Study in Kobe

Master - Special Course on Development Policy

  • Updated on March 1, 2016


In an effort to better meet the requirements of a changing world and to make our unique multidisciplinary academic environment available to as many people as possible, the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS) has developed a Master's Course in English for international students where all instruction is conducted in English. As rapid globalization encompasses more and more of the world, English has become an essential aspect of international cooperation in Japan, as well as in many other countries. Moreover, in recent years, the Japanese government has given increasingly high priority in its ODA policy to the development of human resources.

The Program in English seeks to meet the needs of both the international community and Japan. It takes an interdisciplinary approach, emphasizing not only the study of basic areas such as economic development, political development, international law and international relations, but also the ways these disciplines intersect and relate to one another. It is hoped that graduates of the program will become experts in their fields, and will contribute toward the development of their countries and international society.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of International Studies
    Master of Economics
    Master of Laws

  • Subject area
    Special Course on Development Policy

  • Duration
    2 years

  • Total Intake (AY 2015)


Contact Us

Academic Affairs Office/ Faculty Office
2-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-7267
E-mail: gsics-kyomu@office.kobe-u.
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