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Plymouth University

International Business with Spanish

UCAS Code: N1R4
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Business studies
  • Spanish studies
Student score
80% MED
83% MED
% employed or in further study
94% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£20k MED
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

240 Tariff points including 160 from 2 A Levels including Spanish Grade D or above Spanish at grade D.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

240 UCAS Tariff Points. Requires A Level Spanish Grade D or above or equivalent

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

240 Tariff points - DD. Also require A Level Spanish Grade D or above or equivalent

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMM

240 Tariff points - MMM. Also require A Level Spanish Grade D or above or equivalent

International Baccalaureate
24

24 IB points to include Spanish If GCSE Maths and English Grade C or above not achieved previously, you will need to achieve all Maths and English modules within your IB Diploma - either 4 at Higher Level or 5 at Standard Level

UCAS tariff points
96

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

â?¢Explore economic, political, legal and cultural influences and analyse international businesses and processes confidently and with a critical eye. â?¢Get to grips with the importance of innovation for successful organisations with modules in corporate strategy, international trade and global enterprise issues. â?¢Learn Spanish alongside your business modules and take part in an exchange programme, boosting your communication skills in preparation for an international career. â?¢Take the opportunity to study for a double degree award so youâ??ll have both the BA (Hons) International Business and a foreign degree. You can study with Diplomado en Gestión de Empresas - especialidad Comercio Internacional with Escuela Universitaria de Estudios Empresariales (Cámara de Comercio, Industria y Navegación de Bilbao), affiliated to the Universidad del País Vasco. â?¢Youâ??ll be taught by an experienced team of specialists with research interests in contemporary cultural studies, the language of business and politics, advertising and modern history. â?¢Benefit from an established, worldwide network of business partnerships and spend your mandatory placement year working abroad. From Texas and Florida to Canada, Dusseldorf and Australia, our students have travelled the world. â?¢Establish your career in a fast paced, competitive industry and join our graduates employed in world class corporations such as Unilever, Siemens, Standard Chartered, Deutsche Post, Tate and Lyle, Gillette, Integral Solutions and Hewlett Packard. â?¢Spend a year studying further afield and gain an international perspective at universities in Madrid, La Rochelle, Louisiana, Manitoba and Amsterdam.

Modules

Modules include: Business accounting; economics for business; entrepreneurial thought and action; organisational behaviour; world of enterprise; an introduction to international business; culture and society 2; marketing fundamentals; operations management and supply chain challenges; placement preparation: international business; placement year; the placement project.

Plymouth University

Roland Levinsky building

Plymouth is a top 50 UK research institution with genuine clusters of world class expertise across areas as diverse as marine science and engineering, medicine, robotics and psychology. With 21,000 students and a further 17,000 studying University of Plymouth awards at partner colleges, it is one of largest higher education providers in the country, and has a strong track record in teaching with one of the highest numbers of National Teaching Fellows of any UK university.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

25%
75%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
8%
67%
25%

Year 1

35%
25%
40%

Year 2

Year 3

12%
71%
17%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 89%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
36% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
39% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
263 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
64% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

17%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

10%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Over 13,500 degrees in business studies were awarded in 2012, and for a long time this was the most popular degree subject of all - one in 23 grads study a business studies degree. Numbers are still growing, but it dropped down to number three in the table this year. Because so many graduates get business studies degrees, you can find them everywhere in the economy, and very few jobs are completely out of reach for a good business studies graduate. They are most likely to go into jobs in finance, management or marketing, so the stats have been hit slightly because the finance industry hasn’t been in the best of health in the economic downturn. But thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are very slightly above the average for all subjects. Graduates with good degree grades in business studies are much more likely to get good jobs, so don’t be complacent, and keep a close eye on your grades.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 95%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

82%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

56%

Feedback on work has been prompt

51%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
35% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
316 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
81% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 94% MED
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are other administrative occupations

7%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
It's often said there's a shortage of modern language graduates, and graduates from Spanish courses have a lot of options available to them when they complete their courses. In 2012, just over 1,100 UK graduates got degrees in Spanish, and about one in five got jobs overseas – often as English teachers. If you want to put your degree to work in the UK, teacher training is a common option, and businesses see Spanish-speaking countries as important markets, leading to graduate opportunities in translation, finance, human resources and project management. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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