Masters degrees in Japanese Language & Literature equip postgraduates with the skills to critically analyse and understand the history, development and usage of Japanese languages, as well as their representation and interpretation in Japanese literature.
Related postgraduate specialisms include Japanese Language Teaching and Asian Studies. Entry requirements normally include an undergraduate degree in a relevant subject such as History, Cultural Studies or Languages and Literature.
Courses in this field offer a broad range of opportunities for specialisation, depending on your interests.
For example, you may wish to focus your studies specifically towards a career in translation, whereby you may study a range of literature or even practical vocal translation, to translate Japanese to or from other languages.
Alternatively, you might observe how traditional Japanese literature was heavily influenced by Chinese culture, and how the phonology between Japanese and Chinese was historically very similar.
Careers in Japanese Language & Literature may include roles in public services or authorities, such as translation for immigration services or policy within foreign exchange networks. You might also consider roles in academia and publishing, or even the media such as journalism.