Japanese is a major global language spoken in one of the world’s biggest economies. This varied and dynamic degree will allow you to learn Japanese from scratch while gaining an in-depth understanding of how language works – how it’s structured, the way it’s used and how we interpret it. Core modules will introduce you to the principles and concepts of linguistics, as well as developing your language skills. You’ll also study phonetics, gaining an understanding of the physical production and perception of speech sounds. But we also offer a wide range of optional modules, from Japanese literature and international relations to cultures and traditions across East Asia, as well as language acquisition, psycholinguistics and discourse analysis. We teach Japanese from beginners’ level – the course is for non-native speakers of the language only, but if you have some prior knowledge we can usually accommodate your needs.