Sophia University 
5–year Concurrent BA/MA Programme

Sophia University in Tokyo and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva have established a programme that will enable a small number of students to complete a BA from Sophia University and an MA from the Graduate Institute in 5 years, instead of the normal 6 years.


Eligible students from Sophia University will spend the first three years of BA at Sophia University; they will then be able to complete their BA (fourth year) while starting their MA at the Graduate Institute.

MA Programmes at the Institute

The MA programmes available at the Graduate Institute are of two categories:

  • Disciplinary masters: Master in Anthropology and Sociology, Master in International Economics, Master in International History, Master in International Law, Master in International Relations/Political Science.
  • Interdisciplinary masters: Master in International Affairs, Master in Development Studies.


Contact at Sophia University: Ms Kazumi Sato, Director of Office of Global Education and Collaboration,