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BAJapanese Studies

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Overview

Complex, unique, endlessly fascinating, Japan embraces modernity and technology while maintaining its rich traditional culture. To truly understand Japan, you have to experience it. You have to immerse yourself in it.

We teach Japanese intensively, from scratch. You will study the phonetic scripts (kana) from the outset, picking up the 2000 Sino-Japanese characters (kanji) over the course of your degree. Other modules cover contemporary society, literature, politics, economics, gender, modern history, business management and international relations.

Most importantly, you will spend your third year studying at one of our partner universities in Japan. More than just a chance to put what you’ve learned into practice, this year is an experience you won’t forget.

Energised and inspired, you’ll return to Sheffield for your final year. The language training continues, now at a more advanced level. Supervised by an academic, you’ll research and write a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Japanese language 1A
Japanese language 1B
Japanese language 2A
Japanese language 2B
State of Sheffield – Global perspectives on local issues

Optional modules:

Japan’s Economy and Management
Japanese History
Japanese Literature
Japanese Politics

Second year

Core modules:

Japanese Language III
Japanese Language IV

Optional modules:

Business and Management in Contemporary Korea
China, 1914-78: Modernity and Revolution
Chinese Business and Management
Contemporary Chinese Society
Contemporary Japanese Society
Contemporary Korean Society
East Asian Popular Culture
Evolution of the Japanese Language
International Relations in East Asia (Late 19thC to Late 20thC)
Law and Business in China
Memory and History in East Asia
Modern Japanese History
Population and Environment in China
Postwar Japanese Politics
The Two Koreas and their Neighbours
Urbanisation in China
War and Peace in East Asia

Third year

Core modules:

Japan Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

East Asian Dissertation
Japanese Language V
Japanese Language VI

Optional modules:

Contemporary Issues in East Asia
Japan in the World
Japanese Popular Culture
The Contemporary Japanese Novel
Work and Society in Japan

Career opportunities

Many of our graduates work in the media, the arts, NGOs and international business. Others are consultants, researchers, language tutors, translators and interpreters.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States