BA English and Communication Studies

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Communications and the media play an increasingly central role in modern society, economics and politics, making English, the global communications language, more important than ever before.

As a student of the BA English and Communication Studies programme, you will have access to almost all of the modules offered in the Department of English and School of Film and TV Arts.

The unique level of choice and flexibility available in this programme makes it ideal for both international and domestic students. Like our other English programmes, it offers modules on translation and interpreting between English and Chinese, as well as a unique specialised module on literary translation. However, because these modules are not compulsory, both international and domestic students can follow alternative routes.

Why should I study English and Communication Studies at XJTLU?

    • Access a full range of modules in our specialist areas of English language and literature, and communication and media
    • Have more options than any other degree programme - during Years Two to Four, you can choose 18 modules from a more than 40 options; in Years Three and Four all subject modules are optional
    • Gain an understanding of the changing use of language and other forms of communication, along with the ways in which they inform and influence contemporary society
    • 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 University of Liverpool BA English and Communication Studies More about qualifications

Knowledge and skills

By the time you graduate from the BA English and Communication Studies, you will have:

  • the skills to communicate professionally in English, within the context of journalism and the media
  • an understanding of the theories and analytical techniques associated with linguistics, literature, culture and communication
  • the ability to apply your knowledge and skills to solve practical challenges and problems within the context of journalism and the media.
  • both strong English language skills and a combination of critical and theoretical knowledge
  • intellectual, interpersonal and technical skills that are highly valued by employers.

English and communication students are especially well placed to develop new perspectives and to transfer skills and knowledge between disciplines.

Dr Tom Duggett Associate Professor


The programme provides a wealth of options to tailor your study path.


Graduates of this programme will be attractive employees in globalised workplaces and may be employed in journalism, broadcasting or advertising. Graduates will also be well prepared for positions including management trainee, professional translator or interpreter, teacher of English as a foreign language and positions in retailing, computing and librarianship.

Additionally, the programme provides a solid foundation for postgraduate study in English language, English literature and communications.


Entry requirements

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

How to apply

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