This course enables you to combine the study of two European languages to final degree level with a range of non-linguistic modules and business modules. Languages offered as part of this course are: French (post-A level only); Spanish (beginners' or post-A level); German, Russian (beginners, GCSE or A level); and Portuguese, Slovene, Serbian/Croatian or Dutch (beginners' level only). You cannot take more than one language at beginners' level.
Your modules will include core modules in business and in languages, along with optional modules relating to the history, culture, politics, literature, film or linguistics of the countries where the languages you are studying are spoken.
By the end of your course you will have a sound understanding of fundamental business principles and theories. You will have acquired a high level of competence in two languages and a broad knowledge of the culture of the countries where they are spoken. Your international experience will recommend you to employers.
You begin two structured language courses in the languages of your choice. You are also introduced to the modern history and culture of the countries where your two languages are spoken. A third of your studies will be in entrepreneurship, economics and organisational studies.
As well as continuing to develop your language skills, you choose topics from a wide range of options in the fields of literature, history, society and culture of the countries where your two languages are spoken. A third of your studies will be in marketing and organisational studies.
Spent abroad, divided between countries where you can practise your language skills, either studying, working as an assistant in a school, or on a work placement.
As well as continuing to develop your language skills, you choose special topics from a wide range of options in the fields of literature, history, society, and culture of the countries where your two languages are spoken. You will also study human resource management and another business discipline of your choice.
See also the Nottingham University Business School
A levels: AAB-ABB, Grade A in modern foreign language at A level and grade B in GCSE maths
English language requirements
IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)
TOEFL iBT 100 (minimum 19 with 20 in Speaking).
Please see the alternative qualifications page.
Flexible admissions policy
We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances.
Notes for applicants
Applicants with GCSE or AS level language should contact the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies for details.
The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result, may change from year to year. The following list is therefore subject to change but should give you a flavour of the modules we offer.
Typical year-one modules
Entrepreneurship and Business
New Venture Creation
People and Organisations
Typical year-two modules
Designing and Managing Organisations
Managing the Marketing Mix
Technology and Organization
Typical year-three modules
Year spent abroad.
Please contact the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies for more information.
Typical year-four modules
Human Resource Management I
Human Resource Management II
Strategic Management I
Strategic Management II
Typical optional modules
Dutch Language I
France: Histoire et Mythologies
Germany from Empire to 1968
Spain and Portugal in the Twentieth Century
Russian Comprehension and Oral: Core
Reading German History: Nation and Society
Hispanic Visual Culture
Enlightenment literature: An introduction
The Sixties in West German Literature
Transferable Skills for Russian Linguists
You will have a sound understanding of fundamental business principles and theories. You will have acquired a high level of competence in two languages and a broad knowledge of the cultures of the countries where they are spoken. Your international experience will recommend you to employers.
Average starting salary
We do not currently have any statistics available to show the average starting salaries for graduates of the School of Modern Languages. Please contact the School for guidance.
Careers Support and Advice
Studying for a degree at The University of Nottingham will provide you with the type of skills and experiences that will prove invaluable in any career, whichever direction you decide to take. Throughout your time with us, our Careers and Employability Service can work with you to improve your employability skills even further; assisting with job or course applications, searching for appropriate work experience placements and hosting events to bring you closer to a wide range of prospective employers.
Have a look at our Careers page for an overview of all the employability support and opportunities that we provide to current students.
Key Information Sets (KIS)
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This course contains a period of study abroad. Students spend one semester in each country and assessment depends on the language(s) studied and may be one or more of the following:
French: students' language skills and cultural understanding are assessed through both presentations and written assignments upon their return to Nottingham.
German: students' language skills and cultural understanding are assessed through a presentation. The assessment forms part of the final year language module R23201 or R23202 (essay and oral, 10 credits) and makes up 20% of the overall module mark.
Spanish/Portuguese: assessment is a grammar and translation exercise, completed in class under exam conditions during week one, and a written report on a topic related to the year abroad. This is submitted in week two.
The report should be 500 words, word processed and about a relevant cultural, social, political or religious topic associated with the country where the year was spent. The average of both pieces makes up 10% of the final mark.
Russian and Slavonic studies: students are assessed on their language skills and cultural understanding developed during their year abroad.
Assessment of the Russian part of the degree is through a presentation and forms part of the final year core language module R83112 (Advanced Russian). This makes up 10% of the final mark.
Assessment of the year abroad for Serbian and Croatian studies is incorporated into the assessment of coursework for R83098 (Serbian/Croatian 3), which is the final year core language module.