University of Leeds

University of Leeds

Japanese Studies

This programme provides students with in-depth knowledge of Japan's politics, economy, society and culture, together with the discipline-based, academic and transferable skills required to analyse and understand developments there. The resources and expertise of the School and other Japan- and Asia Pacific-related elements of the University make possible a wide range of options for study, research and linguistic development in relation to Japan and its interrelationships with the rest of the Asia Pacific region. As a result of the programme's flexibility, it can be adapted to meet a range of postgraduate students' needs and interests. It enables students to apply academic analysis to experience of Japan and/or to convert past training in another academic discipline for application to Japanese Studies, while providing the opportunity to develop or enhance relevant Japanese language skills.

Entry requirements

A minimum of a good quality undergraduate degree (equivalent to a 2.1 Honours degree at a UK university) in a relevant subject or other equivalent qualifications/work experience. For non-native English speakers, an overall IELTS score of at least 6.5 (with not less than 6.0 in all components) is required.

Course modules

Core modules: Japan: politics and international relations; principles and practice of research; dissertation; either Japanese economy (continuity and change), or Japanese business dynamics (an entrepreneurial approach); Japanese language skills.

Assessment methods

These include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time September 2016 - 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Leeds Leeds LS2 9JT Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
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