Modern Languages with Management BA

University Of Leicester, United Kingdom

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Next enrollment cycle

January 2022

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First Year Course Fee

USD 24,081

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  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
Our Modern Languages with Management BA offers you a great opportunity to gain maximum fluency in the language (or languages) of your choice whilst gaining a thorough understanding of national cultures and learning the skills and concepts of modern management.
  • You’ll benefit from our teaching excellence - Leicester is one of the top ten places in the UK to study Modern Languages (The Guardian University Guide 2021) – and will be among the first to study at the new £16 million Brookfield campus for our School of Business.
  • You can choose whether you study one or two languages from French, Italian or Spanish. If you study two languages then you can choose to study one at Beginners level - you will receive an intensive language course which brings you up to post-GCSE standard within a year. After your first year you can choose to continue studying two languages or choose only one.
  • You will study abroad for a year, where during which time you can live as a student or work as a teaching assistant, with tutors on hand to help throughout the year. We have links with universities in Belgium, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, and Latin America. Alternatively, you can take up an approved work placement. It is even possible to split the year between study abroad and work placement, giving you the best of both worlds. However, it is possible, in exceptional cases, to complete this degree in three years, without a year abroad.
  • As you study your chosen language(s), you will pay special attention to modern, contemporary language, along with development of your written skills and study of the society, culture and literature of your chosen nation(s). You will develop your written skills through the production of short pieces of creative writing and other activities, including online language learning. Oral classes in each language are conducted in small groups predominantly by native speakers.
  • Our School of Business is known for the 'Leicester Model' of management studies – an approach that challenges the status quo and seeks to give voice to those individuals, groups and societies who are traditionally overlooked in global management and organisational processes. With our distinctive approach to the study of management, you can be certain that we will provide you with a wealth of exciting learning experiences.

Enrollment Cycles

  • January 2022

Entry requirements

  • A/AS-levels: AAB-ABB at A-level including French or Spanish or Italian. Two AS-levels may be considered in place of one A-level. General Studies is accepted
  • EPQ with A-levels: ABB-BBB at A-level including French or Spanish or Italian EPQ at grade B
  • GCSE: English and Maths at minimum grade C/4
  • Access to HE Diploma: Pass Diploma with at least 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction. Plus grade B in A-level (or equivalent) in French or Spanish or Italian
  • International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma with 30 points including grade 6 in Higher Level French or Spanish or Italian. Minimum of grade 4 in SL Maths, or 5 in Maths Studies, or 3 in HL Maths if not held at GCSE. Minimum of 4 in SL English if not held at GCSE
  • BTEC Nationals: Pass Diploma at D*DD. Plus Grade B at A-level (or equivalent) in French or Spanish or Italian
  • You can choose to study and focus on just one language only; either at advanced or beginner. For Advanced level study you should have an A-level (or equivalent) in your chosen language (French or Spanish or Italian). For Beginners level study you should have an A-level (or equivalent) in a foreign language.
  • Other national and international qualifications considered. If you do not meet the entry requirements for this course, you can apply for the International Foundation Year – Society and Culture run by the Global Study Centre. The GSC provides academic support to help you progress to your chosen undergraduate degree at the University of Leicester.
  • Second Year Entry may be possible with suitable qualifications.

Selection Process

  • When considering your application, we will look for evidence that you will be able to fulfil the objectives of the course and achieve the standards required. We will take into account a range of factors including previous exam results.
  • Applicants are not normally interviewed. If you receive an offer you will be invited to visit the department.

Native speakers

  • If your native language is French, Italian or Spanish, and you wish to study this language at Leicester, you will normally be required, in the first year of study, to take English language modules in lieu of the foreign language modules in your native tongue. If you have native speaker fluency in both English and your chosen foreign language(s), you will normally be required to substitute content modules for the relevant language modules.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If your first language is not English, you may need to provide evidence of your English language ability. If you do not yet meet our requirements, our English Language Teaching Unit (ELTU) offers a range of courses to help you to improve your English to the necessary standard.

Year 1 and Summer School (two languages)

  • If you want to study two languages, one will be at Advanced level and one will be at Beginner level. So you will choose one Advanced module and one pair of Beginner modules from:
  • French Language (Advanced)
  • French Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • Italian Language (Advanced)
  • Italian Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • Spanish Language (Advanced) 1 and 2
  • Spanish Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • (It is also possible to take both languages at Advanced level if you have A-levels in both.)
  • You will also study one module from the list below. This should align with one of the languages being studied.
  • Introduction to French Studies
  • Introduction to Italian Studies
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies

You will study these two modules:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Finance and Reporting
  • Finally you will choose one module from the lists below. This should not relate to the same language as your 'Introduction to...' module.

French modules

  • Introduction to Francophonie
  • 20th Century French Literature

Italian modules

  • Authors and Genres
  • Italy Since 1945

Spanish modules

  • Latin American Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature and Film

Summer School

  • During the summer between your first and second years of study, you will attend a fully-funded Modern Languages Summer School in one of three beautiful destinations in France, Italy and Spain.
  • If you are taking one language as a Beginner-level student, you will attend the summer school for that language.
  • If you are taking two or three languages from Advanced level, then your tutors will help you decide which summer school you would most benefit from in terms of your language learning needs and experiences.

Year 1 and Summer School (single language)

Alternatively, if you want to concentrate on just one language, you will study one Advanced module or one pair of Beginner modules from:

  • French Language (Advanced)
  • French Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • Italian Language (Advanced)
  • Italian Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • Spanish Language (Advanced) 1 and 2
  • Spanish Language (Beginners) 1 and 2
  • And the accompanying 'Introduction to...' module:
  • Introduction to French Studies
  • Introduction to Italian Studies
  • Introduction to Spanish and Latin American Studies

You will study these three modules:

  • Introduction to Management
  • Business Finance and Reporting
  • Language and Society
  • Finally you will choose two modules from the lists below:

French modules

  • Introduction to Francophonie
  • 20th Century French Literature

Italian modules

  • Authors and Genres
  • Italy Since 1945

Spanish modules

  • Latin American Literature and Film
  • Introduction to Spanish Literature and Film 
  • Summer School
  • During the summer between your first and second years of study, you will attend a fully-funded Modern Languages Summer School in one of three beautiful destinations in France, Italy and Spain.
  • If you are taking one language as a Beginner-level student, you will attend the summer school for that language.
  • If you are taking two or three languages from Advanced level, then your tutors will help you decide which summer school you would most benefit from in terms of your language learning needs and experiences.

Year 2 (two languages)

If you continue with both languages you will take one Post-Advanced module and one Post-Beginner module from:

  • French Language (Post-Advanced)
  • French Language (Post-Beginners)
  • Italian Language (Post-Advanced)
  • Italian Language (Post-Beginners)
  • Spanish Language (Post-Advanced)
  • Spanish Language (Post-Beginners)
  • (It is also possible to continue both languages at Advanced level.)

You will study these two modules:

  • The Business Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice
  • Finally you will choose two modules from the lists below, which must not both relate to the same language.

French modules

  • Introduction to French Linguistics
  • Challenging Perspectives: Conflict and Relations in French Culture
  • Bande Dessinée
  • Media and Cultural Practices in France
  • French Urban Space: From City of Lights to the Banlieue

Italian modules

  • Italian Linguistics
  • History of Italian Cinema
  • Italian Society and Culture under Fascism

Spanish modules

  • The Mexican-US Borders: History, Culture, Identity
  • The Spanish Civil War in Literature and Film
  • Contemporary Mexican Cinema
  • Latino/a Literature and Culture in the United States

Cross-language modules

  • Languages in the Classroom (only available if you are studying Advanced French or Advanced Spanish)

Year 2 (single language)

If you continue with, or decide to concentrate on, a single language, you will choose one module from:

  • French Language (Post-Advanced)
  • French Language (Post-Beginners)
  • Italian Language (Post-Advanced)
  • Italian Language (Post-Beginners)
  • Spanish Language (Post-Advanced)
  • Spanish Language (Post-Beginners)

You will study these two modules:

  • The Business Environment
  • Corporate Social Responsibility: Theory and Practice
  • Finally you will choose four modules from the lists below

French modules

  • Introduction to French Linguistics
  • Challenging Perspectives: Conflict and Relations in French Culture
  • Bande Dessinée
  • Media and Cultural Practices in France
  • French Urban Space: From City of Lights to the Banlieue

Italian modules

  • Italian Linguistics
  • History of Italian Cinema
  • Italian Society and Culture under Fascism

Spanish modules

  • The Mexican-US Borders: History, Culture, Identity
  • The Spanish Civil War in Literature and Film
  • Contemporary Mexican Cinema
  • Latino/a Literature and Culture in the United States

Cross-language modules

  • The Latin World: Ancient, Medieval and Modern
  • Languages in the Classroom (only available if you are studying Advanced French or Advanced Spanish)

Year Abroad

  • The Year Abroad is a fundamental element of our Modern Languages degrees, giving you the chance to study or work in one or two countries related to your course. Alternatively, you can apply to spend a year working as a British Council language-teaching assistant or on some other work placement of your choice, subject to approval. It is even possible to split the year between study abroad and work placement, giving you the best of both worlds. However, it is possible, in exceptional cases, to complete this degree in three years, without a year abroad. 

Final Year

Depending on whether you're studying one or two languages, you will take either one or two of these modules:

  • French Language (Proficiency)
  • Italian Language (Proficiency)
  • Spanish Language (Proficiency)
  • You will take one module from:
  • Place, Branding and Tourism
  • Business in the Digital Economy
  • The Management and Shaping of Innovation
  • Cyberpsychology at Work
  • You will also take International Business.
  • Finally you will choose some modules from the lists below.
  • If you are studying two languages, you will choose two modules (which must not relate to the same language).
  • If you are studying just one language you will choose four modules.

French modules

  • Bilingual Writing and Self-Translation: Literature in a Cross-Cultural Perspective
  • Immigration and Ethnicity in Colonial and Post-Colonial France
  • Norms and Margins in French Cinema
  • Interpreting French
  • Gender and Power in Contemporary France

Italian modules

  • Contemporary Italian Fiction
  • Postwar Italian Directors
  • Visions of Modernity

Spanish modules

  • Boom Literature: Language and Creation
  • Cinematic Representations of Latin America: Local versus Global
  • The Cinema of Luis Buñuel
  • Putumayo: the History and Culture of a Latin American Conflict Zone
  • Gender in the Spanish American Development Novel: Selfhood and Society
  • Contemporary Women's Writing in Spain
  • Spain and its Others

Cross-language modules

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 1
  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages 2
  • Extended Essay
  • UK and EU Students 
  • Starting in 2021 
  • The University of Leicester has made the decision to keep fees for EU students at the same level as UK student fees for this year, despite this no longer being a UK Government requirement. £9,250 in your first year. 
  • Tuition fees are subject to government regulations and may change in future years Year Abroad: your fee will be £1,250 for that year If you are resident outside the UK and the Republic of Ireland, you will need to pay a deposit of £2,000 to secure your place. This will be subtracted from your total tuition fee.

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