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Chinese Studies and French Studies (Hons)

Lancaster University

48 months
20930 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Lancaster University's joint Chinese Studies and French Studies (Hons) four-year joint degree combines the study of the languages and cultures of China and France, and the Sinophone and Francophone worlds. It includes a year’s international placement in Chinese- or French- speaking countries or split between the two.


Key facts

In addition to language modules, in year one you will also select one module from other related subjects.

In the second year at Lancaster University’s Chinese Studies and French Studies (Hons), you will continue to take Chinese and French language modules (an oral and a written module for each language), as well as the core modules 'Shaping Contemporary China' and 'Shaping Contemporary France'. You will be able to choose three optional modules.

Your third year will be spent studying or working in Chinese- and/or French-speaking countries. The year abroad is an immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural awareness. You can study at a partner academic institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a French- or Chinese-speaking country, or split the year between the two.

When you return to Lancaster for your final year, you will continue to develop your core Chinese and French language oral and written skills, combining this with a further choice of specialist courses. If you are interested in exploring a particular topic in depth, perhaps a subject you have studied previously in the course, you could take a dissertation module.

The language modules are designed so that you can attain CEFR levels C1-C2 (equivalent to HSK5-6) upon successful completion of the degree.

The optional modules offered will vary from year to year depending on availability and areas of expertise of staff.


As well as language and subject related skills, a degree in languages develops rich interpersonal, intercultural, cognitive and transferable skills that can be utilised across a variety of careers. Our graduates aspire to work in a wide variety of careers such as international business management, global sales and marketing, language teaching, translation, journalism and international development both in the UK and abroad. Attractive opportunities are available across a range of organisations both large and small, including in government, development agencies, charities, education, business, finance and travel.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chinese Studies
  • French Studies
  • Language studies
  • Chinese Language: Oral Skills
  • Chinese Language: Written Skills
  • French Language: Oral Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • Required Subjects A level French and/or Chinese. Native French or Mandarin speakers will not be accepted onto this scheme.
  • International Baccalaureate 32 points overall with 16 points from the best 3 Higher Level subjects including 6 in French HL and/or 6 in Chinese HL
  • BTEC Considered alongside A level French and/or Chinese

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    20930 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20930 GBP per year during 48 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Lancaster

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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