International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish) BSc (Hons)

4 years including year abroad, starting in September 2018

Learn to function effectively in an international business environment. Fulfil the current demand for business leaders with management and language skills.

This distinctive degree combines business and management with Spanish skills. It is delivered by the School of Management and the Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies. You'll benefit from the expertise of two leading departments.

The first two years cover core management subjects while developing your Spanish. We deliver several units in Spanish and you'll learn about the country's business environment. This prepares you for your year abroad.

In Year 3 you will spend up to 12 months in a Spanish-speaking country. You'll have the flexibility to choose a work placement, International Academic Exchange or a combination of both.

In your final year you'll choose from a range of management units and continue to build your expertise in Spanish.

Teaching

You’ll learn from academics with expertise in business and management. Their international collaborations and research activities feed into undergraduate teaching and contribute to your learning experience.

Careers

Our graduates have an excellent record of success. 85% of employed Business Administration and 100% of International Management with Modern Language graduates are in a professional or managerial job within six months of graduating (Unistats).

Recruiters include:

  • Accenture
  • BMW
  • Danone
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Google
  • Vodafone

Our management courses launched in 2014 and we do not have career data yet.

Find out more about what our graduates go on to do.

Course structure

This course lasts 4 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2022. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year abroad
  • Year 4

Units

As part of your course, you will take compulsory units covering key concepts. You may also be able to take optional units which assist you in developing your own interests.

You need to take 60 credits in each year of your course (usually split equally into 30 credits for each semester), so the number of optional units you can take depends on the number of compulsory units in each year of the course.

Six credits are the equivalent of at least 120 hours of study, including contact time with staff and independent study.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Year abroad

In Year 3 you will spend up to 12 months in a Spanish-speaking country. You'll have the flexibility to choose a work placement, International Academic Exchange or a combination of both.

Read more about the year abroad.

Work placements are real jobs and are usually paid. You'll gain an advantage in the job market with this valuable experience. Read more about the School of Management placement scheme.

Placement opportunities may not be guaranteed. Read more about placements.

You will immerse yourself in social, political and cultural life during your year abroad, preparing you for a career in an international environment.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Practical work
  • Written examination

Typical assessment breakdown

This average assessment breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Your specific unit choices will determine the actual breakdown of assessment methods that you will experience.

% written exam % practical exam % coursework
Year Written Exam Practical Exam Coursework
Year 1 45% 3% 52%
Year 2 55% 3% 42%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 45% 3% 52%

Typical contact time breakdown

This average contact time breakdown is based on a typical choice of optional units. Scheduled learning and teaching may include: lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops. Your optional unit choices will determine your actual personal contact hours.

% time in scheduled learning and teaching % time in independent study % time in placement/year abroad
Year Scheduled Independent Placement
Year 1 23% 77% 0%
Year 2 21% 79% 0%
Year 3 0% 0% 100%
Year 4 21% 79% 0%
Isabel presenting to current students
“I needed a course where I could learn a language and explore the different aspects of business. International Management and Modern Languages offered just that.”
Isabel Ashdown

BSc International Management and Modern Languages (German) with placement year at KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG (2013)

Read Isabel's full story

Entry requirements

Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for international management and languages. You might demonstrate that you have an active interest in understanding people, work and organisations in a global setting, as well as developing your chosen language. This might include relevant reading, evidence of working with others and developing transferable skills from your studies or through work experience, language exchange programmes or involvement in extra-curricular activities.

You will need a strong performance in Spanish as part of your entry qualifications. If you are not taking it as part of your entry qualification, we can accept a relevant B2 level language qualification, such as DELE.

We welcome students from a variety of backgrounds to our language courses. Language content in the first year of this degree is typically pitched at students who have studied that language to A level (or equivalent) and who are not native speakers. If you have more advanced language skills you may find these aspects of first year study less challenging.

We do not accept A levels in General Studies. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

Typical offer A level

AAA

AAA including A in Spanish

Alternative offer A level

AAB

AAB including grade A in Spanish plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Typical offers for other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

36 points overall and 6, 6, 6 in three Higher Level subjects including Higher Level Spanish

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer:
Pass the Access to HE Diploma with at least 33 credits achieved at Distinction and 6 credits achieved at Merit or above. We also require grade A in A level Spanish or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using French regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this.

Please contact us to discuss the content of the Access course you are studying to check that the units you are covering are suitable.

BTEC and Cambridge Technical

D*DD in a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF)/ BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF)/ Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma in a relevant subject area plus grade A in A level Spanish or another qualification that meets the B2 level in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Your language qualification must be recent or you must be able to demonstrate that you are using Spanish regularly at a high level. We may contact you to assess this.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Pre-U

Typical offer:
D3, D3, D3 including D3 in Spanish

Alternative offer:
D3, D3, M1 including D3 in Spanish.

Plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Irish Leaving Certificate

Typical offer:
H1, H1, H2, H2, H3, H3, including H1 in Spanish

Open University Credits

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits including 60 credits at Level 2 in Spanish.

This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. Please contact us to discuss your profile before making an application.

Typical offer:
Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 2 with 75% in a Level 2 Spanish unit.

Please note that taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Scottish Highers

Typical offer:
AAAAB plus 2 Advanced Highers at AA. Must include Spanish at Advanced Higher grade A.

Combinations of qualifications

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC:

  • AA in two A levels, including Spanish, plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF)
  • AA in two A levels, including Spanish, plus D3 in a Pre-U Principal Subject
  • AA in two A levels, including Spanish, plus 6 in an IB HL Certificate. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations
  • AAA in two A levels, including Spanish but excluding Accounting, plus the IFS Diploma in Financial Studies

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications in the same subject area.

Ireland qualifications

Irish Leaving Certificate

H1, H1, H2, H2, H3, H3 in 6 Irish Leaving Certificates with H1 in Spanish.

Hong Kong qualifications

Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education

555 in 3 elective subjects OR 5*5 in 2 elective subjects plus 5 in any Mathematics extended paper. You will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in Spanish through a separate qualification.

France qualifications

French Baccalaureate

15 overall with 15 in Spanish and 15 in a mathematics or science subject.

Option Internationale Baccalaureate (OIB)

14 overall with 15 in Spanish and 15 in a mathematics or science subject.

European Baccalaureate qualifications

European Baccalaureate

82% overall with 8.5 in Spanish and 8.0 in Mathematics or a science subject.

India qualifications

Higher Secondary School Certificate (12th Standard)

Average of 80% across 4 subjects with 85% in one subject. You will also need to meet B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages in Spanish.

We do not accept Physical Education as one of these 4 subjects.

These requirements are for the CBSE, HSSC and ISC boards. Please contact us if you are taking this qualification with a different board.

United States of America qualifications

Advanced Placement Tests

5, 5, 5 in 3 APs including 5 in Spanish Language and Culture or Spanish Literature and Culture.

We accept no more than one Calculus AP as one of these 3 subjects.

You will also need to pass your High School Diploma and achieve an ACT score of 30 or SATR scores of 720 in both Mathematics and Evidence based Reading and Writing.

SAT Subject Tests

We do not accept SAT Subject Tests for direct entry to our degrees.

Germany qualifications

Abitur

1.4 overall with 13 in Spanish in your final examinations.

If Spanish has not been taken in your final examinations, we would require an average grade across 4 semesters.

Singapore qualifications

Singapore A levels

AAA in 3 H2 level subjects including Spanish.

Greece qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus AA in two A levels including Spanish.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels. We do not accept Pan Hellenic examinations in place of an A level.

Cyprus qualifications

Apolytirion

19 in the Apolytirion plus AA in two A levels including Spanish.

We cannot accept the Apolytirion unless it is studied alongside A levels.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for undergraduate courses.

Placement fees

Placement fees vary

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee while on a placement period or studying abroad. Find out more about placement fees and study abroad fees.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    International Management and Modern Languages (Spanish)
  • Final award
    BSc (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    NR24
  • Institution code
    B16
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

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