Graduate Program, PhD, Global Studies (Courses are taught in English) 36 months Postgraduate Program By Sophia University |Top Universities
Program Duration

36 monthsProgram duration

Tuitionfee

5,854 USDTuition Fee/year

Scholarship

YesScholarships

Main Subject Area

AnthropologyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

PhD

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Graduate Program in Global Studies emphasizes inquiry into global processes in the contemporary world and their historical antecedents. Its English-taught curriculum combines the perspectives and methods of academic disciplines with cross-cultural understandings of Japan and other world regions. Through mentoring and coursework, students master the skills to conduct research on topics tailored to their individual academic interests and career goals.
The thirty-two faculty members have advanced degrees from leading universities and are internationally active researchers. The curriculum is supported by affiliated professors from other graduate programs in the university as well as adjunct professors. These instructors represent over a dozen nationalities, ensuring a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.
Each semester up to fifteen applicants are admitted to the MA degree programs and one or two applicants admitted to pursue a Ph.D.degree. The student body consists of international students and Japanese nationals with varied cultural backgrounds. Additionally, a few students are admitted each year as MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science Technology) research students, with the expectation that they will apply for the MA or Ph.D. degree programs. The small number of students encourages close student-faculty interaction.

Program overview

Main Subject

Anthropology

Degree

PhD

Study Level

Masters

Study Mode

On Campus

The Graduate Program in Global Studies emphasizes inquiry into global processes in the contemporary world and their historical antecedents. Its English-taught curriculum combines the perspectives and methods of academic disciplines with cross-cultural understandings of Japan and other world regions. Through mentoring and coursework, students master the skills to conduct research on topics tailored to their individual academic interests and career goals.
The thirty-two faculty members have advanced degrees from leading universities and are internationally active researchers. The curriculum is supported by affiliated professors from other graduate programs in the university as well as adjunct professors. These instructors represent over a dozen nationalities, ensuring a diversity of viewpoints and experiences.
Each semester up to fifteen applicants are admitted to the MA degree programs and one or two applicants admitted to pursue a Ph.D.degree. The student body consists of international students and Japanese nationals with varied cultural backgrounds. Additionally, a few students are admitted each year as MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports and Science Technology) research students, with the expectation that they will apply for the MA or Ph.D. degree programs. The small number of students encourages close student-faculty interaction.

Admission requirements

3 Years

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

5,854 USD
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International Students

5,854 USD
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More programs from the university

Utilizing its accumulated knowledge of a broad range of subjects, the University supports the studies of its students at Yotsuya Campus in the heart of Tokyo. Sophia University comprises 9 faculties for undergraduate students. The university also offers English-taught program offered as collaboration between six departments.


  • Faculty of Theology: The only Catholic-oriented theology faculty in Japan, the faculty holds a special place at Sophia, as the university itself was founded on the ideals of Christian education.

  • Faculty of Humanities:A faculty of ”humanities” based on the search for wisdom and human dignity, consisting of seven departments, offering courses in philosophical thought, history, art, literature, language, media, information, journalism, and physical culture.

  • Faculty of Human Sciences: Faculty focuses on the core idea of "the dignity of individuals," offering programs to cover theoletical as well as practical approaches to policy management, human care, and human science.

  • Faculty of Law: 3 departments under this faculty look at law from different perspectives; application of law in Japan, application of law in international contexts, and in the specialized studies in environmental law.

  • Faculty of Economics: Department of Economics and the Department of Management cover large areas of studies in economic, commerce, and marketing, preparing students for the today's business world.

  • Faculty of Foreign Studies: The Faculty takes a multi-dimentional approach to the rich and diversified world, aiming not only to produce students strong in languages, but the individuals who can use the languages as tools for better understanding of the world

  • Faculty of Global Studies: The faculty aims to foster competent individuals well equipped with knowledge and skills as "global professionals" who can contribute to the globalized world.

  • Faculty of Liberal Arts: Formerly known as Faculty of Comparative Culture, the faculty offers American-style liberal arts education with programs in social sciences, humanities, international business, and the Japanese language and studies taught in English.

  • Faculty of Science and Technology: Science and technology programs at Sophia aims to prepare students to tackle the complex problems facing us today, not only through the studies of science, but also by integrating the studies of the humanities and science.

  • SPSF (Sophia Program for Sustainable Futures): English-taught program allows students to gain in-depth knowledge in their field of specialization, while taking interdisciplinary courses on the theme of Sustainable Futures, educating them to be the kind of game changers our globalized world needs in order to steer towards a sustainable future.


Sophia University’s graduate school provides an environment that is conducive to cross-disciplinary research while enhancing academic expertise, taking advantage of the fact that top-notch researchers are gathered on one campus across disciplines.

Theology

Humanities

Applied Religious Studies

Human Sciences

Law

Economics

Languages and Linguistics

Global Studies

Science and Technology

Global Environmental Studies

Applied Data Sciences


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