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A-levels: ABB-BBB from 3 A-levels. General Studies accepted. *Variable offers available
ABB - BBB from 3 A Levels. General Studies accepted.
A Level applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate: Distinction plus two A Levels at grade BB.
BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Diploma: Distinction, Distinction plus grade B in one A-level.
BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF) / BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma Distinction, Distinction, Distinction.
Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced
32 points in the IB diploma (including TOK/Bonus points) with 6,5,5 at HL.
Standard level Maths and English grade 5 required in lieu of GCSE English and Maths grade C/4.
Applicants who select this course as their Firm UCAS choice may be eligible for our lowered offer scheme. This means that the grades that you will need in order to be accepted on to the course will be reduced.
Pass Access to HE Diploma with Merit in each module. Humanities, Social Sciences or Business Access course preferred, but other courses considered on an individual basis.
EPQ: A Level applicants who meet our offer criteria will be made the standard offer for their programme of choice, plus an alternative offer which will be one grade lower plus a grade B in EPQ providing this course is selected as their Firm UCAS choice.
Other qualifications: If your qualification is not listed, please contact us using the form at the bottom of the page.
International Qualifications: International students can discover more about the qualifications we accept on our international pages. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. Find out more about our English language requirements.
Foundation Programme in Social Science (Aston University): For students with good A-level (or equivalent) grades, but who narrowly miss our standard requirements, it is also possible to gain entry to this course by completing a Foundation Year, although please note the progression requirements.
4 years full-time with integrated placement year UCAS Code: QN75 GCSE requirements: GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C/4.
Tuition fees 2018/19: £9,250 (£1,250 during placement year) for UK/EU students. £14,950 (£2,500 during placement year) for overseas students. More on fees.
Application for second year entry will be considered by the programme director if there is space on that year of the programme. Typically, successful applicants for second year entry will:
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The information contained on this website details the typical entry requirements for this course for the most commonly offered qualifications. Applicants with alternative qualifications may wish to enquire with the relevant admissions teams prior to application whether or not their qualifications are deemed acceptable. For less commonly encountered qualifications this will be judged on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the academic admissions tutor.
Our BSc in Business Management and English Language takes a practical approach to both subject areas through professionally relevant modules which draw directly on Aston’s ground-breaking research. You will gain a theoretical knowledge and understanding of the English language, how it works in society and organisations, and its role in the world today. You will also gain the academic knowledge and the commercial and leadership skills of business management. With a professional placement year as one of its key features, the programme is geared towards increasing your employability; it is designed to provide you with the knowledge and skills required of professionals working in the public, private and voluntary sectors.
The bridge between Business Management and English is provided by modules centred around the themes of (international) communication and leadership, and professional discourse. For example, you will investigate the range of ways in which leaders and senior managers use spoken, written and multimodal communication in the workplace to achieve certain aims. The modules will introduce a range of models of discourse analysis and invite students to participate in simulated contexts such as business meetings, interviews, presentations, and so on. You will be taught by research-active lecturers who are internationally recognised researchers in fields such as leadership communication, marketing, economic development, multi-national enterprises and location, forensic linguistics, language and gender and TESOL studies.
Sample module options: The modules below are indicative only. When an offer is made, students will receive a detailed programme specification which forms part of our terms and conditions.
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Preparing for Integrated Studies Introduction to Marketing Management Introduction to Organisational BehaviourEconomic Environment of Business Year 2
Core modules: Psychology & Work Exploring Integrated Studies The Business Game Business, Government & SocietyOperations Management Written Text Analysis Introduction to Intercultural Communication Language at Work Choose from the following optional modules: Computer-mediated Communication Language in the News MediaLanguage Policy and Planning
You will spend this year in a professional placement or you may choose to take up an international study opportunity at one of our partner institutions. This year is compulsory for all UK and EU students. See placement year section or find out more about the Aston placement year.
You will be involved in: lectures, tutorials, seminars, e-seminars, small-group work, project work and independent study. Many of your modules will be in workshop format, alternating theoretical input with practical analysis, and allowing you to test out your understanding in discussion with other students and your tutor. There are also opportunities for group and collaborative work. Students undertake a major piece of independent research in final year.
You will be allocated a Personal Tutor when you join us and you will be encouraged to make regular contact with them throughout your studies. Personal Tutors are there to help discuss academic and, in some cases, personal issues. Personal Tutors can also often offer support by writing references for placement/graduate employment and academic research.
Assessment is through a combination of written and oral exams, coursework, essays, translation tasks, presentations and an extended dissertation during your Final Year. Exams take place in January and May/June.
I am a linguist-slash-communication scholar interested in how language functions in professional contexts and in the digital realm. My work is primarily qualitative and discourse-centered, focusing on issues such as written non-verbal cues, linguistic politeness or the interactional creation of identity and power. I hold a PhD from the University of Loughborough. I am currently co-authoring a coursebook on Language and Business. I am also a passionate advocate of the importance of communication and linguistic skills in professional contexts. I am excited to be able to lead our new joint honours programme BSc Business Management and English Language.
The modules I teach at Aston are strongly linked to my research interests that lie at the intersection of three fields: business communication, computermediated communication and discourse analysis.
I am really interested in how language works online - especially in professional or business contexts. I have previously analysed, for example, how power and hierarchy is negotiated in virtual teams, or how professionals use non-verbal signals in writing to achieve their goals. I regularly consult organizations on communication issues and use these experiences in my teaching to ensure my materials are up-to-date and relevant.