MSc in Japanese Studies
MSc in Japanese Studies
The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies are pleased to announce their partnership in providing a programme in Japanese Studies.
The MSc in Japanese Studies is a twelve month masters programme that provides students with a combination of courses about Japan, mainly the social sciences, an intensive language programme and a research methods course. It culminates with a 12,000 word dissertation submitted by 1st September.
Native speakers of Japanese or those with native speaker competence are also encouraged to apply for a place on the programme.
It is taught by full time members of the Nissan and Oriental Institutes and all the courses are designed for masters level students.
The components of the course are:
- Research Methods for Area Studies
- Dissertation about Japan (12,000 words)
- Either three courses about Japan chosen from the options listed below (for Japanese native speakers)
- Or two courses about Japan chosen from the options listed below, and a Japanese Language course.
The optional courses are:
- Modern Transnational History of Japan - This option will not be on offer during 2023/2024
- Sociology of Japanese Society - Professor Takehiko Kariya
- Japanese Politics: Domestic Institutions and International Relations - Dr Giulio Pugliese
- Economy and Business of Japan - Professor Hugh Whittaker
- Japanese Social Anthropology -
- Gender, Sexuality, and Power in Japanese Pop Culture, 1600-2022 - This option will not be on offer during 2023/2024
- Modern Japanese Literature - Dr Juliana Buriticá Alzate
- Japanese Linguistics (The History and Structure of Japanese) (There are Prerequisites for studying this course) - Professor Bjarke Frellesvig
- Texts in Japanese Linguistics (There are Prerequisites for studying this course) - Professor Bjarke Frellesvig
- Classical Japanese Literature - Dr Jennifer Guest
- Classical Japanese Language (There are Prerequisites for studying this course) - Professor Bjarke Frellesvig and Dr Jennifer Guest
- Classical Japanese Texts (There are Prerequisites for studying this course) - Dr Jennifer Guest
- Texts in Modern Japanese Literature - This option will not be on offer during 2022/2023
Transferring from the MSc to the MPhil Programme or from the MPhil to the MSc Programme
MSc and First-year MPhil students considering changing their programme of study to the MPhil or MSc respectively must submit the “Application for Change of Programme of Study” by the end of week 4 of either Michaelmas or Hilary Term. Students should make their decision to switch programmes in consultation with their supervisor. Some students will be required to return home in the next holiday period following their application to apply for a new visa for the MPhil.
Applications must be submitted by noon on one of the following dates: 11th November 2022 and 20th January 2023.