Master's Program in World Heritage Studies

The “Master’s Program in World Heritage Studies”, in response to the world-wide diversity in needs for the protection and conservation of both cultural and natural heritage, aims at acquiring the basic but well-specialized practical studies relating to the following multi-disciplinary fields: philosophy, policy, management nature conservation, cultural tourism, landscape, architecture and urban planning / archaeology, art history, and conservation science. In addition to full-time professors, these fields of specialization are partially supported by eminent specialists, especially experts of administrative practice from public sectors.
Thus, the graduate students of this program will and should learn the most recent “trends” and up-dated information, such as the strategy in cultural policy, challenges in national and international conservation programs on the governmental level. For those who are engaged in heritage conservation in a broader sense, it is important to acquire knowledge and skills not only through professional education in the class room but also through the direct with the reality of actual and wide-ranged conservation activities, developed in architectural-archaeological sites, landscape conservation projects in traditional villages or agricultural farms.
For this purpose, lectures are organically associated with practices and seminars in our “Master’s Program in World Heritage Studies”. Given the Master’s Degree of the World Heritage Studies or Master’s Degree of the Philosophy, those who have completed this Program are expected either to work for public or private sectors of heritage conservation and management, or further to develop their professional knowledge in the Doctoral Program of the World Cultural Studies.
  Compulsory subject   J: Japanese  E: English

World Heritage Studies (J/E)
Special Seminar on World Heritage Studies (J/E)

Special Research for World Heritage Studies (J/E)

Intership in the field of Heritage (J/E)
Intangible Heritage Studies (J)
Seminar for Presevation of Cultural Heritage (J)
Cultural Heritage Theory and Policy Studies (J/E)
Natural Heritage Studies (J/E)
Seminar on Natural Heritage (J/E)
Policy and Administrative Systems for Protection of Heritage (J)
Protection and Use of Heritage (J)

International Heritage Studies  J: Japanese  E: English

Heritage Theory and Policy studies (E)
UNESCO and the World Heritage Convention (J/E)
Role of International Organizations and NGOs (E)
World Heritage and International Cooperation (E)
World Heritage and Civil Participation (E)
World heritage and Sustainability (E)
International Conventions for Heritage Conservation (E)
Project Practice in World Heritage (E)
Theory and Conservation   J: Japanese  E: English

Architectural Heritage (J)
Art HeritageⅠ (J)
Art HeritageⅡ (J)
Conservation Science (J)
Seminar on Conservation Science (J)
Seminar on Architectural Heritage (J)
Seminar on Art Heritage (J)
Management and Planning   J: Japanese  E: English

Conservation of Cultural Landscape (J)
Project Development and Management of Heritage Sites (J)
Heritage Tourism (J)
Heritage Interpretation (J)
Seminar for Resource Use Planning (J)
Seminar on Project Development and Planning of Heritage Sites (J)