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English for Business BA (Hons) Top Up 2017/18 entry

Course code:

BESU148

Study options:

1 year

 

Location:

Coventry University

Starting:

September 2017

 

Fees:
Faculty:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:


+44 (0) 24 7765 2152


Overview

The English for Business BA Top-Up aims to improve your language skills, primarily in terms of business, and general business understanding.

This course aims to help you develop your knowledge of the English language, so that in particular, you can operate in a business setting, whether in the United Kingdom or internationally. Our dedicated language centre contains over 2000 books and areas designed for private, quiet study, to help you absorb the English language.

As well as this, you have the opportunity to extend your existing knowledge of the theory and practice of business on a global scale in traditional lectures, seminars and practical workshops.

Why Coventry University?

An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.

Global ready

An international outlook, with global opportunities

Employability

Career-ready graduates, with the skills to succeed

Teaching Excellence

Taught by lecturers who are experts in their field

Course essentials

A degree which offers you more, at no extra cost

Course information

The English for Business BA Top-Up aims to improve your language skills, primarily in terms of business, and general business understanding.

 

In more detail...

  • Your study in English will strengthen your effectiveness in business communication in a global environment.
  • Your study of Business will allow you examine advanced level topics, relating theory and practice, in an international context.

The course offers a range of English, Business and English for Business subjects:

  • Global Marketing
  • Global Business
  • Corporate Strategy Management
  • Supply Chain Management Strategy
  • English in the World
  • Language and Society in Modern Britain
  • English Language in Use
  • Advanced Business English

You will choose six subjects. You need to have studied your chosen subjects previously, as this is a top up (or direct entry) course.

  • Business subjects will be taught in lectures, with associated seminars and workshop practical classes. 
  • English will be taught in small and medium-sized groups that allow the development of advanced oral proficiency.
  • Students are encouraged to participate actively in seminars and discussions.
  • The Languages Centre provides a wealth of materials for academic English and is a pleasant place to interact with language learners from all over the world.

A range of assessment modes are used and will vary according to the nature of the subjects chosen. Examinations form part of the assessment for most modules at this level. Coursework essays, business reports, individual and group oral presentations and role-plays are also used. 

In a typical week you will normally have up to 14 hours of teaching contact with staff. In addition, you can meet with your personal tutor or lecturing staff during published 'office hours sessions' which will allow you to discuss problems or investigate further topics that interested you in a lecture. 

An average teaching week will depend on your choice of subjects, but it may break down as:

  • Personal/small group teaching – 2 hours of individual or small group teaching
  • Medium-group teaching – 5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week
  • Large-group teaching – 7 hours of lectures each week

In addition you should expect to spend about 24 hours a week on online, guided and independent study.

Global ready

Did you know we help more students travel internationally than any other UK university according to data from the experts in higher education data and analysis, HESA?

In 2015/16, we were able to provide a total of 2101 experiences abroad that lasted at least five days, 76% of which were our own organised trips for undergraduates and 23% from postgraduate travel.

Much of this travel is made possible through our Global Leaders Programme, which enables students to prepare for the challenges of the global employment market, as well as strengthening and developing their broader personal and professional skills.

Explore our international experiences

1st for

international experiences

Sending more students overseas than any other UK uni (HESA)


2,101

Student experiences

The number of student trips abroad for at least 5 days in 2015/16



16,000

and counting

The number of students we’ve helped travel internationally so far


21

global programmes

As well as trips, we offer other opportunities like language courses

Entry Requirements

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Students must satisfy the University’s general requirements for Level 3 direct entry:

  • An IELTS score of 6.0 overall, at least 5.5 in each component
  • Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of an equivalent course in business, or business and English

Our International Student Hub offers information on entry requirements for your country, as well as contact details for agents and representatives should you need more advice.

More detail

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to Coventry and having assessed applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course we feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer from a top university. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join the Coventry community.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. The criteria for unconditional offers will vary across the University as entry requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the Scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made Coventry their firm choice.

Coventry University has assessed that you are capable of achieving excellent grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an unconditional offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your unconditional offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer providing that you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: the International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So if you don’t meet your predictions then your place at Coventry is still guaranteed. However we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

We can’t but our experience over the years has shown us that students like you with a track record of high grades and excellent predictions are very likely to achieve those grades. Our assessment takes into account all elements of your application to allow us to take a holistic view of your potential. There is still the opportunity to gain one of the Coventry University Scholarships if you achieve the required grades so there is a financial incentive to aim high. Unconditional offers are only made to individuals who have demonstrated their commitment so we believe their focus and determination is unlikely to waver in the final stages of their qualifications.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in 2017.

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis and offer a wide range of scholarships to support students with their studies. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

For more information, please visit our Finance pages.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

(per year)


Scholarships

If you're a truly outstanding undergraduate candidate we may be able to offer you a Coventry University Scholarship.

Coventry University Scholarships are awarded to recognise truly exceptional sports achievement and academic excellence.

Starts

Fee


September 2017

(per year)


Scholarships

For the September 2017 and January 2018 intakes, we're investing £1 million into scholarships for high achieving and enterprising students.

Our scholarships are worth up to £10,000 and every student that applies will be considered. Fulfil your potential this academic year with Coventry University!

Starts

Fee


September 2017

£11,927 (per year)


Career prospects

This course gives access to a wide variety of careers in global business, international organisations, cross-border marketing, tourism, banking, import/export, events management or the media, to name but a few.

Your cross-cultural awareness, your international experience and your ability to communicate effectively in business English means that you will be well equipped for job opportunities in any international or emerging market. 

Alternatively, you could choose to develop your academic portfolio even further, through a postgraduate qualification in business, marketing, management, strategy, human resources, international relations or law.

Coventry University is committed to preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. The University's Careers and Employability team provide a wide range of support services to help you plan and prepare for your career.

Disclaimer

By accepting your offer of a place with us, a Student Contract (“the Contract”) will be formed between you and the University. The Contract will detail all of your rights and also the obligations you will be bound by during your time as a student and will also contain all of the obligations that the University owes to you.  We would encourage you to read the Student Contract before you accept any offer of a place at the University. A copy of the Contract can be found here.