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SOAS, University of London

Chinese (Modern and Classical)

UCAS Code: T100
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Subjects
  • Chinese studies
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

81%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,250

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

The Chinese combined honours degree aims to give a broad understanding of Chinese culture through study of its language, history and literature from earliest times up to the present in combination with a solid grounding in another language or discipline.

Modules

Year 1: Chinese 101 (elementary modern Chinese language 1); Chinese 103 (history and culture of China); Chinese 104 (introduction to classical Chinese); Chinese 102 (elementary modern Chinese language 2). Year 2: Year abroad. Year 3: Chinese 301 (intermediate modern Chinese language 1); Chinese 302 (intermediate modern Chinese language); Chinese 304 (traditional Chinese language and literature 1); optional modules: Chinese 303 (modern Chinese film and theatre); Chinese 305 (elementary Cantonese); elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese). Year 4: Chinese 402 (dissertation in Chinese studies); optional modules: Chinese 401 (advanced modern Chinese language); Chinese 403 (modern Chinese literature); Chinese 404 (traditional Chinese language and literature 2); Chinese 405 (styles of modern Chinese literary language); elementary spoken Hokkien (Minnanyu, Taiwanese).

SOAS, University of London

Students outside campus

Part of the University of London, SOAS is the world's leading institution for the study of a diverse range of subjects concerned with Asia, Africa and the Middle East. At SOAS, we have a tradition of creating change within our community and abroad, facilitating events and activities on everything from donkey conferences to international political debate to defending cleaners' rights...

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
33%
67%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

30%
70%

Year 3

30%
70%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
70%
17%
13%

Year 1

56%
32%
12%

Year 2

47%
20%
33%

Year 3

57%
38%
5%

Year 4

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

85%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
40% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
461 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

4%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
China plays an important role in world economics and politics, and business can be very interested in graduates with good Chinese language skills. In 2012, just over 180 degrees were awarded in this subject to UK graduates, so it is still an unusual and specialist degree to take - take that into consideration before drawing definitive conclusions from the data. One in five graduates went on to further study (mostly at Masters level) and just under one in seven went to work abroad. Most of the rest were working in the UK after six months, mainly in London. But remember – whilst employers say they rate graduates who have more than one language, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills, even if that language is rare and valuable to business.
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