BA Linguistics and Chinese / Overview

Year of entry: 2022

Degree awarded
Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Duration
4 Years
Typical A-level offer
ABB (plus GCSE Grade B/6 standard in a Modern Language)
Typical contextual A-level offer

Grades ABB.

Applicants must have achieved a minimum of GCSE Grade B/6 standard in a Modern Language.

This programme is designed for students whose level of Mandarin Chinese at entry ranges from complete beginner to approximately A-level standard. It is not suitable for students whose first language is Chinese.

Find out more about contextual admissions.
Refugee/care-experienced offer
Applicants who have been in local authority care for more than three months or have refugee status may be eligible for an offer two grades below the standard requirements.
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Typical International Baccalaureate offer
34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS

Course overview

  • Study the unique human faculty of language, investigate world languages and develop transferable skills in quantitative methods. 
  • Explore issues such as how languages arise, change and die, how children acquire their first language and what happens when speakers of different languages come into contact. 
  • Gain advanced linguistic skills in Mandarin Chinese and explore the culture, history and politics of China. 
  • Spend a year in China to consolidate your language learning. 
  • Study at a university ranked in the top ten in the UK for Languages, Literature and Linguistics (THE World University Rankings by Subject 2020).

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Fees

Tuition fees for home students commencing their studies in September 2022 will be £9,250 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £21,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Policy on additional costs

All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).

Scholarships/sponsorships

For information regarding available scholarships and bursaries, please see our  funding pages .

Contact details

School/Faculty
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk/
School/Faculty overview

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