Murasaki Shikibu, the author of Genji monogatari (The Tale of Genji). Illustration by Tosa Mitsuoki (17th century).
Please note that the MSt in Japanese Studies is now available for entry in 2017, in a revised form, as an MSc Japanese Studies, taught jointly by staff across the Social Sciences and Humanities Divisions. Admission is through the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies. For details, see MSc Japanese Studies