About This Course
Whether you have already studied Chinese, or not, this course provides a fantastic opportunity to combine Business Management with the in-depth study of a language. You will acquire a solid grounding in in the principles of business management and gain advanced skills in the Mandarin language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into Chinese culture, society and history.
You will benefit from excellent teaching and student support whilst developing key skills and knowledge that you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work.
Why choose Bangor University for this course?
- Modern Languages and Cultures at Bangor consistently receives excellent results in its subject areas in the National Student Survey.
- Our size means that we offer learning on a human scale, in small classes, where you get to know the staff and your fellow students.
- At the same time, our very large and varied range of modules enables you to tailor your degree to your personal needs.
- We work closely with Bangor University’s Confucius Institute in order to run exciting events about Chinese language and culture.
- Bangor's Modern Language graduates have a very good track record in gaining employment.
- Degree structures are flexible, allowing you to change your degree at the end of Year 1 if you wish.
You will have at least 3-4 hours of language classes each week in each of your chosen languages. Language tuition is mainly in small groups and there are few formal lectures. Assessment involves coursework and written and oral examinations. You will also complete a dissertation as part of your degree.
What will you study on this course?
In each taught year of this course (Years 1, 2 and 4) you will take an equal number of Business Management (50%) and Chinese (50%) modules. Your third year will be spent abroad and involve a placement at a top-ranked university in China.
The Business Management aspect of this course will provide insights and expertise in specific business functions such as marketing, human resource management (HRM), accounting and finance. You will study specialised topics such as entrepreneurship and international business. You will also develop awareness of the wider environment in which businesses operate, by studying subjects such as business economics and business law.
The language syllabus includes a broad range of stimulating options. First-year courses include an introduction to Chinese Studies, preparing you for increasing levels of specialisation as you proceed through your degree. Modules cover a wide variety of cultural, historical and literary material from various centuries that will enable you to understand both modern China and how China has become the country it is today.
Modules for the current academic year
Module listings are for guide purposes only and are subject to change. Find out what our students are currently studying on the Business Management and Chinese Modules page.
Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.
Necessarily Incurred Costs:
For each module, students may be required to purchase compulsory text(s), which typically will cost between £20-50.
Management: Planning and Control (ASB2414): There is an optional field-trip to Norwich City Football Club, with an estimated cost of £90 (for travel, food and accommodation).
Please note: These costs are estimates based on the previous year’s figure and are subject to change.
- Textbook, Chinese in Steps (compulsory for all students): £15
- Workbook, Chinese in Steps Student's Book (compulsory for all students): £15
- Pocket Oxford Chinese Dictionary (compulsory for all students): £13
Reading material for optional modules (all languages): A booklet is provided in most modules at no extra cost. When this is not the case, there are copies of the books in the library and/or online links are made available (e.g. free online platforms such as Project Gutenberg). When purchased, individual books would not normally exceed £10 (average of £40 if all books are bought for a module).
General University Costs
Home (UK) students
- The cost of a full-time undergraduate course is £9,000 per year (2021/22 entry).
- More information on fees and finance for Home (UK) students.
International (including EU) students
There are also some common additional costs that are likely to arise for students on all courses, for example:
- If you choose to study abroad or take the International Experience Year as part of your course.
- If you attend your Graduation Ceremony, there will be a cost for gown hire (£25-£75) and cost for additional guest tickets (c.£12 each).
Course-specific additional costs
Depending on the course you are studying, there may be additional course-specific costs that you will be required to meet. These fall into three categories:
- Mandatory Costs: these are related to a particular core or compulsory module that you’ll be required to complete to achieve your qualification e.g. compulsory field trips, uniforms for students on placement, DBS Check.
- Necessarily Incurred Costs: these may not be experienced by all students, and will vary depending on the course e.g. professional body membership, travel to placements, specialist software, personal safety equipment.
- Optional Costs: these depend on your choice of modules or activity and they are shown to give you an indication of the optional costs that may arise to make sure your choice is as informed as possible. These can include graduation events for your course, optional field trips, Welcome Week trips.
For 2021 entry:
Entry requirements for the Chinese aspect of the course:
GCSE Maths at grade C/4 required if not demonstrated by the Level 3 qualification.
Offers are tariff based, 80 - 120 tariff points, from Level 3 qualifications* e.g.:
• A Levels (including grade C or above in a relevant language. No language required for language-beginners’ pathway)
• BTEC National/Extended Diploma and Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma: MMP - DDM**
• International Baccalaureate Diploma (including grade H5 in a relevant language. No language required for language- beginners’ pathway)
• Access: Pass **
• City & Guilds Advanced Technical/Extended Diploma: considered on a case by case basis
• Welsh Baccalaureate is accepted.
**Can be considered in conjunction with grade C in A level or IB Higher in a relevant language.
International Candidates: school leaving qualifications and college diplomas are accepted from countries worldwide (subject to minimum English Language requirements), details at: www.bangor.ac.uk/international/applying/entryrequirements
We also welcome applications from mature applicants
*For full details go to our website and for a full list of accepted Level 3 qualifications, go to www.ucas.com
General University Requirements
To study for a degree, you’ll be asked for a minimum of UCAS Tariff points. For a fuller explanation of the UCAS Tariff Points, please see www.ucas.com.
We accept students with a wide range of qualifications and backgrounds and consider each application individually.
All students need to have good basic skills and the University also values IT and communication skills.
As part of the University’s policy we consider applications from prospective disabled students on the same grounds as all other students.
We also consider applications from mature students who can demonstrate the motivation and commitment to study a university programme. Each year we enrol a significant number of mature students. For more information about studying as a mature student, see our Studying at Bangor section of the website.
EU and International Students' Entry Requirements
For detailed guidance on the entry requirements for EU and International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages. International applicants can also visit the International Education Centre section of our website for further details.
Bangor University offers International Incorporated Bachelor Degrees for International students whose High School qualification is not equivalent to the UK school leaving qualification. The first year (or Year 0) is studied at Bangor University International College, an embedded College on our University campus and delivered by Oxford International Education Group.
Opportunities at Bangor
The University’s Skills and Employability Service provides a wide range of resources to help you achieve your graduate ambitions.
The Bangor Employability Award (BEA)
With the BEA, you can gain recognition for your extra-curricular activities (e.g. volunteering, clubs and societies, part-time work, etc.)
Bangor University runs a paid internship scheme within the university’s academic and service departments.
Volunteering widens your experience and improves your employability. Find out more about the volunteering on the Students’ Union’s website.