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BA (Hons)

Asia Pacific Studies

3 Years
September 2022
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Campus Taught
Foundation Entry

Explore the culture, politics and international role of the Asia Pacific while becoming fluent in language from the region – laying the foundation for a huge variety of exciting career paths.

Asia Pacific countries have a huge influence in today’s global economy. The modules you’ll study on this course will offer a well-rounded appreciation of why. You’ll study your chosen language – whether Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian – intensively at our campus in Preston, before gaining invaluable experience with a year spent in the region. 

While the course is built on a foundation of advanced language skills, it brings together expertise from a wide variety of different areas. You’ll gain insight into the culture, society, history, economy, international relations and politics of the Asia Pacific, giving you the fullest picture of the character and way of life in the region.

It’s this mix that sets our graduates apart from others. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the language to get started. But by the time you graduate, you should leave us a confident communicator, with a range of transferrable skills and a good understanding of the region – ready for work in a multitude of industries in or engaged with the Asia Pacific.

Why study with us

  • Asian Studies at University of Central Lancashire is ranked 2nd in the North West and top 10 nationally for graduate prospects (Complete University Guide 2022)
  • Our Confucius Institute is a partnership between ourselves, Beijing International Studies University and Hanban, promoting Chinese culture and language.
  • We’re home to the only Institute of Korean Studies outside London, together with the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific, the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies and the Centre for Austronesian Studies.

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What you'll do

  • Each year, you’ll study the region’s history, economy and culture, together with modules following your chosen language pathway.
  • You’ll have the option of spending a year studying abroad, learning the language and culture through total immersion.
  • You’ll study using the latest industry-standard equipment in our professional interpreting suites, together with our Worldwise Learning Centre.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Future Careers

By combining language skills with a broad-based understanding of the region’s culture, economy and politics, our Asia Pacific Studies BA (Hons) course can prepare you for a range of careers in – or connected to – the region.

While the main focus of this degree course is developing fluency in your chosen language, we believe you can’t learn a language without getting an insight into the cultural context. As such, you’ll develop a range of transferrable skills and a well-rounded understanding of the Asia Pacific – the kind of knowledge that offers a competitive advantage in the jobs market.

Your career prospects will be widely varied after you graduate. You could pursue translation and interpretation, journalism, travel and tourism, or even work with embassies and local governments to facilitate international trade with Japan, China, Taiwan or South Korea.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Sandwich year£1000 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Humanities, Language & Global Studies located in the Faculty of Culture and Creative Industries

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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