Study Japanese

We cater for complete beginners to native speakers. Off campus students study the same material as on-campus ones, submit the same assignments and sit the same exams. Our teaching staff has a wealth of experience in distance and online delivery.

Undergraduate and postgraduate courses

Study on campus in Armidale or fully online in your own home, or abroad.

Japanese major:
From the courses below, link to the Course and Unit Catalogue, go to Course Rules and Plans, then scroll down to Program of Study to locate information.

Undergraduate courses

Japanese can be studied as a major in the following courses.

Study Japanese as an elective in almost any bachelor's course offered at UNE; check the course rules to see how many electives you are permitted to include.

Optional in-country language study — if you enrol in the Japanese major in the Bachelor of Arts, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Business, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary Studies), or the Bachelor
of International Studies.

Compulsory in-country language study — if you enrol in the Bachelor of Languages, the Bachelor of Languages and International Business, or the Bachelor of International and Language Studies.

Find out more about overseas language study

Bachelor degrees

Undergraduate Diplomas

in which you can study Japanese

For Bachelor Honours see under postgraduate courses.

Honours and postgraduate courses

Japanese can also be studied at postgraduate level in coursework or research programs.

Bachelor honours

Find out more about Honours

Postgraduate research

Find out more about Higher Degree Research


See the list of Japanese units in the Course and Unit Catalogue.

Plus CIJ210 Cultural Expression in Modern Asia

Our staff

To contact an academic or find a research supervisor, visit our staff page.

Find a staff member


Our Japanese courses offer:

  • small class sizes, personal attention
  • step-by-step, structured units
  • challenging and fun learning activities
  • all units available by distance education
  • opportunities and encouragement to study in Japan for credit towards your UNE degree (with some scholarships available).

In-country language study: UNE has exchange agreements with universities in Japan for in-country study which can be credited to UNE degrees.

Career options for Japanese graduates

Career directions for graduates with Japanese proficiency are constantly expanding and include:

  • Teaching: primary, secondary, tertiary
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Translation and interpreting
  • Customs
  • Immigration
  • Foreign Affairs
  • Defence
  • Intelligence
  • Foreign aid
  • NGOs
  • Trade
  • Banking
  • Research
  • Community services

Partnerships and networks

UNE has formal exchange programs with the following universities in Japan:

Further information

For more information about our courses and studying at UNE, please contact AskUNE.