After being defeated by the Allies, Japan adopted a constitution in 1947 that deprived the country the right to use force as means to settle international disputes. This has greatly impacted its operations as well as the public’s view of the SDF.
In fact, the SDF has not fired a single shot in a combat since it was established in 1954. Therefore, can we talk about the SDF as a “peaceful” army? Moreover, how does the SDF provide national security and contribute to global stability?
Understanding the origins and the current role of the SDF is particularly important given that there are continuously growing military tensions in Asia triggered by the growing power of China. This Japans Self Defence Forces - Soldiers of Peace programme from Aarhus University aims to approach the SDF in a multidisciplinary way, allowing the students to apply and share their own disciplinary perspectives, for example, rooted in history, political science, or anthropology.
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- reflect on theories and approaches related to national security
- apply the key theoretical and methodological approaches of the course
- critically reflect on their own oral and/or written products (and those produced by others) in relation to the academic and theoretical discussions of the course.
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- 19 days
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesMilitary Science Risk Management
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- To apply for the course you must either be enrolled in a bachelor's degree, have a bachelor's degree or have passed a qualifying entry examination.
- Exchange students: nomination from your home university
- Freemovers: documentation for English Language proficiency
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International1373 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 1373 EUR for the full programme during 19 days.
EU/EEA830 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 830 EUR for the full programme during 19 days.
Living costs for Aarhus
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.