Develop your language skills and gain a greater understanding of the political, environmental, and social issues affecting Japan and the Asia region.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Japan has long been and will continue to be one of Australia’s major partners in economy, politics, cultural exchange, research and development. In this course you’ll develop your language skills and gain a greater understanding of the political, environmental, and social issues affecting Japan and the Asia region.
You can choose elective units depending on your areas of interest. Popular electives within this major include ‘Love and Sexuality in Japan’ and ‘Semester in Japan’. You can also choose to add an extra semester or year of study in Japan at one of our exchange partner universities.
You can combine Japanese with a major in Asian Studies, to strengthen your appreciation of Japan’s historical, political, economic and cultural context, and its global engagement. Other double major options include History, International Aid and Development, Tourism and Events, Games Art and Design or Global Politics and Policy.
When you graduate, you could become a Japanese specialist in Australia, Japan and elsewhere, particularly in the areas of education, hospitality, media, and public services.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- School of Arts
- Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Japanese
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
The course is open to beginners as well as those with language competency. Students with language competency will be granted exemption from lower level language units and will be placed at the level appropriate to their level of competency. Such students may be required to take alternative units to replace the lower level language units. Native speakers of Japanese or those who have studied for two or more years at post-primary level at a Japanese-medium school cannot enrol in this major.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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