Modern Language and Business & Management (Portuguese) (4 Years) [BA]
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UCAS course code: NR15
UCAS institution code: M20
Degree awarded: BA
Duration: 4 years
Typical A level offer: Grades AAB-BBB inc a Modern Foreign Language + GCSE Maths grade B
Course fees: Please refer to the undergraduate fees pages for the latest information.
Academic department: School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Related website: www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/
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Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 3211
How to apply: Apply through UCAS.
BA (Hons) Modern Language and Business & Management (Portuguese) gives students a thorough grounding in the principles of business, management and economics and their application in the workplace in both European and global contexts
This is a four-year course with the third year being spent abroad under approved conditions in a country where the language of study is spoken. Students may be able to weight their course towards either business and management or towards the language.
- Students will develop a strong grounding in Portuguese language and develop a sophisticated understanding of topics affecting Portuguese speaking populations across the world.
- Students will study either European or Brazillian Portuguese throughout the course, alongside a range of cultural modules in areas such as contemporary culture, colonialism, literature and cinema from Brazil, Mozambique and Portugal.
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.
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- 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.
Selected entry requirements
AAB-BBB including a Modern Foreign Language Grade B in Maths at GCSE
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AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level.
Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes.
Grade B in Maths and Grade C in English language
Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University.
31-36 points overall
Higher Level Requirements:
- 6,6,5 - 5,5,5 including a modern foreign language
Irish Leaving Certificate: We welcome applications from students studying for this qualification and all such applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.
Scottish Advanced Highers:
Grades AAB-BBB inc a Modern Foreign Language
Where a specified subject is not available at Advanced Higher level an A-Level or other equivalent must be offered.
A pass in the Welsh Baccalaureate is acceptable in combination with 2 A-Levels. Please see the section on A-Levels for relevant subject specific requirements.
European Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own or in combination with other qualifications. Applications from students studying for this qualification are welcome and all such applicants will be considered on an individual basis. Contact the University for further information.
Other international entry requirements: The University of Manchester has a rich academic heritage and is one of the world¿s leading research-intensive universities. It also has a long history of welcoming international students and seeks to continue this tradition by admitting excellent students from across the world. Details of country specific entry requirements are available from the University website.
BTEC Extended Diploma: Applicants with BTEC qualifications are welcomed and are considered on an individual basis. Please see the sections on A-Level and GCSE entry requirements for subject specific qualifications.
Access to HE Diploma:
Overall 60 credits are required with 45 at Merit grade at Level 3. Minimum of 15 credits in a modern foreign language. Where any subject is not available as part of the access course an A-level must be offered instead. Applicants must have Grade B at Maths GCSE. They must also EITHER have GCSE English language (at Grade C or higher), OR be able to demonstrate achievement at Level 2 (GCSE-equivalent) by, for example, having 6 credits in English language at Level 2. We also consider other factors such as additional educational achievements, life experience and skills on an individual basis.
Advanced Placement tests: The University welcomes applicants with the AP qualification. Such applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Advanced/Progression Diploma: The University of Manchester welcomes the introduction of the level 3 specialised diplomas. We look forward to providing guidance regarding progression opportunities and subject and grade requirements when further details on equivalences are published
Non-standard educational routes:
If you have followed a non-standard educational route and have been, for example, educated at home, your application will be considered against the standard entry criteria of the course to which you applied. You will be required to demonstrate that you meet the academic entry requirements as specified for the course. We will also require a reference which should be written by somebody who knows you well enough, in an official capacity, to write about you and your suitability for higher education. Please refer to UCAS for further information: UCAS reference guidelines
Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university.Acceptable English Language qualifications include IELTS 6.5 (with no individual component below 5.5), CPE grade C, CAE Grade B or another equivalent
Advice to applicants
How your application is considered
Decisions are made on the basis of the application as a whole with a particular focus on educational acheivement and predicted grades.
The conditions of offers will be determined by an applicants predicted grades.
Returning to education
Teaching and learning
- You will be taught through a mixture of formal lectures, seminars and tutorials. You will spend approximately 12 hours each week in formal study sessions. For every hour spent at University you will be expected to complete a further 2 - 3 hours independent study. You will also need to study during the holiday periods.
- The individual study component could be spent reading, producing written work, revising for examinations or working in the University's Language Centre
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