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University of Leeds

Vice Chancellor

Professor Michael Arthur

School responsible for Japanese

School of Modern Languages and Cultures, Department of East Asian Studies

Head of School of Modern Languages and Cultures

Professor Mark Williams

Head of Department of East Asian Studies

Professor Joern Dosch

Person responsible for Japanese

Dr Kweku Ampiah , Head of Japanese

Japanese first offered

1982 as an option
1990 as a degree

RAE Score

5 (2001)

External Examiners

Dr Christopher P. Hood (University of Cardiff); Dr Rex Li (Liverpool John Moores)

Courses offered Undergraduate

Arabic and Japanese
Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese
Chinese and Japanese
Cultural Studies and Japanese
Economics and Japanese
English and Japanese
French and Japanese
German and Japanese
International Development and Japanese
International Relations and Japanese
Italian and Japanese
Japanese and Linguistics
Japanese and Management
Japanese and Philosophy
Japanese and Russian
Japanese and Russian Civilisation
Japanese and South East Asian Studies
Japanese and Spanish


East Asian Studies

MA Japanese Studies
MA Japanese Business

In addition, Japan-related modules are compulsory or offered as electives on the following programmes:

- MA Asia Pacific Studies
- MA Chinese Studies
- MA East Asian Regional Development
- MA South East Asian Studies
- MA Mongolian Studies
- MA Chinese and Business
- MA Chinese Business and the Asia Pacific
- Online MA in Asia Pacific Studies

Entry Requirement Undergraduate

Generally at least ABB at A2 Level (or equivalent) and a GCSE foreign language (or equivalent). Grades and subjects required/excluded vary according to individual programme. In some cases, higher grades are required. Postgraduate East Asian Studies Generally, MA applicants are required to have a 2:1 degree, although those with substantial relevant experience and the capability to study at MA level will also be considered. Centre for Translation Studies A good first degree (UK Honours degree 2:1 or above, or the equivalent) and an excellent command of foreign languages. Exceptionally, candidates with equivalent qualifications or experience will be considered. All candidates must pass an entry test in translation from one or two languages. In addition, applicants for any of the interpreting programmes will also need to attend an interview to assess their suitability for interpreting training. Non-native speakers of English will need to demonstrate advanced proficiency in English (eg TOEFL, IELTS)

Teacher/Student ratio

1:50 maximum; 1:6 minimum.
Nine full-time members of staff are wholly or partly devoted to teaching Japanese Language and Studies.

Address University of Leeds
Telephone 0113 343 3461 Fax 0113 343 6741 School E-mail address chiadmin@leeds.ac.uk Website http://www.leeds.ac.uk/