For those who have already completed a bachelor’s degree and wish to engage in further study in an academic area or gain higher professional qualifications to pursue a certain career, a master’s degree offers those opportunities. It is the entry point into graduate-level studies.
What is a Master in Japanese? This degree invites students to undertake advanced study in the Japanese language with access to research and educational resources. Coursework may involve reading and translating Japanese language texts and classical Japanese. The focus is typically on advancing comprehension of the language and culture, including literature, philosophy, and history. Programs may also cover oral and written Japanese communication, methods of teaching the language, bilingualism, phonetics, and planning and policy for educators.
Students pursue a master’s degree in Japanese primarily to improve their mastery of the Japanese language and deepen their studies into Japanese culture. They can sharpen their oral and written communication skills, learn effective teaching methods, and hone their research abilities.
The costs of studying for a Master in Japanese vary, depending on the length of the program, the educational institution, and its country of origin. Degrees in this field may take two to four years to earn.
Graduates from Master in Japanese programs can become experts in Japanese language, culture, and society. They are often highly qualified and trained to teach Japanese at various levels. Academic careers as lecturers and researchers are the most likely option, with doctoral studies being the next step after completing the master’s degree. Other job options may include advisor for college-level international study abroad programs or Japanese language departments and positions in companies where fluency in Japanese is required.
There are online and in-person, campus programs available, with full-time and part-time options available worldwide to meet your scheduling needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
The mission of the Department of Japanese is to offer a variety of flexible courses and programs to meet a variety of social needs and educate students to be highly qualified citizens with advanced language skills and a global sense. [+]
The mission of the Department of Japanese is to offer a variety of flexible courses and programs to meet a variety of social needs, and educate students to be highly qualified citizens with advanced language skills and a global sense.
The Department of Japanese, originally the Department of Eastern Languages, was established in 1966, and has been offering courses on the Japanese language, economy, politics, and cultural study of Japan. Because of rapid increase of students studying Japanese and Japanese culture and society at Tamkang University, the Department started to offer two freshman classes in 1973. In 1985, the Department of Eastern Languages was renamed the Department of Japanese. With a continuous growth of student number, the Department of Japanese presently accepts about 240 undergraduates every year in three day-time classes (about 180 students) and one nigh-time class (about 60 students). The Department has also been offering the M.A. degree since 2006.The Department of Japanese was the first department at Tamkang University to set up one-year study abroad programs with partner universities in Japan. Every year, approximately fifty students participate in the programs and study in Japan for one academic year.... [-]