Master’s Thesis Research Plan and Master’s Thesis
- Master’s Thesis Research Plan
- Eligibility to submit MA thesis
- Master’s Thesis Examiners
- Criteria for Master’s Theses at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
Master’s Thesis Research Plan
September Completion：March in the same year
March Completion：September in the previous year
Who to submit
*The contents, deadline, and other details regarding submission should be confirmed with supervisor in advance to the designated deadline.
Download from here (Approx 3 pages. A4)
Eligibility to submit MA thesis
- Those who obtained/are expected to obtain the designated 22 credits
- Those who have submitted MA thesis research plan
Master’s Thesis Examiners
Master’s thesis examiners: one chief examiner and two deputy-examiners.
Criteria for Master’s Theses at the Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies
Originality and insightfulness of perspective, methodology, content, and conclusion
- Appropriateness and importance of thesis topic
- Appropriateness of structure of thesis for addressing the thesis topic
- Effective use of existing research and contribution to the field
- Appropriate substantiation of data and materials
- Strength and persuasiveness of argumentation in the development of the thesis
- Accurateness, appropriateness and completeness in the use of terminology and concepts
- Clarity and accurateness of language
- Accurateness, appropriateness, and completeness of quotations, citations, use of materials and structure of the bibliography
- Excellence of thesis as a contribution to the fields of Area Studies, International Relations, and/or International Cooperation / Policy Studies
- Consult with your supervisor for details on research plan and thesis submission.
- The annoucement of Master’s thesis examiners’ list and the schedule of oral examination will be notified on the notification board/MyWaseda.
- Thesis and summary will become available in the GSAPS library.
- School Policy on “Plagiarism” in Term Paper and Thesis