Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Japanese Studies/History

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Course summary

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This is a joint honours course, where you study Japanese Studies alongside History. Japan is a fascinating, complex and vibrant country with the third largest economy in the world. Think sushi, sumo, Sony, Shinto, Toyota, karaoke, kabuki, karate and manga. If you would like to explore Japanese society and language, this course is for you. Our course combines language modules with the study of specific aspects of society and culture, taught by specialists in the field. Our History degree makes the past come alive with high quality teaching by world class historians. Research-active tutors will enable you to critically appreciate the dynamics of change and stability, and apply your understanding to the histories of Britain, Europe and beyond. The historical setting of Oxford also provides a wealth of excellent resources and inspiration for academic study.

Course details

Modules

In the Japanese Studies element of the course, what you study includes: 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. 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. Year 4 will build on your fluency and range of expressions acquired while abroad. In the History element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 gives you a broad overview of the topics and issues from the 16th century to the present. Year 2 compulsory modules are complemented by optional modules covering a range of subjects including imperialism, crime and medicine. All Year 3 modules are double credit modules. Coursework takes many forms, from book reviews and web blogs to group projects and a dissertation.


How to apply

Application codes

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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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89%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14300 Year 1
International £14300 Year 1

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/History at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS