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Hokkaido University

Graduate School of Law

Division of Law and Politics Doctoral Program

The class work portion of the doctoral program is conducted mainly through courses and workshops that aim to deepen the multifaceted specialized knowledge students acquired in the master’s program. Most of the courses are seminars and focus on teaching the latest findings in law and political science and improving the basic research skills of students through foreign language and classics courses as well as special research in foreign languages. There are workshops on public law, civil law, civil law theory, intellectual propriety law, criminal law, social welfare law, economic law, legal theory, political science, and legal precedents in labor, and students are expected to gain the sophisticated academic debate and persuasion techniques required of researchers by participating in the workshops.

Degree Information
Degree Doctoral
Type of Degree Ph.D.
Subject - Social Sciences (Business, Economics, Law, etc.)
Major Law
Duration 3 years
Entry Date April 12, 2021
Location Kita9, Nishi7, Kita-ku, Sapporo Hokkaido 060-0809 Japan
Area Hokkaido & Tohoku Region (Sapporo, Sendai, etc.)
Postgraduate Program Started April, 1953
No. of Students 25
No. of Full and Part-Time Faculty Members
Tuition Fees 817,800 yen
Additional Information
Contact TEL : 011-706-3969
Admission Information
Admission Capacity 15
Application Type Open to everyone
Application Period ① In the beginning of July
② In the beginning of November
Examination Type & Date Written examination and interview
Presence in Japan Required for Screening Process Yes
Admission Fee 30,000 yen

As of June 9, 2021


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