University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Business Management and Chinese (Foundation Entry)

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Course summary

Foundation Entry degree courses are designed for students who have the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to enter directly onto their chosen Honours degree programme. Are you looking for a distinctive course that combinesthe study of business with Chinese language and culture? This degree incorporates practical elements, providing students with the opportunity to live and study in China, in addition to work experience within an international company. It is the only degree course with a compulsory overseas internship. It draws on the close links which the University has with institutions in China and with industry in both China and the UK to provide work placements, industrial visits and guest lecturers. The course includes an intensive summer study tour in Beijing at the end of Year 1/Year 2 if on Foundation and a full year abroad at the end of Year 2/Year 3 if on Foundation , supported by the Confucius Institute and our extensive links with China. The year abroad consists of two parts: a study placement at a Chinese university, and a work placement where you will join an international company operating in China. You could move on to a variety of successful careers in international business, consultancy, translation/ interpreting, or worldwide teaching. You’ll strengthen your CV and enhance your employability through your work placement abroad and further opportunities through the Worldwise Learning Centre. The specialist options and dissertation provide a firm foundation for further study on MA, MPhil/PhD or MBA courses.

Course details


Year 1:, •Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Introduction to Area Studies. Optional Modules: Introduction to Literature, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Extended Course Essay Year 2: Beginners Chinese Language: Literacy, Beginners Business Chinese Conversation, An Introduction to Contemporary China, The Business Environment, Introduction to Business Functions Year 3: Intermediate Chinese: Literacy, Intermediate Business Chinese Conversation, A ‘Preparation for Year Abroad’ module, The Multi-national Enterprises and Cross-cultural Management, Marketing Principles for Business, Managing Personnel & Human Resources Year 4: The 4th year if on Foundation of the programme is a placement in China. The first half of the year is spent studying at one of our partner institutions across China, while the second half is spent on a work placement. Year 5: Advanced Chinese, Techniques and Practice of Interpreting / Theory and Practice of Translation, Understanding Chinese Economy and Society, International Strategic Management, Dissertation, An optional module, from HRM, Marketing, Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region, Cultural and Business, and UK-China Business Creation.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £5500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5500 Year 1
Scotland £5500 Year 1
Wales £5500 Year 1
Channel Islands £5500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £5,500, and then £9,250 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Business Management and Chinese (Foundation Entry) at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS