The Graduate School of Sustainability Science
The Graduate School of Sustainability Science of Tottori University (Master’s Program) aims to develop advanced professionals who are capable of contributing to the innovations for creating a sustainable society in a wide variety of work fields in Japan and overseas. Such human resources will be developed by allowing students to acquire advanced knowledge and skills and practical ability in their areas of expertise and to obtain thinking skills with higher perspectives based on a broad range of cross-disciplinary knowledge regarding the creation of a sustainable society.
This School will award a master’s degree (agriculture) to students who have completed a thesis with the required qualities of novelty and creativity and have acquired the following ability and knowledge:
- Ability to understand the sustainability of society and apply the understanding in practice
- Knowledge to investigate relevant issues with cross-disciplinary abilities and a higher perspective
- Knowledge and skills necessary for engaging in specialized technical research and development or advanced professional tasks
In addition to the above, a master's degree is awarded for each major in the following cases.
Department of Dryland Science
The Department of Dryland Science will award a master’s degree (agriculture) to students who have completed a thesis with the required qualities of novelty and creativity and have acquired the following ability and knowledge:
- The practical understanding of the society, climate, water resources, ecosystem, and agriculture of drylands, one of the most vulnerable areas in the world, and base knowledge to investigate with a higher perspective the global issues facing humanity, including desertification, food shortages, and poverty.
- Skills to play a practical role on a global stage utilizing one’s expertise for the sustainable continuation of civilization activities
In this department, a master’s degree (agriculture) is the degree to be awarded, in principle, but if the content of student’s research includes the work of academic fields other than agriculture, a master’s degree (science) should be awarded instead, given the thesis and other academic record of the student have been confirmed to meet the requirement for the degree.