First taught at Edinburgh in 1976, Japanese Studies has developed to encompass a thriving postgraduate research programme covering a wide spectrum of interests in history, politics, and the performing and literary arts.
Join our community and undertake a specialised research project under the guidance of experienced and well-published supervisors.
Working with colleagues elsewhere in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, and across the wider University, we are able to support PhD theses crossing boundaries between languages and/or disciplines, including comparative literature, film studies, and translation studies.
Training and support in Japanese at The University of Edinburgh
This programme includes optional training on research skills, methods and problems. Between the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures (LLC), the Careers Service and the Institute for Academic Development (IAD), you’ll find a further range of programmes and resources to help you develop your postgraduate skills, as well as having access to the University’s fantastic libraries, collections and worldwide strategic partnerships.
We have particular strengths in:
- Japanese performing arts, both traditional (especially Japanese drama of the Tokugawa period), and contemporary
- Japanese/Chinese relations
- media and politics
- the history of Japanese religion (especially Zhenyan or Shingon Buddhism)
- the Meiji period
- traditional and modern Japanese literature
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before
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- A UK 2:1 honours degree and a masters degree, or their international equivalents, in a related subject. We may also consider your application if you have equivalent qualifications or experience; please check with your potential supervisor before you apply.
International21150 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21150 GBP per year during 36 months.
National4500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 4500 GBP per year during 36 months.
PhD PT fees
- International - £10,575
- Home: £2,250
Living costs for Edinburgh
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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