About the Course

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The Human Science International Course is a Doctoral program in English for non-Japanese students with sufficient English capability. Students are educated and supervised in English and can obtain their Doctoral degree regardless of their Japanese language capabilities. Students will be able to study subjects from three Sections, named Physiological Anthropology, Perceptual Psychology, and Applied Mathematics and Computer Science. Doctoral students can follow all lectures provided from these three Sections in English. If followed by at least one Doctoral student, Master’s students can follow the same lectures in English too. We have two enrollments in April and October for Doctoral students, and enrollment examinees can take the examination without coming to Japan.

The Human Science Course consists of a Master program and a Doctoral program for both Japanese and non-Japanese students and educates students mainly in Japanese. However, the educational language of subjects is changed to English when students of the Human Science International Course also follow the lectures. Course students can acquire profound specialization in human science, yet with wide background knowledge; the Master program is designed in such a way that students can study subjects of the three Sections mentioned in the above, without bias to a certain Section. The Master program has one enrollment in April, and the Doctoral program has two enrollments in April and October. All enrollment examinations are held on our campus.

Emphasis Introduction

Physiological Anthropology

Develops the ability to deeply understand human physiological characteristics and apply that understanding to practical situations.

The Physiological Anthropology Section provides systematic education opportunities to examine the impacts of products and living environments on physiological responses of the human central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, endocrine system and immune system, as well as to make physiological assessments of the userfriendliness of products and living environments.

Perceptual Psychology

Develops the ability to deeply understand human perceptual and psychological characteristics and apply that understanding to practical situations.

The Perceptual Psychology Section provides systematic education opportunities to understand what kinds of information are presented to human perceptual systems by products and living environments, and how human perceptual systems deal with the information.

Applied Mathematics and Computer Science

Develops the ability to deeply understand human characteristics by taking applied mathematics and engineering approaches, and apply that understanding to practical situations.

The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Section provides students with systematic education opportunities, to enable them to carry out data processing and mathematical analysis of data on human characteristics, and based on the obtained results, to formulate human characteristics models and design optimum living environments.

Admission Policy

The objectives of the Human Science Course are to educate students who are motivated to conduct research on human characteristics, and propose the best environments, products, and information for humans.

The Physiological Anthropology Section provides systematic education and research opportunities to design safe and comfortable products, and a high-quality living environment through measuring human morphological and physiological characteristics.

The Perceptual Psychology Section provides systematic education and research opportunities to understand how human perceptual systems obtain information from products and a high-quality living environment, and interpret the meaning of this information.

The Applied Mathematics and Computer Science Section provides systematic education and research opportunities to design optimum products and a high-quality living environment based on applied mathematics and engineering to analyze and process human physiological and/or psychological data.

We welcome any student who has strong motivation and an inquiring mind to the Human Science Course.