Research course

Japanese Studies

Institution
The University of Manchester · East Asian Studies
Qualifications
PhDMPhil

Entry requirements

We require successful completion of a master's course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

Our PhD Japanese Studies programme will enable you to carry out a piece of significant, original research at a department that focuses on modern and contemporary Japan.

Japanese Studies was established at Manchester in 2007, and has quickly grown a large undergraduate programme with a small but expanding graduate cluster attached.

We offer supervision of postgraduate research projects connected to the broader issues of gender, education, religion, society and history.

In particular, we offer specialist supervision on mass culture, subcultural formations and cultural production, contemporary and modern religious organisations and movements, modern medical and educational and cultural history, and gender and women in culture, medicine, reproduction, and society.

Anthropological, sociological, textual and gender and cultural studies approaches are supported. There is a focus on cross-disciplinary research and co-supervision linking research in Japanese Studies with other disciplines.

Department specialisms

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Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

MPhil

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Email
PhDSALC@manchester.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)161 275 3559