Schools & Centers

Schools

Educational and Research Course

 Although the basic structure of our educational and research courses consists of undergraduate schools and graduate schools, these schools are further divided into departments and courses in accordance with individual fields of specialization. Graduate schools are set up for students who wish to continue study and research after finishing undergraduate school. Kyushu University also provides services to students other than its normal undergraduate and graduate students, such as research students, special students, and auditors.
 Students intending to study at the university should bear in mind that mastering the Japanese language before entrance is necessary because, except for a portion of the graduate courses, all lectures and instructions are given in Japanese.

Undergraduate Course

 The length of study at the undergraduate schools is 4 years, with the exception of 6 years for the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Dentistry. In the first year to year and a half, undergraduate students are to take only courses of general education with only a few specialized courses. The university also provides special classes of Japanese Language and Japanese Studies for International Students. Undergraduate students are awarded a bachelor's degree after earning all the credits necessary for graduation.
 Students of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Dentistry are qualified to take the national examinations after graduation. Those who pass the examinations may then become doctors or dentists. Graduates of the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences are also qualified to take the national examination and can then become licensed pharmacists if they pass the examination.
 Similarly, regarding the Department of Health Science in the School of Medicine, graduates of the Nursing Course, Radiological Sciences Course, and Medical Technology Course can take the respective national examinations and become nurses, radiologists, or medical test technicians.

School of Letters

Bachelor of Arts

School of Education

Bachelor of Education

School of Law

Bachelor of Laws

School of Economics

Bachelor of Economics

School of Sciences

Bachelor of Science

Department of Medicine, School of Medicine

Doctor of Medicine

Department of Health Sciences, School of Medicine

Bachelor of Nursing
Bachelor of Health Sciences

School of Dentistry

Doctor of Dental Surgery

School of Pharmaceutical Sciences

Bachelor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

School of Engineering

Bachelor of Engineering

School of Design

Bachelor of Design

School of Agriculture

Bachelor of Science

Graduate Course

 Graduate Schools are set up for students who wish to continue research in their field of specialization.
Each graduate school consists of two years for the master's course and three years for the doctoral course. However, the Graduate School of Dentistry and the Graduate School of Medicine have only four year doctoral courses, while the Graduate School of Law's professional degree course is a three year program. In addition, the Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences doctoral course is five years, but a master's degree may be awarded to anyone who is judged to have attained the scholastic ability equal to that of a master's level course. Only students who have earned all the necessary credits and have had their dissertations accepted are awarded the appropriate master's or doctoral degree, listed as follows.

Graduate Schools Master Course Professional
Degree
Doctoral Course
Graduate School of Humanities Master of Arts   Doctor of Literature
Graduate School of Social and Cultural Studies Master of Arts
Master of Science
  Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Science
Graduate School of Human- Environment Studies Master of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Arts
Master of Engineering
  Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Literature
Ph.D. (Education)
Ph.D. (Psychology)
Doctor of Engineering
Graduate School of Law Master of Laws (Tentative title) Doctor of Laws
Law School      
Graduate School of Economics Master of Economics Master of Business Administration Doctor of Economics
Graduate School of Sciences Master of Science   Doctor of Science
Graduate School of Mathematics Master of Mathematics   Ph.D. (Mathematics)
Graduate School of Systems Life Sciences Master of System Life Sciences
Master of Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Arts
  Ph.D. (Systems Life Sciences)
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate School of Medical Sciences Master of Medical Sciences Master of Public Health Ph.D. (Medical Science))
Graduate School of Dentistry     Ph.D. (Dental Sciences)
Ph.D. (Clinical Dentistry)
Ph.D.
Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences Master of Pharmaceutical Sciences   Ph.D. (Pharmaceutical Sciences)
Graduate School of Engineering Master of Engineering   Doctor of Engineering
Graduate School of Design Master of Design   Doctor of Design
Doctor of Engineering
Graduate School of Information Science and Electrical Engineering Master of Arts
Master of Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Arts
  Doctor of Philosophy
Doctor of Science
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Interdisciplinary Graduate School of Engineering Sciences Master of Science
Master of Engineering
Master of Arts
  Doctor of Science
Doctor of Engineering
Doctor of Philosophy
Graduate School of Bioresource and Bioenvironmental Sciences Master of Science   Ph.D. (Agricultural Science)

Last Updated On:2016.2.22

Return to the top of this pageReturn to the top of this page