BA Japanese and ...

SOAS University of London

Program Description

BA Japanese and ...

SOAS University of London

BA Japanese and ...

Duration: 4 years

Entry Requirements

  • BTEC: DDM
  • Access to HE: Minimum of 30 Level 3 Credits at Distinction
  • Scottish Highers: AAABB
  • Scottish Advanced Highers: AAB
  • Irish LC: 340 points from 5 Higher level subjects at grade C1 or above
  • Advanced Placement: 4 4 5 (Two semesters - UCAS Group A) plus US HSGD with GPA 3.0
  • Euro Bacc: 80%
  • French Bacc: 14/20
  • German Abitur: 2.0
  • Italy DES: 80/100
  • Austria Mat: 2.0
  • Polish Mat: Overall 75% including 3 extended level subjects

Minimum Entry Requirements: No preliminary knowledge of the language is required but a foreign language at A-level or equivalent is preferred.

Subjects Preferred: A foreign language at A level, or equivalent, is preferred

Interview Policy: Mature students, candidates with non-standard qualifications, Japanese nationals, and heritage speakers (i.e., Japanese raised abroad) who meet the academic requirements may be invited for the interview.

From the study of pre-modern Japanese literature and history to contemporary cinema and TV, we are the home to the largest concentration of Japanese specialists in Europe. The BA Japanese Combined Honours Degree provides students with the highest level of competence in all aspects of the written and spoken language, as well as an introduction to both classical and modern Japanese culture, and is suitable for both absolute beginners as well as those with some knowledge of the Japanese language. Students will spend the third year of study in Japan furthering language proficiency and understanding of the local business practices and culture. Additionally, the nature of the Combined Honours Degree will allow you to create a specialist niche for yourself by studying another subject.

Combinations

May be combined with

  • Chinese Studies, (Jap/Chi) TT21
  • Development Studies
  • Economics, LT12 BA/JEC
  • English, QT32
  • Geography **, LT72 BA/JGE
  • History, TV21
  • History of Art/Archaeology, VT32 BA/HAAJ
  • International Relations, (LTF2 BA/IRJ)
  • Korean Studies, TT24
  • Linguistics, QT12 BA/JKG
  • Music, TW23 BA/MSJ
  • Politics, LT22 BA/POLJ
  • Social Anthropology, LT62 BA/SAJ
  • Study of Religions, TV26 BA/SRJ
  • World Philosophies, T202

** Taught at King’s College London

Structure

Students take 120 credits per year composed of the core and optional modules, which allows for students to design their own intellectual journey while maintaining a strong grasp of the fundamentals. Students take 60 credits of Japanese language, and the remaining 60 credits from their other subject in each year apart from Year 3.

You will study the Japanese language intensely for the first two years, half the programme load. The other half is focused on Japanese culture/society modules, including both contemporary and traditional Japan.

The third year is spent at one of the twenty-plus Japanese universities that we have exchange programmes with. During the year in Japan, you will study the Japanese language as well as modules of your choice on Japan, and be able to have an important adventure in your life.

The final year you will explore a topic of your choice in an Independent Study Project (final-year thesis).

1st-year Elementary Japanese

Core Module

Core modules must be passed in order to progress to the following year of study.

  • J1: Elementary Japanese 155901195 (60credits) Full Year

Other Modules

Two subject degree students choose 60 credits from their other subject.

1st year Accelerated Japanese

Core Module

Core modules must be passed in order to progress to the following year of study.

  • J1: Accelerated Elementary Japanese 155901196 (45 credits) Full Year

Choose one of the following

  • Aspects of Japanese Culture 1 155901199 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Aspects of Japanese Culture 2 155901200 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 1 155901329 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 2 155901330 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Issues in the Study of Language Learning 1 155901197 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Issues in the Study of Language Learning 2 155901198 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018

Other Modules

Two subject degree students choose 60 credits from their other subject.

2nd Year

Core Module

Core modules must be passed in order to progress to the following year of study.

  • J2: Japanese 155901215 (60credits) Full Year

Other Modules

Two subject degree students choose 60 credits from their other subject.

3rd Year: Year Abroad

Please see more information on the year abroad in Japan under the Teaching & Learning tab.

4th Year

Compulsory Japanese language use module

The student must take 30 credits from the list of Japanese language use modules below. Students may take 60 credits from the Japanese modules if the syllabus of their other subject allows.

  • Independent Study Project in Japanese Language and Culture 155900883 (30credits) Full Year
  • Higher Advanced Japanese 155901285 (30credits) Full Year
  • Memory and Militarism on Japanese TV 155901378 (30credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Readings in Japanese History 155900881 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Readings in Japanese Intellectual History 155900882 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Readings in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature 155901284 (30credits) Full Year
  • Readings in Modern Japanese Literature 155901273 (30credits) Full Year

Other Units

Students take the remaining credits in the other subject or as Open Options, depending on the requirements of the other subject.

Optional modules from the Japanese section

Entry to optional modules is subject to language level.

  • Extended Essay (Japanese Language and Culture) 1 155900853 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Extended Essay (Japanese Language and Culture) 2 155900854 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Introduction to Pre-Modern Japanese language 155901294 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Readings in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature 155901284 (30credits) Full Year
  • Readings in Modern Japanese Literature 155901273 (30credits) Full Year
  • Readings in Japanese History 155900881 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Readings in Japanese Intellectual History 155900882 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Higher Advanced Japanese 155901285 (30credits) Full Year
  • Aspects of Japanese Culture 1 155901199 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Aspects of Japanese Culture 2 155901200 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Cinema: A Critical Survey 155901181 (30credits) Full Year
  • Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 1 155901329 (15 credits) Term 1
  • Issues in Post-war Japanese Society 2 155901330 (15 credits) Term 2
  • Issues in the Study of Language Learning 1 155901197 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Issues in the Study of Language Learning 2 155901198 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Structure of Japanese 1 155900747 (15 credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • The Structure of Japanese 2 155900748 (15 credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
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Last updated July 18, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
9,250 GBP
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,250; Full-time Overseas Fees: £16,907 per academic year
Information
Deadline
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date : Sept. 2018
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2022
Dates
Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Sept. 1, 2022