What will I learn?

This four-year joint degree combines the study of the languages and cultures of China and Germany and the Sinophone and German-speaking worlds. It includes a year’s international placement in Chinese or German-speaking countries or split between the two. The degree provides the opportunity to acquire both high-level language skills and a thorough understanding of the sensitivities of Chinese and German cultures and societies within a global context.Besides studying the core language modules, you will also choose from a broad range of specialist cultural, historical and political modules that provide comparative insight into relevant countries in global contexts.Our degree structure assumes that you will be studying one of the languages from scratch and will already be at an advanced level for the other. In year one, language modules will include:• Either Advanced Chinese and Intensive Beginners German (one module of each)• Or Advanced German and Intensive Beginners Chinese (one module of each)• And our culture in context programme, Language StudiesIn the second year, you will continue to take Chinese and German language modules (an oral and a written module for each language), as well as the core modules 'Shaping Contemporary China' and 'Shaping Contemporary German-speaking Europe'. You will be able to choose three optional modules.Your third year will be spent studying or working in Chinese and/or German-speaking countries. The year abroad is an immersive experience that gives you the opportunity to greatly improve your language proficiency while deepening your intercultural awareness. You can study at a partner academic institution or conduct a work placement. As a joint major student, you can spend your time in a German- or Chinese-speaking country, or split the year between the two.When you return to Lancaster for your final year, you will continue to develop your core Chinese and German language oral and written skills, combining this with a further choice of specialist courses. If you are interested in exploring a particular topic in depth, perhaps a subject you have studied previously in the course, you could take a dissertation module.The language modules are designed so that you can attain CEFR levels C1-C2 (equivalent to HSK5-6) upon successful completion of the degree.

Which department am I in?

Languages and Cultures

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

October 2021

Venue

Main Site

Admissions,

Bailrigg,

Lancaster,

Lancashire,

LA1 4YW, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

For any degree with a specified subject requirement we require an AP exam in this subject at grade 4-5. For all offers we require: AP x 3 at 5, 4, 4 to 5, 5, 5 or SAT - R at combined score of 1320 to 1350 plus SAT Subject x 3 at 650/650/700 to 700/700/750 or SAT Subject/AP Combination: 650/650 plus AP x 2 at 5, 4 to 700/750 plus AP x 2 at 5, 5 or ACT plus SAT Subject x 3: 28 plus 650/650/700 to 29 plus 700/700/750 or ACT plus SAT Subject/AP Combination: on case by case basis or Associate Degree: GPA 3.2 to 3.4.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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