Educational Guidelines of our “Policy and Planning Sciences”
In “Policy and Planning Sciences” Programs, we have established the following 5 educational focuses based on two methodological cycles of researches; one is Social System Cycle for deductive understanding of social phenomena, and the other is Data Analysis Cycle for inductive understanding of social phenomena.
The ability to deductively understand of social phenomena through theory and experiential measurement.
The ability to inductively understand social phenomena through data analysis.
The ability to design and restructure social systems based on understanding of social phenomena.
The ability to create concrete policy proposals and design social experiments based on system design.
The ability to deepen both deductive and inductive understanding of social phenomena by measuring and evaluating social experiments and policy proposals.
Degree Policy for the Master of Science in Policy and Planning Sciences in the Course in Strategic Frontiers for Regional Revitalization
We grant the degree of Master of Science in Policy and Planning Sciences to those who are acknowledged to have achieved the Master level, and having satisfied the requirements set by the Academic Guidelines of the Graduate School of the University of Tsukuba, and are acknowledged to have proposed an excellent thesis in the field of Policy and Planning Science, systematically pursued relevant research, achieved a result appropriate to the degree of Master, and submitted the result in a properly constructed dissertation.
Besides the above, the Course in Strategic Frontiers for Regional Revitalization requires problem-solving skills and the ability to put plans into practice for the advancement of strategic frontiers for regional revitalization.