Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.
The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many cou
The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.
Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.
Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise....
The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is
The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aimed at individuals who want to think intellectually about the world, enjoy being challenged and are curious about business practice. The knowledge and skills gained could help develop a range of professions including policy development, publishing, academia and, of course, marketing and commercial management.
This course looks in-depth at our consumer culture and seeks to understand it and will engage in a number of theoretical areas: branding, marketing, bio-power and neoliberalism. You will explore claims that our contemporary world can be best understood as a consumer society and a brand culture, as well as how marketing and consumerism increasingly define our experiences, social relationships and civic infrastructure. As such we seek to analyse marketing behaviour and consumption practices with a view to better understand how marketing connects with society and culture....
What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an
What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies.
Organisation and Structure
The MA Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies course is offered as a part-time course to be taken parallel to working full-time.* The course is held on campus over three weekends (of which two run from Friday midday to Sunday midday, and one too late Saturday afternoon) together with one full week of lectures. The full week of lectures is usually recognised and accepted as educational leave from work (Bildungsurlaub), subject to the regulations in the various German federal states. When studied in its entirety, the course consists of eight semesters in total (120 ECTS credits), and is organised in two consecutive study phases:...
Richmond The American International University in London
The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This progr
The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This programme focuses on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts, which prepares graduate students for further education and careers in the arts and creative cultural industries.
The programme is taught at our Kensington campus in Central London where our students benefit from studying in close proximity to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions located right in the heart of London. The close proximity and ease of access to London’s world-class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions are vital to the foundation of this course....
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic
Academic excellence and intercultural learning
The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.
The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!...
This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist
This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.
Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.
As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations....
We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to appl
Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.
Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.
A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.
Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organizations, specialists, and researchers.
The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artifacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language, and memory continue to shape our lives. However, the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.
We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners....
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.
Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.
Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants. The master program Intercultural Communication and Mod
Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media.
With this interdisciplinary study, you will perfect your foreign language skills at a professional level. The master's program trains your intercultural communication skills and competence through in-depth knowledge of regional and cultural characteristics. They deal with the importance of intercultural communication in companies and organizations and in the areas of marketing and personnel development. Through the study program, you will improve your career opportunities and invest in your professional and personal development....
Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible
Overview of Program
Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies.
The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in a context where three major monotheistic faith traditions meet North American Indigenous traditions and vice versa. The degree will prepare students to participate in an increasingly pluralistic world and equip them to meet the challenges of religious diversity.
Primary goals of the program
To enhance theological expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature and cross-cultural in expression.
To foster innovative theological research, transcending comparative study, to develop integrative faith-based knowledge and skills which address critical local and global needs in such areas as ecology, conflict, colonialism and globalization.
To acknowledge the historical and contemporary role of the indigenous North American spiritual and intellectual tradition(s) as a world religion.
To equip people for engagement in Indigenous and inter-religious community life.
The programme offers several innovative dual degree options with leading institutions in their respective countries: with Shanghai International Studies University (PR Ch
Intercultural Anglophone Studies (MAIAS) is an innovative, research-oriented master’s programme in English and American Studies. It enables in-depth and theoretically informed the study of the literature and cultures of the English-speaking world, and of linguistic phenomena of English in its varieties. A wide range of forms of cultural expression such as literature, film, theatre, music, and popular culture are addressed. This degree programme promotes the analysis of complex issues in culture, literature and language – including inter- and transcultural issues – from various perspectives.
Areas of Emphasis
In Anglophone Literary Studies, the curriculum has the following research-based priorities: British, American and African literature and culture; postcolonial and diaspora studies; ecocriticism; gender studies; literature and media. Research-based studies in English Linguistics, in turn, extend to the following main areas: language, cognition, and culture; varieties of English in their cultural setting; corpus linguistics....
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
The CCT Program encourages students with different backgrounds and perspectives to work together to identify opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies.
Communication, Culture, and Technology is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts Program focusing on challenges posed by new technologies in a range of fields, including research, government, politics, arts, media, communication, business, health, and medicine.
By cutting across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, students explore fresh solutions to complex problems. CCTers are prepared to bring innovative thinking and multiple conceptual tools to leadership roles in an ever-expanding information society.
At CCT, students cut across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to explore how we use media and technology to communicate from social, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Faculty and students apply theory to practice in real-world settings, keeping pace with a rapidly growing information society and engaging in digital innovation....
When studying in the Master’s Program in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena a
Goal of the program
When studying in the Master’s program in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena as applied to your thematic specialization. You will gain a profound understanding of how micro- or macro-level phenomena interact in local, international, multicultural and transnational contexts. You will learn to analyze why and how conflicts arise for various cultural, political and religious reasons, and you will gain insights into the possibilities of dialogue in conflict resolution. In addition, you will learn to communicate and evaluate information on intercultural encounters in different academic, professional and societal contexts....
The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines wi
The MA in the Field of Diversity Studies is an interdisciplinary programme that is undertaken by students from various disciplines (although most come from disciplines within the Humanities and Social Sciences). The content of the course can be applied to a variety of fields and professions, and the robustly critical approach to issues of diversity, difference, and otherness that the programme teaches will give you an ‘edge’ to just about any field or profession as diversity is an aspect of just about any contemporary context. Many of our students have gone on to work in areas such as media, non-governmental organisations, advocacy, research consultancies, and have pursued PhDs and academic careers. The programme is ideal for individuals who seek careers in the transformation sector or who are already working in it, and who wish to deepen their critical skills so as to improve their practice....
Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s programme in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of c
Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s programme in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of core modules on mainstream literary topics and ample opportunity for students to develop and follow their own interests. It builds upon the BA programme in English Literature and Culture at Mainz University but also welcomes applicants from English Literature programmes elsewhere in Germany, Europe, and other parts of the world.
Engaging with the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth and other anglophone territories throughout the world, the discipline of English Literature and Culture sees its primary remit in fostering among its students an understanding of the inner workings of literary texts and of the contexts in which they appear. To that end, students are expected to have foundational training in the subject of English Literature encompassing the study of literary modes and genres, literary history, and literary as well as cultural theories before embarking on this course of studies. On that basis, the MA in English Literature and Culture will help them develop an interest in less traditional fields such as popular culture, media studies, and empirical aesthetics, all supported by a variety of theoretical approaches. The programme’s core curriculum guarantees structured progress and development while the vast number of electives allows students to determine their own specialisations. The final thesis, written under the supervision of one of our internationally experienced professors, provides evidence of our students’ development into independent researchers at the end of the two-year...