BA Japanese

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.609 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years

The single subject degree in Japanese aims to provide students with the highest level of competence in all aspects of the written and spoken language, and with an introduction to Japanese culture, both classical and modern.

Modules in pre modern and modern literature, history, linguistics, TV and film studies are taught within the Japanese Section, while other Japan related modules may be taken as open options in various departments of the School.

All students spend Year Three in Japan at one of the following universities: Hokkaido University of Education (Hokkaido), Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Keio University, Waseda University, Sophia University, Ochanomizu University, Hitotsubashi University, International Christian University (all Tokyo), Nagoya University, Nanzan University (both Nagoya), Osaka University of Foreign Studies, Osaka University (both Osaka), Doshisha University (Kyoto), Kansai University, Kwansei Gakuin University, Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyushu University, Kobe University, and Ritsumeikan University. Please bear in mind that the Year Abroad is compulsory, and that no teaching is available at SOAS for 3rd year students.

In year 3 of the degree students pay the reduced fee for "BA/BSc Language Year Abroad" as detailed here, and do not pay tuition fees to the host institution in Japan. The Japanese government, however, requires all international students to show proof of sufficient funds to support themselves financially throughout their entire study period. The amount required varies by university, and currently ranges between 800,000 and 1,800,000 yen. Applicants who cannot show proof of sufficient funds for living expenses for their period of study will not obtain a student visa. Applicants can contact the department for further information.

In the final year, single–subject students write an Independent Study Project based on in depth study in one of many possible fields using Japanese language sources.

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¿Qué objetivos tiene esta formación?

Students who specialise in Japan and the Japanese language at SOAS will gain competency in language skills and intercultural awareness and understanding. You will have developed a familiarity
with the region through a combination of the study of language, literature, history, cinema, politics, economics or law. Graduates leave SOAS not only with linguistic and cultural expertise, but also with a portfolio of widely transferable skills which employers seek in many professional and management careers, both in business and in the public sector. These include written and oral communication skills, attention to detail, analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to research, amass and order information from a variety of sources.

Requisitos: No preliminary knowledge of the language is required but a foreign language at A level or equivalent is preferred.

Instalaciones y fechas

Dónde se imparte y en qué fechas

Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

Japanese Language
Japanese Culture
Study of Language Learning
post war Japanese society
Japanese language


Students must take a total of four units each year Year 1: The programme accommodates absolute beginners as well as those with some knowledge of Japanese. Absolute beginners are placed in J1 Elementary Japanese (2 units), and students who know some Japanese may be allocated, after a placement test, to J1 Accelerated Elementary Japanese Language (1.5 units). Elementary Japanese students will additionally take Aspects of Japanese Culture I and II (total 1 unit) and one open option (i.e. a module in a subject other than those named in the student’s chosen degree title). Accelerated Elementary Japanese students will also take Aspects of Japanese Culture 1 and 2, and an additional half unit to be chosen between Introduction to the Study of Language Learning I or II, Issues in Post War Japanese Society I, Survey of Modern Japanese Literature (in translation). The last unit may be an open option. There also exists the possibility, again after a placement test, for entry directly into Year 2. (A grade in Japanese A level is the benchmark for entry to Year 2.) Year 2: Students take two units of Japanese language, a half unit of Survey of Pre modern Japanese Literature (in translation), and a half unit of Introduction to Pre modern Japanese Language. The remaining unit(s) are made up from other modules within the Japanese section or alternatively from modules of another department. Year 3: This is a compulsory year spent in Japan for both single and two subject degree students, and there is no tuition offered by the department. Students are expected to take the equivalent of 4 units in this year at a Japanese university. A three year BA Japanese Studies which does not include a period of study in Japan will be on offer from 2009/10. Please check the website for updates. Year 4: The Independent Study Project (ISP: 10,000 word essay on an approved topic) is compulsory. This is combined with at least 2 other units available in the Japanese section; the fourth unit may be an open option.

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