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Economic Development, M.P.E.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #801 (QS) ,
The Graduate School of Economics was founded in 1950. Since 2002, the school has offered the Master's Program in Economic Development (MPED).


 In addition to setting the global standard for economics education, MPED has a rich history of practical experience in development economics, economic policy, industrial policy, and trade policy. All lectures and seminars are conducted entirely in English by international faculty members with a wealth of overseas experience. 

MPED accepts students with strong interest in economic development and economic policy from developing and developed countries, and foster researchers who have acquired specialized knowledge along with a strong sense of reality and highly specialized professionals who can lead the international community.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Microeconomics 
  • Macroeconomics 
  • Econometrics 
  • Japanese Economy
  • Public Policy
  • Environmental Economics
  • Internship Program
  • Applied Economics

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

  • Transcript of your academic record as an undergraduate student
  • Certificate of graduation from university as an undergraduate student

Tuition Fee

  • International

    8668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4334 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    8668 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4334 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Tuition Fee of 1st Semester for Graduates from other institutions: 319,200 yen
  • Tuition Fee of 1st Semester for Graduates from Ritsumeikan Academy "479,200 yen

Living costs for Kyoto

  • 131939 - 183970 JPY/month
    Living Costs

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