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Management & Modern Languages (French, German, Portuguese or Spanish) with a year abroad BA

UCAS code: R902

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

Our Management and Modern Languages BA will allow you to achieve a high level of fluency in French, German, Portuguese or Spanish, whilst acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad discipline of management that are key to so many graduate careers. With strong links to the business world surrounding our central London campus, you'll have excellent networking opportunities and a wealth of entrepreneurial, business and economic societies to engage with and enhance your studies. Choose from Management modules including economics, organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, and business strategy. Our language modules support all levels of language competence and conform to the internationally recognised Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). You will attain a high level of proficiency in speaking, writing and reading the language of your degree, whilst developing your knowledge and critical understanding of its culture and society. Our cultural curriculum is innovative and diverse, covering a range of modules in literature, culture, film studies and history, from the medieval period to the contemporary. Students can take this course either with an A-level (or equivalent) in the degree language, or as a beginner, following a specially- designed ab initio language course. For more about the King’s Business School and the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, follow the departmental contact links.

Key benefits

  • The Year abroad in a French, German, Portuguese or Spanish-speaking country offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in culture and society and attain language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of partner universities in Europe, as well as North and South America.
  • You can study French, German, Spanish or Portuguese language either post A-level (or equivalent) or with no previous knowledge of the language (ab initio).
  • We use a broad approach to provide a foundation of core modules in the principal disciplines and give you the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest.
  • Research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.
  • Students from over 50 countries create an international environment for learning, bringing a diverse range of perspectives to the course.
  • Graduates are highly employable, entering into careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

I chose to study this course, as it entailed learning a new language completely from scratch, including a year abroad in a French speaking country. I believe languages to be an extremely important skill in the modern globalized world and learning it on site to be the best way to master it. I wish more people knew about this course!

Fenella, Management and Modern Languages with a Year Abroad BA

Employability

By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German, Portuguese or Spanish -speaking worlds, the programme broadens students’ knowledge base and strengthens their interdisciplinary profile, challenging narrow, monocultural assumptions, thus preparing students for the challenges of multicultural and global realities.

Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness, helping them to develop flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness. Employers value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts. Typical destinations of KCL Modern Languages graduates include international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting and translating.

Employability

By encouraging critical reflection on both the past and the present contexts of the French, German, Portuguese or Spanish -speaking worlds, the programme broadens students’ knowledge base and strengthens their interdisciplinary profile, challenging narrow, monocultural assumptions, thus preparing students for the challenges of multicultural and global realities.

Studies of graduate employability repeatedly stress the career value of language degrees, which provide graduates with international experience and enhancing cultural awareness, helping them to develop flexibility, resilience and resourcefulness. Employers value foreign language ability, not just as a specialist skill, but as a personal quality that develops relationship-building, teamwork, and the capacity to move easily in international contexts. Typical destinations of KCL Modern Languages graduates include international business, the press and media, IT and technology, marketing and public relations, public administration, international development, law, finance, teaching and lecturing, interpreting and translating.

Key information

Course type:
Joint honours
Delivery mode:
Classroom
Study mode:
Full time
Duration:
Four years
Application status:
Open
Start date:
September 2023
Application deadline:
25 January 2023
Apply via UCAS

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