Do you aspire to drive a global business to success? Modern Languages and Management places employability at its heart, preparing you to live and work in tomorrow's world.
Guided by expert teaching staff, develop a robust understanding of current and emerging international management concept and theories, whilst building advanced language skills. Gain expertise in culture, society, politics, business, and learn from expert staff and native speakers. Find out more about our language options.
The opportunity to spend a year living and working abroad, could help build your fluency and develop essential skills to get you career-ready. You can also take an extracurricular module in a language at any stage or a full year in a language.
“I looked at a number of universities and Kent was definitely the best for French. It really is a European university – geographically it’s close to the rest of Europe and there are lots of European students here.”
Lucy Skinner, Modern Languages student
In your first year you will study the language of your choice, at a level that suits you. You’ll also study management, financial reporting, business analysis tools, and the changing business environment. You'll also explore cultures and heritage and business, with module choices covering European cinema, politics, and literature.
In your second and final years, you’ll study your chosen language at intermediate and advanced level, and you'll master operations management and strategy analysis.
Optional choices cover a wide range of areas, from European business to history, and from travel writing to the analysis of European music. You can also choose to work on a project or dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of our expert academic staff.
The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. All applications are assessed on an individual basis but some of our typical requirements are listed below. Students offering qualifications not listed are welcome to contact our Admissions Team for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.
BBB or equivalent at A level
Mathematics grade 4 / C
The University will not necessarily make conditional offers to all Access candidates but will continue to assess them on an individual basis. If we make you an offer you will need to obtain/pass the Access to Higher Education Diploma including 21 points at Distinction, 20 points at Merit and 4 points at Pass.
The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR).
30 points overall or 15 points at HL
Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.
The University will consider applicants holding T level qualifications in subjects closely aligned to the course.
When applying you will need to indicate, under 'further details' in the 'choices' section of your application, the language that you wish to study using the codes below. For further information on completing your UCAS form, please visit the UCAS site.
It may be possible to study further languages to a lower level of proficiency than degree level in our Language Centre, subject to demand. This is arranged once you register as a student.
You could choose to add a Year in a Language to your degree to create a four-year programme with an extra language option.
If you are an international student, visit our International Student website for further information about entry requirements for your country, including details of the International Foundation Programmes. Please note that international fee-paying students who require a Student visa cannot undertake a part-time programme due to visa restrictions.
Please note that meeting the typical offer/minimum requirement does not guarantee that you will receive an offer.
Please see our English language entry requirements web page.
Please note that if you do not meet our English language requirements, we offer a number of 'pre-sessional' courses in English for Academic Purposes. You attend these courses before starting your degree programme.
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Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This listing is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation.
You must choose modules with a total of 120 credits at each stage:
Free choice modules
Free choice modules
It is possible to study the BA in Modern Languages and Management as a three year programme, or to take the four-year BA in Modern Languages and Management with a Year Abroad.
Going abroad as part of your degree is an amazing experience and a chance to develop personally, academically and professionally. You experience a different culture, gain a new academic perspective, establish international contacts and enhance your employability.
The Year Abroad is assessed on a pass/fail basis and will not count towards your final degree classification. You spend the year working as an English language assistant or in approved employment, or studying at one of our partner universities.
Students must select at least 30 credits from the Level 6 Business Modules.
Free choice modules
The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for this course are:
For details of when and how to pay fees and charges, please see our Student Finance Guide.
For students continuing on this programme, fees will increase year on year by no more than RPI + 3% in each academic year of study except where regulated.*
The University will assess your fee status as part of the application process. If you are uncertain about your fee status you may wish to seek advice from UKCISA before applying.
For a student studying full time, each academic year of the programme will comprise 1200 learning hours which include both direct contact hours and private study hours. The precise breakdown of hours will be subject dependent and will vary according to modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Methods of assessment will vary according to subject specialism and individual modules. Please refer to the individual module details under Course Structure.
Business and Management at Kent was ranked 37th out of 124 in The Complete University Guide 2023.
French scored 90% overall, German scored 91% overall, Iberian Languages scored 85% overall and Italian scored 91% overall in The Complete University Guide 2023.
Previous graduates have gone on to work in:
The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service which can give you advice on how to:
We offer a number of modules with direct relevance to the world of work, including options that focus on teaching and on writing in the media.
Alongside specialist skills, you also develop the transferable skills graduate employers look for, including the ability to:
You can gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.
We're no longer taking applications for this course for 2022. You can search for a 2023 course.
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