International Business Communications (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Attendance
Duration
Location
Start Date
Duration
1 Year
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 04/10/2018

With the rise of globalisation, business operates across borders and continents, with English as the common language of commerce. This course will help you to gain the skills and knowledge you need to understand and work in this field. We offer in-depth study of global business development, marketing and tourism, in addition to modules that improve your English language skills in a business context.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible part time study available.
  • Supportive and multilingual teaching staff.
  • Top-up your qualification to a full BA Hons degree.

Additional

Information

Methods of Learning

For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually consisting of 12 hours per week over a total of 24 weeks (divided into three teaching blocks). We recommend that you spend 28 hours per week in self-directed study time.

Course Details

This course features two compulsory modules that will give you a strong foundation in English skills related to business. In Advanced English Skills for Business you will be introduced to a range of topics, including Human Resources, Governance and e-marketing which you will be able to pursue in more depth depending on your choice of optional modules. Business communication focuses on the ways in which communication and interaction within business in different countries is influenced by a variety of cultural approaches, attitudes and expectations.

Read more…

Open Days

Discover your Course

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

This course is an excellent foundation for a career in business, marketing or management.

Our graduates have gone on to take trainee posts with international business and organisations in the UK and overseas.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

Edexcel / SQA, HND, a relevant Foundation Degree, Advanced Diploma, Chinese Dazhuan Diploma.

This course can only consider International Students whose first language is not English.

For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Advanced Business English Language Skills (40 Credits)
    Module code: LEI3010
    Core Module Y
  • Business Communication ESL (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI3006
    Core Module Y
  • Research Project​ (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI4002
    Core Module Y
  • Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Management (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI3003
    Core Module N
  • International Destination Management for Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits)
    Module code: LEI3014
    Core Module N
  • Developing Cross-Cultural Management Capability (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3011
    Core Module N
  • Advertising (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT3038
    Core Module N
  • Digital Marketing (20 Credits)
    Module code: MKT3039
    Core Module N
  • Global Business Development (20 Credits)
    Module code: BUS3003
    Core Module N

Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Facilities &

Special Features

This course will help you to:

  • develop your studies in Business English or English as a Second Language
  • improve your business and general English
  • enhance your communication skills
  • develop your understanding of cross cultural and global management

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your Study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Master of Business Administration MBA

International Special Events Management MSc

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,000
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
International: £12,200

Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

Additional costs
Please note that you will have to buy textbooks at an additional cost to your tuition fees. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

International: £12,200

For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

Additional costs
Please note that you will have to buy textbooks at an additional cost to your tuition fees. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

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Updated 04/10/2018

  • With the rise of globalisation, business operates across borders and continents, with English as the common language of commerce. This course will help you to gain the skills and knowledge you need to understand and work in this field. We offer in-depth study of global business development, marketing and tourism, in addition to modules that improve your English language skills in a business context.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible part time study available.
    • Supportive and multilingual teaching staff.
    • Top-up your qualification to a full BA Hons degree.
  • This course features two compulsory modules that will give you a strong foundation in English skills related to business. In Advanced English Skills for Business you will be introduced to a range of topics, including Human Resources, Governance and e-marketing which you will be able to pursue in more depth depending on your choice of optional modules. Business communication focuses on the ways in which communication and interaction within business in different countries is influenced by a variety of cultural approaches, attitudes and expectations.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Methods of Learning

    For this course you can expect taught study to be a combination of lectures, seminars and workshops, usually consisting of 12 hours per week over a total of 24 weeks (divided into three teaching blocks). We recommend that you spend 28 hours per week in self-directed study time.

    • Discover your Course

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying with us.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      This course is an excellent foundation for a career in business, marketing or management.

      Our graduates have gone on to take trainee posts with international business and organisations in the UK and overseas.

  • Edexcel / SQA, HND, a relevant Foundation Degree, Advanced Diploma, Chinese Dazhuan Diploma.

    This course can only consider International Students whose first language is not English.

    For more more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like information on making an application, please see our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Advanced Business English Language Skills (40 Credits)
      Module code: LEI3010
      Core Module Y
    • Business Communication ESL (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI3006
      Core Module Y
    • Research Project​ (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI4002
      Core Module Y
    • Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality Management (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI3003
      Core Module N
    • International Destination Management for Tourism and Hospitality (20 Credits)
      Module code: LEI3014
      Core Module N
    • Developing Cross-Cultural Management Capability (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3011
      Core Module N
    • Advertising (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT3038
      Core Module N
    • Digital Marketing (20 Credits)
      Module code: MKT3039
      Core Module N
    • Global Business Development (20 Credits)
      Module code: BUS3003
      Core Module N

    Module information is quoted for 17/18 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

    • Further your Study

      Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Our postgraduate qualifications will give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

      Master of Business Administration MBA

      International Special Events Management MSc

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,000
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module
    International: £12,200

    Please note that tuition fees for EU students will remain the same as UK fees for 2018/19. For more information, please visit the Gov UK website.

    Additional costs
    Please note that you will have to buy textbooks at an additional cost to your tuition fees. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.

    Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    International: £12,200

    For information on the scholarships available to you as an international student, please see our International scholarships page.

    Additional costs
    Please note that you will have to buy textbooks at an additional cost to your tuition fees. In previous years this has not exceeded £100 per year.

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Is this course
for you?

Apply Now

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour