The Master’s program of the Graduate School of Letters is based on a curriculum that packages lectures and seminars, with the aim of providing guidance to graduate students to enable them to study basic specialist knowledge in their particular fields. The School offers an optimal environment for carrying out research, as it provides libraries and seminar rooms for each major, as well as highly individualized guidance for the students.
In the Doctoral program, the students receive very thorough individual supervision based on the foundation of their Master’s program research, with emphasis on further in-depth research and thesis writing. This program makes it possible for students to obtain the skills and capabilities needed by a research specialist to carry out research that is creative and substantiative.
Moreover, students in either the Master’s or Doctoral programs can study “General Education” subjects, which are subjects that enable students to acquire knowledge outside the boundaries of their specialty through a cross-sectional approach. As a result, students become able to acquire a high level of education in a broad sense. By combining this with knowledge in a specialized field, they become able to cultivate the character and skills necessary to follow their chosen path.
Michinobu NIIHARA Dean, Graduate School of Letters