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University of Leeds

Asia Pacific Studies and Japanese

UCAS Code: TT23
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
Ucas points guide

128-136

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Subjects
  • Japanese studies
  • South Asian studies
Student score
72% MED
72% MED
% employed or in further study
92% MED
95% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
ABB-AAB

A foreign language at A Level is preferred.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

AAAABB - AABBBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

75%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Tuition fee & financial support

Not available

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in:

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Technology leader, economic giant and cultural powerhouse, Japan is a fascinating country and an important player in the international community. This degree will allow you to develop language skills in Japanese while gaining an insight into the complex culture, history and politics of Japan and the wider Asia Pacific region. Core modules will build your written and spoken language skills and introduce you to the modern history of the Asia Pacific region. Then youâ??ll choose from a variety of optional modules to gain a better understanding of life in Japan and the Asia Pacific, from East Asian religions to Japanese cinema, Korean politics and the role of women in Chinese society. Youâ??ll even spend a year studying at a Japanese university to immerse yourself in local culture. Great facilities and expert tutors will help you make the most of your studies â?? and youâ??ll gain valuable skills that really appeal to employers.

Modules

Year 1: Basic Japanese language; Japanese culture; Japanese society; East Asian history; Asia Pacific studies; elective subject. Year 2: Study in Japan. Year 3: Using Japanese; understanding Japanese; international politics of the Asia Pacific; options from: Japanese literature; Japanese economy; Japan's politics and international relations; Japanese religion; politics in contemporary Japan; Sino-Japanese relations; Asia Pacific studies; elective. Year 4: Using Japanese; understanding Japanese; economic development in East Asia; option.

University of Leeds

Brotherton Library

Studying at the University of Leeds and becoming a member of Leeds University Union will provide you with an experience like no other. The campus nestled in the heart of Leeds is a hive of activity from world-class research to inspirational academic lectures and exceptional Union events. We have more than 300 clubs and societies for sports, dance, media, politics and volunteering.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
16% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
57% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
417 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 92% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are artistic, literary and media occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
In 2012, fewer than 170 students graduated from the UK with degrees in Japanese, so anyone studying the subject will get a very rare qualification – so take that into consideration when drawing conclusions from the data above. There does appear to be a higher than usual unemployment rate after six months, but this is more to do with the very small number of graduates than any lack of demand for the degree. Nearly one in five of graduates went to work abroad, and those working in the UK tended to be in London. Employers rate graduates who have more than one language, but you'll need to have them as part of a whole package of good skills.
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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 76%
Student score 72% MED
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

68%

Staff are good at explaining things

81%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK
18% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
58% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
413 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
71% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study 95% LOW
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

14%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Very few graduates take this subject and so we don't have much data to go on when looking at what graduates do with this type of degree. If you are interested in studying this subject, then it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what you might expect from the course and what previous graduates did.
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