Bachelor of Arts in Japanese Studies

Duration: 4 years
Medium of Instruction: Japanese


The Centre for Japanese Studies aims to globalize students in a competitive and cross-cultural environment. The programme focuses on the teaching of language and culture to help students to understand the Japanese society. Students are prepared to have a solid grasp of both Japanese language and culture, whose skill of Japanese and English set differs from those of students produced by other Japanese Studies Programmes in the nearby region. All graduates are trained to act as go-betweens for Japan and Macao even Mainland China, to compete in the job market or to pursue further studies overseas.

Programme Intended Learning Outcomes

The programme focuses on the teaching of Japanese language and culture in order to deepen students’ understanding of Japanese society. The intended learning outcome of the first two years is to assist students in establishing a solid linguistic foundation, which is the mastery of the four language skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking) in Japanese. Based on this foundation, the upper division students will continue improving their language skills, while exploring and obtaining knowledge of Japanese society in various perspectives, as well as developing their research ability with critical thinking.

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:
1. communicate fluently in oral and written Japanese ;
2. examine Japanese language in the context of linguistics;
3. organize and present original projects in different aspects;
4. investigate topics and formulate critical questions in the study of Japanese culture;
5. conduct research related to Japanese society for different purposes.


  • The first and second year courses are taught by devoted instructors who are capable to teach in multiple languages including Japanese language, while conversation courses are taught exclusively by native instructors.
  • Other than language courses, students also have the chance to learn content courses on Japanese culture and society, which are taught in Japanese language, at an advanced level.
  • Short-term summer programme for up to two weeks in the first or the second year are available. On campus, students have ample opportunities to participate activities outside class, which are designed for practising speaking and listening skills with native speakers.
  • One-year exchange programme to universities in Japan is available for students in the third year and above.


  • Study Plan for students admitted in academic year 2019/2020
  • Study Plan for students admitted in academic year 2018/2019
  • Study Plan for students admitted in academic year 2017/2018
  • Study Plan for students admitted in academic year 2015/2016
  • Study Plan for students admitted in academic year 2014/2015
  • Study Plan for students admitted from academic year 2011/2012 onwards (A-B1-XXXX-X students)

Graduation Requirements

  • Students have to finish all coursework and the project report, with total credits of 30;
  • GPA Requirement: cumulative GPA of 2.7 or above.

Entry Requirements

Please refer to the Registry’s website for details.

Career Prospects

Graduates will be able to work at government sectors and Japanese companies in Macao, in the fields of tourism, production, finance and hospitality industries, as well as to further their education in graduate schools in Japan.