University of Manchester
The course focuses primarily on contemporary Japan, and offers postgraduate supervision in such areas as Japanese religion, society, popular culture and history, through a variety of methodologies, such as anthropological, sociological, textual and cultural studies approaches; research specialisms include: Contemporary religious dynamics in Japan; new religious movements; pilgrimage; religion and violence; religion and the media; religion, law and politics; religion, commercialisation and commodification; sociology of religion; Japanese popular culture and society.
A Master's course, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training; a research proposal must be included with the formal application materials; for students whose 1st language is not English: IELTS score of 7.0 with 7.0 in the writing element of the test or a TOEFL score of 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based) or 100 (internet based-test).
British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC); AHRC grants are competetive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students; the School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Fellowships (GTFs) for PhD students, together with a number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis; details of available funding in a given year are posted on the web in February/March.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees)||12 months|
|MPhil||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||12 months|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 3,828 per Academic year (home fees)||36 months|
|PhD||Full-time||£ 12,300 per Academic year (overseas fees)||36 months|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|University of Manchester||Manchester||M13 9PL||North West|
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