International Business with Communications
The preliminary year is designed to help you develop your English language skills so that you can make the most of your degree programme. This special English language programme designed by the English for Academic Purposes experts at the University’s Centre for English Language Education is carefully integrated with academic content modules so that you are prepared fully for years two to four of your degree programme.
Year one modules (preliminary year)
The qualifying year provides a foundation for Parts I and II of the degree.
All credits of language modules selected must be within the same language. Students may only choose a language in which they have no prior experience.
Year 2 modules
Year 3 modules (Part I)
Year 4 modules (Part II)
Minimum English Requirement
In addition to academic requirements, students whose first language is not English or entry qualification was not obtained in the English medium are required to provide evidence of their proficiency in English.
For Preliminary year (year one) entry
- IELTS 5.5 with the writing band no less than 5.0 or
- PTE Academic 55 (minimum 51)
For Qualifying year (year two) entry
- IELTS 6.5 with the writing band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 62 (minimum 55)
Students who have completed a recognised degree, or completed the whole of their secondary education in one of these countries within the last 10 years are not normally required to take a separate English language test.
Otherwise, in addition to the more common language qualifications – such as IELTS, TOEFL, (I)GCSE, O level, IB and A and AS level English – the University also considers a number of other English language qualifications for admission.
The minimum English language requirement for BA English Language and Applied Linguistics, BA English Language and Literature, and BA English with International Business is:
- IELTS 7.0 with each band no less than 6.0 or
- PTE Academic 67 (minimum 55)
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