International Business with Communications at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

The International Business with Communications BSc combines in-depth learning with the chance to experience business in action within another culture. On this course you will develop the skills and knowledge you need to begin your career in business, wherever in the world it takes you. Why study this course? The programme is global in its outlook with specialist modules in business communications, from crisis communications to social networking for business. A series of workshops develop a range of communications skills for business, supporting theoretical study, with the overall programme producing graduates who are skilled communicators. This four-year BSc programme is structured to reflect the changing world of business, ensuring maximum relevance to your future career and providing you with a firm foundation of critical and analytical skills and practical knowledge that potential employers will find extremely attractive. -Birmingham Business School is consistently found in international ranking tables and accredited by leading bodies, AMBA, EQUIS and AACSB. The triple-crown accreditation confirms our position within an elite group. -We are the 3rd most targeted university of top UK employers (High Fliers Research 2023). -Our strong links with industry mean that rigorous undergraduate academic study is combined with a real practical focus, leading to excellent job opportunities for our students. Your programme of study The first year lays the foundation for the study of business and management and public relations. You will study the same programme as students on the BSc Business Management with Communications, which includes modules on key message delivery and crisis communications. In your second year, you will have some choice within the themed structure of the programme. The modules offered will change from time to time, as they are developed to reflect the ever-changing world of business. During the second year you also prepare for your study abroad. If at the end of your second year you decide you do not want to take up the year abroad you can choose to transfer to the three year programme. After two years at Birmingham Business School, you will spend your third year abroad at one of our partner institutions, all of which are highly regarded. This year enables you to improve your understanding of the cultural context of business management and communications in another country. As the number of places at each institution varies from year to year, you will need to be flexible about where you go. The exact subjects you study will depend on where you go but are compatible with the Business Management and the Business Communications degrees. Please note that your year abroad is conditional upon a good performance in the first and second year exams. You can also arrange an exchange through the Universitas 21 programme (a list of partners is available on their site). Your year abroad is taught in English, although many students benefit from the opportunity to learn their host country’s language. It may also be possible to undertake a work-based placement, boosting your practical experience. In the final year there is the opportunity to undertake a placement with a local media institution.


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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
International Business with Communications at University of Birmingham - UCAS