SOAS, University of London

Course Introduction

This programme offers you extensive instruction in the theory of Japanese language learning, teaching and research methods. This programme focuses on the practical study of second language acquisition and Japanese language teaching in relation to linguistic theory, specifically in higher education. The programme includes teaching on how to evaluate published materials and research papers related to Japanese language teaching, conducting pedagogical research, as well as designing teaching materials and lesson plans.

Course Modules

Core modules: Applied linguistics and language pedagogy; Japanese language learning and teaching; dissertation in applied linguistics and language pedagogy. Compulsory module for students with no background of general linguistics: Introduction to the study of language. Optional modules: 2nd language acquisition and bilingualism; language, society and communication; syntactic structure of Japanese 1; syntactic structure of Japanese 2.

Course Additional Entry

Upper 2nd Class or equivalent in a BA in a relevant discipline (linguistics or applied linguistics), or a BA in another discipline including some relevant units, or relevant professional qualifications (for example, a diploma'level teaching qualifications or exceptional and documented experience in language teaching). Native or native'like proficiency in Japanese.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £17,215  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,985  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £8,608  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate) £3,993  Academic year. First year home fees