Environmental Sustainability in Contemporary China BA Hons - 2018 Entry

UCAS Code
L270

Entry Year
2018

A Level Requirements
ABB see all requirements see all requirements

Duration
Full time 3 Year(s)

Course Overview

China’s rise presents both opportunities and challenges for global political relations, international management and environmental sustainability.  This distinctive three-year degree includes a unique combination of work experience and a year abroad as well as learning Mandarin Chinese for those who are not native speakers.  While you can choose the focus that is of most interest to you, the three pathways share a number of common elements.

Chinese and non-Chinese students will study contemporary China together and will discover China’s approaches to foreign relations, international diplomacy, nature, ecological civilisation, economic reform, and cross-cultural communication.  The second year is spent overseas with Chinese nationals going to Lancaster’s partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada or the US, while those learning Chinese will spend the year at a Chinese university where teaching is in English.  In the third year you will continue to learn about contemporary China and specialise in the pathway of your choice. 

Students who spend the second year in China studying Chinese, are eligible to apply for Confucius Institute bursaries to contribute towards living expenses while at University in China. 

You may also be interested our other Contemporary China courses:

  • International Management in Contemporary China
  • International Relations in Contemporary China
  • Course Overview

    Course Overview

    China’s rise presents both opportunities and challenges for global political relations, international management and environmental sustainability.  This distinctive three-year degree includes a unique combination of work experience and a year abroad as well as learning Mandarin Chinese for those who are not native speakers.  While you can choose the focus that is of most interest to you, the three pathways share a number of common elements.

    Chinese and non-Chinese students will study contemporary China together and will discover China’s approaches to foreign relations, international diplomacy, nature, ecological civilisation, economic reform, and cross-cultural communication.  The second year is spent overseas with Chinese nationals going to Lancaster’s partner universities in Europe, Australia, Canada or the US, while those learning Chinese will spend the year at a Chinese university where teaching is in English.  In the third year you will continue to learn about contemporary China and specialise in the pathway of your choice. 

    Students who spend the second year in China studying Chinese, are eligible to apply for Confucius Institute bursaries to contribute towards living expenses while at University in China. 

    You may also be interested our other Contemporary China courses:

    • International Management in Contemporary China
    • International Relations in Contemporary China
  • Entry Requirements

    Entry Requirements

    Grade Requirements

    A Level ABB including Geography grade B (or alternative cognate subject)

    Required Subjects A level grade B in Geography. We may as an alternative to Geography accept a cognate subject from; Anthropology, Classics, Economics, English Literature, History, Philosophy, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, World Development.

    GCSE Mathematics grade C, English Language grade C

    Chinese language the course is suitable for students whatever their prior knowledge of Chinese, from complete beginners to native speakers

    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 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including Geography at HL grade 6 or alternative cognate subject

    BTEC Distinction, Distinction, Merit in a related subject but may additionally require a supporting A level in Geography at grade B or alternative cognate subject. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

    Access to HE Diploma 24 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 21 Level 3 credits at Merit in a related subject but may additionally require a supporting A level in Geography at grade B or alternative cognate subject. Please contact the Admissions Team for further advice.

    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

    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

    This degree enables graduates to be theoretically, linguistically and culturally ready to undertake a range of careers that relate to China in different ways. At the end of their degree, they will be able to confidently use Chinese language in their work and life. They will also be able to understand, evaluate and respond to a range of cultural, political, environmental and entrepreneurial challenges posed by China’s rise in a globalising world. All students will have the opportunity to enhance and demonstrate their in-depth subject knowledge and interdisciplinary skills gained on the scheme through the mandatory dissertation in the final year. All students on the programme will experience living and studying abroad, work experience, public engagement experience and training to bolster their employability.

    Many of our graduates use their skills in research, analysis and communication to follow careers directly related to global relations in commerce, industry, accountancy, law, teaching, academic work or journalism. This course may also be a foundation for careers in the Civil Service, international organisations, public affairs, NGOs and charities. Having a level of proficiency in Chinese language and cultural awareness will add a competitive edge to students who are interested in developing international careers, as China is a growth area for most governments, businesses and NGOs. 

    Lancaster University is dedicated to ensuring you not only gain a highly reputable degree, you also graduate with the 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 awareness, career development, campus community and social development. Visit our Employability section for full details.

    Lancaster Management School has an award winning careers team to provide a dedicated careers and placement service offering a range of innovative services for management school students. Our high reputation means we attract a wide range of leading global employers to campus offering you the opportunity to interact with graduate recruiters from day 1 of your degree.

  • Fees and Funding

    Fees and Funding

    Fees

    We set our fees on an annual basis and the 2018/19 entry fees have not yet been set.

    As a guide, our fees in 2017 were:

    UK/EU Overseas
    £9,250 £15,080

    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

    Lancaster University's priority is to support every student to make the most of their life and education and we have committed £3.7m in scholarships and bursaries. Our financial support depends on your circumstances and how well you do in your A levels (or equivalent academic qualifications) before starting study with us.

    Scholarships recognising academic talent:

    • An Academic Scholarship of £2,000 for the first year of study for full-time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man students who achieve A*,A*,A in their A level examinations (or equivalent academic qualifications) and who place Lancaster as their firm choice. This is awarded regardless of household income.
    • An Access Scholarship of £1,000 for each year of study for all UK students with household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve A level grades of A*,A, A in their A level examinations (or the equivalent academic qualifications). In addition, students from household incomes of less than £42,600 who achieve higher entry grades of A*, A*, A (or equivalent academic qualifications), who place Lancaster as their firm choice will also be awarded our £2,000 Academic Scholarship in their first year of study.

             Continuation of the Access Scholarship is subject to satisfactory academic progression.

    Students may be eligible for both the Academic and Access Scholarship if they meet the requirements for both.

    •  An Excellence Scholarship which forms part of the Unconditional Offer Scheme for full time UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man applicants with outstanding academic profiles within a number of academic departments.

    Bursaries for life, living and learning:

    • A Lancaster bursary of £1,000 for each year of study for all students from the UK with a household income of less than £42,600.

            Students from the UK eligible for a bursary package will also be awarded our Academic Scholarship                   and/or Access Scholarship if they meet the criteria detailed above.

    Any financial support that you receive from Lancaster University will be in addition to government support that might be available to you (eg fee loans) and will not affect your entitlement to these.

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

    Please note that this information relates to the funding arrangements for 2017, which may change for 2018. 

    Students may incur travel costs dependant on their placement location.

    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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