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Bachelor of Arts - Chinese Studies

This course is available

On-Campus

Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree

Duration

3 years

Next start date

Expected Feb 2023

Campus

Auckland University of Technology

Summary

The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Study Chinese and you'll learn to communicate with cultural sensitivity and linguistic proficiency – key skills in our multicultural world.

There are Chinese-speaking communities in every corner of the globe, so knowledge of the most widely spoken language in the world is your passport to exciting career and travel opportunities.

Gain an edge over the competition by developing knowledge in more than one discipline – you can tailor the Chinese Studies degree to your career aspirations by including papers in a range of subjects, from business, hospitality and tourism and social sciences, to international studies, translation and interpreting.
Key features:

  • Combine learning Chinese with other interests like business, tourism, social sciences, translation or interpreting
  • Tailor your study to your career goals
  • Workplace experience in your final semester

Career opportunities:
Explore Chinese culture, values and society, as well as the essentials of Chinese language. This major can be studied as part of a double major, and graduates can choose from a wide range of careers in New Zealand’s increasingly multicultural workplaces.

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Chinese Studies major: Not available for native speakers of Chinese.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, History of Art, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

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