Sasakawa Studentship

Masters by Research

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Key facts

Start dates

September 2024

Application deadline

23 February 2024

Location

Headington

Course length

Full time: 1 year

More details

Eligibility: Home/EU with settled status
Bursary: £15,000 towards living expenses
Fees: Applicants will be responsible for paying their own fees.

This course is not available to students classed as International for fees purposes.

Overview

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Masters by Research Studentship in Japanese studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation.

Oxford Brookes University offers a broad range of expertise on Japanese culture and language, but we would be particularly interested in candidates researching ageing and care, precarious or marginalised groups, contemporary Buddhism and other religious practice, film, or popular culture. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Europe Japan Research Centre, and we are one of the only Universities in the UK offering a specialisation in the Anthropology of Japan.

Clerici Building - Headington Campus

Additional details

The faculty can nominate candidates for a Masters by Research for a studentship of £15,000, for the 2024/25 academic year. Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees.

Applicants may be of any nationality, but applicants must be either UK citizens (regardless of their current residency) or settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of their Masters course.

How to apply

Entry requirements

A good first degree (2:1 or above) or be predicted to obtain one. You must be either a UK citizen (regardless of your current residency) or settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of your MA course.

The research proposal must focus on Japan. It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking.

Interviews may partly be conducted in conversational Japanese, if relevant to your project.

Application process

To request application information please contact hss-researchdegrees@brookes.ac.uk  with “Sasakawa Masters by Research studentship” clearly labelled in the subject line.

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Research degree fees and project costs
Home fees will be confirmed in Spring 2024, current rate is £4,712. International fees £16,900. Annual Bursary: £15,000 towards living expenses for a maximum of 1 year.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

Tuition fees

2024 / 25
Research degree fees and project costs
Home fees will be confirmed in Spring 2024, current rate is £4,712. International fees £16,900. Annual Bursary: £15,000 towards living expenses for a maximum of 1 year.

Questions about fees?

Contact Student Finance on:

+44 (0)1865 534400

financefees@brookes.ac.uk