Studying the culture of China, Japan and Korea gives you a unique perspective on the contemporary development of East Asia - the most dynamic area of the world economy. Sheffield is the only major university outside London with expertise in all three countries.

Modules cover topics such as history, society, business and literature. There are lectures on specific themes which you will then discuss in seminars and tutorials. In the third year, you will research and write a 15,000-word dissertation on a topic of your choice, supervised by an academic.

It isn't compulsory to learn a language on this course. But you have the option to take non-specialist modules in Chinese, Japanese or Korean.

The course doesn't come with a built-in year abroad, but you'll have the opportunity to visit East Asia in the second year of your studies as part of our East Asian Fieldwork module, which is funded by the department.

BA Award
Study Mode
3 years Duration

Entry Requirements For This Course

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Standard offer

Access Sheffield offer

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

ABB

The A Level entry requirements for this course are:

BBB

A Levels + additional qualifications

| BBB + B in a relevant EPQ

BBB + B in a relevant EPQ

International Baccalaureate

| 33

32

BTEC

| DDD in a relevant subject

DDM in a relevant subject

Scottish Highers

| AAABB

AABBB

Welsh Baccalaureate + 2 A Levels

| B + AB

B + BB

Access to HE Diploma

| 60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit

60 credits overall in a relevant subject, with 45 credits at Level 3, including 24 credits at Distinction and 21 credits at Merit

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English language requirements | You must demonstrate that your English is good enough for you to successfully complete your course. For this course we require: GCSE English Language at grade 4/C; IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component; or an alternative acceptable English language qualification

Equivalent English language qualifications

Visa and immigration requirements

We also accept a range of other UK qualifications and other EU/international qualifications.

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the department.

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