Japanese specialists in the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Nissan Institute combine their resources to offer a programme of courses about modern Japan and the Japanese language that makes up either a one year MSc or a two year MPhil.
Options are available in the disciplines of Political Science, Economics, Literature, Sociology, Anthropology, Linguistics and History.
MSc in Modern Japanese Studies
Course Code | 003680
Native speakers of Japanese take three courses about Japan, the research methods course and write a 10,000 word dissertation. Non-native speakers take two courses about Japan, the language course, the research methods course and write a dissertation.
- Length of programme: Twelve months
MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies
Course Code | 003690
Students who continue into the second year for the MPhil programme either take two more courses, a further research methods course and write a 30,000 word dissertation or, continue with the language course, do one more course about Japan, a research methods course and the dissertation.
The aim of the two-year programme is to prepare students with area knowledge about Japan, an appreciation of research methods and the language skills that are needed to conduct doctoral level work.
- Length of programme: Twenty-four months
How to Apply
The deadline for the MSc and MPhil courses is 16 November 2012, 18
January 2013 and 8 March 2013. Studentship applications should be submitted by the January deadline.
The standard set of materials you should send
with any application to a taught course comprises:
In addition to the standard documents above,
applicants to the MSc or MPhil in Modern Japanese Studies courses should provide two (2) relevant academic essays or other
writing samples, written in English, from their most recent qualification of 2,000 words each,
or 2,000-word extracts of longer work.
Please follow the detailed
instructions in the Application
consult the Nissan Institute website
for any additional guidance.