University of Edinburgh

University of Edinburgh

Japanese Society and Culture

This programme helps students acquire the in-depth knowledge of Japanese history, culture and society required to understand the challenges Japan faces today, while also placing Japan within the international context as a leading nation in East Asian regional and global developments.

Entry requirements

Good Honours degree (normally at least a 2.1 or equivalent) in an appropriate subject; applicants whose 1st language is not English require: IELTS 7.0 (with at least 6.0 in each module); TOEFL internet-based test 100 (with at least 20 in each module); PTE(A) 67 (with at least 56 in each of the communicative skills sections); or CPE grade B or CAE grade A.

Course modules

Compulsory courses: key topics in Japanese society and culture ; Japanese language for academic purposes. Option courses include: the Buddhist brush: discursive and graphic expressions of Japanese Buddhism; contemporary Japanese cinema; Japanese performing arts in global context; Japanese religions in the modern era; social and political thought in modern Japan; state, society and national identity in japan after 1989; traditional Japanese theatre and its contemporary performance; written translation exercises.

Assessment methods

Dissertation.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 8,100 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 16,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 8,250 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,050 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Edinburgh Edinburgh EH8 9JU Scotland

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Key information

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Postgraduate Advisor
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0131 650 4114