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BALinguistics and Japanese Studies

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Overview

You spend your third year at one of our partner universities in Japan.

In Linguistics, compulsory modules provide you with the analytical tools and concepts that are essential for anyone studying human language. Optional modules give you the chance to specialise in areas of the subject that catch your imagination, including language acquisition, historical linguistics, or the study of language in its social and cultural contexts.

The Japanese side of the course combines intensive study of the Japanese language with modules on Japan and East Asia. Modules include contemporary society, minorities, politics, economics, gender, modern history, business management and international relations. There are also modules in modern literature and the pre-modern language.

SEAS teach Japanese intensively from scratch – speaking, listening, reading and writing. You learn phonetic scripts (kana) from the outset, and learn roughly 2,000 Sino-Japanese characters (kanji) needed over the four years of the course.

By the end of the first year you will have covered most of the core grammar of the language. From the second year you start to deal with real texts, including newspapers.

Programme structure

First year

Core modules:

Japanese language 1A
Japanese language 1B
Japanese language 2A
Japanese language 2B
The Sounds of English
The Structure of English
Arts and Humanities Faculty Challenge – ThinkCreate

Optional modules:

History of English
Introduction to Research Methods in Linguistics
Varieties of English

Second year

Core modules:

Japanese Language III
Japanese Language IV

Optional modules:

Contemporary Japanese Society
Corpus Linguistics
Evolution of the Japanese Language
First Language Acquisition
Introduction to Middle English
Introduction to Modern Irish
Introduction to Old English
Issues in Language Change
Japan in the World
Language Politics and Language Policy
Modern Japanese History
Phonetics
Phonology
Postwar Japanese Politics
Sociolinguistics
Syntax
The History of Persuasion
Work and Society in Japan
Writing the Real

Third year

Core modules:

Japan Year Abroad

Fourth year

Core modules:

Japanese Language V
Japanese Language VI

Optional modules:

Advanced Phonetics
Advanced Syntax
Approaches to Discourse
Cognitive Poetics
Conversation Analysis
Corpus Approaches to English Grammar
Dialect in Literature and Film
Dialectology past, present and future
Dissertation
East Asian Dissertation
History of Linguistics
Investigating Real Readers
Japan in the World
Japanese Popular Culture
Language and Gender
Narrative Style in the Contemporary Novel
Psychology of Language
Research Practice
Special Subject
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
The Contemporary Japanese Novel
Work and Society in Japan
World Englishes

Career opportunities

Teaching is a popular option for those who want to make direct use of their subject knowledge. Others apply the transferable skills they have acquired in many different sectors. Their job titles include Radio Presenter, Charity Administrator, Retail Management Trainee, Copywriter, Language Assistant, Marketing Officer, TV Researcher, Parliamentary Researcher, Press Assistant, Learning Disabilities Key Worker, Informatics Assistant, Recruitment Consultant, Assistant Brand Manager, Audit Associate, HR Assistant, Assistant Export Administrator, Public Relations Account Executive, and Pastoral Support Worker.

Some graduates stay on for postgraduate study. Approximately half of students taking a masters course choose to study aspects of English in greater depth. Other choices for further study include journalism, law conversion courses, human resources and other types of management.

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States