Guided by expert staff, you'll explore current and emerging international management concepts and theories, and build advanced language skills. You'll study the language of your choice - French, German, Italian or Spanish - working with staff who are native speakers, and gain expertise in culture, society, politics and business. Find out more about our language options.
Spending a year living and working abroad will help build your fluency and develop essential skills to get you career-ready. You can also take an extracurricular module in a language at any stage.
Why study Modern Languages and Management with a Year Abroad at Kent?
Kent Business School is a ‘Triple Crown’ accredited business schoolModern Languages at Kent scored more than 90% for the quality of its teaching in German, French and Iberian Studies (Spanish) in the National Student Survey 2021Get career-ready: a combination of management theory, language expertise and practical experience help you take the lead in business roles around the globe Build your future: Immerse yourself in the language and culture on your Year Abroad, giving you the language skills and professional experience employers are looking for Get involved: join a society, become a language mentor, or discover how to turn your ideas into a successful business at our ASPIRE centre Be supported: receive individual support from a dedicated academic advisor, our professional student support team, and Academic Peer Mentors, recruited from our most experienced undergraduate students Expert teaching: our subject experts, leading researchers and native language speakers help you make the most of your course
What our students say
“I looked at a number of universities and Kent was definitely the best for French. It really is a European university – geographically it’s close to the rest of Europe and there are lots of European students here.”
Lucy Skinner, Modern Languages student
What you'll study
In your first year you will study the language of your choice, at a level that suits you. You’ll also study management, financial reporting, business analysis tools, and the changing business environment. You'll also explore cultures and heritage and business, with module choices covering European cinema, politics, and literature.
In your second and final years, you’ll study your chosen language at intermediate and advanced level, and you'll master operations management and strategy analysis.
Optional choices cover a wide range of areas, from European business to history, and from travel writing to the analysis of European music. You can also choose to work on a project or dissertation on a topic of your choice, under the supervision of our expert academic staff.
Your year abroad is a great opportunity to show future employers that you can adapt to a new environment. You'll develop personally, academically and professionally, whilst experiencing a different culture, gain a new academic perspective, and create your own international network.
See the modules you'll study
Knowledge and understanding