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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Regarding Thesis / 研究論文について April 11, 2019

Deadlines/Event Dates May 17, 2019

Thesis schedule (5150020 course code)

Six credit points will be conferred upon passing the final oral examination.
Thesis can only be written during the second year of study at GraSPP.

Though you can register and write Research Paper and Thesis at the same semester, you cannot submit the same Title Report for each papers.

The paper must be written under the academic supervision of a faculty member. Faculty members from the following faculties can become academic supervisors:
* Professors, associate professors, who teach course at GraSPP in the same academic year.

* The GraSPP Education Council member of visiting professor and visiting associate professor.

Please refer to the below site.

■Faculty members who teach course at the GraSPP
http://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/faculty/
※Professors, associate professors, visiting professors, and visiting associate professors categorized to “Professor” and “Affiliated Faculty” can be academic advisers. Other teachers cannot be academic advisers.

Thesis Registration Period: Mon, May 13, 2019 Fri, May 17, 2019

Students who wish to write Thesis must first gain a consent of the Thesis academic supervisor from the list to become their Thesis academic advisor. Upon gaining consent, students must send email to the Graduate School Office as below. The Graduate School Office will send a message to acknowledge the receipt of email to students. Following the email, students may begin to work on their Thesis under the supervision of their academic advisor.
___________________________________
send toppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Graduate School Office at GraSPP
(※ Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance to become academic supervisor and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

titleThesis Registrationstudent ID No.
Student ID No.
Name
Language Japanese / English
Academic Advisor’s name
Applying for PhD Program of the Graduate school of Public Policy (for AY2020 entry)  Yes / No
Applying for PhD Program of the Graduate school of Law and Politics (for AY2020 entry)  Yes / No
____________________________________

If you do not receive a reply email within a week, please contact Graduate School Office.

The Thesis will be registered as a six credit point class upon enrollment. No registration on UTAS is required. Please be aware that these six credit points will still count as part of student’s annual credit point limit(maximum 38 per annum) even if the student withdraws and does not submit a Thesis (please refer to the Graduate School of Public Policy regulations, Article 11, Section 2). In this case, the grade will be “M”.

※Withdrawal of Thesis should be requested by notifying Graduate School Office via email. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

Title Report Submission Period: Mon, Oct 21, 2019 – Fri, Oct 25, 2019

With approval of the academic supervisor on the title, send email as below during Title Report Submission period.
___________________________________
send to ppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Graduate School Office at GraSPP
(※Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance on the title and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email.

titleTitle report of Thesisstudent ID No.
Student ID No.
Name
Thesis Title
___________________________________

※Title change of Thesis should be requested by notifying Graduate School Office via email before you submit your Thesis. Approval from the faculty must be obtained in advance and include him/her in “cc” when sending the email. If the title of Thesis which you are willing to submit is different from the registered title, your Thesis submission cannot be accepted.

Thesis Submission Period: Mon, Dec 2, 2019 – Fri, Dec 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m.

All documents are to be submitted to the Graduate School Office.

Thesis can only be accepted during the submission period. Submission by email is not accepted. When in unavoidable circumstances, please ask a proxy to submit the Thesis during the submission period.
 

SUBMISSION

Thesis 4 copies

As a general measure, the Thesis must be written within 100,000 characters (Japanese) and 35,000 words (English). You must gain permission from your academic advisor if the Thesis will greatly exceed these limits. There is no need to notify Graduate School Office about the permission.
To be written using word processing software. It must be written on A4 size paper with each page containing no more than 1,400 characters (Japanese) or 490 words (English).
Thesis must include a contents page that specifies page numbers.
Submission must include a cover page with Student ID No. and Name.
Each separate copy of the Thesis must have a cover page with Student ID No. and Name.
Each separate copy of the Thesis must be binded. Bulldog and other clips are not to be used. Simple binding is permitted. Please refer to the PDF.

ref) Simple bookbinding

Thesis Outline 4 copies

The Thesis Outline is to be no longer than 3,000 characters (Japanese) or 1,050 words (English).
The same guidelines apply in regards to Thesis Outline as written in before and .
⑨ Thesis and Thesis Outline must be binded separately. For Thesis Outline, Bulldog and other clips are to be used.

NOTE

  • Students who have gained the prior approval of their academic advisor may not be required to follow the aforementioned format for the Thesis and the Thesis Outline. There is no need to notify Graduate School Office about the matters which are gained the prior approval of academic advisor.
  • Plagiarism is strictly prohibited. Plagiarism is a serious offence. If it is discovered that it has occurred, students may have credits cancelled or their degree revoked; this also applies to degrees that have already been conferred.
  • For those students who will be applying for entry into a PhD program, please be aware that entry is by no means guaranteed just because you gained credits for your Thesis.

Oral Examination Period: Thu, Jan 23, 2020 – Fri, Jan 24, 2020

Detailed oral examination dates will be announced via email to students one week before the oral examination.
Due to the schedule of examination judges and other inevitable factors, oral examination will be scheduled outside of the period mentioned above.