Taught course

Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies

University of East Anglia · Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Entry requirements

Degree Classification - Bachelors (hons) degree 2.1 or equivalent

Degree Subject - Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences

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Months of entry


Course content

The Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies MA responds to our contemporary world in which globalisation and future-oriented concerns put Japan at the centre of debates on urgent issues such as technology and digital innovation, population change, arts and politics, and health and ageing.

Based in Norwich, one of the most rapidly growing research hubs of Japanese Studies in the UK, this course will give you access to resources across several local institutions. The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures will introduce you to its world-class research and outreach programme on Japanese visual cultures; experts on Japan from across the UEA faculty will share their experience and disciplinary insights; and the unique collection of Japanese art and archaeology at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts will offer an opportunity for direct contact with Japan’s art and material culture. Drawing on the synergies between these institutions and their resources, this MA offers you an outstanding combination of expert knowledge, active research networks, and important primary sources, preparing you for a successful and exciting global career.

This course embodies UEA’s vision for borderless interdisciplinary inquiry and positions Japanese Studies at the nexus of the major humanities disciplines including Literature, History, Politics, and Art. How do contemporary experiences of migration and alienation reverberate in Japan’s literature? How do popular Japanese art forms such as manga find their way into museums? Which historical issues dominate Japan’s regional politics and relations with its neighbours? When did Japan become modern and how?

World-leading experts in Japanese Studies will be working together with you to both answer these questions and encourage you to come up with your own. 

Information for international students

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Fees and funding

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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