Thesis Evaluation Criteria
Evaluation Criteria for Master's Thesis Examination
The Master's program aims to cultivate a deep understanding of the general humanities from a broad perspective, develop basic research capabilities in a specialized field, and enhance the ability to take up occupations that require a high level of expertise.
The Master's thesis shows that the author has expertise in their field of research/subject, and has the wide range of cultural knowledge on general humanities necessary for advanced professionals; it is evaluated based on the following criteria.
- Writing is easy-to-understand and clear
- The composition of the paper as a whole is well assembled
- The point of the argument is clear
- Appropriate use of research methods and materials
- Well incorporated research accumulation from the field of study
- As a researcher, observes the norms established in academic research and research ethics
Evaluation Criteria for PhD Thesis Examination
In the examination review of a PhD Thesis, the paper is evaluated based on the following criteria.
- The integrity of the paper
- Ability and potential as a researcher
With regards to A:
- Clear expression of awareness of the issue
- Established rationality and persuasiveness of theme
- Subjectivity in establishment/operation of methodology
- Understanding of previous research and positioning of thesis within the body of research
- Unique academic contribution in the research field/area
- Provision and composition of logic that effectively realizes the above-mentioned conditions in compliance with academic norms and established writing norms
Based on whether/to what extent the research reflects the primary review points.
With regards to B:
- Ability to continue independent research as an autonomous researcher, and to make unique contributions to the future of research in the field /area
Based on whether or not the candidate reflects the primary review points.
The above examination criteria and examination points shall be applied flexibly, with consideration for the field of research and various other conditions particular to the subject of research.