School of Oriental and African Studies

Japanese Studies and Intensive Language

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Study mode full-time

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2019/09/01

Duration: -

Intl fees: £19930

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This two-year full-time (ot four-year part-time) programme is designed to provide intensive language training at different proficiency levels - depending on entry level - within a Masters programme in Japanese Studies. It allows students:

  • to cultivate or further develop a basic expertise in particular aspects of Japanese Studies.
  • to choose modules that meet their own needs, with respect to their interest in Japan and future career plans.
  • to develop their abilities to synthesize information, to think critically, to manage a complex research project and to present their results in verbal and written form.
  • to achieve a high level of language proficiency.
  • to master transferable language and analytical skills in order to prepare for a variety of potential future professional or research careers.

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International Fees

Fees for international students: £19,930.
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Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (6.5 with 6.5 in W S and 6 in others)

Notice: This is the default IELTS grade for School of Oriental and African Studies.

About this university

International students

The university has the 9th highest percentage of international students of any university in the world, with 43% of students being from outside the UK. This means there is plenty of help and advice on hands for students travelling from outside the UK to study. The International Students House is the heart of activities outside the classroom, including club nights, lectures, fitness classes and sports. There is even a travelling club to see more of the UK and Europe and special holiday events. All international students receive free membership of the House and it also has 600 student accommodation spaces. The university’s Student Union is a focal point for extracurricular activities and operates around 160 different clubs and societies for students to become involved with. These range from sports, to cultural and political issues and even arts and dining societies. They also operate the Union bar, two common rooms and the Snack Bar at Russell Square. There are a wide range of sports clubs to get involved with ranging from traditional sports such as cricket, football and tennis to casual sports, swimming teams and even mixed lacrosse. There are also plenty of recreational activities to get involved with including cheerleading, cycling, dart and poker to skateboarding, survival groups and even a UN Society. Students can also opt to get involved with volunteering and charity work to offer something back to the community including No Borders and Save the Children.

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