Minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent).
Months of entry
SOAS offers the most comprehensive MA in Japanese Studies available anywhere in Europe.
Students are able to choose courses that cover all of Japan’s historical periods, from the earliest to the present and ranging over the social and political sciences as well as humanities.
The students who take this degree come from many countries and have a wide variety of academic backgrounds. Some have already studied, or lived in, Japan and wish to broaden their knowledge or understanding. Others wish to focus their previous training on the region, while still others will come from Japan or other East Asian countries wishing to study Japan from the perspective of a different culture and academic tradition.
Knowledge of the Japanese language is not a requirement of the course. Language courses, however, are popular options.
SOAS has its own Japan Research Centre and shares the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures with the University of East Anglia. Both can be of great benefit to students.
Also see the Dual Degree Programme in Global Studies between SOAS and Sophia University (Tokyo).
Information for international students
Information, including English language requirements, can be found here: https://www.soas.ac.uk/admissions/international/
Fees and funding
Please check https://www.soas.ac.uk/registry/funding/ for details.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Recruitment Office
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