Course Overview

Attendance
UK/EU Fees £9,250 *
International Fees £12,500 *
Duration 4 years

* Price per academic year

Course summary

This three-year or four-year course is designed to develop the skills and knowledge you will need to succeed in the increasingly internationalised business world. The subjects studied incorporate cross-national perspectives, and the comprehensive training in a foreign language places strong emphasis on the day-to-day use of language in a business environment, enabling you to deal with all aspects of business transactions.

On successful completion of this degree you will have the rare attributes of both fluency in your chosen language and a range of professional skills and knowledge from relevant business areas. You will also be able to experience life, culture and work outside the UK by living abroad for a year and studying alongside local students.

This course places the study of business within the global business environment. The focus on developing your Chinese language skills will enable you to thrive in the challenging world of global business.

Year 1 and Year 2 prepare you for an optional year-long placement overseas, including study at a recognised educational institution, in a country where Chinese is spoken. We have partnership arrangements with a number of prestigious institutions in China such as Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU), Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFSU) and Donghua University in Shanghai.

The language you study determines the country and universities that are available to you. The course focuses on active student learning, through seminars, workshops, problem-based and blended learning, designed to engage your interest and to promote your learning.

Assessment methods include essays, reports, presentations and case studies, as well as time-constrained in-class tests and exams.

Course structure

The following subjects are indicative of what you will study on this course.

Subjects of study include:

  • Communication for Global Business
  • Global Business Environment
  • Foundations of Accounting and Finance
  • Marketing for International Business
  • The Chinese World and the Word

Credit Level 4

Subjects of study include:

  • Expressions of Chinese Culture
  • International Business Practice
  • International Business Research
  • International Financial Analysis
  • Organisational Behaviour

Credit Level 5

Professional experience or Study Abroad year

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to study abroad for a year at one of our partner institutions or complete a work placement in UK.

Subjects of study include:

  • International Economy

  • Global Strategic Management
  • International Business Dissertation
  • International Project Management
  • Themes in Chinese Studies

Plus one option from: Comparative International Management, Global Marketing Management, International Financial Management, Developing Career Competencies for Linguists or other areas of business disciplines

Westminster Plus Electives

 
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As part of your course you may be able to take elective modules. Electives are an exciting opportunity to widen your experience at university and to gain skills and knowledge that will help make you more employable.

Find out about Westminster Plus Electives.

Entry Requirements

Typical Offer

Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants - false beginners are students who may be able to read and write a limited number of Chinese characters, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

  • A levels – BBC 
  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Extended National Diploma – DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma – Pass with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 33 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction
  • GCSE minimum grade 4 (Grade C in grading system prior to 2017) in Maths and English.

View more information about our entry requirements and the application process.

Typical Offer

Our Chinese courses are only available to beginner or 'false beginner' entrants - false beginners are students who may be able to read and write a limited number of Chinese characters, and/or have the equivalent to one or two years part-time study. Please note that we may need to test you to determine your entry point.

  • International Baccalaureate – 28 points

More information

International Foundation course

We work in partnership with Kaplan International College London to provide Foundation Certificate courses for international students who don’t meet our Bachelor’s degree entry requirements.

Find out how to apply for the Foundation Certificate course.

Careers

Between Year 2 and Year 3 you may choose to complete a work placement in the UK. Previous students have gained valuable employment experience in organisations including:

  • BP Oil
  • House of Fraser
  • the NHS
  • IBM
  • Nestle
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
  • Volkswagen Group
  • Xerox

Past graduates of this degree have found successful employment in diverse sectors, such as international business development, business consultancy, investment banking and marketing, where knowledge of specific languages is advantageous.

Increasing numbers of students progress to further study on graduation, either taking professional qualifications or proceeding to a specialist Master's degree in a relevant discipline. Graduates will be able to undertake further study at overseas institutions where tuition is in the language of their degree.

Our Career Development Centre has just been shortlisted for the Best University Careers Service in the National Undergraduate Employability Awards for 2017.

With a growing network of over 3,000 employers around the world and a team of experienced careers consultants, we are here to help you succeed.

In 2015–16, we helped over 1,500 students find work placements across a range of sectors, with 250 employers attending 14 on-campus skills and careers fairs.

As a Westminster student, you’ll have access to our services throughout your studies and after you graduate.

We can help you:

  • find work placements related to your course
  • find part-time/vacation, placement and graduate jobs, including voluntary experience
  • find international opportunities to enhance your employability
  • market yourself effectively to employers
  • write better CVs and application forms
  • develop your interview and enterprise skills
  • plan your career with our careers consultants
  • meet employers and explore your career options at our employer fairs, careers presentations and networking events throughout the year

Find out more about the Career Development Centre.

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Fees and Funding

UK and EU tuition fee: £9,250 (Price per academic year)

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

International tuition fee: £12,500 (Price per academic year)

Additional costs information 

To check what your tuition fees cover and what you may need to pay for separately, see our What tuition fees cover page.

Course Location

Our Marylebone Campus has benefitted from a multi-million pound refurbishment resulting in new workshops, digital studios and development of the Marylebone Library. The campus is home to the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment and Westminster Business School. For more details, visit our Marylebone Campus page.

Contact us

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+44 (0)20 7915 5511

Opening hours (GMT): 9am-5pm Monday to Friday

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