Japan is one of the world’s biggest economies, but it’s also home to a rich and varied culture and a complex, changing society. This degree will allow you to develop your language skills while exploring the diversity of Japanese society – and you’ll spend a year at a Japanese university to gain first-hand experience. Core modules will allow you to develop your spoken and written Japanese, while optional modules are the starting point for you to choose the elements of Japanese culture, history or politics that interest you. You could also take modules on Chinese society, or explore East Asia more generally. Leeds is one of Europe’s largest centres for East Asian Studies. That means we can offer flexible degree programmes with a wide range of options, covering topics that stretch across the Asia Pacific region. We focus on modern Japanese life, but we don’t ignore the complex history that brought it to this point.