Writing and successfully defending the Master's thesis is the culmination of the two-year study at APPP and is one of the most important and memorable aspects of a student's academic life at APPP.

The work on the thesis will begin in the second half of the first year, and student will devote a substantial part of his/her second year to the thesis. A typical thesis will be a research into a policy question related to the country which the student comes from. The thesis will review the theoretical and empirical literature relating to the issue, reflect on relevant country specific issues, and develop a testable model that will help to answer the policy question. The thesis will then conduct empirical testing of the model, from which results policy conclusions and recommendations will be drawn.

During the work on the thesis, the student will be supervised and be advised by faculty members. After submitting the thesis, there is a session in which each student orally defends his/her thesis in front of the APPP faculty.

Lists of thesis titles

  • Hitotsubashi University
  • School of International and Public Policy