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MPhil Japanese Studies (Research)

MPhil Japanese Studies (By Research)

An MPhil by research suits those graduate students who have specific research interests and who already possess some research training. 

Before applying to this course, it is essential that you consult with a potential supervisor. A list of our academics, with brief biographies designed to give you an idea of their research interests, can be found here.

Language Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students who have taken Japanese Studies as a major subject in a first degree programme, have acquired Japanese-language ability or have a strong interest and background in other subjects (e.g. history, anthropology, art history, music, classics, politics, international relations etc.) in the Japanese setting. 

Please see the Entry Requirements page for English language requirements. 

Assessment Structure

The MPhil Japanese Studies (by research) is assessed by a thesis on a topic approved by the degree committee, which is subject to a 25,000-word limit (including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography). Students will also be required to sit a viva (oral examination) on their thesis and the general field in which it falls. 

To apply, see the University Admissions pages