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School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)

Vice Chancellor

Professor Paul Webley

School responsible for Japanese

Faculty of Languages and Cultures

Head of School

Prof. Andrew Gerstle, Head of Department

Person responsible for Japanese

Prof. Andrew Gerstle

Japanese first offered

1946 as a degree

RAE Score

65% of the work of the department was rated as world-leading or internationally excellent, an assessment that ranked the Department first in the UK in Asian Studies

External Examiner

Ms Kaori Nishizawa (language courses), Ms Reiko Abe-Austad (non-language courses)

Courses offered

Since 2009-10, in addition to the 4-year BA Japanese, we have offered an alternative degree, BA Japanese Studies, a three year course that still requires study of the Japanese language, but not as intensively as in the BA Japanese programme. The three-year degree does not require a year abroad in Japan. BA Japanese Studies may be taken as a single subject degree, or in combination with the same subjects available to BA Japanese joint degree students.

Entry Requirement

ABC-BBB at A-Level. A foreign language at A level (or equivalent) is preferred.

Teacher/Student ratio

approximately 1:10

Address Thornhaugh Street
Russell Square
Telephone 020 7898 4207 Fax 020 7898 4399 School E-mail address languagesandcultures
Website http://www.soas.ac.uk/