International Business Communication BA (Hons)


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 degree course 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.

What you'll experience

On this International Business Communication degree course, you’ll:

  • Study how people use conversational, formal and business English
  • Choose specialist modules in areas like management in a multicultural environment and intercultural perspectives on communication
  • Discover how to communicate information, ideas and arguments – orally, virtually and in writing
  • Learn IT skills that complement your studies, making you more attractive to future employers
  • Develop analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Get experience of working on your own and in a team on projects
  • Join a community with more than 4,000 international and EU students from over 100 different countries
  • Get all the support you need while living in a new country, from our Global Office

Work experience and career planning

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.

What you'll study

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

Core modules currently include:

  • English Language Grade 4
  • Multimedia Language
  • Business Communication 1
  • Introduction To International Business and Trade
  • Studying And Working In A Globalised World

There are no optional modules in this year.

Year 2

Core units currently include:

  • Business Communication 2
  • English Language Grade 5
  • Language Of Human Resource Management
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Professional Communication For Business

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • British Culture
  • Business & Markets In A Global Environment
  • Learning From Experience
  • Language

Year 3

Core modules currently include:

  • Project
  • English Language Grade 6
  • Business Communication 3
  • Language Of Marketing and Finance
  • Language Of Interpersonal Communication Across Cultures

Options to choose from in this year currently include:

  • Business & Markets In A Global Environment 
  • Intercultural Perspectives On Communication
  • Managing Across Cultures
  • Practical Translation
  • Professional Development: Recruiters And Candidates
  • Understanding Britain Today


Teaching methods on this course include:

  • lectures
  • seminars
  • workshops
  • tutorials

You can access all teaching resources on Moodle, our virtual learning environment, from anywhere with a Web connection.

How you're assessed

You’ll be assessed through:

  • examinations
  • individual and group presentations
  • essays and written coursework

You’ll be able to test your skills and knowledge informally before you do assessments that count towards your final mark.

You can get feedback on all practice and formal assessments so you can improve in the future.

Careers and opportunities

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

What can you do with an International Business Communication degree?

With your skills, you could work in areas such as:

  • business
  • trade
  • public service
  • finance
  • marketing
  • management
  • retail
  • the leisure industry

You could also continue your studies at postgraduate level or set up a successful business with help and support from the University.

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

BA (Hons) Award
September Start
Full-time Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

  • For year 1 entry applicants normally require 96 points to include a minimum of 2 A levels, successful completion of a recognised University Foundation course or 1 year of HE study.
  • For year 2 entry applicants normally require successful completion of 2 years of HE study.
  • For year 3 entry applicants normally require successful completion of 3 years of HE study.

English language requirements

  • For year 1 and 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.

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