Studyportals placeholder

French and Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #82 (QS) ,
This French and Contemporary Chinese Studies (Hons) degree at the University of Nottingham offers the opportunity to study the two very different, but complementary cultures of France and contemporary China.

About

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.

Year one 

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.

Year two

You consolidate your language studies and study a choice of modules offering further broad coverage of both subjects.

Year three

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.

Year four

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.

Careers

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description
      4 years full-time/year 3 out
    Part-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • French
  • Introduction to French and Francophone studies
  • Mandarin Chinese for Beginners 
  • France: History and Identity
  • Introduction to French Literature: Landmarks in Narrative
  • Contemporary France
  • Introduction to French Literature: Representations of Paris
  • Introduction to Contemporary China
  • China: Civilisations, Cultures and Societies
  • Approaches to Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • Francophone Africa: Exploring Contemporary Issues through Culture
  • Introduction to Modern French Poetry
  • Francophone Africa: Exploring Contemporary Issues through Culture
  • Introduction to Modern French Poetry

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    100

    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 ®.

    Schedule TOEFL®
  • Minimum required score:

    7

    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.

    Schedule IELTS

    Studyportals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

Academic Requirements

  • A level offer: ABB
  • B in French at A level
  • IB score 32; 5 in French at Higher Level or 6 at Standard Level (B Programme)

Studyportals Tip: Students should consider taking one of the Pre-Bachelor's below. these courses will be necessary if:

  • You are considered ineligible for admission
  • You need to improve your academic, study, research or language skills
Search all Pre-Bachelors

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17550 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17550 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 48 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 Nottingham

  • 583 - 980 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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.

International/EU students

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.

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.

The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

Wishlist