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Modern Languages for Business Management with German MA (Hons)

Heriot-Watt University

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UCAS CODE: C4BG

Course options

  • Qualification

    Master of Arts (with Honours) - MA (Hons)

  • Location

    Edinburgh Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    12-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

This programme gives a thorough grounding in a modern foreign language (either Chinese, French, German or Spanish) and develops their knowledge of the society and business culture of the countries in which this language is spoken, as well as the principles of business management and their application in global workplaces. It allows students to gain the knowledge, skills and expertise required to enter the employment market and to open up opportunities for a global career.In years 1, 2 and 4 students take a mix of mandatory and optional courses, including one mandatory Business Management-focused course per semester. Year 3 **Level 1** Students take language courses (1 per semester) at Intermediate level (for those with Post-Higher/ A-level qualifications in the language of study) or they will follow an accelerated intensive beginners course. Mandatory courses explore intercultural issues and the history and culture of countries where the chosen language is spoken, as well as management in a global context. and students will have the opportunity to develop their critical writing skills and employability through optional courses. Those who take Intermediate level language courses can also choose two courses from a range of electives.**Level 2**Level 2 moves into the advanced study of students’ chosen languages. It includes two Advanced language courses, as well as mandatory courses exploring intercultural issues in Business Management, general linguistics, and the principles underlying the key aspects of cultures, societies and political systems in contemporary Europe and the wider world. Two elective courses can be chosen from a range of electives. **Level 3**Students will spend at least one semester working or studying abroad but may spend the full year abroad if they wish. If one semester is spent abroad, students will return to Edinburgh to undertake supervised project work in the other semester. **Level 4**Level 4 comprises one language course in each semester, three mandatory courses on international politics, and aspects of international Business Management. Students can also choose one optional course from a selection including modules on sustainable development and comparative cultural studies. In addition, students will complete an Honours Dissertation in the course of the year.

Application deadline

26 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,000per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBC - ABB

including B in German for entry to Year 1. For entry to Year 2: ABB including A in German and one of the following at B - Accounting, Business, Economics or Maths.

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University information

Heriot-Watt University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, Edinburgh, City Of, EH14 4AS, Scotland

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 122 6

    9th out of 40 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    168 79%

    14th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76.0 76%

    34th

    6
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    87th

    28
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    192 99%

    2nd

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    70.0 70%

    19th

    8
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    13th

    12

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