Food & Agriculture for Human Security Program comprises Compulsory Subjects, Elective Subjects, and Seminar (including extra lectures) and Dissertation.


Core Requirements
Master’s Course (two-year course): more than 30 credits on

(1) Compulsory Subjects,

(2) Elective Subjects,

(3) Seminars and Master thesis.


Doctoral Course (three-year course): more than 16 credits on

(1) Compulsory Subjects,

(2) Elective Subjects, and

(3) Seminars and Doctoral thesis.


Thesis/Dissertation and Final Examination Requirements

Master/Doctoral degree candidates must complete an acceptable thesis/dissertation under the guidance of their supervisor. Candidates also must pass a final oral examination conducted with respect to their thesis/dissertation.


1. Master's Course Curriculum in 2016


(1) Compulsory Subjects of the Program (14credits)
  1. Development Economics
  2. Food Economics
  3. Bioresources Chemistry
  4. Food & Agricultural Immunology Joint Lecture
  5. SOcial Support for the Health of Aging Population
  6. Human Security and Global Health
  7. Environmental Security and Energy Security

(2) Elective Subjects (6 credits or more)

  1. Consumable Resources and Social Conflicts
  2. Human Security and Global Society
  3. Hydro-Environment Studies
  4. Special Lectures on Human Security A
  5. Special Lectures on Human Security B
(3) Seminar and Master’s Thesis (10 credits)

Students have to take two regular seminars; one is held by supervisor and the other one is held by the Department of Resource and Environmental Economics. They must complete the Master’s thesis under the instruction of supervisors by the end of the 2nd year. In addition to the subjects written above,students may take related subjects including the Special Lectures provided by researchers or experts invited from overseas. The subjects, however, can not substitute for the compulsory subjects or elective subjects.


2. Doctoral Course Curriculum


(1) Compulsory and Elective subjects (2 credits or more)
(2) Seminars and the dissertation of doctoral degree (12 credits)


3. Academic Calendar

The academic year consists of two semesters, first semester from April and second semester from October. The entrance date of the program will be ether in April or October.