University of Portsmouth

BA Hons International Business Communication (Top-up)

English is one of the main languages of global business. If you're an EU or international student who wants to improve your English while building skills in management, leadership and communication, this BA (Hons) International Business Communication top-up degree is for you.

You'll develop your analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills and get experience of working alongside people from many different cultures and backgrounds. And you’ll develop your English language ability, so you can effectively communicate with business managers around the globe when you start your career.

After the course, you'll be set for roles in areas such as business, trade, public service, finance, marketing, management, retail and leisure. You could also set up your own business or do postgraduate study.

Entry Requirements

Only those who have previously studied at higher education level should apply. 

Applicants for year 2 entry require completion of two years of relevant HE study at level 4, for example an appropriate HND, or a foundation degree, or 120 credits from year 1 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject.

Applicants for year 3 entry require completion of three years of relevant HE study leading to a Level 5 qualification, for example an appropriate HND, or 240 credits from year 1 and year 2 of an undergraduate degree (BA/BSc) in a relevant subject.  

For year 2 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 5.5 with no component score below 5.5.

For year 3 entry applicants require English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.

Career Prospects

When you finish the course, our Careers and Employability service can help you find a job that puts your skills to work.

To give you the best chance of securing a great job when you graduate, our Careers and Employability service can help you find relevant work experience during your course if you're eligible to work in the UK.

We can help you identify placements, internships and voluntary roles that will complement your studies.

After you leave the University, you can get help, advice and support for up to 5 years from us as you advance in your career.

Course Details

Each module on this course is worth a certain number of credits.

In each year, you need to study modules worth a total of 120 credits. For example, 4 modules worth 20 credits and 1 module worth 40 credits.

Year 1

Business Communication 2
English Language Grade 5
Language Of Human Resource Management
Marketing & Communication
Professional Communication For Business
Optional modules
-British Culture
-Business & Markets In A Global Environment

Year 2

English Language Grade 6
Business Communication 3
Language Of Marketing and Finance
Language Of Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures
Optional modules
- Business & Markets In A Global Environment
- Intercultural Perspectives On Communication
- Managing Across Cultures
- Practical Translation
-Understanding Britain Today

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