Curriculum

Curriculum Policy

Master’s Degree Program

  1. GSID has faculty members specialized in academic disciplines related to international development and international cooperation, such as Economics, Political Science, Education, Sociology, and Law. GSID offers curriculum to analyze development issues that international community, governments, and citizens are facing in the world through multiple angles and a variety of perspectives. By taking the required courses of Introduction to International Development and Japan’s Development Experience, students may learn the systematic framework of International Development Studies and the developmental path of post-war Japan. Lectures on data collection and analysis, as well as of practitioners of international development and cooperation, may provide opportunities to learn the analytical methods of empirical data and the practices of development and cooperation in the international arena. Alongside these common subjects, GSID also offers five professional education programs, namely, Economic Development Policy and Management, Education and Human Resource Development, Inclusive Society and State, Peace and Governance, and Poverty and Social Development, which provide theories of the respective fields while equipping students with the minimum standards to become high-level professionals.
  2. GSID offers training opportunities to learn in practice what contemporary society faces through overseas and domestic fieldwork. We also provide chances to join internships to acquire professional skills.
  3. All courses in GSID are taught in English. The academic environment of GSID facilitates interaction between students from Japan and abroad with diverse backgrounds who share and discuss issues in the contemporary world, both global and local.
  4. Seminars led by each academic advisor provides a learning platform of worldwide academic discussion, methodology, and analytical models of given subjects, which are imperative to complete a master’s thesis with a logical and coherent structure, argument, and conclusion.

Lecture Subjects

In order to complete the Master’s program, each student must acquire a minimum of 30 credits, including 4 credits of compulsory Seminar subject and pass the examination of the Master’s thesis.

Subject List for Students Admission after AY2021
Subject List for Students Admission before AY2018

* The former faculty members of DICOM became a part of the Graduate School of Humanities in April 2017. (It still offers education to those enrolled in DICOM-programs.)