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Japanese and/with Journalism (BA): 4-year, part-time degree by evening study

Programme status: Fully Approved

This pioneering BA degree in Japanese and journalism allows you to combine study of the Japanese language and its associated culture with the practice-oriented study of journalism, and to do so with a fairly even emphasis on the 2 halves of this programme of study.

You will learn, on the one side, how to develop journalistic skills, with an emphasis on written and online practice, relevant to a wide range of professional contexts. You will be taught by industry professionals with experience not only in how to write for different media and audiences, but also in how the industry works. The journalism modules offered in this course also emphasise the importance of awareness of the cultural, political and industrial contexts in which journalism is situated.

On the Japanese side, you will study Japanese language from a beginner's or near-beginner's level to a high-intermediate/advanced level of proficiency. Furthermore, the course provides you with a solid grounding in modern Japanese society and culture and, through option modules, specialist knowledge of the media industries in Japan and their practices.

This programme is also available for full-time evening study over 3 years.