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BA (Hons)

Asia Pacific Studies (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

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.

Take a look at our Japan Day 2020

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.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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.

Visit us on a university Open Day

Come and discover why our campus is the perfect place for you. You can ask current students about their experiences and immerse yourself in campus and accommodation tours.

Register for an Open Day

Visit the course facilities

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.

There are a variety of international funding opportunities if you wish to pursue postgraduate study overseas after you graduate.

Fees and Funding

First year£5500 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£7800 for the first year
Full-time£13000 per year
First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year
First year£10000 for the first year
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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