Graduate School of Biosphere–Geosphere Science

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Masters Program

Outline

The Graduate Program of Biosphere-Geosphere Science has a curriculum that utilizes information from education research for Biosphere-Geosphere Science, and undertakes research across disciplines with a practical approach in science. We accept masters candidates on the basis of these perspectives and general character.

Our Program accepts prospective candidates who
  • Are interested in acquiring advanced knowledge and studying across academic disciplines in a wide sphere of natural science
  • Are strongly interested in fieldwork and research
  • Are proactive in independent learning
Our Graduate Program expects undergraduate students to have
  • Basic academic knowledge in nature science
  • Basic knowledge in conducting field work
  • Basic English proficiency for understanding literature and investigative research
Basic selection guidelines

Entrance examination by recommendation is based on:

  • Transcripts from undergraduate studies
  • Ability, ambition and motivation for research and recommendation letter from a tutor of a graduate program in field research
  • Presentation skills

General entrance examination is based on: (the first and second semester)

  • Basic academic knowledge in associated field
  • English-language proficiency
  • Presentation skills

Entrance examination for Adult Students is based on:

  • Basic academic knowledge in associated field
  • English-language proficiency
  • Presentation skills
  • Appetite for study and social experience

Entrance examination for International Students is based on:

  • Basic academic knowledge in associated field
  • English-language Proficiency
  • Presentation and communication skills in Japanese

Biosphere-Geosphere Science

Using the earth as an expansive laboratory with a focus on fieldwork, tackling topics such as environment and biodiversity.

The global environment has changed along with the evolution of living organisms. We enable graduate students to further develop abilities to discover and skills for problem-solving, through analysis of information obtained by experiments and experience, including field observations and research through hands-on training. In order to deepen knowledge, we offer six courses: “Botany and Horticultural Science,” “Animals and Insects Science,” “Geo-Archaeology,” “Geo-Meteorology,” “Cosmology” and “Dinosaurs and Paleontology.” Students can actively promote their own interdisciplinary studies. After graduation, students can expect to work in companies and local governments as environmentalists, regional affairs and weather-related organizations. We also lend support to students working toward attaining qualification as educators and museum curators.