Degree Programs in Comprehensive Human Sciences

Master’s Programs (Art and Sport, Interdisciplinary Sciences)

6. Screening Criteria

We will determine the students to be admitted by evaluating the submitted documents and their academic skills as a whole:

Examination Schedule and the Subjects

Refer to the schedule below:

If you would like to use the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition for the English Proficiency Test Score Sheet, please check the following URL.
https://eng.ap-graduate.tsukuba.ac.jp/wp-content/pdf/2021englishnews_en.pdf

Master’s Program in NeuroscienceMaster’s

Date Tuesday, October 20 Wednesday, October 21
Subject Foreign Language
(100 points)
Specialized Subject
(100 points)
Oral Examination
(100 points)
Time 10:00-11:30 13:30-15:00 10:00-17:00
Neuroscience English Issues relating to behavioral sciences and neuroscience (selection mode) Individual Interview
(Interview about your research field and research plans.)
  1. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
    (Persons applying by the Cooperative Graduate School System should contact us together with a faculty member in a field related to this research area.)
  2. See https://www.neurosci.tsukuba.ac.jp/ for more details.

Master’s Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport SciencesMaster’s

General Admission
Date Thursday, October 15
Subject Foreign Language
(150 points)
Specialized Subject
(200 points)
Oral Examination
(50 points)
Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-14:30 15:00-17:30
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences English
Submit the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or TOEFL-iBT (PBT) Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report
Issues relating to Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Individual Interview
(Interview about your personal records and research plans.)
Special Selection of Working Individuals
Date Thursday, October 15
Subject Oral Examination
(100 points)
Specialized Subject
(200 points)
Time 10:00-12:00 13:00-14:30
Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences Individual Interview
(Interview about your personal records and research plans.)
Issues relating to Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
  1. In the case of a foreign language, affix the original of the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the application or on the exam day. The TOEIC Official Score Certificate and TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report are valid in the case of examinations taken in the last 2 years. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  2. If you are unable to submit the original on the exam day, you must submit the downloadable score sheet on the exam day and submit the original by October 20. If the original is not submitted, your application will be taken as an incomplete, irrespective of the reasons, and you will be excluded from the candidates for selection.
  3. Please do not submit photocopies of the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report. Only originals are accepted. Please also note that we cannot accept, in any circumstance, any (original or photocopy) of the following: TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report, or TOEFL ITP Score Report.
  4. The TOEIC or TOEFL scores will be evaluated on the basis of the below specifications. Scores above the specifications will be taken to be passes. Scores below the specifications will be converted.
  5. TOEIC TOEFL-iBT TOEFL(PBT)
    879
    100
    600
  6. In the Specialized Subject, one question from each of 38 research fields divided into three groups (Group A: Physical Education and Sport Studies, Group B: Health and Human Performance Studies, Group C: Coaching Studies) is given. Applicants are required to choose one question from each of the following groups A to C and answer it. As a specialized subject (1), you will choose one question from a group that includes desired research field and answer it. Choose one question from each of the remaining two groups that you did not choose as specialized subject (2) and (3), and answer it.
    • Group A: Philosophy of Physical Education and Sport / History of Physical Education and Sports / Theory of Martial Sports (Budo) / Sport Sociology / Psychology of Physical Education and Sport / Management of Physical Education and Sport/ Administration and Finance of Physical Education and Sport / Leisure and Sport Industry / Sport Pedagogy / Special Physical Education
    • Group B: Health Education / Sport Physiology / Sport Biochemistry / Sport Nutrition / Physical Fitness / Health and Physical Fitness for Active Living / Measurement and Evaluation of Sport / Sport Medicine for Wellness / Sport Medicine for Motor System / Sport Biomechanics / Applied Anatomy
    • Group C: General Theory of Coaching and Training / Theory of Movement / Coaching in Gymnastics / Coaching in Sports Gymnastics / Coaching in Track & Field / Coaching in Swimming / Coaching in Volleyball / Coaching in Basketball / Coaching in Handball / Coaching in Soccer / Coaching in Rugby / Coaching in Racket & Bat Sports / Coaching in Judo / Coaching in Kendo / Coaching in Kyudo / Outdoor Pursuits and Education / Dance Studies
  7. Write the answers for the specialized subject in Japanese.
  8. The oral examination time may be extended depending on the application status.
  9. Contact for information on the examination
    ・Chair of Master’s Program in Physical Education, Health and Sport Sciences
    SAKAI Toshinobu(E-mail sakai.toshinobu.gp@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
    ・NAKAMURA Tsuyoshi (E-mail nakamura.tsuyoshi.gu@u.tsukuba.ac.jp
    If you ask questions by email, title the message “Question about the examination (XX [applicant’s name])”.

Master’s Program in ArtMaster’s

General Admission
Date Thursday, October 15
Time 9:30-12:30 13:30-17:30
Subject Method (1)
(600 points)
Presentation
(500 points)
Foreign Language
(100 points)
Method (2)
(600 points)
Practical Skill
(250 points)
Short Presentation
(250 points)
Field of Research Art History Method (1) 1. Presentation and Interview about submitted Thesis and Research Plan
2. Interview about Research Field
English
Submit the English Proficiency Test Score
Art Environment Support Method (1)
Western-style Painting Method (2) Drawing based on human model Short Presentation and Interview about submitted Works, Portfolio and Research Plan
Printmaking Method (2)
Japanese-style Painting Method (2) Drawing based on human model
Sculpture Method (2) Sculpturing based on human model
Sho-Calligraphy Method (2) Rinsho [kanji / kana] and Creative [kanji / kana / mixed with kanji and kana]
Art and Design Science Method (1) 1. Presentation and Interview about submitted Thesis, Works, Portfolio and Research Plan
2. Interview about Field of Research
Plastic Art and Mixed Media Method (1)
Crafts Method (1)
Visual Communication Design Method (1)
Environmental Design Method (1)
Special Selection of Working Individuals
Date Thursday, October 15
Time 9:30-12:30 13:30-17:30
Subject Method (1) (600 points) Presentation (600 points)
Method (2) (600 points) Practical Skill
(250 points)
Short Presentation
(350 points)
Field of Research Art History Method (1) 1. Presentation and Interview about submitted Thesis and Research Plan
2. Interview about Research Field
3. Interview about Performance report
Art Environment Support Method (1)
Western-style Painting Method (2) Drawing based on human model 1. Short Presentation and Interview about submitted Works, Portfolio and Research Plan
2. Interview about Performance report
Printmaking Method (2)
Japanese-style Painting Method (2) Drawing based on human model
Sculpture Method (2) Sculpturing based on human model
Sho-Calligraphy Method (2) Rinsho [kanji / kana] and Creative [kanji / kana / mixed with kanji and kana]
Art and Design Science Method (1) 1. Presentation and Interview about submitted Thesis, Works, Portfolio and Research Plan
2. Interview about Field of Research
3. Interview about Performance report
Plastic Art and Mixed Media Method (1)
Crafts Method (1)
Visual Communication Design Method (1)
Environmental Design Method (1)
General Admission / Special Selection of Working Individuals
Common Items to bring to the examination:
Subject Presentation Practical Skill Short Presentation
Field of Research Art History Resume for distribution (A4 size, any number of sheets, any format, enter the examination number on the cover)
Art Environment Support
Western-style Painting Charcoal (can be used with pencils), drawing tools, newspaper (for underlay) None
Printmaking
Japanese-style Painting Pencils and drawing tools
Sculpture Sculpturing tools (spatulas, etc.)
Sho-Calligraphy Brushes (for kanji and kana, various sizes), ink, inkstone, paperweight, water dropper, pencil, red water based felt-tip pen
Art and Design Science None
Plastic Art and Mixed Media
Crafts
Visual Communication Design
Environmental Design
  1. It is preferable to contact the faculty member of the desired research area in advance.
  2. In the case of a foreign language, affix the original of the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report which is sent to the TOEFL examinee from ETS by postal mail, the TOEIC Listening & Reading Test Official Score Certificate, or the IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the application or on the exam day. The TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report, TOEIC Official Score Certificate and IELTS Academic Module Test Report Form are valid in the case of examinations taken during or after October 2018. If you are unable to submit the original on the exam day, you must submit the downloadable score sheet on the exam day and submit the original by October 19 (must arrive by 5 p.m. JST). If the original is not submitted, your application will be taken as an incomplete, irrespective of the reasons, and you will be excluded from the candidates for selection. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  3. Please do not submit photocopies of the TOEFL Examinee (Test Taker) Score Report or the TOEIC Official Score Certificate or the Test Report Form of IELTS (Academic Module). Only originals are accepted. Please also note that we cannot accept, in any circumstance, any (original or photocopy) of the following: TOEFL ITP Score Report, or TOEIC SW Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Bridge Test Official Score Certificate, TOEIC Institutional Program (IP) Score Report, or IELTS (Test Report Form of IELTS (General Training Module)).
  4. Information about the details of the examination and the delivery place of thesis, work and portfolio will be sent to your registered email address on 29 September. Be sure to check your email address.
  5. Contact for information on the examination
    Master’s Program in Art Admissions(E-mail :art_dp_exam@geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp
  6. Refer to the following web page for information about this program:
    Master’s Program in Art
    https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/msart/en/

Master’s Program in DesignMaster’s

Date Tuesday, October 20
Subject Specialized Subject (100 points) Oral Examination (100 points)
Time 10:00-11:30 13:30-18:00
Design Essay
Issues relating to design
Individual Interview
You will be interviewed about design. The interview will cover the following:
1.The work included in the portfolio you bring with you, and your thesis.
2.Your research plans after entering.

Items to bring to the oral examination:
Items enabling understanding of your graduation research (graduation thesis or a summary of this thesis, and a portfolio of your graduation work).

  1. The total score will be 300, including 100 points for the Application Document Screening.
  2. Applicants whose nationality is not native English affix the original score sheets from the English Proficiency Test (Cambridge Assessment English, EIKEN, GTEC, IELTS (Academic Module), TEAP, TOEFL, TOEIC, etc.) took after June 2018 to this department’s stipulated form, and submit it at the application. The submitted originals will not be returned.
  3. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.
    (Persons submitting applications by the Cooperative Graduate School System should contact one of full-time faculty members in relating research area together with a desired supervisor.)
  4. See https://www.geijutsu.tsukuba.ac.jp/mdes/en/ for more details.

Master’s Program in Heritage StudiesMaster’s

Date Thursday, October 15 Friday, October 16
Subject Foreign Language
(100 points)
Specialized Subject
(300 points)
Oral Examination
(200 points)
Time 10:00-11:30 13:00-15:30 10:00-17:00
Heritage Studies English Issues relating to Heritage Studies Individual Interview
(Interview about Heritage Studies)
  1. See https://www.heritage.tsukuba.ac.jp/ for more details.
  2. Contact the faculty member of your desired research area in advance of the application.