SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme covers both pre'modern and modern literatures of Japan; it includes the study of literary works written in the original languages, as well as an introduction to literary theory.

Course Modules

Japanese traditional drama (Master's); modern Japanese literature (Master's); theory and techniques of comparative literature; readings in pre'modern Japanese literature (Master's); readings in modern Japanese literature; practical translation: English into Japanese; practical translation: Japanese into English; dissertation.

Course Additional Entry

Minimum upper 2nd Class Honours degree (or equivalent), plus linguistic competence in Japanese.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate)
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)