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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 Partially corrected April 13, 2020

Deadlines/Event Dates May 15, 2020

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. Only those faculty members who teach course at the Graduate School of Public Policy in the same academic year are permitted to be supervisors. Part-time lecturers and some of Visiting teachers cannot be supervisors. If you want to ask Visiting teacher, Visiting Professor or Visiting Associate Professor, to be your supervisor, please confirm to the Graduate School Office whether he/she can be the supervisor by three weeks before the registration period. (Corrected Apr 14)

Please refer to the below site.

■Faculty members at the GraSPP
https://www.pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp/en/faculty/

Thesis Registration Period: Mon, May 11, 2020 Fri, May 15, 2020

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.

subject lineThesis 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 AY2021 entry)  Yes / No
Applying for PhD Program of the Graduate school of Law and Politics (for AY2021 entry)  Yes / No
____________________________________

※It is necessary to contact Graduate School Office, when you do not receive a reply email within a week.

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 19, 2020 – Fri, Oct 23, 2020

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.

subject lineTitle 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, Nov 30, 2020 – Fri, Dec 4, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

All documents are to be submitted by uploading the PDF file to the folder below.
https://webfs.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/public/pPGsQAwItE3AVnABlIxxdbtybn4XGVJDBkrJDD8dgDsL

Thesis can only be accepted during the submission period.
※Please send email to ppin@j.u-tokyo.ac.jp (Graduate School Office at GraSPP)after your submission. The Graduate School Office will send a message to acknowledge the receipt of your PDF files to students.
 

SUBMISSION:PDF files of each documents below. 

Thesis

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 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.
⑤ FIle name must be “(Student ID No.)Thesis2020A”.

Thesis Summary

The Thesis Summary is to be no longer than 3,000 characters (Japanese) or 1,050 words (English).
The same guidelines apply in regards to Thesis Summary as written in before and .
⑧ Thesis and Thesis Summary must be uploaded in separate PDF. For Thesis Summary , file name must be “(Student ID No.)ThesisSummary2020A”.

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 Summary. 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 21, 2021 – Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Detailed oral examination dates are planned to be informed by the supervisor.