MPhil - Japanese as a subject
The Master of Philosophy is a one-year research-based degree in which candidates undertake a programme of supervised research which critically investigates a topic of substance and significance.
The study of Japanese at Waikato involves the acquisition of Japanese language and the study of the history and culture of Japan.
- Applied Linguistics
- Computer Science
- Earth Sciences
- Environmental Sciences
- Health, Sport and Human Performance
- International Management
- Materials and Processing
- Māori and Indigenous Studies
- Māori Cultural Studies/Tikanga Māori
- Pacific and Indigenous Studies
- Political Science
- Population Studies
- Population Studies and Demography
- Screen and Media Studies
- Strategic Management
- Theatre Studies
- Tourism Management
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|Start Dates:||Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)|
|Fees (Domestic):||$6,332-$6,763 per year|
|Fees (International):||$28,675 - $37,710 per year|
|Entry Requirements:||Postgraduate International|
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|*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.|
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- International Lawyer
- Tour Guide
- Translator or Interpreter
- Travel Agent
Papers available within Japanese
Prescriptions for the MPhil
The Master of Philosophy is a one year research-based degree in which students undertake a programme of approved and supervised research that leads to a thesis which critically investigates an approved topic of substance and significance, demonstrates expertise in the methods of research and scholarship, displays intellectual independence and makes a substantial original contribution to the subject area concerned, and is of publishable quality.
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Japanese is available as a pathway within the International Languages and Cultures major or supporting subject for the BA, as a specialisation (set out below), and as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.
Japanese pathway within International Languages and Cultures major
International Languages and Cultures is available as a major for the BA. International Languages and Cultures may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled. For full details see International Languages and Cultures major.
Japanese language specialisation
Within the BA, BBA, BCS, BECom, BMS, BSocSc and BTour a Japanese Language specialisation is available, and within the BSc and BSc(Tech) a specialisation in Science International in Japanese is available. The aim of the specialisation is to provide students with an element of linguistic and cultural competence that better equips them for the professional and personal challenges of a globalised environment; as well as support the initiative to encourage the study of languages.
A specialisation in Japanese for the BA and BSocSc requires 60 points above 100 level in Japanese, made up of JAPA231, JAPA232 and JAPA331.
The point of entry into the Japanese programme depends on previous experience. Students with little or no previous experience will start with JAPA131. Students with 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Japanese, or good results in NCEA Level 2 Japanese should start from JAPA231. Students who are uncertain about where to start should contact the Convenor of Japanese.
Please note: For all graduate subject requirements check the information provided in the papers section above.