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. Russian Civilisation allows you to study Russian literature, media, history, politics, religious practices, economic and social issues to gain a wide range of skills. You don’t need any language skills, but you’ll have the chance to learn at beginners’ level in your first year. A combination of core and optional modules will give you a firm grounding in different aspects of Russian culture alongside specialist knowledge in the areas that interest you the most.