Faculty of Arts
Japanese Studies
Offered As: Major
URL: https://japanese.hku.hk/programme.html
*Open to students of other Faculties:
What is it about? The programme combines intensive training in Japanese language with a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives into Japanese history, literature, society, and culture. Students follow a core language pathway for three years, developing a high level of proficiency in Japanese while simultaneously enriching their understanding of Japan through a diverse selection of elective courses taught in Japanese and English.
Offering Faculty/ Department/ School/Institute School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)


Pre-requisite requirements and/or other conditions for declaring the major/minor Major:
Without prior knowledge in Japanese: JAPN1011 and JAPN1088 and JAPN1099

With prior knowledge in Japanese: JAPN1011 and required to take a placement test to determine their level of entry into the core language pathway. For details, please check with SMLC.
Career opportunities Graduates will be prepared to enter a wide range of careers in the public and private sectors in which a comprehensive and sophisticated understanding of Japan is essential to success. For further information, please check with SMLC, Faculty or CEDARS (Careers & Placement).
Further information http://www.japanese.hku.hk/
Contact T: 39172000
E: smlc@hku.hk
* Note: Students pursuing curricula with major / minor programme(s) must complete at least one major programme from their home Faculties upon graduation. Disclaimer: The information mainly applies to students admitted in 2021-22 and thereafter. For students from different cohorts, the information is only for reference. Please check with Faculty/offering department for details. The pre-requisite requirements / conditions are subject to changes by Faculties from time to time, and students are advised to check with their Faculty Office in case of doubt.