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Prepare for international business, becoming versed in the language and culture of German-speaking nations while studying finance and management.
This programme consists of the major element German and the minor element Business Management. No prior knowledge of German is required.
The first year provides a broad overview of the culture and history of Germany, Austria and German-speaking Switzerland. You’ll take German language modules at the appropriate level, from total beginner to native speaker. You’ll also study the fundamentals of economics and management.
In subsequent years, you’ll deepen your knowledge with a choice of modules in German literature, film, international relations and society. Teaching of written and spoken German continues all the way through to your final year, combining practical language teaching with modules that explore the language in different contexts.
You’ll also learn about financial management, marketing, strategy and human resources, with business modules making up about one-quarter of your programme.
You’ll spend your third year studying or working in a German-speaking country, immersing yourself in its language and society.
The German language modules you take will depend on your entry level. We offer separate classes for beginner, post-GCSE, post-A-level and native speakers.
Please note that all modules are subject to change.
You will spend your year abroad in Germany, Austria or German-speaking Switzerland.
You have three options for how to spend your year abroad:
You'll receive approximately 10 to 16 hours of weekly contact time, in the form of lectures, seminars and language classes.
You will spend up to five hours per week in language classes – in small groups of no more than 20 for classroom or language lab teaching, and no more than 10 for oral and aural work.
For every hour spent in class, you'll complete a further two to three hours of independent study.
Assessment typically includes a combination of written exams and coursework, final-year dissertations, independent projects and creative journals.
The Schools offer excellent on-campus resources to aid your studies, including:
If you’re interested in learning another language, you can sign up for a course at Queen Mary’s Language Centre, where you can choose from Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), French, Japanese, Bengali, Catalan, Italian or Spanish.
Alternative offers may be made to applicants taking the Extended Project Qualification.
For further information please visit: qmul.ac.uk/undergraduate/entry/epq
Our standard contextual offer: Grades BBC. This must include at least one essay based A-Level in a humanities or social sciences subject. at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.
Our enhanced contextual offer (for care experienced students, refugee/asylum seekers or students who have completed Realising Opportunities or Access to Queen Mary): Grades BCC. This must include at least one essay based A-Level in a humanities or social sciences subject. at A-Level. Excludes General Studies, Critical Thinking.
More information on how this information is used for a contextual offer can be found on our contextualised admissions page.
We accept a wide range of European and international qualifications in addition to A-levels, the International Baccalaureate and BTEC qualifications. Please visit International Admissions for full details.
If your qualifications are not accepted for direct entry onto this degree, consider applying for a foundation programme.
Find out more about our English language entry requirements, including the types of test we accept and the scores needed for entry to the programme.
You may also be able to meet the English language requirement for your programme by joining a summer pre-sessional programme before starting your degree.
See our general undergraduate entry requirements.
UK students accepted onto this course are eligible to apply for tuition fee and maintenance loans from Student Finance England or other government bodies.
Queen Mary offers a generous package of scholarships and bursaries, which currently benefits around 50 per cent of our undergraduates.
Scholarships are available for home, EU and international students. Specific funding is also available for students from the local area. International students may be eligible for a fee reduction. We offer means-tested funding, as well as subject-specific funding for many degrees.
Find out what scholarships and bursaries are available to you.
We offer specialist support on all financial and welfare issues through our Advice and Counselling Service, which you can access as soon as you have applied for a place at Queen Mary.
Take a look at our Student Advice Guides which cover ways to finance your degree, including:
Knowledge of German will give you an advantage on the job market, whether in the UK, in Europe or internationally.
Recent graduates who combined a modern language with business management have been hired by:
The School runs regular careers events, including opportunities for current students to meet alumni.
The Queen Mary careers team can also offer:
Learn more about career support and development at Queen Mary.
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