Modern Languages with Business BA

   
   
  

Fact file - 2018 entry

Qualification
Modern Languages with Business | BA Hons
UCAS code
R9N1
Duration
4 years full-time/year 3 out (available part-time)
A level offer
ABB 
Required subjects
GCSE maths, B or above. one of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish if you wish to study two languages.
IB score
32 (5 at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level (B programme) in your post-IB language(s) 
Course location
University Park Campus
Course places
15
School/department
 

Overview

This course enables you to combine the study of two European languages with a range of non-linguistic modules and business modules.
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This course enables you to combine the study of one or two European languages to final degree level with a range of non-linguistic modules and business modules.

If you wish to study one language, choose from: French (post-A level); German (beginners or post-A level); Russian (beginners or post-A level); or Spanish (beginners or post-A level).

If you wish to study two languages, choose from French, German, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish (post-A level or beginners’ level); or  Serbian/Croatian (beginners’ level). At least one of your two languages must be one of our post-A level languages (French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), as you may only include one beginners’ language in your programme.

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 language or 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 the language or languages you have studied and a broad knowledge of the culture of the countries where they are spoken. Your international experience will recommend you to employers.

Year one 

You begin a structured language course in the language or languages of your choice. You are also introduced to the modern history and culture related to your language(s). A third of your studies will be in entrepreneurship, economics and organisational studies.

Year two

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 language or languages are spoken. A third of your studies will be in marketing and organisational studies.

Year three

You will divide your time between countries where your chosen language(s) are spoken. Depending on where your placement is, you could study at one of our exchange universities, teach on the British Council assistantship programme, or undertake a work placement with a company. 

For more information see our Year Abroad page.

Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government. For more information, see our Year Abroad page and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies statement on Brexit and our year abroad provision.

Year four

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 language(s) are spoken. You will also study human resource management and another business discipline of your choice.

More information 

See also the Nottingham University Business School.
 

Entry requirements

A levels: ABB including B in one of French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish if you want to study two languages. GCSE maths, grade B or above

English language requirements 

IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element)

If you require additional support to take your language skills to the required level, you can attend a presessional course at the Centre for English Language Education (CELE), which is accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English. Successful students can progress onto their chosen degree course without taking IELTS again.

Alternative qualifications 

We recognise that potential students have a wealth of different experiences and follow a variety of pathways into higher education, so we treat applicants with alternative qualifications (besides A-levels and the International Baccalaureate) as individuals, and accept students with a range of less conventional qualifications including:

  • Access to HE Diploma
  • Advanced Diploma
  • BTEC HND/HNC
  • BTEC Extended Diploma

This list is not exhaustive, and we consider applicants with other qualifications on an individual basis. The entry requirements for alternative qualifications can be quite specific; for example you may need to take certain modules and achieve a specified grade in those modules. Please contact us to discuss the transferability of your qualification.

For more information, please see the alternative qualifications page.

Flexible admissions policy

In recognition of our applicants’ varied experience and educational pathways, The University of Nottingham employs a flexible admissions policy. We may make some applicants an offer lower than advertised, depending on their personal and educational circumstances. Please see the University’s admissions policies and procedures for more information.

 

 
 

Modules

This is a combined honours course, meaning it has three components. All three components have equal weighting in the degree. 

This course enables you to combine the study of one or two European languages to final degree level with a range of non-linguistic and business studies modules. 

If you wish to study one language, choose from: French (post-A level); German (beginners or post-A level); Russian (beginners or post-A level).

If you wish to study two languages, choose from French, German, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish (post-A level or beginners’ level), or Serbian/Croatian (beginners’ level). At least one of your two languages must be one of our post-A level languages (French, German, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish), as you may only include one beginners’ language in your programme.

In addition to your language study, you will follow core language modules appropriately alongside modules from the Business School, on our Jubilee campus.



Typical Year One Modules

Business School Modules

Entrepreneurship and Business

This module presents a formal analysis of entrepreneurship in theory and practice leading on to a consideration of creativity and business concept generation. You’ll have 11 two-hour lectures with the module concluding with the practical application of these theories and concepts in a business planning and business concept presentation.

 
Work and Society

The module explores the nature of work and society. The module will look at the development of our understanding of work and society. The development of the industrial and the post-industrial society will be explored and its impact on the nature of work, organisation and management.

There will be a historical and critical review of the schools of thought and key writers. Examples of research into individual and group experiences of work, organisation and management will be discussed.

 
New Venture Creation

New Venture Creation will engage you in the more practical elements of innovation and enterprise activity, in terms of creating new businesses and entrepreneurship within the corporate environment. You will become prepared for enterprise activity across a variety of contexts. 

 
Organisational Behaviour

This module will introduce you to the basic ideas of organisational behaviour. The content will encourage you to develop an understanding of managing and developing people within business organisations.

The module will draw its primary material from the major theorists and theories of both organisational psychology and organisational behaviour. The module will also develop links with other aspects of the business school curriculum such as general management and international business.

 
 

Language Departments

Students on this degree course will typically take core modules in the first year of study and select from a range of optional modules in the second and final year of the course. Beginners normally follow a set programme in their beginners’ language in the first two years of the course, with the same range of optional modules available to them in their final year. For more details of optional modules in your particular language combination, please see the pages for our single honours languages degrees. 

Introduction to French and Francophone Studies
You will receive a firm grounding in the structures of French through the core language module. You will also follow a core module 'Introduction to French and Francophone Studies' which will prepare you for studying the range of topics and skills you will develop in your degree course. You will also choose optional modules in French literature and the history and politics of contemporary France.
 

Contemporary France

This module will focus on a selection of themes: French political institutions, with particular emphasis on the presidency; political parties in France; immigration and identity, including questions of identity in contemporary French culture.

 

Introduction to French Literature: Representations of Paris

This module aims to introduce students to the comparative study of literature and culture, inviting students to consider how Paris is represented in a range of texts (poetic, narrative and filmic) in the modern period (post-1800). Students will learn reading techniques adapted to different genres and media, and to consider representations of the city within their broader social, historical and critical contexts.

 

Introduction to German Studies 

This is the core module for first year students of German. We look at the history of German and introduce you to the linguistic study of the language, and at a range of themes and styles in German literature linked to key areas of German and Austrian culture (such as gender relations, migration, and race). Further topics address the study of German film, and German history with a focus on recent history since German reunification in 1990. The module gives students insight into the different areas we teach and also the skills to explore these areas in more depth in subsequent modules.
 

Linguistics: The Sounds of German

This module will introduce students to selected topics in the history of the Low Countries from the sixteenth century to the present day. It will focus on a number of key events and periods such as the fall of Antwerp in 1585, the Belgian Revolution of 1830, the Flemish Movement and the Second World War. You’ll spend two hours per week in lectures and seminars studying for this module.
 

Hitler and the Third Reich

Although the Third Reich is very well researched, it still raises many questions: How could Adolf Hitler gain so much power? How could a whole nation ‘fall’ for the Nazi ideology? Why the Jews? In this module we will discuss and research Nazi politics as well as its society and culture. We will consider propaganda, the press, youth and women’s organisations, as well as the role of films, art and literature. Theoretical writings on fascist ideology will provide us with relevant background knowledge and we will work with original German materials such as documents, newspapers, photos, posters, films and speeches.

 

Nation, Myth, Identity: Introduction to Russian and Slavonic Studies

This module introduces students to important areas and topics in Russian and Slavonic Studies, examining important aspects of the histories and cultures of the region, as well as aspects of the languages, cultures and literary traditions. You will learn to analyse a wide range of cultural phenomena, including pictures, music, film, literary texts and other kinds of written sources.

 

From Tsarism to Communism: Introduction to Russian History and Culture

This module introduces the development of Russian history and culture, starting with the reign of Peter the Great (1682-1725), following the development of Russia into a modern state through to the end of the 19th century, and ending with a survey of the Bolshevik Revolution and the early Soviet period (1917-c.1928). Alongside the history of Russia, students learn about aspects of Russian culture relevant to different periods of its history (such as painting, architecture, music, folklore and religious beliefs).

 

Modern Russian Literature: Texts, Contexts, Approaches

This year-long module introduces Russian literature of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries through study of texts by canonical writers such as Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, Chekhov, Zamiatin, Bulgakov and Akhmatova, as well as by some exciting contemporary authors. Alongside insights into the changing culture of Russia over this dynamic period of history, the module equips students with skills for analysing and discussing prose, poetry and drama.

 

Introduction to Literature in Spanish

You’ll read a series of key texts from Spain and Spanish America. Its purpose is to impart an essential body of literary-historical and cultural knowledge relating to the main periods, genres and conventions of literature in Spanish from the Middle Ages to the modern period. You’ll spend two hours per week in lectures and seminars studying for this module.

 

Spain and Portugal in the Twentieth Century

In this module you’ll study the evolution of Spanish and Portuguese history, politics and culture from 1898 to the present day. You’ll be encouraged to draw links between the Portuguese and Spanish experiences, and place both countries’ experience of the twentieth century within the broader context of European and wider global history in this period. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the development of both countries from a (perceived) position of ‘difference’ and ‘backwardness’ to relatively prosperous, economically developed and culturally diverse members of the European Union. You’ll spend around 4 hours in lectures each week.

 
 

Politics and Literature in Contemporary 'Hispanic' Literature

This module aims to develop your knowledge and understanding of the interfaces between literature and politics through the study of the way in which crucial social and political issues are articulated in contemporary Spanish cultural artefacts. You’ll have a weekly two-hour seminar to cover material in this module.

 

 

 

Typical Year Two Modules

Business School Modules

Marketing Management

This module is designed to focus on the strategic and operational aspects of marketing management. It will examine:

  • understanding the marketing concept
  • the role of marketing within business and its contribution to business performance and enhancing value
  • developing marketing strategy
  • segmentation, targeting and positioning
  • managing the marketing mix
  • planning and implementation
 
International Entrepreneurship

This module will develop your understanding of entrepreneurship in an international context through considering a range of key issues and topics. The module adopts a critical and broad-ranging social science approach to the subject and aims to provide you with the ability to analyse entrepreneurship from an international perspective within the context of a wide range of management, organisation studies and social science debates.

The module focuses on both the conceptual aspects of international entrepreneurship as well as practical elements in order to equip you with a valid grounding of both theory and practice.

 
Strategic Management: Content and Analysis

To aid the formulation of effective strategies, this module will introduce and analyse the fundamental tools and techniques of strategic management. Content will include:

  • the concept of strategy
  • environmental analysis (including the Five Forces framework, strategic groups, and scenario planning)
  • internal resources and competencies (including the resource-based view, core competencies, and dynamic capabilities)
  • positioning strategies (including Porter's Generic Strategies, Value Chain, and Blue Ocean Strategy)
  • corporate strategy and diversification (including portfolio matrices and Rumelt's diversification types)
  • the alignment of strategy and structure
  • growth methods, including M&A and strategic alliances
 
Technology and Organization

This module considers several of the transformations that have arisen in contemporary organisations as a result of the use of information systems. Topics include different ways to understand the relationship between technology and organisation and implications of technology for knowledge management and other management areas.

 
 

Language Departments

French and Francophone Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Francophone Africa: Exploring Contemporary Issues through Culture

This module explores a range of political and social issues relevant to contemporary sub-Saharan Francophone Africa through literature, film and popular culture. It also offers an overview of the history of the French language in Africa and introduces students to the range of varieties of French spoken there today. You’ll have an hour each of seminars and lectures weekly for this course.

 
Difference and Equality in Post-War French Thought

This module explores the socio-cultural politics of equality through the study of three key texts by prominent French and Francophone thinkers. It considers the equality and inequality of class, gender and race through close readings of the texts within the wider context of twentieth-century French and Francophone history and culture as well as in relation to major philosophical and theoretical ideas and traditions such as semiotics, linguistics, Marxism, postcolonialism, existentialism, feminism and psychoanalysis. You’ll have an hour long seminar weekly plus a workshop to aid your understanding of the module content.

 

Language and Politics in 21st Century French

The module will focus on the interplay between language and politics in 21st-century French. It will address issues of ideology, identity, and power in French-speaking countries from a linguistic perspective. Students will examine the driving forces behind the invention and the preservation of standard French, the role of norms and variation in identity politics, and the role of language choices in current political debates in France. Students will apply the principles and methods of sociolinguistics and cognitive linguistics to a variety of recent textual and audiovisual documents, and digital data (TV programmes, news broadcasts, interviews, radio podcasts, corpora based on social media and online newspapers).

 
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German Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Rundfunk und Fernsehen in Deutschland

In this module we will study the role of radio and television in Germany. We will investigate the cultural and economic functions of those media in German society and analyse the relationship between public and commercial broadcasters. We will study a range of programming formats (news, infotainment, soaps, quiz shows) and discuss a variety of critical approaches to understanding modern media. Intercultural issues will be explored through comparisons with British television.

 

Stories of War, Revolution and Globalisation

Building on the introductions to literary study in year 1, this second-year module combines the detailed discussion of stories (Novellen) from the 19th century with a closer look at the ways in which German literature engages with European and world history between 1789 and 1914. Historical themes include the French Revolution, the memory of Napoleon, and the impact of industrialisation and colonial globalisation in the 19th century. Authors include Joseph von Eichendorff (the quintessential German Romantic poet), Wilhelm Hauff (one of the first modern professional writers), and Wilhelm Raabe (a leading representative of German Realism). 

 
From Runes to ROFL: Language Change in the Germanic Languages
This module will introduce students to the history of the Germanic languages, from the earliest linguistic evidence up to the present day. We will investigate the major sound changes that distinguish Dutch, German and other Germanic languages like English from the rest of the Indo-European language family (which includes French, Greek, and many other European languages, as well as Sanskrit). You'll look at the process by which Dutch and German went their separate ways , ultimately emerging as two standardised languages in the 17th century. You'll spend two hours per week in lectures and seminars.
 
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Russian and Slavonic Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

The World of Orthodox Sainthood

You’ll gain an understanding of the growth and development of the cult of saints in the Eastern Christian world in the context of the history and culture of late antiquity and the middle ages. In particular, you’ll learn to interpret original written sources and icons and will master the basic tools for conducting research in the field, spending around three hours in lectures and seminars each week. 

 
Screening Russia: Film and Society from the Tsars to Putin

In this module you will acquire an in-depth understanding of developments in Russian society and culture as reflected in popular and influential films from around 1900 to the present day. You’ll examine how films are constructed technically and develop skills in analysing cinema in its historical and social contexts. You’ll spend two hours per week in lectures and seminars

 

Repression and Resistance: Dissidents and Exiles in Russian Culture

This module provides you with an introduction to the themes of dissidence and exile, central notions in Russian literature, culture and thinking, using the examples of the life and work of four major Russian writers of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (Pushkin, Dostoevsky, Nabokov, Bulgakov). You will learn the theory of different literary forms (verse narrative, novel, short story and drama).

 
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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Hispanic Visual Culture

This module aims to provide an introduction to cinema and painting in in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, from the late fifteenth century to the present. You will learn to analyse paintings in terms of what is spatially and metaphorically represented on the canvas, and in understanding the styles and contexts from which the paintings emerge. You will also be trained in addressing questions of style, form, socio-historical context and narrative in contemporary cinema from Spain and Latin America. You will gain skills in critical analysis, research methods, and presenting complex arguments, and an understanding of visual texts as documents bearing witness to the temper of their times.

 

Discoveries, Empire and Colonies in the Lusophone World

This module brings together the histories and cultures of key regions of the world in which Portugal establishes varying degrees of colonial rule between the 16th and 20th centuries. In this module you will examine the historical background to the age of Discoveries against which Portugal emerged as a leader in maritime exploration and European Imperialism. You will also examine the historical and political events of Portuguese colonialism and imperialism in Africa and Brazil, with an emphasis on understanding the political and social significance of cultural production in developing countries. In this module you will have a combination of lectures and seminars totalling 2 hours per week.

 
Nation Building and National Identities in the Lusophone World

In this module you will be introduced to some of the major texts of the Portuguese-speaking world. You will examine the ways in which ideas of nationhood and national identity have been expressed and constructed through cultures of the Lusophone world. You will study the ways in which cultural production is embedded in the formation of nationhood and ideas about national identity and therefore culture are examined through its political and historical context. For this module you will have a 2-hour lecture each week.

 
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Year Three 

You will divide your time between countries where your chosen language(s) are spoken. Depending on where your placement is, you could study at one of our exchange universities, teach on the British Council assistantship programme, or undertake a work placement with a company. 

For more information see our Year Abroad page.

Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government. For more information, see our Year Abroad page and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies statement on Brexit and our year abroad provision.
Typical Year Four Modules


Business School Modules

Business Ethics

This module explores business-society relations through the theories and practices of business ethics and social responsibility (BE&SR). The module will consist of two parts.

The first part will address the concept of business ethics, a discussion of citizenship theory and the challenges of globalisation and sustainability. It will also look at the normative nature of ethical theories, how business ethics has evolved and prescriptions from theoretical frameworks as to how business should be managed.

The second part of the module will address the issues, impacts of business on individual stakeholder groups and analyse business ethics and social responsibility in relation to each group.

 
  • International Business

Topic covered include:

  • environment
  • theory of multinational enterprises
  • entry strategies
  • international leadership
  • operating in international markets
 
Strategic Management:  Process and Practice

This module examines the managerial and organisational factors that influence the formation and subsequent realisation of strategy. It enables you to develop skills in the analysis of strategic processes and practice with particular reference to the role of organisation in strategy development and execution, strategic leadership, strategic change, internationalisation and stakeholder management in strategic management.

 
Sustainable Business Challenge

This module simulates the challenges of running a large business and meeting the demands of stakeholders. Teams of students will play the role of the senior management team of a large UK corporation, and must deliver strategic change and react to tactical issues that unfold during the module. Each group will deliver responses to a series of unfolding challenges from customers, media, regulators, and other prominent stakeholders.

 
 

Language Departments


French and Francophone Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Citizenship, Ethnicity and National Identity in Post-War France

This year-long module will examine the range of social, political and philosophical questions raised by mass immigration to France in the post-war period. These questions will be tackled through historical analysis of patterns of migration and changing immigration policies, as well as through the study of relevant films, novels and theoretical texts which engage with questions of citizenship, identity and ethnicity. You’ll have an hour long lecture and an hour-long seminar weekly for this module.

 

Subtitling and Dubbing from French into English

This module focuses on the theory and practice of two modes of audio-visual translation: subtitling and dubbing. The linguistic, technical, and cultural theoretical underpinnings of subtitling and dubbing from French into English will be examined in detail, and students will be able to put the theory into practice using professional dedicated software. 

 

French Documentary Cinema

This module introduces students to French documentary cinema, by examining the work of a range of filmmakers and exploring the theoretical, socio-cultural and ethical questions raised by documentary cinema. You will spend 2 hours a week in lectures and seminars on this module. 

 
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German Studies
 

Choose from a list of optional modules including:

Culture and Society in the Weimar Republic

The Weimar Republic (1919-1933) was one of the most fascinating and culturally productive periods of German history, but it was equally ridden by crises and violent conflicts. This module aims to introduce central issues in the literary and social developments of Weimar Germany. You will study a wide range of materials (literary texts, film, aesthetic and political programmes) to analyse key features of the period. Topics will include the impact of the Great War, developments in the press and the cinema, political confrontations, cabaret, and unemployment. You will have one 2-hour and one 1-hour seminar per week in addition to four hours of private study.

 

Translation and Linguistic Exchange

This optional module offers in-depth discussion of grammatical, lexical and idiomatic aspects of German and English as well as issues of translation, register and cultural difference. Regular practical work on translation from and into German in small groups of native speakers of both target languages will not only instigate an intellectual discussion of linguistic and translation issues but will also offer an opportunity to explore each language from at least two cultural perspectives. Nottingham students will work with exchange students from Germany and/or Austria in this module.

 

‘Heimat’ in the German Cinema

Heimat, a political and psychological concept of rural rootedness, is at the core of German identity, and the Heimat genre has been ever-present in the German cinema since the days of the silent cinema. This module will explore the cultural and historical contexts of the concept of Heimat through the study of Heimat films from different historical moments. We will explore the artistically ambitious and politically controversial 1920s/30s mountain films; the immensely popular Heimat films of the 1950s; the aesthetically challenging and critical anti-Heimat films of the 1960s/70s; Edgar Reitz’s landmark historical saga of the 1980s; and post-1990s reinventions of the genre. We shall ask why film-makers in Germany and Austria keep returning to this genre. In addition we shall consider the question of the alien within the Heimat, the gendering of Heimat and the representation of nature and modernity in these films. 

 
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Russian and Slavonic Studies
 

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Russian Popular Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries

The module offers an in-depth study of the development of popular music in Russia in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will gain knowledge of the popular musical culture of the late Tsarist, Soviet and post-Soviet eras, and learn to analyse songs and performances using such concepts as authorship, performance, technology and ideology. You will have one lecture and one two-hour seminar per week on this module.

 

Nabokov’s Fiction

This module examines the life and work of Vladimir Nabokov, one of the most important writers of twentieth-century Russian literature. The main focus is on Nabokov’s works from his Russian-language period (1919-40), but examples of his later work written in English (1940-77) are also studied.

 
Russian Interpreting

Introducing you to Russian-English interpreting, topics covered include evaluating interpreting, differences between English and Russian and problems of interpreting arising from these, reference sources, equivalence at and above word level and strategies for dealing with non-equivalence, collocation and idiom, cultural factors, and language variety. You’ll spend around two hours per week in practical classes and lectures.

 

Serbian/Croatian for Linguists

This module is a fast-track course of study for students in their final year who wish to acquire a new language. The module is based on the textbook Teach Yourself Serbian and will introduce you to everyday use of the language. Through three hours of practical classes each week, you’ll study different points of grammar (syntax and morphology) as well as vocabulary for everyday situations.

 
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Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies

choose from a list of optional modules including:

Business and Society in Spain

This module explores Spanish business from both a historical and contemporary perspective. It begins by looking at changes in the social, economic, political and technological environment for business since the transition to democracy and assesses their impact on the composition of the private sector in Spain. The main themes include the economic legacy of dictatorship, changes in the global and European regulatory environment, the influence of neoliberal thinking, the role of entrepreneurship, the relationship between state and business and Spanish business’ response to the spread of the knowledge economy and rapid technological change. The module also looks at recent challenges to business in Spain. In particular, it explores the impact of the economic crisis on the private sector, the criticism of business’ involvement in a number of high-profile corruption scandals and proposals emanating from new political formations such as Podemos aimed at increasing state regulation of the private sector. Finally, the module analyses new social innovations and practices that are challenging business’ pre-eminence in the production and distribution of goods and services in Spain. In doing so, it reveals a diverse and vibrant landscape that integrates a range of practices including co-operativism, social markets and community currencies.

 

Politics and Literature in Contemporary Spain

The module aims to impart understanding of the interfaces between literature and politics, by studying the articulation of key social and political issues and aesthetics in contemporary Spanish cultural artefacts. The module aims to discuss the status of literary writing in late capitalism, concentrating on how contemporary ‘Hispanic’ authors have dealt with issues of language, identity, culture, society, nationhood, gender, class, memory, time and writing. It also explores debates regarding the consistency of the categories of ‘Spain’ and ‘Spanishness’ when analysing cultural production in contemporary Iberia, and assesses the competing discursive practices involved in remapping the notion of Spanish canonical literature at the beginning of the new millennium.

 

Lusophone Identities, Culture, and Modernity in Portugal and Africa

In this module you will focus on identities and identity formation, as represented or articulated in literary, cinematic and visual texts, as the basis of a chronological survey of the development of Lusophone societies and culture in the 20th century. You will focus on two particular areas: the political ramifications of contending conceptions of race, gender, and sexuality in the last century and the role of cultural indentity and ‘identity’ politics’ in nation-building and in the negotiation of, and recovery from, collective crises such as regime change and civil conflict. For this module you will have a 2-hour seminar each week.

 

Comparative Modern Literature in the Romance Languages

In this module you will be introduced to the major currents in the 20th Century in the context of finisecular and early 20th century European and American literature and culture in order to situate the latter common preoccupations and formal experiments of writers of poetry and short fiction of various nationalities, languages and cultures. This module consists of two case studies split between the Autumn semester where you will focus on the comparative analysis of works by poets such as Rubén Darío and Mallarmé, Apollinaire and Alberti, and Fernando Pessoa among others. In the Spring semester you will you focus on the parallel developments in the evolution of the short story across a similar range of languages and cultures and include an analysis of short fictions from authors such as Jorge Luis Borges, João Guimarães Rosa, Carlos Fuentes among others. For this module you will have a 2-hour seminar each week.

 
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The modules we offer are inspired by the research interests of our staff and as a result may change for reasons of, for example, research developments or legislation changes. The above list is a sample of typical modules we offer, not a definitive list.

 
 

Year abroad

You will divide your time between countries where your chosen language(s) are spoken. Depending on where your placement is, you could study at one of our exchange universities, teach on the British Council assistantship programme, or undertake a work placement with a company. 

For more information see our Year Abroad page.

 
Options available to you may depend on the details of the Brexit settlement negotiated by the UK government. For more information, see our Year Abroad page and the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies statement on Brexit and our year abroad provision.

Careers

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 

Availability for employment and salary data for this school is not attainable due to a small sample size. Please contact the school for guidance:

e: clas-general@nottingham.ac.uk

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.  

The University of Nottingham is the best university in the UK for graduate employment, according to the 2017 The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

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Fees and funding

Scholarships and bursaries

The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help. For up to date information regarding tuition fees, visit our fees and finance pages.

Home students*

Over one third of our UK students receive our means-tested core bursary, worth up to £2,000 a year. Full details can be found on our financial support pages.

* A 'home' student is one who meets certain UK residence criteria. These are the same criteria as apply to eligibility for home funding from Student Finance.

International/EU students

Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 40 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees. Find out more about scholarships, fees and finance for international students.

 
 
 

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Assessment

This course contains a period of study or work abroad between the second and final year of the degree programme. Students' language skills and cultural understanding are assessed through a mix of presentations and written assignments upon their return to Nottingham.

This course includes one or more pieces of formative assessment.  

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Admissions Administrator. School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies 
 

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The University of Nottingham
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