Japanese Major

Bachelor of Arts, 3 years full-time, Parkville. CRICOS code: 002167E

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Students that complete this major will:

  • Gain effective oral and written communication skills in Japanese, and an in-depth knowledge of Japanese language, culture and society, relative to their entry level,and develop a capacity to combine knowledge of the Japanese language with one or more disciplines through critical research inquiry.
  • Gain knowledge of the social and cultural diversity of Japan and develop the skills to work with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Gain the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities and work effectively both independently and in groups.

Course Description

Offered by the Asia Institute

Our Japanese program is one of the largest in Australia with beginner to advanced language subjects. The program is designed to maximise language acquisition and develop your communication skills in various types of texts, interactional contexts and strategic aspects of meaning making. You will also develop a broad understanding of cultural, social and historical aspects of Japan.


  • International trade
  • Diplomacy
  • Multinational business
  • Translation
  • Teaching
  • Communications

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