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Masters degrees are more versatile than doctoral qualifications and have a broad range of professional and academic applications. According to the U.S. Department of Education, three types of masters programs exist research, professional, and terminal. The most popular masters degree types are Master of Arts (M.A.) and Master of Science (M.S.) in a mixture of subject fields.

Students looking for advanced study opportunities in a specialized field within the humanities may consider a Master of Arts degree. This advanced course of study involves a combination of lectures and independent research. Many programs culminate in an independent research-based dissertation.

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MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management

London College of Contemporary Arts
Campus Full time 18  October 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management programme merges aspects retail and management, resulting in students gaining practical knowledge and skills in more than one discipline. [+]

MA 2017. MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management The MA in Fashion Retail and Luxury Management programme merges aspects retail and management, resulting in students gaining practical knowledge and skills in more than one discipline. From analysis of the fashion system to the study of marketing techniques, the content of this programme will provide students with an extremely thorough understanding of the industry. The course also looks closely at fashion as a cultural, social and historical system characterised by ever-evolving trends. Course Requirements Bachelor’s degree (2:2 or above) or equivalent in any subject. Language proficiency: minimum IELTS 5.5.Alternative - Students who fail to meet academic requirements can be assessed on their relevant work experience (3 years management experience minimum for mature study route). Plus CV, Photograph and 2 references. [-]

Master of Arts in International Development

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrolment USA Winona

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results. [+]

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results. Make an impact with: Comprehensive Curriculum: Gain the skills to make a direct impact in your area of passion by addressing human and social conditions on a global scale. Practical Application: Get a jump start on your passion through the program’s unique field study project. Networking Opportunities: Make connections with other like-minded professionals to build your business associations and develop your knowledge resources. [-]

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

Sustainability Management School
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  January 2017 Switzerland Gland + 1 more

The aim of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master of Arts in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. [+]

MA 2017. The aim of the of the full time (one year) or part-time (two years) Master in Management with an emphasis in Sustainable Luxury Management is to offer to offer a hands-on education that addresses sustainability challenges in the luxury industry. This Master Program provides a cutting-edge curriculum that integrates sustainability with the luxury management. The program is designed for you to advance in your career and to develop new skills. Cutting-edge cases are presented with strong emphasis on the role of responsible leaders in branding luxury goods. Program Organization: Length: 3 terms (full-time program) or 6 terms (part-time program). Content: 9 core modules, 5 major courses including a project in collaboration with our local and international partners and a final capstone course. Small classes. Upon request, individual lectures. Starting Dates: January, April and September. Requirements for the Master’s Programs: - Official certified transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor or Master Studies, with certified translation if not originally in English. - TOEFL (minimum score of 550 PBT or 80 IBT), or IELTS (minimum score of 5.5), or other Standardized English Placement Exams. - Motivation Letter indicating why you want to study in Switzerland at Sustainability Management School. - Copy of Passport or ID. Graduate Program Costs - Non-refundable application fee - 200 CHF for EU/500 CHF for Non-European. - 1-year program costs: 33,400 CHF (OPTIONAL second year with internship, an additional 7,600 CHF) SUMAS does not currently offer any scholarship programs or grants. [-]

MA, TESOL

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2  October 2017 USA Chicago

The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. [+]

MA, TESOL The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. Therefore it goes without saying that a postgraduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will unlock countless career opportunities, both at home and overseas. Whether you would like to work in a school or university setting, or perhaps pursue a career with one of the many private language education organizations operating worldwide, this specialized master’s program will give you the skills required to fulfil your goals. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

MA Management

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 16  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA Management offers an advanced study of management and the changing global context in which organisations operate. [+]

MA 2017. The MA Management offers an advanced study of management and the changing global context in which organisations operate. The programme emphasises the personal nature of effective management and leadership, developing graduates who can become catalysts for change in both business and society. This programme combines management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning.There is strong emphasis on teamwork and practical, experience-based learning linked to and focused on the world of management and leadership. The programme philosophy is to ‘cultivate the seeds of possibilities’ – bringing together management and leadership theory, practice and values while nurturing the social and emotional aspects of learning, and encouraging you to act with confidence in challenging situations. Why should I choose this programme? The MA Management will equip you with the essential business and life skills to master management practices at an enhanced level. You will be prepared to become a more effective leader, manager and citizen, capable of making a positive difference in both your work and community. You will make an advanced study of leadership styles and management practices, and look at the personal style of particular leaders – how they manage people and operate in a changing external context. There is a strong focus on developing your personal as well as professional attributes. You will evaluate your own strengths and abilities, and plan your own development, learning how to think for yourself, work in teams and take responsibility. The programme will foster your self-reliance and self-awareness, your ability to cope with change and ambiguity, and your sense of accountability Key skills, aims and objectives Develop positive and critical attitudes towards management and leadership, change and enterprise, enabling you to respond positively to a dynamic, complex global environment The opportunity to develop your interests and knowledge through options in a range of specialist areas, such as family business, international negotiation or coaching Develop critical self-awareness, inner qualities and transferable skills in management and leadership practice [-]

Master in English Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time August 2017 Finland Helsinki

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management. [+]

The Master’s programme in English Studies helps you develop your expertise in areas that are often separated in other programmes: English language and linguistics, literature in English, and the teaching of English. Upon graduation, you will have excellent command of the English language. By working in a stimulating environment with accomplished researchers and teachers, you will also develop other skills needed in your future career, such as skills in presentation, independent and group work, and project management. An MA in English Studies prepares you for a variety of jobs, and our graduates have been successful in finding employment. If combined with mandatory pedagogical studies, the Master’s degree in English Studies qualifies you to be a language teacher. Alternatively, you can find employment in media or publishing, business, or international organisations where language skills are required. English is used globally as the language of science, culture, business and tourism, and experts in English are required in all of these fields. The University of Helsinki will introduce annual tuition fees to foreign-language Master’s programmes starting on August 1, 2017 or later. The fee is 13 000 EUR. Citizens of non-EU/EEA countries, who do not have a permanent residence status in the area, are liable to these fees. You can check the FAQ at the Studyinfo website whether or not you are required to pay tuition fees. In­form­a­tion on the lan­guages of in­struc­tion For the most part, the language of instruction is English, and the studies are completed in English. You can take pedagogical studies (teacher training) in Finnish or English Pro­gramme con­tents Courses in English Studies focus on several topics relating to the English language, literatures in English, and teaching English. You can choose to combine courses from one or more lines according to your interests. In Linguistics courses you will focus on the structure and uses of English as well as on language variation and change, sociolinguistics and corpus linguistics. In the Literature courses you will study several areas of the various literatures in English from narrative, cognitive, postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives. Courses in Applied Linguistics are tailored especially for future language teachers. As a student in English Studies, you will attend lectures but also work in collaboration with other students, partly in digital learning environments. To assess your learning progress, several methods are used, such as examinations, essays and learning diaries. In English Studies you will also practice your spoken and presentation skills. During your Master’s studies, you can Progress further in your linguistic or literary studies and choose the most interesting courses Strengthen your understanding of theory in your chosen field Strengthen your language skills, academic writing skills and presentation skills Participate in research projects Participate in the Master’s thesis seminar, during which you will write your thesis Complete studies abroad as an exchange student (if you have not done so already) Complete practical training, by working as a trainee or a substitute teacher, for instance Se­lec­tion of the ma­jor You can choose between two specialisations, Teacher Training and General. For the teacher’s specialisation, pedagogical studies are mandatory, and there is a separate selection process for these studies. If you choose the General specialisation, you can combine English Studies with other studies according to your interests. Pro­gramme struc­ture The scope of the Master’s degree is 120 credits (ECTS). The degree contains the following studies: Advanced studies in the discipline (60–120 credits) and If needed, you can take other courses to achieve the minimum credit requirement for the degree (a total of 120 credits). With full-time studies you should be able to complete the Master’s degree in two years. During your Master’s studies, you will focus mainly on your specialization, deepening your knowledge through coursework and writing your Master’s thesis. The advanced studies in your specialization subject include professional skills courses, which are typically completed as practical training. Depending on your interests, you can also include elective subjects and other supporting studies. To help you complete your studies systematically, you will prepare a personal study plan (PSP) at the beginning of your Master’s studies, with support especially from the programme staff and from the Faculty and University administrators. Thesis The Master’s programme culminates in writing your Master’s thesis, an independent scientific study. The aim of the Master’s thesis is to develop your skills required for conducting research. The most important of these include the ability to seek information independently, analyse and assess existing information critically, and produce and apply information independently. In addition, writing your Master’s thesis develops your project management skills and your mastery of an extensive body of knowledge. In English Studies, you will write your thesis in English. The aim of the Master’s thesis is to develop basic skills required for conducting research, including: Defining your chosen research problem in the context of previous research in the field Finding information independently and assessing this information critically Mastering the theories and research methods required in your work Analysing your data Communicating your results in a clear and logical format appropriate to the audience Given its scope and complexity, the Master’s thesis will help you develop research and project management skills which will be useful in a variety of professions. Ca­reer pro­spects English Studies will prepare you for several careers in business and culture, as well as in public administration and education: With careful selection of supporting studies, you can find employment in government, the media, libraries and other cultural institutions, national and international organisations, or tourism. If you complete pedagogical studies for subject teachers, you will be qualified to teach English at comprehensive and upper secondary schools as well as in adult education. After successfully completing your Master’s degree, you can also apply to continue your studies as a postgraduate student and later build a career as a university researcher or teacher. The University of Helsinki has the most comprehensive selection of disciplines in Finland, making it easier for you to plan your specialization and supporting studies to benefit your future career. Feel free to include the ones you find most interesting and useful in your degree. Career-related stories by English graduates can be found at www.toissa.fi/ (in Finnish). Com­pet­ence Combined with mandatory pedagogical studies, a Master’s degree in English Studies gives you the qualifications required to become a language teacher. In order to qualify as an English teacher, you must complete: BA and MA studies in English (120 credits), usually together with studies in another discipline taught in schools, such as another language (60 credits); Pedagogical studies (60 credits; separate selection procedure during studies); and An MA degree. In­ter­na­tion­al­iz­a­tion During your studies, you can engage in international activities in many ways at foreign universities and in Finland. If you have not been on an international student exchange during your BA studies, you can do so while studying for your Master’s degree. During the exchange, you will complete part of your studies at a foreign university. A well-planned and well-timed student exchange offers you the opportunity to make the degree more diverse and enables you to discover new perspectives on your own studies. You can pursue an exchange visit either through an exchange programme or independently. All exchange programmes include a scholarship or a grant; the amount depends on the programme, the duration of the exchange visit and the target country. If you have arranged an exchange visit independently, you can apply for a travel grant. It is also possible to complete the practical training included in the Master’s degree abroad. You can also engage in international activities at the University of Helsinki. For instance, you can serve as a peer tutor for exchange students. The Faculty of Arts and the discipline of English philology have many teaching and research staff members who have an international background and who thus bring an international perspective to your studies. Net­work­ing The English Studies programme collaborates with several other Master’s programmes, for instance the MA programmes in Languages, Literary Studies and Finnish. During your studies, you can benefit from the expertise of teachers and collaborate with students in other MA programmes by taking joint courses offered in cooperation with these programmes. Re­search fo­cus The discipline of English philology is home to several research projects of various sizes in linguistics and literature, in which you can participate as part of your studies. A good way to become familiar with research is to write your Master’s thesis on one of the topics of a research project. Internationally, the discipline of English philology at Helsinki University is known for the study of the history, variation and change of the English language. Helsinki researchers are particularly well known for the digital text collections (corpora) they have compiled for research purposes. You can learn more about the research topics on the website of the VARIENG research unit. Other topics being studied by linguists here include English as a global language and lingua franca, academic discourse and academic writing, and digital or computer-mediated discourse. The methods through which these are studied are drawn from pragmatics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, among others. Literary studies in the discipline are also active – the staff members study all kinds of literature in English from the 1500s to the present. Key subjects include Anglo-American fiction, postcolonial and Native American literature, Renaissance drama and poetry, science fiction and fantasy. Primary material features novels, short stories, poems and plays, and the methods employed include narratological, postcolonial and cognitive approaches. [-]

MA TESOL

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30  September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The Master in TESOL will provide suitably qualified graduates with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages... [+]

MA 2017. Overview The MA TESOL programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills The MA TESOL programme will help you: • gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, theories and practices in the field of English language teaching • acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language in context • explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes • develop an understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice • engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences • appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching • foster the ability to conduct academic research. Modules Core modules: • Linguistics for language teachers • Methods in English language teaching • Principles of course and material design • Second language acquisition • Language testing and assessment • Speaking and listening • Research methods. Elective modules: • Discourse analysis • Lexis and vocabulary teaching • English for specific purposes. Additional learning activity modules The programme shall include an additional 600 hours of Additional Learning Activity, normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. Careers Graduates may pursue TESOL as a new career or enhance their current prospects in the field of English language teaching. In China, a postgraduate qualification in TESOL is increasingly sought-after by educational institutions. Alternatively, the programme will facilitate the professional development of those candidates who are considering a career in publishing or materials development and management positions. The programme will also equip those interested in pursuing an academic career in the field of English language teaching and applied linguistics by preparing them to conduct research at MPhil, MRes, EdD and PhD level. Fees RMB 90,000 for the entire 18 month full-time programme. University tuition fees cover the cost of your study with us. Entry requirements: academic background An undergraduate degree (UK 2:1 or equivalent) in a relevant field such as English, linguistics, or education and literature. No teaching experience is required, but some relevant teaching experience at secondary or tertiary level would be an advantage. English language requirements • IELTS: 7.0 (minimum of 6.0 in all sections) • TOEFL iBT: 100 (minimum of 21 in any skill) [-]

MA in International Affairs

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 France Paris + 1 more

The Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful professional life. [+]

MA in International AffairsThe Master of Arts in International Affairs (MIN) takes full advantage of Paris’s multicultural dimensions and central role in international economics, politics, and social issues. The program’s balance of intellectual and theoretical mastery with hands-on, project-based learning prepares you for a successful professional life.The MA in International Affairs provides:

The opportunity to earn an American master’s degree in France A mix of practical and theoretical knowledge of international affairs, conflict resolution, and civil society development A global network to launch a career in the NGO sector or with an international institution, national government, or multinational corporation ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management (César Ritz Colleges Switzerland)

Swiss Education Group
Campus Full time February 2017 Switzerland Brig

This challenging hotel management degree and elaborated training programmes, accredited by the University of Derby (UK), will satisfy the academic, professional and personal needs of candidates seeking top management careers in the hospitality industry. This Master diploma in hotel management aims to assist candidates in achieving their entrepreneurship and leadership potential through business-plan projects, network and personal coaching. [+]

MA 2017. Master of Arts in International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management This challenging hotel management degree and elaborated training programmes, accredited by the University of Derby (UK), will satisfy the academic, professional and personal needs of candidates seeking top management careers in the hospitality industry. This Master diploma in hotel management aims to assist candidates in achieving their entrepreneurship and leadership potential through business-plan projects, network and personal coaching. 9 Months 4-6 Months 3 Months Brig Campus 3 academic terms (1 term: 11 weeks) Paid internship in Switzerland or worldwide Brig Campus 1 academic term (11 weeks) Master of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management awarded by César Ritz Colleges Switzerland Master of Arts in International Business and Tourism Management awarded by University of Derby, UK Term 1 (11 weeks) Food and Beverage Service Management International Tourism Management Language 1 Term 2 (11 weeks) Management Accounting and Finance Consumer Behaviour and Strategic Marketing Language 2 Elective (Optional) Term 3 (11 weeks) Human Resource Management and Organisational Behaviour Research Methods Language 3 Elective (Optional) Internship (4-6 months) Practical Experience Term 4 (11 weeks) Business Plan Project Strategic Hospitality Management Elective (Optional) Electives International Business International Business Global E-Commerce Revenue Management Marketing Strategy and Development Destination Marketing Front Office Operations Business Start-Up Entrepreneurship: Starting your Own Business The Art of Business Negotiation Culinary Trends in partnership with the Culinary Arts Academy Switzerland Food Media Culinary Trends and Gastronomy Advanced Wine and Beverage Management Tourism and Sustainability Management Contemporary Issues in International Tourism Sustainable Tourism Ventures Strategic Tourism Management The above electives are for all Master programmes and may vary each term and are subject to availability. Students will graduate with: Master of International Business in Hotel and Tourism Management awarded by César Ritz Colleges Switzerland Master of Arts in International Business and Tourism Management awarded by University of Derby, UK [-]

Part-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island - UK
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15  September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and learnings to develop disruptive business solutions. [+]

The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and learnings to develop disruptive business solutions. Learn how to kickstart digital innovation, build effective teams, manage complex tech-driven projects, and transform businesses. This university accredited program is designed and delivered in close partnership with industry experts. Enhance your skills You'll learn how to apply design thinking to solve problems, how to harness emerging digital technologies, how to transform existing businesses, and how to manage innovation processes. Make better decisions You'll collaborate with peers and professionals on real business challenges in a range of practical projects. That will help you to develop the skills that leaders need to make good strategic decisions. Study whilst working You'll apply the things you learn directly in your business or organisation. This Part-Time program is designed to meet the time pressures and learning needs of busy professionals. What you’ll learn The program has five practical group projects, and one independent research project. Industry experts lead the practical projects. You will learn through a range of interactive talks, hands-on workshops, team challenges, and deep reflection. The average time commitment is 1.5 days per week which will include campus days in London, independent work, and research in your workplace. Learn by doing We challenge you to grow personally and professionally by introducing new ways of thinking and learning. Our methodology focuses on the 'process' of education just as much as the 'content', and we use that approach to build powerful learning experiences. Study whilst working Combine learning in school with learning at work. You'll spend campus days in London, combined with research and tasks in your business and at home. All the time supported and inspired by Hyper Island programme leaders. Solve real challenges Focus on design and entrepreneurial challenges to develop and test the products and services of the future. You'll work individually and in teams on real briefs set by real clients. What are the program requirements? All applicants are required to have the following: A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years relevant work experience. Approval from your employer to release you for the study days and support your study during the course. You will need a letter of support from your employer to reflect this. [-]

MA in Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. [+]

MA 2017. Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Language and Communication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands. This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you. Programme outline The Master’s programme in Language and Communication is taught at the Faculty of Arts. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure is as follows: Foundations of Language and Communication Corpus and Experimental Methods Research Orientation Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective Lab Rotation I Term Paper Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective(s) (2x3 EC or 1x6 EC) Lab Rotation II Grant Proposal Writing Valorisation A Start Master’s thesis Specialisation course Skills/methods elective Valorisation B Career prospects This research Master’s aims to train students to become skilled empirical linguists with a deep understanding of language and communication. By the end of the programme you’ll: Have acquired empirical research skills at an advanced level, including a thorough understanding of approaches and techniques that support corpus-based, experimental, and computational research; Be able to describe and apply general knowledge on the historical roots and modern developments within the fields of Linguistics and Communication Studies, and are capable of relating these fields to each other; Have become a specialist in a certain area within the fields of linguistics and communication studies: the start of your professional profile; Be able to engage in the social debates regarding linguistics and communication issues. Have acquired English academic writing skills and have practiced writing a publishable scholarly article and a proposal for a PhD project; Have started to build up a professional (inter)national network. [-]

Jewellery Futures MA

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The best contemporary jewellery combines excellent craftsmanship with strong conceptual and critical thinking. This stimulating new course will expand your approach to jewellery practice and challenge you to consider how collaboration and interdisciplinary projects can shape future ways of working and making. [+]

Why study MA Jewellery Futures at Middlesex? At Middlesex we take a highly practical and critical approach to Jewellery that ensures that you spend the majority of your postgraduate study researching and making. This combination of in-depth analysis and hands-on experience will enable you to draw on a diverse range of expertise and resources while questioning and developing your practice in a contemporary context for a stimulating and successful career.Based in our University's £80 million Art and Design School, our course features state-of-the-art facilities with dedicated studio space for each of our MA students to ensure that we cater for a diverse range of interests and ambitions. With opportunities to collaborate with students from across the School, you'll be part of a supportive and interdisciplinary environment of artists who are shaping the future of creative industries worldwide with their award-winning, innovative work. This course is flexibly designed to put you at the centre of your learning by using a range of teaching and assessment approaches that take into account your individual interests, abilities and ambitions in jewellery. Course leaders Helen Carnac and Tim Carson are practising artists who have exhibited internationally, known also for developing thought about new practices. You will be encouraged to look at jewellery practice as more than an isolated solo activity, considering the anthropological, sociological, economic, political and geographic aspects that influence the field. You will explore how jewellery underpins and enables human sociability, engagement and interaction, and how it comes to impact other disciplines. You will develop your work through individual and interdisciplinary projects, making full use of the many collaboration opportunities available at Middlesex. You will also be supported by some of the best facilities and equipment in the country, with technical tuition on a range of modern and traditional art and design tools. Course Highlights - World-class teaching from some of the UK's leading artists, curators, practitioners who have substantial experience in building successful careers with their artistic talents - Innovative facilities that allow you to experiment and develop your individual approach to jewellery using a wide range of contemporary and traditional equipment, spaces and software - Exhibition opportunities off-site to create networking opportunities, build industry links and explore new ways of working and creating - Direct access to London's art and craft world with valuable industry links to a range of galleries, high-profile creators, libraries and collections to enhance your research and inform your practice - Flexible module structure to meet the needs, ambitions and abilities of each student whatever stage you are at in your creative career - Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Lansdown Centre for Electronic Arts (LCEA) and Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

University of Turku
Campus Full time September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

MA 2017. Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) Gain in-depth knowledge on today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world! The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. Students gain expertise on East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research. Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure For a detailed description of the structure of the Programme, curriculum and teaching, please see: The Study Leaflet (pdf 40 pages). Academic excellence & experience The Centre for East Asian Studies specialises in research on contemporary East Asian societies, with special focus on various manifestations of civil societies in China, South Korea and Japan. For China, academic staff conducts research, for example, on disaster management, social movements and protest, urban governance, and environmental issues. For South Korea, on culture of economy, self-employment, and organisations, and popular culture and social movements. For Japan, on social movements and civic society. The research by the academic staff is directly reflected in the Master’s programme: students get up-to-date teaching on topical issues and societal and political developments in East Asian societies. Students also receive individual thesis supervision firmly anchored in the East Asia expertise of the teaching staff. Master's thesis & topics Examples of thesis topics: Place and belonging – an ethnography of rural migrant children in Beijing Cosmetic surgery and rites of passage in Korean society – a study on cosmetic surgeries after the university entrance exam Remembering the war and aggression: a discourse analysis of Japan’s state apologies and commemoration speeches on August 15th 1995–2015 From the Great Famine (1958–1962) to the food waste problem: the role of memory to enhance the awareness in the city of Shanghai Japan’s shining women: young women negotiating the transition to adulthood in Japan South Korean presidents and the alliance with the United States 1998‒2012: a case study of the Free Trade Agreement ENTRY REQUIREMENTS General degree requirements The following requirements need to be fulfilled in order to apply: A Bachelor’s degree of at least three years in length Verified proficiency in the English language (see “Language requirements” for recognized qualifications and required levels) The following selection criteria will be used when assessing the applicants: The East Asia contents and relevance of previous degree studies and achieved grades. This includes major or minor in East Asian Studies (or Korean, Japanese, and Chinese Studies) or other studies related to contemporary East Asian societies. Knowledge of East Asian languages, verified appropriately (transcripts, certificates etc.) Letter of motivation (see “Application Form and Enclosures” for guidelines) Applicant’s fulfilment of the application requirements and qualifications for the application criteria need to be documented with certified documents. Persons who have the Finnish first-cycle polytechnic degree called “ammattikorkeakoulututkinto” and have completed courses on scientific thinking, writing and research methods in areas relevant to the Programme are also eligible to apply. Programme-Specific Degree Requirements The following selection criteria will be used when assessing the applicants: The East Asia contents and relevance of previous degree studies and achieved grades. This includes major or minor in East Asian Studies (or Korean, Japanese and Chinese Studies) or other studies related to contemporary East Asian societies. Knowledge of East Asian languages, verified appropriately (transcripts, certificates etc.) Letter of motivation (see “Application Form and Enclosures” for guidelines) Language Requirements Proficiency in the English language needs to be verified in accordance with the standards set by the University of Turku by one of the following certificates which must have been completed in the last two years. The certificate must be valid on the application deadline (13th January 2017). TOEFL iBT test with a score of at least 92 and no individual score below 20 IELTS Academic test with an overall band score of 6.5 and no individual score below 6.0 Cambridge ESOL test: Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) or Certificate In Advanced English (CAE), pass grade A, B, or C National Certificate of English Language Proficiency by the Finnish National Board of Education, overall language proficiency level of 5 Pearson PTE Academic test with a score of at least 62 and no individual score below 54 See also Proof of English language skills Exemption from these tests is granted to applicants who have a Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in an English-language programme in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, the United States or in an EU/EEA country Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent degree in an EU/EEA country including courses taken in English and good proficiency (magna cum laude approbatur) in English in their high school diploma (ylioppilastodistus) or equivalent. Secondary education received in English language in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom or United States HOW AND WHEN TO APPLY Application Form and Enclosures Applications are done on the Studyinfo portal (www.studyinfo.fi). Search for the Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies, University of Turku. The application period is 1 December 2016 – 13 January 2017 at 15:00 (local time in Finland, GMT +2) for studies starting in September 2017. The following documents are required from all applicants: A copy of the degree certificate in the original language ➤ In case you are going to graduate after the admissions deadline, you must include a certificate or a statement from your home university or institute stating the expected date of graduation. The actual degree certificate must be received by the Faculty of the Social Sciences of the University of Turku by a time to be announced later. An English translation of the degree certificate or a Diploma Supplement (likely to be issued by your university) A transcript of records (1) An English translation of the transcript of records (likely to be issued by your university) Certificate of English language proficiency (see above for accepted certifications); please see UAF’s Language skills page on how to have the test results forwarded directly to UAF Curriculum Vitae (resumé) (2) Letter of motivation (3) (included as an item in the electronic application form and not attached as a separate document; see below for guidelines on contents) Guidelines on application documents: Transcript of records: a document containing information of completed courses and received credits and grades. A certificate of registration or a diploma is not sufficient. If a transcript cannot be obtained, an officially certified list of completed academic work or yearly examinations with information on the contents of courses will be sufficient. Curriculum vitae (in Europe akin to a resumé in the US): for the format, you can use for example the guidelines at EU’s Europass site. Letter of motivation: describe briefly your study background, how you have become interested in study of East Asia, what motivates you to study East Asia and apply to MPAS in Turku, what are your topics and areas of interest in East Asia, possibly including also your tentative thesis research topic, and what are your future aspirations. Add the name and contact information (affiliation, e-mail) of two academic references, of whom at least one has been the main supervisor of your previous studies. A good length for a letter of motivation is 500–800 words. (The letter of motivation is one item in the electronic application form. Draft the letter in advance as a separate document and copy and paste the text to the application form.) ... [-]

Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time Switzerland

The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION An overview of the dominant theories of media and communications; Practical skills in managing communications in organizations and companies; Insight into the latest developments in media tools and related-business areas; Exposure to how global organizations communicate strategically and evaluate their initiatives; Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment. PROFILE The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? MA-MC PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The MA-MC program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core media and communication courses, the Master of Arts in Media and Communication trains young professionals to be future communication managers with courses in theory and practice: communication and media theory, intercultural communications, press and journalism, planning and evaluating communications, multimedia, executive communications and international marketing. The Master of Arts in Media and Communication is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year. Faculty: The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment. Study in Switzerland: Geneva belongs to a select group of truly “international” cities of the world, making it an ideal place to study international media and communication. Learn more about studying in Geneva. AN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK The International University in Geneva has established a strong network, developing exchange programs with 17 universities worldwide. Learn more about our international network. YOUR CAREER WITH YOUR MA-MC MA-MC graduates have gone on to lead and manage communication and media projects for multinationals, governments and international organizations. Career services: The International University in Geneva provides for counselling to assist students in their career decisions. The International University in Geneva provides for Career Counselling to assist students. MA-MC ADMISSION Apply online for the MA-MC program: Fill in the Application form. MA-MC entry requirements: Students applying for the Master of Arts in Media and Communication program must provide several documents. See the admission requirements. MA-MC TUITION FEES The tuition of the International University in Geneva, Switzerland, is CHF 36,400 for Master of Arts in Media and Communication graduate program. Learn more about Tuition Fees. The fees include teaching materials, cases and textbooks. [-]

Master in Special Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. [+]

MA 2017. The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization. Program Details The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential. Program Features Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice. Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities. Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes. Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements. Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms. USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions. PROGRAM DELIVERY Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments. Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher. Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays. Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays each semester in year one and continue in year two on Wednesday evenings. MA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION: ONE-YEAR PATHWAY FOR CREDENTIAL HOLDERS ONLY Candidates entering into the one-year track of the Special Education master's program may be eligible to transfer up to nine credits of coursework*. Coursework must be have been completed within the last seven years for eligibility. COURSE DETAILS | 30-39 CREDITS SUMMER | 15 CREDITS L&I 675 - Data-based Instruction (3) L&I 659 - Consultation and Collaboration (3) L&I 641 - Research in Special Education (3) Offered in the early summer, addresses research in special education and writing the thesis. L&I 665 - Development of Legal and Educational Foundations for the Learning Specialist (3) L&I 636 - Educational Practices for the Learning Specialist (3) *Transferable Courses – Up to 9 Credits TEC 604 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science (3) TEC 621 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy (3) L&I 637 - Fieldwork Practicum: Teaching Diverse Groups (2) TEC 642 - Health Education (1) - Flexible - May be taken anytime during the two-year program on three successive Saturdays. Course may be waived for those who have a California Single or Multiple Subject credential within the last 7 years or prior qualifying health course. FALL | 7 CREDITS L&I 633 - Assessment in Special Education (3) L&I 631 - Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2) L&I 639 - Intern Teaching Seminar I (2) SPRING | 8 CREDITS L&I 676 - Behavior Management (3) L&I 622 - Instructional Uses of Technology for Learning Specialists (2) L&I 640 - Intern Teaching Seminar II (1) L&I 634 - Master's Thesis (2) Thesis or Project Development, is a directed study under the supervision of a full time faculty adviser and requires the development of a field project or thesis. MA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION (FOR NON-CREDENTIAL HOLDERS) COURSE DETAILS | 42 CREDITS FIRST YEAR SUMMER | 14 CREDITS TEC 604 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Math & Science (3) TEC 621 - Multiple Subject Curriculum and Instruction: Early Literacy (3) The courses above may be waived for those who have a California Single or Multiple Subject credential within the last 7 years. (Courses may be transferred from another institution.) L&I 637 - Fieldwork Practicum: Teaching Diverse Groups (2) L&I 636 - Educational Practices for the Learning Specialist (3) L&I 665 - Development of Legal and Educational Foundations for the Learning Specialist (3) FALL | 7 CREDITS L&I 631 - Curriculum & Instruction for Students with Mild/Moderate Disabilities (2) L&I 633 - Assessment in Special Education (3) L&I 639 - Intern Teaching Seminar I (2) SPRING | 6 CREDITS L&I 622 - Instructional Uses of Technology for Learning Specialists (2) L&I 676 - Behavior Management (3) L&I 640 - Intern Teaching Seminar II (1) TEC 642 - Health Education (1 credit) - Flexible - May be taken anytime during the two-year program on three successive Saturdays. Course may be waived for those who have a California Single or Multiple Subject credential within the last 7 years or prior qualifying health course. SECOND YEAR FALL | 4 CREDITS L&I 675 - Data-based Instruction (3) L&I 678 - Intern Teaching Seminar III (1) SPRING | 4 CREDITS L&I 659 - Consultation and Collaboration (3) L&I 679 - Intern Teaching Seminar IV (1) THE MASTER'S DEGREE REQUIRES TWO ADDITIONAL COURSES. The master's degree may be completed during the second year of the credential program or in an optional third year. | 6 credits L&I 641 - Research in Special Education (3) Offered in the early summer, addresses research in special education and writing the thesis. L&I 638 - Master's Thesis (3) Thesis or Project Development, is offered in fall or spring as a directed study under the supervision of a full time faculty adviser and requires the development of a field project or thesis. Learning Outcomes The MA in Special Education with the Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program Learning Outcomes: Using a variety of instructional strategies, resources, and technologies to meet students' diverse learning needs. Monitoring student learning and adjusting instruction while teaching. Creating a rigorous learning environment with high expectations and appropriate support for all students. Using knowledge of students' academic readiness, language proficiency, cultural background, and individual development to plan instruction. Planning instruction that incorporates appropriate strategies to meet the learning needs of all students. Applying knowledge of the purposes, characteristics, and uses of different types of assessments. THE MA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION WITH THE MILD/MODERATE EDUCATION SPECIALIST CREDENTIAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES: Student will be able to demonstrate advanced skill in selecting, designing, administering, and interpreting informal and formal reading assessments. Student will be able to use performance data and input from various sources to make or suggest appropriate modifications in a broad spectrum of learning environments. Student will be able to demonstrate differentiated teaching skills in his or her classrooms. Student will be able to describe a variety of instructional procedures and demonstrate the advanced ability to use appropriate instruction for students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds across a variety of settings. Careers Graduates of Special Education master's program are educators who work in special education settings at public and private K-12 schools. GRADUATES OF THE MA IN SPECIAL EDUCATION INCLUDE: Adjunct Professor Special Day Class Teacher Resource Specialist Teacher Program Specialist Intervention Specialist Instructional Coach Beginning Teacher Support and Assessment Coordinator Special Education Department Head Transition Specialist Adaptive Technology Specialist Technology Consultant [-]