SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Independent Project in Japanese Studies

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Year of study:
Year 3 of 3
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Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

The objective of the course is to provide the students with advanced training in academic research and writing. This final year unit is the culmination of the research and writing training provided throughout the BA in Japanese Studies.

At the end of a course, a student should be able to demonstrate clear evidence of undertaking a detailed supervised study of a topic in Japanese Studies. Candidates research their projects with guidance from an appropriate supervisor. This course will be examined by a project of 10,000 words.


This course has a total of 10 hours of supervision throughout the academic year.

Scope and syllabus

The topic of this ISP is left to the student to propose. Once it has been approved by the convenor it is then up to the student to develop it from written and oral sources within the appropriate field of research.

Method of assessment

One 10,000 word essay (in English) due Friday week 1, term 3.


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