Postgraduate Degrees in Japanese Studies
I have gained a great deal from this course and would recommend it to anyone keen to take their Japanese to a higher level. The strong emphasis on practical speaking, writing and translation skills means that I am now much more confident about using Japanese in the future. It has been an extremely varied course, as challenging as it has been rewarding. Mark Boyle, Advanced Japanese Studies
A career that involves traveling and marketing in East Asia is where I hoped I would end up. I make a lot of use of the knowledge of the region I acquired whilst learning about Japan. Adrian Thomas, Advanced Japanese Studies
The School of East Asian Studies (SEAS) offers a stimulating environment for postgraduate study on Japan. In 2007, SEAS joined with the University of Leeds to establish the White Rose East Asia Centre (WREAC)—a £4 million project funded by the UK government which is now home to the National Institute of Japanese Studies.
SEAS provides research-led teaching in the social sciences and humanities: recent staff publications on Japan include studies of Japan´s engagement with the United Nations and the G8, the political economy of reproduction, shifting work and employment practices, ethnicity, gender and nation. We also offer a flexible, innovative and highly-rated language programme that provides options for non-native speakers of Japanese to study the language at beginners´ level, intermediate level or above. Native speakers of Japanese, or applicants who wish to study the language less intensively, may wish to consider our East Asia programme.
Our Japan programmes include
- the MA Japanese Studies, combining intensive language study for non-native speakers with options on Japanese society, business and international relations;
- the MA Advanced Japanese Studies (Research Methods), offering advanced, applied language study with training in research methods - Not currently offered
Graduates of the Japan programmes have gone on to work in a wide variety of occupations: SEAS graduates are working in Europe and Japan in publishing, financial services and translation, most recently in the European localization of the Kawashima Brain Training games for Nintendo; others have gone on to postgraduate research in Japanese literature and culture.
Please follow the links below to find detailed information on our Japanese studies degrees.