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


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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. The Management Studies element includes compulsory modules in Human Resources, Marketing, and Strategic Management. 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. 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.

Management studies forms about one third of the degree programme, giving you 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.

The other two thirds of you degree will focus on two of French and/orJapanese and/or Spanish language. 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.

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The Course Profile tab lists all the compulsory and optional modules currently available for each year of your study.

Year 1

In your first year you will take two year-long management modules ‘Introduction to Business’ and ‘Introduction to Organisational Behaviour’. There will also be language modules to develop your proficiency in  your chosen language. 

Year 2 

In your second year language and business come together; you will cover business-related topics in your core language course as well as taking two year-long management modules ‘Human Resource Management’ and ‘Principles of Marketing’. You will also continue to study French and/or Spanish and/or Japanese.

Year 3 (Year Abroad)

You will spend your third year abroad in a country where the language you are studying is spoken. This can be France, Spain or Switzerland, and also, further afield, Japan, Latin America, Africa, or Canada. This is a fantastic chance for you to explore a culture, and become familiar with how  universities, businesses or other organisations work abroad. The year abroad is also a highly valued experience that will boost your employability by developing your intercultural awareness, resourcefulness and flexibility along with your language skills. You will receive all the support you need before and during your time abroad.

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 Pau et des Pays de l’Adour Universidad de Salamanca Okayama University
Université Toulouse le Mirail Universidad de Zaragoza Ritsumeikan University
  Universidad de Murcia Ryukoku University
  Universidad de Guadalajara Waseda University
  Universidad ORT Uruguay Yokohama National University
  Universidad de Concepción, Chile Sophia University (Japan)

Native Speaker Pathway

If you are a highly proficient native or near-native speaker of French or Spanish or Japanese then you can choose to be exempted from the compulsory residence abroad element of the course. This is subject to the assessment of your spoken and written levels.

Year 4 

In your final year, you will take a further two year-long management modules ‘Strategic Management’ and a choice from a range including ‘Business Ethics’, ‘Consumer Behaviour’ and ‘Entrepreneurship and Small Businesses’. You will also take compulsory modules relating to your chosen language, including translation and composition. You will also be able to select from a number of optional modules offered by Language and Communication Studies.

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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

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS (2)

Introduction to Business is organised in thematic units across semesters 1 and 2, aiming to provide a platform for understanding the world of management and the managerial role. The module explores the business environment, key environmental drivers and functions of organisations, providing an up-to-date view of current issues faced from every contemporary enterprise such as business sustainability, corporate responsibility and internationalisation. There is consideration of how organisations are managed in response to environmental drivers. To address this aspect, this module introduces key theoretical principles in lectures and seminars are designed to facilitate fundamental study skills development, teamwork and practical application of theory. By the end of this module, students will be able to understand and apply key concepts and analytical tools in exploring the business environment and industry structure respectively.

NBS-4008Y

20

INTRODUCTION TO ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR

The overall aim of this module is for students 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 #Introduce key concepts, theories, and methodologies in organisational behaviour #Develop an understanding of the linkages between OB research, theory, and practice #Develop analytical and academic writing skills

NBS-4005Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students must select modules in two different languages. Students taking a language from Post-GCSE will take PPLF4003Y or PPLH4006Y; students must not take both of these Post-GCSE modules. Japanese is currently offered at Post A-Level only.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH POST GCSE I

This is a module for students taking their French Honours language degree from a post-GCSE starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students 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. It is only available to students taking a degree in French from post-GCSE level.

PPLF4003Y

40

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/I

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. If you have studied French abroad and are unsure what your level is, please get in touch with the module organiser as early as possible. This module is designed to develop students' existing reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on receptive skills (listening/reading) to start with. It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on receptive skills as well as textual grammar. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence. Please note that students who are found to have a level of knowledge that exceeds the level for which they have enrolled may be asked to withdraw from the module at the teacher's discretion.

PPLF4016A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH 1/II

A course for students with a French A-Level, Intermediate French, or any other equivalent qualification. This module continues the work done in PPLF4016A, in developing students' reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on productive skills (writing/speaking). It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar which will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on productive skills and textual grammar including summary techniques. Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers. This module is not available to French native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLF4017B

20

POST A-LEVEL JAPANESE LANGUAGE 1

A course in Japanese for students with Japanese A-level, having passed Japanese Language Proficiency Test N4, or holding any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and language learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop understanding of the diversity in Japanese society. 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. This module can be taken in any year. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLJ4057Y

40

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/I

A course in Spanish for students with Spanish A-Level, Intermediate Spanish, or any other equivalent qualification. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. This module can be taken in any year. (Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers.) Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4025A

20

POST A-LEVEL SPANISH 1/II

A course in Spanish for students who have completed Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A) or equivalent. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and understanding, in addition to study and research skills. Key components include exploring issues for the development of intercultural competence and learning to articulate the employability skills developed as part of the module. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Grammar notions and topics for discussion are different from those in Post A-Level Spanish 1/I (PPLH4025A).(Alternative slots may be available depending on student numbers). Orals are arranged separately. This module is not available to native speakers or those with equivalent competence.

PPLH4026B

20

SPANISH POST- GCSE I

This is a module for students taking their Spanish Honours language degree from a post-GCSE starting point. The need for significant progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking is met with the intensive teaching that this module provides. The aim is to equip students 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. It is only available to students taking a degree in Spanish from post-GCSE level.

PPLH4006Y

40

Students must study the following modules for 40 credits:

Name Code Credits

HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

This module builds on what students have learnt about managing people in organisational behaviour (NBS-4005Y). It introduces the topic of HRM and raises awareness of how the HR function can contribute to the business in providing competitive advantage. It will cover the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to be an effective people manager but will also help prepare students for a career in HR. The module provides a good grounding in the key areas of managing human resources including employee resourcing; managing the employment relationship and managing employee performance.

NBS-5011Y

20

PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING

This module is a general introduction and foundational grounding to Marketing. It is concerned with marketing functions of an organisation and seeks to develop awareness and understanding of marketing as an integrated business activity. It focuses on the theoretical frameworks which underpin an organisation's responses to market demand. Additionally, it considers examples of marketing programmes for a variety of organisational contexts to provide an industry perspective to theory. It is suitable for all UEA students and is a stand-alone module.

NBS-4006Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

Students must select modules that are the continuation of the Honours language modules taken in their first year.. Students taking a language from Post-GCSE will take PPLF5006Y or PPLH5010Y; students must not take both of these Post-GCSE modules.

Name Code Credits

FRENCH POST-GCSE II

This year-long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE entry students and is the continuation of French post-GCSE I. It is co-taught with the Post A-Level French Language 1/1 and 1/2 modules. This module is designed to develop students' existing reading/listening/writing and speaking skills, with a particular focus on receptive skills (listening/reading) during the first semester, and on productive skills (writing and speaking) during the second semester. It promotes autonomous learning and independent/group research. The aim is to equip students with a solid grammatical, lexical and cultural basis which will then be enhanced and built upon in subsequent years. Alongside academic skills, the module's objectives include developing intercultural competence and employability skills to allow for a range of applications of students' learning. The module consists of four contact hours per week: an hour grammar seminar will provide students with opportunities to review and practise essential grammar points, an oral hour focusing on speaking practice, and a two hour seminar whose focus will be to work on receptive skills as well as textual grammar during the autumn semester, and on productive skills and textual grammar including summary techniques in the spring.

PPLF5006Y

40

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/I

This semester-long Japanese language module is compulsory for all second-year students of Japanese (single- or double-honours) who have previously taken Post A-Level Japanese 1/I and 1/II. In this module, students use the content- based textbook to learn about Japanese language and culture from various perspectives.

PPLJ5155A

20

MODERN JAPANESE LANGUAGE HONOURS 2/II

This module is a continuation of Modern Japanese Language Honours 2/I. In this module, students will further develop an intermediate to advanced level of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills on various topics including social and cultural aspects of Japan.

PPLJ5156B

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/I

This semester-long Spanish language module is 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 I. Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5053A

20

POST A LEVEL SPANISH LANGUAGE 2/II

This semester-long module is compulsory for all second-year Spanish Honours students as well as being an option for any student who has done Post A-Level Spanish language 2/I (or equivalent). Its aim is to build up language proficiency and cultural awareness of Spain and Latin America. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs.

PPLH5154B

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/I

This French Honours language module is compulsory for all second-year Single Honours French students. It is designed to 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. (Alternative groups will be available for seminars.)

PPLF5148A

20

POST A-LEVEL FRENCH LANGUAGE 2/II

This module is the continuation of the Post A-Level French Language 2/I module and is compulsory for all second year French Honours students. There is a core element to this module which takes up the objectives of Post A-Level French Language 2/I in a translation hour (D2 or E3) and a year abroad preparation oral class. There are two additional strands. Each student will take one of these strands: i) Introduction to Interpreting (obligatory for Translation and Interpreting Double Honours students) (A3*B4), or ii) French for Business and Law (obligatory for Language with Management Studies students) (A7*A8). Students on other degree programmes will be asked to state a preference in the Autumn semester.

PPLF5149B

20

SPANISH POST GCSE II

This year-long module is for Year 2 post-GCSE students and is the continuation of Spanish post-GCSE I. This module aims to enable students to build on, and further enhance, existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. It is designed to build up linguistic proficiency, cultural knowledge and learning skills in preparation for the year abroad. A key component is the exploration of themes that develop intercultural competence. Specific aspects of language are revisited and consolidated at a higher level. The emphasis lies on enhancing essential grammar notions and vocabulary areas in meaningful contexts, whilst developing knowledge of contemporary life and society that focuses on culture and current affairs. Students join Post A-Level Spanish 2 for some lectures and seminars.

PPLH5010Y

40

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

YEAR ABROAD

A compulsory year abroad for students taking one or more honours language(s). Satisfactory completion of the year abroad, as defined by the School Board, is necessary for registration in the following year.

PPLA5027Y

120

Students must study the following modules for 20 credits:

Name Code Credits

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

This module aims to develop your understanding of the principles and practices of strategic management. It builds on business management concepts developed during the first and second years, and while the focus of the module is on strategic management as a managed process, the module also takes into account differences in strategy perspectives, external and internal organizational contexts and at its heart achieving sustainable competitive advantage. As a third year module, you are required to understand strategic management within the broad context of current debates and contemporary issues as they influence business management in the global economy.

NBS-6009Y

20

Students will select 80 credits from the following modules:

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

Name Code Credits

FRENCH ORAL AND WRITTEN COMPOSITION

This is an academic module designed to systematise and expand linguistic capacities through critical use of existing competence. Main activities: textual analysis, written composition, formal oral presentations. The module is compulsory for all final-year French Honours students and for second-year language and communication students identified as students with (near) native competence in French and is also open to visiting/exchange students. Taught in French.

PPLF6004A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/1

This module is compulsory for all final-year Japanese Honours students. In this module, students develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening at an advanced level. Various genres of reading materials will be used throughout the semester and students will also develop their presentation skills with project work.

PPLJ6010A

20

JAPANESE HONOURS LANGUAGE 3/II

This module, which is compulsory for all final year Japanese Honours students, aims to enhance the existing language competence to a higher standard. Main activities include formal oral presentations and research on a chosen topic which is submitted as an essay as one of the final pieces of work.

PPLJ6011B

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: ADVANCED HISPANIC STUDIES

This module develops the students' Spanish language skills at an advanced level. It fosters an understanding of various Spanish language features and develops critical cultural awareness. Specific components of grammar at a higher level are revisited, problematic areas identified for improvement and academic writing skills are further developed. The module offers the opportunity of exploring the components that control the use of language when communicating in Spanish. The oral component of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening and widening vocabulary at a higher level. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish. Assessment commensurate with credit value. (NB: Alternative groups available depending on student numbers). It is also open to second year language and communication students with near native competence in Spanish and some visiting/exchange students. However, it is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students.

PPLH6007A

20

SPANISH HONOURS 3: WORLD SPANISHES

This module offers the opportunity to develop your Spanish speaking, listening, reading and writing skills at an advanced level. The main objective is to further develop higher level language skills and raise awareness of linguistic issues to aid inclusion and immersion in Spanish-speaking countries. It covers the exploration of the varieties of the Spanish language from a linguistic point of view and the variations of the Spanish language through the analysis and identification of extracts of spoken texts. The oral element of the module focuses on improving speaking and listening skills, whilst widening vocabulary. This module is conducted entirely in Spanish. Assessment commensurate with credit value. (NB: Alternative groups available depending on student numbers). It is also open to second year language and communication students with near native competence in Spanish and some visiting/exchange students. However, it is not suitable for native Spanish speaking visiting/exchange students.

PPLH6006B

20

TRANSLATION (ENGLISH TO FRENCH)

This module, which is compulsory for all final year French Honours students, aims to enhance translation skills and involves English into French translation. It is also open to second-year language and communication students with (near) native competence in French and/or visiting/exchange students.

PPLF6005B

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

BUSINESS ETHICS

This module explores some of the ethical questions raised by modern business practice in a global context. Ethical theories based on philosophy are central to the module. However, no prior knowledge of philosophy is assumed. Learning and teaching on the module emphasises the practical application of theory and research.

NBS-5006Y

20

CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR

This module develops and expands knowledge, understanding, and awareness of consumer behaviour and the multiple influences that shape the role of a consumer in a market society. Drawing on a wide range of multidisciplinary theoretical perspectives from social sciences and beyond, the module explores the complexity of consumer behaviour in individual, collective, social, and organisational settings and its far reaching implications in society for individuals, markets, businesses, organisations, and the government. The module challenges conventional ideas about consumer, consumption, market structures, and market society and opens up horizons about how the economy and society can respond to such behaviours.

NBS-6008Y

20

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SMALL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT

This module aims to provide students with knowledge of the significance of entrepreneurship and the small business sector within the economy, and research-led understanding of the factors that affect the small business birth, growth, success and failure

NBS-6010Y

20

MARKETING COMMUNICATIONS

This module introduces students to the concepts, theories, and techniques involved in managing an organisation's integrated marketing communications campaigns. The module considers issues that arise in planning, implementing and managing marketing communications strategies across different media channels. These include print and broadcast advertising, PR, sponsorships, product placements, sales promotions and event-marketing as well as direct and digital marketing. Besides critically evaluating current promotional strategies for existing brands, students are required to develop, design and present a new marketing communications project of their own, which includes a practical element to design an appropriate print or TV advertisement.

NBS-5020Y

20

STRATEGIC BRAND MANAGEMENT

The module focuses on brand management. It takes a very pragmatic approach, showing through numerous case studies how organisations launch brands, establish and maintain brand equity, and how they manage brands over time and geographic boundaries. To develop a knowledge and understanding of brand management, students study the factors and strategies that contribute to building brand equity. The lectures will be supported by a series of seminar sessions which allow students to experience the practical application of the module syllabus and to test their understanding of the relevant theories. This module is particularly useful for students aiming at careers 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. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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 Level.  For beginner's level French, GCSE grade B or grade 5 French is required. 

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

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
  • Scottish Highers At least one Advanced Higher preferred in addition to Highers
  • Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including French, Japanese or Spanish
  • Irish Leaving Certificate AABBBB
  • Access Course Arts/Humanities/Social Science pathway preferred. Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM, an ARTS/Humanities subject preferred. Also required, GCE A-Level or equivalent grade B or above in French, Japanese or Spanish
  • European Baccalaureate 75% overall

Entry Requirement

It is generally expected that you should have at least Grade B at A-Level, or its equivalent, in one of the languages that you intend to take at honours level.

If you would like to study two honours languages, you will only be able to take one from below A-level standard.

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 (SELT): 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

Language and Communication Studies does not currently interview all applicants for undergraduate entry as standard, however we do offer the opportunity to meet with an academic individually on an Applicant Day in order to gain a deeper insight into the course(s) you have applied for. Some candidates with non-standard qualifications, or who have been out of full-time education for some time, may be invited to attend for interview.

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. 

Alternative Qualifications

We encourage you to apply if you have alternative qualifications equivalent to our stated entry requirement. Please contact our Admissions team for details.

GCSE Offer

Students are required to have GCSE Mathematics and English at Grade C or above.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: Home and EU Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for Home and EU students and for details of the support available.

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. 

Home/EU - The University of East Anglia offers a range of Bursaries and Scholarships.  To check if you are eligible please visit the website.

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Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support: International Students

Tuition Fees

Please see our webpage for further information on the current amount of tuition fees payable for International Students.

Scholarships

We offer a range of Scholarships for International Students – please see our website for further information.

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 Office prior to applying please do contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office (Language and Communication Studies)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

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

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

    Next Steps

    We already know that your university experience will be life-changing, wherever you decide to go. At UEA, we also want to make that experience brilliant, in every way. Explore these pages to see exactly how we do this…

    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