English & Finance XJTLU

Bachelor’s in English and Finance

Introduction to the Program

The Bachelor’s in English and Finance at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is a three or four year program for international students taught in English.

About XJTLU

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University is a new international university jointly founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University China and the University of Liverpool UK as a joint venture. As an independent Sino-Foreign cooperative university, it captures the essence of both prestigious parent universities and is the first and only one of its kind approved by the Ministry of Education in China. The University offers undergraduate degree programmes in the fields of science, engineering and management, and awards both its own Chinese degree and a degree from the University of Liverpool.

About the Program

The interdisciplinary BA English and Finance programme combines English language and finance with the aim of producing graduates who have an excellent command of English and a critical awareness of the use of language in a financial context.

Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU undergraduate programmes, will earn two degrees: an XJTLU degree from the Chinese Ministry of Education and a globally recognised degree from the University of Liverpool, a member of the Russell Group of leading UK universities.

About The Department of English, Culture and Communication

The Department of English, Culture and Communication is a research-led department that prepares graduates for careers as English-language professionals in the fields of media and communications, finance, and international business.

Our graduates have skills that are highly sought-after in domestic and international job markets, and the innovative interdisciplinary design of each of our programmes ensures that students are well-prepared for the range of opportunities and challenges they will meet in their future careers.

Careers

You will acquire language, business knowledge and intercultural skills that are highly sought-after in international institutions. Graduates typically pursue careers within the general domain of English and finance including administrative, managerial, accounting and consultancy positions within international organisations.

You may also be able to pursue a career as a professional translator or interpreter. Additionally, the programme provides a foundation for further graduate level study in the subjects of English language and finance.

Knowledge and Skills

By the time you graduate from the BA English and Finance programme, you will:

  • be able to communicate professionally in English, using the language confidently to analyse financial issues
  • have the ability to apply a range of accounting and quantitative techniques
  • have a good working knowledge of financial economics and financial markets

Start Date of the Program

September

Entry Requirements

Entry into Year One

We welcome applications from high-quality candidates in all subjects with appropriate high school or equivalent qualifications. Students will normally be expected to have a high standing in their high school performance with a minimum ‘B’ average in relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students have completed A-levels of International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB: 30 points
  • SAT: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three SAT subject tests of at least 600 in each subject, if you took the SAT before March 2016.
  • AP: high school diploma with a GPA of 3.0, plus three AP subjects at Grade 4 or above.

English Language Requirements

If you are a non-native English speaker, or if you have not previously studied in English, you must have satisfactory English language skills to study at XJTLU. Various English qualifications are accepted:

Year One entry

  • IELTS: 5.0
  • TOEFL: 62 (iBT)

Year Two entry

  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL: 90 (iBT)

English qualifications are not required for students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan who take the Joint Examination or the GSAT.

Students who are entering into Year One with less than IELTS 6.0 or equivalent in their English proficiency will take 10 credits EAP, and students with IELTS 6.0 or above will take five credits EAP.

Application Deadline

30th June

Curriculum

Year One

UK degrees are three years long whereas in China they are four, therefore we do accept students with certain qualifications directly into Year Two, which is the start of the main academic programme. Most students, however, enter into Year One, which provides you with a range of interesting modules, language classes and core skills for your degree.

Year Two

Compulsory modules:

  • English Language and study skills III for business
  • Introduction to linguistics
  • Introduction to statistics
  • Introduction to financial accounting and accountability
  • Foundations of finance.

Optional modules:

  • Sounds of English
  • Introduction to close reading: approaches to literary study
  • English as a global language
  • Introduction to corpus linguistics
  • Literary theory
  • Literature in context
  • Syntax.

Choose:

  • Economic principles for business and markets, or
  • Maths for economics and business

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

  • Theory of the firm
  • Financial management.

Optional modules:

  • Translation
  • Technical translation
  • Interpreting
  • Language and society
  • Advertising and the media
  • Literature and gender
  • Semantics and pragmatics
  • Literature of enlightenment
  • Bilingualism
  • Language and mind
  • Language and gender
  • Jane Austen
  • Postcolonial literature.

Choose:

  • Econometrics I, or
  • Corporate finance.

and choose:

  • Securities markets, or
  • International development

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

  • Business finance
  • Finance and markets
  • International economic relations.

Optional modules:

  • Analysing text
  • Chinese linguistics
  • Historical linguistics
  • Advanced literature – British romanticism
  • Conference interpreting
  • Technoculture
  • Applied linguistics
  • Interpersonal communication in the workplace
  • Language and literature
  • Intercultural communication
  • Postmodern literature
  • Language of the law
  • The Gothic
  • Advanced literature: Approaches to modern poetry
  • Final year project

Tuition Fees

The tuition fees are RMB88,000 per year. The total for the 4 year program is 352000 RMB.

Fees for studying in the University of Liverpool, UK

Tuition Fee: GBP 12,000 – 16,000 (approximately)

Accommodation

The accommodation facilities are located within the Dushu Lake Science and Education Innovation District, where the University is situated. All accommodation within this area is private and managed by the Suzhou Industrial Park Education Development & Investment Limited Company (SIPEDI), and also provides to students studying at other institutions.

For further information on the accommodation visit the accommodation page here.

Application

To apply complete the application form and pay the application fee here. It takes approximately 4-6 weeks for your application to be processed and before an admissions decision is given. After you have been accepted you will receive your official acceptance letter visa application form. If you have any questions contact us.

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