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Curriculum Policy

The Graduate School of Maritime Sciences, Kobe University, comprehensively evaluates theses based on the Diploma Policy set forth by the School, using the following criteria:

Evaluation Criteria for Master's Theses

The level of expertise of Master's theses will be evaluated based on the following criteria, with research methodology and specialization within each academic field also taken into consideration:

  1. Research presents originality and creativity
  2. The author's objective is clear and appropriate
  3. Consideration and scrutiny of related studies are conducted appropriately
  4. The author's main thesis and objectives are clear and coherent
  5. The thesis structure and format are valid
Evaluation Criteria for Doctoral Dissertations

The level of excellence in expertise demonstrated in Doctoral dissertations will be evaluated based on the following distinct criteria, with research methodology and specialization within each academic field also taken into consideration:

  1. Research presents exemplary originality and creativity
  2. The author's objective is clear and appropriate
  3. Consideration and scrutiny of related studies are conducted in an appropriate and satisfactory manner
  4. The author's main thesis and objectives are clear and coherent
  5. The thesis structure and format are satisfactorily wellordered
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