Modern Languages and Business Studies (BA (Hons))

Newcastle University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250 per year

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About Modern Languages and Business Studies at Newcastle University

Course Overview

Graduates of this degree will be able to offer potential employers a winning combination of business expertise and language skills.

At a Glance


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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32 points

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Work placement

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It combines the study of one or two languages with relevant principles and practice of business management.

You'll spend a year working or studying abroad, immersed in the culture of another country.

Your business management modules include topics such as:

  • organisational behaviour
  • marketing
  • human resource management

Language modules and teaching help you develop near-native fluency in your chosen language/s.

Cultural modules provide you with an in-depth insight into the countries where your languages are spoken, covering topics such as:

  • culture, cinema and literature
  • history, politics and society

Highlights of this degree

Quality and ranking

Quality and ranking

Modern Languages at Newcastle is highly regarded, ranking in the top 10 in the UK for French, German and Spanish in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017. 

We also rank 6th in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014).

Languages available

Languages available

Your language choices are:

  • Chinese
  • French
  • German
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

Alongside language modules, you can choose optional modules in:

  • the culture and history of the countries where your chosen languages are spoken
  • or (for French, German and Spanish) the linguistics of your chosen language

See the Course Details section for more information.

Year abroad

Year abroad

All of our modern languages degrees include a compulsory year abroad.

Students studying a European language can:

  • study at one of our partner universities
  • work as an English language assistant in a school (UK nationals only)
  • undertake a work placement in a European business
  • or do a combination of the above (ensuring that they do not overlap)

You usually divide the year between the two countries relating to your chosen languages, although it may be possible to spend the whole year in one country.

If you are studying three languages we encourage you to spend some time during the summer vacation in the country of your third language.

Support for year abroad

Support for year abroad

We offer lots of help to prepare you for your year abroad, including:

  • briefings covering practicalities like insurance, visas and student safety
  • a Tandem Learning Scheme, to practise conversation in your foreign language
  • optional group sessions with a native speaker of your foreign language, to help with daily practicalities and small talk
  • free access to the newly updated Language Resource Centre for independent study
  • a training course for language assistants

We also run social events for second-year students to meet finalists who have already done their year abroad, Erasmus students from our partner universities in Europe, and Chinese and Japanese exchange students from our host universities in East Asia.

Our team of Year Abroad Officers will keep in close touch with you while you are abroad. You will also communicate regularly with your personal tutor via the web-based e-portfolio.

Facilities and support

You will divide your time between the School of Modern Languages and Newcastle University Business School (NUBS).


You will have access to language laboratories and the award-winning Language Resource Centre, with self-study resources for over 50 languages. Take a virtual tour on the School of Modern Languages website.

The Business School building is located in Newcastle's emerging business district

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will study find outHow long you will study4 years
    Course starts find outDomestic course feesGBP 9250 per yearInternational course fees find out

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements
A Level: ABB-BBB
IB: 32 points

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