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BA Japanese Studies

Year of entry: 2018
UCAS Code:
Entry Requirements: ABB at A level (or equivelent)
Duration: 4 years (including a year in Japan)

Japanese Studies began at the University of Sheffield in 1963. Over the past half century, the Centre for Japanese Studies has developed into one of the world’s leading teaching and research centres for the subject. Through the expertise and experience of the Japanese Studies staff, we offer a wide range of modules in Japanese language and Japanese Studies. Members of staff contribute to both the language classes and studies modules, as well as pursuing their own research interests.

Through this intensive four-year degree, you are given the opportunity to reach an advanced level of Japanese language ability. Final year students regularly take, and achieve, the highest level (N1) of the Japanese Language Proficiency Test. Every year, at least two or three of our graduates pass a competitive application process to work as Coordinators for International Relations (CIR) on the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) in Japan.

Developing your individual interests
At most levels of your Japanese Studies degree, you will also have the opportunity to take modules which are of interest to you but which do not relate to Japan. These are known as ‘unrestricted’ modules, and are important in that they allow you to tailor your degree to include areas of study that you see as important but which are not ‘core’ to your studies.

Our BA Japanese Studies course scored 95% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey 2016

Matthew BiebaMatthew Bieda
BA Japanese Studies

“Sheffield has a great reputation as a Russell Group institution, but particularly with regards to East Asia, SEAS is a world-leading research centre and the language courses have been refined over several decades.”

Read more about Matthew’s experiences

 Japanese Studies degrees
Title UCAS code Duration
BA Japanese Studies T210 Four years
BA Management and Japanese Studies NT22 Four years
BA Japanese Studies with German T2R2 Four years
BA Japanese Studies with Russian T2R7 Four years
BA Japanese Studies with Spanish T2R4 Four years
BA Linguistics and Japanese Studies QT12 Four years
BA Japanese Studies and History TV21 Four years
BA Germanic Studies with Japanese R2T2 Four years
BA French with Japanese R1T2 Four years
BA Hispanic Studies with Japanese R4T2 Four years
BA Russian with Japanese R7T2 Four years

Courses for 2018 entry
We are currently conducting a review of our undergraduate teaching to ensure we provide the best possible experience and learning environment for our students. This is a normal process carried out every few years to enable the department to improve the content and structure of its teaching in the light of new staff expertise, new developments in our areas of study, and new developments in assessment and feedback. The new curriculum is not finalised yet, but is due to be introduced in academic year 2018-19. Module information will be updated on individual course pages as soon as possible.