East Asian Studies and Japanese

Course Overview - East Asian Studies and Japanese

Cultural powerhouse and economic giant, Japan is home to a varied, changing society. In this degree, you’ll develop language skills in Japanese and gain insight into Japan and the East Asian region.

You’ll explore the culture, history, politics and economics of the region and its global interactions. You’ll combine this with intensive language study to become proficient in Japanese. We teach Japanese from beginner level, but if you already have some knowledge of the language we can accommodate you.

Throughout your degree, core modules will build your skills in Japa...

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Course Information

Study Mode



4 Years

Start Date



Main Site

Course Address
Woodhouse Lane
United Kingdom

Application Details

Course Code


Institution Code


Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

A level


A foreign language is preferred.

Scottish Higher

BB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers or B in Advanced Highers and AAABB in Highers or AABBBB in Highers to AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers or AAAABB in Highers.

Access to HE Diploma


Pass diploma with 60 credits overall, including at least 45 credits at level 3, of which 30 credits must be at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit or higher. Grade 4/C in a foreign language at GCSE is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme



34 - 35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level and 4 in a foreign language at Standard level

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)



We particularly welcome applicants holding a foreign language qualification

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)



A foreign language is preferred

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal



preferably including a foreign language

Extended Project

Where an applicant is taking the EPQ in a relevant subject this might be considered alongside other Level 3 qualifications and may attract an alternative offer in addition to the standard offer. If you are taking A Levels, this would be BBB-ABB at A Level (preferably including a foreign language) and grade A in the EPQ.

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