Plymouth Business School

BA (Hons) Business Studies

Develop skills essential for modern management and become an independent and entrepreneurial business leader with an analytical approach to problem solving and business analytics. This knowledge and skill, combined with the experience gained on your placement year, will give you the best launch pad into your business career.

UCAS tariff
240
UCAS course code
N100
Institution code
P60
Duration
4 years
(includes mandatory placement)
Start date
September 2014
Course type
Full-time
Location
Plymouth

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Check if this course has places through Clearing, from 14 August 2014.

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  • Friday 22 August - 9.00am - 4.00pm

We will help you find available course places and let you know if you are eligible to apply.

Key features

• Gain wide and varied knowledge in all the main business disciplines.

• Take the opportunity to study a language, at every stage of the course. 

• Choose from a wide variety of modules to equip you for the diverse world of business. Some modules you can choose to study include World of Enterprise, Women in Business, Entrepreneurial Thought and Action, Essentials of Marketing and Charity Fundraising Management

• Join our business-savvy graduates in commercial, manufacturing and service organisations such as MasterCard, INTEL, Marks & Spencer, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shell, Gillette, Deutsche Bank and Rolls-Royce.


Course details

  • Year 1
  • In your first year, you will gain knowledge in the core disciplines of business, along with a choice of elective modules designed to support the core subjects or introduce you to new areas of study. You can also choose to study a foreign language as an elective, which you can continue to study throughout your degree.To help you settle into University life, you'll take part in a series of personal development activities.
    Core modules
    • ABF107 Business Accounting

      Business Accounting introduces accounting as the measurement, recording and communication of financial information for the purpose of business decision making in the context of risk, sustainability and liquidity. Business Accounting exposes the practical application of a range of relevant accounting techniques which enable effective decision making process. On successful completion of the module students should be able to prepare report and analyse the key financial statements for decision making purposes.

    • ECN106 Economics for Business

      This module provides an introduction to economics in a business context. It explores some basic concepts and techniques involved in economic analysis at an introductory level, and considers the relevance of economics, and of the economic environment, to business decision-making.

    • BSO105 Entrepreneurial Thought and Action

      The module will provide participants with an introduction to the themes of Being Enterprising, ethics and Education for Sustainable Development (EfSD). It will develop a range of academic and professional skills including: consulting, researching (multimedia); academic writing; feedback and reflection; professional presentation skills; team working, leadership and project management. The module has an action research focus and will explore entrepreneurship in a variety of organisational contexts (e.g. social enterprise, not for profit, SME's, public sector, private enterprise).

    • HRS101C Organisational Behaviour

      This module introduces students to the study of individuals and groups within the organisational context.

    • BSO104 World of Enterprise

      This module will introduce students to the key concept of enterprise. There will be a consideration enterprise in the form of organisations, entrepreneurial activity, initiative and resourcefulness and projects. The module will provide the foundation knowledge of how organisations work with a focus on people, process and outputs. The changing global context and digital nature of information will be covered as will emerging models of business. There will be an emphasis on people in organisations and sustainability.

    Optional modules
    • ELC101C English for Academic Purposes

      This module develops students' level of English in order to operate effectively in an academic context at stage one.

    • MKT102 Essentials of Marketing

      Aimed at Business students this module examines the philosophy and functional activities that comprise the business area known as of Marketing. It considers the application of this concept across a range of organisations and markets, focusing on achieving competitive advantage through the development of marketing mixes based around customer centrality.

    • FREX01 French 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • FREX02 French 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • FREX03 French 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • FREX400 French Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from French 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • GERX01 German 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • GERX02 German 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • BSO106 Information for Business Decisions

      This module introduce students to the key concepts of digital organisation, the interaction between the different roles of Information Management and business processes, especially problem-solving and decision-making at individual, work group, and organisation levels.

    • LNG100C International Communications

      This module helps students prepare for working life in the globalised world in which interaction with other cultures is crucial to success. It introduces theories of cultural difference and intercultural communication, and illustrates their application in business / professional situations, using examples from a range of significant countries.

    • MANX001 Mandarin Chinese 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • MATH186C Mathematics for Business

      The module aims to provide a foundation in the mathematical skills required to manipulate and interpret quantitative business data and to use quantitative techniques to aid business decision making. This module will enable all students to reach a suitable level of competency regardless of their mathematical background.

    • SPNX01 Spanish 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • SPNX02 Spanish 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • SPNX03 Spanish 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • SPNX400 Spanish Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from Spanish 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • HTM110C The Tourism Industry

      The module is intended to increase student awareness of commercial operations in tourism.

  • Year 2
  • Your second year will be an introduction to how and why businesses innovate and an examination of how and why enterprise is critical for them to prosper. Your focus will be on the main functional areas of business activity, their role in the business world and techniques used in those areas. You will also explore concepts of innovation and entrepreneurship and prepare for your placement year.
    Core modules
    • BSO202 Enterprise and Innovation

      Enterprise and entrepreneurship; risk analysis and management; invention, innovation and diffusion; economics of innovation; market structure and innovation; innovation and competitive advantage; protecting innovation; the public sector innovation; innovation and economic growth; managing and developing innovation.

    • BSO205 Introduction to Operations Management

      Operations, the activity of producing, delivering and supporting goods and services, lies at the heart of businesses. This module introduces the major themes of how this can be done in practice, describing the challenges faced across the goods-services range of industries. It further develops an appreciation of organisational responses to operational issues and the decisions, techniques and technologies which are used to meet them.

    • HRS203 Managing People

      This module provides an overview of organisational activities which are characterised as people management.

    • MKT202 Marketing Fundamentals

      This module examines the concepts that underpin marketing as both a business philosophy and a functional activity. It considers the application of these concepts in all types of organisations and markets. The module focuses on achieving competitive advantage through the development of marketing mixes founded upon the centrality of the customer.

    • EPIE200 Placement Preparation

      This module is aimed at students who will be undertaking an industrial placement in the third year of their degree. It is designed to build on skills learned in Stage 1 and helps students in their search for a placement, and in their preparation for the placement itself.

    • PDP200 Professional Development Planning

    Optional modules
    • BSO208 An Introduction to International Business

    • BSO200 Business Ethics

    • LAW2205 Consumer Law

      You’ll take a wide view of various aspects of consumer law, looking into practical ways in which common consumer grievances can be resolved.Working in groups, you’ll investigate a chosen topic of interest in more detail.

    • ECN254 Economics of Business Organisations

      This module applies economic concepts and theories to the analysis of business decision-making.

    • ECN255 Economics of Public Policy

      Public policies and the public sector play a key role in modern economies. In this module, the role of government is analysed and critically discussed. We develop economic theories and concepts relevant to the analysis of public policy, and apply them to selected policy issues.

    • ELC201 English for Academic Purposes

    • BSO210 Entrepreneurship

      The module aims to provide grounding in the quantitative techniques used for modelling and analysis in business, economics and finance. It introduces students to a range of mathematical methods and the application of those methods to the analysis of real-world issues.

    • FREX01 French 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • FREX02 French 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • FREX03 French 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • FREX400 French Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from French 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • FREX500 French Advanced 2

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 1, or for other students who have pursued their study of the foreign language beyond A level or its equivalent. It will further extend their ability to communicate in more complex situations and their understanding of the structures of the language. Particular attention is paid to developing skills of relevance to a study or work placement in the foreign country.

    • FREX600 French Advanced 3

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 2, and is normally aimed at final year advanced students of the foreign language who have not had an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It enables them to build on the advanced language skills that they have already acquired and apply these to more specialised and complex situations (such as presentation and translation).

    • FREX700 French Advanced 4

      This module is normally taken by final year students of the foreign language who have completed an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It builds on their increased fluency and confidence, and their personal experience of the foreign culture, and enables them to develop the application of their skills in more sophisticated and demanding situations.

    • GERX01 German 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • GERX02 German 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • BSO211 International Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

      This module deals with issues in the Global Supply Chain, this would typically involve, logistics, customer service, inventory management, transportation, materials handling, management of logistical information, inbound logistics and purchasing, the global logistics environment, supply chain strategy(ies), performance measurement.

    • MANX001 Mandarin Chinese 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • MKT206 Professional Sales

      This module examines the key aspects of professional selling, based upon accepted sales practices. These include the identification of prospects, the use of consultative sales techniques to gain the order, and the use of post-sale service to engender good will amongst customers and to encourage repeat purchase. It provides participants with the basic skills to achieve each aspect of the selling process, while encouraging them to temper these abilities with strong ethical considerations.

    • BUS229 Shaping the Future: creating sustainable organisations

      This interdisciplinary module develops students' ability to assess how organisations can adapt, innovate and thrive in response to the macro social, economic and environmental forces impacting society and organisations. The module develops an awareness of the key physical, structural, social and moral challenges faced and encourages students to develop innovative systems thinking approaches to how organisations can adapt to, mitigate against and capitalise on this unprecedented period of intense and unpredictable change.

    • SPNX01 Spanish 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • SPNX02 Spanish 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • SPNX03 Spanish 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • SPNX400 Spanish Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from Spanish 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • SPNX500 Spanish Advanced 2

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 1, or for other students who have pursued their study of the foreign language beyond A level or its equivalent. It will further extend their ability to communicate in more complex situations and their understanding of the structures of the language. Particular attention is paid to developing skills of relevance to a study or work placement in the foreign country.

    • SPNX600 Spanish Advanced 3

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 2, and is normally aimed at final year advanced students of the foreign language who have not had an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It enables them to build on the advanced language skills that they have already acquired and apply these to more specialised and complex situations (such as presentation and translation).

    • SPNX700 Spanish Advanced 4

      This module is normally taken by final year students of the foreign language who have completed an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It builds on their increased fluency and confidence, and their personal experience of the foreign culture, and enables them to develop the application of their skills in more sophisticated and demanding situations.

  • Year 3
  • Get paid to practise your marketing skills in private or public sector businesses while enhancing your CV and self-confidence. Train as you gain experience, with support from your placement employer and academic staff.
    Core modules
    • EPIE300 Placement Year

      The placement year consists of an extended period of appropriate professional experience in a business or organisation. It allows the student to gain relevant experience to consolidate their studies and prepare for final stage study and employment after graduation. Students on BA International Business may also undertake a study placement at an approved partner institution.

    • EPIE301 The Placement Project

      This module requires students to produce a project relating to their placement experience.

  • Final year
  • Corporate strategy underpins your fourth year; you will focus on understanding strategy from the managerial perspective and examine its effect on business activities. You will also study the key functional business areas of marketing management, financial management, operations management and human resources management. Building on your year out, you will delve deeper into a specific topic for your final thesis.
    Core modules
    • BSO309 Project

      This module enables the student to integrate knowledge and skills to develop a specialist area of knowledge and, with supervision, conduct their own investigation and report their findings.

    • BSO305 Strategic Analysis and Research Methods

    Optional modules
    • MKT308 Charity Fundraising Management

      The module will provide participants a detailed understanding of the principles and practice of fundraising. It is structured to mirror the process of fundraising management and by the end of the program participants will have developed a fundraising plan for a charity or non-profit organisation of their choice. We provide an introduction to both the non-profit sector and the concept of philanthropy before considering fundraising planning and each major form of fundraising in turn.

    • LAW3064 Consumer Law

      A module designed to provide an overview of the various aspects of consumer law and to inculcate an essentially practical approach to the resolution of the more common examples of consumer grievances. This module cannot be taken in combination with LAW3069.

    • LAW3067 Consumer Protection and Marketing Law

      This is a group-based module within which the group size varies between two and four students and for which there is a pre-requisite of study on the Consumer Law module.

    • BMG310 Current Issues in Information Technology

      The module reviews the latest in IT practice and research and its relevance to the management discipline. It covers topics such as legislation, ethics, security, sustainability and corporate governance and the role IT plays in these.

    • BMG301 Current Issues in Management

      This module exposes students to current debates within the field of business and management. The content will be fluid as it will draw on contemporary case studies, technological innovation, government legislation and philosophical, ethical or environmental debates.

    • HRS300 Employee Relations

    • ELC305 English for Academic Purposes

    • ELC307 English for Global Communication

    • BSO314 Enterprise Creation

      The module offers the opportunity to develop the skills and understanding necessary to write a professional business plan and bid for venture capital funding.

    • BSO315 Enterprise Portfolio

      The `Enterprise Portfolio¿ is an individual project- based assignment which aims to integrate a critical evaluation of the enterprise concept with active learning centred on an enterprising activity or initiative and a forward looking personal evaluation.

    • HRS309 Equality and Diversity in the Workplace

      The module provides a broad understanding of equality and diversity in the workplace. The module considers the perspectives and paradigms which underpin organisational choices in managing diversity effectively, exploring organisational equality and diversity at the levels of strategy and operational practice, and how group and individual identities are constructed in the workplace.

    • ABF301 Financial Management

      This module aims to develop the student's understanding of, and skills in, financial management and corporate finance. Topics covered in the module include working capital management, investment approval under uncertainty, risk management, efficient markets, cost of capital, company valuation and restructuring.

    • FREX01 French 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • FREX02 French 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • FREX03 French 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • FREX400 French Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from French 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • FREX500 French Advanced 2

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 1, or for other students who have pursued their study of the foreign language beyond A level or its equivalent. It will further extend their ability to communicate in more complex situations and their understanding of the structures of the language. Particular attention is paid to developing skills of relevance to a study or work placement in the foreign country.

    • FREX600 French Advanced 3

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 2, and is normally aimed at final year advanced students of the foreign language who have not had an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It enables them to build on the advanced language skills that they have already acquired and apply these to more specialised and complex situations (such as presentation and translation).

    • FREX700 French Advanced 4

      This module is normally taken by final year students of the foreign language who have completed an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It builds on their increased fluency and confidence, and their personal experience of the foreign culture, and enables them to develop the application of their skills in more sophisticated and demanding situations.

    • GERX01 German 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • GERX02 German 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • HRS307 Human Resource Management

      Consideration of HR strategy and current developments in the management of human resources in modern organisations operating within complex environments.

    • HRS302 International and Comparative HRM

      Students are introduced to: the implications of globalisation for HRM and labour, the particular human resource management problems confronted by Multinational organisations; human resource management systems in a range of different national contexts; and the social dimension of the EU and its implications for HRM.

    • ECN317 International Trade and International Finance

      This module explores the economic implications of globalisation by investigating current trends in international trade and capital markets. Students on the module will investigate major trends in international trade, why trade occurs and why governments intervene and the balance of payments, exchange rates and the international monetary system, and discuss the implications of the globalisation of economic activity.

    • HRS311 Leadership Practice

      Through study, reflection and exercises, this module seeks to explore the development of knowledge and embed the practice of doing leadership. The aim is to use theory and practice for effective leading at multi-levels: self, others, teams and workplaces. It enables the development of an understanding of what it is to be an effective leader.

    • HRS308 Learning and Development in the Workplace

      The module introduces students to the principles and practice of learning and development (L&D) in the workplace. It provides an understanding of the contribution of learning and development at both the strategic and operational levels of the business. Through seminar activities and assessment, students will have the opportunity to learn how to research, design and deliver learning and development programmes and strategies. The module is suitable for students wishing to work in: (1) an L&D function and (2) line-management position in any industry.

    • BMG305 Managing Change

      This module considers the importance of change within an organisation and examines the interrelationships and interactions between employees, changes in strategic direction and processes, and organisational effectiveness.

    • MANX001 Mandarin Chinese 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • MKT305 Marketing Management

      The module is designed to provide business students with an understanding of the essential elements of the marketing management process. It explores the way in which marketing strategies can be developed and implemented in business organisations, and the relationship between marketing and other functional areas of management.

    • BSO304 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage

      This module brings a strategic and problem-focused view to operations management, concentrating on spheres key to operations based competitive advantage, both in goods and service based industries. Particular consideration is given to operations strategy, supply chain management, lean thinking, performance measurement, quality management, project management and topical developments.

    • BMG302 Organisational Leadership

      A multi-layered perspective examines the role of leadership in relation to structural, social, political, cultural and psychological processes at individual, team, organisational and national levels. The ethical and moral responsibilities of corporate leaders are critiqued as is the inter-relationship between leadership, governance, decision-making and change.

    • SPNX01 Spanish 1

      This module is designed for beginners in the language, or those whose previous qualification/experience is not equivalent to GCSE grade B. It develops communicative competence at a basic level, enabling students to establish and maintain adequate social relations with speakers of a foreign language, negotiate everyday needs in a foreign country, and communicate using spoken and simple written language in a limited social or work setting.

    • SPNX02 Spanish 2

      This module is designed for students whose previous qualification/experience in the language is at least equivalent to GCSE grade B, or as a progression from Basic. It develops communicative competence at an intermediate level, improving students' ability to establish social and working relations with speakers of the language, to understand key aspects of the target culture, and to handle useful routine writing and reading tasks.

    • SPNX03 Spanish 3

      This module is aimed at students whose previous experience in the language is equivalent to AS level, or as a progression from Intermediate 1. It develops their ability to use both the spoken and written language effectively beyond routine situations, to establish and maintain effective social and working relations with speakers of the foreign language, and to understand key aspects of the target culture.

    • SPNX400 Spanish Advanced 1

      This module is aimed at students with A level or equivalent in the foreign language, or as a progression from Spanish 3. It aims to consolidate knowledge of grammar and vocabulary and to provide a firm base for future studies. At the same time the student's communicative competence is developed through the study of materials of relevance to the foreign country today.

    • SPNX500 Spanish Advanced 2

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 1, or for other students who have pursued their study of the foreign language beyond A level or its equivalent. It will further extend their ability to communicate in more complex situations and their understanding of the structures of the language. Particular attention is paid to developing skills of relevance to a study or work placement in the foreign country.

    • SPNX600 Spanish Advanced 3

      This module is designed as a progression from Advanced 2, and is normally aimed at final year advanced students of the foreign language who have not had an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It enables them to build on the advanced language skills that they have already acquired and apply these to more specialised and complex situations (such as presentation and translation).

    • SPNX700 Spanish Advanced 4

      This module is normally taken by final year students of the foreign language who have completed an extended period of residence in the foreign country. It builds on their increased fluency and confidence, and their personal experience of the foreign culture, and enables them to develop the application of their skills in more sophisticated and demanding situations.

    • HRS310 Women in Business

      This module is for anyone who is interested in women in the World of business. It aims to address the 'invisibility' of women in the mainstream business course literature by exploring gender perspectives in specific work contexts (e.g. large corporate, SME, micro, self- employed, informal economy). The module tackles contemporary issues, debating topics that are simultaneously enlightening and inspiring, as well as disconcerting and raw.

The modules shown for this course or programme are those being studied by current students, or expected new modules. Modules are subject to change depending on year of entry.

Entry requirements

A level/AS level: 240 points (including a minimum of 160 points from two A levels). 14-19 Diplomas: accepted – please enquire. Other combinations and non-A level qualifications also considered.

Fees & funding

Home/EU £9,000 International £11,500

 


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