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Business Studies with French BA (Hons)

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Course facts

  • UCAS code: N1R1
  • Bangor code: BA/BSFr
  • Course length: 3 years

This degree is 67% business subject, 33% language. Degrees that involve one-third language study and two-thirds at Bangor Business School are 3-year courses based entirely in Bangor.

Business Studies will provide insights and expertise in specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance. You will study specialised topics such as entrepreneurship and international business. You will also develop awareness of the wider environment in which businesses operate, by studying subjects such as business economics and business law.

French will give you advanced skills in the French language, and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into the culture, society and history that go with it. The French course has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year.

Entry requirements

  • 260-300 points – all subjects accepted.
  • GCSE grade C in Mathematics or equivalent is essential.
  • The Welsh Baccalaureate Qualifiaction is accepted.
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: 310-335 CAO points.
  • Equivalent overseas qualifications.
  • IELTS 6.0 (international candidates).
  • We consider mature students on individual merit.
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to year 2.

In French, German, Italian and Spanish, there are separate entry routes for students who have A-level or equivalent in the language subject and those who do not.

Career Prospects

Many Business School graduates pursue careers in areas such as accountancy, banking, investment, insurance, risk management, marketing, human resource management and retail management. Studying Modern Languages opens the door to a wide variety of careers. Many Bangor Modern Languages graduates have, of course, gone into teaching and translating, but just as many have embarked upon successful careers in the civil service, business and commerce, industry and the media. The skills you learn whilst studying languages - cultural awareness, communication, accuracy, planning and logical analysis - are valued highly by employers from all sectors of the economy.

You will spend up to 15 hours per week in lectures, seminars and tutorials. For Business School subjects there is a mixture of continuous assessment and written examinations. You will complete assignments such as collecting and analysing information from commercial databases or the internet, preparing business case studies, writing essays and completing problem-solving exercises. For Languages, you will do role-plays, video and textual analysis, aural transcriptions, oral presentations and precis and report writing.

What will I study?

Please see the Course Content information for Business Studies and for French.

Modules for the 2014–15 academic year:

Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1
Semester 2
40 credits from:

Year 2 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1
Semester 2

Optional Modules

30 credits from:

Year 3 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1
Semester 2

Optional Modules

20 credits from:
10 credits from:
  • Bangor Business School is a multidisciplinary School which employs specialists across a broad range of business subjects.
  • We have strong links with industry through partnerships with professional bodies such as the ACCA and CIM and we operate programmes that are designed to share knowledge between the university sector and outside businesses and other organisations.
  • The teaching facilities in the School of Modern Languages include five satellite TV systems and a high-class multimedia language centre.
  • Our staff are active researchers in their subject areas and we enjoy an international reputation and are ranked No.1 in the UK for Finance and Accounting research.
  • We have excellent computing facilities.
  • Bangor offers an attractive range of postgraduate degrees (MA and MSc) in business and finance subjects and in European Studies.

Contact us:

Bangor Business School's Admissions Office
Tel: +44 (0) 1248 382085
E-mail: business@bangor.ac.uk

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