Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies


QR Level: 5

QR Registration No.: 19/000923/L5

QR Reg. Validity Period: 01/09/2019-31/08/2024

This programme is accredited by the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.


Programme Overview


This programme aims to:

  • Develop students’ mastery of the Japanese language at a high level of competence for academic and career purposes;
  • Equip students with solid intellectual, academic and practical knowledge of the Japanese language for independent study, research, and lifelong learning;
  • Nurture students to become prudent and versatile global citizens who appreciate and respect cultural diversity; and
  • Cultivate students’ high personal integrity and ethical standards, strong values and attitudes of individual and social responsibility, and the critical and creative thinking skills to meet the challenges of the future.



Programme Intended Learning Outcomes


Upon completion of the Programme, students should be able to:

  • Communicate in spoken and written Japanese at a high level of competence in professional, academic and employment-related contexts;
  • Critically analyse and evaluate social, cultural and economic issues in contemporary Japan;
  • Deploy business knowledge and Japanese language skills to perform various tasks confidently and effectively in business sectors;
  • Demonstrate skills and sensitivity in cross-cultural communication in everyday, academic and professional contexts;
  • Apply innovative thinking, appropriate analytical, evaluative, problem-solving and IT skills, and multi-disciplinary knowledge to conduct relevant academic as well as workplace research; and
  • Develop a sense of ethical standard, responsible citizenship and respect for diversity in their daily life.



Programme Structure


Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Japanese Studies is a four-year programme. Students are required to take a total of 19 modules.


Year 1 – 2:


Introduction to the Structure of Japanese Language

Integrated Japanese 1

Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 1

Integrated Japanese 2

Integrated Japanese 3

Japanese Reading and Writing 1

Japanese Listening and Oral Skills 2


Year 3-4:


Japanese Reading and Writing 2

Japanese Culture

Japanese Economy

Japanese for Tourism and Hospitality

Business Japanese

Japanese Media and Popular Culture

Japanese-Chinese Translation

Japanese English Translation

Issues in Contemporary Japanese Society

Japanese Corporations in Hong Kong

Research Methods




Special Features


  • Students will acquire not only the broad based knowledge on Japanese language and culture, but also the applied knowledge with career-oriented contents.
  • Students will study Japanese economy and business culture to enhance effectively their employability in workplaces where as strong Japanese language ability and business knowledge related to Japan are needed.
  • Students will be provided many opportunities to join cultural exchange activities with Japanese students, Japan study tour and Japan–related cultural and language learning enhancement activities.
  • Students will acquire in depth knowledge and academic skills to further their studies at relevant higher degrees upon graduation.
  • Other than the major in Japanese studies, students may choose to do a minor in Chinese, Chinese History and Culture, Social Innovation on voluntary basis. They may choose to take elective courses in various disciplines instead of doing a minor.



Career Prospects


Graduates of the programme will be fully prepared for jobs in administration and management, customer service, sales and translation in sectors including banking, insurance, trading and business, tourism and travel, hospitality, transport and logistics, consumer products and retail, publishing/media work and airline services.



Internship Programme


The UOW College Hong Kong considers internship as effective learning tools for students. Participating enterprises/organizations include: catering and food, publication companies, travel agencies, transportation and logistics field, hotel/ hot-spring inns in Japan, amusement centers etc