Hiroshima City University
Graduate School of International Studies
Graduate School of International Studies: Master Degree Program
- Graduate School of International Studies
- Faculty of International Studies (Master Degree Program)
- Faculty of International Studies (Doctoral Degree Program)
The Graduate School places an emphasis on international, interdisciplinary, and practical research.
Master Degree Program
In this phase of rapid internationalization, the need arises for educated and caring individuals to participate in an informed dialogue with members of the global community. The faculty is oriented towards preparing students to become leaders, scholars, and teachers as well as skilled researchers. Students involved in the program are encouraged to address the issues facing society and to work towards solutions.
- 1.The faculty provides students with courses that are flexible and interdisciplinary. These courses offer students a base through which they can respond to global issues affecting our diverse, international society.
- 2.Emphasis is placed on international, interdisciplinary, and practical research.
- 3.The faculty offers graduate programs leading to either a “Master’s of Arts” or a “Master’s of International Studies.”
- 4.The faculty has introduced a semester system to accommodate students who work full time, returnees who have been studying abroad, and international students.
- 5.For potential students who work full time, the faculty offers both day and evening lectures. All students wishing to enroll in the program are required to take an entrance exam.
The program is based primarily on history, theory, and international policy. Under this rubric, the faculty has introduced five main programs: International Relations, Public Policy, Business Management, Socio-Cultural Studies and Linguistics. There are also two additional programs which branch off from the five main programs: Peace Studies and Area Studies.
The aim of the program is to broaden one’s knowledge of this interdisciplinary field. In addition, the faculty will help students pursue future opportunities. Students are encouraged to research current issues facing the international community by addressing them in terms of politics, law, economics, business management, cultures, and languages.
1. International Relations
This program offers a number of in depth courses about the relationships between nations, peoples, international organizations, citizens, and NPOs. Through this course of study, students will gain a rigorous understanding of global power dynamics and broaden their academic research.
2. Public Policy
This program offers expertise in policy-related matters in the public and private sectors, businesses and not-for-profit organizations. The program is relevant to a wide variety of fields, including economics, law, education, environment, media, and sports, and aims to prepare students for careers in these areas of interest.
3. Business Management
This program offers students a solid foundation, both theoretical and practical, in the structures, functions, and objectives of business enterprise. The goal of the program is to give students the support and leadership skills they require to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of international business.
4. Socio-Cultural Studies
Society is based on the ongoing interactions between cultures and individuals, which have occurred throughout history. The process of these interactions is based on a symbolic system of interpretation from which concrete actions are taken. Through investigating the use of how symbols are used, we can see how the rules of society are created and re-created every day through these interactions. Students will conduct basic and advanced research of social and cultural phenomena through critical thinking and practical field studies.
5. Language and Cultural Studies
This program provides various language-related courses: Language and Society, Foreign Language Teaching, Language Policy, Comparative Linguistics, English Literature, Irish Literature, French Literature, Cross-cultural Understanding, Interpretation, and Translation. This program offers opportunities for students to examine the ways in which language, culture and society intersect, and enable them to become well-rounded scholars and teachers.
This program is an interdisciplinary field of research pertaining to specific geographical, national or cultural regions examined through a cross-sectional perspective. Working in conjunction with the five main programs, students have the opportunity to obtain an in-depth understanding of international society.
This is an interdisciplinary program which allows students to critically approach and address issues of war, conflicts and nuclear weapons, as well as how peace is affected by the actions of society, economics, politics, and the individual. Students are encouraged to develop and expand their own understanding of peace.
|Professor||KIM,Yeongho||Northeast Asian Politics||Politics
|Professor||OBA,Chieko||History of International
Relations in Europe
|History of International
|Professor||YOSHIDA,Haruhiko||International Cooperation||International Relations|
|Associate Professor||FURUZAWA,Yoshiaki||Conflict Resolution
|Associate Professor||IIJIMA,Noriko||History of International
Relations in China
Theory of Overseas Chinese
|Associate Professor||ITAYA,Taisei||Southeast Asian Politics||Southeast Asian Studies|
|Associate Professor||SAITO,Shohei||History of International|
Relations in Russia
|Associate Professor||TAKEDA,Yu||Diplomatic History of Japan||Diplomatic History of Japan|
|Lecturer||HADANO,Takamitsu||International Political Theory
Theories of International Security
|International Political Theory
Theories of International Security
|Professor||KANAYA,Nobuko||Nonprofit OrganizationsSocial Policy||Nonprofit Organizations
Social Welfare Policy
|Professor||INOUE,Yasuhiro||Information and Media||Mass Media
|Professor||OTA,Ikuko||International Law||International Law and Human Rights|
|Professor||TAKAHASHI,Hiromasa||Economic Policy||Theoretical Economics|
|Professor||TERADA,Hideko||Urban Economics||Transport Economics
Local Public Finance
|Professor||FUKUMOTO,Masayuki||Educational Administration and
|Educational Administration and
|Professor||YAMAGUCHI,Mitsuaki||Psychology for Health||Health Psychology|
|Professor||URABE,Masashi||Comparative and International Education
Education for Sustainable Development
|Comparative and International Education|
|Associate Professor||YAMANE,Fumihiro||Environmental Economics||Environmental Economics
Econometrics and Risk Perception
|Associate Professor||MEGURO,Toshio||International Development
|Environmental SociologyAfrican Area Studies|
|Lecturer||YAMAHIRA,Yoshimi||International Development andPeace through Sport||Development through Sport
International Development and Peace through Sport
Pedagogy of Physical Education
|Professor||LEE,Jaeho||International Management||International Management
Supply Chain Management
|Associate Professor||ARIF,Nurhaizal,Azam||Multinational Enterprises||Multinational Enterprises
|Associate Professor||KITA,Tsutomu||Public Sector Accounting||Financial Management
Public Sector Accounting
|Associate Professor||TAKAKU,Kenya||International Finance||International Finance
|Associate Professor||LI,Ling||Marketing||International Marketing
Global Brand Studies
|Associate Professor||TERAI,Risa||International Commerce||Private International Law
International Business Law
Internatinal Company Law
|Lecturer||YAMASAKI,Masao||Human Resource Management
|Human Resource Management
|Professor||WOHR,Ulrike||Gender Studies||Gender History of Modern Japan|
|Associate Professor||TANAMI,Aoe||Islamic Society in the Middle East||Middle Eastern Studies
Arab Society and Culture
|Associate Professor||YAMAGUCHI,Eri||Japanese Culture History||Ancient Japanese History
Global Japanese Studies
|Associate Professor||YOSHIE,Takafumi||Latin American Culture||Anthropology|
|Associate Professor||UEO,Masamichi||Contemporary Philosophy||Philosophy|
●Language and Cultural Studies
|Professor||AOKI, Nobuyuki||English Language Education||English Language Education|
|Professor||OBA, Shizue||French Studies and Culture||French Studies, Area and Cultural Studies|
|Professor||WATANABE, Tomoe||Interpretation Studies||English Language Education|
|Professor||YOKOYAMA, Tomoyuki||Translation Studies||Translation Studies
|Professor||GORMAN, Michael||American Literature and Culture||American Literature and American Studies|
|Professor||CARSON,Luke||Cross-cultural Psychology and Communication||TESL/TEFL
|Associate Professor||SHIGETA, Misaki||Japanese Education||Japanese Language Education:
Japanese for Specific Purposes
|Associate Professor||MORITA,Mitsuhiro||Applied Linguistics||Applied Linguistics|
|associate Professor||FUJIWARA, Yubi||Contrastive Linguistics||Contrastive Linguistics(Comparison of Chinese and Japanese)|
|Lecturer||HARA, Masaki||English Literature and Culture||English Literature|
●Please download admissions and the prescribed forms from the following link.
You must print these forms in A4-sized and white-colored paper.
○2024 First Semester Admissions
for Applicable International Students Living Abroad
Master Admission > （PDF）[446KB]
Application Form > （PDF）[400KB]
Curriculum Vitae > （PDF）[226KB]
Examination Admission Card & Photograph Card > （PDF）[297KB]
Letter of Recommendation > （PDF）[46KB] （Word）[37KB]
○2024 First Semester Admissions
for Institutions with International Academic Exchange Agreement Recommendation-Based Examination
Master Admission > （PDF）[370KB]
Application Form > （PDF）[414KB]
Curriculum Vitae > （PDF）[228KB]
Letter of Recommendation > （PDF）[318KB]) （Word）[38KB]
●The following PDFs are shown for reference only.
○2023 Second Semester Admissions
・Entrance Examination for Applicable International Students Living Abroad
Master Admission > （PDF）[119KB]
・Entrance Examination for Institutions with International Academic Exchange Agreement Recommendation-Based Examination
Master Admission > （PDF）[84KB]
Hiroshima City University
3-4-1, Ozuka-Higashi, Asa-Minami-Ku, Hiroshima, 731-3194, JAPAN
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