Japanese and Russian A BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: RT72
Start date: September 2018
5 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
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.
If you have A-level Russian or equivalent, this degree will improve and refine your language skills, and introduce you to various aspects of Russian culture, history and politics. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a firm grounding in the Russian language and you'll be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests in Russian history, culture and society. You’ll also spend a year studying in Russia to develop your spoken and written Russian. But you’ll also choose from optional modules to explore topics from Dostoevsky to the language of the media.Back to top
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.
In your first year you’ll study core modules that will improve your written and spoken Russian, and you’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature. You’ll then spend a year studying in Russia to refine your skills and gain a deeper insight into Russian life. When you return, you’ll take advanced language classes over the next two years, and choose from optional modules on topics such as 19th century literature, new media in Russia and translation.
|Basic Japanese Language (1)||20 credits|
|Basic Japanese Language (2)||20 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Core Russian Language 1||20 credits|
|Japan in War and Peace||10 credits|
|From Icons to iPods: Approaches to Russian Culture||20 credits|
|Year Abroad in Japan||120 credits|
|Year Abroad||120 credits|
|Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 2||20 credits|
|Modern Japanese History||20 credits|
|Sino-Japanese Relations: Past and Present||20 credits|
|Postcommunist / Postmodernist Identities||20 credits|
|Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Core Russian Language 3||20 credits|
|East Asia's Regional Political Economy||20 credits|
|Advanced Japanese in Context: Culture and Identity||20 credits|
|Out of the frying pan into the fire: Russian society from perestroika to the Crimean annexation (1985-2015)||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including B in Russian, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
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. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required. This course has additional subject specific requirements. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including M1 in Russian
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in Russian at Higher Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H3 in Russian
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
Scottish Highers accepted in combination with Advanced Highers. Contact the Admissions Office for more information.
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 80% in Russian.
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 including B in Russian (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 at A Level including Russian (excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking) and pass Access to Leeds.
We accept a wide range of international equivalent qualifications. For more information contact the School of Languages, Cultures and Societies 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.
This five-year course involves two periods of study abroad.
In Year 2, you’ll follow a year-long course provided by one of our 15 partner universities in Osaka, Fukuoka, Kobe, Kyoto or Tokyo.
You’ll also spend a year studying Russian language and culture in the Centre for International Education at Moscow State University.Read more about the Japanese year abroad
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