Modern Languages and Management - BA (Hons)

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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.

Overview

Why study Modern Languages and Management at Kent

  • Get career-ready: a combination of management theory, language expertise and practical experience help you take the lead in business roles around the globe
  • Choice: follow a career-orientated route with the language of your choice: French, German, Italian or Spanish
  • Build your future: the optional Year Abroad gives you the language skills and professional experience that employers are looking for
  • Get involved: join a society, become a language mentor, or discover how to turn your ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre
  • Be supported: receive individual support from a dedicated academic advisor, our professional student support team, and Academic Peer Mentors, recruited from our most experienced undergraduate students
  • Expert teaching: our subject experts, leading researchers and native language speakers help you make the most of your course.
Modern Languages graduates are the most practical people. You’ve lived abroad; you’ve figured out how to get stuff done; you will find a way. And you’ll do it across language/communication barriers. In a company full of people, that’s hugely valuable.

What you'll study

On this flexible course, you are guided by expert teaching staff to develop a robust understanding of current and emerging international management concepts and theories, and to build advanced language skills.

You have the freedom to tailor your degree to areas that interest you and have the opportunity to spend a year living and working abroad, building your fluency and developing essential skills to get you career-ready. You can also take an extracurricular module in a language at any stage or you can take a full year in a language.

Kent Business School is proud to be in the top 1% of business schools globally to hold accreditations from three large business organisations, and Modern Languages at Kent scored more than 90% for the quality of its teaching in German, French and Iberian Studies (Spanish) in the National Student Survey 2021.


Entry requirements

You are more than your grades

At Kent we look at your circumstances as a whole before deciding whether to make you an offer to study here. Find out more about how we offer flexibility and support before and during your degree.

Entry requirements

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.

UCAS language codes

  • French - Fre
  • German - Ger
  • Italian - Ital
  • Spanish - Spa

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. 

The University will consider applications from students offering a wide range of qualifications. Some typical requirements are listed below. Students offering alternative qualifications should contact us for further advice. Please also see our general entry requirements.

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.

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    A level

    BBB or equivalent at A level

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    Mathematics grade 4 / C

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    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 overall Access to Higher Education Diploma and may also be required to obtain a proportion of the total level 3 credits and/or credits in particular subjects at merit grade or above.

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    The University will consider applicants holding BTEC National Diploma and Extended National Diploma Qualifications (QCF; NQF; OCR) on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us for further advice on your individual circumstances.

  • International Foundation Programme

    Pass all components of the University of Kent International Foundation Programme with a 60% overall average.

English Language Requirements

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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Course structure

Duration: 3 years full-time, 6 years part-time

Modules

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.  

On most programmes, you study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also be able to take ‘elective’ modules from other programmes so you can customise your programme and explore other subjects that interest you.

Stage 1

Stage 2

Year abroad

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.

Stage 3

Fees

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. As a guide only the 2021/2022 fees for this course were £9,250.

  • Home full-time TBC
  • EU full-time £13000
  • International full-time £17400
  • Home part-time TBC
  • EU part-time £6500
  • International part-time £8700

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.* 

Your fee status

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.

Fees for Year in Industry

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. As a guide only full-time tuition fees for Home and EU undergraduates for 2021/22 entry are £1,385.

Fees for Year Abroad

The 2022/23 annual tuition fees for UK undergraduate courses have not yet been set by the UK Government. As a guide only full-time tuition fees for Home and EU undergraduates for 2021/22 entry are £1,385.

Students studying abroad for less than one academic year will pay full fees according to their fee status. 

Additional costs

General additional costs

Find out more about accommodation and living costs, plus general additional costs that you may pay when studying at Kent.

Funding

University funding

Kent offers generous financial support schemes to assist eligible undergraduate students during their studies. See our funding page for more details. 

Government funding

You may be eligible for government finance to help pay for the costs of studying. See the Government's student finance website.

Scholarships

General scholarships

Scholarships are available for excellence in academic performance, sport and music and are awarded on merit. For further information on the range of awards available and to make an application see our scholarships website.

The Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence

At Kent we recognise, encourage and reward excellence. We have created the Kent Scholarship for Academic Excellence. 

The scholarship will be awarded to any applicant who achieves a minimum of A*AA over three A levels, or the equivalent qualifications (including BTEC and IB) as specified on our scholarships pages.

Teaching and assessment

Contact hours

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.

Independent rankings

Business and Management at Kent scored 93% overall in The Complete University Guide 2021.

95% of final-year German students who completed the National Student Survey 2021 were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their course. 

91% of final-year French students who completed the National Student Survey 2021 were satisfied with the quality of teaching on their course. 

92% of final-year Spanish students who completed the National Student Survey 2021 were satisfied with the overall quality of their course. 

Careers

Graduate destinations

Previous graduates have gone on to work in:

  • advertising
  • journalism and professional writing
  • media
  • law
  • public relations
  • marketing and sales
  • publishing
  • broadcasting
  • civil or diplomatic services.

Help finding a job

The University also has a friendly Careers and Employability Service which can give you advice on how to:

  • apply for jobs
  • write a good CV
  • perform well in interviews.

Work experience

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.

Career-enhancing skills

Alongside specialist skills, you also develop the transferable skills graduate employers look for, including the ability to:

  • think critically
  • communicate your ideas and opinions
  • work independently and as part of a team.

You can gain extra skills by signing up for one of our Kent Extra activities, such as learning a language or volunteering.

Apply for this course

If you are from the UK or Ireland, you must apply for this course through UCAS. If you are not from the UK or Ireland, you can choose to apply through UCAS or directly on our website.

Find out more about how to apply

All applicants

Apply through UCAS

International applicants

Apply now to Kent

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