Students will be awarded a Master of Science (M.Sc) upon satisfactory completion of a thesis. Students are also required to complete four semesters of coursework over a two-year period.
The course consists of lectures, practicalwork, seminars, and tutorials. Students must obtain 30 credits with a minimum passing grade of 60%. The master’s course curriculum is presented in Table 1.
|C01||Master’s Thesis Research I||6||6|
|C02||Master’s Thesis Research II||6||6|
|C03||Seminar in a Specified Field I||2||2|
|C04||Seminar in a Specified Field II||2||2|
|C05||Seminar in a Specified Field III||2||2|
|P01||Agricultural Problem-Based Learning I||1||1|
|P02||Agricultural Problem-Based Learning II||1||1|
|M01||Fundamentals of Agricultural Sciences I (Basic Statistics)||2||2|
|M02||Fundamentals of Agricultural Sciences II (Advanced Statistics)||1||1|
|M03||Biological Resources : Utilization and Conservation||2||2|
|M04||Soil and Water Environment||2||2|
|M05||Current Topics in Agriculture and Food Environment||1||1|
|M06||Agricultural English I (Presentation Skill)||1||1|
|M07||Agricultural English II (Paper Writing Skill)||1||1|
|M08||Special Lecture on International Development I||1||1|
|M09||Special Lecture on International Development II||1||1|
|M10||International Rural Development||2||2|
|M11||Rural Survey Methodology||2||2|
|M12||Advanced Technology in Agriculture||2||2|
|M13||Food Science and Food System||2||2|
|S01||Agricultural Bioresource Sciences||2||2|
|S02||Animal & Marine Bioresource Sciences||2||2|
|S03||Forest and Forest Products Sciences||2||2|
|S04||Bioproduction Environmental Sciences||2||2|
|S05||Agronomy and Environmental Sciences||2||2|
|S06||Agricultural and Resource Economics||2||2|
|S09||Applied Molecular Microbiology and Biomass Chemistry||2||2|
|S10||Food Science & Biotechnology||2||2|
|J01||Business Japanese I||1||1|
|J02||Business Japanese II||1||1|
An outline of the Master’s course subjects is given in Table2. Compulsory subjects consist of the thesis (12 credits) and laboratory seminars (6 credits); 5 out of 13 module subjects plus 2 PBL subjects (equal or more than 10 credits); and specialized subjects of one specific subject (2 credits) given by the department to which the student belongs.
|Compulsory subjects||Research practice||Conventional form||5 subjects||Laboratory Prof.||18 credits|
|Module subjects||Improvement of basic academic abilities focusing on agricultural administration and rural development||Block module||13 subjects||Special team||10 credits|
|Cross-cutting or interdisciplinary research|
|PBL subjects||Problem based learning||Block module||2 subjects||Special team|
|Specialized subjects||Improvement of expertise||Block module||10 subjects||Your Departments||2 credits|
Lectures are given in a block module format. Each semester comprises three blocks, each of which includes 1 to 2 module subjects.
The topic of the thesis research is specified after discussion with your supervisor. Students must submit their master thesis in English to the appropriate departmental examination board comprising the teaching staff. Students are required to give an oral presentation of their thesis during the spring semester of the second year. A committee will evaluate the student's overall performance based on a report by the department committee. Satisfactory performance will lead to an award of a Master of Science from Kyushu University.