Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code TN12
Duration 4 years
Fee Look up fee
Related subjects Management East Asian Studies Business Management Chinese Studies

Any questions?

The Admissions Secretary
School of East Asian Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 8400
Email eastasianstudies-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
Website sheffield.ac.uk/seas/undergraduates

Course description

For an ambitious business management graduate who understands China - its rapidly developing economy, its political influence and its culture - there are plenty of career options.

We teach Chinese from scratch so you don't need previous experience with the language. You'll study Chinese culture and society, developing a critical appreciation of contemporary issues.

You will also spend a year studying at Nanjing University, one of China's best. It's a great opportunity to make friends and potential business contacts. And the experience will enhance your insight into Chinese culture.

Alongside your Chinese studies you'll take business modules including business economics, organisational behavior, strategy, marketing and corporate social responsibility.

Modules: what you study and when

About dual honours and major/minor degrees

Financial help from the University - bursaries

If you're a UK student, you could be entitled to a University bursary. A bursary is the same as a grant - you don't have to pay it back.

How our bursary scheme works

Entry requirements

Qualification Grades
A Levels ABB
International Baccalaureate 33
BTEC DDD in a relevant subject
Cambridge Pre-U D3 M2 M2
Scottish Highers AAAAB
Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels B + AB
Access to HE Entry requirements for mature students
Other qualifications Other UK qualifications
Other EU/international qualifications
Other requirements
  • GCSE Maths grade 6 or grade B
  • No prior knowledge of Chinese required (up to A Level Chinese acceptable)
  • International students need overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or an equivalent English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department

Modules - what you study and when

The modules listed below are examples from the last academic year. There may be some changes before you start your course. For the very latest module information, check with the department direct.

School of East Asian Studies website

Sheffield University Management School website

First year

Core modules:

Business Management in Context
Chinese Language 1A
Chinese Language 2A
Management Themes and Perspectives
Business Economics
Chinese Langauge 2B
Chinese Language 1B
Introduction to Behaviour at Work

Second year

Core modules:

China Year Abroad

Third year

Core modules:

Business Strategy
Chinese Language 3A
Chinese Language 4A
Essentials of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour
Chinese Language 3B
Chinese Language 4B

Fourth year

Core modules:

Chinese Language 5
Chinese Language 6
Corporate Social Responsibility

Optional modules:

Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Digital Marketing
Entrepreneurship and Human Resource Management
Industrial Relations
Integrated Marketing Communications
International Business
International Marketing
Language and Organisation
Managing complex projects
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
Strategy Practice
The Leisure Industry
Work-Related Health & Well-Being

The content of our courses is reviewed annually to make sure it's up-to-date and relevant. Individual modules are occasionally updated or withdrawn. This is in response to discoveries through our world-leading research; funding changes; professional accreditation requirements; student or employer feedback; outcomes of reviews; and variations in staff or student numbers.

In the event of any change we'll consult and inform students in good time and take reasonable steps to minimise disruption.

School of East Asian Studies

Our courses are designed to immerse you in the languages and cultures of East Asian countries. You will be taught by native speakers in Chinese, Japanese and Korean in regular small group classes using custom made course material. To enhance your learning, we also make use of our modern virtual language lab, which enables you to learn using visual and audio aids.

Our courses are based on world-leading research and taught by experts whose work influences policy and informs public debate. Most of our staff publish in their specialist fields. Many of them have written books for major publishers such as Oxford University Press, Routledge and Macmillan.

Take one of our Chinese, Japanese or Korean studies degrees and spend a year studying at a leading university in your chosen country. Our partners are Nanjing University in China, four high ranking universities in South Korea including Yonsei University in Seoul and more than 25 Japanese universities including Tokyo, Kyoto and Waseda University.

School of East Asian Studies website

Sheffield University Management School

We have been awarded Triple Crown accreditation from three major accreditation bodies - AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS.

We balance a rigorous academic foundation with practical skills to ensure you are ready for the world of work.

We want you to develop skills so you can apply course content in a company setting. Our degrees combine real-world application with the most contemporary business thinking, and because our academics are world-leading researchers, your education will draw on the most current management theories.

Our courses are very practice-orientated, so guest lectures are a regular fixture. We've introduced cutting-edge technologies into our learning and teaching, including software such as PeerWise and Aropa.

We want you to be informed, innovative and proactive and do everything we can to support and enhance your career, steering you in the right direction with all the knowledge and skills you require.

At the heart of our building is our Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers advisors and sign up for workshops on topics from CV writing to interview techniques. In the Hub you can look for internships, placements (either short term or a year in industry), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities. You'll get advice from our dedicated team on how to apply.

Through our links with employers, you'll also have the chance to take part in drop-in Q&A sessions and workshops delivered by experts from world leading organisations.

Sheffield University Management School website


What our graduates do

Studying Japan, China or Korea prepares our graduates for a career in the world's most dynamic region. There are also many opportunities across Europe for people with skills in Asian languages and cultures.

Our graduates work in government and diplomacy, media and the arts, non-government organisations and international business - in professions as diverse as management consultancy, accountancy, marketing, research, language teaching and translation.

Student profile


"We're provided with a really rounded education... and when you sit back and think that you've just had a conversation about human rights in Chinese, it's really exciting."

Thomas Frasier
School of East Asian Studies

As part of this degree you'll spend a year studying at Nanjing University in China, one of the highest ranked universities in the country. On your year abroad you'll continue to take intensive courses in Chinese language, building on the skills you'll learn during your time at Sheffield. Like in Sheffield, you'll also have the opportunity to learn about the culture, politics, and history of China through optional modules.

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School of East Asian Studies
Telephone +44 (0)114 222 8400
Email eastasianstudies-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk

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