Master’s Program

IPADS MSc Program is a two-year coursework and research program towards the University of Tokyo’s MSc (Agricultural Sciences) degree. To graduate, students must gain equal or more than 30 credit points and pass the defense of their Master’s thesis.

Subjects below are the courses offered by IPADS in 2021.  Subjects with * are compulsory.

The lectures are mainly taught by the professors at the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences of the University of Tokyo. The professors have excellent academic carrier and wide experiences in international researches. Students can also use the university’s link with other universities and institutes both national and international.

Courses List in 2021 (AS OF APRIL 2021)

Course Name Credit
IPADS Development Studies (*)
IPADS Case Studies (*)
IPADS International Food Resources
IPADS Crop Modeling
IPADS Summer Crop Management
IPADS Crop Management (*)
IPADS Plant Improvement
IPADS Soil Fertility Management
IPADS Environmental Science
International Forest Development
Forest Insect Ecology
IPADS Economics
IPADS Statistics
IPADS Global Fisheries: Science and Policy
IPADS Global Fisheries: Science and Economics
IPADS Coastal Ecology
Sustainability and Crop Production
IPADS Guest Seminars
IPADS Research Seminars Ⅰ (*)
IPADS Research Seminars Ⅱ (*)
IPADS Introductory Course
Practice in International Agricultural Development
IPADS Master’s Research (*)


Moreover, students can take courses of the Department of Global Agricultural Sciences other than the IPADS-Department common courses, common Courses to the Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, Common Graduate Courses to the University and other courses provided by the departments and graduate schools of the University with the prior approval of the supervisor and count a limited number of credits towards the required 30 credits for graduation.


PhD Program

The PhD students must gain equal or more than 20 credit points including IPADS Advanced Research Seminars, 8 credits, and IPADS PhD Research, 8 credits.

Courses List in 2021

Course Name Credit
IPADS Advanced Research Seminars (*)       8
IPADS Advanced Environment Policy       2
IPADS PhD Research (*)       8
IPADS Field Studies       4