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Asia Pacific Studies (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich with time abroad and foundation year | 2022

Subject

Asian studies

**Course Overview**

- Master the specialist language skills of Chinese, Japanese or Korean and set yourself apart from other graduates on our Asia Pacific Studies Foundation Entry programme.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an honours programme. It’s a great stepping stone to a full degree.

- Asia Pacific countries are playing an increasingly important role in the global economy. You’ll develop a wide range of knowledge about this dynamic region, drawing on language, international business studies and global politics.

- You’ll study using the latest industry-standard equipment in professional interpreting suites and gain practical experience during a year abroad. No previous knowledge of your chosen language is required, (although we also offer post A Level routes).

**Why study with us**

- Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Asia Pacific Studies (Foundation Entry) is ranked 5th in the UK for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2021).

- Asian Studies at the University is ranked in the UK's top 20 - Complete University Guide 2020.

In 2004, we launched The International Institute of Korean Studies – it’s now one of the top three societies in the University and hosts regular events.

Modules

Year 1: Essential Study Skills for Higher Education, Developing Academic Knowledge, Skills for Language Students, Foundation in TESOL, Introduction to Area Studies. Optional Modules; Introduction to Literature, Introduction to English Language and Linguistics, Extended Course Essay

Year 2: Core Modules; The Shaping of the Asia Pacific Region. In addition to the core content modules all students must choose a language pathway from Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian.
Chinese Pathway: Chinese Language 1 and Background to China
Japanese Pathway: Japanese Language 1 or Post-A level Japanese Language 1, Background to Japan
Korean Pathway: Ab Initio Korean and Background to Korea
Russian Pathway: Ab Initio Russian and Background to Russian Studies
Optional modules - Students may also take other free elective modules not listed as part of the optional choices on the above programme;
Beginners Chinese Language and Culture (non-Chinese Pathway), Beginners Korean Language and Culture (non-Korean Pathway), Beginners Japanese Language and Culture (non-Japanese Pathway), Beginners Russian Language and Culture (non-Russian Pathway), Basic Chinese Conversation (Chinese Pathway), Introduction to International Business, Issues in Sustainability, Global Politics, Nationalism and Imperialism in Asia: China, India, Japan and Siam 1850-1945, Background to China (non-Chinese Pathway), Background to Japan (non-Japanese Pathway), Background to Korea (non-Korean Pathway), Background to Russian Studies (non-Russian Pathway)

Year 4 and 5 - Students on the 4 year programme spend this year abroad. Students on the 3 year programme progress directly to Year 4.
Core Modules: Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region, Asia Pacific International relations, Dissertation

In addition to the above core content modules students on the 4 year programme must choose a language pathway from Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian. Those on the 3 year programme may select modules from the list below in accordance with their stage 1 language choice.
Chinese Pathway: Chinese Language 3, Understanding Chinese Economy and Society
Japanese Pathway: Japanese Language 3
Korean Pathway: Korean Language 3 or Advanced Korean Language (for students following the three-year pathway)
Russian Pathway: Russian Language, Russian Literary Identities
Optional modules: Korean Language for Academic Purpose (Korean pathway), Korean for Academic Purposes (Korean pathway), Japanese Language and Society (Japanese pathway), Interpreting Japan through Literature and Cultural Readings (Japanese pathway), Theory and Practice of Translation (Chinese pathway), Techniques and Practice of Interpreting (Chinese pathway), Divided Korea, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1947

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£6,000
per year
England
£6,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£6,000
per year
Scotland
£6,000
per year
Wales
£6,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

66%
med
Asian studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

Teaching and learning

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
76%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
67%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

59%
Library resources
77%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

87%
UK students
13%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Asian studies

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Teaching and educational professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

Very few graduates take this subject and so we don't have much data to go on when looking at what graduates do with this type of degree. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Languages and area studies

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£19k

£19k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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