UniversityUniversity of Auckland
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Complete a second masters degree in an Arts subject.
The MLitt is an alternative to the PhD if you already have a masters degree and want to complete a substantial research project. You can complete an MLitt in most subjects offered by the Faculty of Arts, subject to approval and availability of supervision. You may be able to further your research interests in the same subject as your first masters degree, or undertake research in a new area.
One year of full-time study or up to two years of consecutive part-time study
Studying Japanese gives you a broad knowledge of the language, culture and literature of Japan.
You can combine language learning with Japan-related courses in culture and society, history, linguistics, literature and religion.
Language proficiency and cultural awareness are intimately connected, so with a background in Japanese you can develop an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture.
Where can Japanese take you?
New Zealand and Japan enjoy significant trade and cultural ties. With a background in Japanese you can acquire an in-depth understanding of Japanese culture. You can develop the skills and knowledge needed to bridge cultural gaps and work in social and business environments.
Graduates in Japanese have careers in international organisations, NGOs, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and other areas of government. You might also work for a multinational company or a New Zealand company in Asia, or within New Zealand's Asian communities.
Where could this programme take you?
An MLitt could be useful for a range of academic or professional careers, especially if you don’t want to undertake doctoral study.
Further study options
1 December start available for 120-point research masters only, subject to supervisor availability.
You need to have completed a masters degree in any discipline from a recognised university (or similar institution) with a GPE of 4.0 or higher.
IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.5 and no bands less than 6.0; Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 90 and written score of 21; Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 68 and a writing score of 21; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or Cambridge English Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 176 and no bands below 169; Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 58 and no PTE Communicative score below 50; Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP): Grade of B-; Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB): 85.