For details please consult our webpage
http://www.japaneseculturalstudies.org/BBK/Home.html OR BA
Japanese & Film/Media please consult
BA Japanese & Journalism --
BA Japanese & Management --
BA Linguistics & Language --
BA Modern Languages --
MA Japanese Cultural Studies:
Our MA in Japanese Cultural Studies offers a unique opportunity to explore in depth modern and contemporary Japan and its exciting cultural productions. The strength of our degree is its multidisciplinary orientation and its focus on popular culture, new media, gender issues, literature and cultural history. In order to make Japanese cultural and critical studies accessible to a larger group of postgraduate students, all courses are taught on the basis of English-language (translated) material.
The MA can be taken part-time (2 years) or full-time (1 year).
The degree consists of: core course, research skills training, four option courses, and a dissertation.
Further details are available on our website http://www.bbk.ac.uk/llc/subjects/japanese/ma_japanese
or from the departmental administrator
(email@example.com or 020 7631 6113)
MPhil/PhD in Japanese Studies
MPhil: three years part-time (minimum periods) or two years full-time.
PhD: four years part-time (minimum periods) or three years full-time.
- A good degree with Japanese studies as a main component.
- Graduates in other subjects may be asked to take a qualifying examination
- 1000-word research proposal prior to interview
The Department offers specialist supervision by experts who publish in their field. Key areas of research interest are: Japanese cultural history (modern and pre-modern); modern and contemporary Japanese literature; women's writing; modern Japanese cultural studies including gender and sexuality studies, film and media studies, and popular culture. Interdisciplinary research projects are encouraged, and joint supervision can be arranged with other academic Schools at Birkbeck.
There are currently 4 Japan-related PhDs in progress ranging in subject from Japanese cinema, Meiji period literature (Akutagawa), Okinawan contemporary literature to the transculturation of Japanese anime and manga in Europe (Italy and France).