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Course summary

Course Overview

  • Explore the culture, politics and international role of the Asia Pacific while becoming fluent in language from the region – laying the foundation for a huge variety of exciting career paths.
  • Asia Pacific countries have a huge influence in today’s global economy. The modules you’ll study on this course will offer a well-rounded appreciation of why. You’ll study your chosen language – whether Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian – intensively at our campus in Preston, before gaining invaluable experience with a year spent in the region.
  • While the course is built on a foundation of advanced language skills, it brings together expertise from a wide variety of different areas. You’ll gain insight into the culture, society, history, economy, international relations and politics of the Asia Pacific, giving you the fullest picture of the character and way of life in the region.
  • It’s this mix that sets our graduates apart from others. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the language to get started. But by the time you graduate, you should leave us a confident communicator, with a range of transferrable skills and a good understanding of the region – ready for work in a multitude of industries in or engaged with the Asia Pacific.
Why study with us
  • Our Asian Studies courses are ranked 2nd in the North West and in the UK top 10 for teaching quality – National Student Survey 2019.
  • Our Confucius Institute is a partnership between ourselves, Beijing International Studies University and Hanban, promoting Chinese culture and language.
  • We’re home to the only Institute of Korean Studies outside London, together with the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific, the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies and the Centre for Austronesian Studies.


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How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

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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 £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Asia Pacific Studies - Japanese at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS