BA (Hons)

Asia Pacific Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 years
September 2024

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

Why study with us

  • 3rd
    in the UK for student satisfaction
    Complete University Guide (Linguistics)
  • You can make use of state-of-the-art facilities including translation suites and gain access to digital software such as Rosetta Stone.
  • You’ll be taught by lecturers who are world-leading experts in their respective areas.
  • Our Worldwise Learning Centre offers support with your study of world languages, cultures, travel, and work or study abroad.

What you'll do

  • Join our Worldwise Learning Centre – it will give you access to the latest language-learning and digital technologies including Rosetta Stone.
  • Gain open access to our state-of-the-art learning centre, with interactive video, satellite TV, computers, and other self-study audio and video resources.
  • There may be bursaries available to support short trips abroad during your time with us.
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Course structure

After you complete your foundation year and progress to Year 1, 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 from the languages listed below.


The modules you'll study with depend on the pathway you choose. From Year 1 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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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

Asia Pacific Studies Foundation Entry could lead to a career in translation or interpretation, journalism, travel and tourism, or working for international airlines. You could also teach English in Asia Pacific language schools or overseas.

Fees and funding

First year£9,250 for the first year
Full-time£9,250 per year
First year£16,400 for the first year
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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