The Graduate School at NUFS aims to provide world-class practical research
Outline of the Graduate School
|Name of Graduate School||Graduate School of Global Communication Studies|
|Name of Major||Global Communication Major|
|Program/Enrollment Capacity||Master’s Programs / 2 years / 20 students|
|Doctoral Programs / 3 years / 5 students|
|Degree||Master’s Programs||English Communication Course||Masters (in English/English Education)|
|French Communication Course||Masters (in French/French Education)|
|Chinese Communication Course||Masters (in Chinese/Chinese Education)|
|Japanese Communication Course||Japanese Communication Course Masters (in Japanese/Japanese Education)|
|International Relations Course||Masters (in International Relations)|
|Global Business Course||Masters (in International Business)|
|Global Governance Course||Masters（in Multilingual and Multicultural Management）|
|Masters (in Public Interpreting and Translation)|
|Master’s in TESOL Course||Masters (in English/English Education)|
|*For qualified professional English teachers|
|Doctoral Programs||English Language Studies and English Language Pedagogy||Doctorate (in English Linguistics/English Pedagogy)|
|Japanese Language Studies and Japanese Language Pedagogy||Doctorate (in Japanese Linguistics/Japanese Pedagogy)|
|International Cultural Studies||Doctorate (in International Culture)|
1) English Communication Course, 2) French Communication Course, 3) Chinese Communication Course, 4) Japanese Communication Course, 5) International Relations Course, 6) Global Business Course, 7) Global Governance Course, 8) Master’s in TESOL Course
The courses are designed to develop professionals with advanced research skills based on the ability to demonstrate profound expertise and excellent communication skills.
The doctoral programs place importance on the comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach, which is the feature of this course. Graduate students are expected to gain professional research skills in specific areas and acquire skills to apply their extensive knowledge in society based on the broad perspective developed in the Master's Programs. In particular, English Linguistics/English Pedagogy and Japanese Linguistics/Japanese Pedagogy place importance on fostering senior professional educators and researchers.
In English Linguistics/English Pedagogy and Japanese Linguistics/Japanese Pedagogy, the curriculum is systematically organized by each school and department for the master through doctorate programs to encourage students to earn a doctor's degree. In this context, to fulfill the strong demand of international students to obtain a Ph.D., the field of Japanese Linguistics/Japanese Pedagogy has organized a system in order to serve as a training institution for researchers and educators.
It is also possible for TESOL graduate students to seek to obtain a doctorate degree in English Language Studies/English Language Pedagogy. The International Cultural Studies program was established so that students who have completed French or Chinese courses in the Master’s Programs will be able to further their research.
As globalization progresses rapidly, Japanese staff are in demand to work in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO), the Japan Foundation, the Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (OECF), the United Nations, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), and other organizations. The field of International Cultural Studies aims to develop professional personnel with Ph.Ds that can work actively in these international organizations or international-related sections of national or local governments.
A support system has been developed to support students in the doctoral program. The tuition fee and the educational enhancement fee will be exempted if students, who have been doing their doctorate for a certain period of time and are recognized as PhD candidates, decide to continue study beyond the original duration of study of three years. Furthermore, the graduate school has its own substantial scholarship system and tuition fee exemption system, and is equipped with facilities including joint research laboratories for graduate students.