Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA (Hons)

Japanese, Intercultural Communication and Linguistics BA (Hons)

Study Japanese whether you are a beginner or have some previous experience with the language. We will place you at the appropriate level of language learning when you arrive. By the end of the course you will be able to have conversations in Japanese. You will learn to give presentations and write in Japanese, allowing you to use the language for academic, social and professional purposes. You will usually reach the upper B2/C1 level on the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR). You can also choose to take the Japanese Language Proficiency Test at level 6 for not extra cost. Please note that this course is not suitable for applicants who already have B1 level or above of the Common European Framework for Languages (CEFR) in Japanese.

Immerse yourself in Japanese culture with a year studying abroad in Japan. While abroad you will take Japanese language classes at your host university. You will also take classes taught in English or Japanese that are relevant to your degree.

Our approach to teaching Intercultural Communication will give you both theoretical expertise and experience of communicating with people from different cultures. You will explore how language relates to speakers' intentions and purposes in social interaction. You may also examine how language choices can express identities and cultural values.

The Linguistics part of the course gives you a working knowledge of how language works, how we use it and how it is structured. You will explore how we articulate speech and how English differs around the world. Depending on the modules you choose, you can learn how the mind processes language, how English is used around the world, or feminist and queer applications of linguistics.

Entry Requirements


  • 104 UCAS Tariff points
  • 3 GCSEs at grade C/4 (or equivalent) including English Language.

International Students

If you are an international student you will need to show that your qualifications match our entry requirements.

Information about international qualifications and entry requirements can be found on our International pages.

If English is not your first language you will need to show that you have English Language competence at IELTS level 6.0 (with no skill below 5.5) or equivalent.

Mature Learners Entry Scheme

If you have been out of education for 3 years or more and have a grade C GCSE in English Language or equivalent, you are eligible for our entry scheme for mature learners. It's a scheme that recognises non-traditional entry qualifications and experience for entry onto this course. Information on how to apply can be found on our dedicated page.

Career Prospects

On this course you will develop an understanding of the complex relationships between different cultures. You will gain specialist skills in analysing language and presenting linguistic data. The transferrable skills you develop in communication, research and problem solving are in high demand in a range of careers.

This degree could be the first step toward your career as a:

  • Dictionary editor
  • Diplomatic service officer
  • Government social research officer
  • Intelligence analyst
  • International aid worker
  • Translator

Course Details

Year 1

Accelerated Japanese 1 OR Japanese Communication 1
Language and Society
Introduction to Language and Linguistics
Accelerated Japanese 2 OR Japanese Communication 2
Deaf Cultures

Year 2

Japanese Language and Society 1
Analysing Texts
Applied Phonetics and Phonology
Language, Gender and Sexuality
World Englishes
Japanese Language and Society 2
Intercultural Communication
Forensic Linguistics
Language and Literacy

Year 3

Reflective Report

Year 4

Japanese Language Project 1
Language, Identities and Cultures
Japanese Language Project 2
Attitudes to Language
East Asian Linguistics and Culture

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