We use cookies on this site. By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. Close this message Find out more

Home > Courses > Undergraduate > Modern Languages and Management
More in this section Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures

Modern Languages and Management BA

New Course for 2018 - Programme Under Development

UCAS code RN92
Year of entry 2018
Course length
4 years full time
Department Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures »
Management »

This Joint Honours course will provide you with a solid grounding in management and business practices, and give you the opportunity to gain fluency in the language of your choice - French, German, Italian or Spanish.

Whether you start at beginners’, advanced or native-speaker level, you will study the core language components for the language you have chosen, gaining skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening. All our teaching is led by native speakers.

The remainder of your modern languages study will give you an opportunity to explore the literature, art, culture and history of the language area you are studying, from seventeenth-century French theatre to representations of childhood and youth in German culture, and from Italian fashion and design to visual arts from all the corners of the Spanish-speaking world. As a modern linguist, you will develop excellent communication and research skills, and combine lingusitic proficiency with cross-cultural perspectives.

In your third year you will have the opportunity to spend a year working, teaching or studying abroad, where you will immerse yourself in another language and culture, truly broadening your horizons in the process.

  • On graduation you will have language and analytical skills in a modern language together with additional knowledge of culture, society and history, culture and society that will give you a valuable competitive edge in an increasingly globalised world.
  • Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014).

Through our School of Management you will build a foundation for strategic planning, evaluation of risks and opportunities, communicating key messages, managing resources, effective deployment of human and financial assets, and evaluating the results. Skills which, when combined with language fluency, make you highly employable.

  • Our research staff are engaged in research at the highest level internationally; we are in the top 10 of UK Modern Language departments for research quality and the top in London (Research Assessment Exercise 2014) and 95% of the School of Management’s research was judged to be of an international standard

Core modules

Year 1

All languages we teach have a beginners', post-A Level, and native speaker level pathway, allowing you to study one ab initio (from scratch).

As a Modern Languages student you will take:

Critical Analysis for Linguists

In this module you will develop an understanding of the practice of critical analysis. You will look at examples from literature, film and visual arts, considering a range of cultural and historial contexts, with all passages given in English transalation alongside the original. You will examine techniques and approaches that are required for modern languages study, with an awareness of the cultural specificities of the language areas covered. 

If you speak your chosen language as a native speaker then you will take:

Introduction to Translation - Professional Skills

In this module you will develop an understanding of the terminology and techniques of inter-lingual translation. You will look at the the roles and challenges of the professional translator across different translation scenarios, considering a number of text types, such as literature, journals, reports, manuals, marketing materials, business correpsondence and web content. You will examine the specificities of target language syntax and style, translaton scenarios and strategies, and communicative and sematic translation.

If you choose to study French ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive French for Beginners 1. If you have studied the language to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Pratique du Français 1. If you are a native speaker then you will take French Language - Culture and Translation.

Intensive French for Beginners I

In this module you will develop your core skills in French without prior knowledge of the language. You will look at the basic French grammatical structures and examine the diversity of culture in Francophone countries. You will gain confidence in conversing everyday matters with clear pronounciation, and read simple written texts in French. You will become familiar with writing short paragraphs in French on everyday matters, or in answer to reading comprehension questions, and enhance your comprehension skills to understand simple recordings and conversations.

Pratique du Français I

In this module you will develop your skills in writing, speaking and comprehending the French language, building a wide and specific vocabulary. In written French, you will look at a range of themes, including French Institutions, the French Revolution, 'Laïcité' and 'La francophonie'. In spoken French, you will discuss and present on a variety of audio-visual materials as well as texts, with topics linked to French current affairs, media, cultural issues in French and other Francophone countries. In the practice seminars, you will gain enhanced listening comprehension skills, oral skills and knowledge of grammatical structure.

French Language - Culture and Translation

In this module you will develop an understanding of both French-English translation and critical analysis of French-language material. You will look at a range of source material, which may include prose fiction, poetry, drama, film, graphic novels, multimedia and web content, and / or newspaper and magazine articles. You will closely examine the syntactical, stylistic, lexical and culturally specific features of a range of French-language text types, and explore published translations of French material to discern the translation strategies adopted. You will consider a range of translation issues, including cultural specificity, untranslatability, intercultural communication, as well as stylistic features, idioms, techniques of linguistic compensation, and word order.

If you choose to study German ab initio (from scratch) then you will take Intensive German for Beginners 1. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard then you will take German Language 1. If you are a native speaker then you will take German Language - Culture and Translation.

Intensive German for Beginners 1

In this module you will develop you ability to understand common phrases and expressions in written and spoken German relating to basic personal and familial information, employment, and local geography. You will look at the structure of the German language and learn to write complex texts. You will also examine the culture and diversity of German-speaking countries.

German Language 1

In this module you will develop a broad general vocabulary and be able to understand natural, idiomatic spoken German. You will become familar with reading simple written passages of authentic German, identifying and analyising the syntactical and grammatical structures in these. You will look at a range of modern written styles and conventions, writing your own short passages on a variety of set topics, and discuss personal and cultural issues in written and spoken German.

German Language - Culture and Translation

In this module you will develop an understanding of both German-English translation and critical analysis of German-language material. You will look at a range of source material, which may include prose fiction, poetry, drama, film, graphic novels, multimedia and web content, and / or newspaper and magazine articles. You will closely examine the syntactical, stylistic, lexical and culturally specific features of a range of German-language text types, and explore published translations of German material to discern the translation strategies adopted. You will consider a range of translation issues, including cultural specificity, untranslatability, intercultural communication, as well as stylistic features, idioms, techniques of linguistic compensation, and word order.

If you choose to study Italian ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive Italian for Beginners 1. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Advanced Italian Language 1. If you are a native speaker then you will take Italian Language - Culture and Translation.

Intensive Italian for Beginners I

 

Advanced Italian Language 1

 

Italian Language - Culture and Translation

 

If you choose to study Spanish ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive Spanish 1. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Spanish 1. If you are a native speaker then you will take Spanish Language - Culture and Translation

Intensive Spanish I

 

Spanish 1

 

Spanish Language - Culture and Translation

 

The core modules in Management are:

International Business

In this module you will develop an understanding of the formal economic, political and legal institutions, as well as cultural, religious, and linguistic differences that must be taken into account when conducting business across borders. You will look at how the global context in which companies operate has evolved over time, considering the role of foreign direct investment and internationalisation strategies. You will examine the motivations for entering a foreign market, the factors determining whether a company enters on their own or in partnership, the risks of entry and how they are analysed, and how companies negotiate with governments.

Markets and Consumption

In this module you will develop an understanding of how marketing can be seen as both an academic discipline and as a business practice. You will look at the role of the consumer as a stakeholder in an organisation, examining how they make consumption decisions. You will assess marketing as a business practice, considering how it has penetrated all sectors of the economy (private, public, and not-for-profit). In addition, you will learn about the sustainability of marketing practices in an increasingly globalised consumer society.

Accounting

In this module you will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of accounting, examining its role in organisations and society. You will consider the basic components of financial statements, including income statement, balance sheets, and cash flow statements, and the procedures and techniques for the preparation of these. You will also look at the principles of financial decision making and how to analyse accounting information

Organisation Studies

In this module you will develop an understanding of organisation as a process and the organisation as an entity. You will look at key managerial activities, examining classical ideas about organisation with the context of nationalisation and humanisation. You will see how these ideas reappear, albeit in a modified form, in contemporary organisations, looking at organisational forms and modern management techniques such as culture management, emotional labour, and charismatic leadership. You will also consider Max Weber’s distinction of formal and substantive rationality and Anthony Giddens’ formulation of the duality of action and structure.

Year 2

If you speak your chosen language at native speaker level you will take:

Questions of Translation and Transcultural Communication

In this module you will develop an understanding of the theories of communication and translation, and the key trends and tendencies within these fields. You will look intercultural cummincation and its political, economic and social implications, considering how meaning are carried between and affect different cultural contexts, undergoing shifts in the process. You will also examine broader questions of language and representaton in the globalised world.

If you are stuyding French ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive French for Beginners 2. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Pratique du Français 2. If you are a native speaker then you will take Advanced French Translation - Skills and Practice

Intensive French for Beginners 2

In this module you will further develop your ability to communicate effectively in French, in writing or orally, with good grammatical and lexical accuracy. You will look at texts from a variety of sources and examine authentic recordings from a range of subjects. Much of the content is delivered in French, with the exception of grammar classes, which are taught in English.

Pratique du Français 2

In this module you will further develop your ability to communicate effectively in French, enhancing your linguistic and analytical skills. You will learn to write concisely, accurately and effectively, paying particular attention to style and register as well as to specific methods of analysis. You will study key themes, such as ‘Le travail en France’, ‘le malaise social’, and ‘les jeunes et la société’, gaining an enhanced understanding of contemporary French cultural and social issues. You will read and analyse texts from a variety of sources, ranging from literature to journalism, with particular focus on how to structure an argument. You will also look at the techniques of film analysis.

Advanced French Translation - Skills and Practice

In this module you will develop an understanding of translation from French to English through sustained translation practice. You will look at the syntactical, stylistic, lexical and culturally specific problems generated when translating from French source text to English target text in a range of translation scenarios and across range of text types. You will consider common translation challenges, such as conversion, transfer, compensation, gloss, exoticism, deceptive cognates, lexical gaps and cultural specificities, as well as examining the constraints of character count and house style.

If you are stuyding German ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive German for Beginners 2. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take German Langauge 2. If you are a native speaker then you will take Advanced German Translation - Skills and Practice.

Intensive German for Beginners 2

 

German Langauge 2

 

Advanced German Translation - Skills and Practice

 

If you are stuyding Italian ab initio (from scratch) you will take Advanced Italian 2 for Post-Beginners. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Advanced Italian 2. If you are a native speaker then you will take Advanced Italian Translation - Skills and Practice.

Advanced Italian 2 for Post-Beginners

 

Advanced Italian 2

 

Advanced Italian Translation - Skills and Practice

 

If you are stuyding Spanish ab initio (from scratch) you will take Intensive Spanish 2. If you have taken the subject to A-level (or equivalent) standard you will take Spanish 2. If you are a native speaker then you will take Advanced Spanish Translation - Skills and Practice.

Intensive Spanish 2

 

Spanish 2

 

Advanced Spanish Translation - Skills and Practice

 

The core modules in Management are:

Strategic Management

In this module you will develop an understanding of the theories of strategic management. You will consider these theories in the context of contemporary business operations, including the political and regulatory frameworks, in response to technological change, financialisation, the development of new business models, and changes in the way corporate performance is assessed. You will look at key concepts and debates in the theory of corporate and business strategy, and examine the changing context in which corporate strategy is formulated and implemented. 

Marketing Strategy in Context

In this module you will develop an understanding of the marketing strategies used by organisations. You will look at the elements of the marketing mix and their critical interrelationships, examining the competitive environment, customer insights, market information systems, business models, enterprise competencies, control, evaluation and innovation. You will also consider the sustainability of marketing practices in an increasingly globalised consumer society.

Managerial Accounting

In this module you will develop an understanding of the technical and non-technical aspects of management accounting. You will look at traditional costing methods and techniques, such as contribution volume profit analysis (CVP), budgeting, responsibility accounting, transfer pricing, and decision-making, alongside more innovative management tools, including activity based costing (ABC), activity based management (ABM), and the balanced scorecard. You will examine the issues underlying pricing and product offering and consider the importance of quality and cost control as strategic objectives for improving organisational performance.

Human Resource Management

In this module you will develop an understanding of the significance of human resource management in organisations. You will look at the links between product market and human resourcing strategies, the role of human resources planning in workforce management, and polices such as employee participation and involvement, including the role of trade unions in employment relationships. You will examine the regulation of labour markets, employment discrimination and conflict and resistance at work. You will also consider specific human resources practices, such as recruitment and selection, training and development and pay and performance management. 

Year 3

The third year of this degree programme will be spent abroad, either studying or working or both. It is usually expected that students will spend at least 9 months overseas, in countries where the native langauges match the languages the student is studying. Students studying two langauges will be expected to divide their time between two relevant countries, i.e. one for each langauge. The School of Modern Languages, Literatures & Cultures will support students in finding a suitable study or work placement, but students are also expected to explore opportunities independently and the ultimate responsibility for securing such a placement lies with the student. Alternatively students may choose to enrol for courses at a partner university in the relevant country. This year forms an integral part of the degree programme; students on placement will be asked to complete assessed work which will be credited towards their degree, while in the case of those studying at a university, marks obtained for courses taken will be credited towards their degree. The same applies to the assessment of spoken language on return to Royal Holloway from the period of residence abroad.

Year 4

If you are stuyding French then you will take Pratique du Français 3.

Pratique du Français 3

In this module you will enhance your ability to analyse and compare written material from different sources. You will develop competence in accurate and discursive French, and extend your oral presentation skills, with particular emphasis on the formal spoken register. You will look at extracts from French documentaries and feature films, and listen to recordings and podcasts, such as the France Inter and France Culture programmes. You will also look at a range of of cultural questions and examine the key features of French culture and society.

If you are stuyding German then you will take German Language 3.

German Language 3

 

If you are stuyding Italian then you will take Advanced Italian 3.

Advanced Italian 3

 

If you are stuyding Spanish then you will take Spanish 3.

Spanish 3

 

The core modules in Management are:

Integrating Management - Business in Context

In this module you will develop an understanding of the key business and management activities, and the opportunities and challenges that arise from the external business context in the early 21st century. You will look at the business context from the perspective of selected corporate functions, and consider the social, environmental or ethical challenges companies face. You will examine how firms can address such issues and become familiar with appropriate courses of action.

Integrating Management - Leadership and Innovation

In this module you will develop an understanding of the innovation challenges that contemporary organisations face. You will look at innovative solutions to leadership problems, and consider how organisational systems contribute to innovation. You will examine the impact of different leadership styles. the merits of disruptive innovation, and analyse the extent to which excellent innovation and leadership affects organisational sustainability.

Optional modules

In addition to these mandatory course units there are a number of optional course units available during your degree studies. The following is a selection of optional course units that are likely to be available. Please note that although the College will keep changes to a minimum, new units may be offered or existing units may be withdrawn, for example, in response to a change in staff. Applicants will be informed if any significant changes need to be made.

Year 1

Optional cultural modules in Modern Languages include:

International Film 1 - Contexts and Practices

 

Reading Texts - Criticism for Comparative Literature

 

Tales of the City - Introduction to Thematic Analysis

 

The Birth of Film

 

Visual Arts 1 - An Introduction to Visual Media

 

Optional cultural modules in French include:

The Visual Image in French Culture and Society

 

Introduction to French Literature - Critical Skills

 

The Individual and Society - Key Works

 

French History Through Film

 

Optional cultural modules in German include:

German History and Culture

 

Optional cultural modules in Italian include:

Politics, Religion, and Love - the Italian Three Crowns (Dante, Petrarch, and Boccaccio)

 

Fascist Italy

 

Optional cultural modules in Spanish include:

Passion and Betrayal on the Spanish Stage

 

Culture and Identity in Latin America

 

Comparative Hispanic Culture

 

Visualising Cuba - Text, Image and Representation

 

Year 2

Optional cultural modules in Modern Languages include:

International Film 2 - Readings and Representations

 

A Special Theme in the Novel - Transgressions

 

Histories of Representation

 

Critical and Comparative Approaches

 

Visual Arts 2 - Genres and Movements

 

Deviance, Defiance and Disorder in Early Modern Spanish and French Literature

 

Gender and Clothing in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture

 

Optional cultural modules in French include:

Approaches to Translation Work

 

Socio-Political Issues of Contemporary France in Fiction and Translation

 

Writing Romance and Desire

 

Cinema in France

 

Optional cultural modules in German include:

Death, Desire, Decline - Thomas Mann and Franz Kafka

 

Love and Marriage in Novels of Fontane

 

Representations of Childhood and Youth in Modern German Culture

 

Optional cultural modules in Italian include:

Postwar Italian Cinema - The Auteur Tradition

 

Art and Literature in Renaissance Florence

 

Italian Crime Fiction

 

Optional cultural modules in Spanish include:

Constructing Identity in Contemporary Spanish Film

 

Twentieth Century Mexican Visual Arts and Film

 

Rebels, Revolution and Rebellion in Latin America

 

Year 4

Optional cultural modules in Modern Languages include:

From Aestheticism to the Avant-Garde

 

The Gothic Mode in Spanish and English Literature

 

Transnationalism, Diaspora and Globalisation in Contemporary Film

 

Humans and Other Animals in Twenty-First Century Fiction and Thought

 

Comparative Literature and Culture Dissertation

 

Visual Arts Dissertation

 

International Film Dissertation

 

Optional cultural modules in French include:

French Advanced Translating Skills

 

Image, Identity and Consumer Culture in Post-war French Fiction and Film

 

Text and Image in France - From Cubism to the Present

 

Ethics and Violence - Murder, Suicide and Genocide in Literature and Film

 

Artists and Writers of the French Avant-Garde

 

Blindness and Vision in French Culture

 

Villains and Villainy in Seventeenth Century France

 

French Dissertation

 

Optional cultural modules in German include:

Narrative and Identity - The German Novel

 

Dark Tales. E.T.A. Hoffmann and German Romanticism

 

National Socialism and the Third Reich in German Film and Visual Culture From 1933 to the Present

 

German Dissertation

 

Optional cultural modules in Italian include:

Dante – The Divine Comedy (Paradiso)

 

Shooting History - Dictatorship, Terror and Crime in Italian Film

 

The Postmodern in Italian Literature Pioneers, Practitioners and Critics

 

Optional cultural modules in Spanish include:

Contemporary Mexican Cinema

 

Spanish American Literature - An Overview

 

Devotion, Deceit, Desire - Literature of the Spanish Golden Age

 

Horror Cinema in the Hispanic World

 

Spanish Dissertation

 

Optional modules in Management include:

Consumer Behaviour

In this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of consumer behaviour, its relevance to the marketing environment, and impact on society. You will look at the internal and external factors which underpin consumer behaviour theories, and consider the impact of marketing strategies on these. You will also examine the the nature of consumption, markets, and culture, and evaluate the complexity of consumer behaviour.

Emerging Markets

In this module you will develop an understanding of the emerging markets, commercial realities, and national cultures within the context of the global economy. You will look at the strategic issues and dilemmas that managers face in their efforts to expand into emerging markets, and consider the commercial realities and national cultures of these. You will look at specific cases studies, including the economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China, Turkey and South Africa.

Asia Pacific Business

In this module you will develop an understanding of multinational business in the Asia Pacific, their worldwide operations, and their impact on Europe. You will look at the contemporary economic, political, and cultural contexts of the Asia Pacific nations, and consider the diversity of the business environments and business practices in the region. You will examine the factors that lay behind the rapid growth of the region in the last five decades, and use empirical evidence to analyse the operation, performance and impact of multinational enteprises originating from there.

European Business

In this module you will develop an understanding of how institutions, policies and processes have shaped the European Union and the European business environment. You will look at the key institutions, policies and processes involved in the widening and deepening of the union, and theories which explain its development. You will consider the national, regional and global influences on European business and examine the complex relationships between the EU and its major trading partners. You will also critically evaluate the challenges facing European countries, policymakers and businesses.

The Globalisation of Work

In this module you will develop an understanding of the impact of globalisation on work. You will look at the economic, political and institutional forces that shape the international mobility of work, and examine the complexity of managing people as work becomes increasingly boundaryless. You will consider the implications of a more integrated global labour market on work organisation, employment relations and national labour market institutions, and critically assess the challenges brought by the mobility of capital and the movement of people to the organisation of work in a global context.

Business in International Comparative Perspective

In this module you will develop an understanding of the key determinants of economic performance and the success of individual firms, industries and national economies. You will look at the achievements of the world's advanced economies, considering the character of their institutions and businesses, and examine the historical origins of differences in national institutions and corporate capabilities.

Brands and Branding

In this module you will develop an understanding of the nature of brands, branding, and the nature of the consumer society that we live in. You will look at different theoretical approaches to understanding brands and branding, and examine how branding theories are applied in marketing strategies.

Global Marketing

In this module you will develop an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing planning, practice and theory in a global context. You will look at the evolution of the global market and consider current topical debates surrounding globalisation. You will examine the complexities of marketing operations and strategies in diverse geographical markets and evaluate the suitability of marketing strategies in addressing the contemporary global business environment.

Strategic Management Accounting

In this module you will develop an understanding of financial management control strategy. You will look at the dependencies and relationships between business models and operating architecture, capital structure, and off-balance sheet financing. You will conside the context of managing accounting in a changing environment, an evaluate the impact of mergers and acquisitions on businesses. You will examine strategic control tools and techniques such as responsibility accounting and transfer pricing, and assess the the relationship between product markets, internal organisation cost structures and capital market expectations.

Strategic Finance

In this module you will develop an understanding of the 'time value of money'. You will look at the main principles of finance theory and how these can be applied to commercial problems. You will consider the relationship between risk and return, and examine the valuation of equities, bonds and options and the relative merits of different approaches to choosing and valuing securities. You will evaluate the consequences of a proposed takeover or merger from the perspective of capital markets and assess the relevance of information efficiency.

Advertising and Promotion in Brand Marketing

In thid module you will develop an understanding of contemporary marketing communication management within an international context. You will look at how promotional campaigns are constructed by advertising agencies, and consider the complementarity and inter-dependence of discrete marketing activities within a strategic perspective by creating an outline promotional campaign. You will examine the complexity and salience of ethical issues in marketing and advertising, especially with respect to the wider social influence, and deconstruct promotional communications in terms of their likely intended segmentation and positioning rationale.

Clusters, Small Business and Entrepreneurship

In this module you will develop an understanding of how small companies can become internationally competitive. You will look at the theories of clusters, and apply them to the analysis of small and medium enterprises operating in different contexts. You will consider vertical and horizontal collaborative strategies, and their impact on firms' capabilities, resources, and performance. You will examine the relationships between small companies and multinationals, and the mechanisms through which small companies are linked to the global economy. You will also compare different clusters and assess the competitive advantages and disadvantages they generate for companies.

Social Media, Networks and Business

In this module you will develop an understanding of social networks and social media platforms from multiple perspectives. You will look at the growth of social media and the connectedness of the networked society, considering recent advances in network science, social psychology, and marketing. You will examine the role of social networking technologies in enabling business innovation and societal change, and critically assess positive and negative impacts of these technologies.

Entrepreneurship Theory and History

In this module you will develop an understanding of how enterprises have evolved and how the position of entrepreneurs has changed over the centuries under different regimes of state formation, institutional change and moral discipline. You will look at how political regimes have either facilitated or hindered entrepreneurship and examine the importance of temporal, geographical and structural issues in entrepreneurship history.

Corporate Entrepreneurship

In this module you will develop an understanding of the theories and practices related to corporate entrepreneurship. You will look at the management of creativity and innovation in large organisations, as well as the processes and structures relevant to the successful appropriation of opportunities within a market context. You will also consider the barriers that constrain managers and their companies from being entrepreneurial, and examine conceptual and empirical evidence of corporate entrepreneurship from real world examples.

Innovation, Strategy and the Corporation

In this module you will develop an understanding of business innovation in the context of new ventures and corporations. You will look at how changes in technology, markets, and society are affecting how new business models, products and services emerge. You will consider innovation as a source of competitive advantage and examine the management of innovation, critically evaluating associated risks and uncertainty. You will also analyse past experiences and how they can be used to exploit future opportunities through innovation.

Accounting for Sustainability

In this module you will develop an understanding of contemporary issues in the theory and practice of accounting for sustainability. You will look at key issues in the growing ara of sustainability accounting including notions of accountability in the context of sustainability, cultural and religious perspectives on sustainability accounting, elements of sustainability reporting, and the role of accounting in embedding sustainability in decision making.

Corporate Governance

In this module you will develop an understanding of a number of diverse international and theoretical positions on corporate governance. You will look at the concepts of control, accountability and transparency within the context of corporate governance, and consider the the role of regulation and its comparative national context. You will examine new trends in emerging market business groups and multinationals and analyse prevailing debates on insider- versus outsider-controlled corporate governance regimes.

Responsible Entrepreneurship

In this module you will develop an understanding of responsibility in the context of entrepreneurship. You will look at the entrepreneurial process and consider the inherent ambivalence of both new ideas and their unintended consequences. You will examine the concepts of social entrepreneurship, sustainable entrepreneurship, and minority entrepreneurship, and evaluate how new organisations emerge, grow, and approach responsibility challenges.

Marketing Ethics and Society

In this module you will develop an understanding of the scope and nature of marketing ethics. You will look at the complexity and interconnectedness of moral dilemmas in marketing practice and consider potential responses by stakeholders, such as consumers, businesses and governmental actors, to ethical marketing issues.

The course has a modular structure, whereby you will take 14 modules at the rate of four per year in years 1, 2 and 4, and two during your year abroad. Some modules are compulsory while others are optional, thereby offering you flexibility and choice. Your first year results don't count towards your final degree award, but those achieved in your second, third and fourth years will.

You will be taught through a mixture of lectures, seminars and individual tutorials, depending on the subjects studied. Outside classes, you will undertake group projects and wide-ranging, but guided independent study, including completing language exercises and reading prescribed and open material. Private study is essential, and you will have access to many online resources and the University’s comprehensive e-learning facility, Moodle. When you start with us, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor to support your academic and personal development.

Assessment is by a mixture of coursework and end-of-year examinations. Coursework includes essays, language exercises, translations and reports. Oral presentations and computer-based tests are used in some Modern Languages modules to assess grammar and comprehension skills. For the Management modules, assignments are conducted either as individual or group work, and are usually in the form of essays, reports or presentations. You can, to some extent, choose modules which suit your own assessment preferences.

You will also take a study skills course during your first year, designed to equip you with the writing skills you will need to be successful in your degree. This module does not count towards your final degree award but you are required to pass it to progress to your second year.

Typical offers

Typical offers
A-levels

ABB
How we assess your application:  predicted grades lower than our typical offers are considered.  Read more about what we look for here.

The offer given will take into consideration:

  • Where an applicant is taking the EPQ alongside A-levels, the EPQ will be taken into consideration and result in lower A-level grades being required.
  • Socio-economic factors which may have impacted an applicant’s education will be taken into consideration and alternative offers may be made to these applicants.
Required/preferred subjects

Grade B at A-level in the appropriate language(s) for the advanced level language pathway.  

For the beginner pathway there is no language requirement but only one language can be studied at beginner level.

Please note that if you choose to apply for this programme you will need to provide details of which languages you wish to study on your UCAS application form.  For further details on how to do this this please visit our How to Apply page.

We also require at least five GCSEs at grade A*-C or 9 - 4 including English and Mathematics.

Other UK Qualifications
International Baccalaureate 6,5,5 at Higher Level including the appropriate language if taken at a Higher Level and 32 points overall.
BTEC Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject with an A-level grade B in the appropriate language if the advanced level pathway is required.There is no language requirement for beginner level.
BTEC National Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction in a relevant subject plus A-level grade B.
BTEC National Extended Certificate Distinction plus A-level grades BB. 
Welsh Baccalaureate Requirements are as for A-levels where one non-subject-specified A-level can be replaced by the same grade in the Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate
Scottish Advanced Highers ABB including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.
Scottish Highers AABBB including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.
Irish Leaving Certificate H2, H2, H3, H3, H3 at Higher Level, including the appropriate language if the advanced level language pathway is required. There is no language requirement for beginner level.
Access to Higher Education Diploma Pass with at least 24 level 3 credits at Distinction and the remaining level 3 credits at Merit in a relevant subject area. Please note that the Access to Higher Education Diploma will only be acceptable if the applicant has had a considerable break from education.

Other UK qualifications

Please select your UK qualification from the drop-down list below



Please select a qualification

Please select a qualification



International and EU entry requirements

Please select your country from the drop-down list below

English language
requirements
IELTS 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and a minimum of 5.5 in each remaining subscore.

For equivalencies please see here.

For more information about entry requirements for your country please visit our International pages. For international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements, we offer an International Foundation Year, run by Study Group at the Royal Holloway International Study Centre. Upon successful completion, students can progress on to selected undergraduate degree programmes at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Choosing a joint honours degree which combines Modern Languages and Management gives you the best of both worlds through an increased skillset and access to a wide variety of employment opportunities.

Having spent a year abroad you will have developed the kind of sensitivity to different cultures that is highly prized in the workplace. This experience and the skills gained will make you highly employable and ready to pursue your chosen career, whether that be in Britain or abroad.

Modern languages graduates have entered a wide range of careers including international management, consultancy, sales and marketing, media and publishing, banking, the arts, politics, teaching, travel and tourism, translating and interpreting as well as language assistants and teacher trainers.

Recent employers include:

  • Mazda Motors Europe
  • The British Council
  • Oxfam Head Office
  • Merlin Entertainments Group
  • Ralph Lauren

By studying Management, you will develop an understanding of modern business practices along with valuable interpersonal and transferable skills that can be taken direct into the work place. Recent graduates have entered prominent organisations in roles such as:

  • SAP Consultant at Bluefin Solutions
  • Senior Market Analyst at Thomson Reuters
  • Consultant at the United Nations
  • Assistant Producer at the BBC
  • Translator at Electronic Arts

Home and EU students tuition fee per year*: £9,250

International students tuition fee per year**: £17,500

Other essential costs***: The cost of your year abroad will vary by country. Typical living costs to consider will be accommodation, food and household items, entertainment, travel, books and bills (including your mobile phone). You'll also need to budget for travel to and from your country of study. Additional costs compared to studying in the UK will also depend on personal choices and it is important to research the cost of living before the year commences.

How do I pay for it?  Find out more about funding options, including loans, grants, scholarships and bursaries.

*Tuition fees for UK and EU nationals starting a degree in the academic year 2017/18 will be £9,250 for that year, and is shown for reference purposes only. The tuition fee for UK and EU undergraduates starting their degrees in 2018 is controlled by Government regulations, and details are not yet known. The UK Government has also announced that EU students starting an undergraduate degree in 2018/19 will pay the same level of fee as a UK student for the duration of their degree.

**Fees for international students may increase year-on-year in line with the rate of inflation. Royal Holloway's policy is that any increases in fees will not exceed 5% for continuing students. For further information see fees and funding and our  terms & conditions.

***These estimated costs relate to studying this particular degree programme at Royal Holloway. Costs, such as accommodation, food, books and other learning materials and printing etc., have not been included.

Back to course search results

 
 
 

Comment on this page

Did you find the information you were looking for? Is there a broken link or content that needs updating? Let us know so we can improve the page.

Note: If you need further information or have a question that cannot be satisfied by this page, please call our switchboard on +44 (0)1784 434455.

This window will close when you submit your comment.

Add Your Feedback
Close