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Japanese Studies

Postgraduate opportunities in Japanese Studies

PhD in Japanese Studies

The PhD is a dedicated course of research intended for students with proven Japanese language skills, in collaboration with and supervised by individual members of the Japanese studies faculty member across a range of academic disciplines.

Advanced Studies MPhil in Japanese Studies

The MPhil programme in Japanese Studies is a specially designed one-year research course with substantial taught elements for students who want to deepen their undergraduate education and/or prepare for a PhD in Japanese Studies. 

Research MPhil in Japanese Studies 

Students who wish to pursue a Master's degree in Japanese Studies and have proven research skills can do so by applying for the MPhil 'by dissertation only'.


  • For students interested in applying for admission to the master's programme for October 2017, a new set of Japan and the World Graduate Scholarships are now available. Further details of additional funding options available to graduate students in Japanese Studies are available in our Fees and Funding section.

Japanese and Korean Studies Research Group

All graduate students in Japanese Studies are attached to the Japanese and Korean Studies Research Group. Further information about the Group's projects and activities is available on our Research pages.

Pre-modern and early-modern Japanese Research

Further information about the study of pre-modern and early-modern Japanese is available on our Research pages.