Chinese or Japanese Studies BA (Hons)

Course Overview - Chinese or Japanese Studies BA (Hons)

Study the country and culture of China or Japan while learning Chinese or Japanese from beginners to advanced or further advanced level, thanks to our flexible entry and exit system. Pursue your interest in East Asia through a range of fascinating cultural modules and use our fantastic facilities to support your language learning. You will spend a year at a university in China or Japan, following a programme of intensive language study.

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4 Years

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Main Site (Newcastle)

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Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


Grade B or 6 at GCSE in any modern foreign language is required.

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher


Combinations of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted, including a foreign language at National 5, minimum grade B (or grade 2 Standard Grade or Intermediate 2 equivalent). Where a candidate bypasses the assessment for National 5 qualifications, a minimum of grade C in the Higher in any modern foreign language is required. Scottish qualifications can be taken in more than one sitting.

Access to HE Diploma

A minimum of 30 level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 level 3 credits at Merit is required. Evidence of study in any modern foreign language to GCSE grade B or 6 standard is also required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme


Including a modern foreign language at Standard Level (Grade 5) if not offered at Higher Level.

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

Applicants offering a BTEC National Diploma will be considered on an individual basis.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)


A foreign language Ordinary Level at Grade O2 is also required if not offered at Higher Level.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal


Grade B or 6 at GCSE in any modern foreign language is required.

Extended Project

We welcome applications from students offering an Extended Project and value the skills of research and independent learning that it is designed to develop. If you offer an Extended Project, it will be taken into account as part of your application profile, but we will not usually include it in offer conditions for this degree programme.

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