Modern Language and Business & Management (Portuguese) (4 Years) [BA]
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Course content for year 1
- Your time will be divided equally between your language and culture studies and your studies in business and management.
- Compulsory modules introduce finane, management, microeconomics, macroeconomics and develop transferable skills
- You will choose one further module from a range of options accross management, finance and economics
- Compulsory Portuguese language component for beginners or those with an A-level (or equivalent)
- Compulsory linguistic module and module on Portuguese colonialism
Course content for year 2
- You may be able to study up to two thirds of your course in either business and management or language and cultural studies
- You will have a large degree of flexibility to tailor your business and management units to your interests
- Opportunity to study the 'Leadership in Action' module as part of the Manchester Leadership Programme.
- You will continue to develop your Portuguese language
- Further modules focus on cultures of Brazil and Mozambique
Course content for year 3
- Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.
- For further information on the year abroad please see the residence abroad webpage.
Course content for year 4
- You may be able to weight your course toward either subject
- Large reange of specialized modules available in business and management
- Compuslory language component reflecting the Portuguese you were exposed to in year 3
- Optional modules in cinema or literature
- Optional dissertation with one-to-one supervision from an academic member of staff
Languages qualify you for a wide range of employment. Your high-level language skills will open up numerous paths with an international dimension (e.g. business, industry and finance). You will also have excellent all-round communication skills making you a strong contender for openings in the media, PR and similar areas.
In our experience, many graduates go straight into business services, marketing, advertising, management, banking or communications. Others opt for postgraduate study or further vocational training to become accountants, lawyers, teachers (in England or abroad) or enter the Civil Service.
Did you know?
- MI5 actively recruit graduates with language skills
- Past students have gone into areas as diverse as Radio Reporting, Advertising, Accountancy, Events Management, Commercial Management and International Sales.
- Graduates from The University of Manchester are amongst the highest paid in the country
- More employers recruit at The University of Manchester than at any other UK university
- The University of Manchester's Careers Service is consistently voted the best in the country by both students and employers
- The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures is one of the largest and most diverse in the UK and has received the prestigious European Award for Languages from CiLT, the National Centre for Languages.
- The University hold open days twice a year (usually June and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.
- If your application is successful you will be invited to a visit day specifically for your area of study. On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, meet members of staff and current students and discuss study aims and qualifications with admissions staff.
- We do not normally interview applicants. We make offers after carefully considering your UCAS application.