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Masters degrees in Japanese Society & Culture examine the socioeconomic and cultural institutions, practices and customs which originate from, or are related to, Japan.
Related subjects include Asian Studies and Japanese Studies. Entry requirements typically include a relevant undergraduate degree, such as Cultural Studies, International Relations or Languages and Literature.
The Culture of Japan is highly diverse, with influences from Asia, Europe and North America. In particular, Chinese culture is till affluent within Japanese society, having arrived through links with Korea. As a result, there are many areas which postgraduates may research.
For example, you might observe how the development of the Silk Road played an important role in the import of other cultures into Japan. Or, you might explore Japan’s isolation from the rest of the word between the 17th and 19th centuries, and how America was an instigator of the re-opening of trade between Japan and the West.
Careers in Japanese Society & Culture may include traditional roles such as academic and publishing, media such as journalism, or even heritage management for organisations such as museums or galleries.
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The last 20 years have been a period of transition for Japan. The abrupt end in the early 1990s of Japan’s seemingly unstoppable economic growth plunged the nation into two decades of recession, which has in turn brought to the fore a range of social and political issues accumulated since the Second World War. Read more
About the course Are you curious about Japan? Would you like to know more about its place in the world and its cultural identity? Whether you are already familiar with some aspects of Japanese culture or not, the MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies will give you a solid grounding in the study of the country’s art, literature, history, and politics. Read more
SOAS offers the most comprehensive MA in Japanese Studies available anywhere in Europe. Students are able to choose modules that cover all of Japan’s historical periods, from the earliest to the present and ranging over the social and political sciences as well as humanities. Read more
First taught at Edinburgh in 1976, Japanese has developed to encompass a thriving postgraduate research programme. Covering a wide spectrum of interests, it also allows for joint supervision, should your research goals be interdisciplinary. Read more
The Japanese Studies MLitt comprises taught and research-based elements and is well suited as preparation for PhD research. We place a high emphasis on excellent supervision, researcher training and development. Read more
This MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies) provides initial research training and, in most cases, aims to develop students' linguistic skills as well as methodological sophistication. Read more
This course offers comprehensive training addressing both international political issues and media trends in East Asia. You will learn about major international and domestic political trends in the region, while developing a comprehensive understanding of the role media plays in these developments. Read more
Sophia University's Graduate Programme in Global Studies (GPGS) and the Department of Japan and Korea at SOAS University of London have launched a Dual Degree Program (DDP) which allows students to benefit from the combined resources of two of the world's leading institutions in Japanese Studies, located in two major global cities – Tokyo and London. Read more
The Japanese Studies pathway is a specially designed one-year graduate seminar and research course with substantial taught elements for students who… Read more
As a dominant force in the global economy, the region also contains some of the world’s most pressing security issues. This course introduces students to a wide range of materials on the society, economy, politics and international relations of the region. Read more
This two-year full-time (ot four-year part-time) programme is designed to provide intensive language training at different proficiency levels - depending on entry level - within a Masters programme in Japanese Studies. Read more
http://www.ming-ai.org.uk/ This unique one-year MA (Diploma and Certificate) in Chinese Heritage Management is run in partnership with Middlesex University and offers a practical programme of heritage management and digital engagement in museums and historic sites in the UK and China. Read more
The MPhil in Japanese Studies is a two-year programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies that combines intensive language courses, three courses about Japan, research methods courses and a 30,000-word dissertation. Native speakers of Japanese take two additional courses about Japan. Read more
This is a twelve-month programme offered jointly by the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies that combines courses about Japan, an intensive language programme, a research methods course and a 12,000-word dissertation. Read more