Oxford Brookes University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Japanese Studies/International Relations

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Course summary

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This is a joint honours course, where you study Japanese Studies alongside International Relations. 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. International Relations studies world affairs and examines some of the critical issues of modern and contemporary times, such as the changing nature of international co-operation and conflict; the impact of globalisation on states and societies; and the persistence of world problems such as poverty, human rights and global environmental degradation. Our Centre for Global Politics, Economy, and Society has three research groups in Critical International Studies, European Politics and Society, and Social and Political Change. Teaching staff are active researchers with strong publication records.

Course details


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 International Relations element of the course, what you study includes: Year 1 introduces you to the discipline of International Relations and looks at contemporary issues in world politics. In Year 2 you will study key areas of the discipline, including research into politics and international relations, and the global political economy. In Year 3 you will be able to choose from a range of specialist honours modules.

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* Module
International £1787.5* Module

*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/International Relations at Oxford Brookes University - UCAS