UCAS code: BR34
Duration: 4 years
School: Literatures, Languages and Cultures
College: Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences
You will study Chinese 1, an introduction to modern spoken and written Chinese, and Modern East Asian History, an introduction to modern East Asian history. A range of other courses, including Modern China in Literature & Film, is available.
You will also study either Spanish 1A or 1B depending on your language skills. You will also study a selection of Spanish literary texts and films.
You will continue to learn Chinese and will explore Chinese culture further in Chinese 2A and Chinese 2B. You may also take Pre-Modern East Asia to 1600, to learn more about classical and pre-modern Chinese history and culture, in preparation for your year in China.
You will also continue to develop your spoken and written Spanish language skills and continue to study Spanish and Latin American culture. If you wish to study Catalan, you can start to learn about the language, history and culture of Catalonia.
You will spend Year 3 studying abroad, where you will develop your language skills and follow courses in Chinese literature and culture.
You will continue to study Chinese language alongside your choice of courses in film, politics, modern and pre-modern history, literature, philosophy and economic history.
You will also study advanced language courses and choose from a range of specialist courses on Spanish and Latin American history, literature, film and culture.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
To give you an idea of what you will study on this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
The majority of the teaching takes place within the School of Literatures, Languages & Cultures, located within the University’s Central Area. You will have access to the University’s libraries and computer facilities and the School’s language labs.
Opportunities to study abroad are available in this subject area.
Most of the cultural courses are taught through lectures and tutorials. Languages are taught in small classes that use computer-assisted learning.
You will be assessed by a combination of exams, class exercises and coursework.
Find out more about this programme's aims, what you will learn, how you will be assessed and what skills and knowledge you will develop.
To give you an idea of what to expect from this programme, we publish the latest available information. However, please note this may not be for your year of entry, but for a different academic year.
Chinese graduates are in demand in the media, commerce and the civil service, and many are recruited by companies based in east Asia.
Graduates of Chinese can use their language skills to work as translators, interpreters or teachers.
The typical offer is likely to be:
Please note that the Chinese programmes involve beginners language study and are not suitable for native or near-native speakers.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:
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You will spend September to July of Year 3 at a university in Taiwan or China, as well as a minimum of eight weeks in the country of your partner language. This is a compulsory part of your programme. Costs will vary according to the location. Some scholarship money may be available from external sources, on a competitive basis, for students studying in China.
For more information on how much it will cost to study with us and the financial support available see our fees and funding information.