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BA Italian and Chinese (4 Years)

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  • Entry requirements
    Selected entry requirements English language: Candidates must be proficient in the English language, which is the language of instruction and examination at the university. Average score of 6.5 in IETLS, CPE grade C, CAE, Grade B A level: Grades BBC including Italian or Chinese at grade B. AS level: Two AS-Levels may be accepted in place of the third A-Level. Unit grade information: The University of Manchester welcomes the provision of unit grade information which, like all other available information, will inform the consideration of applications. Unit grades will not normally form part of offer conditions, except for Mathematics programmes. GCSE: Minimum grade C in English Language. Key Skills qualification: The University warmly welcomes applications from students studying the Key Skills qualification. However, as the opportunities to take these modules are not open to all applicants, currently this is not an essential requirement of the University. International baccalaureate: 31 points overall including Italian of Chinese grade 6 at higher level Additional entry requirements Additional entry requirements exist for this course. You may view these by selecting from the list below.
  • Academic Title
    BA Italian and Chinese
  • Course description
    Course description

    Studying a joint honours course over 4 years at Manchester gives you a thorough grounding in the language, culture and society of both of your chosen subjects.  

    You study core language courses in each language, and have the opportunity to choose from a very wide range of more specialised optional courses; this enables you to build up a distinctive academic profile. The degree is awarded as a single class, based on the marks achieved in both languages.

    Special features
    Only one language needs to have been studied at A Level.  All of our other languages can be studied ab initio (with the exception of French which must be achieved at grade A at A-Level)

    If both languages have been studied to A Level standard you may wish to consider our Masters of Modern Languages degree (insert appropriate link to MML)

    Our Modern Language courses stand out both in terms of language provision and the non-language courses available.  Native speakers will help you to develop your speaking and listening proficiency.

    All of our courses have a rigorous language component across all four years of study and allow you to explore all sorts of areas of culture and society.
    We offer a wide range of modules and free option choices on most of our courses.

    Course content for year 1
    Your first year will introduce you to a range of disciplines and your time will be split equally across your subjects with 60 credits being studied in each language.  As well as studying content courses in areas such as literature, history, society and culture, you will be trained in the modern spoken and written language through a compulsory core language course.

    Course content for year 2
    As you move into your second year you can choose to maintain an equal weighting between the two languages or devote more time to one or the other (up to 80 credits).  The core language course is organised along the lines of the first-year course, though at a more advanced level, while the optional course units available in your second year are more numerous and specialised than before. 

    Course content for year 3
    Your third year of study is spent abroad under approved conditions.

    Course content for year 4
    On your return to Manchester you will move into your final year of study.  In your final year you can again choose to both languages equally or devote more of your study time to the field you prefer.  Your studies will be more focussed and you will select courses from a series of broad-based units on key areas of culture, language and society.

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