English and Japanese BA (Full time) 2018 start
UCAS code: QT32
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
This prestigious degree allows you to explore the full range of poetry, prose and drama in English, from Old English and medieval literature to contemporary writing from around the world. Core modules will give you a thorough grounding in the development of literature in English over time, while optional modules enable you to develop specialist knowledge of topics that interest you. From Arthurian legends or Shakespeare to postcolonial fiction, there’s plenty of variety 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.
In your first year you’ll choose from core modules exploring poetry, prose and drama through time. You may have the chance to study optional modules in English or discovery modules from across the University. Over the next two years you’ll develop your knowledge and skills through a choice of core modules focusing on different literary periods from the medieval period to today. We offer an exceptionally wide range of optional modules, enabling you to specialise in the periods, regions, genres, or themes that interest you most.
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|
|Studying and Researching English||5 credits|
|IT for LCS Students||5 credits|
|Worlds of Literature||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|
|Year Abroad in Japan||120 credits|
|Japanese 2A: Written Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Japanese 2B: Spoken Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Japan's International Relations||20 credits|
|Japanese Literature in Translation: Gender and Sexuality in Modern Japan||20 credits|
|East Asia's Regional Political Economy||20 credits|
|Korea: Politics, Economy and International Relations||20 credits|
|Japanese 3: Advanced Communication Skills||20 credits|
|Final year project|
|Modern Japanese History||20 credits|
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Entry requirements, fees and applying
A-level: AAB including A in English, excluding General Studies and Critical Thinking.
GCSE: grade 4/C or above in a modern 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. The Access course must include English modules. Grade 4/C in a foreign language at GCSE is required. An interview and a piece of written work may also be required.
We will consider this qualification in combination with other qualifications. Please contact the Admissions Office for more information.
D3, M1, M1 including D3 in English
35 points overall with 16 at Higher Level including 6 in English at Higher Level and 4 in a foreign language at Standard Level
Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate)
H2, H2, H2, H2, H3, H3 including H2 in English
Scottish Highers / Advanced Highers
AB in Advanced Highers including A in English and AABBB in Highers, or A in English in Advanced Highers and AABBB in Highers
European Baccalaureate: 80% including 85% in English
Where 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 A in English (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 English (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.
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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