Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £13,400 *
Duration 3 or 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. It provides the opportunity to study Chinese language, culture and business in an integrated way, exploring the relationships between these elements and the broader economic, financial and cross-cultural contexts in which they are produced. The comprehensive language training places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions. The training in cross-cultural communication equips you with flexibility and creativity in global interactions.  

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both competency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students. 

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you in skills and knowledge for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. 

The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem- based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

To help you make an informed decision, you can have a look at how marks have been calculated and study time has been distributed on this course in the past.

Subjects of study include:

  • The Chinese World and the Word 
  • Introduction to the Study of Language and Culture 
  • Communication for Global Business
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance 
  • Marketing for International Business

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Chinese Culture 
  • Multi-lingual e-collaboration
  • Cultures and Conflicts 
  • International Business Practice
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Digital Business
  • International Business Law

Credit Level 5

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions or complete a work placement in UK. You can also choose to split your year abroad into a first semester exchange and a second semester work placement, both conducted overseas, or undertake a placement year overseas.

Subjects of study include:

  • Themes in Contemporary Chinese Studies
  • People and Things on the Move
  • Gender Matters: Femininities, Masculinities and Trans-Cultural Practice
  • Developing Career Competencies for Linguists 
  • Dissertation 
  • International Economy
  • Global Strategic Management 
  • International Business
  • International Project Management 
  • Global Marketing Management
  • International Financial Management

Credit Level 6

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Our Chinese courses are available to beginner or 'false beginner' and intermediate entrants – false beginners are students who may be able to speak a Chinese dialect or to read the Chinese script, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

One of the following (or an equivalent qualification):

  • A levels – BBC 
  • 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

In addition to one of the above, you should have:

  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

If your first language is not English, you should have an IELTS score of 6.0 overall, with a score of 5.5 in each element.

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Careers

Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors, such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking and marketing, where knowledge of specific languages is advantageous.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation, either taking professional qualifications or proceeding to a specialist Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Graduates will be able to undertake further study at overseas institutions where tuition is in the language of their degree.

Our Careers and Employability Service is here to support you to achieve your full potential.
 
With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we provide you with a variety of opportunities to work and develop new skills. As a University of Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.
 
We can help you:
    •    find work placements, graduate jobs or voluntary experience related to your course
    •    discover international opportunities to enhance your employability
    •    write effective CVs and application forms
    •    develop your interview and enterprise skills
    •    plan your career with our career consultants
    •    gain insights into your chosen industry through mentoring
    •    meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events 
 
Find out more about the Careers and Employability Service.

 

Find out more about other employability initiatives at the University of Westminster. 

Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

Funding

As well as tuition fee loans, there is a range of funding available to help you fund your studies.

Find out about undergraduate student funding options.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

International tuition fee: £13,400 (Price per academic year)

When you have enrolled with us, your annual tuition fees will remain the same throughout your studies with us. We do not increase your tuition fees each year.

Find out how we set our tuition fees.

International student funding

Find out about funding for international students.

Scholarships

The University is dedicated to supporting ambitious and outstanding students and we offer a variety of scholarships to eligible undergraduate students, which cover all or part of your tuition fees.

Find out if you qualify for one of our scholarships.

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

What our students say

"The decision I made to study abroad opened many doors for me." - Joao, International Business BA, 2016

"The highlight of any time abroad is the people you meet – the people make it for sure." - Ashwin, International Business BA, 2016

Course Location

Teaching for this course will take place at both our Regent Street and Marylebone Campus in central London.
 
Situated on one of the most famous and vibrant streets of London, our 309 Regent Street site includes recently refurbished social spaces and gym facilities. The site also houses our Regent Street Cinema. For more details, visit our Regent Street page.

Our Marylebone Campus is home to the Westminster Business School and has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new digital studios and the development of the Marylebone Library. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

Contact the Course Enquiries Team:

+44 (0)20 7915 5511

[email protected]

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