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Field of Study


Bachelor of Arts (Honours)

Continue developing of your speaking and reading skills in Japanese, a key world language for business, research and government activity.

Compulsory courses focus on advanced language skills, including practice in data collection and literature review in Japanese, as well as your choice of applied linguistics or cultural studies.

You'll also complete an honours thesis, which focuses on researching and producing a valuable contribution to your field of study. This project will require you to form a relevant research topic, apply methodologies and present your written conclusions.


1 in Queensland for modern languages

QS World University Rankings 2022

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Language teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Conference translator/interpreter
  • Corporate travel consultant
  • Japanese cultural adviser
  • Japanese-speaking logistics manager
  • Academic researcher
  • Tourism consultant
  • International business translator/interpreter

How you'll learn

In 2023, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options (for most programs and plans) for students who can't attend in person. See the list of programs and plans you can't commence online.

Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Advanced Japanese Language Skills
  • General Research Methods
  • Special Topics in Japanese Language Studies
  • Concepts in Applied Linguistics

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