Course Overview - Japanese

This course allows you to develop your Japanese language skills and understanding of Japanese politics, history and culture. It’s open to students coming to the subject as an absolute beginner, as well as those with intermediate-level Japanese.

Japan plays a significant role in both the global economy and international politics. It is home to a rich culture and history and a varied, changing society, boasting cultural ‘cool’ and high-tech innovation. However, it also faces complex social changes, all of which your studies will help you understand.

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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, to AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AABBB to AAAABB in Highers, preferably including a foreign language.

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



35 - 34 points overall including 16 at Higher 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 at A Level (preferably including a foreign language, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.

T Level

Might be accepted as in combination with other qualifications, please contact admissions teams for further advice & guidance.

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