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Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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Master's Program

The Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University fosters individuals who have the abilities necessary to engage in professions that require high levels of expertise, based on Kobe University's Charter on Education and degree conferral policy. The Graduate School will award master's degrees in accordance with completion of the following two conditions.

  • Students shall be enrolled in the Master's Program for the specified period of time, earn the required number of credits in the specialized curricula offered by the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies and other graduate schools, and pass the master's thesis review and examinations.
  • Students at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies should strive to achieve the following learning goals by the time they complete the program.
    • Acquisition of a rich and broad range of understanding of general subjects, as well as highly specialized knowledge in economics, politics, law or other fields of expertise in order to play a leading role in academia or society as a whole.
    • Acquisition of logical analytical skills based on expertise in economics, politics, law or other fields in order to be able to make appropriate judgments about various situations arising in society.
    • Acquisition of a deep understanding of diverse cultures and values, and mastery over a wide range of international communication skills.

Doctoral Program

The Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University fosters individuals who have high levels of abilities necessary to pursue independent research activities, based on Kobe University's Charter on Education and degree conferral policy. The Graduate School will award doctoral degrees in accordance with completion of the following two policies.

  • Students shall be enrolled in the Doctoral Program for the specified period of time, earn the required number of credits in the specialized curricula offered by the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies and other graduate schools, and pass the doctoral thesis review and examinations.
  • Students at the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies should strive to achieve the following learning goals by the time they complete the program.
    • Acquisition of a rich and broad range of understanding of general subjects, as well as highly specialized knowledge in economics, politics, law or other fields of expertise in order to play a leading role in academia or society as a whole.
    • Acquisition of the ability to independently establish and pursue highly creative research goals which transcend prior work in their field.
    • Acquisition of a deep understanding of diverse cultures and values, and mastery over a wide range of international communication skills.