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Japanese Studies

University of Oxford

21 months
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25430 GBP/year
11770 GBP/year
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About

The Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford is a two-year programme offered jointly by the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) and the Faculty of Oriental Studies that combines intensive language courses, three courses about Japan, research methods courses and a dissertation. Native speakers of Japanese take two additional courses about Japan.

Overview

The Japanese Studies from the University of Oxford is designed as a two-year, six-term taught programme that comprises advanced research training focusing on developing language skills and on deepening your understanding of contemporary Japan.

It acts either as a foundation for those intending to seek employment working in Japan or with Japan, or as a preparation for further research on Japan on a doctoral programme at Oxford or elsewhere. It is taught by full-time members of the Nissan and Oriental Institutes and all the courses are designed for master's-level students.

Graduate destinations

There are three typical career courses that the department’s graduates pursue. The first is further study on discipline-based graduate programmes either in Oxford, elsewhere in the UK or overseas, including the US and Japan.

The second career pattern of the department’s graduates is to work in Japan or with Japanese employers. Recent examples include Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsubishi Fuso (Daimler Trucks) and Mitsui-Sumitomo Bank. Not only Japanese native speakers but also non-native-speaker graduates obtain employment in Japan or with Japanese companies outside Japan, making full use of their enhanced Japanese language skills and social science knowledge of Japan.

The third route is to professional careers with such companies as Accenture, KPMG, and Ernst & Young, in which the department’s alumni can utilise their presentation skills both in English and Japanese, and their critical thinking skills.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Modern Transnational History of Japan
  • Japanese Linguistics (The History and Structure of Japanese)
  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Japanese Politics
  • Economy and Business of Japan
  • Japanese Social Anthropology

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 21 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
    • CV/résumé
    • Statement of purpose/personal statement: A maximum of 700 words
    • Written work: Two essays of a maximum of 2,000 words each
    • References/letters of recommendation: Three overall, all of which must be academic

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25430 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 25430 GBP per year during 21 months.
  • National

    11770 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11770 GBP per year during 21 months.

Living costs for Oxford

939 - 1530 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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