BA Politics and Chinese / Overview
Year of entry: 2023
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- Degree awarded
- Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- 4 years
- Typical A-level offer
- Typical contextual A-level offer
BBB.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.Find out more about contextual admissions.
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
34 points overall. 6,5,5 in Higher Level subjects
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS .
- Build strong analytical skills and understanding of key areas of global politics.
- Develop the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to access and engage fully with political, historical and cultural issues in Mandarin Chinese.
- Spend a year in a Chinese-speaking country to consolidate your language learning.
- Study at a university ranked sixth in the UK for Modern Languages (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021) and in the UK's top ten for Politics and International Studies (THE World University Rankings 2022).
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Fees for entry in 2023 have not yet been set. For entry in 2022 the tuition fees were £9,250 per annum for home students, and are expected to increase slightly for 2023 entry.
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).
Residence abroad support
We offer dedicated financial support packages of up to £2,000 for residence abroad students, based on household income.
You will be automatically assessed for this, based on your Student Finance financial assessment - you just need to make sure you apply for a financial assessment in the academic year in which your residence abroad will take place.
You may be eligible for this scholarship if you fulfill the following conditions:
- your qualifications were achieved at a state-funded school in the UK;
- your total household income does not exceed £60,000 (as verified by the Student Loan Company);
- you achieve high marks in your A-levels (or equivalent qualifications), usually AAB or above;
- you apply to (and remain on) either a single honours Language course, or a dual-language course.
Awards will be made according to a sliding scale, benefitting those who have achieved the highest marks relative to backgrounds.
You will be automatically assessed for this after you have registered on your degree.
You simply need to make sure you allow the University access to your records when applying for your student lLoan (we cannot otherwise assess your eligibility).
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