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The University of Manchester

Chinese and Linguistics

UCAS Code: TQ11
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Linguistics
  • Chinese studies
Student score
75% LOW
73% MED
% employed or in further study
91% LOW
87% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16.5k LOW
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB

ABB including English Lang at A2 or GCSE in a Modern Foreign Lang (grade B). This programme is designed for students whose level of Mandarin Chinese at entry ranges from complete beginner to approximately A-level standard. It is not suitable for students whose first language is Chinese. Modern Foreign Language.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Highers are accepted only in combination with Advanced Highers.

Scottish Advanced Highers
ABB

ABB including English Lang or a Higher in a Modern Foreign Lang (grade B). Where a specified subject is not available at Advanced Higher level, an A-Level or equivalent is required. Modern Foreign Language.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
32

32 points overall (core points accepted), with 6,5,5 in higher level subjects including English Lang or equivalent to GCSE Grade B in a Modern Foreign Language.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

50%

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

Modules

Chinese Year 1: Core modules; introduction to Chinese studies; Chinese language; plus further modules to be chosen from a list of options. Year 2: Core module; Chinese language; plus a choice of topics: literature; film; history; religion; society; culture; economics; anthropology; business. Year 3: Overseas placement Year 4: Core module; Chinese language; plus a choice of topics: religion; historical; cultural; social science areas. Linguistics

The University of Manchester

Campus building

As the biggest single-site University in the country, in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe, the University of Manchester gives students an unrivalled and unique learning experience. You'll enjoy studying at a world-class institution and being at the centre of a dynamic student population. The Students' Union has more than 300 student-run societies, from Aikido to Zoology.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
43%
57%

Year 1

44%
56%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
36%
64%

Year 1

21%
79%

Year 2

Year 3

21%
79%

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 80%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

78%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
398 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 91% LOW
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Linguists are in demand across the economy, from marketing to IT, so this type of degree has a better than average employment rate. Graduates from language subjects are, not surprisingly, more likely than most others to get jobs working overseas, with Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) a popular option. Linguists are particularly likely to get jobs in marketing, finance, education and in management, but remember – whilst employers say they rate language skills, you need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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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 76%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

97%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

90%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
63% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
432 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
88% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
18% 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 87% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

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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