Oxford Brookes University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
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.
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
English language requirements
IELTS 6.0 overall. Reading 6.0. Writing 6.0. Listening 5.5. Speaking 5.5.
There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.
Fees and funding
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.