This Program aims to provide quality basic training in both theory and practice in a broad range of fields including international relations, peace studies, development management, educational development, public health and urban planning. Students who successfully complete the requirements will earn a Master's Degree in International Studies, and will have gained a sound background in development policy studies, as well as the high level of professional know-how required to be able engage in, and make a significant contribution to, activities for international cooperation.

This Program has close and complementary links with the other GSICS Programs: Development and Economics; International Law/Law and Development; and Politics and Area Studies. These links enable students to cut across the boundaries of conventional academic fields, providing opportunities for them to not only enrich their understanding, but also to develop their own particular interdisciplinary approach.

Our program has a dual structure; the Japanese program starts in April and the English program starts in October.

Key Information

  • Degree Programme
    Master of International Studies,
    Master of Economics,
    Master of Political Science
  • Subject area
    International Studies Program
  • Duration
    2 years


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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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