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BA Modern Language and Business & Management (French) / Course details
Year of entry: 2022
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I chose the University because I found the environment so well balanced between in-campus and off-campus life.
The highlight of my university experience so far has definitely been my year abroad! I found that attending the university in Paris and living there allowed me to not only improve my language skills and experience the French university life, but I also learnt to live independently in a foreign speaking country, integrate into the culture, boost my confidence and make long lasting friendships.Isabela Del Carmen / BA French and Business Management
The BA Modern Language and Business and Management (French) course gives you a thorough grounding in the language and culture of the French world, as well as the principles of business and management and their application in global workplaces.
Language study offers more than just language fluency. You'll explore diverse aspects of the culture, society, history, politics and literature of French-speaking countries, helping you to develop intercultural awareness and communication skills - both highly valued by employers.
You can vary the focus on either Business and Management or French Studies from year to year after Year 1 to tailor your degree to your interests.
You'll benefit from excellent teaching, student support, cutting-edge facilities, and the vibrancy and cultural diversity of Manchester itself, Western Europe's most multilingual city.
Studying abroad at partner universities and in professional environments in the French-speaking world gives you an unforgettable and invaluable experience.
Develop your leadership skills
Get the edge in today's globalised business environment on the Manchester Leadership Programme , which includes local volunteering and guest visits from international business managers.
You can study and/or work for up to a year in a country relevant to your chosen language(s) to improve your language skills in a native-speaker environment.
Collaborations and partnerships
We have links with language and cultural institutions across the city, including:
- Confucius Institute - a hub for Chinese culture.
- Instituto Cervantes - a centre for Spanish culture.
- HOME - international and contemporary art, theatre and film.
- Alliance Française - home of French language and culture.
Join the Francophone Society and benefit from French classes, discussion groups, cheese and wine nights, film screenings, themed socials and a yearly trip to Paris.
There are over 30 international and language-related student societies offering cultural activities and experiences.
Teaching and learning
You'll learn through formal lectures, seminars and tutorials, spending 12 hours a week in formal study sessions.
For every hour of university study, you will need to complete a further 2 to 3 hours of independent study.
This could be spent reading, producing written work, revising for examinations or working in the University's Language Centre.
You will be trained in modern spoken and written French by following a high-level core language course.
From Year 1, you will discover how the language really works by learning about its morphology, syntax, phonology and phonetics.
You will develop your French language skills by working with oral and written French texts and engaging in discussions in French. Most of this language instruction takes place in French and is predominantly taught by native speakers.
Independent, monitored self-study will reinforce your knowledge of grammar and vocabulary.
Coursework and assessment
You will be assessed through:
- written and oral examinations;
- coursework (including web-based and library research, linguistic fieldwork and data collection);
- a dissertation based on a research topic of your choice.
Course content for year 1
Your time will be divided equally between your language and culture and business and management studies.
Compulsory units introduce finance, management, microeconomics and macroeconomics, and develop transferable skills. You choose two further options across management, finance and economics units.
Year 1 equips you with skills such as linguistic expertise, the ability to read and analyse material, presentation, group work and independent language learning.
Course units are broad-based at this level and cover a range of topics from the medieval period to aspects of contemporary French and Francophone culture.
Course units for year 1
|Fundamentals of Management||BMAN10011||10||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Finance||BMAN10552||10||Mandatory|
|French Cultural Studies||FREN10070||20||Mandatory|
|Identity in Modern France||FREN10150||20||Mandatory|
|French Language 1||FREN51011||20||Mandatory|
|French Language 2||FREN51022||20||Mandatory|
|French Language 3||FREN51030||20||Mandatory|
|Fundamentals of Technological Change||BMAN10252||10||Optional|
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Course content for year 2
You continue with an even distribution between business and management and French studies.
Alongside one compulsory unit, you tailor your business studies by choosing from a range of options.
You have the chance to study Leadership in Action with national leaders as part of the Manchester Leadership Programme. You can also put your learning into practice with local charities and social enterprises by participating in the Manchester Enterprise Challenge.
Year 2's core language course prepares you for the linguistic challenges of your year abroad, including dedicated sessions on writing CVs and cover letters for job applications in French.
The other Year 2 course units fall under literature, history and popular culture, and linguistics and translation, including:
- French art;
- modern French literature;
- French linguistics;
- translating novels and bande-dessinée (comics);
- cinema; and
- the representation of conflict.
All of these include a research component that encourages you to develop your skills of analysis and information-gathering, working independently or in a group.
Course units for year 2
|Firms and Management in Comparative Perspective||BMAN22000||20||Mandatory|
|French Language 4||FREN51040||20||Mandatory|
|French Language 5||FREN51050||20||Mandatory|
|Race and Empire in the French-speaking World||FREN20562||20||Optional|
|Temptations of the Tragic: Love and Death in French Literature||FREN20681||20||Optional|
|Media, Performance, & Digital Culture in Contemporary France||FREN21211||20||Optional|
|Gender and Sexuality in French Cinema||FREN21332||20||Optional|
|Pragmatics: Meaning, Context, and Interaction||LELA20291||20||Optional|
Course content for year 3
Year 3 is spent abroad in approved study or work in a French-speaking country.
Course content for year 4
There is a broad range of specialised units available in business, management, accounting and finance, economics and entrepreneurship.
You can take up to two-thirds of your units in either business and management or language and cultural studies.
You will continue your core language course and choose additional more specialised units, building on Year 2 study.
Language study is centred on essay-writing, translation and oral work involving discussion of texts, debates and presentations.
Year 4 course units cover topics closely related to the research interests of staff. As part of your final-year work, you can write a dissertation on a theme of your choice related to one of your course units.
Course units for year 4
|Human Resource Management||BMAN30042||10||Mandatory|
|French Language 6||FREN51060||20||Mandatory|
|Management of Knowledge and Innovation||BMAN30010||20||Optional|
|Human Resource Management||BMAN30042||10||Optional|
|Share Prices and Accounting Information||BMAN30071||10||Optional|
|Advanced Corporate Finance||BMAN30111||20||Optional|
|Corporate Governance in Context||BMAN30211||10||Optional|
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The University Language Centre is home to language resources, including a new interpreting suite and purpose-built recording rooms.
The Centre also offers multilingual word processing, language learning software, off-air recording and AV duplication, multilingual terrestrial and satellite TV, and extensive support and advice for learners.
Learn more on the Facilities page.