Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Japanese Studies

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Course summary

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Are you passionate about Japan Studies and looking for a way to transform your knowledge of its culture and language? Embarking on a Japanese Studies degree course at Oxford Brookes means you’ll be:

  • Learning all about Japanese history and culture
  • Dissecting the intricacies of interesting topics such as Japanese manga and anime
  • Sharpening your Japanese oral and written skills
  • Spending a year studying or working in Japan.
Through our Japanese Studies course, your Japanese speaking abilities will be enhanced. This is true whether you’re a complete beginner or already have existing language abilities. The skills you develop will be of high value in multiple career paths such as:
  • education
  • translation
  • international commerce
  • the Diplomatic Service.
You can opt to spend your third year in Japan. In doing so, you’ll return with a more superior command of the language and a deeper understanding of the culture, country and people.

Course details


Year 1 covers the Japanese language from beginners’, GCSE or post-GCSE level as well as the compulsory module Introduction to Japanese Society and Culture. Optional introductory modules in arts, business, computing or social anthropology act as preparation for advanced work. Year 2 provides further language practice combined with modules that allow more detailed study of the arts, culture and society of Japan. Year 3 is spent studying at a Japanese university as an exchange student. We currently have ten link universities based in Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka, Shikoku and Kitakyushu. The intensive language courses and lectures you receive will complement your studies at Oxford Brookes. Year 4 will build on your fluency and range of expressions acquired while abroad. Modules focus on specific aspects of Japanese life, institutions and culture and an active Japan interest group organises regular talks, films and cultural activities.

How to apply

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

English language requirements

IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1155 Module
Northern Ireland £1155 Module
Scotland £1155 Module
Wales £1155 Module
Channel Islands £1155 Module
EU £1787.5* Year 1
International £1787.5* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note tuition fees may increase in subsequent years for both new and continuing students in line with an inflationary amount determined by government. Oxford Brookes University intends to continue to set fees at the maximum level permitted for both new and returning Home students.
Japanese Studies at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS