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An arrangement between Beijing Normal University and Cardiff University has been signed to establish a high level Chinese College in the UK with a global vision to teach Chinese language and culture and to further the understanding of current Chinese society, politics, culture, economics, education and law. This will enhance knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and foster translation and other professional skills, and thereby help you gain internationally recognised relevant skills and knowledge. The BA in Modern Chinese is the latest addition to a growing range of undergraduate degree programmes offered at Cardiff University’s School of Modern Languages. Distinctive features This programme is a unique and exciting opportunity for those attracted to China and Chinese, allowing you to study in Wales’ growing and multicultural capital, Cardiff and the political, cultural and educational heart of China, Beijing. You will achieve dual certification from both Cardiff University and Beijing Normal University (BNU): receiving a BA in Modern Chinese from Cardiff and a BA in Chinese Language and Culture Studies from BNU. As well as providing teaching in Mandarin to near native competency, this programme will allow you to become fully immersed in Chinese life via modules in Chinese history and modern day Chinese culture. These modules focus strongly on providing you with a great understanding of modern China, its culture, politics and economics. Vocational employability is embedded in the course with an integral internship opportunity included in Year 3 in Beijing.
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||Main Site - Cardiff|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||AAB - ABB|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD - DDM||DDD-DDM in a BTEC Extended Dipoma in Arts, Humanities, Science and Social Science subjects.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||34 - 32 points||34-32 overall or 666-665 in 3 HL subjects.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||The Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate will be accepted in lieu of one A Level at the A Level grades specified, excluding any subject specific requirements.|
|Extended Project||A||For applicants taking the EPQ qualification, an A in the EPQ can be recognised to lower the entry requirements by a single grade. For example an AAB offer would be “AAB from 3 A levels or ABB from 3 A levels and a grade A in the EPQ”. Please note that any subject specific requirements must be met.|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||You must have or be working towards: - English language or Welsh language at GCSE grade C/4 or an equivalent (such as A-levels). If you require a Tier 4 visa, you must ensure your language qualification complies with UKVI requirements.|
You will be required to take part in an informal interview to determine your suitability for the programme. We do not accept Critical Thinking, General Studies, Citizenship Studies, or other similar equivalent subjects. We will accept a combination of BTEC subjects, A-levels, and other qualifications, subject to the course specific grade and subject requirements.
English language requirements
All applicants are expected to have demonstrable English language skills. Most courses ask for GCSE English grade C/4 or equivalent, but some courses ask for GCSE English grade B/6 or equivalent.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9000||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9000||Year 1|
Additional fee information
Cardiff University has many scholarships on offer to our prospective students. Please see our website at http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/funding/scholarships for further information.