Asian Studies

Undergraduate study

Choose from MA programmes in Chinese and Japanese, either as single honours degrees, or as part of a joint degree.

What can I study?

Chinese

Specialising in teaching students with little or no prior knowledge of the language, Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer both single and joint honours undergraduate honours programmes in Chinese. You will learn to read, write and speak modern standard Chinese while exploring Chinese and East Asian history, literature and culture, past and present.

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Japanese

Edinburgh is the only university in Scotland to offer undergraduate honours degrees in Japanese, enabling you to learn the language in the context of Japan’s history, politics, international relations, literature, theatre, cinema, and religion, past and present. Offering a single honours programme, and a joint honours degree with Linguistics, we are also one of the few programmes in the UK to offer a degree in Japanese Studies with integrated course offerings on China and Korea.

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