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Portuguese & Management with a year abroad BA

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Overview

Our Portuguese & Management BA will allow you to achieve a high level of fluency in Portuguese, while acquiring knowledge and skills in the broad discipline of management.

With strong links to the business world surrounding our Central London campus, our students have excellent networking opportunities and a wealth of entrepreneurial, business and economic societies to engage with and enhance their studies. Choose from a range of Portuguese modules on cultural topics from the Middle Ages to the present day, and Management modules including economics, organisational behaviour, accounting, marketing, and business strategy. The degree includes a year in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Portuguese

  • Course taught by staff who are experts in their field, in a department where Spanish has been taught since 1831.

  • The department of Spanish is currently ranked 6th in the UK (QS World Rankings by Subject 2018).

  • Central location offers easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres that promote Lusophone Culture.

  • Opportunity to study abroad for a year offers students the chance to immerse themselves and the opportunity to undertake an internship/work placement in a Portuguese-speaking environment (typically sourced by students themselves).

  • Lively departmental social life through in culture and society and achieve language fluency. We have exchanges with a number of global partner universities currently student-run societies.

  • One of the country’s most highly rated Spanish and Portuguese departments for teaching and research.

Management

  • Offers a broad, balanced approach to management that provides both a foundation of required modules in the principal disciplines and the opportunity to specialise in areas of particular interest.

  • Students from over 50 countries create an international environment for learning, bringing a diverse range of perspectives to the course.

  • Central location offers students the closer links to the business world in the heart of London.

  • Graduates are highly employable, entering into careers that include banking, consultancy, accountancy, marketing, advertising and management.

  • Research-led curriculum encourages critical analysis and debate on a wide range of contemporary management issues.

Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this programme. However, King’s Careers & Employability can help you to find a range of different work experience options, including internships, placements and shadowing opportunities.

Key information

UCAS code RN52

Duration 4 years FT

Study mode Full-time

Course type Joint honours

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Description

The Department of Spanish, Portuguese & Latin American Studies offers a wide variety of courses on Lusophone studies covering Brazilian, Portuguese and Lusophone African literatures, music and cultural histories as well as Brazilian and European variants of Portuguese language. Beginning with our first-year required module, Global Iberias, you will explore an unrivalled range of topics covering literature, history, film, music and visual arts from the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. The required language modules help students refine and deepen the linguistic knowledge essential to all fields of study, and enable you to graduate with near native fluency.

In Management you will study required modules in organisational studies, accounting, marketing, and international business, as well as a range of specialist options. The course includes a year in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Please note: Assessed internship placements are not included as part of this course.

For more information, see:

TEACHING STYLE

Our courses are taught by world-class lecturers in a friendly and well-resourced environment. Through lectures, interactive seminars and individual tutorials we help students to become independent, lifelong learners, who contribute to the quality of their own education.

You will be studying with staff who are experts in a rich variety of fields and whose advanced research will put you at the cutting edge of critical thinking. As you progress, you will be able to tailor your degree according to your particular interests and gain exposure to different disciplines and approaches, such as History, Political Science, Comparative Literature, Gender & Cultural studies, as well as Film and Visual Arts.

STRUCTURE OF PROGRAMMES & ASSESSMENT

Our courses offer students a flexible yet coherent structure within which to explore the richness of the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds. In the first year, you will take a required language module and a  culture module, ‘Global Iberias’. In subsequent years, you will take a required language module, and choose from a variety of optional modules. In your final year, you may take a research topic to replace one or two of your modules.

Progression from year to year depends upon passing the required number of credits and the required language module.

LOCATION

We are located in the heart of London, within easy access to a wide range of institutes and centres (eg the Instituto Cervantes, Camoes Institute) that promote Hispanic and Lusophone culture including theatre, music, and art. The Maughan Library contains an extensive collection of material on the Hispanic and Lusophone worlds, including several in the Rare Books collection. Within London there are other important complementary collections in the libraries and research institutes of the University of London and the British Library.

 

Structure

Year 1

Courses are divided into modules. Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. You are required to take 60 credits in Portuguese and 60 credits in Management.
Required Modules
Portuguese

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Core Portuguese Language (30 credits)
  • Global Iberias (30 credits)

Management

You are required to take the following modules:

  • Accounting & Financial Management (30 credits)
  • Organisational Behaviour (15 credits)
  • Sociology of Work (15 credits)
Optional Modules
There are no optional modules in year one.

Year 2

In the second year you are required to take modules totalling 60 credits in Portuguese and 60 credits in Management.
Required Modules

Students on this course are required to take the following modules:

Portuguese 

  • Portuguese Language (30 credits)

Management

  • Principles of Management (15 credits)
  • International Business (15 credits)
Optional Modules

Portuguese

In addition, students are also required to take 30 credits from a range of 15 credit optional Portuguese modules which may typically include:

  • Visuality, Literature & Modern Life in Latin America (15 credits)
  • Fatherlands: Spain & Portugal under the Dictators (Modern) (15 credits)
  • Power, God & Race – The Writings of Medieval Portugal (15 credits)
  • Nineteenth-century fiction in Brazil & Portugal (15 credits)

Management

You take 30 credits from a range of optional modules, which may typically include:

  • Corporate Finance (15 credits)
  • Government & Business (15 credits)
  • Industrial Organisation (15 credits)
  • Microeconomics (15 credits)

 

Year 3

Your third year will be spent abroad at one of our partner institutions which currently include:

  • Lisboa
  • Nova de Lisboa
  • Coimbra
  • Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Universidade Federal de Bahia
  • Universidade de Sao Paulo
  • Universidade Federal de Rio de Janeiro

You may also have the opportunity to apply for the English Language Assistantship Programme or to undertake an internship/work placement in a Portuguese-speaking environment. 

Required Modules
Optional Modules

Year 4

You will take 60 credits in Portuguese and 60 credits in Management.
Required Modules

Portuguese

  • Portuguese Language (30 credits)

Management

There are no required modules in year four. 

Optional Modules
Portuguese 

Students are also required to take 30 credits from a range of optional Portuguese modules that may typically include:

  • Brazilian Poetry & Song II: 1958 to the Present (15 credits)
  • Cross-Cultural Exchanges between Africa & the Americas (15 credits)
  • Love, Dictatorship & Crisis in Contemporary Brazilian Fiction (15 credits)
  • Dissertation (15 credits)
  • Peripheral Europeans: Modernity, Traditionalism and National Identity (15 credits)
  • Lusophone African Literature II: The Post-Colonial Experience (15 credits)
  • Comparing Romance Languages: Historical Evolution & Linguistic Interference (15 credits)

Management

Students are required to take 60 credits from a range of optional Management modules, which may typically include:

  • Applied Economics (15 credits)
  • Company Law (15 credits)
  • Communications in Organisations (15 credits)
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (15 credits)
  • Strategic Management (15 credits)

Entry requirements

 

Required subjects

Portuguese (except for applicants to the ab initio Portuguese pathway)

In addition, GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent)

Preferred subjects

None

Further information and other requirements


Entry requirements
A-Level  AAB 

Portuguese ab initio pathway: AAB

Standard Pathway: As above, but note that Portuguese required at grade B.

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Access to HE Diploma 

D: 33 credits

M: 12 credits

P: 0 credits

Portuguese ab initio pathway: Access to Humanities (or similar) Diploma with 45 Level 3 credits: 33 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have studied A Level Portuguese at grade B (or equivalent). 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Cambridge Pre-U D3 D3 M2

Portuguese ab initio pathway: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 M2. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

Standard pathway: As above, but note that A-Level Portuguese required at grade B in place of a third Pre-U Principal subject. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.  

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Portuguese ab initio pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB or DDM with ten Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Standard pathway: DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB, including grade B in Portuguese. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Portuguese ab initio pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB or DM with four Distinctions and two A levels at grades AA.

Standard pathway: DM with six Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AB, including grade B in Portuguese. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese.

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010)  

Portuguese ab initio pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB or M and two A levels at grades AA.

Standard pathway: D with four modules at Distinction and two A levels at grades AB, including grade B in Portuguese. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers

AAB at Highers

and

AB at Advanced Highers

Portuguese ab initio pathway: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AB at Advanced Higher (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject). In addition, applicants must have Mathematics at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (or equivalent).

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need to have grade B in A-level Portuguese (or equivalent). 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have Mathematics at Standard Credit Grade 1 or 2/ Intermediate 2/National 5 (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate 35 points

Portuguese ab initio pathway: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 665. Note the total point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

In addition, applicants must have Maths / Maths Studies at Standard Level. 

Standard pathway: As above, but note that applicants will also need Higher Level Portuguese at grade 5. 

Alternatively, if you meet these grade requirements, but do not have academic study of Portuguese, the Certificado de Proficiência em Língua Portuguesa para Estrangeiros (CELPE-Bras) at grade intermediate or higher or the Diploma Elementar de Português Língua Estrangeira (DEPLE) or higher (DIPLE, DAPLE, DUPLE) may be accepted as evidence of proficiency in Portuguese. 

In addition, applicants must have Maths / Maths Studies at Standard Level. 

Other International Qualifications   Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.
English Language requirements Band B Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

 

Selection procedure

Application deadline: January 15th 2019

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees EU:

Students starting their programme in 2019/20 (September 2019) who are eligible to pay EU fees will pay the same rate of tuition fees as UK students. This will apply for the duration of their programme, but may be subject to change by the UK Government for subsequent cohorts from 2020/21.

The UK tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is currently £9,250 per year. This is based on the UK Government’s cap.

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2019-2020 academic year is £18,900 per year.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to Undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

If you study abroad as part of your course, you will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). 

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King's tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King's tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling. 

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for: 

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies 
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions 
  • Library fees and fines 
  • Personal photocopies 
  • Printing course handouts 
  • Society membership fees 
  • Stationery 
  • Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses 
  • Graduation costs

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

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Career prospects

Your Portuguese & Management degree will equip you with the language skills, cultural awareness and critical independence necessary to compete successfully in an almost limitless range of careers. Graduates have gone on to gain employment in areas including business and commerce, finance, marketing, accountancy, law, the Civil Service, the media, charitable and non-governmental organisations, while others may remain in higher education to gain a teaching qualification or continue their studies at postgraduate level. Our management graduates are ideally placed to pursue high-level careers in business and in many fields.

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