• Level: Beginner
  • Only available when studying one or two other languages.

We are one of the few universities in the UK that allow you to study Mandarin Chinese to degree level. The study of this language will give you a distinctive profile which is bound to catch the eye of prospective employers.

China has an economy that puts it in a strong position on the global stage, and it is a key trading partner with the UK and Europe. Business leaders are therefore looking for graduates who can not only speak Chinese, but can operate successfully in the country’s cultural context too.

Our intensive beginners course is taught by highly qualified and experienced native-speaker staff. This course provides a firm grounding in all aspects of the language, ensures a high level of cultural competence and offers the opportunity to study at a partner university in China. 

For more information about studying French, German, Hispanic/ Spanish, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Catalan, English as a Modern Foreign Language and/ or Translation at Birmingham, please visit BA Modern Languages.  For information on the language combinations available please visit