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New Master’s Programs starting from spring 2016 !

2015.04.01
2015.07.25 (rev.)

Starting from spring 2016, TUFS offers 2 master’s programs with in the TUFS Graduate School.

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Master’s Program in Global Studies

This program consist of 3 courses: Course of Language and Cultural Course, International and Area Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies.

Course of Language and Culture Studies: The course focuses on developing specialized knowledge and expertise in various languages and cultures with an aim of developing future human resources who have a holistic and advanced linguistic and cultural knowledge. These are the areas the course covers:

  • English and English Language Pedagogic Studies
  • European and American Languages Studies
  • Asian and African Languages Studies
  • Linguistic Studies
  • Phonetics Studies
  • Linguistics and Information Science Studies
  • Cognitive Science Studies
  • Applied Translation and Interpreting Studies
  • European and American Cultural Studies
  • Asian and African Cultural Studies
  • Classical Literature and Cultural Studies

Course of International and Area Studies: The course aims at developing human resources who have specialized knowledge and expertise, coordinating skills, and resilience toward conflict and are capable of operating well in the global society and inter-cultural environment. These are the areas the course covers:

  • European and American Area Studies
  • Asia, African and Oceanian Area Studies
  • Contemporary World Studies
  • International Relations Studies

Course of Peace and Conflict Studies (October Intake): This course is run with an aim to establish an overarching network between the universities that are located in the conflict zones across the world and by establishing this network the course aims to promote reconciliation and peace building and educating future generations on conflict prevention. The course aims at developing future international leaders who will perform on a global stage and contribute toward reconciliation. This course is delivered in English.

  • PCS Research Methodology
  • Foundation for Peacebuilding
  • Applied Peacebuilding
  • Conflict and Social Change
  • International Relations and Cooperation

Moreover, we offer a add-on program that encompasses 3 courses and researchers from the TUFS’s Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia and Africa deliver Asian and African Field Science program.

  • Asian and African Field Science Studies
  • Asian and African Field Science Practical Studies

Master’s Program in Japan Studies

In this course we aim at developing human resources who have an objective view of Japan and who are capable of seeing Japanese language, Japanese language teaching as well as Japanese culture and Japanese society within a wider global community. The areas we cover are listed below. In addition to the regular 2-year course in Japanese Language Teaching studies, we are planning to run a 1-year course that targets practitioners.

  • Japanese Language Studies, Comparative Japanese Studies
  • Japanese Language Teaching Studies, Japanese Language Teaching Applied Studies
  • Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies, Japanese Comparative Literature and Cultural Studies
  • Japanese Societal Studies, International Cultural Exchange Studies

Cross-Disciplinary ‘Add-on Career Program’

In this cross-disciplinary program, we envision teaching multiple programs that lead to a professional career such as ‘Japanese Language Teaching Applied Studies’ and ‘Multi-Cultural Coordination and Development Program’. Within this ‘Career Program’ a learner can enroll in any of the majors, any of the courses and graduate. TUFS welcomes learners who are ‘passionate’ about teaching Japanese Language abroad, or working in multicultural settings in an increasingly multicultural Japan.

 


 

Intake Test

 (1)  Enrolment Limit

Program Course Enrolment  Limit Examination
Master’s Program in Global Studies Language and Culture Studies 50 Autumn Exam
Winter Exam
ER*
International and Area Studies: 40 Autumn Exam
Winter Exam
ER*
Peace and Conflict Studies 12 Winter Exam
Master’s Program in Japan Studies Japan Studies 40 Autumn Exam
Winter Exam
ER*
Recurrent Course in Japanese Language Education 6 Autumn Exam
Winter Exam

* ER: Entrance with recommendation

(2) Schedule

Autumn Exam Application period September 24, 2015 – September 30
1. Exam date (written examination) October 17, 2015
Announcement of results October 23, 2015
2. Exam date (Oral examination) October 24 or 25, 2015
Announcement of final results November 6, 2015
Winter Exam Application period January 5, 2016 – January 7
1. Exam date (written examination) January 24, 2016
2. Exam date (Oral examination) February 7, 2016
Announcement of results February 22, 2016
Entrance with recommendation Application period August 19, 2015 – August 21
Announcement of results September 3, 2015
2. Exam date (Oral examination) September 5, 2015
Announcement of final results September 11, 2015

(3) Fee

Admissions Fee 30,000 JP Yen  (Admissions fee for international students applying to study in the Peace and Conflict Studies course is 10,000 JP Yen)
Entrance Fee 282,000 JP Yen (paid in the 1st year only)
Tuition Fee 535,800 JP Yen per year

(4)  Requirements for Autumn Exam

Required Documents

1 Application Form (You can submit the application documents in person at the counter of Admission Office of TUFS.  If you reside far away from Tokyo, please email: gao@tufs.ac.jp)
2 Academic Transcript
3 Graduation Certificate
4 Research Project Paper (in Japanese, around 4000 characters)
5 Payment Slip for the Application Fee (30000 Japanese yen. International Students intending to study at TUFS as MEXT scholarship recipients are exempt from paying this Application Fee)

 

Examination Subjects

Master’s Program in Global Studies: Course of Language and Culture Studies

Question 1
(120 minutes)
Specialized subjects
Please select 1 or 2, and answer one question.

  1. Linguistics- Phonetics / Literature – Culturology / English Language Pedagogy / Japanese – English Translation and Interpretation
  2. Please select one of the languages from the list and answer the questions on language and culture studies:
    English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, Thai, Rao, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Burmese, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek

Note:

Please put together a research plan and select a question relevant to your research topic. In the event that you may require skills in a specific language in order to pursue your research then we recommend you to answer a question in “2”  rather than “1”.

Question 2
(60 minutes)
Language comprehension
Please select one of these languages and answer questions:
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and JapaneseNote:* You cannot answer Question 1-Part 2 and Question 2 in the same language. In other words you must answer by selecting one language from the list in Question 1-Part 2 and then another language from the list in Question 2.  Non-Japanese speakers may choose questions about “Japanese” in Question 2.* If you choose to answer Question1 in English Language Pedagogy / Japanese – English Translation and Interpretation, then you must choose to answer in English in Question 2.

 

Master’s Program in Global Studies: International and Area Studies (120 minutes)

Question 1 Please select one question on the International and Area studies from the list of questions in English or Japanese and answer in either language.
Question 2 Pease select one of these languages and answer questions: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Czech, Chinese, Korean, Mongolian, Indonesian, Malay, Filipino, Thai, Rao, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Burmese, Urdu, Hindi, Bengali, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Uzbek

 

Master’s Program in Japan Studies (120 minutes)

Select one question from these four areas of study, and answer
  1. Japanese Language Studies (Japanese)
  2. Japanese Language Teaching Studies (Japanese)
  3. Japanese Literature and Cultural Studies (Japanese)
  4. Japanese Societal Studies (English / Japanese)

 

Autumn Intake Exam for Practitioners

As a rule, those who have at least three years practical work experience outside university and are 27 years of age on March 31, 2016 , are exempt from taking a part of the examination.

  1. Question 2 is exempt for those who apply to study in  the Course of Language and Culture Studies.
  2. Question 2 is exempt for those who apply to study in  the Course of International and Area Studies.

 

(5) Requirements for Winter Exam

Required Documents

1 Application Form (You can submit the application documents in person at the counter of Admission Office of TUFS.  If you reside far away from Tokyo, please email: gao@tufs.ac.jp)
2 Academic Transcript
3 Graduation Certificate
4 Research Project Paper (in Japanese)
— Master’s Program in Global Studies: Around 2000 characters
— Master’s Program in Japan Studies: Around 4000 characters
5 Graduation Thesis (in English or Japanese. It can be substituted by a reseach paper, around 12000 characters)
6 Payment Slip for the Application Fee (30000 Japanese yen. International Students intending to study at TUFS as MEXT scholarship recipients are exempt from paying this Application Fee)

Written Examination Subjects

Date: 24 January, 2016

Master’s Program in Global Studies, Course of Language and Culture Studies

 

Please select one language and answer the questions;

English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, Japanese, English (English Language Pedagogy) and  English (Japanese – English Translation and Interpretation)

Note:

1.  Non-Japanese speakers may choose questions about “Japanese.”

2. Applicant whose research topic concerns  English Language Pedagogy must choose questions about “English (English Language Pedagogy).”

3. Applicant whose research topic concerns  Japanese – English Translation and Interpretation must choose questions about “English (Japanese – English Translation and Interpretation).”

Master’s Program in Global Studies, Course of International and Area Studies Please select one of these languages and answer questions:
English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Arabic, and JapaneseNote:
Non-Japanese speakers may choose questions about “Japanese.”
Master’s Program in Japan Studies: Written examination will not be held.

Oral examination: February 7, 2016

As for the Course of Peace and Conflict Studies, see http://www.tufs.ac.jp/english/admission/pg/master/m_pcs.html

 

(6)  Intake Requirements for Applicants with Recommendation

Requirement

1 Applicants who are expected to graduate within the period of April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2016
2 Applicants with an outstanding scholastic achievements, good character and those who are highly focused on research and study in the area of expertise and have a clear motive for studying in a graduate school.
3 Those who satisfy the requirements will be offered a place in the course
4 A recommendation letter from the applicant’s research supervisor.

 

Required Documents

1 Application Form (You can submit the application documents in person at the counter of Admission Office of TUFS.  If you reside far away from Tokyo, please email: gao@tufs.ac.jp)
2 Academic Transcript
3 Graduation Certificate
4 Research Project Paper (in Japanese, around 4000 characters)
5 Bio (skills, qualifications, contribution, your strengths and weaknesses, 1000 characters)
6 Recommendation letter from your research supervisor written in either Japanese or English language.
7 Payment Slip for the Application Fee (30000 Japanese yen)

 


 

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Enquiries: Global Admission Office, TUFS. gao@tufs.ac.jp