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BA Japanese Studies
An in-depth study of Japanese culture and language for a range of careers in business, industry and media.

BA Japanese Studies / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
BA (Hons)
Duration
4 Years
Typical A-level offer

Grades ABB plus GCSE min grade B in English Lang and Mathematics

Typical International Baccalaureate offer

34 points overall (core points accepted), to include 6,5,5 in higher level subjects. Plus GCSE or equivalent at grade B in English language and Mathematics

Full entry requirements

How to apply
Apply through UCAS
Apply through UCAS
UCAS course code
T200
UCAS institution code
M20

Course description

BA (Hons) Japanese Studies

Aims to provide students with a firm grounding in the Japanese language along with understandings of Japan in historical, cultural social and global contexts.

  • Students will be studying Japanese throughout the course. The core language teaching enables students to develop various linguistic skills: speaking and writing accurately; understanding and analysing audio, video and written materials; using different registers; speaking to a group with confidence; and translating with appropriate sensitivity.
  • Students follow a Japanese Studies curriculum through which they will learn about Japan-related topics in historical, linguistic, cultural, religious and other contexts, drawing on the wide range of research carried out by staff in Japanese Studies.
  • The course centres around a core framework in year 1 but some choice of modules from year 2 onwards will enable students to focus on particular areas of interest in the study of Japan and East Asia.

Applicants should be aware that learning Japanese is very intensive and that a great deal of time is required for this throughout the course (extending through the summer period between years one and two, particularly for beginners). The first few weeks may be particularly intensive for those who have not encountered Japanese script and we strongly advise all applicants to ensure that they have learned at least the hiragana script prior to Week One of teaching; guidance on materials to help with this can be obtained from language tutors.

Flexible Honours may allow you to study an additional arts, languages or cultures subject. Find out more here .

Open days

The University holds Open Days regularly (usually June, September and October) where you have the opportunity to tour the campus and find out more about the facilities and courses we offer.

On this day you will find out more about the School and its resources, and meet members of academic and admissions staff who will be able to answer any questions you have.

Fees

Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2016 will be £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £15,500 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate finance pages.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 3211
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 3031
Email
Website
http://www.alc.manchester.ac.uk
Academic department overview

See: About us

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