Japanese Studies


Japan is of fundamental importance to Australia and Asia for political, strategic and economic reasons. Whether you have a connection with Japanese music, anime and manga or ambitions to work with one of Australia’s major economic partners; Japanese Studies at UNSW will further your understanding and knowledge of Japan’s language, society and customs. UNSW is home to one of the largest Japanese programs in Australia, and our teaching team has been honoured by the Australian Federal Government in 2012 for being some of the “most inspiring” teachers in Australia.

What you will study

Our language programs cater for students of all levels, whether you have never studied languages before or have studied at an advanced level. Entry is flexible, which means that whatever your level of experience, you can study a language course suited to your skills.

You will be immersed in both the language and culture of your chosen tongue from day one. Beginner’s courses focus on language skills and grammar using a communicative approach that emphasises interaction. Courses at Intermediate, Advanced and Professional levels maintain and develop language skills while providing in-depth contextual knowledge through the study of pop culture, history, teaching, interpreting, translation, linguistics and literature.

If you have prior language knowledge you will need to take an online placement evaluation so that we can assess your skills and select an appropriate level of course for you. Information about the evaluation and additional course details can be found on the web at: hal.arts.unsw.edu.au

Japanese Studies can be studied as 

Specialisation Stream Type Stream
Japanese Studies Honours JAPNDH4504

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