International Business (European Partnership Programme) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS

Course summary

Please check the Sheffield Hallam University website for the latest information. Course Summary

  • Broaden your cultural awareness by living and learning in Paris, Barcelona and Sheffield.
  • Understand established and developing theory and practice in international business.
  • Explore cross-cultural management, global entrepreneurship and market entry strategies.
  • Develop an agile skill set for working in international business environments.
  • Study in the UK, France and Spain, and gain three separate degree awards.
This challenging course is for those who love to explore new cultures, discover global business opportunities and make a difference in the world. By studying key international business concepts in three separate countries, you’ll gain three separate degree awards and an instant advantage wherever you choose to start your career. 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. Based in the Sheffield Business School, you’ll join a global community where business leaders, researchers and business students all come together to solve problems and make things better. You’ll have the opportunity to spend a semester in Paris at IÉSEG School of Management during your first and second years, followed by a full year in Barcelona at IQS School of Management in your third year. You’ll gain first hand exposure to diverse cultural and business environments, deepening your understanding of French and Spanish culture and practices. This structured approach ensures you receive a comprehensive understanding of international business dynamics, equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to excel in today's interconnected and dynamic global marketplace. Expert tutors bring current research into their modules by including insights from their own research and drawing on cutting-edge knowledge from the wider international business field. By its very nature, the course has a truly international perspective across all levels. You learn through:
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Interactive workshops
  • Small group supervision meetings
  • Individual drop in meetings
  • Guest lectures
  • Digitally enabled learning
  • Problem-solving exercises
  • Simulations and learning games
  • Case study discussions
  • Class debates, individual and group presentations
Key themes The themes and learning materials on the course are selected to represent a diversity of global contexts and perspectives. Informed by contemporary academic research in international business, you’ll focus on the applied and practical issues organisations face, including the digital solutions they use. You’ll collaborate with business organisations and industry practitioners, equipping you with the skills you’ll need in the workplace. On several key modules, you’ll have opportunities to tailor your learning experience, including the flexibility to choose assessment tasks that align with your preferences and goals. The assessment is rooted in the real-world contexts faced by firms. There is a variety of assessment formats used such as written reports, essays, individual/group presentations, self-reflective tasks, exams, and in-class tests. Course Support Throughout your learning journey, you’ll experience a range of dedicated support, such as:
  • Access to our unique student support triangle to help with your personal, academic and career development.
  • Access to our Skills Centre with one-to-ones, webinars and online resources.
  • Free office and studio space, expert workshops, freelance opportunities and a vast business network ready for you to tap into.
  • Career support for up to five years after graduating.


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. Year 1 Compulsory modules Economic Environment For International Business Foundations Of Business International Business Study Abroad Paris Year 2 Compulsory modules Global Entrepreneurship International Business Study Abroad Paris Elective modules Business In Emerging Markets Managing And Developing People In Diverse Contexts The Digital Customer Experience Year 3 Compulsory modules International Business Study Abroad Barcelona Internship (Uk) Final year Compulsory modules Advanced International Business Consultancy Project In International Business International Business Strategy And Practice Elective modules Contemporary Leadership In Context Dynamic Issues In International Business Marketing In A Global Context

Assessment method

Coursework Practical

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

We will offer flexibility on our usual entry requirements for clearing applicants. Please call us on 0330 024 6390 to discuss your options and apply.

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Additional entry requirements


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.

English language 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. 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 £16655 Year 1
International £16655 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2024/25 is £9,250 per year. These fees are regulated by the UK government and are therefore subject to changes in government policy. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2024/25 is £16,655 per year. During your placement year you will pay a reduced fee of £1,200. Please refer to our website for up-to-date information on costs and fees:

Sponsorship information

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

International Business (European Partnership Programme) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS