What will I learn?

Chinese Studies - Studying Chinese at 50% will enable you to become fully proficient in reading, writing, speaking, and listening to the language. You will also deepen your knowledge and understanding of Chinese society and culture. Modules range from learning about ancient Chinese civilisation to contemporary Chinese cinema, from Confucius and Laozi to Chairman Mao, from Peking opera to Chinese rock music.

Sociology - Studying Sociology as 50% of your degree gives you a thorough understanding of the way in which society works. Core modules in Year One provide you with a firm foundation for future study. Sociological theory embraces the classic work of Marx, Weber and Durkheim and a range of 20th century social theorists. A further 30 credits are available within Sociology and you may choose from the following modules. Social change and social policy investigates contemporary controversies around issues such as the family, social class, gender and ‘race’. Studying society looks at the basics of social scientific work, including research methods, and an introduction to IT – ensuring you are fully conversant with utilising online resources. Both Introduction to crime and society, and Controlling crime explore key concepts in the criminology and criminal justice process. Year Two compulsory modules include Thinking sociologically: approaches to social inquiry, and Social research methods. In Year Three, you will have the choice to study specialist subjects in-depth and develop your independent learning. You may opt for a dissertation and pursue a topic of your choice. Alternatively, you can gain valuable employability skills and opt for our applied social research module or social policy project and combine work experience with your studies, by carrying out a piece of research commissioned by a local agency.

Which department am I in?

Combined Honours

Study options

Full time with time abroad (4 Years)

Tuition fees
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Start date

28 September 2020


Main Site

The Foundation Building,

Brownlow Hill,


L69 7ZX, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have ACT Score of 27; Advanced Placement Test AP Test Grade 4; College Entrance Examination Board (CEEB) Tests; High School Diploma Quality Point 3; International Baccalaureate IB Points 28. 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each component.

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About this uni

The university’s international community includes more than 8,000 students from over 130 countries.

  • Liverpool is an inexpensive city to live in
  • Named the fourth friendliest city in the world
  • Many scholarships and awards for international students
  • GBP 800 million invested in campus and academic facilities