The Faculty of Literature And Social Science of Yamagata University is opening registration for all students from all around the world to study in Japan for the Graduate School Program.
The Graduate School of Social and Cultural Systems has two Master’s programs: Cultural Systems and Social Systems.
Those who graduate will have gained the ability to understand modern society and culture holistically in order to tackle its problems. The Graduate School accepts not only university graduates but also mature students from the local community.
|Major||Fields of Study|
Linguistic Sciences, Psychology and Information Sciences, Philosophy and Culture, History and Culture, Asian Cultures, European and American Cultures
|Social Systems||Public Policies, Regional Policies, Management, Business Law, International Relations, International Business & Law|
Requirements for Master’s Degree
Two years is the standard requirement for completing MA studies. All students are required to obtain at least 30 credits from Special Study subjects, Special Lecture subjects, Special Seminar subjects, and Common subjects, as well as to pass the MA thesis screening and a final examination.
|REQUIRED SUBJECTS||OPTIONAL REQUIRED SUBJECTS||ELECTIVE SUBJECTS||TOTAL|
|Specialty subjects||Common subjects|
|8||8||4||10||30 credits +
- REQUIRED SUBJECTS
Special Study subjects I
research topic basics (4 credits)
Special Study subjects II
research topic seminars (4 credits)
- OPTIONAL REQUIRED SUBJECTS
Specialty Subjects are those offered by the relevant department: Special Lecture subjects (4 units) and Special Seminar subjects (4 units)
Common subjects: Information Processing or Modern Foreign Languages (4 units)
- ELECTIVE SUBJECTS
Subjects offered by the Graduate School (10 units)
Mature Students in Employment
- Evening instruction may be available, especially in the second year, where returning to work while continuing to engage in study and thesis preparation is possible. In the first year, although daytime course attendance is mandatory, the class schedule may be adjusted to meet the convenience of those in employment. In special cases, research results on the designated topic may be accepted in lieu of a thesis.
Applications for the entrance examination for admission in April 2020 will be accepted from August 1 to August 30, 2019 (First Application Period), and from December 2 to December 20, 2019 (Second Application Period).
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