Animals and plants are essential reproducible resources of food and various materials for human survival. The Department of Bioresource Science provides education and research on animals, plants and microorganisms at the genetic, individual, group, species and ecosystem levels. The program contents also include the management and efficient utilization of bioresources, the development of efficient and sustainable food production, and the creation of a safe food supply. Our goal is to develop outstanding bio-specialists who possess advanced specialist knowledge and intellect, and who can play active roles in a variety of fields ranging from food production to new biotechnology. The Department has two divisions, the Division of Animal Science and the Division of Plant Science, focusing respectively on animals and plants.

Animal Science

This program equips students with a comprehensive understanding of the various functions and control mechanisms in animals and the safe and effective utilization of animals as a resource.

Plant Science

We provide programs that aim to improve the productivity and quality of plant resources (edible crops, horticultural crops, industrial plants, and trees) through studying their physiological, ecological, and genetic characteristics.

About the Master's Program
  1. Students can gain a broad grounding in agriculture and interdisciplinary knowledge through core cross-disciplinary learning in food, the environment, and healthy organisms.
  2. Each course within the Master’s Program is designed to prepare students for the more specialist classes in the Doctoral Program.
  3. Students can learn to organize their research results, present in front of a group and express their ideas through the class on public presentations.
  4. Students can gain an interdisciplinary perspective through taking a joint class with the five natural sciences graduate schools in Kobe University, Advanced Science and Technology I.
  5. Students can gain the comprehensive knowledge needed for advanced specialist careers by making use of the program course authorization system in collaboration with four natural science graduate schools in Kobe University.
  6. Students can gain a grounding in leadership and an international perspective by taking courses in sustainable food production and environmental protection in the Asiatic region.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of Agriculture
  • Subject area
    Animal Science
    Plant Science
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Total Intake (AY 2015)


Contact Us

1-1 Rokkodai-cho, Nada-ku, Kobe 657-8501 Japan
Tel. +81(0)78-803-5928
E-mail: ans-kyomu@office.kobe-u.
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