Graduate School of EconomicsJAPANESE PAGE
The Graduate School of Economics was founded in 1953 with the aim of contributing to the creation of a peaceful, prosperous and harmonious global society. Through the study of Economics and Business Management the Graduate School of Economics at Kyoto University endeavors to foster human resources that possess the creative ability to contribute to solving the various problems of modern society through wisdom, knowledge, and technology. As of March, 2018, the master’s degree of the Graduate School of Economics has been awarded to more than 1,800 people, and more than 1,000 have been awarded our doctoral degree. Many of them have go on to become researchers at universities, think tanks, and other research institutions both within and outside of academia. For details about the educational principles and goals of the Graduate School of Economics, please click on this link.
At the graduate school level there are programs that are delivered mainly in Japanese and mainly in English.
A 2-year Master’s program is available in which a wide range of courses in Economics and Business Management can be taken.
In addition, there is also a 3-year Doctoral program.
International Programs (delivered in English)
1.East Asia Sustainable Development Studies(EA Programme)
In 2009, the International Graduate Program in “East Asia Sustainable Development Studies” was established with a fall admission and English as the language of instruction. It is comprised of a Master’s program (2 years) and a Doctoral program (3 years), which combine to make a 5-year study program. The program entails the study and research of the economies of Japan and East Asian from multifaceted, interdisciplinary and international perspectives.
The students who participate in this program come from all over the world, mainly from Asia, and since 2013 Japanese students have also participated. The international study environment this provides is further enhanced by the many courses offered by invited researchers from overseas. The program aims to train both academic researchers and practitioners who can contribute to finding practical solutions to various socio-economic problems and help ensure sustainable social and economic development.
2.Double Degree Programme
A double degree is a study programme based on an agreement between Kyoto University and an overseas university in which both universities grant their own degree to participating students who satisfy each university’s completion requirements. Compared to a conventional degree at a single university, a double degree programme has significant extra value, providing participants with additional high quality learning and mobility opportunities.
[International Double Doctoral Degree Programme with University of Glasgow]
An international doctoral double degree programme was launched in 2018 by the Graduate School of Economics at Kyoto University and the College of Social Sciences at the University of Glasgow (UK). On this programme, participating graduate students engage in two years’ of study and research at both Kyoto and Glasgow, receiving research supervision from faculty members at both universities. Participating doctoral students obtain a doctorate from each universities, subject to the successful examination of their doctoral thesis.