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.
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.
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Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units
English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions.
Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed.
Considered to be equivalent to 1 Higher at Grade B
If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher.
If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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.
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 11,845.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£6,750 per year for a maximum of 4 years|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£ 12,140.00|
|Scottish and EU students||£ 1,820.00|
|Students from the rest of the UK||£9250 – with a generous package of scholarship options
From 2016/7 onwards, the fees for overseas undergraduates will be held at the level upon entry.
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. 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.
You should expect to pay fees for every year you are in attendance and be aware fees are subject to revision and may increase annually. Students on programmes of study of more than one year should take this into account when applying.
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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.
You will take the following subjects:
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 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.
Full-time (three modules per semester).
Part-time (one or two modules per semester).
Available in the day.
The University of Stirling welcomes applications from all countries.
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.
Students who are on joint programmes involving both French and Spanish need to ensure that they fulfil the minimum residence requirements for both languages before completing their degrees. For many students, this can be done by undertaking an English Language assistantship in one language area (via the British Council-run scheme) and then spending Semester 6 in the other language area. Where this is not possible, students have to complete Semester 6 in one language area and a minimum of 4 weeks in the other. This 4-week period is usually completed by studying at a language during vacation periods and is done at the student’s own expense. However, we are always happy to explore other possibilities (eg nannying, au pair posts, internships, etc) with students.
"I am happy to say that studying this course was the best decision I have ever made. During my four years at Stirling I was not only able to broaden and increase my knowledge in business studies and get to know the culture and the structure of two new languages, I was also able to put my acquired knowledge into action by studying abroad indifferent countries, travelling and getting to know different education systems. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who is looking to study business studies in a global and cultural diverse context."
Katja Spanz, BA (Hons) International Management with European Languages and Society, Graduated 2016
Studying European languages and society along with International Management develops high level language and communication skills along with an understanding of European and global business environments. In an employment market that is becoming increasingly global these skills are in demand in most career sectors. The Semester abroad enables the development of cultural awareness giving students the opportunity to learn to adapt to new and changing surroundings and to work in both a team and independently building confidence and developing communication skills across different languages.
This degree also develops many useful transferable skills including:
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As part of this degree you will:
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Graduates from this degree course are ideally equipped for a career in international business or marketing with a particular focus on the EU. Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict research or ambition to the career areas listed here.
International Management with Language graduates work for a huge variety of employers and sectors, including:
The Semester of study abroad provides the ideal opportunity to develop a range of subject specific and transferable skills.
Some graduates wanting a long-term career using a language choose to take on a short-term role, such as teaching English, while living abroad and perfecting their language skills. If students undertake a placement with the British Council scheme this would be a year- long commitment. Other temporary jobs that take you abroad may be helpful, such as those in tourism.
Experience in areas such as administration and IT will be useful for many jobs that use language skills.
Students on this programme will regularly receive information about internships and job opportunities involving languages via staff in the French Department.
Graduates for this degree programme are well suited to a range of postgraduate options to include finance and marketing.