Asian Studies

Japanese Studies

Japanese was first taught at The University of Edinburgh in 1976 and the Honours programme commenced in 1990.

Undergraduate study

The study of Japan and its language is a great and rewarding challenge.J

Postgraduate study

We offer both taught and research degrees. These can be undertaken on a full or part-time study basis.

Japanese-Language Proficiency Test

The JLPT is an internationally recognised qualification for non-native speakers of Japanese, sponsored by:


A variety of resources in Japanese studies are available to you.