Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU)

BFSU is one of the most prestigious foreign language teaching universities in China. It has an unsurpassed reputation for the excellence of its teaching and research. Lancaster has had strong academic links with BFSU over the last 20 years.

There are a number of transfer programmes to choose from depending on your background and which degree scheme you wish to study at Lancaster.

BFSU undergraduate students can also choose to Study Abroad for up to one year at Lancaster.

Foundation Programme (1+3)

Gives students access to all undergraduate subject areas across the University.

Undergraduate 2+2 Programme

The Lancaster degrees offered are the following:

BA in Media and Cultural Studies
BA in Film, Media and Cultural Studies
BA in Linguistics
BA in English Language
BA in International Relations
BA in Politics and International Relations
BA in Peace Studies and International Relations
BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics
BSc in Business Economics (3 year variant)
BSc in Economics

To be eligible for entry on to this programme, students must have at least an overall score of 60% on the Chinese National University Entrance Examination*. On achieving the required score, those students wishing to apply for the programme must then pass an interview in English and a writing test at BFSU to determine their level of English at point of entry and their suitability for the programme.
*Some subjects require up to 70% in Maths.

Pre-Master’s programme

This programme of study prepares students for entry to one of the following Master’s programmes at Lancaster:

MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL
MA in Language and Linguistics
MA in Media and Cultural Studies

Double Master's programme

Registered Master's programme students from BFSU with the appropriate background can choose to study one of the following full one-year Master's programmes at Lancaster in their second year:

MA Language and Linguistics
MA Discourse Studies
MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL
MA Media and Cultural Studies (NB: this course is theoretical in nature)
MA Sociology
MA Social Research
MA Gender and Women’s Studies
MA English Literary Studies
MA Conflict Resolution and Peace Studies
MA Conflict, Development and Security
MA Diplomacy and Foreign Policy
MA Diplomacy and Religion
MA International Relations
MA Philosophy
MA Politics
MA Politics and Philosophy
MA Politics, Philosophy and Religion
MA Religious Studies
MA/LLM Diplomacy and International Law
MSc in Money, Banking and Finance
MSc Quantitative Finance

For further information about any of these programmes please contact:

Professor Li Liwen, Programme Co-ordinator
School of English & International Studies
Beijing Foreign Studies University
2, North Xisanhuan Road
Beijing 100089

Tel: +86 (0)10 88810830/88814532
Fax: +86 (0)10 88816282/88810830
Website: School of English and International Studies