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Japanese Studies

Japanese language, literature and related subjects have been taught at Durham University for well over half a century, welcoming students from all over the world to study for undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. For regulations for the BA degree in Japanese Studies please follow this link. These regulations provide for different pathways in the language for beginners and post A-level students. The areas of research and teaching include the following:

  • Japanese language
  • Japanese linguistics
  • Japanese literature
  • Japanese translation

Japanese / English translation has been taught since 2008 as part of an MA in Translation Studies degree at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. This offers a combination of common modules which MA students of all languages take, so you get the opportunity to mix with a wide range of students, and dedicated teaching for Japanese / English translation. There is also the opportunity to go on to a PhD degree in translation studies.

Other Japanese Language and Culture Teaching

In addition to this specialist programme MLaC offers open modules in Japanese language (four levels) to students throughout the university as for-credit modules. Japanese culture modules are also offered to students throughout the university as option modules.