This is a unique opportunity for Japanese students to obtain a double Masters degree, combining qualifications from two leading international schools of study. Students will be awarded both a University of East Anglia masters degree and a Kobe Masters degree with a minimum of two years' study. The programme starts in Kobe.

Your combined studies may be selected from a wide range of degree programmes from both universities.

University of East Anglia

International Development studentsMA Agriculture and Rural Development
MA Conflict, Governance and International Development
MA Development Economics
MA Development Studies
MA Education and Development
MA Gender Analysis in International Development
MA Globalisation and International Development
MA International Relations and Development Studies
MA International Social Development
MA Media and International Development
MRes International Development
MSc Climate Change and International Development
MSc Environment and International Development
MSc Impact Evaluation for International Development
MSc Water Security and International Development
MRes Development Practice (part-time)

The School provides additional academic support and training for its international students, in addition to the modules on your course. This is because the School recognises that international students may want additional academic support as they adjust to studying in a different environment and different language. We also offer professional and practitioner skills training through a series of dedicated workshops.

Kobe UniversityKobe University

  • Masters of International Studies
  • Masters of Economics
  • Masters of Laws
  • Masters of Political Science

For further details see Kobe University's website or Kobe's web page on the Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies


Admission Process - Year 0


Entrance examination for Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS-KU)


Successful applicants to GSICS-KU then apply for masters programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA) and will be informed of the outcome by March

Year One

April to July

GSICS-KU Masters Programme, Part 1

August to September

English language training and support at UEA to reach at least IELTS 6.5 (optional)

September to March

UEA Masters Programme

Year Two

April to August

UEA Masters Programme (including dissertation of about 10,000 words)

October to March

GSICS-KU Masters Programme Part 2 (including dissertation following the GSICS regulations)

For further information

University of East Anglia School of International Development

Kobe University Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies
Email or TEL +81-(0)78-803-7105