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University of Central Lancashire

Asia Pacific Studies - Japanese

UCAS Code: 6D49

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


96 to 112 UCAS points at A2

96 to 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

96 to 122 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

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OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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96 to 112 UCAS points

96 to 112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

96-112

About this course


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Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

4.0 years | Full-time with time abroad | 2021

Subject

Asian studies

**Course Overview**

- Explore the culture, politics and international role of the Asia Pacific while becoming fluent in language from the region – laying the foundation for a huge variety of exciting career paths.

- Asia Pacific countries have a huge influence in today’s global economy. The modules you’ll study on this course will offer a well-rounded appreciation of why. You’ll study your chosen language – whether Chinese, Japanese, Korean or Russian – intensively at our campus in Preston, before gaining invaluable experience with a year spent in the region.

- While the course is built on a foundation of advanced language skills, it brings together expertise from a wide variety of different areas. You’ll gain insight into the culture, society, history, economy, international relations and politics of the Asia Pacific, giving you the fullest picture of the character and way of life in the region.

- It’s this mix that sets our graduates apart from others. You don’t need any previous knowledge of the language to get started. But by the time you graduate, you should leave us a confident communicator, with a range of transferrable skills and a good understanding of the region – ready for work in a multitude of industries in or engaged with the Asia Pacific.

**Why study with us**

- Our Asian Studies courses are ranked 2nd in the North West and in the UK top 10 for teaching quality – National Student Survey 2019.

- Our Confucius Institute is a partnership between ourselves, Beijing International Studies University and Hanban, promoting Chinese culture and language.

- We’re home to the only Institute of Korean Studies outside London, together with the Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific, the Northern Institute of Taiwan Studies and the Centre for Austronesian Studies.

Modules

Year 1: Core Modules; The Shaping of the Asia Pacific Region, Japanese Language 1 or Post-A level Japanese Language 1, Background to Japan. Optional modules - Students may also take other free elective modules not listed as part of the optional choices on the above programme: Beginners Chinese Language and Culture, Beginners Korean Language and Culture, Beginners Russian Language and Culture, Introduction to International Business, Issues in Sustainability, Global Politics, Nationalism and Imperialism in Asia: China, India, Japan and Siam 1850-1945, Background to China, Background to Korea, Background to Russian Studies

Year 2: Core Modules; Cultural Transformations and Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Asia Pacific, Japanese Language 2A & 2B, Aspects of Japanese Society or Investigating Japan Project, or Post-A Level Japanese Studies Language 2A & 2B, Aspects of Japanese Society or Investigating Japan Project. Optional modules: Sociology of Religion, Cold War in Asia: History, Conflict and Society 1945-89, Contemporary Korean Society and Culture, Global Environment of Business, Globalisation: History, Theory and Approaches

Year 3 and 4: Students on the 4 year programme spend this year abroad. Students on the 3 year programme progress directly to Year 4.
Core Modules; Development and Change in the Asia Pacific Region, Dissertation, Japanese Language 3. Optional modules; Interpreting Japan through Literature and Cultural Readings, Divided Korea, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan since 1947

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Humanities, Language and Global Studies

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

71%
med
Asian studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Asian studies

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
49%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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After graduation


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Asian studies

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Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
60%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Teaching and educational professionals
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Artistic, literary and media occupations

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