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BA courses in Japanese Studies

Our Japanese studies and joint honours programmes are four-year interdisciplinary courses, with the third year spent wholly or in part at one of our partner universities in Japan. When you return to Manchester during your fourth year, you will continue to work on your language skills while exploring other areas of interest through optional course units and, for many students, a dissertation.

Key benefits

As an undergraduate student in Japanese Studies, you will benefit from:

  • In-depth language training: Our dedicated language tutors will get you up to speed.
  • Multiple entry levels: Whether you are a beginning or an advanced student, we have a place for you.
  • A wide range of course units: Our diversity of linguistic, cultural and historical modules in Japanese studies will open your mind to East Asia.
  • An array of residence-abroad options: The compulsory residence-abroad period during third year is an intensely exciting and often profoundly life-changing experience.
  • Strong careers advice: Manchester's award-winning careers service will point you in the direction of success.

Exciting foundational knowledge

These are just some of the course units you could take at Manchester.

Girls’ Culture in Modern Japan
Buddhism and Society in Japan
Cultural Contexts of Japanese Language: Reading the Television

How to apply

If you are applying for an undergraduate course your application must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS):

You can apply to UCAS from 1 September for entry in Autumn the following year. The normal closing date for receipt of applications is 15 January, after which you can apply through UCAS Extra.

The University of Manchester's UCAS code is: M20 MANU.

For more information please visit the University's How to apply pages.

Fees and Funding

Find the latest information on undergraduate student finance.

International Students

The University of Manchester is home to more than 7,000 international students from 180 countries. More than 150 languages are spoken in Manchester. The International Development Department provides a range of services for international students, including an airport collection service, orientation courses and specialist advisers.

Find out more

2015 Languages undergraduate brochure

2015 undergraduate (BA) brochures are now available to download

Japanese packaging

With Japanese Studies, you get to spend a year at one of our partner Universities in Japan