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University Name
The University of Manchester

Vice Chancellor

Professor Alan Gilbert


School responsible for Japanese

Languages, Linguistics and Cultures


Undergraduate Programme Director in Japanese Studies

Profesor Ian Reader


Head of East Asian Studies

Mr Jonathan Bunt


Japanese first offered

1991 as an option


RAE Score n/a
TQA Score

n/a


External Examiner

To be appointed


Student Numbers

In 2006/2007 153 students were studying Japanese as a credit.


Courses offered

Anatomical Sciences with a Modern Language
Biochemistry with a Modern Language (4 years)
Biology with a Modern Language (4 years)
Biomedical Sciences with a Modern Language
Cell Biology with a Modern Language (4 years)
Chinese and Japanese (4-5 years)
English Language and Japanese (4 years)
French and Japanese(4 years)
German and Japanese (4 years)
History and a Modern Language (4 years)
Italian and Japanese (4 years)
Japanese Studies (4 years)
Linguistics and Japanese (4 years)
Mathematics with a Modern Language (4 years)
Microbiology with a Modern Language (4 years)
Modern Lang and Business Mgt (Japanese) (4 years)
Molecular Biology with a Modern Language
Neuroscience with a Modern Language (4 years)
Pharmacology with a Modern Language (4 years)
Physiology with a Modern Language (4 years)
Plant Science with a Modern Language (4 years)
Portugese and Japanese (4 years)
Russian and Japanese(4 years)
Screen Studies and Japanese (4 years) - from 2008 entry
Spanish and Japanese(4 years)
Zoology with a Modern Language (4 years)

LEAP (University Wide Language Programme)
Japanese available at 4 levels and as a Japanese Proficiency Exam Preparation Course


Entry Requirement

Grades BBB on most programmes but ABB for History and Modern Language. For English Language with Japanese this must include English Literature or English Language & Literature and a European Language. For Japanese and another language one of the two languages is required at A-level. Two AS-levels accepted in place of one A-level.


Teacher/Student ratio

Varies from 1:4 upwards depending on course and intake


Address School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
Humanities Lime Grove
Manchester UK
M13 9PL
Telephone 0161 275 8311 Fax 0161 275 3031 School E-mail address smlreception@manchester.
ac.uk
Website http://www.llc.manchester.
ac.uk/subjects/east-asian/
undergraduate/#japanese