Graduate Schools

Kyoto University has 18 Graduate Schools. To learn about the available programs, please visit each School's website.

Graduate School website

Degree Programs

Courses

Academic staff

Letters

Master's & doctoral

Literature, Philosophy, History, Behavioral Studies, and Contemporary Culture

List of academic staff

Education

Master's & doctoral

Educational Studies, and Clinical Studies of Education

List of academic staff

Law

Master's & doctoral

Legal and Political Studies

List of academic staff

Professional

Law School

List of academic staff

Economics

Master's & doctoral

Economics

List of academic staff

Science

Master's & doctoral

Mathematics and Mathematical Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Chemistry, and Biological Sciences

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Medicine

Four-year doctoral

Medicine

List of academic staff

Master's & doctoral

Medical Science

Professional & doctoral

Public Health

List of academic staff

Master's & doctoral

Human Health Sciences

List of academic staff

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Four-year doctoral

Biomedical Sciences

List of academic staff

Master's & doctoral

Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Bioinformatics and Chemical Genomics

Engineering

Master's & doctoral

Civil and Earth Resources Engineering, Urban Management, Environmental Engineering, Architecture and Architectural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Science, Micro Engineering, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronic Science and Engineering, Material Chemistry, Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Molecular Engineering, Polymer Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering

Divisions

Agriculture

Master's & doctoral

Agronomy and Horticultural Science, Forest and Biomaterials Science, Applied Life Sciences, Applied Biosciences, Environmental Science and Technology, Natural Resource Economics, and Food Science and Biotechnology

List of academic staff

Human and Environmental Studies

Master's & doctoral

Department of Human Coexistence, Department of Cultural Coexistence, and Department of Interdisciplinary Environment

List of academic staff

Energy Science

Master's & doctoral

Socio-Environmental Energy Science, Fundamental Energy Science, Energy Conversion Science, and Energy Science and Technology

List of academic staff

Asian and African Area Studies

Five-year doctoral

Southeast Asian Area Studies, African Area Studies, and Global Area Studies

List of academic staff

Informatics

Master's & doctoral

Intelligence Science and Technology, Social Informatics, Applied Analysis and Complex Dynamical Systems, Applied Mathematics and Physics, Systems Science, and Communications and Computer Engineering

List of academic staff

Biostudies

Master's & doctoral

Integrated Life Science, and Systemic Life Science

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Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

Five-year doctoral

Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability

List of academic staff

Global Environmental Studies

Doctoral

Global Environmental Studies

List of academic staff

Master's & doctoral

Environmental Management

Government

Professional

Public Policy

List of academic staff

Management

Professional

Business Administration

List of academic staff

List of academic staff for the International Project Management Course (included the professors of acceptance for MEXT)

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Awarding of degrees

1. Master's degrees

Master's degrees are awarded to those who have successfully completed two or more years of required course work and research, passed the required examination, and have had a thesis accepted.

2. Professional degrees (other than from the Law School)

Professional (master's) degrees are awarded to those who have successfully completed two or more years of required course work.

3. Professional degrees from the Law School

Juris Doctor degrees (professional degrees) are awarded to those who have successfully completed three or more years of required course work at the Law School.

4. Doctoral degrees

Doctoral degrees are awarded to those who have successfully completed three or more years of required course work and research, passed the required examination, and have had a thesis accepted. 

5. Doctoral degrees from a four-year program at the Graduate School of Medicine or Pharmaceutical Sciences

Doctoral degrees are awarded to those who have successfully completed four or more years of required course work and research, passed the required examination, and have had a thesis accepted.

6. Doctoral degrees from the Graduate School of Asian and African Area Studies (ASAFAS) or Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS)

Doctoral degrees are awarded to those who have successfully completed five or more years of required course work and research, passed the required examination, and have had their thesis accepted.

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