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Durham University

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Japanese Studies

School of Modern Languages and Cultures: Japanese Studies

Why Study Japanese at Durham?

Durham University

Durham University stands in a lovely ancient city on a magnificent site, crowned by the cathedral, it is often described as the finest example of Romanesque architecture in Britain. Along side the cathedral is the somewhat older castle, which is now a part of the University. Whilst the University was officially founded in 1832, Durham has been a site of learning back into the first millennium AD. Its excellence in both teaching and research are long established and is one of the premier British universities.

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Japanese Studies at Durham

Japanese language, literature and related subjects have been taught at Durham University for well over half a century, welcoming students from all over the world to study for undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees. For regulations for the BA degree in Japanese Studies please follow this link. These regulations provide for different pathways in the language for beginners and post A-level students. The areas of research and teaching include the following:

Japanese language

Japanese linguistics

Japanese literature

Japanese translation

Japanese / English translation has been taught since 2008 as part of an MA in Translation Studies degree at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures. This offers a combination of common modules which MA students of all languages take, so you get the opportunity to mix with a wide range of students, and dedicated teaching for Japanese / English translation. There is also the opportunity to go on to a PhD degree in translation studies.

Other Japanese Language and Culture Teaching

In addition to this specialist programme MLaC offers open modules in Japanese language (four levels) to students throughout the university as for-credit modules. Japanese culture modules are also offered to students throughout the university as option modules.

Contact Details

Durham University,
DH1 3LE,
Telephone: +44 (0)191 334 2000