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Global Society, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
University rank #22 (QS) ,
The Master of Arts in Global Society from The University of Tokyo is founded on the belief that, in a world that no longer recognizes borders between the political, social, ecological, cultural, and ethical dimensions of human life, the disciplinary boundaries separating the humanities and social sciences need to be reconceived.


The Master of Arts in Global Society from The University of Tokyo  works to undo such disciplinary boundaries by combining the resources of the four principal departments that make up the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Komaba—the Department of Language and Information Sciences, Interdisciplinary Cultural Studies, Area Studies, and Advanced Social and International Studies—and the Institute for Advanced Global Studies. GSP also works closely with two other cross-departmental programs on campus, the Graduate Program on Human Security (HSP) and the Graduate Program on Global Humanities (GHP), in order to further stimulate scholarly exchange.

Bringing these resources together in one program provides students with access to a wide range of courses and specialists in disciplines ranging from:

  • Anthropology
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Law and Development
  • Linguistics
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Religion
  • Sociology. 


The University of Tokyo, also known as "Todai" was established in 1877 as the first national university in Japan. As a leading research university, Todai offers courses in essentially all academic disciplines at both undergraduate and graduate levels and conducts research across the full spectrum of academic activity. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Transnational Markets and Civil Society
  • Theory of International Interdependence
  • Theory of Social and Cultural Diversity
  • Comparative Studies of Social and Cultural Diversity
  • History of Transnational Markets and Civil Society
  • Theory of Normativity in Global Society
  • Comparative Studies of the Normative Basis of Civil Society
  • Experimental Studies on Global Society

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Application form
  • Certificates of all higher degrees and diplomas
  • Official transcripts 
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL Official Score Report or IELTS Test Report Form
  • GRE score
  • Personal Statement
  • Research Proposal
  • Three passport-style photos
  • One Certificate of Remittance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    4965 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4965 USD per year 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.
  •  535,800  yen/year

Living costs for Tokyo

  • 132901 - 208470 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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