Guide to Graduate Schools

Doctoral Program in Education

Academic hub for future professors and researchers of education sciences

This degree program is designed for future professors and researchers capable to engage in cutting-edge studies in various education sciences, while following the academic heritage of Japanese education sciences advanced with the development of modern education since 1872. In today’s society, the state of education is defined by diverse and complex factors in global contexts and it is not easy to accurately grasp and solve the educational issues that we face. This program consists of 17 academic fields and doctoral thesis guidance is provided under a collaborative system while esteeming expertise in each field. A great strength of this program is that it provides opportunities for research exchange with prominent scholars active in universities, research institutes, and other academic organizations across Japan, including the alumni of the predecessor schools.

Academic Degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Education (Ph. D. in Education)

Curriculum

Requirements for Completion

Students of the Doctoral Program must earn the specified credits (more than 6 credits) after studying more than three years and submit a doctoral thesis. You must pass the assessment and final examination after the necessary research guidance.

However, those who have achieved outstanding results shall be eligible to shorten the period of enrollment to at least one year.

Class Subjects

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Students must earn 2 credits from the Required Subjects in Pedagogics. Advanced Lecture on Education Ⅰ, Advanced Lecture on Education II

Students must earn at least 1 credit from the Foundation Subjects for major (Compulsory Elective Subjects).

Seminar on Education I, Seminar on Education II, Methodology on Field Work Students must earn at least 3 credits from the Specialized Subjects (See below) for their major (Compulsory Elective Subjects)

・Methodology on Philosophy of Education I Methodology on Philosophy of Education II Methodology on Philosophy of Education III
・Methodology on Higher Education I Methodology on Higher Education II Methodology on Higher Education III
・Methodology on History of Japanese Education I Methodology on History of Japanese Education II 
    Methodology on History of Japanese Education III
・Methodology on Lifelong Learning/Adult and Community Education I Methodology on Lifelong Learning/Adult and Community Education II
    Methodology on Lifelong Learning/Adult and Community Education III
・Methodology on Educational System I Methodology on Educational System II Methodology on Educational System III
・Methodology on School Administration and Management I Methodology on School Administration and Management II 
    Methodology on School Administration and Management III
・Methodology on Comparative and International Education I Methodology on Comparative and International Education II 
    Methodology on Comparative and International Education III
・Methodology on Sociology of Education I Methodology on Sociology of Education II Methodology on Sociology of Education III
・Methodology on Curriculum Study I Methodology on Curriculum Study II Methodology on Curriculum Study III
・Methodology on Teaching Methods I Methodology on Teaching Methods II Methodology on Teaching Methods III
・Methodology on Moral Education I Methodology on Moral Education II Methodology on Moral Education III
・Methodology on Career Education I Methodology on Career Education II Methodology on Career Education III
・Methodology on Social Studies I Methodology on Social Studies II Methodology on Social Studies III
・Methodology on Language Education I Methodology on Language Education II Methodology on Language Education III
・Methodology on Mathematics Education I Methodology on Mathematics Education II Methodology on Mathematics Education III
・Methodology on Science Education I Methodology on Science Education II Methodology on Science Education III

University’s electronic course catalogue is called KdB.     https://kdb.tsukuba.ac.jp/[English Version Kdb_Doctoral Program ]

Staff and Faculty

Many faculty members are involved in this program and provide academic guidance in each field.
Please Look at Staff Page (Division of Education).

In addition to the faculty member in charge, many cooperating professors and adjunct professors are involved in the guidance.
Find University of Tsukuba faculty and researchers’ information using TRIOS. You can search by name, research field and affiliation.

– List by affiliations: To faculty and researchers by affiliations
– List by research fields: To faculty and researchers by research fields
– Keyword search: To faculty and search researchers by specifying other conditions

Admission Information

In addition to the general entrance examination, admission by various selection methods is implemented.
Please see the “University of Tsukuba Graduate Admissions” website (https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/course/chs/hum_latter/) concerning, entrance examination dates, examination subjects, etc.

Graduate Admissions 2021 October (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals) February (General Admission/ Special Selection of Working Individuals)

Explanatory Meeting of Degree Program in Education

Master’s Program (Subprogram in School Education for the Next Generation, Subprogram in International Education, Subprogram in Education Sciences)
Doctoral Program in Education
Date June 19th, 2021 (Sat.) 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Place Tsukuba campus in University of Tsukuba (Online participation is available)
Registration Please register here by June 11
We will send you the Zoom links and passwords for accessing the online site for meetings.  
Official Language
The official language is Japanese. However, the meeting of Subprogram in International Education will be held in both Japanese and English.

Notice (For onsite participants)
If you would like to participate onsite, you have to submit the health check sheet, in which you record your health condition for 14 days, to the reception desk on that day.
In case you don’t feel well, please participate online.
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Typical Career Paths

Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, National Institute for Educational Policy, national and public universities, private universities, and colleges of technology throughout Japan.

Contact Us

If there are any questions you want to ask, please refer to the contact lists below and contact departments in charge.

Tel: +81 29.853.4598
Office Hour: Weekdays from 9 am to 4 pm

Address: 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, lbaraki 305-8572
Office of the Division of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba

You can also use “Contact Form”.

Information

University of Tsukuba(Japanese Website)   http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/
University of Tsukuba(English  Website) http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/
Student Handbook   https://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/g-courses/index.html
Master’s Program in Education(Japanese website)   https://www.human.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/edu-mp/
Course catalogue   http://www.tsukuba.ac.jp/education/g-courses/2020-1g-tsukuba_tokyo.html