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University of Sheffield

Chinese Studies and History

UCAS Code: TV11

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

including History or Classical Civilisation. No prior knowledge of Chinese required (up to A-level Chinese acceptable).

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

60 credits overall distinctions in 30 Level 3 credits and Merits in 15 Level 3 credits, to include History units .

Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate

B

plus grades AB including History at A-level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,M2,M2

including a History.

Extended Project Qualification

B

plus grades BBB including History or Classical Civilisation at A-level. The Extended Project should be in a relevant subject.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

in 6 in a Higher Level History.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H2,H2

including History

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma

DD

plus grade B in A-level History.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

in a relevant subject

Scottish Advanced Higher

B

in History plus AABBB in Scottish Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B,B,B

plus grade B in a History in Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

48-147

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subjects

History

Chinese studies

The School of East Asian Studies at Sheffield is well known for its excellent language training. We teach Chinese from scratch, so you don’t need previous experience. And you will be taught by native speakers in small groups. This intensive teaching is balanced with modules on China’s rich culture, its political influence, and its economy. You will spend your second year at Nanjing University, one of China’s best universities.

The Department of History, where you will spend roughly half your time, is one of the UK’s best, ranked 3rd in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The history modules are designed to complement your Chinese studies and you’ll get chance to work on projects like the New Histories blog that bring history to life.

The course is a bold first step towards a career in South East Asia. All over Europe there are great opportunities for graduates who understand the region, its languages and cultures. Our graduates work in government and diplomacy, media, the arts, and international business.

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
£16,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

Extra funding

Bursaries – max available £2,000

The University of Sheffield Bursary is available to all home students who have a household income of £40,000 or less. We use the details you submit to Student Finance and UCSA to assess your entitlement for a bursary. You don’t need to apply; if you’re eligible you’ll receive an award for each year of your course.
£0-£25,000 - £1,500
£25,001-£30,000 - £1,000
£30,001-£40,000 - £500
As well as the above you may be eligible for an additional £500 per year depending on your household income, postcode and grades. Check our Student Funding Calculator to see what you could get.
Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding
Enhanced Bursaries – max available £4,500
If you are a care leaver, care for an ill or disabled family member or are estranged from your parents or guardian you may be eligible for an enhanced bursary of £4,500 per year.
Scholarships
The University of Sheffield offers a number of scholarships to help you fund your studies and enhance your learning experience.
Use our Student Funding Calculator to check which scholarships you could be eligible for.

Further information: www.sheffield.ac.uk/funding

Funding for EU students
The UK government has confirmed that EU students who start their course in September 2018 will continue to have access to student loans and grants, even if the course concludes after the UK’s exit from the EU.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Sheffield

Department:

School of East Asian Studies

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.

70%
low
Chinese studies

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.

History

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
51%
Male students
49%
Female students
96%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
406

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
74%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

79%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
77%
Course specific equipment and facilities
59%
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?

74%
UK students
26%
International students
39%
Male students
61%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A
B
384

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.

History

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.

98%
high
Employed or in further education
90%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Public services and other associate professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

History is a very popular subject (although numbers have fallen of late) — in 2015, over 10,000 UK students graduated in a history-related course. Obviously, there aren't 11,000 jobs as historians available every year, but history is a good, flexible degree that allows graduates to go into a wide range of different jobs, and consequently history graduates have an unemployment rate comparable to the national graduate average. Many — probably most — jobs for graduates don't ask for a particular degree to go into them and history graduates are well set to take advantage. That's why so many go into jobs in the finance industry, human resources, marketing, PR and events management, as well as the more obvious roles in education, welfare and the arts. Around one in five history graduates went into further study last year. History and teaching were the most popular further study subjects for history graduates, but law, journalism, and politics were also popular postgraduate courses.

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
83%
low
Employed or in further education
85%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

13%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Artistic, literary and media occupations
9%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

China plays an important role in world economics and politics, and business can be very interested in graduates with good Chinese language skills. In 2015, 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. About one in five graduates went on to further study (mostly at Masters level) and of those who were working, a quarter 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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.

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£18k

£22k

£22k

£26k

£26k

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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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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