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Course summary

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  • Course summary*
  • Develop critical insight into the theory and practice of international business
  • Gain advanced skills in French
  • Understand the cultural, social and economic contexts of your chosen language
  • Spend an optional semester at a French university.
  • Complete an optional 24-week work placement in a French-speaking country
Expand your language skills alongside your understanding of international business – preparing you to become a multilingual professional. There’s an option to study and work abroad for 18 months, developing transferable skills and giving you a competitive advantage in the international employment market. How you learn: All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive. At every level of this course you’ll have the opportunity to acquire and apply an array of knowledge relating to international business. You’ll develop your French language skills and cultural awareness to a high level. You’ll engage with real companies through placement and projects to increase your employability. You learn through
  • lectures and seminars, with guest speakers
  • weekly sessions with foreign language assistants
  • French modules taught in the target language
  • independent and directed study
  • presentations and group work
  • an optional semester abroad
  • an optional placement year abroad
Applied learning - Work placements As part of your course you have the option to spend at least 24 weeks on a paid work placement in a relevant organisation in France. Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s also a great opportunity to gain valuable tourism industry experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It also helps you develop your professional skills and French language ability – significantly enhancing your employability. Live projects In addition to the optional 24-week work placement, you’ll also undertake highly skilled employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills, working with local, national and international companies. You’ll also learn from the experiences of other students, as part of our wider languages community Networking opportunities We’re proud of our links with UK and international tourism-related businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.


Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances. Your third year will be spent on placement. Year 1 Module Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) 20 Data Analysis For Business Decisions 20 Economics For Business 20 Foreign Language 20 Foundations Of International Business 20 Linguistic And Academic Studies 20 People And Organisations In Context 20 Year 2 Module Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) 10 Contemporary European Studies 10 Financial Fluency For Management Decision Making 20 French (Abroad) 20 German (Abroad) 20 Intercultural And Professional Development 10 International Entrepreneurship 20 International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) 20 Italian (Abroad) 20 Managing International Business 20 Managing International Business (Overseas) 20 Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment 20 Spanish (Abroad) 20 Year 3 Module Placement Year - Final year Module Business In The European Economy 20 Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) 20 Contemporary Issues In International Business 20 Foreign Language 20 Global Supply Chain Management 20 International Strategy 20

Assessment method

Exams, Coursework, and Practical.

Professional bodies

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  • AACSB International

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent. We welcome applications from people of any age. We may be flexible in our normal offer if you can show a commitment to succeed and have the relevant skills and experience. This must show that you will benefit from and finish the course successfully. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 or over at the point of enrolment.

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English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6If English is not your first language, you will need an IELTS score of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in all skills, or equivalent.

If your English language skill is currently below IELTS 6.0 we recommend you consider a Sheffield Hallam University Pre-sessional English course which will enable you to achieve an equivalent English score.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15860 Year 1
International £15860 Year 1

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Sponsorship information

Scholarships, discounts and bursaries may be available to students who study this course.

International Business with French at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS