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Degree awarded: PhD

Duration: 36 months full-time, 72 months part-time

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of a Masters course with an overall classification of Merit or higher, or its overseas equivalent, with an element of research training, is a prerequisite for entry to a PhD. A research proposal must be included with the formal application materials. 

Course fees: The level of tuition fees for entry in September 2012 are not yet available, however, for entry to PhD programmes in 2011, the tuition fees are £3,732 per annum for Home/EU students and £11,700 per annum for International students. For general fees information, please visit: Postgraduate Fees.

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.


British and EU students intending to take a research degree (MPhil or PhD) in the School are eligible to apply for support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC). AHRC grants are competitive and provide payment of tuition fees and a maintenance stipend for UK students, and tuition fees (and a maintenance stipend, subject to eligibility criteria) for EU students. Please see the School website for further details.

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures also offers a limited number of Graduate Teaching Assistantships (GTAs) for PhD students, together with a number of fee bursaries on a competitive basis. Details of bursaries available in a given year will be posted on the School website in January.

Number of places/applicants: There is no limit on the number of places available.

Contact email: pg-japanese@manchester.ac.uk

Contact telephone: +44 (0)161 275 3559

How to apply: For details of how to apply, go to: Apply online

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning