Broaden your career prospects by gaining an in-depth understanding of the Japanese language and culture.
With a strong emphasis on both spoken and written Japanese, our language experts help you develop bilingual skills appropriate for social, academic and professional environments. On completion of this qualification you will be capable of studying or working in Japan.
You will also gain awareness of cultural protocols suited to conducting business in Japan.
Your study will include a supervised research project of your choice and courses in:
You can also enrol in a selection of elective courses including:
translation and interpreting
language teaching (including the Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults - CELTA)
You can immerse yourself further in Japanese language skills and culture with scholarships that are available for study at Japanese universities.
Many of our graduates are also accepted on the Japanese Exchange Teaching (JET) programme or in local government offices as a Coordinator for International Relations (CIR).
Please note: The language courses in this degree are intended for those whose first language is not Japanese.
To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.
Graduates of this programme can establish careers working in teaching, marketing, hospitality, tourism, international business, interpreting and translation.
Postgraduate studies in business, language and education fields can further complement this qualification.
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