SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

Extended Essay in East Asian Studies

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2020/2021
FHEQ Level:
Year of study:
Year 2 or Year 3
Taught in:
Term 2
Students are appointed a supervisor by the module convenor. Students are expected to carry out independent study on an approved subject.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of a module, a student should be able to demonstrate the ability to carry out research using Japanese and English language materials, and provide an orderly synthesis of their findings.


A maximum of five hours’ supervision given throughout the term/year.

Scope and syllabus

The module involves writing a 5,000 word essay in English on an approved topic in Japanese. It provides an opportunity for independent study or research separate from the ISP. The essay will be supervised by a named teacher.

Method of assessment

One 5,000 word essay (in English) due Friday week 1, term 3.

Suggested reading

As directed by supervisor


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