University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield

Contemporary Japan

You choose the modules according to your interests. We teach language modules at all levels: beginners, intermediate and upper- intermediate. Our graduates hold influential positions in business, government, the arts and academia. Some of them are journalists, television producers, interpreters and translators. Others are city brokers and analysts. They work for organisations such as the BBC World Service, BNP Paribas, British Council, British Museum, Deloitte, HarperCollins, Jaguar Land Rover, Lloyds Banking Group, Nintendo, Siemens, Sony, Toyota and the World Food Programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants need a good first degree in any subject. Native speakers of Japanese are welcome to apply but you won�t be able to take the optional language modules. English language requirements: overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading, 6.5 in Writing, 5.5 in Listening and 5.5 in Speaking, or equivalent.

Course modules

Core modules: media and public communication in japan; global governance and japan; work and organisation in East Asia; investing in East Asia; international business and east Asia; post-war Japanese politics; business and the economy of japan; Japanese language modules (of the appropriate level); project.

Assessment methods

Essays, exams, presentations and an extended project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 4,830 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MA Full-time £ 13,990 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site Sheffield S10 2TN Yorkshire and the Humber

Key information

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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