If you have already achieved your EPQ at Grade A you will automatically be offered one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject. If you are still studying for your EPQ you will receive the standard course offer, with a condition of one grade lower in a non-mandatory A level subject if you achieve an A grade in your EPQ.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

If you wish to study one language, choose from French, German, Russian or Spanish post A Level or German, Russian or Spanish beginners. If you wish to study two languages, choose from French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish (post A Level or beginners) or Portuguese and Serbian/Croatian beginners. At least one of you two languages must be one of our post A Level languages (French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish), as you may only include one beginners' language in your programme. Higher Level and Standard Level (B programme) languages considered. Please contact the University for further information.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Scottish Higher grades ABBBB.

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B,B

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Sottish Advanced Highers at grades AB.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is considered alongside other UoN accepted qualifications such as A Levels.

UCAS Tariff

104-141

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Business studies

Modern languages

Are you interested in languages with a view to working in an intercultural business environment? Do you want to discover more about the history, politics and cultures of the countries where the language or languages are spoken?

On this course you will develop a sound understanding of fundamental business principles and theories. You will also study one or two languages to degree level and develop your cultural and historical knowledge of the country where your chosen language(s) are spoken.

The language options are:

**Study one language**
If you wish to study one language, choose from:
- French (post-A level)

- German (beginners' or post-A level)

- Russian (beginners' or post-A level)

- Spanish (beginners' or post-A level)

**Study two languages**
If you wish to study two languages, at least one of your two languages must be one of our post-A level languages (French, German, Mandarin, Russian or Spanish). Choose from:
- French (post-A level or beginners’ level)

- German (post-A level or beginners’ level)

- Mandarin (beginners' or post-A level)

- Russian (post-A level or beginners’ level)

- Spanish (post-A level or beginners’ level)

- Portuguese (beginners’ level)

- Serbian/Croatian (beginners’ level)

The exciting experience of the year abroad develops your communication skills, builds your confidence and helps you stand out to future employers.

Modules

In year one you begin a structured language course in the language or languages of your choice. You are also introduced to the modern history and culture related to your language(s). A quarter of your studies will be in core business studies modules: Organisational Studies; Consumers and Markets; and Work and Society.

In year two, as well as continuing to develop your language skills, you choose topics from a wide range of options in the fields of literature, history, society and culture of the countries where your language or languages are spoken. You will also take optional modules in business.

Your will spend your third academic year abroad. You will divide your time between countries where your chosen language(s) are spoken. Depending on where your placement is, you could study at one of our exchange universities, teach on the British Council assistantship programme or undertake a work placement with a company. Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government.

Your fourth year will be spent back at Nottingham. As well as continuing to develop your language skills, you will choose special topics from a wide range of options in the fields of literature, history, society, and culture of the countries where your language(s) are spoken.

Placement and volunteering opportunities are available in the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies, as well as via the Nottingham Advantage Award.

This course is also available with a Foundation Year.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£20,000
per year
International
£20,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Republic of Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Park Campus

Department:

Department of Culture, Film and Media

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

75%
med
Business studies
75%
med
Modern languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

76%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
77%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
72%
Course specific equipment and facilities
71%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

51%
UK students
49%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
92%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

Others in language and area studies

Teaching and learning

77%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

71%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business and management

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£25,000
high
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
17%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Business, research and administrative professionals

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.

Others in language and area studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
58%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

41%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
9%
Public services and other associate professionals
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

This is a broad subject for a variety of European languages. No matter which you take, the general theme is that some graduates go to that country to work, often as English language teachers, some go into further study, often to train as teachers or translators, but most get jobs in the UK in education - most often as language tutors, unsurprisingly, or translators. Modern language grads can also be in demand in business roles where communication and language skills are particularly useful, such as marketing and PR, and in finance or law. But remember — whilst employers say they rate graduates who have graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£25k

£25k

£33k

£33k

£45k

£45k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£22k

£22k

£29k

£29k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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