Research course

Japanese

Institution
University of Edinburgh · School of Literature, Languages and Cultures
Qualifications
PhDMSc by research

Entry requirements

MScR: A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a related subject.

PhD: A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

First taught at Edinburgh in 1976, Japanese has developed to encompass a thriving postgraduate research programme. Covering a wide spectrum of interests, it also allows for joint supervision, should your research goals be interdisciplinary.

Postgraduate researchers can choose from array of topics covering Japanese history, politics and the performing and literary arts. These include:

  • Japanese performing arts, both traditional (especially Japanese drama of the Tokugawa period) and contemporary
  • Japanese/Chinese relations
  • media and politics
  • the history of Japanese religion (especially Zhenyan or Shingon Buddhism)
  • the Meiji period
  • traditional and modern Japanese literature

Qualification and course duration

PhD

full time
36 months
part time
72 months

MSc by research

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

Name
Graduate School Administrator
Email
llc.pgadmissions@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 650 4114