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Health Sciences, Ph. D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #124 (QS) Fukuoka, Japan
The international three-year Doctoral Programs are designed to train researchers as well as health, medical care and welfare leaders in Asia and the rest of the world. While this program was conceived primarily with students who had studied nursing, quantum radiation science or medical technology in mind, we also urge students with degrees in other fields to consider applying.
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The role of medicine has expanded from diagnosis and treatment of illness to its prevention and the enhancement of health, in order to meet the demand of not only ill persons, but of everyone who wishes to lead a healthy and dignified life. This is providing ever increasing roles for health science experts to play in contemporary society; in the field of nursing science, quantum radiation science (radiological science) and medical technology science.

Since the establishment of the Health Science Department in April 2003, we have focused on producing graduates who possess a strong sense of humility and sufficient knowledge of the health sciences, are capable of meeting the social demand for medicine, and are also capable of becoming researchers and educators. In April 2007, we also established the Graduate School of Medical Science with a Master's course in health science with the express purpose of nurturing “researchers and educators who are capable of creative research and development in the field of health science, and persons with a scholarly mind who can make contributions to practical medicine and become the leaders of medical organizations.”

In April 2009, we added doctoral courses to the Department of Health Science. Our basic goal is to achieve a high level of scholarship in the field of health science and develop researchers and educators who are capable of independent research, and also versatile graduates capable of practicing medicine as well as research and education in the field of nursing and medical technology. The doctoral courses of medicine, dentistry and pharmacy have already commenced on the same campus. We will promote cooperation across different medical disciplines, create an educational base and research center for health science, and finally return the fruits of our labors back to the local community and international society.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    14 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Specialized Subjects

  • Reseach Method in Nursing Educational Method
  • Special Seminar in Nursing Educational Method
  • Care and Support System in Health I
  • Care and Support System in Health II
  • Pediatric, Maternal, Women's health care system I
  • Pediatric, Maternal, Women's health care system II
  • Community Nursing I
  • Community Nursing II
  • Quantum Radiation Science and Technology I
  • Quantum Radiation Science and Technology II
  • Clinical Quantum Science I
  • Clinical Quantum Science II
  • Biological Sciences and Technology
  • Biological Sciences and Technology II
  • Medical Science and Technology I
  • Medical Science and Technology II

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission to this course is offered to students based on the criteria described below. Our students, majoring in the field of health science, are expected to possess the will to become an educator/researcher capable of independent research, or a practical leader with a scholarly mind who can serve the field of clinical medicine and/or play an active role in businesses.
  • Applicants must be citizens of countries other than Japan 
  • A Master's Degree, a professional degree or equivalent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    4844 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2422 USD per semester and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • 267,900 Yen per semester

Living costs for Fukuoka-shi

  • 111200 - 165260 JPY/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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