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BA in Modern Language and Business & Management (French) (Full Time)

University of Manchester

Bachelor Degree , Modern Languages

Course Description

Our BA Modern Language and Business and Management (French) course will give you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of French-speaking countries, as well as in the principles of business and management and their application in global workplaces.

Language study offers much more than just language fluency. You'll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society, history, politics and literature of the countries in which French is spoken, helping you to develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.

You can vary the focus on either Business and Management or French Studies from year to year after the first year to tailor your degree to your interests.

You'll benefit from excellent teaching, student support and cutting-edge study facilities, as well as from the vibrancy and cultural diversity of Manchester itself, Western Europe's most multilingual city.

With placement options available at partner universities and in professional environments in several French-speaking countries, a compulsory third year abroad gives our undergraduate students unforgettable and invaluable personal and professional experience.

Our BA Modern Language and Business and Management (French) course will give you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of French-speaking countries, as well as in the principles of business and management and their application in global workplaces. Language study offers much more than just language fluency. You'll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society,...

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Entry Requirements

A-level

Grades ABB PLUS GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (or English Language) and Maths both grade B/6.

Clarification on GCSEs, regarding Modern Language and Business and Management programmes

If you are taking a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language, then you will need B/6 in both that Language and in Maths, but only C/4 in English Language.  if you are not taking a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language, then you will need B/6 in both English Language and Maths.

AS-level

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

Unit grade information

The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit information where available.  Like all other information provided by applicants this may be taken into consideration when assessing your application.  Unit grades will not normally form part of an offer conditions.

GCSE

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of GCSE/iGCSE English Language.

Applicants must also have achieved a Grade B/6 in Mathematics, plus a B/6 in either a Modern Foreign Language. If you do not have a GCSE in a Modern Language, we will accept B/6 English Language instead.

If you have achieved a Grade B/5 (in the newly reformed GCSEs in England) or a C* (in the newly reformed GCSEs in Northern Ireland) in a Modern Language than you should still apply.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above.

English language

All applicants to the University (from the UK and Overseas) are required to show evidence of English Language proficiency.  The minimum English Language requirement for this course is either:

  • GCSE English Language grade C  /  4, or;
  • IELTS 7.0, or;
  • An acceptable equivalent qualification.

Please note that if you hold English as a second language iGCSE qualification, we may also require you to offer one of  our acceptable equivalent English Language qualifications  or achieve a higher grade in your iGCSE than the one stated above. Please contact the academic School for clarification.

The UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires that every student from outside the UK and the EU must show evidence of a minimum level of English Language in order to be granted a UK visa (Tier 4 visa) to study at undergraduate or postgraduate level. This level is often referred to as the 'B2 level'.

Additionally, our individual Schools may ask for specific English Language proficiency levels that are necessary for their academic programmes. In most cases these requirements are likely to be higher than the B2 level. Further information about our English Language policy, including a list of some of the English Language qualifications we accept, can be found  here .

English language test validity

Some English Language test results are only valid for two years. Your English Language test report must be valid on the start date of the course.

A-level Grades ABB PLUS GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language (or English Language) and Maths both grade B/6. Clarification on GCSEs, regarding Modern Language and Business and Management programmes If you are taking a GCSE in a Modern Foreign Language, then you will need B/6 in both that Language and in Maths, but only...

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Assessment Methods

You will be assessed in various ways, including:

  • written and oral examinations;
  • presentations;
  • coursework (which may include library research, linguistic fieldwork and data collection, or web-based research);
  • in your final year, a dissertation based on a research topic of your choice.

Assessment methods vary from course unit to course unit - see individual course unit listings for more information.

You will be assessed in various ways, including: written and oral examinations; presentations; coursework (which may include library research, linguistic fieldwork and data collection, or web-based research); in your final year, a dissertation based on a research topic of your choice. Assessment methods vary from course unit...

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