Our unique part and full-time courses, in a range of key subjects, can be studied at various levels. We designed them in collaboration with our Chinese partner universities.

Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture BSc (Hons)

Accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board, this is one of just a few acupuncture courses UK-wide. You’ll learn about acupuncture’s theory and application alongside Chinese language and culture, gaining clinical experience too. There’s also the opportunity to practise from the start in our teaching clinic.

Master of Business Administration: Chinese Business Practice MBA

Delivered across two cities, the course is taught at LSBU for the first semester and Shanghai Normal University for the second. There’s also a three-month internship in Shanghai. You’ll gain an excellent grounding in conducting business within a Chinese environment.

HSK and YCT language courses

In today’s globalised economy, knowledge of Chinese culture and business environment, with Mandarin, will put you at an advantage in the job market. A 2010 CBI survey showed employers value staff’s ability in Chinese second only to French and ahead of other languages.


HSK, the only internationally recognised Chinese test for adult learners, is a standardised exam that examines and rates Chinese language proficiency.

There are six test levels – starting with simple Chinese phrases, you’ll finish able to express yourself effectively on paper and orally.

YCT or Youth Chinese Test

This standardised, international Chinese proficiency test examines primary and secondary schoolchildren’s ability to apply Chinese language to their studies and personal lives.


We also offer well-being and culture workshops, tailored to students, ranging from 30 to 45 minutes.