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Nottingham Trent University

Mandarin Chinese and International Relations

UCAS Code: L2T1

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

Entry requirements


104 UCAS Tariff points from up to four qualifications (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 qualifications.

104 UCAS Tariff points from your BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate and three qualifications (one of which must be A-level equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

UCAS Tariff

104
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subjects

International relations

Chinese languages

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that you are really interested in. You’ll be able to tailor your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. This diverse degree introduces you to Chinese culture and society as well as giving you a well-rounded background into the major controversies that surround international politics. If you’re keen to learn about the Chinese language and culture and passionate about world events then this is an ideal course for you.

Joint Honours degrees give you the maximum flexibility to study subject areas that really interest you. You can shape your study according to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. This course has been designed to give you a wide flexibility to shape your study to your strengths, interests and career ambitions. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS at NTU explores the changing world in which we live in. It will provide you with an understanding of the changing world in which we live in, in regards to; people, social movements and religious communities. You'll be able to develop a greater understanding of the complexity and contentedness of the processes that shape our worlds. The course allows you to focus on the big issues which control contemporary international politics such as; war, various forms of conflict, terrorism and the media's role. MANDARIN ( CHINESE) at NTU ensures that you learn the language at a quick speed whilst developing an in-depth knowledge of the societies and cultures in which its spoken. In Year Three you'll be given the opportunity to study in China or to spend time working and to have the opportunity to apply your mandarin and international relations knowledge and skills practically. You'll learn through the use of many lively learning options, including modules exploring contemporary Chinese culture, politics and society. To enhance your career prospects, you're able to take a final year module which will develop your translation and interpreting skills. 90% of our Chinese joint honours undergraduates are in work or further study within just six months of finishing their degree (DLHE 2015-16).

You'll develop a broad understanding of Chinese culture, society, history and political background. You'll develop your reading comprehension and important listening skills. This course will equip you with vital employability skills such as, how to make informed choices on a variety of levels and will help with careers such as translation and interpreting. International Relations will provide you with a clear understanding of important issues within international politics. You'll be taught how to make informed decisions and how these then have an effect at local, national and international levels, which you'll be able to transfer into the world of work.

Modules

You’ll choose a broad range of modules which may include: Foundations and Challenges to Politics and International Relations • International Relations and Global History • Global Political Economy • Understanding the Cold War • Introduction to Chinese Studies Media, Representation & China.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,450
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.

83%
med
International relations
75%
med
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.

Politics

Teaching and learning

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

86%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
60%
Male students
40%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
B
299

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
75%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
75%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
43%
Male students
57%
Female students
69%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
B
281

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.

Politics

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
11%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
5%
Information technology technicians
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

The numbers of people taking politics degrees fell sharply last year and we'll keep an eye on this one - it can't really be because of graduates getting poor outcomes as politics grads do about as well as graduates on average. Most politics or international relations graduates don't actually go into politics - although many do, as activists, fundraisers and researchers. Jobs in local and central government are also important. Other popular jobs include marketing and PR, youth and community work, finance roles, HR and academic research (you usually need a postgraduate degree to get into research). Because so many graduates get jobs in the civil service, a lot of graduates find themselves in London after graduating. Politics is a very popular postgraduate subject, and so about one in five politics graduates go on to take another course - usually a one-year Masters - after they finish their degrees.

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
100%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

11%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

Social sciences

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

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

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.

Language and area studies

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

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£23k

£23k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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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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