MA Japanese Studies (Literature Pathway)

SOAS University of London

Program Description

MA Japanese Studies (Literature Pathway)

SOAS University of London

MA Japanese Studies (Literature Pathway)

Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

This programme covers both pre-modern and modern works of literature of Japan. It includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.

This degree is designed either as an end qualification in itself or to prepare the student for more advanced graduate work (MPhil/ Ph.D.).

Incoming students will be expected to have completed the equivalent of the first two years of undergraduate language study at SOAS in Japanese.

Structure

Students take 180 credits, 60 of which are a dissertation and a 120 from taught modules. For students on a literature pathway, the dissertation must be on a subject in Japanese Literature. For students opting to take two language acquisition modules, only one of these can be from an introductory level. On certain programmes, only ONE language acquisition module is permitted.

All modules are subject to availability and, in some cases, the approval of the programme convenor.

Compulsory modules

The modules below are compulsory

  • Japanese Traditional Drama (Masters) 15PEAH013 (15credits) Term 1
  • Modern Japanese Literature (Masters) 15PEAH012 (15credits) Term 2
  • Dissertation in the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea 15PJKC999 (60 credits) Full Year

Optional Modules

You must select modules to the value of at least 30 credits from the list below. You may select both.

  • Readings in Pre-Modern Japanese Literature (Masters) 15PJKC005 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Readings in Modern Japanese Literature 15PJKC003 (30 credits) Full Year

Further Optional Modules

You can select modules to the value of 30-60 credits from the list below.

  • Theory and techniques of Comparative Literature 15PCSC002 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Practical Translation: English into Japanese 15PJKH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Practical Translation: Japanese into English 15PJKH003 (15credits) Term 2
  • Culture and Society of Japan 15PANH065 (15credits) Term 1
  • Shogunal Iconography in the Edo Period 15PARH007 (15credits) Term 1
  • Popular Practice in the Edo Period Arts 15PARH008 (15credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Modernity I 15PHIH013 (15credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Modernity II 15PHIH014 (15credits) Term 2
  • Syntactic Structure of Japanese 1 15PEAH006 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Syntactic Structure of Japanese 2 15PEAH007 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Management in Japan I 15PFMC018 (15credits) Term 1
  • Management in Japan II 15PFMC077 (15credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Transnational Cinema: From Kurosawa to Asia Extreme and Studio Ghibli 15PJKH007 (15credits) Term 1
  • Japanese Post-War Film Genres and the Avant-Garde 15PJKH008 (15credits) Term 2
  • Japanese Television since 1953 15PJKC006 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Pop and Politics in East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH014 (15credits) Term 1
  • Musical Traditions of East Asia (Masters) 15PMUH016 (15credits) Term 2 Not Running 2017/2018
  • International politics of East Asia 15PPOC251 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Northeast Asian politics: Japan, Korea and Taiwan 15PPOC253 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Japan Unravelled 15PPOH033 - Not Running 2017/18
  • East Asian Buddhist Thought 15PSRH018 (15credits) Term 2
  • Readings in Japanese religion 15PSRH041 (15credits) Term 1 Not Running 2017/2018
  • Religious Practice in Japan: Texts, Rituals and Believers 15PSRC071 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Basic Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 1 (PG) 15PJKC010 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Japanese 2 (PG) 15PJKC011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Japanese: Contemporary Topics (PG) 15PJKC012 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Advanced Japanese: Readings in Modern Japanese History 15PEAC004 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Higher Advanced Japanese (Masters) 15PEAC021 (30 credits) Full Year Not Running 2017/2018
  • Practical Translation: English into Japanese 15PJKH002 (15credits) Term 1
  • Practical Translation: Japanese into English 15PJKH003 (15credits) Term 2
  • Special Course in Chinese 1 (PG) 15PCHC008 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 2 (PG) 15PCHC011 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Special Course in Chinese 3 (PG) 15PCHC009 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Korean (PG) 15PJKC022 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Basic Korean 2 (PG) 15PJKC024 (30 credits) Full Year
  • Intermediate Korean (PG) 15PJKC013 (30 credits) Full Year
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated May 8, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
1 - 3 years
Part time
Full time
Price
Price
9,225 GBP
Information
Deadline
June 30, 2018
Locations
United Kingdom - London, England
Start date: Sept. 2018
Application deadline June 30, 2018
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Dates
Sept. 2018
United Kingdom - London, England
Application deadline June 30, 2018
End date Sept. 1, 2019
Price
Full-time UK/EU Fees: £9,225; Full-time Overseas Fees: £18,980 per academic year