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Course summary

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

  • Develop fluency in Spanish and a second foreign language (French or German from any level or Italian from scratch).
  • Gain an excellent understanding of Spanish culture, society and economic context.
  • Develop critical insight into international business theory and practice.
  • Spend an optional semester at a European university and a 24-week work placement abroad.
  • Gain international business insights while expanding your foreign language skills – becoming a multilingual professional with great employability potential. Your optional study and work placements abroad help you develop the global skill set employers are looking for.
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. You’ll acquire and apply international business knowledge while developing high-level skills in your main and secondary languages, as well as your cultural awareness. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with real companies to increase your employability potential. You learn through:
  • lectures and seminars, including with guest speakers
  • weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants to perfect your speaking skills
  • language modules taught in the target language
  • independent and directed study
  • presentations and group work
  • a variety of innovative teaching methods taught in state-of-the-art facilities
  • an optional semester abroad at one of our European partner universities
  • an optional 24-week placement in a Spanish-speaking country
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 Spain. Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s a great opportunity to gain valuable international business experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It also helps you develop your professional skills and Spanish 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 organisations. 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 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 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies One (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies One (Spanish) Economics For Business Foreign Language Foundations Of International Business Linguistic And Academic Studies Year 2 - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies Two (German) Contemporary European Studies Foreign Language French (Abroad) German (Abroad) Intercultural And Professional Development Interculturality In Practice International Entrepreneurship International Entrepreneurship (Overseas) Italian (Abroad) Managing International Business (Overseas) Multinational Enterprises And Foreign Direct Investment Spanish (Abroad) Year 3 - Compulsory modules Placement Year Final year - Compulsory modules Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Italian) Contemporary And Professional Studies 1 (Spanish) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (French) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (German) Contemporary And Professional Studies Three (Spanish) Contemporary Issues In International Business Foreign Language Global Supply Chain Management

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

If you do not have any of the qualifications above but have relevant experience you are welcome to discuss potential opportunities with the admissions tutor. Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

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Additional entry requirements


Please note that the information provided on this web page relates to 2022 courses and is subject to change without notice by Sheffield Hallam University.

English language requirements

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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.

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

Languages with International Business (Spanish) at Sheffield Hallam University - UCAS