About the College of Medical Sciences

Which pathway will you take?

The three primary health professions are medicine, dentistry, and pharmacy. There are other professionals apart from becoming doctors, dentists, and pharmacists. Non-medical profession, such as engineers and agriculturists, could also contribute to health care.

The other option is to become a research scientist in medical science. Not only doctors but those who are educated in medical science could also conduct medical research. As a pioneer of medical science education, the College of Medical Sciences educates and trains students to become a medical researcher and encourages students to establish new and beneficial values to our society.

Aim and Objectives

The College of Medical Sciences, University of Tsukuba, provides education for students to become research scientists in Medical Science and clinical laboratory professionals. We aim to train our students in basic knowledge, technical skills, and professional perspective that are essential to succeed in medical sciences.

What we look for

We seek students who have a strong motivation to study medical science. Students are expected to work in an international setting and learn laboratory techniques in the field of medicine and medical care, and understand their roles and responsibilities in a team-based approach to medical care.

Pioneer of medical sciences education

In Japan, medical science education was restricted to medical students pursuing a medical degree. The first medical science education was established in 1979 at the University of Tsukuba - Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and Osaka University - Graduate School of Medicine, Medical School Masters course. The foundation of the graduate program in Medical Sciences had allowed students who have obtained their degrees in other fields, such as engineering or agriculture, to pursue their education and carrer in medical science. The University of Tsukuba and the Osaka University have led medical science education for the next 20 years until other Universities initiated their own Medical Science programs in Japan.

At the University of Tsukuba, faculty members from both the College of Medicine and the College of Medical Sciences were integrated into one unit. As a consequence, numerous faculty members participate in medical science education. Moreover, undergraduate students may continue their medical science education into Master’s program. We are confident that our students at the College of Medical Sciences could lead the medical research in the next era.