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Rheoli Busnes gydag Iaith Ewropeaidd (Ffrangeg) (BSc)

  • UCAS code: N290
  • Next intake: September 2020
  • Duration: 4 years
  • Mode: Full time

Clearing and Adjustment

This course is available in Clearing and Adjustment for 2020 entry. Call us on 0333 241 2800 to discuss your options or view all of our vacancies.

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Entry Year

Why study this course

The four-year degree in Business Management with French combines the main elements (modules and teaching) of the business management programme with the study of French language and culture.

The first year provides the core building blocks of management and business subjects, together with one module in French.

Year two develops from this base, giving equal weighting to the business and language subjects. You will continue to focus on core Business Management modules, whilst the language component concentrates on expression, translation and business language, providing the ideal preparation for the third year which is spent abroad. Here, you will be taught level two Business Management in French.

In your fourth year (having returned to Cardiff) the business and management content of the degree will be extended with a number of core and, together with one module which maintains the language input.

France is a major actor on the European and world stage, possessing a rich and sophisticated culture. French is one of the official working languages of the European community and still a global language of culture and diplomacy. 

Each school involved in delivering the degree offers a challenging course of modules, supported by a friendly atmosphere and excellent staff-student relationships.

Overall, the degree of Business Management with French prepares you for a career in international business with an ability to work in French as well as in English.

Distinctive features

  • The opportunity to study in a School that was ranked 6th in the UK for research quality and joint 1st for research environment in the 2014 Research Excellent Framework (REF)
  • The involvement of research-active staff in teaching
  • The emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment
  • The variety of modules on offer in a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary School
  • Progression through core and specialist option modules
  • Study abroad year in France or a French-speaking country

Accreditations

Where you'll study

Ysgol Busnes Caerdydd

Rydym yn Ysgol Busnes sydd wedi’i hachredu gan AACSB sydd â phwrpas clir: i wneud gwahaniaeth yng nghymunedau Cymru a'r byd.

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Entry requirements

AAB-ABB including a B in French or equivalent. Please note, General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship Studies will not be accepted. 

Extended Project Qualification: Applicants with grade A in the EPQ will typically receive an offer one grade lower than the standard A level offer. Please note that any subject specific requirements must still be met.

The Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A-Level (at the grades listed above), excluding any specified subjects.

DD in a BTEC Diploma in Business plus Grade B in French A-Level.

IB 34-32 including 6 in HL French or 665-655 in 3 HL subjects including 6 in HL French

Other UK qualifications may also be accepted, often in lieu of A-levels, but subject requirements must be met. If you are offering non-UK qualifications, our qualification equivalences guide should allow you to calculate what kind of offer you are likely to receive.

Please be aware that this is a general guide, and that some programmes may have more detailed or specific entry requirements which will be reflected in your offer.

Find out about our Schools' admissions criteria, offer guarantee scheme, changes to programmes and translating your documents.

GCSE

Grade C or grade 4 in GCSE English Language.

IELTS (academic)

At least 6.5 overall with a minimum of 5.5 in each subskill.

TOEFL iBT

At least 90 overall with minimum scores of 17 for writing, 17 for listening, 18 for reading and 20 for speaking.

PTE Academic

At least 62 overall with a minimum of 51 in all communicative skills.

Trinity ISE II/III

II: at least two Distinctions and two Merits.
III: at least a Pass in all components.

Other accepted qualifications

Please visit our English Language requirements page for more information on our other accepted language qualifications.

GCSE Maths grade B or 6. GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or an accepted English Language equivalent

You are not required to complete a DBS (Disclosure Barring Service) check or provide a Certificate of Good Conduct to study this course. If you are currently subject to any licence condition or monitoring restriction that could affect your ability to successfully complete your studies, you will be required to disclose your criminal record. Conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • access to computers or devices that can store images
  • use of internet and communication tools/devices
  • curfews
  • freedom of movement
  • contact with people related to Cardiff University.

Tuition fees

UK and EU students (2020/21)

Tuition feeDeposit
£9,000 None

Learn about our tuition fees

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Students from outside the EU (2020/21)

Tuition feeDeposit
£18,450 None

Learn about our tuition fees

Financial support may be available to individuals who meet certain criteria. For more information visit our funding section. Please note that these sources of financial support are limited and therefore not everyone who meets the criteria are guaranteed to receive the support.

Additional costs

Accommodation

We have a range of residences to suit your needs and budget. Find out more on our accommodation pages.

Course structure

We are currently working with our students to update and improve the content of this course. The information shown below reflects the current curriculum and is likely to change. The review of the course is expected to be completed by August 2020 and this page will be updated by end of October 2020 to reflect the changes.

This is a four-year, full-time course, consisting of 120 credits a year. The first and second years are spent in Cardiff studying a range of modules in business disciplines including accounting, economics, marketing and management and the language component. The third year of is spent studying business related modules in one of our partner universities in France before returning to complete the final year in Cardiff.

The modules shown are an example of the typical curriculum and will be reviewed prior to the 2020/21 academic year. The final modules will be published by September 2020.

Year one

Year one is a foundation year to give you the skills for advanced study and an overview of the two subjects to inform your later choices. It provides the core building blocks of management and business subjects, together with one module in French.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Introduction to AccountingBS150320 credits
Management: Theory and EvidenceBS151120 credits
MarketingBS152820 credits
People in OrganisationsBS152920 credits
Advanced French Language Year 1ML618840 credits

Year two

In year two you will take 60 credits of core modules in the Business School and 60 credits of core modules in the School of Modern Languages.

Module titleModule codeCredits
Excellence in Managing OperationsBS200320 credits
Marketing and StrategyBS254020 credits
Managing PeopleBS254220 credits
Ex-Advanced Language Year 2 FrenchML628130 credits
The World & Language of Business (French)ML628330 credits

Year three: Sandwich year

Year three consists of one year's study at a university in France or Switzerland as part of your degree. The programme of study is subject to approval by Cardiff Business School and will be equivalent to 6 double or 12 single Cardiff Business School modules (120 credits). It will consist of modules in economics, management, business, accounting etc., taught and assessed in French. This provides a competency in the language within a framework of economics, accounting, and business specialisations.

We have developed links with several universities or equivalent institutions in France, Spain, Switzerland and Germany. It is intended that the size of each group from Cardiff Business School at any host institution will be two to four students. Students studying in Europe as part of their degree programme may be eligible for a grant from the Erasmus scheme, operated by the British Council.

We have international partnership agreements with high ranking institutions in Europe and currently have bi-lateral exchange agreements with:

In France:

  • BBA ESSEC Ecole de Management International
  • Audencia Nantes School of Management
  • Universite Pantheon-Assas, Paris II
  • Toulouse Business School
  • ESSCA Ecole de Management

In Switzerland:

  • University of Lausanne

Module titleModule codeCredits
Intercalary Study Programme in EuropeBS4009120 credits

Year four

In year four you will take 40 credits of core modules and 50 credits of optional modules in the Business School, and alongside a core 30 credit module in the School of Modern Languages. (Note: Module titles may not be duplicated in choosing optional modules)

The University is committed to providing a wide range of module options where possible, but please be aware that whilst every effort is made to offer choice this may be limited in certain circumstances. This is due to the fact that some modules have limited numbers of places available, which are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, while others have minimum student numbers required before they will run, to ensure that an appropriate quality of education can be delivered; some modules require students to have already taken particular subjects, and others are core or required on the programme you are taking. Modules may also be limited due to timetable clashes, and although the University works to minimise disruption to choice, we advise you to seek advice from the relevant School on the module choices available.

Learning and assessment

Our teaching is heavily informed by research and combines academic rigour with practical relevance. While our internationally recognised faculty consists of academics who are at the forefront of knowledge within their field. They bring the lessons learned from their most recent research into the classroom, giving you access to critical business thinking and contemporary real life examples and scenarios.

We will provide your teaching and learning resources, and will be responsive to your needs and views. For your part, you will need to put in the necessary amount of work both during and outside formal teaching sessions, and make good use of the facilities provided.

Most modules involve a mixture of lectures and small group teaching (called classes, seminars, workshops or tutorials). 

Lectures provide an overview of the key concepts and frameworks for a topic, equipping you to carry out independent research for the seminars and to develop your own ideas. Seminars provide an opportunity for you to explore the ideas outlined in the lectures. Seminars may take various formats, including plenary group discussion, small-group work and student-led presentations.

Year 1

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

22%

Guided independent study

78%

Placements

0%

Year 2

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

24%

Guided independent study

76%

Placements

0%

Year 3

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

0%

Guided independent study

0%

Placements

100%

Year 4

Scheduled learning and teaching activities

0%

Guided independent study

0%

Placements

0%

How will I be supported?

You will be allocated a personal tutor at the beginning of your studies. Normally, your personal tutor will teach on your own degree course and you will keep the same personal tutor throughout your course.

Your personal tutor will be able to give you advice on academic issues, including module choice and assessment. If you encounter any problems which affect your studies, your personal tutor should always be your first point of contact; she/he will be able to put you in touch with the wide range of expert student support services provided by the University and the Students' Union as appropriate. You are required to meet with your personal tutor three points during each academic year but you are also encouraged to get in touch with them at any other point if you need help or advice.

For day-to-day information, the staff of our Undergraduate Student Hub are available, in person, by telephone or by email, from 8am to 6pm each weekday during term time to answer your questions.

You will have access through the Learning Central website to relevant multimedia material, presentations, lecture handouts, bibliographies, further links, electronic exercises and discussion circles.

The University offers a range of services including the Careers Service, the Counselling Service, the Disability and Dyslexia Service, the Student Support Service, and excellent libraries and resource centres.

Feedback

We’ll provide you with regular feedback on your work. This comes in a variety of formats including oral feedback, personalised feedback on written work, and generic written feedback.

You will be given general feedback following each examination period and will be able to discuss your overall performance with your personal tutor.

Year 1

Written exams

80%

Practical exams

5%

Coursework

15%

Year 2

Written exams

53%

Practical exams

3%

Coursework

44%

Year 3

Written exams

0%

Practical exams

0%

Coursework

100%

Year 4

Written exams

0%

Practical exams

0%

Coursework

0%

What skills will I practise and develop?

As a result of engaging fully with this course, you will acquire and develop a range of valuable skills, both those which are discipline specific and more generic ‘employability skills’. These will allow you to:

  • grasp complex issues with confidence
  • ask the right questions of complex texts
  • have an imaginative appreciation of different views and options and analyse these critically
  • identify and apply relevant data
  • develop practical research skills
  • propose imaginative solutions of your own that are rooted in evidence
  • communicate clearly, concisely and persuasively in writing and speech
  • sourcing, interpreting and presenting relevant numerical information – to support the composition of projects reports and business cases
  • work to deadlines and priorities, managing a range of tasks at the same time
  • work as part of a team, developing a collaborative approach to problem-solving
  • use IT programmes and standard software packages, where appropriate
  • take responsibility for your own learning programme and professional development.

Careers and placements

Career prospects

Our business degrees give students a broad range of skills which are valued by a range of employers in the private and public sectors. In 2015/16, 92% of the School’s graduates who were available for work reported they were in employment and/or further study within six months of graduating.

In addition to the central University Careers Service, our students benefit from a dedicated on-site Careers and Placements service to help them find internships, job opportunities and to access business-industry specific advice, training and guidance.

Graduate careers

  • Accountant
  • Business Analyst
  • HR Manager
  • Economist
  • Lecturer
  • Marketing Executive
  • Production Manager
  • Stockbroker

Placements

We recognise the importance of gaining work experience during your studies. Cardiff Business School’s dedicated Placements Manager offers advice on available work placements, internships, work experience and opportunities to enhance your CV and broaden your horizons. Support with job applications and interview techniques is also available from the Business School’s in-house Careers Consultant.

Year three is spent working or studying in a French-speaking country.

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