Graduates of this degree will be able to offer potential employers a winning combination of business expertise and language skills.
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:
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:
Your language choices are:
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.
You can choose to study:
In addition, optional beginners’ modules are available:
If you study two languages in your first year, you may reduce this to just one language for the remainder of your degree if you would like to.
Modern Languages at Newcastle is highly regarded, ranking in the top ten in the UK for French, German and Spanish in The Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015. We also rank 6th in the UK for research power (Research Excellence Framework 2014).
All of our modern languages degrees include a compulsory year abroad.
Students studying a European language can:
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.
We offer lots of help to prepare you for your year abroad, including:
Our team of Year Abroad Officers will keep in close touch with you while you are abroad, and you will communicate regularly with your personal tutor via the web-based e-portfolio.
Newcastle also offered me a really flexible course structure, so I've been able to choose a course that combines my interest in languages with business - which I think really helps me stand out from the crowd.