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Good Honours degree (normally at least a 2.1 or equivalent) in an appropriate subject.
All applicants must meet our general entry and language requirements.
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.
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The degree aims to offer students who already have experience of formal Japanese language learning at advanced level the facility to develop skills in using Japanese source materials and secondary literature for research purposes; and to provide an extensive understanding of scholarship in Japanese Culture written in English for students who have academic interests in disciplinarily-based topics in the field but limited or no knowledge of Japanese language, or students who have native or near-native Japanese and wish to focus on expanding their knowledge of non-Japanese scholarship in Japanese Culture and Japanese Studies.
The core courses and options are taught by seminar and tutorials. There is a compulsory Research Skills and Methods course which will equip students with the skills needed for their dissertation.
Students who follow the programme will:
Those with previous experience in Japanese language learning will have the opportunity to develop the necessary linguistic skills to conduct research in defined areas within Japanese Studies by retrieving, selecting, translating and assimilating information from Japanese sources.
Please see Scholarships and Student Funding Services for information about funding opportunities:
This article was published on Aug 21, 2013