About Lancaster University College at Beijing Jiaotong University

LUC-BJTU is a joint institute established near Weihai, Shandong province, by Beijing Jiaotong University and Lancaster University.

We offer you the chance to study in China for a degree designed and accredited in partnership by two leading UK and Chinese universities.


Teaching and Learning

At Lancaster University College, Beijing Jiaotong University (LUC at BJTU) we ensure students are actively engaged in the learning process, we encourage working in teams and taking the earliest opportunity to explore different research approaches.

Our learning and teaching style ensures that LUC at BJTU graduates are equipped for the demands of employment, on an international scale, by helping students develop those skills needed for employment later. We encourage independent and self-directed learning and show students how to apply the knowledge they learn.

Students at LUC at BJTU can expect to:

  • Develop critical thinking skills in a task based learning environment
  • Engage in tasks which are designed to help build problem-solving skills
  • Challenge ideas by exploring a variety of academic perspectives
  • Work on group projects to develop the skills needed to work in teams
  • Analyse and evaluate information from a variety of different sources
  • Pursue research through a variety of approaches

The overall aim is to enable students to become life-long reflective learners.

During your degree, you will be taught by experts and researchers from both partner universities.

You will study in English and alongside your academic coursework you  will benefit from our specially designed English language and study skills modules.

LUC-BJTU students will also have the chance to spend some of their time studying in Beijing or at Lancaster University in the UK, and our graduates will be eligible for LU Alumni Scholarhips for further postgraduate study at Lancaster University.

Where is Weihai?

Located in the east end of Shandong Province, Weihai stands on the coast between Beijing and Shanghai, close to the Korean Peninsula and across the sea from the Japanese Archipelago.

Dubbed 'Garden City' in China, the coastal city of Weihai is famous for its excellent air quality, temperate climate, lush forests and picturesque islands. Its nearby islands, hot spring, beach resort, and other attractions mean that there are plenty of places to visit.

A panoramic view of Weihai
Students socialising in their dormitory

Where will I be based?

Our new campus is on the south coast of the Shandong Peninsula. It has all the facilities you need, with purpose-built accommodation, sports, shopping and dining facilities.

It is approximately one hour from Weihai, and 40 minutes from the airport.

On campus we have invested in the resources you need to complete your degree, with a well-stocked library and modern classrooms and teaching spaces.

Who can apply?

We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. Our courses are taught in English and include modules designed to help improve your English language and study skills.

Students at the beach in Weihai