24 months
18500 GBP/year
8900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Whether you have already studied, or lived in, Japan and wish to broaden your knowledge, or whether you plan to focus your studies on the region for the first time, an MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies (Part Time) from the University of East Anglia offers the perspective of a different culture and academic tradition.

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The MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies (Part Time) from the University of East Anglia  responds to our contemporary moment in which globalisation and future-oriented concerns put Japan and its cultures at the centre of debates on urgent issues such as technology and digital innovation, population change, media representation, and health and ageing. The course draws on UEA’s specialist research and teaching to position Japanese Studies in relation to the major humanities disciplines including literature, history, politics, and art. Through our unique interdisciplinary approach, we celebrate UEA’s distinctive approach to engaging with Japan.

On this course you will explore Japanese arts and culture, society and history through a diverse range of disciplinary approaches and methods. You’ll learn about the history of ideas and engage with key writings about Japan, and think critically about the direction of contemporary Japanese studies. You’ll be taught by experts from across the many disciplines that fall under Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies – including art history, film and media studies, history, politics, and international relations. And you’ll gain a valuable perspective on the subject through input from experts in Japanese arts, cultures and heritage researching at the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures.


  • Academic research (PhD)
  • Research roles
  • Public sector roles
  • Culture industries, including museum sector
  • Charity sector roles

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Japanese Cinema and Media: Products, People, Platforms 
  • Japanese Modernity: a History of Ideas 
  • Japanese Art History and Cultural Heritage: Interdisciplinary Approaches 
  • The Foreign Relations of China and Japan in the Modern World 
  • Dissertation

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Degree Subject Arts and Humanities
  • Degree Classification Bachelors (Hons) degree - 2.1 or equivalent

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18500 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    8900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8900 GBP per year during 24 months.

If you choose to study part-time, the fee per annum will be half the annual fee for that year.

Living costs for Norwich

609 - 1044 GBP /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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