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About

The master's program in Asia Pacific Studies from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region.

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Overview

Individuals embarking on this Asia Pacific Studies from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU) should possess a keen interest in research pertaining to one of two specializations, International Relations or Society and Culture. 

The broad range of issues addressed in these specializations are supported by four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. 

Under the supervision of their chosen faculty advisors, students will formulate and conduct research that systematically reflects knowledge gained through coursework as well as ideally through fieldwork in the Asia Pacific region.

Content

A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division specific courses and intensive research-oriented seminar courses. Most courses are run on a quarterly basis, each lasting approximately two months. This program nurtures students' research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data and test arguments and hypotheses.

Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the duration of the program.

During this process, students are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Students can apply for financial support for these field surveys through the graduate school. In addition, APU organizes numerous seminars and conferences and invites prominent scholars and researchers to share on their fields of expertise. Students are encouraged to develop their research by taking advantage of these opportunities.

Programme Structure

Divisions:

International Relations

  • Regionalism and Globalization
  • International Law
  • International Political Economy
  • Comparative Politics and Government
  • Special Studies (International Relations)
  • Conflict Resolution
  • International Security

Society and Culture

  • Changing Social Landscapes
  • Media and Communication
  • Migration and Trans-nationalism
  • Social Organizations and Institutions
  • Sociology and Everyday Life
  • Special Studies (Society and Culture)
  • Cultural Change

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Enrollment periods: April 2020 and September 2020

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Required
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
Required
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.
Required

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
80
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6

Other requirements

General requirements

Applicants must fulfill one of the following conditions at the time of application.

  • Have graduated or are scheduled to graduate from a bachelor's program with a standard period of completion of at least 3 years.
  • Have completed or are scheduled to complete a 16-year standard education curriculum outside Japan.
  • Have completed a 15-year standard education curriculum outside Japan and have academic achievements determined to be outstanding by the university.
  • Be at least 22 years of age and have been individually screened by the graduate school to have the academic ability of a university graduate or higher.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13063 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26126 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    13063 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 26126 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
Total Tuition: 2,800,000 JPY

Funding

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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