Master Degree in Arts in Japan

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A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. One must already have an undergraduate degree to apply for a master's program. Most master's degree program would require students to complete a master's thesis or research paper.

The Arts refers to programs that focus on intellectual type topics that are not always as straightforward as science and math. Those wishing to play a creative role in contributing to the community would be interested in the arts.

Japan is an island nation in East Asia. Located in the Pacific Ocean, it lies to the east of the Sea of Japan, China, North Korea, South Korea and Russia, stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk in the north to the East China Sea and Taiwan in the south.

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Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Japan Tokyo + 1 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Best Masters in Arts in Japan 2017. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

Master in AAP (AAP Special Course)

Ehime University
Campus Full time 5 years October 2017 Japan Matsuyama

In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. [+]

A Special Course for International Students from Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Rim Offered by the Shikoku International Student Education Consortium The Graduate Schools of Agriculture of Ehime University, Kagawa University and Kochi University The Shikoku International Student Education Consortium (SISEC), has been established under an integrated concept shared by the three graduate schools of agriculture of Ehime, Kagawa and Kochi Universities, on Shikoku, one of the four main islands of Japan. The SISEC offers a Special 5-year Course for International Students from Asian, African, and Pacific Rim countries (AAP Special Course). The program and application procedures are explained below. PROGRAM GOALS In this era of global population explosion, climate change, destruction of both environment and diversity of species, all of which are closely related to agricultural science and technology, this program has been established to foster global leaders to contribute to bio-industry in harmony with the environment, effectively utilizing the regional characteristics of the Shikoku area as an academic research field. ACADEMIC PLAN (1) The AAP Special course is a five-year continuous education program composed of master and doctoral courses. After completion of all the requirements in the first two-year master’s course, a student will be awarded a master’s degree from the university where he/she was located. (The requirements include 30 credits from the AAP special course curriculum, an approved master’s thesis and a passing grade on the final examination.) Students are expected to continue their studies in the doctoral course (three years) of the United Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Ehime University. Students will be awarded doctoral degrees after completion of all requirements, which include having their doctoral dissertation approved and passing the final examination. (2) This system enables students to create a curriculum that corresponds to their own needs. With the help of academic advisors, students can select from over 130 classes to develop their own unique program. (3) All classes and research instruction are given in English, however all students are required to take a two-week intensive 'Survival Japanese' class after entering the program in order to learn enough Japanese for daily life and, if desired, students may take other Japanese language classes. FIELD OF STUDY Applicants should choose a field of study related to that of their prospective academic adviser (please refer to the list provided in this outline). The applicant must contact and consult with the prospective academic advisor about the field of study before applying. RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, EHIME UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KAGAWA UNIVERSITY RESEARCH FIELDS OF AAP PROGRAM IN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURE, KOCHI UNIVERSITY Studies on environmental effects of photosynthetic function,mass transport, matter production and yield of crops. Developmental physiology and production system of fruit crops Applied entomology Ecological and Physiological Study of Fruit Trees Horticultural utilization of native resources in pomology Crop science Studies on the feeding regulatory mechanism based on the animal nutrition, animal behavior for efficient animal production. Reproductive physiology of fruit trees Genetics and breeding in rice Plant-Pathogen interactions OR Molecular Biology and Plant immunity Development regulation of vegetable crops Tropical fruit science Systematics of insects, conservation of biodiversity Ecophysiology on yield determination of field crops Ecology of spider mites and insects Molecular biology of plant immunity, plant biotechnology Physiological and molecular biological analysis on plant functions and utilization of plant resources Tropical ornamental plant science Studies on Soil Science and Soil Management Technology for the Sustainable Agriculture with Local Biological and Ecological ResourcesS Genetic resources in floriculture Tropical vegetable crop science Measurement and diagnosis are studied using image processing and expert systems in respect of the growth of the plant in plant factory and greenhouse. And, network utilization of this information is also studied. Effect of light quality on plant growth and morphogenesis Biological and environmental systems Researches on the green amenity defined as the effect of plants on human comfort and the environment control in greenhouse Genetic improvement and environmental control of pigmentation and coloration in horticutural plants Food production process engineering Our research interests are plant water-relations and mass spectrometry in plant cells, i.e., physics, chemistry, mathematics, thermodynamics and engineering Physiological and molecular aspects of postharvest changes in ornamentals and vegetables Applied meteorology Economical studies on management and preservation of agricultural land Farm Management, Food policy Plant molecular ecology Comparative study on livelihood and its transformation maritime world. Agricultural Policy; Agricultural Marketing; Environmental and Resource Economics Sustainable forest operations and environmental protection Study of the marketing system and price mechanism of farm products, agricultural and life materials by economic, technical and political methodologies. Plant cellular and developmental physiology in vitro Forest tree ecophysiology The principles of agricultural and environmental economics, sustainable agriculture and agribusiness. Molecular elucidation on mechanisms of pathogenicity and plant defense systems Forest engineering Studies of many issues to occur in the marine products industry and a fishery area by general viewpoints of sociology and cultural anthropology. Plant-microbe interaction in legume plant Forest Product Science Studies of sustainable development in the marine products industry and coastal zone by mainly viewpoints of economics, management and marketing theories. Biochemisty and molecular biology on stress responses and tolerances of higher plants. Chemistry of woody material utilization Study on the role and function of agricultural cooperatives in regional agriculture. Biotic and abiotic stress signal transduction in plants Marine environmental science Synthesis of useful organic compounds using natural resource. Signal transduction on plant-microbe interaction Early life history of fish Investigation of bio-functional substances by using animal cell technology and molecular biological techniques for human health. Molecular genetics and breeding in rice Fish immunology and virology Biochemical and molecular biological studies on protein transport, transport proteins, and molecular chaperones Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms. Fish genetics and breeding science Molecular biology of membrane proteins Molecular biology and biochemistry of extremophiles. Marine ecology Molecular population genetics and evolutionary genetics of forest trees and the related organisms. Molecular biology and biochemistry of mushrooms Coastal ecology Basic theory of the biological process in forests and development of techniques for conservation and sustainable use of forest resources Molecular biology of sugar related enzyme genes.Production of rare sugars using microbial and enzymatic reactions Fish physiology and endocrinology Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Applied microbiology and enzymology for production of rare sugars. Production of rare sugars using bioreactor system Food science and nutrition Various enhancements of wood properties and system development of forest resources for sustainable use. Functional analysis of the Golgi apparatus and its application to protein production Fish physiology and biochemistry Studies on plant species diversity and coexistence in terms of biological processes and stoichiometry. Rheological properties and texture of foods, and preparation of nano-emulsions for food system Post-harvest science and technology of fish Measurement, monitoring and planning of forest resources and functions. Soil environmental science Biotechnology for marine animals Turbulent transfer within and above a vegetation canopy, Impacts of elevated CO2 (FACE) or global warming on stomatal response, transpiration and photosynthesis. Development and application of immunological methods for mycotoxins, and toxicicolgy and human exposure of mycotoxins Environmental facility engineering Researches on wastewater treatment and reuse for agricultural land andphosphorous recovery from wastes. Chemistry and molecular nutrition of functional foods including coloring materials and flavor substances Landslide engineering Characteristics of coastal shallow water ecosystem; effects of anthropogenic chemicals to marine organisms; ecological conservation of shallow water ecosystem. Food engineering encapsulation,Spray drying,Functional food powder Geotechnical engineering Ecotoxicological effects and risk assessment of environmental pollutants including endocrine-disrupting chemicals in a variety of wild and model animals. Biochemical research of food proteins Water environmental engineering Conservation genetic resources of Fish. Physicochemical properties and industrial applications of various types of colloidal systems Environmental water purification engineering Molecular mechanisms of fish spermatogenesis and oogenesis and artificial manipulation of fish reproduction. Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization Plant environmental science Investigation on development of earth-friendly and sustainable aquaculture systems including physiological, molecular biological and ecological studies Organic chemistry, biosynthesis, and bioactivity of wood components, and woody biomass utilization. Soil environmental science Horizontal gene transfer in microbial community. Resistance of microbes to metals and antibiotics. Degradation and utilization of proteins by bacteria in marine ecosystem. Allelopathy and plant biochemisty Soil ecology Decontamination of water and soils; Surface and structural chemistry of clay minerals and zeolites. Bioorganic chemistry of functional organic compounds Plant nutrition Environmental chemistry and ecotoxicology on persistent toxic substances and waste treatment and material cycle sciences Biologically active natural products and their mechanisms of action Tropical bioengineering NA Biogeochemical studies on the material cycling in the aquatic ecosystem Advanced chemical ecology NA Standing stock and productivity of phytoplankton in coastal sea, and the behavior of biophilic element Microbiology of extreme environments NA Ecology and behavior of ant Microbial molecular genetics NA Material cycle of biophilic elements and dynamics of microalgae Biointeraction chemistry NA Chemical and biological processes in coastal ecosystems Processing of tropical crops NA NA Food Science NA NAs Food Functional Chemistry NA NA Animal resources technology NA NA Plant bacterial pathology NA NA Plant pathology NA NA Reproductive biology NA NA Rural resource management. NA NA Environmental anthropolory. Qualifications (1) Eligibility: Foreign nationals living abroad or in Japan that wish to pursue graduate study. (2) Nationality: Those Citizens of countries in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Rim (including the Russian Federation) which that have diplomatic relations with the Japanese government. (3) Age: There is no age restriction, as long as the academic requirements are fulfilled. (4) Academic Career: Those who met one of the qualifications below: Have graduated from a Japanese university or have academic ability equal or superior to that of a university graduate. Have completed or will complete a 16-year school curriculum in a foreign country. Have completed a 15-year school curriculum in a foreign country, and who have been recognized by the SISEC to have obtained the prescribed units with first-class honors. (5) Health: Applicant must be physically and mentally healthy enough to pursue study at university. (6) Language: Can speak, read and write well in English. (7) Visa Requirement: If selected, the applicant will be required to acquire a “College Student, (ryuugaku)” visa prior to coming to Japan. Note 1: Military personnel and civilian employees in the armed forces are not eligible. Note 2: Those who do not arrive in Japan by the designated time are not eligible. Note 3: If an applicant should apply as a prospective university graduate and fail to graduate from his/her university by September, 2016, his/her enrollment shall be cancelled. Note 4: Applicants for the “Master’s Degree and Internship Program of the African Business Education Initiative for the Youth (ABE Initiative)” or “Pacific Leader’s Education Assistance for Development of State(Pacific-LEADS)’’ must also satisfy the additional requirements of the ABE Initiative program. Date of Enrollment From October, 2017 The application will be available at the end of March 2017, so there is time to make contact with the professor with whom you wish to study. [-]