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Japanese Studies degrees in Australia

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Japanese BA

Murdoch University Australia

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Study a Japanese Studies degree in Australia in 2024

Japanese as a degree focuses on the comprehensive study of the Japanese language, culture, history, literature, and society. It enables students to become proficient in the Japanese language and gain a deep understanding of Japan's rich cultural heritage and contemporary issues.Studying Japanese opens up exciting opportunities for engagement with Japan and its global influence. Whether pursuing a career in academia, business, or the cultural sector, graduates with a degree in Japanese can contribute to enhancing cross-cultural understanding and facilitating international cooperation between Japan and the rest of the world. The knowledge and skills gained from this degree can lead to a fulfilling career path and personal growth through the exploration of a rich and diverse culture.

Graduates of a degree in Japanese will have diverse career options available to them, especially in fields related to international relations, translation, interpretation, language teaching, tourism, and cross-cultural communication. Depending on their interests and specialisation, they may pursue careers as language instructors, cultural exchange coordinators, international business consultants, or even work in diplomatic services.

Your degree program will provide a well-rounded education, blending language proficiency with cultural understanding. Modules you study could include:

  • Japanese Language (beginner to advanced levels)
  • Japanese Culture and Traditions
  • Modern Japanese Literature
  • Japanese History and Society
  • Japanese Media and Popular Culture

Study in Australia

Famous for surfing, sunshine and beaches, Australia has so much to offer to international students. The country's rich culture and history makes it a incredibly diverse country, and one that is welcoming and warm towards the international community. Australia has long been seen as a global leader in higher education, and places emphasis on delivering world-class education to both domestic and international students. The Group of Eight Universities is a prestigious group of universities that focus on providing internationally renowned faculty and research facilities across Australian higher education.

See our detailed guide to studying in Australia for international students.

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