Professor Malcolm McVicar
School responsible for Japanese
Department of Languages and International Studies
Head of Department John Shaw, Head of Department
Person responsible for Japanese Takako Amano, Senior Lecturer - Subject Leader Japanese
Japanese first offered
1991 as an option
RAE Score 3b (Asia Pacific including Japanese did not contribute)
TQA Score 21 (Joint Languages Provision)
External Examiner Ms Niamh Kelly ( Dublin City University )
Student Numbers In 2005/2006, six students graduated with Combined Honours (Joint) Japanese, and a total of 55 students were studying Japanese as a degree subject. In 2006/2007, there are 78 students studying Japanese as a degree subject and a total of 98 including elective students.
Courses offered Japanese: Combined and Joint Honours subject
BA(Hons) Asia Pacific Studies (Japanese)
BA (Hons) Modern Languages
BA (Hons) Japanese with TESOL
Entry Requirement 200-240pts dependent on combination of subjects. Grade B in GCSE modern foreign language. Applicants with no formal qualification in a foreign language with sound academic records are usually invited to an interview and an apptitude test.
Teacher/Student ratio 1:25 max .