Film Studies and Japanese BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: WR57
Start date: September 2018
4 years full time
Typical A-level offer: AAB
(specific subjects required)
UK/EU fees See fees section below
International fees £17,500 (per year)
IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component
Study abroad option: Yes
Work placement option: No
Film Studies allows you to explore the history and theory of cinema, alongside issues of genre and the impact of digital technologies on this rapidly changing art form. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a good grounding in the concepts and approaches in film studies while allowing you to explore film from Hollywood to Japan and Korea, art house to blockbusters. With the support of the Centre for World Cinemas at Leeds you’ll have a wide range of options to choose from.
Japan is an important player on the world stage. This degree will combine core and optional modules so you can learn Japanese from scratch, as well as gaining an insight into the culture, history and politics of Japan and East Asia as a whole. Youll spend a year studying at a Japanese university to improve your skills, as well as studying topics from translation to Japanese cinema, Sino-Japanese relations and East Asian religions. This course is only open to non-native Japanese speakers.Back to top
A Joint Honours degree allows you to study the same core topics as students on each Single Honours course, but you’ll take fewer options and discovery modules so you can fit in both subjects. You’ll study one of our Cornerstone modules in Year 1 to draw your two subjects together, and apply your knowledge and skills to a major research project in either subject in your final year.
Core modules will introduce you to concepts and approaches in film studies in your first year. In the following year, you’ll think about questions of genre around the world and choose from optional modules on topics such as German cinema and cult movies. In your final year you’ll continue to benefit from this flexibility with diverse optional modules on offer, but you’ll also investigate the rise of digital technology in cinema and refine your research and critical skills by embarking on an extended research project.
Core modules in your first year will develop your Japanese skills. Youll also choose from optional modules on Japanese and East Asian culture and history. This will prepare you to study in Japan the following year, where youll build your language skills and gain first-hand experience of the culture. When you return youll take advanced language classes and choose from a wider range of optional modules on aspects of Japanese and East Asian politics, history and culture.
|Basic Japanese Language (1)||20 credits|
|Basic Japanese Language (2)||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Introduction to Audio-Visual Culture||20 credits|
|Introduction to Film Studies I||20 credits|
|Introduction to Film Studies II||20 credits|
|Japan in War and Peace||10 credits|
|Japan: A Cultural History from Buddhism to Murakami Haruki||10 credits|
|Foundations of East Asia||20 credits|
|Introduction to Religious and Philosophical Texts of East Asia||20 credits|
|Introduction to East Asian Religions||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Japan||120 credits|
|Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills||20 credits|
|From Film Noir to Asia Extreme: Questioning Genre in World Cinemas||20 credits|
|Japan's International Relations||20 credits|
|Japanese Development Assistance in a Globalising World||20 credits|
|Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Cinema in the Digital Era||20 credits|
|final year project|
|South East Asia in the Global Context||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB not including General Studies or Critical Thinking.
GCSE: 4/C or above in 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.
BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma: DDD. Other BTEC qualifications are also considered. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level and 4 in a foreign language at Standard Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or A in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers, or AAAABB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80%.
When 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 ABB at A Level (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and grade A in the EPQ.
Find out more about Access to Leeds and alternative admissions.
Typical Access to Leeds offer: BBB excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking at A Level and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies Undergraduate Admissions team.
English language requirementsIELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.
How to apply
UK/EU: See fees section below
International: £17,500 (per year)
For UK and non-UK EU full-time students starting in 2018, the fee for 2018/19 will be £9,250.
The fee for undergraduate students starting in 2019 will be confirmed in September 2018.
Read more about paying fees and charges.
After your first year, youll get the chance to spend a year studying at one of our partner universities in Japan spread across Tokyo, Osaka, Kyoto, Kobe and Fukuoka.
It offers you invaluable experience of Japanese life and culture, and the intensive language classes youll undertake will help you develop your language skills. Youll also get the chance to study a variety of subjects such as history and politics, but the curriculum varies between universities. Of course, there will also be plenty of time for you to travel and explore everything that Japan has to offer.
Read more about Residence abroad in East Asian Studies
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