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Japanese by Research
MA by Research
This MA by Research in Japanese Studies at Oxford Brookes University provides an excellent opportunity for you to obtain a Master’s qualification focused on a research project of particular interest to you.
You will be supported by an experienced and dedicated team with extensive research expertise, and will benefit from our facilities, training, research seminars.
The Japanese Studies Department offers research expertise in a wide range of subjects related to Japan. The main research areas relevant to this degree are:
- Japanese Linguistics
- Japanese Literature
- Japanese Cinema
- Manga and Anime
- Modern Japanese History
- Japanese Religion
- The Anthropology of Japan
The MA by Research in Japanese Studies builds on the School’s expertise to support a unique and clearly focused programme of study. You will have the opportunity to develop a high level of subject knowledge, together with the ability to develop and undertake independent research in your own particular area of interest.
The programme will be attractive to applicants seeking to pursue intellectual interests and develop skills beyond first degree level for further personal or professional reasons. The MA by Research route is also designed to prepare you to undertake further research at MPhil or PhD level.
Supported by a comprehensive programme of research training, you will embark on a substantial piece of independent research guided by your supervisors during regular supervisory meetings. Having critically investigated and evaluated an approved topic, a thesis of up to 30,000 words will be presented for examination and this will include an oral examination where you will defend your thesis to the satisfaction of the examiners.
Why Oxford Brookes University?
After you graduate
We are passionate about fostering the careers of our researchers and ensure that they gain research skills training, leadership experience and teaching practice as part of the doctoral programmes we offer.
Bespoke careers advice is also embedded into our programme as we think this is a key element of your personal and professional development during your time with us.
How to apply
English language requirements
Find out more about fees and funding opportunities by visiting our finance web pages:
- Postgraduate finance for UK students »
- Postgraduate finance for EU students »
- Postgraduate finance for students outside the EU »
Fees increase by approximately 4% each year and apply to all MPhil, MPhil/PhD, PhD, MA by Research, MSc by Research and LLM by Research programmes.
If you have any questions about fees get in touch with the Research Degrees Team at email@example.com
Please also see the UK Government information about funding Postgraduate study.