This French and Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham offers you the opportunity to study these two very different, but in some ways complementary cultures and to begin to understand how they stand as counterpoints to 'Anglo-Saxon monoculturalism'.
You will normally devote half your time to each discipline. You will follow core language modules in French and Mandarin and will also select optional modules covering a wide range of topics in the fields of Chinese and French literature, history, society and linguistics.
In French, in addition to core modules in the French language, you take optional modules in reading a variety of French texts (the novel, poetry, film, for example), contemporary French politics, economics and society, French history or French linguistics.
In Chinese you begin a structured course in Mandarin Chinese (to lead you from beginners' stage to final degree level) and take optional modules in Chinese culture and institutions.
You consolidate your language studies and study a choice of modules offering further broad coverage of both subjects.
This year is spent abroad. For French, you can follow a programme of studies in a higher education institution, work as an assistant in a school, or take up a work placement in France or a Francophone country.
For Contemporary Chinese Studies, you have the opportunity to learn about Mandarin and Chinese culture by spending a semester at our campus in Ningbo.
In both fields, you will perfect your command of both languages and their uses in increasingly sophisticated contexts and study optional modules covering a wide range of topics in the fields of Chinese and French literature, history, society and linguistics.
You will have developed a sophisticated level of written and spoken French and will be able to use the language with ease in professional and social settings. You will also have a good command of Mandarin. The experience of your year abroad will suggest to potential employers that you are adaptable and independent.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You only need to take one of these language tests:
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The University of Nottingham offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships. These funds can provide you with an additional source of non-repayable financial help.
Our International Baccalaureate Diploma Excellence Scholarship is available for select students paying overseas fees who achieve 38 points or above in the International Baccalaureate Diploma. We also offer a range of High Achiever Prizes for students from selected countries, schools and colleges to help with the cost of tuition fees.
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