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Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies) is not currently open for applications. Please check the sidebar for the relevant dates.

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. Please note that the one-year MPhil in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies by Research (Japanese Studies) is offered by dissertation only, and is not a taught course option.

Learning Outcomes

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 dissertation;
  • 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.

Continuing

Applicants for the PhD should submit, via the Applicant Portal, a workable and interesting research proposal and demonstrate that they have the required academic knowledge and skills to carry out their project.

Admission is at the discretion of the Degree Committee, which judges each graduate applicant on his or her own merits and in accordance with its own set rules and regulations.


Open Days

The University of Cambridge will be hosting its Cambridge Postgraduate Open Day on Friday 1 November 2019. Visit the Postgraduate Open Day page for more details.

Key Information


11 months full-time

Master of Philosophy

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Enquiries

Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 2, 2019
Application deadline
June 2, 2020
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2020

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 3, 2019
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 9, 2019

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