The discipline of Japanese Studies aims to provide distinct educational opportunities, including:
Japan is of increasing fundamental importance to Australia for political, strategic and economic reasons. Japanese linguistic, socio-linguistic, and socio-cultural skills are highly sought after in the Australian context and potential career opportunities for students are diverse. Japanese Studies' graduates can be found working in government, the corporate and tourism sectors and in language education, law and research.
Studying Japanese at UNSW
A major sequence in Japanese Studies is available in the Bachelor of Arts and related combined degree programs as well as other degrees. Students from other faculties may also enrol in Japanese courses.
For students with HSC or other Japanese language studies (including background speakers), a multipoint entry system operates and, subject to an individual placement test, students will be allocated to the most suitable course level.
Honours and postgraduate study are also available.
Japanese Studies can be studied as