BA Modern Languages with Management Studies (Double Honours with a year abroad)

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Study language, translation, and intercultural communication in a global context in a lively environment which offers a range of degree programmes with an emphasis on language competence and issues relating to contemporary language and translation.

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Meghan Smith, BA Modern Languages: Double Honours (French/Spanish)

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UEA Language and Communication Studies graduates are highly employable and go into an extremely wide range of professions. Some use their language skills all day every day, some from time to time, others rarely, but they all have excellent communication skills and highly developed intercultural sensitivity.

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The Modern Languages with Management Studies programme (two of French, Spanish and Japanese) equips you with an extremely valuable and complementary set of skills for the world of international business.

You will develop, with native speaker lecturers, all the essential language skills to a high level of sophistication at every stage of your degree, while learning about the various cultures. Through the analysis of complex management problems in different business contexts, you will acquire knowledge of a range of management approaches, and the self-awareness and confidence to be successful in a wide range of organisations.

These employability skills will be complemented by the tremendous flexibility and adaptability you acquire on a year spent abroad. One degree-level language can be started from below A level.

Overview

You will need to have an A level in at least one of the languages but you can study your second language from GCSE. Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised here. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese.The third year will be spent abroad. Taught in partnership with Norwich Business School, this course is designed for students who plan to work in businesses and organisations which operate on an international scale or in multilingual contexts.

You will develop a general and discerning knowledge of the purpose of management in businesses and organisations. You will gain insights into the practice of management, and the ability to use the inter-relationship of theory and practice to help solve the key management issues that arise in modern business and organisational life.

You will develop your language skills to a high standard, whether that be in French, Spanish or Japanese. A significant amount of your time will be devoted to independent study using a range of subject-oriented resources while keeping abreast of current affairs and cultural life at home and abroad. Our language work also focuses on vocal and physical projection, developing poise and managing nerves, and the ability to speak from notes, improvise, and structure arguments coherently.

You will have access to the James Platt Language Centre which has a digitised language laboratory with interpreting facilities, a large multi-media self-access resources room with IT access and translation software.

You will be highly employable and able to enter an extremely wide range of professions using your well-developed language and communication skills, intercultural sensitivity, and management and leadership knowledge.

Course Structure

Your degree programme may contain compulsory or optional modules. Compulsory modules are designed to give you a solid grounding, optional modules allow you to tailor your degree.

The course modules section below lists the current modules by year and you can click on each module for further details. Each module lists its value (in credits) and its module code, a year of study is 120 credits. 

What can you do and where can you go?

If you study French or Spanish, you can take up a teaching assistantship (only available in Europe), a work placement, voluntary work with one or our NGO organisation links for instance, or study at one of our many partner universities.

If you study Japanese you will spend your time abroad studying at one of our Japanese partner universities.

Students studying French are also able to attend the prestigious Faculté de Traduction et d’Interprétation in Geneva or the Institut de Management et de Communication Interculturels (ISIT) in Paris.

Our university exchange partners include:

 

France

Spain/Mexico/Chile

Japan

Université Blaise Pascal Clermont-Ferrand

Universidad de Alicante

Akita International University

Université de Corse Pasquale Paoli

Universidad de Alcalá de Henares

Gakushuin University

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier III

Universidad Castilla La Mancha  (Ciudad Real campus)

Hokkaido University

Université de Lorraine - Nancy

Nebrija Universidad - Madrid

International Christian University

Faculté de Traduction et d'Interprétation - Université de Genève

 

Kansai University

Université de Nice

Universidad de Granada

Kobe College

ISIT - Institut de management et de communication interculturels - Paris

Universidad Pablo Olavide Sevilla

Meiji University

Universite Jean Moulin Lyon III

Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Meiji-Gakuin University

Université de La Réunion

Universidad de Salamanca

Okayama University

Université Toulouse le Mirail

Universidad de Zaragoza

Ritsumeikan University

Université Laval, Quebec

Universidad de Murcia

Ryukoku University

 

Universidad de Guadalajara

Waseda University

 

Universidad ORT Uruguay

Yokohama National University

 

Universidad de Concepción, Chile

Sophia University (Japan)

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Study Abroad

How your language level and combination of languages feed into the organisation of your year abroad

Your entry level and the Honours language(s) you are studying will determine how your year abroad is spent.

  • If you are studying one language at honours level you will spend your year abroad in a country where that language is spoken.
  • If you are taking two languages you have studied from A level, you will normally split the year between universities in two countries where those languages are spoken.
  • If you are taking two languages you have studied from A level it is also possible to take a combination of work placement and university study in France or Spain, if a short work placement can be found. With this split option, you cannot work as a language assistant as the contracts for such positions are for more than six months.
  • If you are enrolled on a double honours programme and studying French, Spanish or Japanese from below A level, you will spend 25 weeks in the country of the weaker language (but continue taking classes in the stronger language) and a minimum of 5 weeks in the country of your stronger language.
  • If you are a highly proficient native or near-native speaker of French or Spanish and are studying a double honours programme, one of these being your native language, then you will study a four year degree programme, spending a year abroad in a country where your non-native language is spoken.

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

How are businesses organised and managed? This module helps non-Norwich Business School students explore the dynamic and ever-changing world of business and provides insights into the managerial role. You'll explore the business environment, key environmental drivers and the basic functions of organisations. There will be a review of how organisations are managed in response to various environmental drivers. You will consider some of the current issues faced by every organisation, such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. This module is designed to provide an overview of the corporate world for non-business specialists, so no previous knowledge of business or business management is required for this module. General business concepts are introduced in lectures and applied in a practical manner during seminars. By the end of this module, you will be able to understand and apply key business concepts and employ a number of analytical tools to help explore the business environment, industry structure and business management. You will be assessed through a range of assignments, for example an individual piece of coursework, group work and an exam. Therefore, the module reinforces fundamental study skills development through a combination of academic writing, presentational skills, teamwork and the practical application of theory. Core business theory is introduced in lectures and applied practically with the use of examples in seminars. By the end of this module you will be able to understand and apply key business concepts and a range of analytical tools to explore the business environment. Introduction to Business facilitates study skills development that is essential across all 3 years of the undergraduate degree by developing academic writing, presentation, team working and communication skills effectively.

NBS-4008Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR (2)

The aim of this module is for you to develop an understanding of the structure, functioning, and performance of organisations with particular reference to the behaviour of the individuals and groups who work within them. Specifically, the module aims are to: # Develop an appreciation of the nature and historical development of organisational behaviour (OB). # Introduce key concepts and theories in organisational behaviour. # Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice. # Develop analytical and academic writing skills.

NBS-4011Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students must select modules at the appropriate levels in their two Honours languages.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH POST GCSE I

The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with intensive teaching that you will be provided with. The aim is to equip you with the linguistic understanding of a number of real-life situations, as well as the ability to communicate effectively in those situations. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar.

PPLF4003Y

40

JAPANESE POST-GCSE I

If you want to take a Japanese degree from a post-GCSE starting point, this is the right module for you. You will need to make significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and the intensive teaching that this module provides will help you achieve this. Particular emphasis is also placed on acquiring a sound knowledge of grammar. Also, you'll understand a number of real-life situations, as well as be able to communicate effectively in those situation.

PPLJ4009Y

40

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level, any other international equivalent qualification, or if you have completed French Intermediate II, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking and writing skills at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will focus on receptive skills (listening and reading) in particular and will be taught in an interactive and friendly environment (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by two course tests: the first will cover listening, reading, and writing skills, and the second will cover your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on the topics covered in class, and to produce simple connected texts on these topics. You'll be able give reasons and explanations for your opinions, based on your personal experience and on the material studied in this module. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. You should not already have a level of French that exceeds the level taught in this module.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

'Decouvrir et discuter'. Here are two key elements of this module that will carry on the work started in Post A-Level 1/I. You will further your French language and communication skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. If you have a French A level or any other international equivalent qualification, then this module is for you! You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills at the B1 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and will move towards B2 at the end of the semester. You will focus on productive skills (writing and speaking) in particular and you'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking. In the lecture you will review and practise essential grammar points. You will have a great exposure to authentic French in all three components of the module, as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by an exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and a course test assessing your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, or holding any other equivalent qualification. Our aim is to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. We have designed the course to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. You are required to take a placement test during the transition week (week 1) and by that, may be placed in a different module with more suitable level. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

Would you like to apply your Spanish language skills for intercultural dialogue? Then look no further as this is the right module for you. The core of the teaching will involve participating in a project and you will engage in a number of activities that focus on improving your Spanish whilst learning about an issue of global concern. During this module you will: - build on, and further enhance, your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. - explore an issue of contemporary relevance and work together to find practical solutions to a real world problem. - learn through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop knowledge of contemporary life, society and current affairs. - revisit and consolidate specific Spanish grammatical structures at a higher level to build up language proficiency. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximize your opportunities for speaking in the target language. This module is suitable for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

Can mass media help you improve your Spanish? The answer to this question may well lie in this module. We will use a variety of printed and online forms of mass media, such as newspapers, radio podcasts, magazines, TV programmes, films, documentaries and texts, to help you enhance your confidence in speaking and understanding the Spanish language. We will use audio-visual and web-based materials to practise listening, reading, writing and speaking in an integrated manner. You will also analyse various aspects of the Spanish language through writing and translation practice and improve your grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts. Learning will be through lectures, seminars, tutorials and independent study and develop your study and research skills. The oral classes will be arranged separately in smaller groups to maximise your opportunities for practising your Spanish through discussions and presentations. In these classes, you will develop your fluency in communication and strategies for discussions. The language study in this module will make you a more proficient Spanish language user with enhanced cultural knowledge and intercultural understanding. The grammar notions and topics for discussion in this module will be different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I. This module will be suitable for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I or equivalent.

PPLH4026B

20

SPANISH POST- GCSE I

In this module, you'll be introduced to aspects of the Spanish language, in a variety of cultural contexts. It will enable you to converse with native Spanish speakers, read and understand specific information in short texts starting at intermediate level. Through Spanish, you'll learn to present information and engage in discussions. Using popular cultural forms such as film and media, you'll develop your reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Upon successful completion of this module, you will have achieved an advanced level of Spanish.

PPLH4006Y

40

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

If you become a manager of people, how will you look after those in your team, department or wider organisation? Will you seek to empower, encourage and energise your staff? How will you deal with conflict and management control? You'll have the chance to examine a range of approaches to managing people across a variety of organisational contexts and issues. By doing so, you'll discover valuable insights into the way that organisations work and the impact that different human resource management approaches can have on organisations, people and business. You'll learn about the strategic significance of human resource management for competitive advantage, and particularly the processes to recruit, reward and retain the staff your organisation needs. You'll also explore contemporary issues about managing employees against a background of change and internationalisation. On successful completion of the module, you'll have gained insight into the ways that organisations deal with their workforce. You'll have developed skills and knowledge that will help equip you for future management practice. And you'll learn useful lessons about job markets and how to get and grow in the job you desire.

NBS-5011Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

You'll be given a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. You'll be concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seek to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. You'll focus on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, you'll consider examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory.

NBS-4006Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students must select modules that are the continuation of their Honours language modules taken in their first year.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH POST-GCSE II

'Decouvrir et discuter.' Here are two key elements of this module which will further your French linguistic skills by working on them through the lens of French culture. This module is for you if you took French Post GCSE I. You'll develop reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills mostly at the B1 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You'll be taught in an interactive and friendly environment, (pairs and small groups). Your seminars will focus on listening, reading, and writing skills, while the oral hour will develop your confidence in speaking and prepare you for your year abroad. In the lectures you will review and practise essential grammar points, which you will get extra support on during tutorials. You'll have a great exposure to authentic French in all the components of the module as it is entirely taught in French. The material that you will study in and out of class (videos, articles, short stories and films) will help you to further your knowledge of French culture, as well as to build up your French vocabulary on a variety of topics. You'll be assessed by one course test and one exam covering listening, reading, and writing skills, and two oral course tests covering your speaking skills. On successful completion of this module, you'll be able to follow the lines of argument in documents dealing with topics studied in class, to plan and produce structured compositions supporting or opposing particular points of view, and to interact in French with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.

PPLF5006Y

40

JAPANESE POST GCSE II

This year long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE entry students and is the continuation of Japanese Post-GCSE I. Our aim is to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad, through the study of wide range of topics such as geography, food, education and pop culture. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar and vocabulary in meaningful contexts, whilst also developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLJ5014Y

40

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/I

In this Japanese language module you will learn about Japanese culture and society, as seen from various perspectives through reading, writing, speaking, and listening practices. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential. This module is compulsory if you are a second year student of Japanese (single-or double-honours) and have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese Language 1.

PPLJ5155A

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is a continuation of Post A-Level Japanese Language 2/I. You will further develop your level of reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension from intermediate to advanced. The texts and materials you will study will focus on various topics, including social and cultural aspects of Japan. Independent study, including preparation and revision, is essential for this module.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? Both Post A Level Spanish 2/I and 2/II will offer you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. You will analyse and discuss writing and translation skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world, and improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. You will be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary, and also gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: Both Post A Level Spanish 2.I and 2.II are compulsory for all second-year Single Honours Spanish students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post-A-Level Spanish Language 1 (or B1 CEFRL).

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

You'll focus on reading, writing, semi-formal oral presentations and awareness of current affairs in French speaking countries. Activities focus on promoting self-direction in language learning, and draw on a variety of resources, including electronic resources, for in-class, self-access and group project work (oral, aural, written). Seminars are taught in French.

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

You will develop your language skills while applying them to the specialised context. You'll improve your translation skills and prepare for your year abroad in the oral classes. If you are a student on a Translation and Interpreting course, you will also be introduced to interpreting. If you are a student of Language and Management Studies, you will also learn to speak professional French and be introduced to many aspects of business and law in the French-speaking world. If you are on another degree programme you will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

SPANISH POST GCSE II

?Do you want more practice in Spanish? Do you need help with your pronunciation? Do you feel you lack sufficient vocabulary to express yourself well? Do you want to discover and discuss contemporary aspects of Spain and Latin America? This year long module offers you the opportunity to further develop your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at a higher level in Spanish. In your studies you will: - build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills, explore different aspects of Spain and Latin America, from general topics to current affairs and issues of the Hispanic world. - also improve the ease of communicating ideas through increased fluency, breadth of vocabulary and accuracy of oral expression in Spanish. - be able to focus on improving aspects of your pronunciation and grammar as well as expanding your vocabulary. - gain a greater understanding of contemporary Spanish issues through topics such as los movimientos nacionalistas, la crisis espanola or la identidad latinoamericana. Participation will be in classroom-based activities, joining Post A Level 2 students for some seminars, and often working in pairs and groups exchanging ideas and supporting each other in your exploration of the language. By the end of this module you will be able to communicate with some fluency and spontaneity, express yourself in Spanish more confidently orally, and take an active part in discussions relating to current Spanish and Latin-American issues. You will be more able to read complex texts and write more accurately with fewer grammar errors and greater range of expression, as well as translate extended English and Spanish texts. Such language support will also build up your intercultural and transferable competences. Note: This module is the continuation of Post GCSE I

PPLH5010Y

40

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

LCS YEAR ABROAD MODULE

Students often say that spending their year abroad transforms their lives. You will be able to judge this claim for yourself by completing this module. A key element of the year abroad is learning to study and experience university life in a foreign academic environment or finding your way around a different working environment and adapting to different study / work schedules. The overarching aim of the year abroad is to facilitate learning to adapt to, and learn from, the values, attitudes and behaviours of different cultures and, in the case of language students, to further develop language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in authentic contexts. You will begin with an overview of the opportunities available for university study, internship, volunteering or teaching assistantship and depending on the course you choose (single or double honours), your year abroad may be split between two different countries. You will learn through a mixture of experiences; for example, through managing your own work, studies, leisure and social activities away from home and with different classmates, friends or colleagues; and you will apply and reinforce knowledge about practical aspects, such as opening bank accounts and dealing with accommodation issues, in addition to acquainting yourself with the political, social and economic issues relevant to the country(-ies) of residence abroad. On successful completion of your year abroad, you will have developed the knowledge and skills to live, study or work independently in another country with more confidence.

PPLA5027Y

120

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

Strategy is the most important subject for it is about future. And this module is about winning in the future. Strategy comes first; all other aspects of business will follow. Clearly, it is critical that all organisational leaders must understand strategy and the ability to craft and implement good strategy, irrespective of your working in a business, in the government or in a non-governmental organisation. You will use theoretical frameworks, along with investigation of the real world allowing you a clearer perspective of what strategy really is and why it is critical to your leadership and your success. Many real businesses do not understand strategy, but of course the successful ones do, as will you. Our module builds on management concepts developed during the first and second years, at its heart achieving sustainable competitive advantage. While looking at strategic management as a managed process, we also take account of differences in strategy perspectives, external and internal organisational contexts and the changing nature of strategy. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within current debates and contemporary issues as they influence leadership and management in the global economy. One of the many joys of studying strategy is that examples of good and bad strategy are all around us making for our richer learning experience. In the 21st century we take strategy beyond planning into agility so creating organisational success in an unpredictable world. Importantly at this point in time, we debate the critical role of purpose in strategy and the role of society in shaping your strategy reflecting society's expectations for organisational success in responsible ways. Strategy is about how you think and the goal of this module is to help you think differently; to think in a more strategic way and for you to be a winner in your future.

NBS-6009Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students will select two modules in each of their two Honours languages

Name Code Credits

FRENCH HONOURS 3/II: TRANSLATION AND PROFESSIONAL APPLICATIONS

Are you ready to take your French beyond the classroom? If you are interested in applying your French language and translation skills and your ability to analyse, comment, and summarise in specialised and professional situations, this module is for you. You'll be able to use all that you have learnt in French across the course by working on briefs, summaries, translations, and studies of materials that will include technical and professional material from local and international organisations. One component of this module will allow you to hone your translation and writing skills by, for example, translating specialised documents and producing reports in two languages. There will also be the opportunity to use your sense of enterprise and creativity on group projects. In this core module, you will continue to develop your receptive and productive skills to the level C1/C2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You'll be able to understand complex and detailed audio documents such as meeting conversations or discussions on a specialised topic, and read and report on a range of written material. You will work on texts from a range of areas such as advertising, technology, or publishing, and will use your cultural knowledge and analytical skills to use those for module tasks. By the end of this module, you'll be able to express yourself confidently, clearly and professionally and will use your argumentative skills acquired in previous modules, to learn to negotiate and lead in your target language. You are required to have (near) native competence in French in order to join this module.

PPLF6006B

20

FRENCH HONOURS 3/I: ADVANCED ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION

You'll systematise and expand linguistic capacities through critical use of existing competence. Main activities: textual analysis, written composition, formal oral presentations. You'll be taught in French.

PPLF6004A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/I

In this module, you'll develop skills in reading, writing speaking and listening at an advanced level to equip you to be a more sophisticated Japanese language user. Throughout the module you'll read various genres of reading materials, develop your oral presentation skills with project work, and learn academic writing in Japanese. You'll also deepen your knowledge of Japanese culture, people and society through these materials and works. On successful completion of the module, you'll be able to produce clear, well-structured short and long written and oral works, critically read a wide-range of materials which will develop into discussions, and explain and express your own ideas/opinions clearly and effectively in Japanese. You'll also be able to use feedback actively and reflect on your own work.

PPLJ6010A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/II

This module is offered as a continuation module of JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/I. In this module, you'll continue to develop an advanced level of Japanese for all skills to a higher standard, especially in an academic context. The main activities you'll be involved in comprise researching a chosen topic, including acquiring competence using archives in Japanese, predict and prepare for a QandA session after an oral presentation, structuring oral and written work clearly and logically to produce a formal oral presentation (speech) and an academic essay in Japanese. On successful completion of the module, you'll not only polish your Japanese language, but also be able to gain the skills to research various materials in Japanese and state your opinions and arguments effectively on a specialised and complex subject. You'll be able to showcase your Japanese language as well as your research and analytical skills in Japanese in the final oral and written piece of work.

PPLJ6011B

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: ADVANCED HISPANIC STUDIES

This module will develop your Spanish language skills at an advanced level. It fosters an understanding of various Spanish language features and develops critical cultural awareness. You'll revisit specific components of grammar at a higher level, as well as problematic areas identified for improvement as well as learning academic writing skills. You'll investigate and analyse the components that control the use of language when communicating in Spanish. The oral component of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening skills and widening vocabulary at a higher level. It is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish.

PPLH6007A

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: WORLD SPANISHES

Do you want to understand the different varieties of the Spanish language? Do you master both formal and informal Spanish? Can you differentiate speakers from Mexico, Argentina, Cuba and Spain in their pronunciation and vocabulary? You will develop higher language skills in Spanish and explore different varieties of the Spanish language through the analysis and identification of extracts of spoken texts. You will also improve your listening and oral skills, as you will be exposed to different linguistic and geographical variants. You will also acquire some technical knowledge in the linguistic analysis. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish and is open to non-native Spanish speakers with near-native competence in Spanish. You will be assessed with an oral assessment and an examination. There are four seminars: 'Geographical Varieties of Spanish,' 'Linguistic Varieties of Spanish,' 'Linguistic Tools for the Study of Oral Spanish' and an 'Oral seminar.' You will work with real-life oral texts (such as films and radio programmes) and academic sources in Spanish. At the end of the module you will have a very high proficiency in Spanish. You will be able to discuss sociolinguistic issues in academic Spanish and be able to identify and analyse sociolinguistic features of the different variants of the Spanish language (mainly European, Caribbean, Mexican and Rio de la Plata Spanish). This knowledge will be of immense benefit, as you will be able to understand the different variants of the Spanish language. You will also get some transferrable skills on phonetic analysis that you will be able to apply to the learning of other languages.

PPLH6006B

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS ETHICS

How do we know what is morally right and wrong in business? Is it ever ethical to accept 'corporate gifts' or to be a 'whistle-blower'? What new and complex ethical issues are raised by the globalisation of business? Questions like these are central to this module. In this module you will learn about the nature, applications and consequences of ethics in business. You'll discover why individuals sometimes make unethical business decisions. You will learn to use theoretical tools that help you to identify and analyse key ethical problems associated with business practice. You will also gain knowledge of practical approaches for managing business ethics in organisations. This module is ideal for those with an interest in corporate responsibility and sustainability. You will begin with an overview of what business ethics is and why it is important. You will go on to master the major ethical theories and concepts that form the core of business ethics. You'll then build on these foundations to explore important business ethics issues - examples could include whistleblowing, environmental sustainability, corporate influence and/or others. You will discover how to use ethical theories to gain an in-depth understanding of whether, and to what extent, such issues are ethically problematic. You will also gain hands-on experience of applying ethical theories to business scenarios through a range of activities (e.g. role play, small group exercises, case study). You will learn through a combination of interactive lectures and seminars, and independent study. You'll be assessed through coursework and an exam. By successfully completing this module you will have new knowledge and skills that increase your ethical awareness and enable you to communicate your ideas clearly and systematically based on evidence. You'll also be equipped with theoretical tools that will help you to identify and analyse ethical problems and make ethically justifiable decisions.

NBS-5006Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

You'll study the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy. There will also be a focus on research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure.

NBS-6010Y

20

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

How do businesses go about getting their messages across to their customers? This module will explain how modern organisations plan their communications with the people that matter to them. You will discover the range of activities and tools which is available to marketing managers from traditional advertising and public relations (PR) to the more up-to-date product placement and social media. You'll look at the issues that arise in planning, implementing and managing Integrated Marketing Communications - IMC - campaign. These include print and broadcast advertising, PR, sponsorship, product placement, sales promotion, experiential and event-marketing as well as direct and digital marketing. In this module you'll discover some communication theories and combine these ideas with your own creative side to produce a marketing campaign for a real live brand of your choice. You'll begin with some of the theory behind marketing communications and look in depth about how advertisers use both the Elaboration Likelihood Model and Narrative Transportation Theory. Later you'll look at each of the activities and tools which make up a modern IMC - campaign. Assessment is through an exam and a short written report and most of your seminars will be teamwork where you will build up your knowledge and experience to make your own campaign tools. You'll be given a crash-course in video-making and this will give you everything you and your team needs to create their own 30 second TV advert! If you work in a marketing department the chances are you will be doing marketing communications. In this module you'll have the chance to create your own marketing campaign and get a practical insight into the world of the marketing manager and a career in marketing.

NBS-5020Y

20

STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

Look around you - how many brands do you see? On any given day, we encounter around 3,500 brand messages. Brands are all around us and are part of our lives. Some have even become cultural icons - think of Apple or Coca-Cola. But why do some brands stand out from the crowd, while others are quickly forgotten? Throughout the module, you'll be unlocking the secrets of successful branding. You'll gain in-depth and practical knowledge on how to create brands, communicate brand messages to consumers and establish meaningful relationships between brands and their customers. To develop thorough knowledge and understanding of brand management, you'll study the factors and strategies that contribute to building substantial brand value. By looking at numerous examples and case studies of real-life brands, you'll uncover how organisations successfully launch brands, maintain brand value, and how they manage brands over time and geographic boundaries. You will learn through a mixture of lectures, self-directed study and interactive seminars, which will give you the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice and test your understanding of the relevant theory. This module will enable you to develop your own branding ideas and communicate them effectively through written work and presentations to your peers. Studying brand management will be particularly useful if you are interested in a career in marketing, advertising or market research.

NBS-6023Y

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB including grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points including 5 in HL French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB including French, Spanish or Japanese or 2 subjects at H1 and 4 at H2 including French, Spanish or Japanese
  • Access Course An ARTS/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3. An ability to demonstrate language proficiency at GCE A-Level grade B standard in French, Spanish or Japanese is required
  • BTEC DDM alongside a GCE A-Level or equivalent in French, Spanish or Japanese
  • European Baccalaureate 75% including 70% in French, Spanish or Japanese

Entry Requirement

You are required to have Mathematics and English Language at a minimum of Grade C or Grade 4 or above at GCSE.

A GCE A-level in French, Spanish or Japanese is required.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including writing, speaking, listening and reading):

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in all components)

We also accept a number of other English language tests. Please click here to see our full list.

If you do not meet the University's entry requirements, our INTO Language Learning Centre offers a range of university preparation courses to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study.

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further. 

Intakes

The School's annual intake is in September of each year.
  • A Level ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • International Baccalaureate 32 overall including HL French, Spanish or Japanese at grade 5 or above. If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Highers Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish. A combination of Advanced Highers and Highers may be acceptable.
  • Access Course Distinction in 30 credits at level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at level 3 accepted, alongside A-level French, Spanish or Japanese A-level grade B or above (or equivalent qualification). Humanities or Social Sciences pathway preferred. Other pathways are acceptable, please contact the University directly for further information.
  • BTEC DDM accepted alongside Grade B in French, Spanish or Japanese A-level (or equivalent qualification). BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Entry Requirement

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.
 


 

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Please click here for further information.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken a gap year.

We also welcome applications for deferred entry, believing that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and may wish to contact the appropriate Admissions Office directly to discuss this further. 

Special Entry Requirements

It is generally expected that you should have grade A at A-Level, or its equivalent, in the first language that you intend to take at honours level.  For this course, the second language can be taken from post-GCSE level, or from A-level.

Native or near-native speakers can also apply for the French and/or Spanish degree programmes, but please note that the programme followed will be different from the one advertised. It is not possible to undertake a Japanese degree if you are a native or near-native speaker of Japanese. 

Alternative Qualifications

We welcome a wide range of qualifications - for further information please email admissions@uea.ac.uk
 

 

GCSE Offer

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Service prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Service
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515