University of Westminster
Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons)
University of Westminster

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

At Westminster we train competent linguists in modern languages ready to enter graduate employment. We place particular emphasis on employability and the contemporary cultural context, and offer high-quality teaching in all language skills. You will achieve a good or high level of linguistic competence in Chinese in all 4 skill areas (reading, writing, listening and speaking). International relations is concerned with the challenges of traditional and emerging geopolitics. It focuses on the changing configurations of power, privilege and identity in world politics, and you will explore questions of governance, democracy and human rights in a post-colonial world.

You will have the opportunity to study language, culture and international relations in an integrated way, exploring the connections between them and the broader geopolitical and cross-cultural contexts in which they are produced. You will also gain the transferable and cognitive skills necessary for lifelong personal and professional development.

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 64 graduates of Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons) at University of Westminster for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in International Relations.

Overall student satisfaction
80 /100
64 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons) at University of Westminster

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24000 £23500 £27500
25-75 percentile range £21000 - £30000 £18000 - £28000 £19500 - £33500

Salary of all UK Graduates of International Relations

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £24117 £23467 £28199
25-75 percentile range £19942 - £28301 £17438 - £29571 £21340 - £37514

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Chinese and International Relations, BA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6


Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons) at University of Westminster

25% Sales occupations
20% Administrative occupations
15% Business and public service associate professionals
10% Natural and social science professionals
10% Teaching Professionals
5% Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation
5% Information Technology Professionals
5% Leisure, travel and related personal service occupations
5% Secretarial and related occupations

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Minimum Required UCAS Tariff

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

104 - 120 UCAS Tariff points from the Access course

104 to 120 UCAS Tariff points from the IB to include English grade 4 HL, Maths grade 4

We are ideally looking for evidence of successful language learning, formal or informal, in the applicant’s personal statement, but please note that these courses are designed for students only at Beginners or Intermediate level in Chinese and we may need to test you to determine your language level.

English language requirements

test Grade Additional Details
IELTS (Academic) 6 6.0 overall with a minimum 5.5 in each component
Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Chinese and International Relations, BA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Chinese and International Relations BA (Hons)

England UK £9250 year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 year 1
Scotland £9250 year 1
Wales £9250 year 1
Channel Islands £9250 year 1
EU £14400 year 1
International £14400 year 1

Average student cost of living in London

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Westminster in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Westminster in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #48 
    • #59 
    The Guardian UK University League Tables by Subject
    [Published ]
    • #50 
    • #61 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #47 
    • #301 
    Social Sciences
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]

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About University of Westminster

The University of Westminster is a publicly funded research university located in London, England. Beginning its existence as a polytechnic institute in 1838, it only became an officially recognized university much later, in 1992. Westminster’s primary campus can be found on Regent Street of central London, with its secondary campuses being in the districts of Fitzrovia, Marylebone and Harrow.

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Where is this programme taught

Regent Campus
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Main Site - 115 New Cavendish Street
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