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Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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The objectives of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies, Kobe University, is to nurture individuals who have deep intercultural understanding and flexible communication skills, as well as profound scholarship and creative research skills.

In view of this human resource development goal and the four objectives prescribed in the Degree Awarding Policy of Kobe University, the Graduate School awards degrees to students who have successfully completed the curriculum in line with the following two policies:

Master's Program

  • Students shall study at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies for two years in principle, earn the credits required for completion, and pass a review of the master's thesis or research report.
  • Students of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies are encouraged to achieve the following learning goals by the completion of the program:
    • To understand culture as a complex entity and to pursue multifaceted studies of intercultural correlation.
    • To understand the dynamics of language and information communication and to address various problems confronting the contemporary global society.
    • To carry out interdisciplinary research based on high standards of expertise.

Doctoral Program

  • Students shall study at the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies for three years in principle, earn the credits required for completion, and pass the doctoral degree review.
  • Students of the Graduate School of Intercultural Studies are encouraged to achieve the following learning goals by the completion of the program.
    • To clarify the structure and dynamics of culture as a complex entity and to explore an advanced field of cultural research.
    • To pursue various language and information communication issues and to conduct multifaceted studies into globalization and contemporary world.
    • To carry out cross-disciplinary research based on superior expertise.