Masters of Social Sciences (MSS)

Duration of the Programme
A one-year MSS degree programme will be of 32 credits and it is divided into 2 (two)semesters. Each semester will comprise 19 weeks: 15 weeks for class lectures and sessionalexams, one week for preparations and three weeks for semester final exams. The programme will include 8 (eight) course units with a total of 800 marks, which will be translated into 32 credit hours. The total credit hours will be evaluated on the basis of 800 total marks: 600 marks for 6 (six) full unit taught courses, 100 marks for field research/project work/internship and 100 marks for written and oral comprehensive exams.

Eligibility for Admission
Only the students successfully completing the four-year BSS (honours) in Japanese studies as per the university admission rules will be eligible to get admitted to the MSS program within immediate two academic years.

General Objectives of the Programme
Master’s programme covers a wide range of issues of Japanese development policies having theoretical and practical relevance. It is designed in a way that a student can easily gather knowledge of Japanese development policy, public policy, political thoughts, political economy, linguistics and literature, art and film, disaster and development, including the idea of the Asia-Pacific regional studies. After finishing the courses, students will be able to compare Japan and Bangladesh’s policies that will enable them to pursue a career in relevant fields along with chances of conventional jobs and will be able to participate in the policy making of Bangladesh following the Japanese development policies and relevant thoughts.

Course Matrix: Master of Social Sciences, MSS Programme
Total Number of Course Units: 8 (including 6 taught courses)
Total Number of Credit Hours: 32
Total Marks: 800