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Nottingham Trent University

Mandarin Chinese and English ( 4 years)

UCAS Code: TQ13

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from four A-Levels (two of which must be A-Level equivalent)

Pass your Access course with 60 credits overall with a minimum of 45 credits at level 3

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English grade C/4 GCSE Maths grade C/4

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Diploma and up to two A-Level or equivalent qualifications.

104 UCAS tariff points from your BTEC level 3 National Extended Certificate and up to three A-Levels or equivalent qualifications

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

English literature

Chinese languages

MANDARIN CHINESE is studied at beginners level. You'll develop excellent language skills as well as a broad understanding of Chinese culture and society. This course is ideal for anyone who wishes to understand the history, political and social aspects of China. Mandarin Chinese at NTU has a 100% student satisfaction rate (NSS 2019). ENGLISH at NTU is an extremely flexible course which offers a broad range of optional modules that allow you to pursue your interests for the written word, from Shakespeare right through to travel writing. You'll be able to gain valuable work experience from our creative partnerships, where you'll be able to practically apply your theoretical knowledge and develop your career prospects.

NTU's Mandarin Chinese course will introduce you to the modern spoken and written language of Chinese. You'll then focus on the historical, political and cultural background of China. This course will help you to gain impressive communication skills such as reading and speaking whilst developing your accuracy and fluency of this modern and widely spoken language. During your third year you will have the option to either work for a year or study in China. To help improve your career prospects you'll be able to take a final year module that develops translation and interpretation skills. You'll be taught with the latest cutting edge language learning methodologies and CALL technologies. This course will help you to develop a high level of fluency and accuracy in spoken and written Chinese as well as an understanding of Chinese culture, history and society. 100% of Mandarin Chinese students would recommend studying at NTU (NSS 2019).

English at NTU is taught by expert academics and award-winning writers. You'll examine a range of literature such as; Shakespeare, American literature, Black writing in Britain, travel writing and modern poetry. This course has been designed to help enhance your talents and strengths as well as provide you with the skills and knowledge to forge a successful career. The course offers you projects and placement opportunities with our creative partnerships. The latest Research Assessment Exercise has shown that 85% of NTU English research was assessed as world leading or of international quality, which means that the course is informed by the latest thinking, you’ll learn from award-winning and internationally recognised academics.

You’ll gain valuable critical analysis skills, be able to manage your time effectively, be self-motivated, mature, self-reliant and confident. A degree in English will help you to communicate professionally and creatively. You'll develop strong verbal and written communication, will be able to think critically and contextualise theoretical approaches to the study of English. You'll learn how to strengthen your time management skills, critical reasoning and the course will help you to develop professional problem solving techniques. Many of our recent graduates from this joint honours course have pursued careers in; publishing, teaching, recruitment, journalism, marketing, various media industries and public relations. 97% of our joint honours English undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2016/17). An increasing number of NTU undergraduates continue to be recruited by firms based in East Asia for careers within creative industries and to pursue roles as translators or interpreters.

Modules

You’ll be able to choose from a broad range of modules such as: Mandarin Language One - Accelerated Beginners • Introduction to Chinese Studies • American Literature: Writing Self and Nation • Media, representation & China • Romantic Revolutions 1780-1851 • Early Modern Poetry and Prose • Reading Gender and Sexuality.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Clifton Campus

Department:

School of Arts and Humanities

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
English literature
80%
high
Chinese languages

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Literature in english

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
92%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

75%
UK students
25%
International students
29%
Male students
71%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

90%
Library resources
100%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
91%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

English studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
11%
Public services and other associate professionals
10%
Media professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Asian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Teaching and educational professionals
14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
13%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a small, general category covering several different subject areas - so bear that in mind when you look at any stats. The most common courses covered here are in translation, with just 55 students graduating in translation degrees in 2015. The arts were the most likely job sector for graduates from these courses, but it's a good idea to go to university open days to ask tutors more specific questions about what previous graduates typically went on to do with their degree.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

English literature

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

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£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

Chinese languages

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£18k

£21k

£21k

£22k

£22k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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