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Conditions for completion, and course completion methods

(1) Enrollment and participation in the doctoral course for five years or more. However, as Article 7 of the Doshisha University postgraduate regulations stipulates, students who display academic excellence may be qualified for earlier completion, but no earlier than three years.
(2) Acquisition of a total of 40 or more course credits from the curriculum, including required subjects (17 credits or more), "Basic Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅰ-Ⅳ" (8 credits), and "Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research I - V" (10 credits).

LecturesGuided research courses (required)Doctoral Thesis
Required lecturesElective lecturesBasic Experiment in Brain Science Research (Ⅰ-Ⅳ)Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research( I - V)
17[5 more]810
40 more

However, completion in less than five years of "Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research II - V" as per provision (1) will still require comprehensive assessment, including of the doctoral thesis.
(3) Submission of a doctoral thesis and successful defense
(4) Fluency in at least one foreign language required for research
YearLecturesGuided research courses
Required lecturesElective lectures
1~Lab Rotation1Cell BiologyBasic Experment in Brain Science Reserch Ⅰ
Lab Rotation2Molecular Biology and Genetics 
Safety and Ethics in Research  
Brain Anatomy and Histology Lab  
Scientific Communication  
Research Strategies in Brain Science  
Introduction of Neuroscience  
2~ NeurobiophysicsBasic Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅱ
 Statistics and Mathematical Models in NeuroscienceBasic Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅲ
 Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience  
 Learning and Memory 
 Neuroscience and Drug Discovery for Brain Diseases 
3~ Neural SignalingBasic Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅳ
 Developmental NeuroscienceAdvanced Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅰ
 Neuroscience of Aging 
4~  Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅱ
  Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅲ
5~  Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅳ
  Advanced Experiment in Brain Science Research Ⅴ