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Introduction
This specialist degree is designed for graduates to pursue research in aspects of Japanese studies.

Suitable topics for research include contemporary social, cultural and political issues. Students are expected to be proficient in the Japanese language. It is expected that considerable use of non-English language sources, including academic literature, the press and televisual media, is made in research.

Course description, features and facilities
Students undertake independent, supervised research.


Structure
Extracted from Master's Degree by Research Rules for courses administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School

23. A master's thesis must be a substantial work generally based on independent research which shows a sound knowledge of the subject of the research, evidence of the exercise of some independence of thought and the ability of expression in clear and concise language.

24.(1) A student must submit a thesis after the completion of a course of supervised research and advanced study in a subject or subjects approved by the Board.

(2) The course of supervised research and advanced study may include—

(a) such courses, lectures, seminars and other work as the supervisor or head of school concerned directs; and

(b) studies and investigations culminating in such reports as the supervisor(s) direct(s); and

(c) additional requirements as set out in the rules for the relevant degrees in the Master's by Research Degrees Administered by the Board of the Graduate Research School with Special Admission or Course Requirements.

(3) On the recommendation of the appropriate head of school and supervisor, the Board may prescribe study additional to the requirements of (2).

25. A student must provide particulars of the progress and results of the research to the supervisor(s) from time to time and whenever requested.

Career opportunities
Graduates of this course will be equipped with advanced level communication, research and analytical skills, allowing them to take the next step in their career pathway.

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