🎓 Masters Programme

MA in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies


Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures together with the University of East Anglia are delighted to announce the launch of our new MA programme in Interdisciplinary Japanese Studies, beginning in autumn 2020. Check out the UEA page for the latest information on the coming academic year.

Administered through UEA’s Interdisciplinary Institute for the Humanities, home to the University’s Centre for Japanese Studies, this MA course is a collaboration of Japan specialists from both the University and the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures. Lecturers with academic focus on Japan from several schools of study at UEA, as well as academic staff of the Sainsbury Institute together have developed an innovative interdisciplinary curriculum for students who want to know about Japan, its place in the world, and its transforming cultural identity.

We hope that this course will help create a new generation of versatile experts on Japan, who are well-equipped to cross geographical, disciplinary, and institutional borders, ready to jump-start their careers in this exciting field.

Meet the Lecturers

With such a wide range of topics covered in this MA, there is sure to be a special subject that fits your interests. Our lecturers came together to explain their passions to help you decide where to let your interest in Japan take you.

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Norwich is the home of the UK’s leading research centre for the study of Japanese arts, media, and visual cultures. Building on UEA’s strengths in media studies, creative writing, intercultural communication, gender studies, and history, the course offers a wide range of disciplinary approaches and methods.

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The MA brings together world-leading experts from both the Sainsbury Institute and the University to give you every opportunity to find what excites you most.

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Explore the diverse range of topics covered by the MA and find out what we can do to help you find what’s right for you.

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Through the MA, students gain access to the wide range of first class resources from the Sainsbury Institute, University of East Anglia and Centre for Japanese Studies.

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Lectures & Seminars

The Third Thursday Lectures from the Sainsbury Institute and the CJS Webinar series complement course content and provide the opportunity for students to further explore specialities.

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Applications open for 2022

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