International Business and Italian B BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: 1T16
Start date: September 2017, September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: Yes
Italy has been an important player in Europe for centuries and has a huge, rich cultural heritage. If you’ve never studied it before, this degree will allow you to learn Italian from scratch while gaining an understanding of the strategic and operational issues involved in running successful foreign operations.
Core modules will introduce key issues in international business, as well as developing language skills. But we also offer a wide range of optional modules so you can study the topics that interest you, from Dante and Petrarch to minority languages and using Italian in business. You’ll even spend a year in Italy to gain first-hand experience.
From transnational corporations to Primo Levi via Renaissance humanism and today’s global economy, this broad-based degree will equip you with a wide range of skills. You’ll gain awareness of another culture alongside valuable business knowledge, supported by the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL).
Digital language labs, audio/video practice booths and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) are all housed in our fully-equipped Language Centre. It also stocks an extensive lending library of foreign films and newspapers among other on-demand resources.
If you’re interested in translation studies, we also offer specialised computing facilities in our Electronic Resource Information Centre. Our Interpreter Training Suites also offer you the chance to explore a career in interpreting.
Our International Business degrees are accredited by the Institute of Export which allows you to acquire an exporting qualification after your studies and strengthens your job prospects in international trade.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.
You’ll spend your first year taking core modules on the principles of international business, as well as developing reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in Italian and discovering Italian history and culture. You’ll even take one of our Cornerstone modules to help you make connections between your subjects.
This will give you a firm foundation to build on in the following year, when you’ll continue with core modules on topics like management and research, but also choose from optional modules in topics such as Dante and linguistic variation in modern Italy. However, this year will also focus on building your language skills ahead of year three, which you’ll spend in Italy to gain first-hand experience of the local culture.
When you return to Leeds, you’ll have a new perspective and much sharper language skills that will allow you to take part in advanced Italian classes, as well as an even broader range of optional modules. You’ll also study issues such as strategic management to develop your knowledge of international business, and you’ll have the chance to specialise on a topic of your choice when you complete a dissertation.
These are typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
|Beginners Italian 1||20 credits|
|Beginners Italian 2||20 credits|
|Academic and Professional Development for Studies in International Business||10 credits|
|Principles of International Business||20 credits|
|Global Entrepreneurship||10 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application||20 credits|
|Art and Literature in Medieval and Renaissance Italy: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italy from Fascism to the Present||10 credits|
|Fictions of Fascism (B): Watching the Detectives||10 credits|
|Italian Cinema: An Introduction||10 credits|
|Italian Language||20 credits|
|Research Methods in International Business||20 credits|
|Managing International Business||20 credits|
|Linguistic Variety in Modern Italy||20 credits|
|Power, Pain and Beauty: Introduction to the Art and Literature of the Italian Renaissance||20 credits|
|Italy: Regions, Identities and Nation||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Italy||120 credits|
|Italian Language 3||20 credits|
|International Business Dissertation||40 credits|
|International Strategic Management||20 credits|
|Italian Cinemas/Italian Histories||20 credits|
|'Giocare al Romanzo': Italo Calvino and the Novel, from Neorealism to Postmodern||20 credits|
|Dark Italy: Italian Crime Fiction||20 credits|
|A Year With 366 Days: A Journey Through Petrarch's Canzoniere||20 credits|
|Made in Italy. Italian for Business||20 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
At Leeds we want you to benefit from the depth and breadth of the University's expertise, to prepare you for success in an ever-changing and challenging world. This course gives you the opportunity to broaden your learning by studying discovery modules. Find out more on the Broadening webpages.
Learning and teaching
The School of Languages, Cultures and Societies and Leeds University Business School are both home to tutors who are experts and leading researchers in their fields.We use different teaching and learning methods to help you benefit from their expertise, including lectures, seminars, tutorials, and in some cases workshops. However, independent learning is a vital part of the degree, since it helps you to develop your critical and research skills.
A range of assessment methods are also used, including exams and essays. Some modules may also include group work, oral presentations and other forms of coursework. Throughout your time at Leeds you’ll be able to access plenty of support, such as extra classes on topics like public speaking and exam technique.Back to top
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
GCSE: 6/B in Mathematics.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. GCSE Mathematics at grade 6/B is required. An interview and a piece of written work may be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1.
35 overall with 16 at Higher Level and 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AAAABB in Highers.
The Welsh Baccalaureate is not typically included in the academic conditions of an offer made to you for this course. If you choose to undertake the Welsh Baccalaureate we would strongly encourage you to draw upon these experiences within your personal statement, as your qualification will then be taken into account both when your application is initially considered by the selection panel and again when reviewed by the admissions tutor at the time your A-level results are passed to us.
European Baccalaureate: 80%
Read more about UK and Republic of Ireland accepted qualifications or contact the Schools Undergraduate Admissions Team.
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be ABB at A Level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
We welcome applications from mature students with Access qualifications, and from students with a wide range of qualifications.
Were committed to identifying the best possible applicants, regardless of personal circumstances or background.
Access to Leeds is an alternative admissions scheme which accepts applications from individuals who might be from low income households, in the first generation of their immediate family to apply to higher education, or have had their studies disrupted.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offers: BBB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information, contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
Improve your English
If you're an international student and you don't meet the English language requirements for this programme, you may be able to study our undergraduate pre-sessional English course, to help improve your English language level.
How to apply
Apply to this course through UCAS. The institution code for the University of Leeds is L23. Check the deadline for applications on the UCAS website.
International students apply through UCAS in the same way as UK/EU students. Our network of international representatives can help you with your application. If you’re unsure about the application process, contact the admissions team for help.
Read about visas, immigration and other information in International students. We recommend that international students apply as early as possible to ensure that they have time to apply for their visa.
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2019, the fee for 2019/20 will be £9,250.
The fee may increase in future years of your course in line with inflation, and as permitted by law. For example, the increase of 2.8% in 2017/18 was based on the government’s forecast for the RPI-X measure of inflation.
The UK government has confirmed that non-UK EU students starting in the 2019/20 academic year will have home fee status and be eligible for UK government student loans. The UK government has not confirmed the situation for future years, so keep checking our website for updates.
If you take a study abroad or work placement year, youll pay a reduced tuition fee during this period. For more information, see Study abroad and work placement tuition fees and loans.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
If you have the talent and drive, we want you to be able to study with us, whatever your financial circumstances. There is help for students in the form of loans and non-repayable grants from the University and from the government. Find out more in our Undergraduate funding overview.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree in International Business and Italian will equip you with fluency in a major European language and a thorough understanding of the key issues in international business management.
Both of these qualities are valuable to employers, but you’ll also have transferable skills that they actively seek such as teamwork, presentation and communication, research, critical thinking and a high level of commercial awareness.
You’ll also have the advantage of your residence abroad, which will demonstrate your independence and resilience – and managing two subjects will give you organisational skills.
Graduates have pursued a variety of careers in areas such as management, business and finance and marketing as well as education, the civil service and journalism. Others have gone into postgraduate study or specialised training in language-based disciplines like translation or interpreting.
We encourage you to prepare for your career from day one. Thats one of the reasons Leeds graduates are so sought after by employers.
Leeds for Life is our unique approach to helping you make the most of University by supporting your academic and personal development. Find out more at the Leeds for Life website.
The Careers Centre and staff in your faculty provide a range of help and advice to help you plan your career and make well-informed decisions along the way, even after you graduate. Find out more at the Careers website.Back to top
You’ll spend your third year in Italy, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of Italian universities where you could study, or you could undertake a work placement. You could even work as a language assistant in an Italian school under the British Council’s programme.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll gain a new insight into Italian society as well as valuable experience of adapting to another culture. If you choose to work during your time there, you’ll also return with work experience to increase your appeal to employers. For many of our students, it’s the real highlight of their course.
Read more about Residence Abroad in Italian
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