Aberystwyth University Japanese

Aberystwyth University

Aberystwyth University Japanese

Aberystwyth University is proud to be home to a well-established community of students from Japan, achieving the highest standards of academic excellence across the wide variety of subjects offered by our institution. Our university is committed to the development of new partnerships with Institutions in Japan as well as to maintaining cllose relationships with a number of our current partners by engaging in the staff and student exchange programmes.

Aberystwyth University’s representatives visit Japan regularly to lecture at local education institutions and to work on the shared projects with our research partners. Due to the quality of teaching, the excellent student experience and the safety of Aberystwyth as a town, our university is recognized as a popular destination for independent students as well as for students participating in our exchange programmes. We look forward to each exhibition and visit to Japan – do not miss out on the opportunity to learn more about our excellent courses and superb teaching experience. Check our schedule now and meet our representatives in your country.

The University also offers excellent language support services. These are delivered by the International English Language Centre in the University. Wide range of foundational and support level programmes are available – from Pre sessional English to International Foundation courses.

Undergraduate Entry Requirements

At Aberystwyth University every application is considered on an individual basis and every aspect of the application is looked at to make an admissions decision. Entry requirements also differ depending on which of our programmes you want to study – each degree scheme will have specific requirements and it is important that you check carefully the particular requirments for the scheme or schemes that interest you.  For Undergraduate course information please visit the Undergraduate Degree Requirements page or contact the Undergraduate Office directly.

Postgraduate Entry Requirements

Taught Courses

Generally, the minimum entry requirement for most taught Masters courses is a lower second class honours degree (2.2). However, some departments may require upper second class honours degrees (2.1) (e.g. Department of International Politics) or relevant work experience.

Non-graduates with at least 2 years of relevant full-time work experience are welcome to apply for any Masters course. In this instance your application will be judged on an individual basis. They may not however apply for a place on a PGDE course or for a PhD programme.

he following table shows how Japanese qualifications compare with UK degrees.

UK 2ii Honours standard  UK 2i Honours standard UK Masters standard
Bachelor degree (Gakushi): Average 67% or at least C grades in 90% of the courses Bachelor degree (Gakushi): Average 75% or at least B grades in 90% of the courses Master’s degree (Shushi)

Research Courses

If you are applying for research programmes from Japan, you will be required to provide evidence that you have already carried out research, usually via the successful completion of a relevant masters’ degree.

Note: If you have any questions regarding postgraduate courses, please contact pg-overseas@aber.ac.uk.
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English Entry Requirements

All non-UK students from countries where English is not the first language are required to show evidence of sufficient knowledge of English – your level of proficiency in English must be proved before you begin your course.  If you have not achieved the required level prior to the receipt of the acceptance for admission, the formal offer will include a condition that you will need to attain essential knowledge before the start of your course.

You will be required to demonstrate English proficiency at the following levels:

  • IELTS – from 6.0 to 7.0

The above requirements are dependent on the department as well as the course of your choice. To get full details regarding English language requirements across all the courses, vitis the Postgraduate English Language Requirements website or open the Ungergraduate English Language Requirements table.

If you do not meet our requirements – do not worry! We offer excellent language support  – our International English Centre provides students with International Foundation Programme recognized by British Council. If you wish to learn more, please visit International English Centre website.


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