Chinese

Immerse yourself in Chinese language and culture with a dual degree offered jointly by Cardiff University and Beijing Normal University (BNU).

Chinese is a global language, spoken by 1.4 billion people worldwide. Due to China’s increasing role in industries such as transportation, banking and telecommunications, Mandarin has become a favoured language among employers who work internationally. Outside China, Chinese is spoken by large communities around the world, from Singapore to London to Vancouver.

We offer the following Chinese courses:

Why study Chinese?

Our Chinese programmes provide the perfect opportunity to learn a language and to embrace the fascinating culture of China.

You will learn Mandarin from beginners level and will end your programme (should you pass all four years) at HSK 6, the highest level of Chinese proficiency; an attribute crucial for anyone who wishes to live and work in China or for a Chinese organisation.

Two years in China will provide you with great knowledge of not only the Chinese language but of the day to day culture of China.

Year abroad

Our Chinese programmes are split across Beijing Normal University and Cardiff University with students spending years one and four in Cardiff and years two and three in Beijing. As well as providing teaching in Mandarin to near native competency, this programme will allow students to become fully immersed in Chinese life via modules in Chinese history and modern day Chinese culture.