BA Applied English

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The BA Applied English is the ideal undergraduate degree programme for those wishing to major in linguistics, literature and translation studies in an international context.

The programme is designed for those interested in studying English as a subject matter in its own right. You will learn about the many ways in which English, and more broadly, languages are used around the world today. In addition to being in a stimulating environment where you can develop your intellectual faculties, the programme also provides ample opportunity for you to apply your knowledge in a real-world setting . This is done, for instance, through the practice of translation and interpreting.

You will acquire a range of skills not only to suitable for language teaching, translation and interpreting, and editing, but transferable in many settings across any sector that requires the ability to identify real-world problems in an innovative manner and effectively communicate solutions.

Why should I study Applied English at XJTLU?

  • Become a professional communicator in an international setting
  • Learn in a international environment, where every day you can put into practice your studies of language, linguistics and translation
  • Prepare for further study by obtaining a versatile undergraduate qualification
  • Choose to study entirely in Suzhou, China, or transfer to the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in the final two years
  • 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

Qualification XJTLU BA English University of Liverpool BA Applied English More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

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

  • the skills to approach the study of English language and literature using a number of different techniques
  • the ability to use advanced approaches in the analysis of language
  • professional skills in the practice of translation and interpreting
  • an advanced awareness of Anglophone, Chinese, and international perspectives on the use of language
  • high levels of proficiency in oral and written communication in English

The knowledge and skills I have acquired are extremely helpful in my ambition to become a teacher of English as a second language.

Yuting Fei Alumnus, BA Applied English, China



In addition to gaining employment in language-related fields, graduates from this programme have received offers to pursue further study in leading universities in China, Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States. Fields of further study include English language teaching, speech pathology, translation and interpreting, applied linguistics, Asian studies, and literature.


Entry requirements

Please visit the entry requirements page for the comprehensive list of qualifications required to study at XJTLU.

How to apply

Applications should be submitted via our online application system:

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