Outline of Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
By reorganizing the existing five doctoral programs in the areas of humanities and social sciences and adding a newly-organized program, the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences has been inaugurated in 2001 and reformed in 2008 and 2015 academic year. It is comprised of the following seven programs: Doctor Program (5 years) in Philosophy, History and Anthropology, Literature and Linguistics; Master’s and Doctoral Program (2 years and 3 years) in Modern languages and Cultures, International Public Policy, International and Advanced Japanese Studies; Master’s Program in International Area Studies (2 years). Through such reformation, we have renewed and substantiated the former systems in order to meet the needs of social changes and academic development. The integration of a wide range of fields in the humanities and the social sciences is one of the notable characteristics of our Graduate School. The new Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences aims to produce researchers, educators, and highly-skilled professionals with excellent research abilities in the humanities and social sciences who are also creative and flexible enough to cope with academic developments and changing social demands.
Many overseas researchers reside in Tsukuba Science City and conduct exchange research programs. International conferences are held in various fields in the City every year. International exchange being of great help to grasp the most up-to-date research information is a sort of everyday experience in this city.
The University of Tsukuba actively accepts students from overseas as Japanese governmental (Monbukagakusho) scholarship foreign students and ordinary foreign students. The total number amounts to 2,000 including undergraduate students and non-degree research students. The number of foreign students who complete the doctoral degree increases every year. Some welfare services are provided to the needs foreign students. Japanese class is available for foreign students, and a tutor is assigned for every foreign student on demand.