Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons) - 2025/6

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey


FHEQ Level 6

Final award and programme/pathway title

BSc (Hons) Business Management and Spanish

Subsidiary award(s)

Award Title
Ord Business Management and Spanish
DipHE Business Management and Spanish
CertHE Business Management and Spanish

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time with PTY UKX10004 480 credits and 240 ECTS credits

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Business and Management (Bachelor), Languages, Cultures and Societies

Other internal and / or external reference points


Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - School of Literature and Languages

Programme Leader

YUNES VINCKE Estefania (Lit & Langs)

Date of production/revision of spec


Educational aims of the programme

  • - The programme aims to: enable students to become confident, resilient and responsible individuals and professionals
  • enable students to cultivate a range of transferable skills that will enhance their employability
  • enable students to develop a high standard of written and oral competence in Spanish
  • enable students to develop intercultural awareness and understanding
  • equip students with the knowledge and understanding needed to develop an international career in business and management
  • further students' explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures of Spanish and their ability to mediate between languages, particularly by means of translation
  • nurture a lifelong passion and talent for languages, cultures and communication
  • provide opportunities to experience professional life during the PTY + to provide opportunities for students to develop resilience and resourcefulness through the PTY
  • provide students with a thorough knowledge of the history, culture and political and social institutions in the societies where Spanish is used, and enable them to access primary and secondary sources in the target languages
  • provide students with enhanced knowledge of organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate
  • study organisations, their management and the changing external environment in which they operate

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
On completion of the programme students will have: the ability to use the target language confidently and creatively for communication in a range of purposes and with diverse audiences KCP DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
acquired a wide-ranging vocabulary and knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers of the target language KCPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
the ability to use linguists' tools, including digital resources such as online dictionaries KPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
a broad knowledge of the history, cultures and institutions of the societies in which the language is used KC DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
the ability to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, and to select and synthesis key information from them CPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
the ability to organise and present ideas within the framework of a reasoned argument and to exercise critical judgement in the light of evidence and argument and the ability to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking CPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
relevant knowledge and understanding of organisations, the environment in which they operate, how they are managed and how they are affected by change KCPT DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)
understanding of the theory and practice of management and ability to apply multi-disciplinary management techniques to complex problems KCPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
the ability to recognise and acknowledge the full range of stake-holder interests in making management decisions and critically evaluate their impacts KCPT Ord, BSc (Hons)
competence in a range of skills that are relevant to the needs of future managers, executives and other professionals, irrespective of their sector of operation, including awareness of ethical issues KCPT CertHE, DipHE, Ord, BSc (Hons)

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time with PTY

This Bachelor's Degree (Honours) programme is studied full-time over four academic years, consisting of 480 credits (120 credits at FHEQ levels 4, 5, 6 and the professional training year). All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Bachelor's Degree (Ordinary) (300 credits)
- Diploma of Higher Education (240 credits)
- Certificate of Higher Education (120 credits)

Students who have not had the opportunity to take a language up to A level can apply for the ab initio pathway. This is available only to students with proven language learning aptitude (such as another language at A level), and will involve very intensive language learning modules in the first year, enabling students to reach approximately A level standard and join the rest of the cohort for all modules in the second year.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)



Professional Training Year (PTY) -

Module Selection for Professional Training Year (PTY) -


Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Module Selection for Year 1 (with PTY) - FHEQ Level 4

Students without A level or equivalent in a language will take two ab initio modules in the first year, in place of Language for academic study and Language for the professional world. For all other modules they will join post-A level students.

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
Study exchange (Level 5) N
Dual degree N

Other information

Surrey's Curriculum Framework is committed to developing graduates with strengths in Employability, Digital Capabilities, Global and Cultural Capabilities, Sustainability and Resourcefulness and Resilience. This programme is designed to allow students to develop knowledge, skills and capabilities in the following areas:

Global and Cultural Capabilities: This pillar is central to our programmes. Every module on our programme invites students to learn more about global societies and cultures, and intercultural awareness and understanding is a key element underpinning our whole philosophy. Students will develop the linguistic competencies which will allow them to engage in meaningful communication and collaboration with individuals and organisations in other parts of the world. They will also gain a deep understanding of the complex realities behind cultural differences around the world and will develop the ability to approach cultural differences in a constructive and productive manner and interact with others in a culturally sensitive manner.

Digital Capabilities: Students are expected to engage with modern technology and to learn to use it in a professional way. We focus from L4 on developing a professional communication style, both in English and in target languages, highlighting the importance of developing e-reputation and protecting integrity online. Students learn to use online library resources in order to engage with scholarship, and online translation resources as they develop their competence as translators. They also learn to use technology for assessment, for example, recorded oral presentations, both individual and group, using online translation tools.

Employability: Our programmes have a strong professional orientation, meaning that many of our modules are explicitly focused on employability. The focus is very much on preparing students to use their language competencies in the professional world, and increasing awareness of the opportunities available to language graduates. In Levels 4 and 5 the core language modules cover key elements of working life in the target language and assessments include producing a CV and cover letter in the target language and organising and filming a focus group. In Level 5 there are practical modules on teaching in the UK and teaching EFL; in Levels 5 and 6 there are practical translation modules. The PTY is an integral part of the programme and offers opportunities for work in a wide range of companies and industries, in Europe and beyond.

Resourcefulness and Resilience: Students are required to demonstrate these attributes throughout their degree programme, as they develop into independent learners, acquiring the ability to draw on their own resources and to manage the challenges of their programme. The PTY is key to this pillar in that the experience of living and working or studying abroad often results in students having to develop these qualities very quickly. They are then well prepared for the higher level of autonomy required in final year. At every level students are required to engage with resources and undertake research in their target language, often whilst engaging with subject material that is new and potentially daunting.

Sustainability: Students will learn about sustainability in the context of learning about other cultures and societies. No country can afford to ignore the issues of sustainability and students will learn to discuss and analyse the issues in their target languages. Students will acquire the vocabulary and structures to enable them to talk and write about sustainability in their target languages. They will also learn how different aspects of sustainability have greater importance in different national contexts. In learning about these issues in specific national and regional contexts students will reflect on the wider impacts of the concept of sustainability.

The programme is studied over four years in full-time mode. At FHEQ Levels 4 and 5 students take compulsory modules which address the core requirements for Languages and Related Studies as they are outlined in the Benchmarking statement. Students spend Semesters 5 and 6 on professional and/or study placements.

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Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2025/6 academic year.