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University of Southampton

Business Management and Spanish

UCAS Code: N1R4

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Typical Offer: AAB including A in Spanish EPQ Offer: ABB including A in Spanish and Grade A in the EPQ Contextual Offer: ABB including A in Spanish General Studies is excluded for entry. GCSE Grade B or Grade 6 is required in Mathematics*.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15

60 credits overall with 45 credits at Level 3, of which at least 30 credits must be in Distinction; in addition at least 15 credits must be at a minimum of Merit; and Grade A in Spanish at A Level GCSE Grade B or Grade 6 is required in Mathematics*

The University of Southampton recognises the educational value of taking AS Levels alongside three A-levels and the breadth of studying additional subjects, however all of our programmes express their entry criteria in terms of three subjects offered at A Level with selection decisions being informed, in part, by actual or predicted grades in those subjects (excluding General Studies).

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

Grades AA from 2 A levels including Grade A in Spanish and Grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate. GCSE Grade B or Grade 6 is required in Mathematics*

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,M2

Typical offer: D3, D3, M2 including D3 in Spanish. GCSE Grade B or Grade 6 is required in Mathematics* Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer, where D3 can be used in lieu of A Level grade A or grade M2 can be used in lieu of A Level grade B.

Extended Project Qualification

A

The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/learnwithustransition/epq-support/admissions-policy.page?)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34

34 points with 17 at Higher Level including 6 in Spanish. GCSE Grade B or Grade 6 is required in Mathematics or 5 points in Standard or Higher Level Mathematics in the IB Diploma International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): The University of Southampton accepts the IBCP for entry to their degree programmes, recognising the value of combining academic skills with practical skills, providing a solid preparation for university level work. Offers will be made on the individual components of the IBCP. Applicants not taking the full IBCP but presenting with a combination of a Level 3 vocational qualification and IB Certificates may still be considered. Applicants are advised to contact the Faculty of Humanities Admissions Team at UGapply.FH@southampton.ac.uk for more information.

UCAS Tariff

136

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

45%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

Business studies

Spanish language

The Programme enables you to combine the acquisition and consolidation of a high level of proficiency in Spanish with the study of Business Management. This programme is designed to enable you to develop skills which will be indispensable to employers who are engaged in global business and seeking to enhance their global presence. Through the study of a language and subject specific modules related to that language (politics, history and cultural studies modules), you will develop the cultural intelligence which will enable you to communicate effectively and be successful in Business Management in different cultural settings.
In Business Management you will study managerial decision-making processes, investigate commonly used Business Management techniques and assess the means by which people and systems can be managed to improve organisational performance. Through this programme of studies you will engage with contemporary global issues and have the opportunity to develop your business skills to ensure you are well equipped to enter industry, and ultimately lead organisations in the future. On the Modern Languages side of your degree you will have the opportunity to develop your knowledge, skills and competencies in a wide range of content areas and disciplinary strands which are at the core of the study of languages cultures and societies. It will equip you with a solid understanding of your chosen language and its context of production, history and society and will enable you to critically engage with its cultures
Modern languages and linguistics at Southampton is consistently ranked in the top five in the UK by The Guardian University Guide and we are ranked fifth in our subject area for the quality of our research (REF 2014). Many areas of linguistics are taught by world-leading experts and teaching and learning is supported by three research centres, Transnational Studies, Global Englishes and Applied Language Research. You will be able to learn another language, such as Arabic, Chinese, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian or French, from scratch and reach graduate level in Italian, German and French.

Modules

Technologies that Shaped the Business World 1: Mechanical Age; Ideas that Shaped the Business World 1: Government and Society; Introduction to the Portuguese-Speaking World; History and Politics of the Hispanic World; The Languages of the Spanish-Speaking World; Introduction to Hispanic Cultural Studies.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,536
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Southampton Business School

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Business studies
81%
med
Spanish language

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

Teaching and learning

65%
Staff make the subject interesting
67%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
56%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

62%
UK students
38%
International students
63%
Male students
37%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B
377

Iberian studies

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
31%
Male students
69%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
A
400

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Business studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Business, research and administrative professionals
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The number of business studies graduates fell significantly last year after a long period of increase. But there were still more than 14,000 degrees awarded and this is the third most popular subject for new graduates. 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. Around 40% go into jobs in finance, sales, recruitment, management (particularly retail) or marketing. There is also a small (but well paid) group who take their technical skills into computing and IT. Thousands of graduates from this subject go into professional jobs every year, and average starting salaries are above the average for all subjects and particularly healthy in London where they top £25k. 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.

Iberian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Business and management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Language and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£26k

£26k

£26k

£26k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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