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For all new students from 2019/20 the Business Studies and a Language Programme structure is outlined below.

Programme Structure

The Business and a Language degree is designed to prepare students for a career in International Business. Educational experts emphasise the special challenges associated with the study of two disparate disciplines, employing different teaching approaches and requiring different learning styles on the part of the student, but they also stress that mastery of these challenges builds skills that are particularly sought after by employers.

BSL at a glance

  • Start Date: September
  • Duration: 4 Year programme
  • International Experience: 3rd year spent abroad in one of our top European partner universities

Year 1: Junior Fresh

IMMERSING YOURSELF IN THE FUNDAMENTALS

Students must take the four modules from Business and the designated language/civilization modules in their chosen language.

A  Business Modules

B  Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FRU11511 BESS French Language Civilisation 1 (French Society and Economy) MT
  • FRU11512 BESS French Language Civilisation 1 (French Society and Economy) HT 
  • FRU11501 BSF French Writing Skills 1 MT
  • FRU11502 BSF French Writing Skills MT
  • FRU11011 Texts
  • FRU11012 Texts
  • GRU1100Y German Language 1
  • GRU11011 German Area Studies
  • GRU11512 German Business Studies I
  • GRU1120Y Intro to German Literature
  • PLU1100Y Polish Language 1
  • PLU1101Y Polish for Academic Purposes 1
  • PLU1200Y Polish Language 2
  • RUU11031 Introduction to Central, East European and Polish Area Studies (a)
  • RUU11032 Introduction to Central, East European and Polish Area Studies (b)
  • MLU11001 Cultural encounters between Middle East and Europe MT
  • MLU11002 Cultural encounters between Middle East and Europe HT
  • RUU1100Y Russian Language 1
  • RUU1101Y Russian for Academic Purposes
  • RUU1200Y Russian Language 2
  • RUU11021 Russian Cultural Studies 1
  • RUU11022 Russian Cultural Studies 2
  • SPU1102Y Introduction to Modern Spain
  • SPU1151Y Spanish Grammar and Syntax
  • SPU11031 Intro to Spanish and Latin-American Cinema
  • SPU11032 Intro to Spanish and Latin-American Literature

Year 2: Senior Fresh

BROADENING YOUR RANGE OF BUSINESS KNOWLEDGE

Students must take all the modules from Business and the designated language/civilization modules in their chosen language.

Business Modules

Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FRU2251Y BESS French Language & Civilisation 2 (Politics & Business)
  • FRU2250Y BSF French Writing Skills II
  • GRU2200Y German Language II
  • GRU2251Y German Business Studies
  • RUU2250Y Russian Language 2 and Russian Oral Proficiency 2 Business Russian Intermediate
  • RUU2201Y Russian for Academic Purposes 2
  • RUU23001 Russian Receptive Skills 1
  • RUU23002 Russian Productive Skills 1
  • RUU22031 Russian Area Studies MT
  • RUU22032 Russian Area Studies HT
  • PLU2250Y Business Polish Intermediate
  • PLU2201Y Polish for Academic Purposes 2
  • PLU22021 Polish Area Studies MT
  • PLU22022 Polish Area Studies HT
  • SPU2251Y  Spanish Grammar and Syntax II (written and oral)
  • SPU2252Y Contemporary Spanish Life and Culture

Year 3: Junior Sophister

STUDY ABROAD
Your third year is spent at a university or business school in the country of the language you are studying. Trinity has exchange agreements with a range of leading universities and business schools throughout Europe. The vast majority of modules and examinations, taken during your year abroad, will be through the medium of your chosen language. During your year abroad, you may undertake relevant work experience of six to eight weeks in an approved organisation or institution, or an alternative agreed with the exchange coordinator, such as reflection assignments relating to your year abroad.

Year 4: Senior Sophister

DEEPENING YOUR EXPERTISE

In your Senior Sophister year, you will study your chosen area of business expertise and your chosen language in depth, taking advanced modules in the subjects and undertaking a significant research project (Capstone) guided by one of our faculty or industry experts.

Business Modules

B  Language Modules:  French, German, Polish, Russian, Spanish

  • FRU44501 French Business Communication (Written) MT
  • FRU44502 French Business Communication (Written) HT
  • FRU44511 Note taking and Report Writing (MT)
  • FRU44512 French Business Communication (Oral) MT
  • FRU44CSY Case Study
  • GRU4400Y German Language IV
  • GRU4452Y Intercultural Business Communication
  • GRU44CSY Case Study
  • SPU4450Y Spanish Language for Business
  • SPU4451Y Spanish Oral For Business
  • SPU44CSY Case Study
  • RUU4450Y Russian Business Communications
  • RUU34042 Contemporary Russian Society
  • RUU44CSY Case study
  • PLU4450Y Business Polish Advanced
  • PLU4402Y Contemporary Polish Society
  • PLU44CSY Case Study