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    Hey guys, first post here! Read the rules and I think this will be the right place to ask this...

    I'm looking at a number of unis to study Japanese, and on the Manchester Uni website, the entry requirements state you need a GCSE Grade B in English Language, which I have, but also a B in a modern language.. which unfortunately I don't have...

    Is there any way I can still apply or get into the Japanese Studies course at Manchester, or is there no leniancy towards not having the correct GCSE subject?

    I've taken English Combined, History, Psychology and Media at A-Level if that helps anything, and I also learnt the hiragana and katakana scripture for Japanese at the beginning of the year if that can help anything?

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    I think that they may be lenient in this respect, e-mail the department. Also, state that you've learnt the script and are learning characters on your PS.
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    History will work in your favor, but I don't think that media will, but your personal statement is just as important as your results and I think if you show you are doing independent learning that it will play in your favor, but more if you are working on the kanjis as well.
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    You can easily do a GCSE in one year and get at least a B. If you're not doing a language at A level you'll almost definetley have an interview.
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    Ah right kk thanks

    So does that mean I can still apply for the course, even though I don't have the Modern Language A-Level/GCSE, and hope for a place/interview?
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    I:m starting japanese at manchester this year, and although i have both higher than a b for english and a modern language at gcse. I:m not taking an a level in a foreign language and didn:t get a interview they just outright accepted me. Most people are starting Japanese as beginners so i think that your interest in the subject and, like someone said earlier, indepent learning may be taken into consideration more.

    Also when i was applying for japanese, i can:t remember which university it was, but even though i dind:t meet the requirements exactly i still got a place offered, so i would say apply for it.
 
 
 
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