English Language with Mandarin

English is now of the most spoken languages worldwide. This programme will enrich your understanding of the form, culture and function of today’s use of the English language, alongside teaching you a second language of Mandarin.

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) English Language with Mandarin

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates


Degree Overview

English Language with French is a stimulating, thought-provoking degree programme that has been designed to make you analyse and reflect on how language in general, and English in particular, functions in the world today. Through this course you’ll examine the origins of English and how it could evolve in an era of global change and technological innovation. You will also explore how the importance and impact of language in a variety of contexts, both as a complex system for embodying ideas, emotions and beliefs, and as a means of influencing, persuading and moving others.

The modules taught in this programme will help you develop a set of linguistic and analytical skills that will help you become a highly effective communicator. The focus of this course is on how language shapes your world – by learning and understanding how language works, and how that can help the world open up to you.

As part of this joint honours course, you can develop your written and spoken communication skills in two of the world’s most powerful languages. English is currently the world’s most widely spoken language, and you will be able to study it in combination with Mandarin Chinese (currently the language with the greatest number of native speakers).

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

This course final-year placement module gives you the opportunity to put your research, reasoning and communication skills into practice in a workplace environment.

This degree course has 95% employment rate

Our graduates have strong linguistic, reasoning and analytical skills, making them highly sought-after by many employers.

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.