English is the most widely spoken language in the world. It is the language of international business, mass communication and politics.
Our degree courses are gateways to many careers. By developing our students’ understanding of the ways that English works - in the professions, in literature, in academia - and how it has developed as a communication tool for millions of people worldwide, they prepare themselves for employment in a vast range of areas, such as business and finance, journalism, publishing and teaching.
Studying our courses:
- deepens students’ appreciation of the complexity and creativity of the English language
- allows students to examine the nature of human talk and communication
- teaches students how to think critically and communicate effectively
Our graduates are highly successful in going onto further study and careers at prestigious institutions where advanced communication skills, analytical abilities and cultural awareness are highly sought after.
I feel so lucky that I chose this major. It makes me feel confident about my future career, and provides me with a strong sense of language, especially in a business context. I also found many intern opportunities where my new knowledge might be applied. I make use of every summer vacation to go to volunteer abroad – it’s also a good platform for me to analyse language contexts in different cultures.
To sum up, this major is quite interesting and encourages me to study deeper. The most significant thing is that it has helped me know what I want and how I can achieve it.
--- Wencong Sun, entering 2014
BA English with International Business
Our undergraduate courses are designed to meet the needs of modern business.
We offer both taught and research postgraduate programmes to suit your career pathway.
Explore the unique opportunities studying English in China our School offers.