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Japanese Studies (Research)

MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies)

This MPhil programme is a research only MPhil which students submit a 25,000 word dissertation for in mid-August.

This MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) provides initial research training and, in most cases, aims to develop students' linguistic skills as well as methodological sophistication.

Please note that the 1-year MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Japanese Studies) is only offered by dissertation only, and is not a taught course option.

For more information about the MPhil in Japanese Studies, please refer to the following webpage on the Faculty's website:


Applicants for the PhD will be expected to have scored at least 67% or above (or the equivalent from an overseas University) in their Master's degree which should be related to the PhD programme they wish to pursue. All applicants should submit with their GRADSAF (graduate application) a workable and interesting research proposal and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.

Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each graduate applicant on his or her own merits and in accordance with its own set rules and regulations.

For further information about the course and how to apply, please refer to the following webpage(s) on the Graduate Admissions website: