Please note this programme will not be available in 2019/20 but you may be interested in the MA Japanese Studies programme instead.
This programme covers both pre-modern and modern literatures of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory. This degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/PhD). Incoming students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of the first two years of undergraduate language study at SOAS in Japanese.
Overview duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)
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Who should take this course
Students take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. For students on a literature pathway, the dissertation must be on a subject in Japanese Literature. For students opting to take two language acquisition modules, only one of these can be from an introductory level. On certain programmes only ONE language acquisition module is permitted.
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