• Application Deadline
  • 36 months
As a student of the English and Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, you will have access to modules offered in the Department of Applied Linguistics, Literature, Translation and Interpreting, as well as Department of Media and Communication and School of Film and TV Arts.
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The unique level of choice and flexibility available in this programme makes it ideal for both international and domestic students. The English and Communication Studies programme at Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers three pathways focusing on language, which are linguistics, literature, and translation and interpreting, and another three pathways on communication studies, which are journalism and public relations, digital media, and film studies. The students can choose one from each three pathways to build their unique learning profile, giving them exceptional advantages for future postgraduate studies or professional development.


Graduates of this programme will be attractive employees in globalised workplaces and may be employed in journalism, broadcasting, advertising or film making. Graduates will also be well prepared for positions including management trainee, professional translator or interpreter, teacher of English as a foreign language and positions in retailing, computing and librarianship.

Additionally, the programme provides a solid foundation for postgraduate study in English language, English literature and communications.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • For Mainland China applicants: 30 June
      • For international applicants and applicants from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan: 15 July
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      Three or four years.

  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Advertising and the Media
  • Translation
  • Literature of the Enlightenment
  • Literature and Gender
  • Language and Society
  • Semantics and Pragmatics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

  • Minimum required score:


    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.

General Requirements

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    11020 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 11020 USD 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.

RMB 88,000 per academic year

Living costs for Suzhou

  • 3000 - 5500 CNY/month
    Living Costs

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


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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