Prospective Students

Changes from 2017

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies are pleased to announce their partnership in providing a new programme of Masters courses in the areas of China, Japan and South Asia.

This partnership will provide students with an enhanced learning environment through contact with a wide range of academic experts across both departments and divisions who are committed to the study of these regions.

All three areas will offer a 12 month MSc and a 21 month MPhil option for entry from 2017.

MSc in Japanese Studies

The School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies and the Faculty of Oriental Studies are pleased to announce their partnership in providing a new programme in Modern 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.

MPhil in Japanese Studies

Students who successfully complete the MSc year, may progress to the second, MPhil year, during which they will do an advanced research methods course, a further language course, one more course about Japan (two in the case of those who do not take the language course), and a 30,000 word thesis to be handed in by 12 noon on Friday of the third week of Trinity Term.

The primary aim of the MPhil programme is to prepare students for subsequent doctoral work but it is also appropriate preparation for a wide range of careers.