University of Hull

Degree level: Undergraduate

Chinese Studies

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Course summary

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Immerse yourself in the language and culture of China. And gain the unforgettable experience of living there in your third year.​ The people of China constitute almost one fifth of the world’s population. So it’s not surprising that Mandarin Chinese is by far the most commonly spoken language on Earth. Give yourself a boost in the global employment market by exploring the hugely influential language and culture of this powerful nation. The knowledge you'll gain will only increase in value as China continues on its path to becoming the largest economy in the world.

  • Spend an incredible year in China, getting to know its people, language and culture first-hand
  • Our Shoosmith Language Learning Centre offers specialist learning facilities including IT services with the latest language learning and translation software
  • Learn how to apply the tools and techniques you have gained in practice through our buddy system
  • You can add to your degree with a qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), which will open the door to further travel and employment after graduation
There are few courses that give you the chance to travel to China to live and study or work among it people. As well as being a once-in-a-lifetime experience, the trip gives you the opportunity to improve both your language skills and your employment prospects. Official Team GB partners Did you know that the University of Hull is the official University Partner of Team GB? Our united belief is that anyone, with the right opportunities ahead and a dedicated team behind, can achieve extraordinary things. This is what our partnership with Team GB is built on. Extraordinary is in you – and we’ll help you find it. What does this mean for you? It means that whether you’re studying sports science, or marketing, or logistics, or healthcare, or engineering, you’ll be able to gain invaluable experience through this unique partnership. We are working with Team GB to create opportunities for volunteering and work experience, to get involved with meet-and-greet sessions with Olympians, host on-campus talks from guest speakers and so much more. Some of our students recently helped Team GB athletes get their kit ready to compete in preparation for the Minsk 2019 European Games. It’s an extraordinary partnership, and you won’t find it anywhere else. Find out more at

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory modules Chinese Language 1 Introduction to Chinese Popular Culture Ancient Chinese History and Culture: From Prehistory to Early Empire Chinese Language 2 Chinese Art: Forms and Aesthetics Passport Languages Year 2 Compulsory modules Presenting and Representing the Past Contemporary Cities: Migration, Place and Belonging Chinese Language 3 Chinese Language 4 Optional modules Introduction to Language Teaching CertTESOL 1 Translating Text Types Passport Languages America's Wars in Asia Year 3 (Year Abroad) You'll spend your third year studying at one of our partner universities in China. It gives you a fantastic opportunity to experience Chinese culture and society while improving your language skills. Year 4 Compulsory modules Languages and Cultures Dissertation Chinese Language 5 Chinese Language 6 Optional modules Popular Cultures Language Learning and Teaching CertTESOL 2 Engagement and Resistance Passport Languages All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time.

Assessment method

You'll be assessed through a combination of written, practical and coursework assessments throughout your degree. Written assessment typically includes exams and multiple choice tests. Practical is an assessment of your skills and competencies. This could include presentations, school experience, work experience or laboratory work. Coursework typically includes essays, written assignments, dissertations, research projects or producing a portfolio of your work.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeT100
Institution code H72
Campus nameThe University of Hull
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Points can be from any qualification on the UCAS tariff, but must include at least 80 points from A levels BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma, Diploma or Extended Diploma CACHE Diploma or Extended Diploma Irish Leaving Certificate Scottish Highers Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma or a combination of appropriate Level 3 qualifications
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 28 points

Applicants with other qualifications are welcome to apply.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with at least 5.5 in each skill. For other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University please visit
Institution's Own Test60% overall (with minimum 55% in each skill)

Please click below for a list of the English language qualifications we accept.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £14800 Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Chinese Studies at University of Hull - UCAS