The College of International Relations was established in 1988, as the first college of IR in west Japan. It is one of Japan’s leading faculties of this academic field.
In today’s world, almost all issues are global and complex. An ability to understand and analyze global affairs from an interdisciplinary perspective will be essential whatever you pursue in the future. Global Studies Major is designed to give students the skills and knowledge to succeed in the globalized world.
Degree: Bachelor of Arts in International Relations
Duration: 4 years
Graduate prospects: Global Studies Major is designed to allow students to enter a range of international careers or to go onto further studies. Graduates from the College of International Relations have in the past found jobs as diplomats, international business people, NGO employees, Media professionals, etc.
Enrolment: April / September
Three Core Courses
(1) Governance and Peace Cluster
Keywords : International Law, Peace and Conflict Studies, Security Studies, International Human Rights, International Organizations
(2) Development and Sustainability Cluster
Keywords : Global Environmental Issues, Development Studies, Microeconomics, International Finance, International Trade and Investment, Global Civil Society and Development
(3) Culture and Society Cluster
Keywords : Cultural Awareness and Communication, Media and Society, Topics in Identity, International Migration, Race and Ethnicity and Modern World
For more information on GS curriculum, check out the program website:
For entry requirements and other application information, refer to the below website:
Joint Degree Program with American University
The College of IR will establish a joint degree program with the School of International Service, American University, one of the leading schools of international affairs in the US.
This program will start in April 2018 as the first joint degree undergraduate program ever between Japan and the US. Detail information is available from the website below.* http://www.ritsumei.ac.jp/ir/eng/curriculum2018/joint_degree/
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Last updated February 6, 2018