French and Management BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RN12
Start date: 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
Gain practical skills for business management and become fluent in a major world language with this wide-ranging degree.
If you have an A-level in French, core modules will allow you to improve and refine your language skills – and you’ll spend a year in a Francophone country to consolidate your knowledge. You’ll also study key principles of management such as organisational behaviour and interpreting financial information with basic accounting skills.
We also offer an impressive variety of optional modules across both subjects, allowing you to shape a degree that suits your interests. You could explore French cinema, , Francophone Africa or linguistic variation with employment law, managing diversity, management decision-making and international finance. You could even try translation studies, interpreting or specialised uses of French in business.
It’s a great way to gain skills across two different disciplines – and expand your own horizons too.
Leeds offers great facilities for language students. Digital language labs, audio/video practice booths and Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL) are all available in our fully-equipped Language Zone. There’s also an extensive lending library of foreign films and newspapers as well as other on-demand resources.
Our Interpreter Training Suites also offer you the chance to explore a career in interpreting, and our Electronic Resource Information Centre houses specialised computing facilities to support translation studies.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 optional and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects.
You’ll spend your first year improving your listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French, as well as studying core modules introducing you to key principles in business management, such as basic accounting, organisational behaviour and economics. You’ll also take one of our Cornerstone modules to draw your two subjects together.
In the following year you’ll continue with your language classes while learning about the complexities of marketing and operations and supply chain management. You’ll also choose from a range of optional modules exploring French history, cinema, literature and politics, alongside management topics such as corporate social responsibility or the legal environment. All of this will leave you well prepared for your third year, when you’ll work or study in a Francophone country to gain a deeper appreciation of the local culture.
When you return for your final year, you’ll have a new perspective to inform your studies. You’ll refine your French in advanced language classes and select from an even broader range of optional modules. You’ll also cover complex topics such as business strategy and operations management, and choose optional modules from international finance to employment law. You’ll apply the skills that you’ve acquired throughout your degree to an independently researched project.
|Language Awareness and Skills||20 credits|
|Introduction to French Studies (Resistance and Desire)||20 credits|
|Accounting for Managers||10 credits|
|Organisational Behaviour||20 credits|
|Economics for Management||20 credits|
|Intercultural Competence: Theory and Application||20 credits|
|LCS Academic Essentials||5 credits|
|Language in Contexts||20 credits|
|Anthropology for Business||10 credits|
|Politics and Society in France since 1945||20 credits|
|The Seventh Art - Cinema in France||20 credits|
|Black Atlantic: African and Caribbean Culture in French||20 credits|
|Introduction to Professional Translation and Interpreting||20 credits|
|How Managers Make Decisions||10 credits|
|Business and the Legal Environment||20 credits|
|Managing International Business||20 credits|
|Corporate Social Responsibility||10 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Advanced Language Skills||20 credits|
|Strategic Management||20 credits|
|Final Year Project|
|Bilingual Liaison Interpreting||20 credits|
|Memoires de guerre: France and the First World War||20 credits|
|Paris in Revolt. The May 1968 events, past and present||20 credits|
|Advertising and Promotional Management||10 credits|
|Employment Law||20 credits|
|Managing Innovation and Technology||20 credits|
Broadening your academic horizons
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 a wide variety of teaching methods so you can benefit from our expertise. These include lectures, seminars and tutorials, as well as workshops in some cases. However, we attach a lot of importance to independent learning, since this is how you develop critical and research skills.
Different forms of assessment are also used, including exams and essays. Some modules may also include group work, oral presentations and other forms of coursework. Support will be available throughout your time at Leeds, including extra classes on topics such as public speaking and exam technique.Back to top
Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in French.
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. Grade 6/B in CGSE Mathematics is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in French.
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in French at Higher Level and 5 in Mathematics at Standard Level.
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in French
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in French and AABBB in Highers, or A in French in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers.
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in French.
Where 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 including A in French and grade A in the EPQ.
We welcome applications from mature students with Access qualifications, and from students with a wide range of qualifications.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB at A Level including French 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
How to apply
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.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
A Joint Honours degree in French and Management is varied and demanding, allowing you to develop a wide range of skills that are very attractive to employers.
Fluency in a world language is highly valuable in itself and opens doors to many language-specific career paths, as well as offering opportunities abroad. You’ll also have a high degree of commercial awareness and transferable skills such as communication, teamwork, analysis and research.
Spending a year abroad will demonstrate that you’re independent, resilient and capable of adapting to new environments, and you’ll have excellent organisational skills from managing two different subjects.
Graduates have gone into careers in areas such as sales, marketing, tourism, management, the civil service, education and journalism. Others have pursued further specialised training or postgraduate study in fields such as translating or interpreting.
You’ll spend your third year in France or another Francophone country, immersing yourself in local culture and cultivating your language skills.
We have partnerships with a number of universities in the region where you could study, or you could undertake a work placement. You could even work as a language assistant in a school under the British Council’s programme.
Whatever you choose to do, you’ll gain a new insight into a French-speaking 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 French
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