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Japanese Temple

Why Study Japanese?

Japan is one of the largest economies in the world. Learning the Japanese language can help you broaden your opportunities for a global profession as well as creating a gateway into other Asian cultures and languages. Japanese is also a major language used for online content and other modes of digital media. Why not study Japanese and enter the world of Japan’s unique language, modern society and culture?

Academic Modules

The modules in this programme may be taken for credit as part of your degree study or as a standalone module (for a separate fee). They are also open to postgraduate students and university staff. We offer a range of levels, depending on the language, as well as accelerated options for those who wish to develop their language skills at a faster pace.

Most of our modules are year-long and can therefore be taken for 24 or 30 CATS (determined by your home department).

Lifelong Learning Courses

Courses within this programme may not be taken as part of your degree. They are available to those wishing to learn a language at a more relaxed pace. We offer a wide range of language courses that can take you from beginner through to advanced level, with the majority of the classes timetabled in the evenings.

Upon completion of the course you may be eligible for a certificate awarded by the Language Centre (the eligibility criteria can be found here).