What Will You Study
There is a seismic change in the world of multinational companies. This makes it an exciting time to be exploring international business.
The Management School and the Department of Languages and Cultures jointly run this four-year degree course. It offers the chance to study French alongside management studies and brings all of the associated benefits of language studies with it - such as gaining an international perspective on management practices, enhancing your problem-solving and critical thinking abilities, improved communication skills, and a boost to your employability.
You will need an A-level in German or be of a similar standard. In your first year, you will study the German language and culture at an advanced level. Alongside this, you will choose from either Entrepreneurship, Human Resource Management, Management and Organisations or Marketing.
In the second year, you can select what to study, with choices ranging from Advertising to Understanding Culture, Franchising to Society on Screen. You will improve how you communicate in German, whilst broadening your knowledge about German-speaking society, politics and contemporary issues.
During your third year abroad, you can choose to either studying Management at a partner university or on a work placement. This will give you an international perspective as well as boosting your language skills.
In your final year, you can select options covering subjects such as brand strategy, foreign literature and film, business models, translation and strategic management. By graduation, you should have an excellent understanding of the German-speaking world. You should also be able to communicate close to the level of a native speaker.
This degree equips you with the skills to deal with the cultural complexities of management in local and international contexts. Your substantial international experience and language skills will give you a strong edge in the jobs market. Past graduates have secured roles in international business, government departments and well-known corporations.
- Accounting and Management (Industry) : BSc Hons
- Business Management : BSc
- Business Management (Industry) : BSc
- Business Management (Study Abroad : BSc
- Criminology and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and French Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and German Studies : BA Hons
- English Language and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- English Language with Chinese : BA Hons
- English Language with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- French Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- French Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- French Studies and Film : BA Hons
- French Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- French Studies and German Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and History : BA Hons
- French Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- French Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- French Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- French Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- French Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- French Studies with Italian : BA Hons
- German Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- German Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- German Studies and Film : BA Hons
- German Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- German Studies and History : BA Hons
- German Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- German Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- German Studies and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- German Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- German Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- German Studies with Italian : BA Hons
- International Business Management (France) : BSc Hons
- International Business Management (Germany) : BSc Hons
- International Business Management (Italy) : BSc Hons
- International Business Management (Mexico) : BSc Hons
- International Business Management (Spain) : BSc Hons
- International Management : BSc Hons
- International Management (Industry) : BSc Hons
- International Management (Study Abroad) : BSc Hons
- Linguistics with Chinese : BA Hons
- Linguistics with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Management and French Studies : BA Hons
- Management and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Modern Languages : BA Hons
- Modern Languages and Cultures : MLang Hons
- Philosophy with Chinese : BA Hons
- Philosophy with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Politics with Chinese : BA Hons
- Politics with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Psychology and French Studies : BA Hons
- Psychology and German Studies : BA Hons
- Psychology and Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Religious Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Religious Studies with Chinese (Placement Year) : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Computing : BSc Hons
- Spanish Studies and English Literature : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Film : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Geography : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and History : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Linguistics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Mathematics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Philosophy : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Politics : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies and Theatre : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Chinese : BA Hons
- Spanish Studies with Italian : BA Hons
Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.
- Entrepreneurship: Key Debates and Concepts
- Introduction to Marketing
- Management and Organisation in Context
- Management, Organisations and Work: Key Issues and Debates
- Business Ethics
- Business Start-up
- Consumer Behaviour
- Cross-cultural encounters in World Literatures
- Digital Marketing
- Economic and Social Change in France, Germany and Spain since 1945
- Entrepreneurial mindset
- Entrepreneurship: Discovery and Practice
- Funding Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Human Resource Development
- Human Resource Management
- Language and Identity in France, Germany and Spain
- Management and the Natural Environment: Ethics and Sustainability I
- Managing Knowledge, Data and Information Systems
- Managing People at Work
- Marketing Fundamentals
- Marketing Management Essentials
- Networking for Entrepreneurship
- Organisational Psychology
- Product and Service Innovation
- Professional Contexts for Modern Languages
- Routes to Market
- Selling for Entrepreneurs
- Society on Screen: The Language of Film
- The Changing Role of Management
- Understanding culture
- Advanced Topics in Consumer Behaviour
- Autocrats, Caudillos and Big Men: Understanding Dictatorship and its Cultural Representation in the 20th Century
- Brand Strategy
- Building and Leading Entrepreneurial Teams
- Business Model Innovation
- Business-to-Business Marketing
- Contemporary Cities in Literature and Film
- Critical & Creative Communications
- Essentials of Strategic Management
- Ethical Responsibility in Business
- Francophone Voices: Literature and Film from Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean and Canada
- French Culture in the Digital Age
- Game of (Spanish) Thrones: Treachery, War and Exile in Spanish Poetry (13th-20th c.)
- Gender and Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
- Global Marketing Management
- Human Resource Management: Theory and Practice
- Images of Austria: National Identity and Cultural Representation
- Imagining Modern Europe: Post-Revolutionary Utopias and Ideologies in the First Half of the Nineteenth Century
- International Human Resource Management
- Latin America and Spain on Film: Violence and Masculinities
- Literature and Fame in Contemporary Germany
- Managing Marketing Innovation
- Marketing of Services
- Mirrors across Media: Reflexivity in Literature, Film, Comics and Video Games
- Organisational Change
- Organising in the Digital Age: Power, Technology and Society
- Psychological Approaches to Managing Change
- Social contexts of entrepreneurship
- Social movements and committed writing in Mexico since 1968
- Strategic Marketing
- Strategic Negotiation : Making Sustainable Deals
- Strategy Simulation Challenge
- Technology and Organisation: Society and Risk
- The Management of Marketing
- The Prosecution of 'Otherness' in Europe: Witchcraft, Heresy and Inquisition (14th -17th C)
- Translation as a Cultural Practice
- Work and Employment Relations
- Writing in the margins: narrating cross-cultural experience
Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
A Level AAB
Required Subjects A level German, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A in a foreign language. Native German speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.
GCSE Mathematics grade B or 5, English Language grade B or 5
IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.
International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability
BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction alongside appropriate evidence of language ability
We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.
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This degree offers remarkable prospects for graduating students. The international experience in both work and study, together with language and cultural competencies, take our graduates to highly valued positions in the corporate world.
Recent graduates have started their careers in various roles, from market research and financial analysis and management to communications and consultancy. They are working with leading global brands such as Aston Martin, Centrica, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, General Electric, McKinsey & Co and Neilson. Some have stayed in France and Germany to continue their studies or take up employment.Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
Teaching and Learning Methods
At Lancaster we offer a broad range of learning environments which include the traditional lecture-tutorial , interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery.
The modules which make up a programme of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling students to demonstrate their capabilities in a range of ways. Typical coursework assignments include laboratory reports, essays, literature reviews, short tests, poster sessions, group work assessment and oral presentations. Formal examinations include short answer questions, essays and data analysis. Students are supported in the production of final year project reports and dissertations. Details of the assessment methods for individual modules can be accessed via the university's online module catalogue.
In addition to these learning and teaching methods we encourage independent study, meaning you take responsibility for your own learning. For more information visit our Teaching Approach page.
We offer you a variety of stimulating and effective approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. This enables you and your tutors to explore the very latest thinking within your subject and develops your skills in problem solving, analysis and critical reflection, communication, application of knowledge and modern technologies.
As a University, we commit to providing all our undergraduates with a minimum number of contact hours per week, providing you with timely feedback on your work and a maximum number of 15 students per seminar group.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12-month session, starting in the October of your year of study.
Our Undergraduate Tuition Fees for 2020/21 are:
Tuition fees for programmes are set annually for all new and continuing students. If you are studying on a course of more than one year's duration, the fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. Such increases are normally calculated based on increases in the costs incurred by the institution, or in relation to UK government regulations which set the maximum fee for certain categories of student.
For the majority of undergraduate students, the most recent annual increase was 2.8%. Any change in fee rates will be communicated to students and applicants prior to the start of the academic year in question, and normally at least eight months prior to enrolment. Further details can be found in our Terms and Conditions.
Channel Islands and the Isle of Man
Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.
For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page
Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews.