Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese BA

4.5
2 opinions
  • - I've chosen the second option and I don't regret it. I found a cozy flat in about 2 days after coming to Leeds. Don't be afraid to do so :) People are really friendly and helpful here.Challenging study programme, well-prepared activities for international students, great atmosphere.
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  • It was way too expensive and too many international students. Which it's not bad for fun, but you don't have enough possibilities to interact with local people. Even because there is more privacy in the university accommodations,.
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Bachelor's degree

In Leeds

£ 9,250 VAT inc.

Description

  • Typology

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Leeds

  • Duration

    4 Years

Description

Technology leader, economic giant and cultural powerhouse, Japan is a fascinating country and an important player in the international community. This degree will allow you to develop language skills in Japanese while gaining an insight into the complex culture, history and politics of Japan and the wider Asia Pacific region.
Core modules will build your written and spoken language skills and introduce you to the modern history of the Asia Pacific region. Then you’ll choose from a variety of optional modules to gain a better understanding of life in Japan and the Asia Pacific, from East Asian religions to Japanese cinema, Korean politics and the role of women in Chinese society. You’ll even spend a year studying at a Japanese university to immerse yourself in local culture.
Great facilities and expert tutors will help you make the most of your studies – and you’ll gain valuable skills that really appeal to employers.

Facilities

Location

Starts

Leeds (West Yorkshire)
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University Of Leeds, LS2 9JT

Starts

On request

To take into account

This degree gives you proficiency in a major world language, as well as an insight into the fascinating culture of one of the world’s fastest-growing regions which is increasingly economically important. These will open doors into a wide range of careers, but you will also develop transferable skills that are valued by all kinds of employers.

A-level: ABB-AAB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A foreign language is preferred excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking. A foreign language is preferred. GCSE: 4/C in a foreign language

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Opinions

4.5
  • - I've chosen the second option and I don't regret it. I found a cozy flat in about 2 days after coming to Leeds. Don't be afraid to do so :) People are really friendly and helpful here.Challenging study programme, well-prepared activities for international students, great atmosphere.
    |
  • It was way too expensive and too many international students. Which it's not bad for fun, but you don't have enough possibilities to interact with local people. Even because there is more privacy in the university accommodations,.
    |
100%
4.6
excellent

Course rating

Recommended

Centre rating

Anonimous Student

4.0
14/08/2018
What I would highlight: - I've chosen the second option and I don't regret it. I found a cozy flat in about 2 days after coming to Leeds. Don't be afraid to do so :) People are really friendly and helpful here.Challenging study programme, well-prepared activities for international students, great atmosphere.
What could be improved: Nothing
Would you recommend this course?: Yes

Ancient Student

5.0
25/02/2018
What I would highlight: It was way too expensive and too many international students. Which it's not bad for fun, but you don't have enough possibilities to interact with local people. Even because there is more privacy in the university accommodations,.
What could be improved: Nothing to change
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
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Subjects

  • Politics
  • Communication Skills
  • International
  • University
  • Religions
  • Buddhism
  • Communication Training
  • Project
  • Haruki
  • History

Course programme

In your first year you’ll be introduced to Japanese through intensive language classes – and you’ll put that knowledge into context through optional modules exploring Japanese culture and politics, such as A Cultural History from Buddhism to Murakami Haruki or Japan in War and Peace.


You’ll also choose from a wide range of Asia Pacific modules, covering topics from Development in South East Asia to Modern China. Then, you’ll be able to extend and develop that knowledge at a Japanese university on your residence abroad, giving you plenty of time to refine your language skills.


When you return, you’ll have a new perspective to bring to your studies, which will include advanced language skills alongside further modules on Japanese life, covering subjects such as business, environmental change and literature. At the same time, you’ll study broader Asia Pacific modules on issues such as Buddhism in Thailand, Chinese visual culture and the impact of globalisation on the rapidly developing South East Asia.


You'll also apply the critical and research skills you have developed to an independently researched dissertation on a topic of your choice.

Modules

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Basic Japanese Language (1)
  • Basic Japanese Language (2)

Optional modules
  • History and Culture of Imperial China
  • Modern China
  • Chinese Culture in the Twentieth Century
  • Japan in War and Peace
  • Japan: History and International Politics
  • Foundations of East Asia
  • Introduction to East Asian Religions

Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Year Abroad in Japan

Year 3

Compulsory modules

  • Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills
  • Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills

Optional modules
  • China Since 1979
  • The Making of Modern Thailand
  • Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present

Year 4

Compulsory modules

  • You are required to study ONE of the following Final Year Project modules.
  • Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills
  • Final Year Project: Dissertation
  • Final Year Project: Extended Essay
  • Final Year Project: Translation

Optional modules
  • China Since 1979
  • The Making of Modern Thailand
  • Buddhism: A Lived Tradition

Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese BA

£ 9,250 VAT inc.