We link the teaching of language and contemporary East Asia with the quality social scientific research produced by our dedicated and distinguished staff. Whether you are learning about Japan, Greater China, the Korean peninsula or East Asia more broadly, you will be able to tap into the new knowledge generated by the Sheffield research team.

Teaching is conducted through lectures, seminars and problem-solving classes. In teaching language and non-language subjects, there is a strong emphasis on small group teaching, combined with independent study to enhance skills.

Our campus and how we use it:
We timetable teaching across the whole of our campus, the details of which can be found on our campus map. Teaching may take place in a student’s home department, but may also be timetabled to take place within other departments or central teaching space.


Assessment methods are varied. For non-language subjects these include research essays, written examinations, and individual or group seminar presentations; languages are assessed by written examinations and continuous assessment – both of in-class activity and of individual assignments.