M.A. in Asia

Top MAs 2017 in Asia

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An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

Master of Arts Program in Asia

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MA Education

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24  September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York City Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid + 25 more

The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. MA Education Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration: 18-24 months. Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning. Entry Requirements: Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in... [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island - UK
Campus Full time 24  January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline. The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry. You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team. You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry. “You might call this type of work service design, experience design, design thinking, strategic design, system design,... [-]

MA in Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24  Open Enrolment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration 18-24 months. Delivery Mode Online and through Supported Open Learning Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in Education -... [-]

Master of Arts in English for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for practising professionals who hold positions of responsibility. It provides you with a critical awareness of how communication functions in organizations to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence. [+]

This credit-based programme, offered by the Department of English, is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their qualifications in English for professional contexts. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff who need to demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in English in situations relevant to their personal needs. The Programme will enable students to communicate effectively, appropriately and confidently in managerial tasks requiring a high level of English. The aim of the Programme is to equip graduates with an understanding of the concepts and skills that underlie the use of English in professional contexts. These include: - develop and demonstrate an awareness of how communication functions in organisations; - improve understanding of the principal language systems of English to be able to monitor their own and others’ work-related language use; - develop and demonstrate an effective repertoire of practical communication strategies in order to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence; - develop and demonstrate the research skills necessary to undertake a substantial study of communication within own organisation with a view to enhancing that communication; - further demonstrate professional competence and leadership through the critical application of professional communicative competence; - apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in professional communication contexts; - think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex professional communication problems and situations; - enhance lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on professional communication practice in both local and global contexts. Entrance Requirements - A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent... [-]

MA in Digital Art and Design

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

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard. Extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. Develop an ability to handle complex issues, to collect, analyse and interpret data. Collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Have an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context Career Prospects: Art: Museums, galleries, digital art applications at the public and/or private sector. Commerce: New media project management,... [-]

MA International Development

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

The MA in International Development seeks to contribute to a critical understanding of contemporary issues in development and provides practical tools for a future engagement. [+]

MA International Development The MA in International Development seeks to contribute to a critical understanding of contemporary issues in development and provides practical tools for a future engagement. It considers theoretical, practical and ethical issues by interrogating development discourses, objectives and effects, and by seeking to understand forms of inclusion/exclusion and intervention in societies. Some issues covered are public-private partnerships, social entrepreneurship, trade and privatization, informal economies and finance, and technological initiatives. The MA in International Development is offered jointly by the School of Politics and International Relations, the Kent Law School and the School of Economics to provide students with an inter-disciplinary approach to development and to allow them to specialize in their field of interest, such as development economics, development and migration, development and conflict, or human rights. Students can choose between an economic stream and a politico-legal stream, complemented by a wealth of elective modules from various departments. BSIS attracts an exceptionally diverse and active student body that shares an enthusiasm for engagement in global affairs. Our students come from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas; many have spent extended periods abroad and/or worked for development institutions, a few have just finished their undergraduate studies. An important forum is the International Development Group, which meets regularly to discuss personal experiences, debate issues in development, invite guest speakers, attend conferences and workshops, and also to organize conferences. After their studies at BSIS, our students engage in careers in international affairs, including international organizations, non-governmental organizations and international business... [-]

Master of Arts in Heritage Studies

University of Malaysia Kelantan
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 10  January 2018 Malaysia Kota Bharu Bachok Jeli + 3 more

The Master of Arts in Heritage Studies is a research programme offered throughout the year. This programme is offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and International Students to do independent research supervised by qualified lecturers in the field of Heritage Studies under the Heritage and Civilization Research cluster. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. The Master of Arts in Heritage Studies is a research programme offered throughout the year. This programme is offered as full-time and part-time modes to qualified Malaysian and International Students to do independent research supervised by qualified lecturers in the field of Heritage Studies under the Heritage and Civilization Research cluster. As the field of heritage studies is dynamic, new areas/fields such as tangible heritage and intangible heritage can be explored. The program also combines learning encompassing the approach from Department of National Heritage, UNESCO and ICOMOS. Upon graduation, students may be employed as academics, researchers, profesionals at managerial level, etc. in both public and private sectors. Admission Requirement Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (CGPA >2.75) from recognized institutions of higher learning or equivalent qualification as endorsed by the Senate. Applicants with other qualifications may also be considered for admission provided he/she has appropriate research experience and able to demonstrate the capacity to undertake Postgraduate Studies. [-]

MA in Translation Studies

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2017 Qatar Doha

The MA in Translation Studies (MATS) is a two-year program designed,to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce,science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts as well as translation for international organizations. The acquisition of practical translation competence is complemented by advanced training in the use of translation technology and work placement experience. A theoretical component encourages sophisticated intellectual enquiry, thus equipping students with a sound foundation for professional work and doctoral study in the field of translation studies. [+]

MA in Audiovisual Translation The MA in Translation Studies (MATS) is a two-year program designed,to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce,science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts as well as translation for international organizations. The acquisition of practical translation competence is complemented by advanced training in the use of translation technology and work placement experience. A theoretical component encourages sophisticated intellectual enquiry, thus equipping students with a sound foundation for professional work and doctoral study in the field of translation studies. In May of 2014, TII officially announced obtaining the validation for the MATS from,the University of Geneva. With this validation TII has received the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI) Quality Label from the University of Geneva. Admissions requirements In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Translation Studies or Audiovisual Translation, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, and strong language proficiency in English and Arabic ... [-]

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12  September 2017 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

MA - Master of Arts in Communication Studies (60 credits) [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Courses (core) 24 credits / 12 courses Courses (GSCCSxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses Global Community Project 12 credits / 2 courses (optional) Electives 16 credits / 8 courses Electives 4 credits / 2 courses (in case of optional project) Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program... [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 - 3  October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. This program is based on the following themes: International law and international organizations History and theory of international relations Contemporary political and economic stakes World Order and Superpowers Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in International Relations (36 credits - 2 years) This Master sheds light on the following themes: Terrorism and international security International economy and globalization International migrations Current affairs Mediterranean politics Political communication Graduate research dissertation Job Opportunities Following this training, graduates can pursue a career in international organizations (United Nations, Arab League, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc.), embassies, media field, teaching, etc. [-]

MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 2 - 4  October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program having acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. About The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program having acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. Students also earn a certificate of completion issued by Tel Aviv University for the program’s workshop in International Mediation. Learn more about this innovative master’s degree on the program’s website. Please contact the program staff directly with any questions. Career Success Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of conflict resolution students' backgrounds and interests, alumni have established careers at organizations and businesses in a variety of sectors. Some alumni have also pursued additional advanced degrees. Our emphasis on accepting applicants with employment history has a direct effect on a student's ability to find a relevant internship placement and work after the studies. Students have gone on to work in the following sectors: International Government Organizations (e.g. UN, UNRWA) Think-tanks and policy centers (e.g. INSS) Human Rights (e.g. Amnesty International, Human Rights Campaign) International Relations (e.g. Elnet, Leadel) Politics (e.g. Partners for Progressive Israel, AIPAC) Foreign Ministries (e.g. Israel, Switzerland) For-Profit (e.g. law offices, consulting firms, banking) Curriculum The interdisciplinary curriculum offered by the Conflict Resolution and Mediation Program provides students with a comprehensive view of conflicts and their resolution. The year is divided into three semesters, allowing students to gradually learn and apply recently acquired knowledge through... [-]

Master of Arts in Caucasus Studies

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time August 2017 Georgia Tbilisi

This English-language MA reflects the requirements of societal cohesion as well as the labor market, and is aimed at building state institutions in a harmonious society. Taking into consideration the specificity of the Caucasus region, the programme will train qualified and competitive specialists in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Linguistics, Political Science, and International Relations. [+]

About the Programme This English-language MA reflects the requirements of societal cohesion as well as the labor market, and is aimed at building state institutions in a harmonious society. Taking into consideration the specificity of the Caucasus region, the programme will train qualified and competitive specialists in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Linguistics, Political Science, and International Relations. Specifically, the purpose of the Caucasus Studies MA is the following: To train professionals and provide deep theoretical and practical knowledge in all fields of this interdisciplinary programme To focus on teaching principles oriented toward frequently changing market requirements, allowing students to become competitive specialists according to rising international standards To impart deep theoretical knowledge via discussions of case studies covering international and regional problems, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations To cultivate in students a sense of responsibility and methods of self-development To prepare students for employment or continued studies at a PhD level To increase the number of local and international experts in Caucasus regional issues To contribute to defining a new geopolitical role for the South Caucasus region in the contemporary world Upon completion of the programme, the student will have Explored the issues of the South Caucasus regional identity and the merits of regional cooperation Investigated the historical role of the Caucasus in the world Researched the role of the Caucasus in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods Programme advantages The programme has been refined and aims at providing students with valuable theoretical knowledge, supporting them in the... [-]

Master of Arts in Literature

National Cheng Kung University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  September 2017 Taiwan Tainan + 1 more

Students are expected to become critical thinkers who, broadly educated, can integrate what they have learned and adapt themselves to the ever-changing world, at the same time preparing themselves for possible academic careers. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Students are expected to become critical thinkers who, broadly educated, can integrate what they have learned and adapt themselves to the ever-changing world, at the same time preparing themselves for possible academic careers. This Master cultivates professionals with critical thinking skills, transnational cultural literacy, and a commitment to local communities. Core ability: To advance professional English communication skills for literature To comprehenddifferences in theories and approaches and sharpen critical writing abilities To broaden interdisciplinary critical thinking skills and global vision To enhance innovative leadership, teamwork skills, and creative research abilities Future Development In the future, this Department will continue developing its literature programs. British and American literature studies will be the core of the literature program, with theories and feminist studies as its research concentration. Features and Strengths Multi-language learning environment Solid English training Young and active research professors Cooperative faculty members Globalized scenarios for language exposure Democratic administration Research commensurate with local needs Degree Requirements I. Course Work: A. The MA program requires at least 30 credits, excluding the 6 credits for the thesis. The maximum number of credits allowed each semester is 13, including the credits of the Teacher's Certificate Program. B. Required Courses: 4 courses, total of 9 credits Research Methods and Thesis Writing (3 credits/3 hours) Literary Criticism (3 credits/3 hours) Seminar course (0 credits/2 hours): A prerequisite for the MA thesis proposal, Seminar course is designed as a colloquium for all students enrolled in this course. C. Students... [-]

Master of Arts in English Major in Creative Writing

Silliman University
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

Students majoring in Creative Writing may choose to submit creative work (poems or stories; a play or a novel) as their thesis. [+]

Students majoring in Creative Writing may choose to submit creative work (poems or stories; a play or a novel) as their thesis. A substantial critical introduction to such a thesis is generally required. Comprehensive Examination All candidates for the M.A. in English with concentration in literature and creative writing must pass two examinations before they enroll in Thesis Writing. One examination is based on a reading list common to all such programs. The second examination is in the area of concentration. Within English and American Literature, the following may be chosen: The Beginning of English Literature English Literature of the Renaissance Seventeenth Century English Literature Eighteenth Century English Literature Nineteenth Century English Literature American Literature to 1900 English and American Literature of the Twentieth Century [-]

Masters in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions

Nalanda University
Campus Full time August 2017 India Delhi

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. The School of Buddhist Studies ,Philosophy and Comparative Religions This School gives special emphasis to the study of Buddhist ideas and values in relation to other philosophical and religious traditions. The wider social-historical-cultural contexts of the development of Buddhist traditions is examined through an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum .The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. Focus areas Asian Connection Spread of Buddhism Buddhist Archaeology and Art South and East Asian religious Traditions Interaction of Religious Traditions Theory and Methods of Religious Studies Masters Programme Students are required to complete a course work of 48 credits (12 credits per semester) and submit a thesis towards the fulfillment of a Master’s degree. Six of these course credits are for thesis-specific courses taken with the student’s primary advisor. All students are required to take a survey course during the first semester of coursework; and a methodology course during their third semester. The MA thesis has to be approved by an appropriate faculty committee. The School has a strong language component for faculty and students, in at least, one of the Classical Buddhist languages (Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan) or another source language (e.g. Prakrit for Jainism, Japanese or Korean for Japanese or Korean Buddhism). This enables students to read original Buddhist and other religious texts and develop the skills necessary to do qualified Post Graduate research work. MA students are therefore required to have... [-]