English and Finance


The interdisciplinary BA English and Finance programme offers academic subjects related to English and language studies and courses on finance, mathematics and economics. The aim is to produce graduates who not only understand how finance works but also have an excellent command of languages and a critical awareness of the use of languages in financial and professional contexts.

The English side offers three pathways (you will choose one to pursue): the Linguistics pathway, the Literature pathway, and the Interpreting and Translation pathway. Regarding the other side, i.e., Finance, you will study economics, finance and financial mathematics alongside students in XJTLU’s International Business School Suzhou (IBSS).

Why should I study English and Finance at XJTLU?

  • Gain fundamental knowledge in the fields of finance and business studies
  • Choose from optional modules in mathematics, finance and economics and acquire statistical methods
  • Gain critical insights into how language works in different cultures and work-settings and use such insights to enhance communication and work efficiency
  • Have specialised knowledge in English and language studies along with Finance — an ability highly valued by employers
  • 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,University of Liverpool,BA English and Finance

Knowledge and skills

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

  • The ability to communicate professionally and effectively in English, using English confidently to discuss and evaluate financial issues
  • The skills to apply a range of accounting and quantitative techniques
  • A good working knowledge of financial economics and financial markets
  • Insights into how language works in a wide range of social, literary, or financial and commercial contexts
  • Sharpened awareness of how languages may be used in multicultural work-places

Upon the completion of this interdisciplinary programme, our graduates can pursue a wide range of professional and academic careers. This certainly opens more doors for our graduates and gives them a huge advantage to compete in today's globalised world.

Yan Zhao

Programme director


Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University offers a wide range of courses in the first year, including English for academic purposes (EAP), mathematics and physics, and humanities and social sciences. Click to learn more.

XJTLU provided me with good English and communication abilities, helping me to quickly fit into the international working environment in London, where I currently work.

Shuangning Lu

Alumna, BA English and Finance, China


Graduates from this programme will be well-prepared for positions such as administrative, managerial, accounting and consultancy positions within international organisations, international school teachers, or professional translators or interpreters. Our graduates in the past have chosen to pursue a variety of postgraduate programmes (e.g. MBA, Marketing, Finance, Education, or Applied Linguistics) in prestigious institutions all over the world such as Cambridge, Warwick Business School, LSE, or Georgetown University in the United States.

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