Japan is an important player on the world stage. This degree will combine core and optional modules so you can learn Japanese from scratch, as well as gaining an insight into the culture, history and politics of Japan and East Asia as a whole. You’ll spend a year studying at a Japanese university to improve your skills, as well as studying topics from translation to Japanese cinema, Sino-Japanese relations and East Asian religions. This course is only open to non-native Japanese speakers. If you have little or no knowledge of Russian, this degree will allow you to learn the language from scratch while gaining an insight into Russian culture, history and politics. Core modules will develop your speaking, reading, listening and writing skills and you’ll spend your second year studying in Russia to improve them. You’ll also be introduced to Russian culture and literature and choose from a wide range of optional modules exploring topics that suit your interests.