The two-year MA programme Japanese studies is unique in the Netherlands.
With a world-class teaching and research portfolio that covers East Asia and looks at the region from a multi-disciplinary standpoint, the programme provides you with unique insights into a comprehensive range of cutting-edge topics in modern and pre-modern Japan. The MA programme in Leiden is an international and cosmopolitan one, drawing students from around the world. This gives the programme an outward-looking and creative tone that seeks to foster 'world citizens' as well as first-class scholars.
Building on the uniquely long and intimate relations between The Netherlands and Japan, Leiden University has one of the oldest and most established centres of Japanese Studies in the Western world.
Graduates will be qualified to follow a career that requires high-level Japanese. They will have sophisticated analytical and critical skills, and have a well-developed academic understanding of the most pertinent aspects of Japanese Studies. They will be able to interrogate textual and oral resources, to conduct research independently, and to isolate areas of critical interest.
BA degree in Japanese Studies or its equivalent, with a relevant regional or disciplinary specialisation (see website www.mastersinleiden.nl).
Sufficient command of Japanese. See website www.mastersinleiden.nl for details.
IELTS overall band: 6.5, TOEFL paper based: 570, TOEFL computer based: 230, TOEFL internet based: 88
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