BA Applied English

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The BA Applied English programme is for those interested in studying English as a subject matter in its own right. Students in the programme will become knowledgeable of the many ways in which English, and more broadly, languages are used around the world today. Subjects are offered in the areas of linguistics, literature and translation studies. Aside from being a platform for the development of intellectual faculties, the programme provides ample opportunity for students to engage in the application of their learning. This is done, for instance, through the practice of translation and interpreting.

Applied English students will acquire a range of skills transferable not only to work such as language teaching, translation and interpreting, and editing, but also many settings requiring the ability to identify and deal with real-world problems in an innovative manner.

Why should I study Applied English at XJTLU?

  • Become equipped as a professional communicator in an international setting
  • Prepare for further study by obtaining the most versatile of undergraduate qualifications
  • Gain two degrees: an XJTLU degree approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education and a degree from the University of Liverpool
  • Have the option of earning the qualification entirely in Suzhou, China, or doing so at the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom in the final two years
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:

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

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



Aside from employment in language-related fields, graduates of the 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

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