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MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies)

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT

  • Duration

    11 months

Course summary

This MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies) provides initial research training and, in most cases, aims to develop students' linguistic skills as well as methodological sophistication.

Assessment

Thesis

For the MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies), students will submit a thesis of not more than 25,000 words, including footnotes and appendices but excluding bibliography on a subject approved by the Degree Committee. All MPhil theses must include a brief abstract at the start of the thesis of no more than 400 words.

Those students who take the MPhil by research will be required to take a viva examination (oral examination in person), which is normally held in September.

At the end of the MPhil programme, students will be expected to have:

  • acquired, where appropriate, the ability to read, interpret and translate primary sources in Modern and/or classical Japanese;
  • acquired a good knowledge of the general scholarship on modern and/or classical Japanese culture(s);
  • acquired an in-depth knowledge of the secondary literature relevant to the subject of their thesis;
  • developed the ability to formulate original research questions and to produce a well-constructed argument to answer them, in the form of an independent piece of research based on the use of primary and secondary sources; and
  • developed independent library- and internet-based research skills concomitant with successful completion of a Masters-level degree.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 26,208overall cost

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

  • University League Table

    1st

  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    2nd out of 15

  • Entry standards

    / Max 226
    198 94%

    2nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    n/a

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    n/a

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