Sasakawa Masters by Research Studentship in Japanese Studies

Oxford Brookes University - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Social Sciences

Fees: Applicants will be responsible for paying their own Home/EU fees
Interview date: Interviews will be held as soon as possible after the deadline for applications.
Start date: 17 September 2018
Deadline: The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon, Tuesday 6 February 2018

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University is pleased to invite applications for the Sasakawa Masters by Research Studentship in Japanese Studies, made possible through the generosity of The Nippon Foundation and the Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation. 

We offer a broad range of expertise in contemporary Japanese culture, but candidates interested in religion, death and dying, ageing and social issues, gender and the body, cinema, arts, or linguistics are especially encouraged to apply. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is home to the Europe Japan Research Centre which hosts regular research seminars and events. In addition to our strong Japanese Studies course, one of the only Universities in the UK offering a specialisation in the anthropology of Japan.

The Faculty can nominate candidates for a Masters by Research for a studentship of £10,000, for the 2018/2019 academic year. Please note that although you may use your studentship to help towards the cost of your fees, you will be responsible for paying your fees.

Eligibility: We are looking to recruit a candidate with a good first degree (a good 2:1 or above) or be predicted to obtain one. You must be either a UK citizen (regardless of your current residency) or if you are EU you should settled in the UK or have been ordinarily resident in the UK for at least 3 years immediately preceding the start of your MA course.

The research proposal must focus on Japan. It is important that you and your referees comment on your skill in Japanese in the areas of reading, composition and speaking. Candidates must have submitted an application for admission by the Studentship application deadline.

How to apply: To request an application pack, a project description and for further details of how to apply, please contact

Please specify the studentship you are applying for in the subject heading: Sasakawa Studentship

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