- Kyushu University (IMAP)
Kyushu University (IMAP)
International Master's Program (IMAP) in Japanese Humanities
The International Master’s Program (IMAP) in Japanese Humanities was founded in 2011 and the accompanying International Doctorate (IDOC) added in 2017. At Kyūdai, the programs are known as Kōjinbungaku 広人文学 (or the “broad study of [Japanese] humanities”). Program faculty specialize in the fields of Japanese history, art history and visual culture, literature, premodern languages, religion, and other facets of the humanities. IMAP and IDOC are MEXT-certified and enroll a select group of international and Japanese students. Both programs are characterized by closely supervised instruction, small seminars, and field excursions. Each culminate in the completion of a thesis (IMAP) or dissertation (IDOC). Graduate seminars emphasize premodern Japan and its relationship to East Asia; these are supplemented by courses offered by affiliated and guest faculty in topics ranging from Japanese film to archaeology. There are also courses in field-specific methodologies, research methods, and premodern languages (bungo and kanbun). All students enjoy full access to the educational strengths and facilities of a world-class Japanese university and benefit from the rich array of academic resources it offers.
INFORMATION AND APPLICATION GUIDELINES 2021-2022 ACADEMIC YEAR