About this course
Combine business management and French to develop vital skills and help companies enhance their global presence. You'll also learn about French culture and spend a year in a French-speaking country. We'll give you the cultural intelligence to succeed in any organisation.
Your A level results will determine which core or compulsory modules you'll need to take. Please see the programme specification for the most up-to-date module lists.
With this business management and French degree, you’ll develop a deep understanding of French language and culture. We'll also challenge you to think differently about business and how to inspire change within organisations and society.
As well as learning French language, you'll study its:
You'll develop your business skills through the study of managerial decision-making processes, contemporary global issues and business management techniques.
You can spend your year abroad in any of the following countries:
This degree will prepare you for a career in a wide range of organisations, including:
the not-for-profit sector
This degree is accredited by:
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.
In light of COVID-19, we’ve made changes to some elements of course delivery for 2020-21. For details as to how this has changed delivery for this course, please view the Addendum to the Programme Specification PDF.
We don’t have the entry requirements for this course yet. Please check again later.
COVID-19: we've made some changes to the structure of the course for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
Each year you'll take compulsory modules and choose from optional modules that reflect your personal interests or future career options.
You'll gain a solid grounding in the theory of business management, and insight into how it applies to real-world settings.
We'll assess your French ability using our system of 7 language levels. We can then put you in the most appropriate group to develop your skills.
You can boost your employability by studying an interdisciplinary module from a different subject area.
You do not need to select your modules when you apply. Your academic tutor will help you customise your course.
Year 1 overview
Compulsory modules will explore current management ideas from a variety of perspectives. You’ll study how commerce, industry and technology have developed, within a broader social and historical context.
You'll also learn about core management and financial accounting, and develop practical management skills.
You'll study French language and learn about its global status.
Modules will include topics on:
modern French culture
technologies that shaped the business world
Year 2 overview
Compulsory modules will develop your understanding of management and organisational theory, and business research.
You'll choose from optional modules in both subjects, covering topics such as:
audit and taxation
immigration, race and ethnicity in France
You’ll also take a module to prepare you for your year abroad.
Year 3 overview
You’ll spend the year abroad in a French-speaking country. We'll help you choose a suitable placement. You can:
study at one of our partner universities
work as an English language assistant in a school
find an approved work placement
Find out more about the year abroad.
While you're away, you'll complete an academic research project in French.
Year 4 overview
Optional modules will let you focus on areas you find most interesting. Module options include:
strategic operations management
cultures and identities in transition
Want more detail? See all the modules in the course.
COVID-19: we've made some changes to our modules for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
For entry in Academic Year 2020-21
You must study the following modules in year 1:
You must also choose from the following modules in year 1:
Learning and assessment
COVID-19: we've made some changes to our learning and assessment methods for this academic year. Download the programme specification addendum in 'About this course' to learn more.
The learning activities for this course include the following:
- classes and tutorials
- individual and group projects
- independent learning (studying on your own)
How you'll spend your course time:
Your scheduled learning, teaching and independent study for year 1:
How we'll assess you
Your assessment breakdown
You’ll be supported by a personal academic tutor and have access to a senior tutor.
Anthony Campbell is the course leader.
You'll graduate prepared for a wide range of career paths in business and management, in the UK or abroad. You could choose to work in:
the financial sector
the public sector
Many of our graduates get places on recruitment programmes at organisations such as JP Morgan.
Business School graduates from Southampton have secured roles in organisations including:
Ernst & Young (EY)
Proctor & Gamble
We run a Small Business Clinic, which offers advice to those interested in starting their own venture. With input from local companies, it provides training and the opportunity to work with a mentor from industry to test out your ideas and receive expert feedback.
Careers services at Southampton
We are a top 20 UK university for employability (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2019). Our Careers and Employability Service will support you throughout your time as a student and for up to 5 years after graduation. This support includes:
work experience schemes
CV and interview skills and workshops
careers fairs attended by top employers
a wealth of volunteering opportunities
study abroad and summer school opportunities
We have a vibrant entrepreneurship culture and our dedicated start-up supporter, Futureworlds, is open to every student.
Fees, costs and funding
Fees for a year's study:
- UK students pay £9,250.
- EU and international students pay £18,520.
What your fees pay for
Your tuition fees pay for the full cost of tuition and all examinations.
Find out how to:
Accommodation and living costs, such as travel and food, are not included in your tuition fees. Explore:
Bursaries, scholarships and other funding
If you're a UK or EU student and your household income is under £25,000 a year, you may be able to get a University of Southampton bursary to help with your living costs. Find out about bursaries and other funding we offer at Southampton.
If you're a care leaver or estranged from your parents, you may be able to get a specific bursary.
Get in touch for advice about student money matters.
Scholarships and grants
You may be able to get a scholarship or grant that's linked to your chosen subject area.
We award scholarships and grants for travel, academic excellence, or to students from underrepresented backgrounds.
Support during your course
The Student Services Centre offers support and advice on money to students. You may be able to access our Student Support fund and other sources of financial support during your course.
Funding for EU and international students
Find out about funding you could get as an international student.
How to apply
When you apply use:
- UCAS course code: N1R1
- UCAS institution code: S27
What happens after you apply?
We will assess your application on the strength of your:
- predicted grades
- academic achievements
- personal statement
- academic reference
We normally invite all candidates to an interview.
We aim to respond to you within 2 to 6 weeks with a decision about your application.
Equality and diversity
We treat and select everyone in line with our Equality and Diversity Statement.
Got a question?
If you're not sure that you have the right experience or qualifications to get onto this course please contact our enquiries team; we're very happy to help.
Tel: +44(0)23 8059 5000