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Chinese and Global Communication (Honours), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #601 (WUR) ,
This Chinese and Global Communication (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster is designed to develop your knowledge, use and understanding of the Chinese language and culture, along with the skills needed for effective communication in the professional global environment.

About

The Chinese and Global Communication (Honours) degree offered at the University of Westminster enables you to achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Chinese in all four skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking), and demonstrate a good or high degree of proficiency in mediating between Chinese and English.

You will be able to function linguistically in diverse cultural situations, and acquire qualities and skills in areas such as interpersonal communication and organisational skills, flexibility and tolerance, analysis and argument, autonomy and team working, and team management. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

The Chinese courses are only available to beginner or intermediate entrants – intermediate entrants are students who have obtained or might be studying for an A level in Chinese, or who might have achieved the equivalent of HSK Chinese Proficiency Test Level 3. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

Career Path 

Possible career paths include:

  • Foreign civil service
  • Communications careers in business, marketing, public relations, advertising, media
  • Journalism
  • Education
  • Communication adviser
  • Diplomacy
  • NGOs
  • Event management
  • Digital media communication
  • Tourism

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3 to 4 years
  • Credits
    360 credits alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Intercultural Communication: an Introduction
  • Interpersonal Global Communication: Concepts and Strategies
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture
  • Objects and Meaning: World Cultures in London Galleries and Museums
  • The Chinese World and the Word
  • Culture(s) and Conflict(s): Representations of War, Conflict and Revolution across World Cultures
  • Expressions of Chinese Culture
  • Language, Power and Institutions: Decoding Dominant Narratives
  • Screening Memory through Food, Music and Childhood
  • Complex Narratives: Representation, Meaning and Identity
  • Transposing Current Affairs through Multilingual e-Collaboration
  • Work Placement/Work Shadowing Experience in a Language/Culture Setting

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    80

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade B2):

    169

    C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

UK

  • A Levels - BCC
  • International Baccalaureate - 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma - DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

EU AND INTERNATIONAL

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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