Majors of Medical Sciences, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

Message from the Associate Provost, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

Belonging to the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, the University of Tsukuba's Medical Faculty offers the following graduate degrees: Doctoral Degree in Biomedical Sciences or Clinical Sciences (4 years), Combined Masters (2 years)/Doctoral (3 years) Degree in Nursing Sciences, and Masters Degree in Medical Sciences (2 years).

Since its very establishment, the University of Tsukuba has always attached great importance to cosmopolitanism, but during the second-phase planning after becoming a national university corporation, it took a major leap forward towards globalization. The Medical Faculty's graduate school, and in particular the Life Sciences and the Frontier Medical Sciences departments, have played a central and leading role in that globalization: 34% and 24% of the students from those respective departments now come from foreign countries, numbers that stand out among those of other medical graduate schools in Japan. As part of its third-phase planning, the university will further focus on increasing its transborder and interdisciplinary research activities. Following the lead of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences and the Masters/Doctoral Program in Nursing Sciences, it will also establish a structure to increase the number of international students.

At the same time, the University of Tsukuba is steering towards a major transformation of its curricular system: instead of the current "majors" system, we will implement a "degree program" system. This new system will be academically compatible with those of overseas universities, thus facilitating transborder academic cooperation. For this transformation to take place successfully, we anticipate the need for various reforms. These reforms will provide our students with an even better learning environment and will nurture their talents so that they can take active roles both internationally and in their different fields. My hope is that all of our students will put their trust in the university and will devote themselves with all their hearts to their studies by making full use of what the faculty and the graduate school have to offer and that they will eventually do excellent jobs in all corners of the world.

Shigeru Chiba
Associate Provost, Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences

Message from Chair of the Doctoral Program

  • Chair of the Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences
  • Chair of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Sciences
  • Chair of the Master’s Program in Biomedical Sciences
  • Chair of the Master’s Program in Nursing Sciences
  • Chair of the International Joint Degree Master’s Program in Agro-Biomedical Science in Food and Health