Graduate Schools at Waseda University are engaged in research and instruction in the humanities and sciences fields, at an advanced level, in terms of both theory and practice. They aim to reach a depth of knowledge, create and develop cultures, and contribute to the welfare of mankind. The graduate courses consist of a “master’s program” for two years and a “doctoral program” for the following three years. The details of the programs are as follows:
As a rule, classes, research guidance, and thesis instruction at our Graduate School are conducted in Japanese. However, we provide guidance in English for the Program “Global-J”. Please refer to the following.
Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies (Global-J) in Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Waseda University established the Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies (Global-J) in the Graduate School of Letters, Arts and Sciences on Sep. 21, 2018. Global-J is to realize a new vision in global Japanese literary and cultural studies, aiming to rethink Japanese culture from a truly global perspective and to disseminate its outcomes based on the Top Global University Project (SGU), Waseda Ocean initiative. The aim of Waseda Ocean is to establish research and education systems for creating the future with an eye toward Waseda Vision 150 and promoting complete internationalization in research and education.
The aim of Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies (Global-J) is to bring together the methodologies and outcomes of Japanese literary and cultural studies that have been developed in both Japan and other regions of the world, to conduct interdisciplinary education and research activities both in English and Japanese, and to create new Global Japanese Literary and Cultural Studies under the guidance of leading researchers active in the front line of education worldwide. Global-J will produce scholars and educators who will lead the future course of Japanese literary and cultural studies on the international stage.
April 1 (Thu.) 2021 OR September 21 (Tue.) 2021 (Desired entrance date must be specified at time of application)
- Master of Arts in Literature
- Doctor of Literature
First screening: Document screening
Screening will be based on application documents submitted during the specified application period
Second screening: Oral examination*
Only applicants who successfully passed the document screening will be asked to take the oral examination
*Applicants applying from outside of Japan will be asked to take their oral examination via the Internet