Undergraduate

q1t4 - Linguistics with Chinese or Japanese BA

Linguistics with Chinese or Japanese BA Honours

UCAS Code: Q1T4 (4 Years)

Course Overview

With the steady increase in global business activity, knowledge of an East Asian language is an important skill that is in demand with many employers.

Cherry blossom in front of a Buddhist temple. Students spend a year in the country of their chosen language (China or Japan) where they follow a programme of intensive language study or undertake an approved work placement.
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At a Glance

UCAS Code
Q1T4

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BA Honours

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Course Duration
4 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-ABB
IB: 34-36 points

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Opportunities

This degree allows you to combine your interest in linguistics with the study of Mandarin Chinese or Japanese.

At each Stage, you spend two thirds of your time studying linguistics, concentrating on the structure, history and social aspects of English and language in general.

You spend the remaining third studying your chosen language.

You spend a year abroad during Stage 3 in either China or Japan, developing your language confidence and experiencing life in another culture.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

Modules for 2016 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2016 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2017 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (mid-May 2017).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You choose either Chinese or Japanese and study two modules that match your chosen language:

Or

You must study the same language throughout your degree. The degree title awarded will carry the name of your chosen language only eg Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Linguistics with Chinese.

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

You take a module that matches the language you are studying:

Optional modules

You choose two modules from the following list:

Stage 3

You spend Stage 3 in China or Japan, where you follow a programme of intensive language study or undertake an approved work placement in your chosen language.

During your year abroad, you take the following compulsory module:

Plus, one of the modules below:

Stage 4

Optional modules

You take one of the following modules depending on which language you are studying:

You choose a further module from the following list:

You take a further three modules from the following list:

You may replace one module from the list above, with one from the following list:

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis. If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2017 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Linguistics careers

English students acquire a range of valuable skills, which they can transfer to many different employment situations. Your literary and linguistic training can be used in journalism, librarianship, teaching and the highly competitive fields of writing, acting and directing.

You will also gain other skills such as the capacity to analyse and summarise material, to communicate, to work to a deadline, to argue a case, to work independently as well as collaboratively, to think logically and to be able to use computers.

This is excellent preparation for a wide number of professions and as such, our graduates have gone on to a variety of career areas including editorial, marketing, PR and other forms of media. Others have gone to work in law, politics, HR, teaching and supporting specialist learning.

Visit the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics website to watch video interviews with former students talking about their experiences at Newcastle and their careers since graduating.

Find out more about the career options for Linguistics from Prospects: The UK's Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

Fees & Funding

 

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

To apply for undergraduate study at Newcastle you must use the online application system managed by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS).

UCAS codes for Newcastle University

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  • institution code - N21

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