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.
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.
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If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills:
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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)||£ 11,555.00|
|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: 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.
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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.
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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.
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.