京都大学 大学院経済学研究科・経済学部

Master’s Degree Requirements

For students enrolled in 2020 or after

  • The Programme requires that students obtain a minimum of 30 credits over the duration of the two-year’s (or more) of study.
  • 10 credits or more must be taken in Core Courses (4 credits of 2 compulsory courses and 6 credits or more of elective courses).
  • 12 credits or more must be taken in Advanced Courses A.
  • An Obligatory 8 credits will be awarded for Thesis Research.
    • Note:
      • You must consult with your supervisor(s) about the appropriate courses you are to take.
      • For your Thesis Research to be qualified for 8 credits, it must be conducted under the supervision of your supervisor(s) throughout the duration of your study.
      • You can count the following credits as part of Advanced Courses A: (i) any Core (Basic) Courses that you take in addition to the mandatory 10 credits for Core (Basic) Course, (ii) courses that are not included in the Course List of this Programme but are offered at Graduate School of Economics; (iii) courses offered at other Graduate Schools of Kyoto University; or (iv) courses offered at other universities that have an international academic exchange agreement with Kyoto University or the Graduate School of Economics. In the case of (ii), (iii), and (iv), you are required to get prior recommendation and approval from your supervisor(s).
      • Credits taken from the same course, regardless of whether it is offered by different instructors, can be counted only once, but can be taken as surplus credits. You are allowed to take up to 20 credits from the courses offered by the same instructor (including the above 8 credits for your Thesis Research). Any credits taken beyond this limit can be taken as surplus credits.
      • Surplus credits cannot be used as part of your degree requirements.
      • In addition to the credit requirements above, you are required to write a master’s dissertation which must be approved by your supervisor(s) and defended in a final oral examination in order to complete a Master’s degree.

    For students enrolled in 2019

    • The Programme requires that students obtain a minimum of 30 credits over the duration of the two-year’s (or more) of study.
    • 10 credits or more must be taken in Core Courses (2 credits of 2 compulsory courses and 8 credits or more of elective courses).
    • 12 credits or more must be taken in Advanced Courses A.
    • An Obligatory 8 credits will be awarded for Thesis Research.
      • Note:
        • You must consult with your supervisor(s) about the appropriate courses you are to take.
        • For your Thesis Research to be qualified for 8 credits, it must be conducted under the supervision of your supervisor(s) throughout the duration of your study.
        • You can count the following credits as part of Advanced Courses A: (i) any Core (Basic) Courses that you take in addition to the mandatory 10 credits for Core (Basic) Course, (ii) courses that are not included in the Course List of this Programme but are offered at Graduate School of Economics; (iii) courses offered at other Graduate Schools of Kyoto University; or (iv) courses offered at other universities that have an international academic exchange agreement with Kyoto University or the Graduate School of Economics. In the case of (ii), (iii), and (iv), you are required to get prior recommendation and approval from your supervisor(s).
        • Credits taken from the same course, regardless of whether it is offered by different instructors, can be counted only once, but can be taken as surplus credits. You are allowed to take up to 20 credits from the courses offered by the same instructor (including the above 8 credits for your Thesis Research). Any credits taken beyond this limit can be taken as surplus credits.
        • Surplus credits cannot be used as part of your degree requirements.
        • In addition to the credit requirements above, you are required to write a master’s dissertation which must be approved by your supervisor(s) and defended in a final oral examination in order to complete a Master’s degree.

      For students enrolled in 2018 or before

      • The Programme requires that students obtain a minimum of 30 credits over the duration of the two-year’s (or more) of study.
      • 12 credits or more must be taken in Core Courses (2 credits of 2 compulsory courses and 10 credits or more of elective courses).
      • 10 credits or more must be taken in Advanced Courses A.
      • An Obligatory 8 credits will be awarded for Thesis Research.
        • Note:
          • You must consult with your supervisor(s) about the appropriate courses you are to take.
          • For your Thesis Research to be qualified for 8 credits, it must be conducted under the supervision of your supervisor(s) throughout the duration of your study.
          • You can count the following credits as part of Advanced Courses A: (i) any Core (Basic) Courses that you take in addition to the mandatory 12 credits for Core (Basic) Course, (ii) courses that are not included in the Course List of this Programme but are offered at Graduate School of Economics; (iii) courses offered at other Graduate Schools of Kyoto University; or (iv) courses offered at other universities that have an international academic exchange agreement with Kyoto University or the Graduate School of Economics. In the case of (ii), (iii), and (iv), you are required to get prior recommendation and approval from your supervisor(s).
          • Credits taken from the same course, regardless of whether it is offered by different instructors, can be counted only once, but can be taken as surplus credits. You are allowed to take up to 20 credits from the courses offered by the same instructor (including the above 8 credits for your Thesis Research). Any credits taken beyond this limit can be taken as surplus credits.
          • Surplus credits cannot be used as part of your degree requirements.
          • In addition to the credit requirements above, you are required to write a master’s dissertation which must be approved by your supervisor(s) and defended in a final oral examination in order to complete a Master’s degree.

        *Underlined numbers indicate the changes from the previous requirements.

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