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Bachelor of Arts - Japanese Studies

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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The Bachelor of Arts prepares you for a huge range of careers, and you can build your degree in a way that suits you – study a single or a double major, select from a wide range of minors or add elective papers from another area of study. Throughout your Bachelor of Arts you’ll develop effective communication, critical thinking and analysis skills, as well as the ability to research and present professionally. These skills are key to any professional role.

Combine learning about contemporary Japanese society and culture with papers from another area of interest to prepare yourself for a wide range of careers.

Japan is an exciting combination of high tech and peaceful contemplation. When you learn Japanese at AUT you’ll gain insight into the diversity of Japanese culture and build strong, transferable skills like intercultural competence. Social clubs where you can practise your skills will make your learning experience exciting and fun.
With this major you can pair learning contemporary Japanese with papers in a range of subjects, from social sciences and translation to business and international studies. It’s a great way to build your own unique skillset for your future career.
Key features:

  • Combine learning Japanese with other interests like business, tourism, social sciences, translation or interpreting
  • Practise your skills in our weekly Japanese club Ocha no Jikan
  • Workplace experience in your final year

Career opportunities:
Explore Japanese culture, values and society, as well as the essentials of Japanese language.
This major can be studied as part of a double major, and graduates can choose from a wide range of careers in New Zealand’s increasingly multicultural workplaces.

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Japanese Studies major: Not available for native speakers of Japanese.

Useful New Zealand school subjects

All subjects are useful, in particular Art History, Classical Studies, English, Geography, History, Media Studies and other languages.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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