Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code NT22
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Management Japanese Studies East Asian Studies Business Management

Any questions?

The Admissions Secretary
School of East Asian Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 8400
Email seas_ughelp@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/seas/undergraduates

Sheffield University Management School

Top one per cent of business schools worldwide
Awarded Triple Crown accreditation

87% overall satisfaction
National Student Survey 2016

Course description

This is a four-year dual honours course. Your time is split equally between the two subjects. You spend your third year in Japan, studying the language at a university there.

In the first year, you'll learn the basics of business management. You also study the Japanese language.

In the second year you'll continue your Japanese studies. You'll also look at other core areas of business management including marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy.

Your third year, at a Japanese university, is an intensive year of language study. You return to Sheffield for your fourth year, to complete your degree.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB
A Levels + Extended Project Qualification BBB + B in a relevant subject
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B+AB
Advanced Diploma Business, Administration & Finance, grade A, Retail, grade A. Plus A Level in an acceptable subject, grade B
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade B/6
  • No prior knowledge of Japanese required (up to A-level Japanese acceptable)
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

Sheffield University Management School website

Course information on School of East Asian Studies website

First year

Core modules:

Japanese language 1A
Japanese language 1B
Japanese language 2A
Japanese language 2B
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

Second year

Core modules:

Business Strategy
Essentials of Marketing
Japanese Language III
Japanese Language IV
Organisational Behaviour

Optional modules:

Business Intelligence
Career Management Theory and Practice
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
Human Resource Management
Issues in Corporate Governance
Principles of Operations Management
Research Methods

Third year

Core modules:

Japan Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Corporate Social Responsibility
Japanese Language V
Japanese Language VI
Work and Society in Japan

Optional modules:

Consumer Psychology
Creativity and Innovation
Digital Marketing
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
Language and Organisation
Managing complex projects
Operations and Supply Chain Management with application to Rolls Royce
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice
The Leisure Industry
Work-Related Health & Well-Being

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

Learning and assessment

These figures give an indication of how you'll learn and be assessed. They're a combined average of all the years of the two single honours courses on which this dual degree is based. The learning and assessment percentages could vary depending on the modules you choose.

Learning
Scheduled teaching 25%
Independent study 75%
Placement 0%

Assessment
Exams/tests 46%
Coursework 48%
Practical 6%

Sheffield University Management School

We are in the top one per cent of business schools worldwide, having been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website

School of East Asian Studies

Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also make use of our modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.

Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist fields. Many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.

School of East Asian Studies website


What our graduates do

Graduates from all our courses go to work for companies like Amazon, Barclays, Boots, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Marks & Spencer, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Rolls-Royce, Santander and Tesco, in accounting, customer relations, human resource management, information systems, marketing, and operations management and strategy.

Our graduates find work with multinationals and NGOs because they know how to deal with the international market and they understand the social and cultural aspects of doing business on a global scale.

Many of our graduates are successful entrepreneurs and consultants.

Student profile


"I knew the course offered a lot of different modules that would allow me to experience different types of industry. You couldn't ask for a better place to come and study. In Sheffield you're very central - everything is very accessible."

David Morrison
Sheffield University Management School


"I've achieved so much in such a short space of time and I'm loving every week of it. The lecturers make every lesson entertaining and fun and have an obvious passion for teaching us Japanese."

Meredith Graham
Japanese Studies

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