Students take: an introduction to research methods and advanced research methods, either five courses about Japan (politics, economics, history, sociology, law, literature, linguistics) or, three courses about Japan and an intensive two year language course. There is also a 30,000 word dissertation. Assessment is by coursework and written examinations taken at the end of the programme in June. The programme aims to develop students’ proficiency in Japanese, give them a sound knowledge of research methods, and obtain a good knowledge of contemporary Japanese society and culture such that they could embark on a doctoral degree.
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Recipient: University of Oxford
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