BA (Hons)

Asia Pacific Studies

3 years
September 2024
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Foundation entry

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

Why study with us

  • You can make use of state-of-the-art facilities. This includes translation suites, library resources, computers, satellite TV and access to digital software such as Rosetta Stone.
  • You’ll be taught by lecturers who are world-leading experts in their respective areas.
  • We offer a unique combination, integrating regional and language expertise with the Teaching English as Second Language professional certificate.

What you'll do

  • Each year, you’ll study the region’s history, environment, society 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.
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Course structure

When you join the course, you'll have the option to choose from two main pathways: Culture and Society, or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). You'll also choose a language pathway. To apply for this course, use the UCAS code from your language pathway of choice. The UCAS codes are listed under the headings below.


The modules you'll study will depend on the pathway you choose. You will choose between Culture and Society or Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) as a main pathway. You'll then select a language pathway from Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian.

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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Hear from our students

The year abroad was an incredible experience that I took full advantage of, developing my Korean language skills and travelling around as much of the country as I possibly could in order to expand my cultural understanding and experiences.
Zuleika SF
Zuleika Szczypka-Fellowes
BA (Hons) Asia Pacific Studies
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Future careers

Our BA (Hons) Asia Pacific Studies course combines language skills with a broad-based understanding of the region’s culture, history, politics and society. This will prepare you for a range of careers in – or connected to – the region.

Fees and funding

Full-time£9,250 per year
Sandwich year£1,500 for the sandwich year
Part-time£1,540 per 20 credits
Full-time£16,500 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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