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
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
Ms Kaori Nishizawa (language courses), Ms Reiko Abe-Austad (non-language courses)
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.
ABC-BBB at A-Level. A foreign language at A level (or equivalent) is preferred.