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Japanese Studies Degrees in the UK

Study Japanese Degrees

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 the UK

The UK is a popular destination for international students who want to study abroad. With a wide range of universities offering a variety of courses, there are so many opportunities that students might not be able to find elsewhere. Each university will pride itself on offering high quality education from leading teaching professionals. A qualification gained in the UK will be well regarded across the globe, making an education in the UK a great investment in your future. As well as this, there are many highly ranked universities in the UK, around 17 of which are consistently appearing in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.

Japanese Studies degrees in the UK in 2024

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Japanese BA

SOAS University of London United Kingdom

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Japanese Studies and History BA

University of Sheffield United Kingdom

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Economics with Japanese L1T2 BSc

University of Birmingham United Kingdom

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Japanese BA

University of Oxford United Kingdom

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Economics and Japanese BA

University of Leeds United Kingdom

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