Linguistics and Cultural Studies

Nagoya University

Master On Campus
24 months
4390 USD/year
Tuition fee
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What roles do language and culture play in achieving these goals? The Master in Linguistics and Cultural Studies at Nagoya University has been specifically designed to respond to such questions and meet such needs.


Japan is an ideal location from which to study and experience both the historical roots and the latest developments of international society. It is a nation with close historical ties to many countries throughout the world and is a leading contributor to all aspects of globalization. 

At the same time, there is widespread global interest in many aspects of Japanese culture:

  • Zen Buddhism
  • noh drama and the classical arts of ikebana and tea ceremony
  • manga
  • animation
  • architecture
  • fashion.

Focusing on these diverse interrelationships, this program provides students with a transhistorical and multidimensional understanding of Japanese and other cultures through comparative studies underpinned by a sound knowledge of cultural analysis methodologies and a thorough grounding in fundamental research skills.

Graduates from the Master in Linguistics and Cultural Studies at Nagoya University are expected to take their place on the global stage, acting as cultural communicators to promote international exchange and understanding in a variety of governmental, commercial and NPO contexts. Suitably qualified students wishing to pursue their studies further may proceed to one of the doctoral programmes offered by the Graduate School of Languages and Cultures.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analytical Methodologies
  • Language and Culture
  • Fundamental Research
  • Japanese  

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application Form
    • Bachelor's Degree Diploma
    • Academic Transcript
    • English Proficiency Test Scores
    • Certified Score Report of the GRE 
    • Research Proposal 
    • Two Letters of Reference 
    • Summary of Undergraduate Graduation Research 
    • Major Publications
    • Documents Showing Other Strengths 
    • Document Validating Your Nationality and Residence Status
    • Certificate of Enrollment

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4390 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4390 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • JPY 535,800 per year


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