Course details

A Levels ABB Other entry requirements
UCAS code TN12
Duration 4 years
Fees and additional costs Home/EU students International students
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/undergraduate

Course description

For an ambitious business management graduate immersed in Chinese language and culture, there are plenty of career options.

This is a four-year dual honours course. Your time is split equally between studying the Chinese language and business management. You'll receive intensive language training and we teach Chinese from scratch, so you don't need previous experience. Your business management modules will develop your knowledge of core areas of business management, including marketing, organisational behaviour and strategy.

You'll also spend your third year studying the language intensively at Nanjing University in China. This is a great opportunity to make friends and potential business contacts.

Teaching and learning changes for 2020-21
Due to the coronavirus pandemic we have made some changes to teaching and learning for this course in the 2020-21 academic year.

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
A Levels + additional qualifications BBB + B in a relevant EPQ; BBB + B in Core Maths
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)
  • You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade C/4; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification
  • Equivalent English language qualifications
  • Access Sheffield - find out if you're eligible for additional consideration or an alternative offer
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:

Business Strategy
Chinese Language 3A (Level 2)
Chinese Language 4A (Level 2)
Essentials of Marketing
Organisational Behaviour
Chinese Language 3B (Level 2)
Chinese Language 4B (Level 2)

Third year

Core modules:

China Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Chinese Language 5
Chinese Language 6
Corporate Social Responsibility

Optional modules:

Critical Perspectives in Work and Organisational Psychology
Digital Marketing
International Business
International Marketing
Managing complex projects
Socially-Responsible Marketing and Consumption
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 have a 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 field and 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, six 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 are a leading business school with Triple Crown accreditation (AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS). We have a world-class reputation for high quality teaching, ground-breaking research and cutting-edge thinking.

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.

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. We want you to engage with the academic content, be conscientious and take an independent approach to study.

At the heart of our building is our Futures First Employability Hub. Here you can book appointments with our in-house careers team and sign up for workshops on everything from writing your CV to interview techniques. The Hub also provides information and professional support on internships, placements (both short and long-term), part-time roles and volunteering opportunities.

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 China, Japan or Korea prepares you 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


"What I enjoy most is the variety; you can be moving from doing economy in China, cinema in Korea to business in Japan in the space of a single semester, so you can tailor it to your own interests."

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

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