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Languages with International Business (German) BA (Hons)


What will I learn?

- Develop fluency in German and a second foreign language (French or Spanish from any level or Italian from scratch).- Gain an excellent understanding of German culture, society and economic context.- Develop critical insight into international business theory and practice.- Spend an optional semester at a European university and a 24-week work placement abroad.Gain international business insights while expanding your foreign language skills – becoming a multilingual professional with great employability potential. Your optional study and work placements abroad help you develop the global skill set employers are looking for.**How you learn**You’ll acquire and apply international business knowledge while developing high-level skills in your main and secondary languages, as well as your cultural awareness. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with real companies to increase your employability potential. **You learn through** - lectures and seminars, including with guest speakers- weekly sessions with Foreign Language Assistants to perfect your speaking skills- language modules taught in the target language- independent and directed study- presentations and group work- a variety of innovative teaching methods taught in state-of-the-art facilities- an optional semester abroad at one of our European partner universities- an optional 24-week placement in a German-speaking country**Applied learningWork placements**As part of your course you have the option to spend at least 24 weeks on a paid work placement in a relevant organisation in Germany.Not only is your placement a fantastic way to explore and get to know a different country, it’s a great opportunity to gain valuable international business experience and apply the knowledge developed throughout your studies. It also helps you develop your professional skills and German language ability – significantly enhancing your employability. **Live projects**In addition to the optional 24-week work placement, you’ll also undertake Highly Skilled Employment projects in each academic year. You’ll apply your learning alongside your language skills, working with local, national and international organisations. You’ll also learn from the experiences of other students, as part of our wider Languages Community.**Networking opportunities**We’re proud of our links with UK and international businesses, and with our alumni. You’ll have numerous opportunities to network with them at events like our annual alumni event.

Which department am I in?

Sheffield Hallam University

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
£15,860.00 (US$ 19,512) per year
Placement year: £1,500

This is a fixed fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

18 September 2023


Main Site

City Campus,

Howard Street,


S1 1WB, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The following qualifications will be considered for entry on to undergraduate programmes: two GCE/VCE A level passes; High School Leaving Certificate, which is recognised as equivalent to A' level standard; and other international qualifications gained after 13 years of secondary/further education. Sheffield Hallam welcomes applications from international school students taking the International Baccalaureate Diploma and those achieving 28 points or more will usually be successful in obtaining an offer of a place on our undergraduate programmes. IELTS for UKVI 6.0; Listening: minimum level 5.5; Speaking: minimum level 5.5; Reading: minimum level 5.5; Writing: minimum level 5.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Sheffield Hallam University

At Sheffield Hallam, be taught by people who are experts in their subject and passionate about sharing their knowledge and industry experience.

  • Based in Sheffield - a true student city
  • Work placements for students through a vast network
  • A low cost of living
  • Modern, upgraded facilities across two campuses

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