BANGOR UNIVERSITY

Business Studies and Chinese (Joint Hons)

BA  |  Placement Year:   No

Chinese can be studied at joint honours level in combination with another language or a variety of other subjects, with both subjects studied in equal proportions. These courses will provide you with advanced skills in the Mandarin language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into Chinese culture, society and history. The degree has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.

The Business Studies aspect of this course will provide insights and expertise in specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance. You will study specialised topics such as entrepreneurship and international business. You will also develop awareness of the wider environment in which businesses operate, by studying subjects such as business economics and business law.

Programme description

Chinese can be studied at joint honours level in combination with another language or a variety of other subjects, with both subjects studied in equal proportions. These courses will provide you with advanced skills in the Mandarin language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into Chinese culture, society and history. The degree has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.

The Business Studies aspect of this course will provide insights and expertise in specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management, accounting and finance. You will study specialised topics such as entrepreneurship and international business. You will also develop awareness of the wider environment in which businesses operate, by studying subjects such as business economics and business law.

Key Modules
  • Bangor’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures consistently ranks amongst the highest rated schools in its subject area in the National Student Survey.
  • Our size means that we offer learning on a human scale, in small classes, where you get to know the staff and your fellow students.
  • At the same time, our very large and varied range of modules enables you to tailor your degree to your personal needs.
  • We work closely with Bangor University’s Confucius Institute in order to run exciting events about Chinese language and culture.
  • Bangor's Modern Language graduates have a very good track record in gaining employment.
  • Degree structures are flexible, allowing you to change your degree at the end of Year 1 if you wish.
Module & Subject

For the Chinese component of your degree, in Year 1 you will take the two compulsory modules Chinese for Beginners 1 and 2 as well as taking one of the following two optional modules: either Introduction to Chinese Studies or Themes in Eastern Religion and Philosophy.

In Year 2, you will take the compulsory module Chinese Language Skills and take a second optional 20 credit module, e.g. Contemporary Chinese Studies.

Year 3 is spent abroad studying at one of our partner universities in China.

In your final year, you will study the compulsory module Advanced Chinese Language Skills, in addition to choosing a further 30 credits in optional modules from a list which may include:

  • LXC-3300 Key Topics in Chinese Studies
  • QXE-3049: Going Global
  • LXE-3210: Press Dossier
  • LXE-3101: Approaching Translation
  • LXC-3113: Chinese Dissertation
Entry Requirements

For 2018 entry:

  • 120-104 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0(5.5) 
  • If you have relevant prior qualifications, you may be eligible for direct entry to Year 2. 

For 2017 entry (new UCAS tariff for courses starting in September 2017):

  • 120-104 tariff points from a level 3* qualification – all subjects accepted. GCSE Maths at C grade (or equivalent) is essential. *Level 3 qualifications include A levels, BTEC, Access, Irish Highers, International Baccalaureate, Welsh Baccalaureate, Scottish Advanced Highers and others – for a full list, please refer to the new UCAS tariff at www.ucas.com.
  • We also welcome applications from mature applicants, individuals with European qualifications and international applicants (subject to minimum English language requirements – IELTS 6.0(5.5) 

 

General University entry requirements

We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.

All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.

As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.

To study a degree, diploma or certificate course you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see (www.ucas.com)

We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more help and advice about being a mature student at Bangor, please visit the  Study at Bangor site.

Specific entry requirements can be seen on the individual course pages.

EU and International students' entry requirements

 

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.

Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group

Foundation Campus

Oxford International Education Group

Pre - Sessional English

6 Month

Valid Agreement with NE

Yes

Course Option
Course Duration: 3 years
Course Fee:  14000.00
Course Level: 
Application Deadline 
International Student:   (15,July)
Location
Country:  UNITED KINGDOM
Campus Location:  Bangor Campus, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 2DG uk
Intake Deadline
SEPTEMBER