M.A. in Area studies

Top 141 MAs in Area studies 2017

Area studies

The MA degree is primarily for students who want to improve their general mathematics education or to teach.

The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

Master of Arts (MA) in Area studies

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MA in Jewish Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Online & Campus Combined Part time October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

Take your career in Jewish Education to the next level with a prestigious MA Jewish Education from Hebrew University Melton Centre. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. 1 Year International MA in Jewish Education Upgrade Your Career in Jewish Education! Take your career in Jewish Education to the next level with a prestigious MA Jewish Education from Hebrew University Melton Centre. The 1-year online MA Jewish Education with a 6-week intense semester in Israel provides educators with the flexibility of studying and earning a Masters degree in Education without interrupting their work-life. What’s Next in Jewish Education? With the changing reality of Jewish life in the Diaspora, the Melton Centre for Jewish Education is moving in new directions to adapt, and to offer solutions to strengthen Jewish education in communities abroad. The Melton Centre’s MA Jewish Education program is designed for educators in formal or informal frameworks who are interested in Jewish Education and its dialogue with Theory and Practice in Jewish Education and Teaching of Jewish Texts, and Educational Philosophy. Studies will integrate on-site and distance learning elements, where two semesters are taught online and 6 weeks are spent on-campus for an intense summer semester in Jerusalem. The principal advantage of this program is that Jewish educators abroad who are not able to spend a long period of time in Jerusalem now have the opportunity to study with Melton Centre faculty and enjoy the unique academic resources of Hebrew University. In addition, a one-year MA degree in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University gives graduates a competitive edge in academic level and prestige. Tradition, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professors from... [-]

MA in International Relations and European Studies

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: International Relations and European Studies (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time are both possible. Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: i. The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving international environment. ii. The role of law, business and diplomacy in the international system will form a vital part of this understanding. iii. The relative political and economic power of states, the role of international organizations such as the United Nations, and the existence of conflict will provide major foci for the program as a whole. Career Prospects: Graduates of this program go on to work in many different positions, both in the public sector as well as the private sector. Ministries within the Republic of Cyprus, United Nations and its associated agencies, non-governmental organizations, mass media and political parties, businesses, and banks. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the program qualify to apply for doctoral study either at local or foreign institutions. Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion... [-]

MA American Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen form a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political [+]

MA American Studies

 

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen form a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.It starts from the premise that 'America' was shaped as much by its art, folklore, commerce, education, science and religion as by its Constitution, political treaties and wars. None of the academic mono-disciplines (such as History, Literature and Sociology) provides sufficient tools to give a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics of American culture. This is where American Studies comes in.The core of this Master's degree is the investigation of nationhood and nationality and the dynamics of cultural change. In this way, the American Studies program at the University of Groningen distinguishes itself from similar programs elsewhere.In addition to the focus on the diversity of American culture, you will learn about cultural theories in general. Not only 'high culture' will receive attention in this degree. A lot of time will be spent on the analysis of the culture of everyday social practice as well.Testimonial... [-]


Master in European Languages and Cultures

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The master's programme provides knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. [+]

The European Languages and Cultures master's programme trains students to be cultural mediators (translators, administrators, editors, etc.) by providing knowledge and skills in a modern or classical language and culture. The programme covers 7 areas of speciality (students focus on one): English language and literature French language and literature Spanish language and literature Russian and Slavic philology German language and literature Scandinavian languages and literature Classical philology The graduates will be competitive candidates for careers in professions that require excellent proficiency in foreign languages and cultural competence in state institutions, universities and research institutions, IT companies, museums, publishing houses cultural exchange organisations in Estonia and abroad. The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). It is located in Tartu, the second largest city in Estonia, which is known as the Student Capital of Estonia. 13 000 students are enrolled at the University of Tartu, incl. 1300 international students. [-]

Master in Euroculture

Palacky University
Campus Full time September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Programme content: The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Structure of the programme: first semester (Home university – Olomouc) second semester (Host university – Europe) third semester (Home/Host/Third country university/Internship) fourth semester (Home/Host university) Title awarded: MA (Double degree with partner universities) Network Georg-August University, Göttingen (DE), Deusto University, Bilbao (E), University of Strasbourg (F), Udine University (IT), University of Groningen (NL), Jagiellonian University, Kraków (PL), Uppsala University (S), University of Pune (India), Osaka University (Japan), UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico), IUPUI Indianapolis (USA). Application deadline: December 1st for both Erasmus Mundus grant applicants + self-financing applicants (Erasmus Mundus grant applicants have to hold a BA (or MA) degree at the time they apply, self-financing students don’t). 2 more deadlines for self-financing applicants: March 1st and June 1st. Application procedure: a first higher education degree (Bachelor’s degree) in a discipline of relevance to the fields of European culture and history etc. languages skills: English is a precondition (see our website), other European languages are taken into consideration in the selection process study mobility periods abroad and practical experience in European and/or international organisations and institutions is valued completed application form for further formal requirements see http://euroculture.upol.cz/how-to- apply/requirements/ Language requirements: TOEFL Paper-based: 580 or TOEFL IBT Internet-based: 92 or TOEFL Computer-Based: 237; IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no part score (listening, reading,... [-]

Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilisation, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, global practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic competencies. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions. This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs. Why study in Utrecht? You will benefit from a unique cultural-historical approach to globalisation that will equip you with interdisciplinary knowledge and tools for analysis. The programme offers you a choice of (international) internships and the opportunity to study abroad, helping you to expand your networks and gain valuable workplace experience. You will learn from lecturers who are motivated, experienced, and internationally recognised as experts in their fields. You will receive personal help and supervision throughout your studies. Part-time The part-time option allows you to complete the full-time programme over two years instead of one. After Graduation After graduating from the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern... [-]

MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

We’ve designed this MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment for students interested in further study or careers in the rapidly expanding green industry. Located in a World Heritage site, you’ll study in the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Examine how literature reflects and shapes the way we see the landscape and the environment. Staff are internationally recognised for their research in this field. Opportunities for fieldwork with heritage organisations, resources or archives. Literary works cover a broad historical range and a wide range of landscapes. We’ve designed this MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment for students interested in further study or careers in the rapidly expanding green industry. Located in a World Heritage site, you’ll study in the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country. The MA is founded upon our staff’s expertise and substantial publications record in the areas of ecocriticism; contemporary environmental writing; early modern London; postmodern American cities; and literary journeys in modernist/ postmodernist literature. Overview You’ll address questions that are increasingly important to modern English literary studies: How does literature reflect humanity’s relationship with ‘Nature’? What makes ‘the country’, ‘the wilderness’ or ‘the city’ what it is? How does literature respond to environmental destruction? Is it influenced by modern environmental movements? You’ll study issues and approaches regarding representations of various kinds of landscapes. We present you with: a wide variety of topics; a balance between literature pre- and post-1900; a range of methodologies and approaches. Alongside the course’s focus on literature, you’ll engage with real landscapes and environments, such as an 18th century country estate; London; the Eden Project; Quantock Hills; and Hardy country. Course structure... [-]

MA in Cultural and Critical Studies

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of fields. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge theoretical debates. [+]

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of fields. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge theoretical debates. Modules are taught by expert staff from a number of different disciplines, giving you the chance to follow particular themes in the areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff in Cultural and Critical Studies includes books and articles on new media, urban theory, gender, contemporary art and aesthetics, Victorian criminality, China, visual culture, architecture, post-colonialism and critical theory. Course content The course consists of two main core modules, Capitalism and Culture, and Problems and Perspectives in Cultural Studies. These establish a framework for the close analysis of the locations, products and systems of culture. The dissertation of 10-12,000 words, which can be written on an appropriate topic of your choice, and the Research Methods module are also core modules. There is also an optional work placement module. You are encouraged to attend the research seminars in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, at which visiting speakers, creative practitioners and teaching staff present their current work. Modules The following modules are indicative of what you will study on this course. Core modules Capitalism and Culture Beginning with Marx’s famous account of the commodity in the first chapter... [-]

MA Politics and Economics in Eurasia

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

The two-year long Master's in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Program at MGIMO University's is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Program Profile The two-year long Master's in Political Science (M.P.Sc.) Program at MGIMO University is designed to meet the needs of rising leaders in the public service professions, including domestic and international government agencies and non-profit organizations by providing up-to-date, firsthand information about Russia and Eurasia from a Russian view point. The M.P.Sc. program provides rigorous on-campus training in political science and policy analysis, preparing degree candidates to successful careers and supplying intellectual breadth, organizational skills, and self-confidence necessary to assume leadership positions in an increasingly complex public service environment. Approximately 20 students will be enrolled in the program. The MGIMO Difference M.P.Sc. students benefit from: a small Master Degree program designed within a major Russian international studies oriented university; a perse student body and alumni network; close working relationships between world-renowned faculty; an innovative curriculum; an attention to career-building skills in all areas of public affairs Basic Course Structure 1st year 1 semester Obligatory Modern concepts of the philosophy of science Political Process in Contemporary Russia Contemporary Foreign Policy of Russia and international conflicts Foreign Language Electives Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches Doing Business in Russia Modern Financial Markets Financial markets Legal system of Russia Module of Visiting Professor 2 semester Obligatory Regional Subsystems (West) EU-Russia Relations Political Systems and Political Process in Small and Medium Eurasian Countries Russia and New Neighbor Countries Foreign Language Electives Energy Diplomacy International Organisations and Problems of Global Governance Russian and Global Economy... [-]

MA in European Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

MAPES is an interdisciplinary Master's programme with a unique perspective on Europe. Our focus lies on culture, identity and communication, addressed with both theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism. [+]

Programme overview

The Master of Arts Programme in European Studies (aka MAPES) is an interdisciplinary Master´s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. The program specifically targets those who are interested in understanding Europe from a broader, humanist, point of view and who want to apply this perspective in careers related to European cultural and identity politics and Europe-wide communication. Our focus lies on culture, identity and communication, addressed with both theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism.

Academically, the programme benefits from the presence of the Centre for European Studies (www.cfe.lu.se), a research-focused network covering the whole of Lund University. The lectures are given by qualified lecturers with an exemplary research and teaching record, as well as by guest speakers from both academia and industry. Thus, our programme offers a solid theoretical foundation for the study of European culture and identity and develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of internships.... [-]


European Studies and European Legal Studies (M.A.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12  October 2017 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? You aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme. The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. The Master Programme takes one year – from October to September of the following year. It is a full-time course of studies. It is subdivided into nine modules in total. There are seven modules composed of academic lectures, five of which have to be attended during the winter term, whereas a further two lecture modules follow during the summer term. After the lectures of the winter term come to an end an academic master thesis is to be written for which a period of four months is provided. A practice module scheduled... [-]

MA Postcolonial Studies

University of Kent, School of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

The MA in Postcolonial Studies develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world’s interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. [+]

MA Postcolonial Studies Overview The School of English has a strong international reputation and global perspective, apparent both in the background of its staff and in the diversity of our teaching and research interests. Our expertise ranges from the medieval to the postmodern, including British, American and Irish literature, postcolonial writing, 18th-century studies, Shakespeare, early modern literature and culture, Victorian studies, modern poetry, critical theory and cultural history. The international standing of the School ensures that we have a lively, confident research culture, sustained by a vibrant, ambitious intellectual community. We also count a number of distinguished creative writers among our staff, and we actively explore crossovers between critical and creative writing in all our areas of teaching and research. Our reputation for research excellence was confirmed in the most recent Research Assessment Exercise (2008) in which our research was recognised to be world-leading. The University of Kent is a research-led institution, which means that the research that the academics are engaged in continues to inform their teaching, and that you, as a student in the department, are at the centre of a dynamic and thriving academic environment. Course structure The MA in Postcolonial Studies develops your understanding of the politics of culture in relation to both the imperialist world’s interpretation of the colonial, and postcolonial assertions of autonomy. In this context, while ‘postcolonial’ refers primarily to societies of the so-called ‘Third World’, it also includes questions relevant to cultures such as those of Ireland and Australia. The University of... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Üsküdar

The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political Science and International Relations, and History. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Cultural Studies: What does it study and how? Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing. Major topics and concerns of Cultural Studies are: media and culture industry, cultural policies and popular culture; film, art and literature; visual culture and visual technologies; language, image, symbolic structures and ideologies; identity and subjectivity; class, gender, race and ethnicity; cultural history; colonialism and post-colonial world; globalization, global and local cultures; Orientalism and Westernism; cultural power and hegemony; cultural aspects of politics and public sphere; cultural difference, dissidence, and resistance, sub-cultures; new media and technologies, changing notions of time and space. Cultural Studies at İstanbul Şehir University: Approach and Philosophy The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political... [-]

East-West Psychology MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

East-West Psychology (EWP) is a multidisciplinary hub and learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and transform each other. [+]

East-West Psychology The East-West Psychology Department offers three degree programs: Ph.D. in East-West Psychology Master of Arts in East-West Psychology Advanced Certificate in East-West Spiritual Counseling East-West Psychology (EWP) is a multidisciplinary hub and learning community where psychological and spiritual traditions of the East, West, and Indigenous cultures from around the world meet to converse and transform each other. Through its unique combination of cognitive, collaborative, and experiential offerings, the department grounds academic excellence and the acquisition of professional skills in both the personal transformation of students and the cultivation of a spiritually informed scholarship. Our graduates deliver their skills to a world yearning for new sources of meaning and enchantment rooted in deep psychologies and ancient traditions. About MA Program The M.A. in East-West Psychology is a two-year program requiring 36 units of study. The structure of the program is designed to provide an ample degree of flexibility that allows students to focus on specific areas of study, as well as to explore a variety of Western, Eastern, and indigenous approaches to psychology and spirituality. With the guidance of academic advisors, students design their own individualized curriculum, possible area of specialization, and psychospiritual approach. There are no required summer courses, although students may take electives during the summer to expand their studies or distribute their course load over five or six semesters. Admission Applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the Institute. Two letters of recommendation are required from individuals familiar with the applicant's academic work and preparation... [-]

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. [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. 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... [-]