English Language and Japanese (4 Years) [BA]
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- UCAS course code
- UCAS institution code
- Degree awarded
- BA (Hons)
- 4 Years
- Typical A-level offer
AAB-ABB incl. a modern foreign language
- Typical International Baccalaureate offer
33-36 points overall
Higher Level Requirements - 6,6,5 - 6,5,5 including a modern foreign language
- How to apply
- Apply through UCAS.
BA (Hons) English Language and Japanese
- Offers students access to the full range of English language studies (theoretical, descriptive, and applied) and the opportunity for a broad-based study of English linguistics.
- The course gives students the skills required for analytical language study alongside the means to apply those skills particularly to historical and present-day English .
- Non-native speakers of English Language can combine the academic study of English Language with advanced training in English proficiency in our new international pathway through the BA (Hons) English Language degree programme. This programme combines all the major elements of our English Language programme with additional course units giving advanced tuition in English Language, together with courses on topics such as translation and TEFL.
- 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 the language tutors.
Tuition fees for home/EU students commencing their studies in September 2013 will be approximately £9,000 per annum. Tuition fees for international students will be £13,000 per annum. For general information please see the undergraduate fees pages.
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
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Contact name: School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Telephone: +44 (0)161 275 3211
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