Japanese Studies


Japanese Studies aims for students to achieve an understanding of Japan through the medium of the Japanese language and to acquire the critical intellectual skills needed to communicate that understanding effectively. It also seeks to prepare students to participate actively in an increasingly intercultural world. You will be able to take units of study in the Japanese language as well as socio-cultural knowledge and generic skills, incorporating critical and analytical thinking, independent learning, essay writing, and cooperative group skills.

The honours year

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) year provides students who have qualified for, or been awarded, an undergraduate pass degree in the arts or humanities the opportunity to extend their potential in research. Students may continue to work in the area of their undergraduate study or undertake research in a different area.
The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) focuses on establishing your individual research practise, further equipping you for employment or entry into the Master of Arts or Doctor of Philosophy programs.

Workload and assessment

Honours in Japanese Studies consists of a thesis of 15000-20000 words and 6000-8000 words of written work, or it?s equivalent, for each seminar. Each of the two seminars meets weekly for 2 hours, for one semester. The thesis is worth 60% of the final mark, and each seminar is worth 20%. While you will receive marks for all pieces of assessment, your academic transcripts will record only your final, overall Honours mark.

Related subject areas

Asian Studies

Our courses that offer this honours subject area