This course provides thematic and disciplinary angles for the study of Japan, with parameters defined by the topic and approach of the student’s planned MA thesis. The course is taught in tutorial fashion, primarily through contact between the student in Japan and the instructor in Leiden, on a one-on-one basis. The purpose of the course is to ensure proper supervision of the student around their thesis project.
- Dissertation Progress Report (DPR 3), submitted no later than February 15 together with a further 500 word report on the student’s education and research activities (30%).
- A draft of one chapter of the thesis (around 2000 words), submitted no later than April 30 (50%)
- DPR 4, submitted no later than May 15 (20%).