Mie University Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences also incorporates the Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (Master's Course). This is divided into the Area Studies Program and the Social Sciences Program. The admission capacity is five students for each program.
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
The Area Studies Program is divided into (i) a Society and Culture Major, subsuming the disciplines of history, philosophy, geography, topography, cultural anthropology, sociology, social psychology and library information studies; and (ii) a Language and Literature Major. On completion of the selected course, students are awarded the degree of MA in Humanities.
The Social Sciences Program is divided into (i) a Public Administration and Policy Major; and (ii) a Business Administration and Law Major. The main fields of study are law, economy and politics. On completion of the selected course, students are awarded the degree of MA in Social Sciences.
Also, for people in employment we have not only the standard two-year course, but also a shorter one-year course, in which students take both day and evening classes.
In addition, there is an alternative long-term study system, for working people to be able to earn a degree more flexibly, by extending the standard two-year period. If you are admitted as a student in this system, you can continue your studies for up to four years, yet still pay the equivalent of two years' tuition; the amount is divided according to the years you are registered, and has to be paid each year (or term). If you wish to register for this option, you must submit the required documents along with the application form beforehand. This system is possible only for those who have passed the "general exam" or the "exam for working people (standard two-year course only)" and who have submitted the appropriate application form. The results of the long-term study application will be sent out together with the results of the entrance exam.