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Japanese Studies

... looks into questions such as ...

  • What did the Japanese language sound like 1000 and 500 years ago?
  • What are the similarities and differences between Japanese and other languages?
  • What kind of changes has the Japanese society undergone?
  • What kind of exchange had been taking place between Japan and other Asian countries historically?

Degree programmes

 

Japanese Studies, Master 2 subject

Profile

Degree: Master of Arts
Start: Winter- and summer semester
Duration: 4 semesters
Classroom language: German

Detailed information for international applicants

What's it all about?

This degree programme is unique, because ...

 it is part of Germany’s only faculty of East Asian Studies and looks into Japanese history and philology throughout all eras, exploring a variety of issues.

It provides the opportunity to specialise in the following fields
 
  • History (especially Early Modern and Modern)
  • Philology

You choose between one of the two options.

Who is suited?

Those who wish to enrol in this degree programme,
 

have:

enjoy:

  • reflecting about languages (major: philology)
  • analysing historical processes (major: history)
  • studying challenging literature

struggle though:

  • Japanese literature and original sources
This degree programme is suited for graduates in the following subjects
 
  • Japanese Studies, B.A.
Graduates from this degree programme frequently work
 
  • in the cultural sector
  • in the media
  • as language teachers
  • as translators
  • in Japan-oriented organisations

And else?

An internship ...

is optional.

Studying abroad ...

is recommended.

Where do I find help?

Academic advisory office

Daniel Wollnik, M.A.
Building, Room: AKAFÖ-Haus, Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2.18
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-26256
Email:
Website academic advisory office

Contact students

Fachschaft Ostasienwissenschaften
Building, Room: AKAFÖ-Haus, Universitätsstr. 134, Raum 2/30
Phone: +49 (0)234 / 32-25033
Email:
Website Fachschaft