English Language with Chinese BA Hons - 2019 Entry

UCAS Code
Q3T1

Entry Year
2019 also available in 2018

A Level Requirements AAB
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Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. In your first year you’ll learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by 20% of the world’s population. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen to and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.


For your second year you will study English Grammar and English Phonetics alongside further Chinese language modules. These modules build on your knowledge through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module such as The Language of Advertising or Discourse Analysis.


The core modules of your final year include Corpus-Based English Language Studies, Advanced English Phonetics, Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You can also choose from options such as Forensic Linguistics and Language Changes in English and Beyond. As a third-year undergraduate, you’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise pretty much any topic and fit your interests.

Through your degree you’ll gain language and communication skills highly prized by employers. The English Language element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. A proficiency in the Chinese language and a practical knowledge of China can lead to career destinations in the Civil Service, international trade and banking. Due to Mandarin’s increasing usage throughout the world, having a grasp of the language would be highly beneficial.

  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    This four-year combined degree is provided by our renowned Department of Languages and Cultures and the highly-ranked Department of Linguistics and English Language. In your first year you’ll learn how the English language functions, studying traditional linguistic areas such as lexis, grammar and phonetics. Alongside this you’ll learn Mandarin Chinese, spoken by 20% of the world’s population. Our core Chinese module is designed to teach absolute beginners how to speak, listen to and read this fascinating language. You’ll also study simplified writing characters and Chinese culture.


    For your second year you will study English Grammar and English Phonetics alongside further Chinese language modules. These modules build on your knowledge through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module such as The Language of Advertising or Discourse Analysis.


    The core modules of your final year include Corpus-Based English Language Studies, Advanced English Phonetics, Chinese Culture and Society and a further Chinese Language module. You can also choose from options such as Forensic Linguistics and Language Changes in English and Beyond. As a third-year undergraduate, you’ll also write your dissertation, exploring a topic that you’re particularly interested in, and this is overseen by a member of staff from our department who specialises in your particular area. Given the size of the department, our academics will be able to supervise pretty much any topic and fit your interests.

    Through your degree you’ll gain language and communication skills highly prized by employers. The English Language element of your degree is of professional relevance in many areas, from education to business management, advertising to accountancy. A proficiency in the Chinese language and a practical knowledge of China can lead to career destinations in the Civil Service, international trade and banking. Due to Mandarin’s increasing usage throughout the world, having a grasp of the language would be highly beneficial.

  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level AAB

    Required Subjects A level Chinese, or if this is to be studied from beginners’ level, AS grade B or A level grade B in another foreign language, or GCSE grade A or 7 in a foreign language. Native Mandarin speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.

    IELTS 6.5 overall with at least 5.5 in each component. For other English language qualifications we accept, please see our English language requirements webpages.

    Other Qualifications

    International Baccalaureate 35 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including appropriate evidence of language ability

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Distinction accepted alongside appropriate evidence of language ability

    We welcome applications from students with a range of alternative UK and international qualifications, including combinations of qualification. Further guidance on admission to the University, including other qualifications that we accept, frequently asked questions and information on applying, can be found on our general admissions webpages.

    Contact Admissions Team + 44 (0) 1524 592028 or via ugadmissions@lancaster.ac.uk

  • Course Structure

    Course Structure

    Many of Lancaster's degree programmes are flexible, offering students the opportunity to cover a wide selection of subject areas to complement their main specialism. You will be able to study a range of modules, some examples of which are listed below.

    Year 1

      Core

      Optional

    Year 2

      Core

      Optional

    Year 3

      Core

      Optional

    Lancaster University offers a range of programmes, some of which follow a structured study programme, and others which offer the chance for you to devise a more flexible programme. We divide academic study into two sections - Part 1 (Year 1) and Part 2 (Year 2, 3 and sometimes 4). For most programmes Part 1 requires you to study 120 credits spread over at least three modules which, depending upon your programme, will be drawn from one, two or three different academic subjects. A higher degree of specialisation then develops in subsequent years. For more information about our teaching methods at Lancaster visit our Teaching and Learning section.

    Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.

  • Careers

    Careers

    A combined degree that includes a language is highly sought after by employers. The benefit of a degree in Linguistics or English Language with Chinese is the wide choice of careers available to graduates, ranging from accountancy and IT to journalism, advertising and management. It is also valuable in fields where international communication is important, like science, trade and international relations.

    The language and communication skills gained on this course along with a proficiency in Chinese language and a practical knowledge of China can lead to career destinations in the Civil Service, international trade and banking that operate in or with China.

    Many of our graduates continue their studies at Lancaster or other institutions and undertake postgraduate studies or professional training in the field of languages or linguistics.


    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, but that you also graduate with relevant life and work based skills. We are unique in that every student is eligible to participate in The Lancaster Award which offers you the opportunity to complete key activities such as work experience, employability/career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.
  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2019/20 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2018 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,680

    Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

    Some science and medicine courses have higher fees for students from the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. You can find more details here: Island Students.

    Funding

    For full details of the University's financial support packages including eligibility criteria, please visit our fees and funding page

    Students also need to consider further costs which may include books, stationery, printing, photocopying, binding and general subsistence on trips and visits. Following graduation it may be necessary to take out subscriptions to professional bodies and to buy business attire for job interviews. 

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