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International Disaster Management and Humanitarian Response and Chinese BSc

University of Manchester

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UCAS CODE: LT40

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science - BSc

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    19-SEP-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

On the Modern Languages side of the degree students will study compulsory language units (the number of credits will depend on whether students are ab-initio or post-A-Level and whether they are studying European or non-European languages) and the study of the culture and history of a specific region.Teaching within Modern Languages in these latter areas are characterised particularly by the historically and politically contextualised study of culture and cultural practices, including in literature, visual culture and music, with thematic focus on such issues as the environment, popular culture, gender, immigration and transnationalisms, and religion.Crucial here is the understanding of language skills being informed by intercultural awareness and cultural knowledge being mediated by linguistic skills.On the HCRI side of the degree students critically explore contemporary and historical issues within the broader fields of international disaster management; peace and conflict studies; and humanitarian response.The thematic focus of the HCRI degree significantly overlaps with that of Languages.For instance, the investigation of environment, gender, migration, cultural norms and behaviours, power, politics, and popular culture. As such, students will be able to apply their theoretical understanding of these broader ideas and contextualise them in different disciplinary and empirical areas.Furthermore, teaching within HCRI is very much research led, and draws on contemporary and historical case sites from across the world. Most of these cases are in countries where English is not the principal language. For example, students will explore issues such as resilience, peacebuilding, relief aid, maternal mortality, and refugees in diverse contexts including Puerto Rico, China, Haiti, Venezuela, Mexico, Iraq, Japan and Cameroon. This will make the content particularly engaging and relevant for students of Languages. In the first, second and final year students will follow core compulsory and optional introductory modules on both sides of the degree. In their final year students will also have the option of taking a dissertation on either side of the degree alongside their core language units and other optional units. Students will be allocated a dissertation supervisor according to existing procedures for the respective subject areas. Students will also be able to take one free-choice unit at levels 2 and 3, though they will not be required to do so. In the third year of the degree students will undertake a period of residence abroad according to the School's established residence abroad requirements and provision. It is likely that many students on this degree combination will want to undertake work placements with relevant organisations where possible; but students will also be able to take up the offer of a study placement at one of the existing partner universities in the region of study.

Application deadline

15 January

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University information

University of Manchester

  • University League Table

    13th

  • Campus address

    The University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester, Manchester, M13 9PL, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    14th out of 122 3

    5th out of 15

    10th out of 105 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    167 79%

    15th

    5
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    23rd

    10
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.96 79%

    65th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    157 78%

    6th

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    75.0 75%

    2nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.75 75%

    11th

    2
  • Entry standards

    / Max 212
    151 78%

    11th

    2
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    65.0 65%

    13th

    17
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%

    69th

    9

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