Contrary to the other specialisations, these specialisations require advanced knowledge of the relevant language.
These two-year programmes are for students with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies, Japanese studies or Korean studies, depending on the choice of programme. The programmes emphasise disciplinary specialisation, and focus on developing fluent classical or modern language skills, with a year spent at a university in the relevant country. Advanced proficiency is required in the language in question. Students are expected to use primary materials in the language of their study when writing their MA thesis.
The number of places in the Japanese Studies specialisation is limited.
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