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Degree Awarding Policy of the Graduate School of Human Development and Environment

  • Updated on March 1, 2016

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The Graduate School of Human Development and Environment, Kobe University fosters individuals who can autonomously participate in basic as well as applied and practical education and research activities related to the human development and its surrounding environment, and who have advanced expertise with which they can play a leading role in promoting these activities.

Master's Program

[Requirements for master's degrees]
In order to qualify for the master's degree, students must complete the subjects prescribed according to the educational objectives of the Graduate School, earn the standard number of credits, and pass the master's thesis review and the final examination.
[Criteria for program completion]
As a general rule, before completing the master's program, students at this Graduate School are required be able to autonomously participate in basic as well as applied and practical education and research activities related to the human development and its surrounding environment, and achieve a high level of expertise with which they can play a leading role in promoting these activities.

Doctoral Program

[Requirements for doctoral degrees]
In order to qualify for the doctoral degree, students must complete the subjects prescribed according to the educational objectives of the Graduate School, earn the standard number of credits, and pass the doctoral thesis review and the final examination.
[Criteria for program completion]
As a general rule, before completing the doctoral program, students at this Graduate School are required be able to autonomously participate in basic as well as applied and practical education and research activities related to the human development and its surrounding environment, achieve a high level of expertise with which they can play a leading role in promoting these activities, and have research skills exhibiting originality and excellence.