BA English and Finance

General

Read more about this program on the school's website

Program Description

The interdisciplinary BA English and Finance programme combines English language and finances 50-50 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.

English modules offer a wide choice of topics, such as linguistics, literature, interpreting and translation. In Finance modules, you will study economics and finance and financial mathematics alongside students in XJTLU's International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).

Why Should I Study English and Finance at XJLTU?

  • Gain insights into the language of specialist domains such as the business and finance world;
  • Choose from options in mathematics, finance and economics to develop and extend your knowledge of finance-related statistical methods;
  • Use your strengths in the English language and linguistics to gain deeper insights into the use of language across different domains;
  • Acquire the intellectual, interpersonal, technical, and strong language skills highly valued by employers;
  • 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.

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Knowledge and skills

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

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

"XJTLU provided me with good English and communication abilities, helping me to quickly fit into the international working environment in London, where I currently work."

Shuangning Lu
Alumna, BA English and Finance, China

Modules

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:

Optional modules:

Choose:

Year Three

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Choose one from the following:

Year Four

Compulsory modules:

Optional modules:

Careers

Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as administrative, managerial, accounting and consultancy positions within international organisations, as well as professional translator or interpreter.

Graduates may also choose to go onto further study in the areas of English language and finance.

Fees

International students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All international who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount

Join a free Chinese language course

We now offer a free summer Chinese language course for all undergraduate and postgraduate students starting their degree in September 2020.

Choose from a two-week, four-week or six-week language course.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Early bird discount

All Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macao students who accept their offer by 1 May 2020 will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students who apply to XJTLU through the Joint Entrance Examination on the governmental online application system (Education Examination Authority of Guangdong Province) will automatically qualify for an RMB 8,000 early bird discount.

Mainland Chinese students

RMB 88,000 per academic year.

Entry Requirements

International students

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 all subjects as well as relevant subjects.

Entry into Year Two

Students who have completed A-levels or International Baccalaureate (or equivalent) will be considered for entry into Year Two, different programmes have different subject-relevant requirements.

  • A-level: BBB
  • IB Diploma: 30 points
  • Advanced Placement Tests/Subject SATS--High school diploma with a GPA of 3.0 or above, plus:
    • Redesigned SAT: 1280+ (students that took the SATs previous to 2016 will require 1800+) or ACT: 27, and 2 AP examinations: 4+ or 2 SAT subject tests: 600+ or
    • 3 AP examinations: 4+ or
    • 3 SAT subjects: 600+

Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan students

Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan may apply with the following:

  • A minimum grade of 400 on the Joint Entrance Examination to Chinese Universities for Overseas Chinese Students and Students from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, or
  • General Scholastic Ability Test (GSAT) ranking of at least the top 50 per cent for 4 subjects, including English and Maths. For detailed information see information in Chinese.

English language requirements

For international applicants, 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 6.5 or above will take five credits EAP.

"This program combining English language skills and financial knowledge enables graduates to have more than one choice when it is time to decide on what postgraduate programs to study or what jobs to take."

Yi Zhang
Programme Director

How To Apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

  1. Click/tap the apply link
  2. Create an account or log in to your existing account
  3. Complete your application

Once your application account is successfully created, enter all the information required in the application form carefully and make sure the information you provide is correct, complete and up to date. Upload the required documents to the corresponding fields.

You may log-in to view your application form at any time.

For further details of how to successfully apply to study at XJTLU, please visit the how to apply page.

Last updated Apr 2020

About the School

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. ... Read More

Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) is an international joint venture university founded by Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in 2006. Read less