Chinese can be studied at joint honours level in combination with another language or a variety of other subjects, with both subjects studied in equal proportions. These courses will provide you with advanced skills in the Mandarin language and a broad range of specialised and detailed insights into Chinese culture, society and history. The degree has language at the heart of it, with core modules developing the key oral, aural and written skills every year. These modules also foster cultural awareness, which you will need for your year abroad, and later on, for the world of work. Linguistics is the study of language abilities, how they are acquired, how they are used, and how they may be impaired. Because speech is so central to our very existence it is a fascinating and rewarding subject to study. This course is an ideal background for many careers, especially those in the teaching and caring professions, but also in more 'high-tech' fields like computing and telecommunications. Why choose Bangor University for this course? -Bangor’s School of Modern Languages and Cultures consistently ranks amongst the highest rated schools in its subject area in the National Student Survey. -Our size means that we offer learning on a human scale, in small classes, where you get to know the staff and your fellow students. -At the same time, our very large and varied range of modules enables you to tailor your degree to your personal needs. -We work closely with Bangor University’s Confucius Institute in order to run exciting events about Chinese language and culture. -Bangor's Modern Language graduates have a very good track record in gaining employment. -Degree structures are flexible, allowing you to change your degree at the end of Year 1 if you wish.