BA (Hons) International Management Studies with European Languages and Society

Open up a world of opportunities with a unique course that combines languages, international management and marketing. Where will your Stirling degree lead you?

International Management Studies with European Languages and Society

Key facts

  • Award BA (Hons)
  • Start date September 2022
  • Duration 48 months (full-time). Completing an optional British Council Language Assistantship increases the study period to 48 months or 60 months.
  • Mode of study Part-time, Full-time, Campus based
  • UCAS Code N2R9
  • Study abroad opportunities

Overview

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Multilingual graduates with a firm grasp of business and marketing are highly sought-after in the global job market. Bringing together these valuable skills, our course in International Management Studies with European Languages and Society is perfect preparation for a range of exciting career opportunities.

The course combines key aspects of Business, Management and/or Marketing with the opportunity to study Spanish and/or French. Alongside your language studies, you’ll learn about the economic, political, social and cultural environment in which international business is conducted. You’ll also have the freedom to learn an additional language, or take modules in Law, Politics, Accountancy or Economics – tailoring the specifics of your course to match your own personal ambitions.

As a student, you’ll benefit from the University of Stirling’s combined excellence in teaching both modern languages and Business, Management and Marketing. Everything you learn will be put into practice thanks to extensive opportunities to study and work in Latin America, Spain, France or another French-speaking country. This time abroad gives you a chance to experience just how valuable your new language and business skills truly are, even before you graduate.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirements for your country/region

Year 1 entry – Four-year honours

SQA Highers
ABBB – by the end of S5
AABB – by the end of S6

GCE A-levels
BBB

IB Diploma
30

BTEC (Level 3)
DDM

Essential subjects
To apply for a degree with French and Spanish you will require one these languages at Higher or A-level (or equivalent).

Widening access students
Widening access students may be eligible for an adjusted offer of entry. To find out if this applies to you go to our widening access pages.

Care-experienced applicants will be guaranteed an offer of a place if they meet the minimum entry requirements.

Year 2 entry – Three-year honours

Entry requirements

Please note, students may not take both French and Spanish at beginners’ level.

Other Scottish qualifications

Scottish HNC/HND
Year one minimum entry - Bs in graded units.

Access courses
University of Stirling access course - for mature students only. You must pass the course with 50% or above.

SWAP Access course - for mature students only. Please check the SWAP progression routes document for details.

Email our Admissions Team for advice about other access courses.

Foundation Apprenticeships
Considered to be equivalent to 1 Higher at Grade B

Other qualifications

English, Welsh and Northern Irish HNC/HND
Merits and Distinctions

English, Welsh and Northern Irish access courses
Access to Higher Education - 60 credits, minimum 45 at QCF Level 3, pass at 60% or above.

Advanced entry

Advanced entry is not available for this course.

Additional information

General entrance requirements apply

If you’ve taken exams over two sittings, repeated an exam, or been upgraded, the entrance requirements may be higher.

English language requirements

Due to disruption in English Language testing caused by COVID-19, we are accepting alternative English Language tests (including online English Language Tests).

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

  • IELTS Indicator 6.0 with 5.5 in each skill
  • Cambridge C1 Advanced (CAE) 169 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Cambridge C2 Proficiency (CPE) 180 overall with a minimum of 162 in each sub-skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) 60 overall with a minimum of 59 in each sub-skill
  • IBT TOEFL 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • IBT TOEFL Special Home Edition 78 overall with a minimum of 17 in listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking and 17 in writing
  • Trinity ISE II Pass overall and Pass in each sub-skill, ISE III Pass overall and in all sub-skills, ISE IV Pass overall and in all sub-skills
  • Aptis (4 skills) CEFR B2 overall and B2 in all sub-skills
  • Duolingo 95 overall with a minimum of 90 in all sub-skills
  • LanguageCert International ESOL B2 Communicator -  Pass with minimum 33 in each sub-skill

Last updated: 1 February 2021

If you are from India, Bangladesh, Ghana or Nigeria please also check your country/region specific page for any additional, or changes to, English language requirements.

For more information on ways that you can meet our English language requirements, including options to waive the requirement, please read our information on English language requirements.

Pre-sessional English language courses

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.

Find out more about our pre-sessional English language courses

Course details

You’ll study three subjects throughout your 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 one of the following: a second language, Politics, Finance, Business Law or Economics.

Modules

The module information below provides an example of the types of course module you may study. The details listed are for the current academic year (September 2021). Modules and start dates are regularly reviewed and may be subject to change in future years.

Course details

Teaching

You’ll be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, small group language classes, computer-based workshops and case studies. In addition, as part of your language studies, weekly written and spoken language classes taught by our team of native language assistants in French and/or Spanish encourage rapid progress. 

Assessment

Assessment focuses on a variety of skills gained across the modules studied – and ranges from translations to essays grammar tests, oral exams and presentations (in both English and the appropriate target language). We use both continuous assessment and final examinations throughout the degree.

Students do not write a final year dissertation on this programme. Instead, the Semester Abroad assessment is dissertation equivalent, involving research that is conducted through the target language (French or Spanish) and an extended piece of written and oral assessment in the target language.

Study abroad

Students on this programme usually spend Semester 6 studying at a university in Spain or Latin America or at a University or business school in France or at one of our other partners in Quebec, Morocco or Switzerland. Please note that some elements of Study Abroad can change over time and we keep students updated on these changes via regular communication from the Programme Director, as well as via our International Office.

All eligible students on this programme can also apply for an English Language Assistantship through the British Council. This is a competitive scheme and successful applicants spend a year in paid employment teaching English in France or another French-speaking country, Spain or Latin America. This usually takes place between Semester 4 and 5 and Language Assistants are normally primarily responsible for conversation classes in secondary schools in their chosen country. Some Assistantships can involve teaching in primary schools and, very occasionally, at University-level, depending on the experience of the applicant.

For students studying both French and Spanish who are eligible for the British Council scheme, an assistantship would fulfil our residence requirement for one language and you would then normally spend Semester 6 in the country of the second language. Students of French and Spanish who do not undertake an assistantship will be required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French or Spanish-speaking country). This minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time. Often this involves studying at a private language school but we have also had students who have found paid employment or internships during this period. The IMELS Programme Director and our Study Abroad Advisors in French and Spanish are happy to hear from students who have suggestions for how they want to fulfil the minimum residence requirement.

Students who are only taking one language may also apply for assistantships as well as undertaking the compulsory Semester Abroad in Semester 6.

 

 

 

Fees and funding

Fees and costs

Academic year: 2021/22 2022/23
Scottish students £1,820* £1,820 *
Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland £9,250 £9,250
European Union students £15,100 £15,900
Overseas students (non-EU) £15,100 £15,900

Scottish students

* This fee is set by the Scottish Government and is subject to change.

You will be charged the annual tuition fee each year when you enrol.

Although you’re liable for annual tuition fees, students domiciled in Scotland can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) to have tuition fees paid by the Scottish Government on their behalf. If you’re unsure of your fee status, you can check your eligibility.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you’ll be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

Students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

This tuition fee may be subject to change depending on guidance provided by the UK Government.

You will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

You can apply for financial assistance, including a loan to cover the full cost of your tuition fees, from your relevant funding body. Students from the Republic of Ireland who are living in the Common Travel Area of the UK, Islands or Ireland and are starting a course of study in Scotland in session 2021/22 will be entitled to apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for funding. See more information on the SAAS website.

We also offer additional funding – such as our Honours Year Scholarship – for students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland. See our funding opportunities below for more information.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

European Union students

For EU students starting studies in academic year 2022/23, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria.

Students from the Republic of Ireland should see the fee and funding information under England, Wales, NI and Republic of Ireland.

You will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

Overseas students (non-EU)

You will be charged the annual fee each year when you enrol. Your fees will be held at the same level throughout your course.

If you need to take additional modules or resit modules, you will be liable for an additional fee.

For more information on courses invoiced on an annual fee basis, please read our tuition fee policy.

Additional costs

There are some instances where additional fees may apply. Depending on your chosen course, you may need to pay additional costs, for example for field trips. Learn more about additional fees.

Students who are required to fulfil our minimum residence requirement (usually 4 weeks spent in a French- or Spanish-speaking country, often at a language school) should note that this minimum residence is undertaken at the student’s own expense and during vacation time. Some elements of Study Abroad change over time, including eligibility for funding, and we keep our students updated on this as regularly as possible.

Funding opportunities

See what funding opportunities and loans are available to help you with tuition and living costs.

Students domiciled in Scotland

The University of Stirling offers undergraduate funding opportunities for students domiciled in Scotland. To find out if you’re eligible to apply for an award, use our scholarship finder.

EU students

For EU students starting studies in academic year 2021/22, we will award an automatic scholarship of up to £30k over the duration of your course. This is subject to eligibility criteria.

Students domiciled in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland

The Undergraduate Choice Scholarship provides a £1,000 cash award to all students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Republic of Ireland who meet the conditions of their offer and select the University of Stirling as their Firm or Insurance choice on UCAS.

The University also offers the Undergraduate Merit Scholarship, which is awarded to selected students and provides a £1,000 cash award per year for years 1-3 of study. To be considered for the Merit Scholarship, students require a minimum of AAB at A-level or equivalent.

In addition, students from England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland who enter in year 1 and progress successfully through years 2 and 3 will receive our Honours Year Scholarship, which covers the cost of undergraduate tuition fees in the Honours year of study.

You don’t need to apply for the awards listed above - we'll automatically identify your eligibility as part of the admissions process.

To explore other scholarships and learn more about funding opportunities, use our scholarship finder.

Students domiciled overseas

The University of Stirling offers generous undergraduate funding opportunities for overseas students. To find out if you're eligible to apply for an award, use our scholarship finder.

Cost of living

If you’re domiciled in the UK, you can typically apply to your relevant funding body for help with living costs. This usually takes the form of student loans, grants or bursaries, and the amount awarded depends upon your personal circumstances and household income.

EU and overseas students won’t normally be able to claim living support through SAAS or other UK public funding bodies. You should contact the relevant authority in your country to find out if you’re eligible to receive support.

Find out about the cost of living for students at Stirling.

Payment options

We aim to be as flexible as possible, and offer a wide range of payment methods - including the option to pay fees by instalments. Learn more about how to pay.

After you graduate

What jobs can you get with an International Management and Languages degree?

International Management and Languages graduates work for a huge variety of employers and sectors, including:

  • Manufacturing
  • Retailing
  • Business services
  • Charity work
  • Media
  • Public administration
  • Teaching
  • Tourism
  • Transport and logistics

By completing this course, you’ll graduate with an international business degree that gives you a strong command of one or more languages – as well as knowledge of management subjects within a global context. This combination of skills makes you ideally equipped for careers in international business or marketing. Recent graduates have progressed to positions in advertising, marketing, banking and management for leading manufacturers and retailers, financial institutions and communications companies.

  • Sharpen your employable skills with extensive periods abroad in Spain, Latin America, France, Canada, Switzerland or Morocco.
  • Learn about the world of work with lectures and guidance from visiting experts and alumni.

Employability skills

Your employability is one of our highest priorities, and we want to make sure you have every possible advantage when you enter the job market. We offer a comprehensive employability and skills programme, including a module focusing on Languages for Employability, to help you maximise your studies and develop the attributes required by employers. We also have a dedicated Faculty Employability and Skills Officer and a Careers and Employability Service that work in partnership with academic staff to ensure you get the best out of your University experience, and are given the right opportunities to make you ready for the world of work.

Your studies will equip you with skills in the following areas, plus many more:

  • Cultural awareness
  • Team and group work
  • Creative thinking
  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Critical analysis

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