Chinese and Linguistics BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: QT11
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: ABB
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: No
China plays an important role on the global stage and is one of the worlds largest economies. This degree combines core and optional modules allowing you to become proficient in a major world language while gaining a broader understanding of the history and culture of China and East Asia as a whole. We teach Chinese from beginners level, but if you already have some knowledge of the subject we can normally accommodate you.
Linguistics explores how language works: how it is structured, interpreted and used. This degree will allow you to develop an understanding of human communication using approaches from the arts and sciences that will equip you with a variety of skills. Core and optional modules will allow you to explore topics such as language acquisition, syntax, language change and death as well as phonetics the study of how speech sounds are physically produced.Back to top
In your first year core modules will develop your Chinese language skills. Youll also choose from optional modules introducing Chinese history, culture and religious traditions. Then youll spend a year studying in China to improve your language skills and experience the local culture, and return to advanced language classes over the next two years. Youll also choose from optional modules from Cantonese to Sino-Japanese relations.
Core modules in your first year will introduce you to the structure of language, as well as how language is used to convey meaning. In the following year youll study further core modules in the key areas of syntax and phonetics as well as choosing optional modules such as Psycholinguistics or Language and Gender. Youll continue to benefit from this choice in your final year, with options including language acquisition and phonological theory.
|Basic Chinese Language 1||20 credits|
|Basic Chinese Language 2||20 credits|
|Language: Meaning and Use||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Language: Structure and Sound||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in China||120 credits|
|Chinese 2A||20 credits|
|Chinese 2B||20 credits|
|Chinese 3: Advanced Skills||20 credits|
|Final year project|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
GCSE: grade 4/C or above in a modern foreign language.
Access to HE Diploma
Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Grade 4/C at GCSE in a foreign language is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDM. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
M1, M1, M1
34 points overall including 16 at Higher Level and 4 in a foreign language at Standard Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H3, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers, or AABBBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 77%.
When an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB at A Level and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBC at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
Studying for a Joint Honours degree allows you to gain an in-depth knowledge of two subjects, including proficiency in a major world language. As well as demonstrating that youre intellectually versatile, your degree will equip you with a wide range of skills across different disciplines that employers actively seek.
Youll have good research skills, and youll be able to analyse complex information from multiple sources before drawing your own conclusions. Youll then be able to communicate and defend your views clearly, either verbally or in writing. In addition, youll have strong research and organisational skills and be confident working independently or in a team. You will also have a strong understanding of cultural diversity, allowing you to work effectively with people whose backgrounds differ from yours.
All of these qualities are very attractive to employers, and graduates have pursued careers across the globe that reflect the diversity of their degrees. Theyve gone on to be successful in education, the media, law, publishing, the civil service, business and finance and the charity sector to name a few. Many others have also pursued postgraduate study, including further training in language-based careers such as translating and interpreting.
After your first year youll have the opportunity to spend a year studying at a university in either Taiwan or mainland China.
Youll take language courses provided by our partner universities, a great opportunity to improve your spoken and written Chinese. But for many, its the highlight of their course because of the opportunity it gives them to be surrounded by Chinese culture and get a real sense of life in the country.
Read more about Residence Abroad in East Asian Studies
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