MSc in Japanese Studies

The MSc in Japanese Studies is a twelve month masters programme that provides students with a combination of courses about Japan, mainly the social sciences, an intensive language programme and a research methods course. It culminates with a 12,000 word dissertation submitted by 1st September.

Native speakers of Japanese or those with native speaker competence are also encouraged to apply for a place on the programme.

It is taught by full time members of the Nissan and Oriental Institutes and all the courses are designed for masters level students.

The components of the course are:

The optional courses are:

Transferring from the MSc to the MPhil Programme or from the MPhil to the MSc Programme

First-year MPhil students and first-year MSc students considering changing their programme of study to the MSc or MPhil respectively must submit the “Application for Change of Programme of Study” by the end the week 9 of Hilary Term.  Students should make their decision to switch programmes in consultation with their supervisor.

The application deadlines for 2019/20 entry are 18 November 2018, 12 noon UK time and 25 January 2019, 12 noon UK time.

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