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Doshisha University

Graduate School of Global Studies

PhD: American Studies Cluster / Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster / Global Society Studies Cluster

<American Studies Cluster>
For more than a century the United States has played an outsized role on the global stage. Japan has had a particularly complex relationship with American culture, society and politics. The American Studies Cluster therefore encourages students to examine the United States from a global perspective. Faculty expertise is wide-ranging, from political philosophy, peace studies, gender and sexuality studies, to anthropology, religious studies, and history. Through classes and faculty direction, students develop a deep understanding of American history, society, culture and thought, as well as the multiple transnational intersections and encounters that have shaped the United States.

<Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster>
The faculty of this cluster consists of researchers specializing in China, the Korean Peninsula, Japan and Southeast Asia, with a transnational perspective of viewing Asia from the respective areas, from Japan, or from the world. In addition to such comprehensive viewpoint, it is also important to carefully examine the culture, life and feelings of people living in the area concerned. Today’s Asia faces numerous political, economic and social issues, many of which are difficult to solve. But it is also rewarding and a lot of fun to contemplate the issues and seek for solutions. The cluster welcomes students who are eager to think and discuss about the East Asian society and people.

<Global Society Studies Cluster>
This cluster addresses issues ranging from human security, conflict prevention, peace building, development and poverty to transnational migration, multicultural education, gender, citizenship, racism, class inequalities and environmental challenges. With diverse disciplinary backgrounds and areas of specialization (Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Latin America), faculty members investigate various contemporary global issues, flexibly applying both disciplinary approach and area studies. Another feature of this international cluster is that it accepts many students from Central Asia and African countries as part of the human resources development support project of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Doctor of Philosophy in American Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Contemporary Asian Studies
Doctor of Philosophy in Global Society Studies
Subject - Humanities (History, Linguistics, etc.)
- Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major American Studies Cluster
Contemporary Asian Studies Cluster
Global Society Studies Cluster
Duration 3 years
Entry Date April 1, 2017
October 1, 2017
Location Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University
Karasuma-dori Kamidachiuri-agaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto, 602-8580 Japan
Area Kansai Region (Osaka, Kyoto, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 2010
No. of Students 74
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members 15
Tuition Fees 929,000 yen
Additional Information The Graduate School of Global Studies (GSGS) aims to cultivate human resources who contribute to the promotion of international exchange and understanding between multicultural societies. Our graduates work actively in a variety of fields including international organizations, public institutions, international business and journalism. There are also many students who go on to the Doctoral program or overseas graduate schools.

List of Major Employers (partial)
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan Broadcasting Corporation, Jiji Press, Ltd., West Japan Railway Company, Nippon Express, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, Hitachi, Ltd., Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Horiba Advanced Techno, Co., Ltd., Mazda Motor Corporation, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation, Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd., Soft Bank Group, Itochu Aviation, Co., Ltd., Philip Morris Japan Kabushiki Kaisha, Robert Walters Japan, National Museum of Ethnology, Public Services etc.
Contact Office of International Students
International Center
TEL: +81-75-251-3257
FAX: +81-75-251-3123
E-mail: ji-intad@mail.doshisha.ac.jp
Admission Information
Admission Capacity Maximum Enrollment per year: 18
Application Type Open to everyone
Eligibility http://intad.doshisha.ac.jp/inbound/guide_entrance_exam_g.html
Application Period For April 2017 entry
<Fall Exam: Applicants residing in Japan/abroad>
July 15, 2016 - August 9, 2016

For October 2017 entry
<Spring Exam: Applicants residing in Japan>
January 10, 2017 - January 23, 2017
Examination Type & Date For April 2017 entry
<Fall Exam (oral examination): Applicants residing in Japan (regular students)>
September 25, 2016
<Spring Exam (oral examination): Applicants residing in Japan (regular students)>
February 19, 2017

For October 2017 entry
<Spring Exam (oral examination): Applicants residing in Japan (regular students)>
February 19, 2017

*Applicants residing in Japan (special students) and applicants residing abroad (both regular and special students)
documentary screening
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process No
Admission Fee <Applicants residing in Japan (regular students)>
15,000 yen
<Applicants residing in Japan (special students) and Applicants residing abroad (both regular and special students)>
10,000 yen

As of August 5, 2016

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