Masters Degree in Social Sciences in Japan

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

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’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Japan 2017. The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in... [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public administration, and form the foundation on which each student... [-]

Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 Japan Hirosaki

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Japan 2017. The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globarized world. Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [-]

Master of Public Policy

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Japan Niigata

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. [+]

The objective of this one-year intensive master’s program is to equip scholars with fundamental knowledge and practical skills in the fields of international relations, international development, and public management. The main target includes employees who have more than 2 years of work experience in private enterprises and public institutions who intend to obtain a master’s degree at the professional level with a lighter academic research activity workload. Students who complete all requirements are awarded a professional master’s degree, the Master of Public Policy. Curriculum The curriculum of the one-year master’s program consists of a combination of required courses and elective courses: the former provides analytical and empirical skills and knowledge that are applicable to policy-oriented issues; the latter focuses more on specific aspects of practical and policy-oriented issues and expands the theoretical capability and descriptive knowledge obtained from the required courses. This combination allows the scholars to facilitate problem identification and problem solving in regional and international agendas. Policy Paper Different from the two-year master’s programs, scholars are not required to write a solid master’s thesis. Instead, they are required to write a policy paper on an important policy-related topic under the supervision of faculty members. This gives the scholars an opportunity to learn how to discuss their policy topic by integrating the concepts and methods that have been acquired during the entire one-year program as well as knowledge developed in their previous professional careers. [-]

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 Social Sciences 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... [-]

Clinical Psychology

Japan Lutheran College
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Tokyo

Christian spirit - love and devotion of the heart - have, cherish contact with the people the dignity of each individual, and training experts in clinical psychology that can full use of advanced expertise and technology. [+]

Clinical Psychology Idea Christian spirit - love and devotion of the heart - have, cherish contact with the people the dignity of each individual, and training experts in clinical psychology that can full use of advanced expertise and technology. Experiential learning cherish! Clinical psychology is the study of the practice. To become as help the technology and knowledge to the people of the assistance, it is essential to learn through practical experience. In some on campus "Clinical Psychology Consultation Center", to participate in, such as from the first year group experience, you will be responsible for the client's interview from around 1 the end of the year. The second year it also joined off-campus training. Hospital, adaptation guidance classroom, there is a wide variety of training destination such as the Child and Family Support Center. Create a training record and verbatim record, subject to the super vision in consultation centers and off-campus training destination. In addition, full-time faculty members in light of the report of the training content is taught fine. Two of the study area (1) Clinical Psychology assistance method research area, you can choose from (2) Christianity and clinical psychology research area. In clinical psychological assistance method research area, to provide courses necessary to take qualification of clinical psychologist, will develop an expertise necessary to understand and solve each and every problem. In Christianity and clinical psychology research area, also you will learn and practice the theory about the "human soul of care" at the core of the... [-]

Social Welfare

Japan Lutheran College
Campus Full time April 2018 Japan Tokyo

We aim to social worker of training as a highly specialized professionals. In addition, we aim to skills management business in social welfare facilities and institutions. [+]

Best Masters in Social Sciences in Japan 2017. Social Welfare Idea Master's Program We aim to social worker of training as a highly specialized professionals. In addition, we aim to skills management business in social welfare facilities and institutions. Doctoral Program We aim to training of social welfare studies of researchers and educators. In addition, we are training for the operational management of expert facilities and institutions through the practice theory and law policy of social welfare. It features three of the study area In the Master's Program, (1) social welfare institutions and policies, (2) social welfare methods and techniques, (3) to select the area to master the expertise from three research areas of Christian social welfare, highly specialized professionals wearing the required knowledge and skills as. In the doctoral program, it consists of (1) social welfare institutions and policies (2) subjects of the two study areas of social welfare assistance technology. Message from the chief Kiyoko Fukushima Everyone is struggling involved in support of the day-to-day various users in the field of social welfare Department chief, Professor welfare health care, the social welfare and social work standing pat again, why not delve into? Enrolled in graduate school, to hone technology and point of view as a social worker, or a question that was felt in daily practice, do not we re-summarized in the form of research? In Lutheran of the Master's Program (master's level), to the school at night and on Saturday Thursday, Friday and it has become a... [-]

Master of International Development

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 Japan Beppu + 1 more

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B average. Where a B average has not been achieved [+]

Master of International Development

Awarding Body:

La Trobe University

Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) in the humanities and social sciences or cognate discipline with a B average. Where a B average has not been achieved appropriate professional experience will be taken into account, especially if it involves substantial writing assignments.

Duration

The course is one year full-time or two years part-time.

Course requirements

The course consists of 120 credit points of fifth-year level subjects.... [-]