University Of Edinburgh Japanese
You will study Japanese Language 1, an introduction to Japanese language, and Modern East Asian History.
You will continue your Japanese language study in Japanese Language 2, and deepen your understanding of Japanese society and culture through Researching Japan: Skills, Methods and Critiques. We also offer the following option courses for first- and second-year students: Politics and Economy of Japan, Pre-Modern East Asia, and Thinking Through Japan.
You will spend your third year in Japan, where you will develop your language skills and start work on your dissertation.
You will continue to study Japanese language and choose from a range of option courses in Japanese history, politics, religion, culture, film and literature. You will also complete your dissertation.
Find out more about the compulsory and optional courses in this degree programme.
We publish the latest available information for this programme. Please note that this may be for a previous academic year.
The typical offer is likely to be:
- SQA Highers: AABB.
- A Levels: AAB.
- IB: 36 points (grades 665 at HL).
Minimum entry requirements
- SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6, with a minimum of BBB achieved in one year of S4-S6. National 5: A language other than English at Grade A, English at Grade C and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C.
- A Levels: ABB. GCSEs: A language other than English at Grade A or 7, English at Grade C or 4 and Mathematics or an approved science at Grade C or 4.
- IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects. SL: A language other than English at 6, English at 5, and Mathematics or an approved science at 4.
Please note that the Japanese programmes involve beginners language study and are not suitable for native or near-native speakers.
Please note that for degrees that have a subject requirement of a language other than English, students may not use their own native language to meet this requirement. In these instances, English or an alternative language other than native will be acceptable.
We welcome applications from students studying a wide range of international qualifications.
International Foundation Programme
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.