International Management Studies with European Languages and Society

Study International Management Studies with European Languages and Society and graduate with a university degree

Europe’s growing integration has created a greater need than ever for graduates with business and marketing skills with knowledge of European languages and society. Similarly, increased mobility across the EU has opened up more opportunities for graduates too. Our course in International Studies with European Languages and Society enables you to take advantage of both these developments.

You’ll combine aspects of international business and marketing with studying a language (French or Spanish), plus the economic, political, social and cultural environment in which international business is conducted. You will also have the option to study a second language, or may choose to take modules in Politics, Economics, Finance or Law.

Entrance requirements

Four-year Honours degree

SQA Higher:
BBBB - one sitting.
ABBB - two sittings.

GCE A-level:

IB Diploma:
32 points

Other qualifications


Minimum entry
Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions.

Advanced entry
Not available.

Access courses:
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.

Additional information

If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.

English language requirements

If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:

  • IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill
  • Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C
  • Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component
  • IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17

More information on our English language requirements

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree.

Modes of study

Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
Available in the day.

Course contact

Dr Cristina Johnston University of Stirling
+ 44 (0) 1786 467531

Course Director

Dr Cristina Johnston

Find out more

Degree course

All students study three subjects throughout their degree. There are two compulsory pathways, namely a language (either French or Spanish) and a Business/Marketing pathway. In addition, a third pathway is chosen from a second language, Politics, Finance, Business Law or Economics. Each pathway contains modules with an international or European content.

Semesters 1 - 4

You will take the following subjects:

  • French or Spanish
  • Business or Marketing
  • One of: a second language, Politics, Finance, Business Law, Economics

Semesters 5 - 8

In Semesters 5, 7 and 8 you will follow the same pathways but have an increasing choice of options within those pathways. Semester 6 is a compulsory Study Abroad semester which, for students with French as their main language, is usually spent as an Erasmus student at either the Ecole de Management de Strasbourg or ESSEC in Cergy-Pontoise, France. Students also have the option to spend the whole of Year 3 (Semesters 5 and 6) at the Ecole de Management de Strasbourg, subject to the agreement of the Course Director. Students with Spanish as their main language would spend Semester 6 at a University in Spain.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching combines a mixture of lectures, tutorials and small group language classes. In addition, the use of information technology and native language assistants in French and/or Spanish classes encourages rapid progress. Assessment focuses on a variety of skills gained across the modules studied and ranges from translations to essays, from grammar tests to oral exams and presentations (in both English and the appropriate target language). We use both continuous assessment and final examinations throughout the degree course.

Related degrees

Our degree in International Management with European Languages and Society offers an opportunity for students to develop high-level language and communication skills, while increasing their awareness of the European and global business environments. As well as advanced study of three subject areas throughout the degree in Stirling, all students on the programme will benefit from at least one semester on Study Abroad at one of our partner institutions.

Study abroad

Semester 6 is spent studying at a university in Spain or a business school in France. Alternatively, students of French may spend the whole of Year 3 studying at the Ecole de Management, Strasbourg.

Students taking two languages may take a year out at the end of Year 2 during which they would work as a Language Assistant in France or another Francophone location, or Spain or Latin America.  They will then spend Semester 6 in the country of the second language. In this way the degree offers two lengthy periods abroad in the country of each language studied.

96% of our students are in employment or further study within six months of graduating. (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education, 2015)

Career opportunities

Graduates from this degree course will be ideally equipped for a career in international business or marketing. Not only will they have command of a language/languages, but their study of the management subjects will have been deliberately orientated towards the international context, with a particular focus on the EU.

Recent Stirling management graduates have gone on to a wide variety of jobs. These include advertising, marketing, banking and management. Graduates have secured positions with leading manufacturers and retailers, communications companies, and financial institutions, as well as with a variety of small- and medium-sized businesses. Graduates from this course would also be suited to further postgraduate study across a range of subject areas from finance to marketing.

Fees 2016/7

Overseas students (non-EU) £ 11,555.00
Scottish and EU students TBC
Students from the rest of the UK £6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years


Fees 2015/6

Overseas students (non-EU) £ 11,275.00
Scottish and EU students £ 1,820.00
Students from the rest of the UK £6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years

Please note there is an additional charge for the conferral of your degree. This will be charged at the rate applicable when you complete your studies. View more information


Please note: Scottish and EU students can apply to the Students Award Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish government.

Please note: Students from the rest of the UK can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of the tuition fees, from the Student Loan Company.

International Management Studies with European Languages and Society
  • Degree award BA (Hons)
  • UCAS Code N2R9
  • Type Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • Start date September
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