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Japanese Studies (Dual Degree Programme)

SOAS University of London

24 months
Duration
23400 GBP/year
11980 GBP/year
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About

The MA Japanese Studies (Dual Degree Programme) from SOAS University of London allows students to benefit from the combined resources of two of the world's leading institutions in Japanese Studies, located in two major global cities – Tokyo and London. 

Overview

Overview

  • The MA Japanese Studies (Dual Degree Programme) from SOAS University of London is a DDP (Dual Degree Program) launched by Sophia University's Graduate Programme in Global Studies (GPGS) and the Department of Japan and Korea at SOAS University of London. Students making use of this possibility widen their intellectual horizons by taking classes at two of the world’s leading institutions in Japanese Studies. Supervision of student theses or graduation projects by prominent scholars at both institutions encourages multiple perspectives on Japanese Studies.

Education

  • The Dual MA is based at Sophia University, as Japanese Master’s programmes are typically two years long, and SOAS contributes to it by offering its MA in Japanese Studies as an option for students originally enrolled at Sophia University. For SOAS students there is the opportunity to continue studying in Japan for a further year after first completing the MA in Japanese Studies at SOAS. Students proceeding to Sophia University can add any one degree within the GPGS at Sophia University, while students coming from Sophia must choose the MA Japanese Studies from SOAS.
  • Students will study one year at GPGS and one year at SOAS.Only upon successful completion of both the MA Japanese Studies at SOAS and the corresponding one-year element at Sophia will students receive two MA degrees, one from each institution.

For students considering enrolment through SOAS

Applications are made to the one-year MA Japanese Studies programme at SOAS. The continuation at Sophia is an optional add-on that has no impact on how the MA Japanese Studies is taught at SOAS and its normal rules and regulations apply. For students considering enrolment through SOAS, this is an opportunity to add one year of study at Sophia University, after they have completed the taught elements of their MA in Japanese Studies with SOAS. However, students should indicate interest in the possibility to continue to Sophia University upon the point of application. Only upon being accepted by Sophia University in a separate application procedure (please see below), can the students proceed to Japan. The fees for the MAs are to be paid separately to each institution.

Application procedure

  • Prospective students should apply in the first instance for the MA programme at the institution where they intend to commence their studies. Applicants for the MA must fulfil the criteria for acceptance adopted by both institutions:
  • After having been accepted by one of the two institutions, applicants must make a formal application to the partner institution, indicating that they wish to be considered for the Dual Degree Programme. Please note that different deadlines apply for both institutions.
  • For SOAS students applying for entrance into Sophia, the deadline will be in April (the application period is normally from 1-27 April). Students are permitted to apply during the spring break and before having completed the dissertation, but in order to qualify for the degree, the requirements for the completion of the MA Japanese Studies still need to be fulfilled by the appropriate SOAS deadlines
  • The deadline for Sophia students applying to SOAS is 30 June, though the earlier the application is made, the easier it will be to facilitate acceptance and arranging a visa, accommodation etc.
  • Once students have met the requirements and been accepted onto the second half of the programme, the receiving institution will liaise with the student concerning visa issues, accommodation etc.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Connections and Intersections: Core Aspects of East Asian Studies
  • Culture and Society of Japan
  • Shogunal Iconography in the Edo Period
  • Popular Practice in the Edo Period Arts
  • Economic Development of Japan
  • Modern and Contemporary Japan

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

180 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • We will consider all applications with 2:ii (or international equivalent) or higher. In addition to degree classification we take into account other elements of the application including supporting statement and references.
  • If an applicant does not have a bachelors degree in an appropriate field s/he may be required to complete a qualifying year or a one year diploma before entering the masters programme. 
  • Relevant work experience may also be taken into consideration. Individual courses may have specific entry requirements, so you are advised to consult the postgraduate prospectus for further information.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23400 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    11980 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11980 GBP per year during 24 months.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

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

Funding

Scholarships:

International Postgraduate Scholarship – The Americas 2020-21

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Pakistan

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Middle East and North Africa

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Japan and South Korea

International Postgraduate Scholarship – India

International Postgraduate Scholarship – Europe

International Postgraduate Scholarship – East Asia

International Postgraduate Scholarship - Sub-Saharan Africa

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