=55 th
World University Rankings 2020
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University Impact Ranking 2019
51–60 th
World Reputation Rankings 2019
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Politics and Japanese - University of Manchester

The Joint Honours BA Politics and Japanese at Manchester is an innovative collaboration between the School of Social Sciences and the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures. It offers unrivalled flexibility through its combination of politics, history and economics options in addition to the study of your chosen language and culture, providing an intercultural perspective that is increasingly at a premium in today's context of globalised studies and career paths. **Japanese** - Students will be studying Japanese throughout the course. The core language teaching enables students to develop various linguistic skills: speaking and writing accurately; understanding and analysing audio, video and written materials; using different registers; speaking to a group with confidence; and translating with appropriate sensitivity. - Students follow a Japanese Studies curriculum through which they will learn about Japan-related topics in historical, linguistic, cultural, religious and other contexts, drawing on the wide range of research carried out by staff in Japanese Studies. - The course centres around a core framework in year 1 but some choice of modules from year 2 onwards will enable students to focus on particular areas of interest in the study of Japan and East Asia. Applicants should be aware that learning Japanese is very intensive and that a great deal of time is required for this throughout the course (extending through the summer period between years one and two, particularly for beginners). The first few weeks may be particularly intensive for those who have not encountered Japanese script and we strongly advise all applicants to ensure that they have learned at least the hiragana script prior to Week One of teaching; guidance on materials to help with this can be obtained from the language tutors. **Aims** - Develop strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of key areas of global politics, including European/international politics, international relations, global security and international development. - Develop the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to allow you to access and engage fully with political, historical and cultural issues in your chosen language. - Offer a truly intercultural perspective on your studies and future career, facilitated by the possibility of studying a second language - either as a beginner or at a more advanced level - across your degree. **Why Manchester?** Politics with a Modern Foreign Language is taught across two specialist schools, benefiting from all the expertise that these have to offer. Combining the study of Politics and Language gives you a unique dual perspective on your studies in both areas. You can study a second language throughout your degree, as a beginner or at a more advanced level. You will develop strong analytical skills and an informed understanding of key areas of global politics, including European/international politics, international relations, global security, ethics, war and the role of emerging economic powers. You will also develop the linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to allow you to access and engage fully with political, historical and cultural issues in your chosen language.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Start date
    2020-09-21
  • Location
    Main Site,ManchesterUnited Kingdom
  • Fees & Finances
  • EU Year 1 £9,250
  • England Year 1 £9,250
  • Northern Ireland Year 1 £9,250
  • Scotland Year 1 £9,250
  • Wales Year 1 £9,250
  • Channel Islands Year 1 £9,250
  • International Year 1 £18,500