Master of Arts Degree in Culture Study

Best 191 MA Degrees in Culture Study 2017

Culture Study

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

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Master in Sociology (MA)

University of Central Missouri
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Warrensburg

Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. You will study the... [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. Master in Sociology (MA) Sociologists examine institutions such as the family, economy and religion. The Masters degree in Sociology is a dual-emphasis program designed to prepare you for employment in public sectors and academic settings by providing in-depth training. The program will provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary for a successful career in sociology. You will study the theories of society, conduct research and design a project to solve your research question. To be accepted into this program, a student must have a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 2.75 and a minimum grade point average of 2.75 in at least 15 hours of undergraduate sociology or related areas. A student without the 15 semester hours in sociology or related areas may be required to complete up to 15 hours of background courses in sociology. Working with the graduate coordinator, each student will develop a program of study no later than after the completion of 12 graduate credit hours. Students are required to submit a portfolio demonstrating knowledge and skill development, which must receive a minimum evaluation of acceptable prior to degree completion. This program has a minimum graduate hour total of 33 hours. There are numerous scholarship and financial assistance opportunities in this program. Department of Communication and Sociology [-]

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. [+]

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.) ... [-]

MA 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. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. 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 Europe, you will: Have the skills and knowledge to analyse and understand processes of identity formation in their cultural-historical context. Be equipped with the tools to analyse the relationship between material facts and cultural constructs, between historical sources and folk tales, and between history, memories, and heritage. Have a global perspective and understand how European cultural-historical developments relate to the rest of the world. Understand the cultural-historical backgrounds of contemporary culturally diverse societies. Be prepared for a profession that involves a combination of theoretical reflection and analytical and communicative skills. Career prospects Graduates from our programme have found jobs in museums and heritage organisations, as well as in the field of (secondary) education. [-]

Master in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies

University of Bridgeport
Campus September 2017 USA Bridgeport Stamford Waterbury + 1 more

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. [+]

The Master of Arts in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies is a 12-course, multidisciplinary degree program designed for current and future professionals who require an in-depth understanding of this pivotal engine of the world political economy. The curriculum is intended to equip students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to conduct research and interpret developments in the Pacific Rim, as well as develop a foundation in an East Asian language. The program is highlighted by practical hands-on training. As a capstone experience, students complete an overseas internship. The program prepares students with the crucial background needed for a successful career in this emerging region, whether in business, government or academia. Students may choose from four area concentrations. Students develop an understanding of the political, economic and social issues of East Asia as well as an understanding of the role that language and culture play in its growing political economy. Students accepted into the program may choose one of four concentrations: Negotiation and Diplomacy International Political Economy and Development Global Management Global Communication Employment Outlook Are you ready to succeed in the Pacific Rim? Between 2000 and 2010 United States exports to China climbed markedly. By the end of the decade, they had increased by 468%. Impressive! However, in the State of Connecticut, exports to China exploded 1,237% during that same period. With the stunning economic rise of China, a new generation of American professionals is needed. The U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce point to the spiraling demand for trained professionals who understand the culture, traditions, and critical languages of the Pacific Rim, which encompasses China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, as well as the United States, Canada, Chile, and Australia. Those with the needed expertise will lead the way in allowing their governments, firms and agencies to break through in these areas both locally and internationally. The University of Bridgeport’s Masters in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies will help you to develop needed expertise, and do so in UB’s College of Public and International Affairs learner-friendly environment. The career tracks and possibilities are countless. Professionals with expertise in the Pacific Rim are needed today for: Cross-cultural management Client relations Risk analysis Diplomacy Investment strategy Regional marketing Public Relations Labor Relations Journalism Non-governmental and intergovernmental organizational management Education and Research Learning Objectives The East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies program has the following Learning Objectives: Introducing and comparing extant models of socioeconomic development with a special focus on those development models that have been used successfully in the Pacific Rim Introducing the Sociopolitical Implications of the religions that are common in the Pacific region Introducing and comparing models of trade Equipping students with the quantitative and qualitative research skills needed to undertake effective planning, analysis, and implementation of projects Identifying and fostering an appreciation of the prerequisites for successful governance and amiable trade practices within developing countries Development of skills in negotiation and conflict resolution Development of practical skills in problem-solving and in project management through an internship in the Pacific Rim; U.S. students will be expected to do their internship in Northeast or Southeast Asia and students from Asia will be encouraged to pursue an internship in Latin America or in a country other than their own in East Asia Development of a at least a working knowledge of an East Asian language – normally Chinese (Mandarin), Korean, Japanese, or Russian [-]

MA in Arts and Culture

Radboud University
Campus Full time February 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

What is Vermeer trying to tell us with his 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'? Who actually pays for art and culture? What role models does Hollywood provide us with? If these are questions that interest you, then you should definitely consider the Master’s in Arts & Culture. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. The Master’s in Arts and Culture combines a solid theoretical foundation with attention for the field of arts. After graduating, you’ll be a valuable asset to the cultural sector, thanks to your theoretical and methodological knowledge, your well-developed communication skills and your knowledge of the latest scientific insights. With this Master’s degree, you can find work as a project manager or coordinator at museums, art centres, heritage institutions, festivals, art dealers and organisations at the cutting edge of making and financing art and culture. You could also work as a journalist or policy maker. Specialisations The Arts and Culture Master’s has four specialisations: two are taught in English and the other two - in Dutch. As electives, you can choose courses belonging to the other specialisations. The Dutch-taught specialisations sometimes offer English courses. The three specialisations are: Creative Industries In this English-taught specialisation, you will come to understand the field that is buzzing with creativity: where art meets commerce, and where culture generates innovation and social cohesion. Tourism and Culture In this English-taught specialisation, you will combine historical, literary, art-historical and other disciplinary approaches to become an academic expert in cultural tourism. Kunstgeschiedenis (i.e. Art History) This specialisation delves into art, archaeology and architecture. Kunstbeleid en mecenaat (i.e. Arts Policy and Patronage) You’ll not only focus on the art pieces themselves in this specialisation but also the social significance of art and culture. Why study Arts & Culture at Radboud University? You can take courses from other Master’s specialisations – or programmes – and thus tailor our programme to best suit your own interests. You get to explore Western art history ranging from antiquity to the present. The programme focuses on the social significance of art and culture. We offer a lot of excursions. Unique in the Netherlands is our chair in Early Christian Art. Our programme is broad as well as multidisciplinary. Our programme is taught using a wide variety of teaching methods and assignments. You’ll be taught in a stimulating, collegial setting with small groups. Research and education are closely interweaved. [-]

Master in International and Multicultural Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time September 2017 USA San Francisco

USF's M.A. degree in International & Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its sociocultural, linguistic, and political contexts around the world. [+]

USF's M.A. degree in International & Multicultural Education (IME) Program is dedicated to understanding formal and informal education within its sociocultural, linguistic, and political contexts around the world. Based on principles of equity, social justice, and human rights, the program critically addresses the realities of education within and beyond the borders of public schooling in the United States and around the world. Distinctive Features Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area. Curriculum and pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nation. A strong sense of community composed of highly diverse faculty and students who offer personal and scholarly support Program Details The MA in International and Multicultural Education is rooted in critical social theory and the practice of critical pedagogy. This program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous scholarship and experience both in the classroom and in the community. We believe that our program equips students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective social justice teachers, leaders, and practitioners across various learning contexts in the U.S. and abroad. We interweave theory and practice while utilizing the following lenses to inform our curriculum equity and social justice education intersectionality of race, class, nation, language, gender and sexuality youth culture and resistance human rights and social movements globalization and migration studies community cultural wealth PROGRAM DELIVERY The program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). COURSE DETAILS THE MASTER OF ARTS IN INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION (IME) CONSISTS OF 30 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOWING COURSES. Course descriptions are available in the catalog. THEORETICAL FOUNDATION COURSES | 9 CREDITS Students select three of the following courses: IME 605 - Re-conceptualizing Multicultural Education (3) IME 612 - Critical Race Theory and Praxis (3) IME 169 - Gender and Globalization (3) IME 621 - Human Rights Education: History, Philosophy and Current Debates IME 639 - Cross-Cultural Literacy IME CORE COURSES | 15 CREDITS Students select five of the following courses: IME 602 - Linguistic Rights and Bilingual Education (3) IME 603 - Applied Linguistics (3) IME 604 - Global Perspectives on Education and Decolonization (3) IIME 606 - Critical Analysis of Urban Schooling (3) IME 610 - Sociology of Language (3) IME 611 - Language and Culture (3) IME 613 - Emotional Intelligence and Cultural Competency (3) IME 615 - Education for Inclusion (3) IME 616 - Social Movements and Human Rights (3) IME 617 - Tools for Human Rights Practice (3) IME 618 - International Human Rights Law for Educators (3) IME 620 - Human Rights Education: Pedagogy and Praxis (3) IME 624 - African-American Education History in the US (3) IME 625 - Contemporary International Issues (3) IME 628 - Women of Color in Higher Education (3) IME 631 - Research in 1st and 2nd Language Acquisition (3) IME 634 - Assessment/Testing of Second Language Proficiency (3) IME 635 - Latinos and Education (3) IME 636 - Human Rights and Media (3) IME 637 - Critical Pedagogy (3) IME 640 - Immigration and Forced Displacement (3) IME 647 - Technology and Diverse Learners (3) IME 650 - Asian American History and Education (3) IME 668 - Discourse, Pragmatics and Language Teaching (3) IME 676 - Teaching and Learning Through the Arts (3) IME 697 - IME Directed Study (1-3) IME 698 - IME Special Topics (1-3) MASTER'S THESIS/RESEARCH PROJECT | 3 CREDITS GEDU 603 - Methodology of Educational Research (3) IME 649 - IME MA Thesis/Research Project (3) Learning Outcomes THE INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES The goal of each IME program is to develop professional practitioners with expertise in three key areas: Conceptual knowledge: including human rights education, urban education, language and literacy education, emotional intelligence and cultural competency. Theoretical knowledge: including critical social theory, critical pedagogy, multicultural theory, critical race theory, feminist critical theory. Application skills: analysis, synthesis, and evaluation skills for teaching and research, program/policy development and administration, and local/global social justice/human rights activism. THE INTERNATIONAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES The IME programs are designed to enable students, upon graduation, to: Use theory as a lens for thinking critically about social inequities in local/global contexts. Critically engage with scholarship. Be skillful in applying research-based teaching practices. Work as a transformative professional in schools, universities and communities to bring about social change. Use a wide range of assessment tools for including informal/formal, individual/group, formative/summative instruments. Design, implement, and assess K-12 and post-secondary classroom/community programs focused on human rights, multicultural, and/or language/literacy education. Careers Graduates of the MA in International & Multicultural Education are educators who work in K-12 schools, higher education and in research and community organizations. Examples of Career Options Include Teachers in K-12 classrooms, as youth development workers, or as after school educators Work in non-profit and non-governmental organizations in the U.S. and internationally Curriculum development or program design for global education programs Work in policy settings such as state or national departments of education GRADUATES OF THE INTERNATIONAL & MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION MA Curriculum and School Leader, San Francisco International School, SFUSD Center Director, South of Market (SOMA) Family Resource Co-founder and Trainer, Collective Action Training Senior Program Specialist, LGBTQ Youth Child Welfare Permanency Project, National Council on Crime and Delinquency Enroll in PhD/EdD programs across the US Fullbright Scholars around the world [-]

M.A. in Knowledge Systems and Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2017 India Bangalore

In this program the student will learn how “humanity” is conceived of in different cultures, including but not focusing only on the West. We will study the intellectual inquiries and practices available in western and non-western cultures with a view to raising questions about the relationship between knowledge and culture. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. M.A. in Knowledge Systems and Practice In this program the student will learn how “humanity” is conceived of in different cultures, including but not focusing only on the West. We will study the intellectual inquiries and practices available in western and non-western cultures with a view to raising questions about the relationship between knowledge and culture. The program will reimagine the study of the past, the inquiry into the creativity and self-expression of the mind, the ability to build and shape institutions that are responsive to the deepest sufferings and aspirations of human beings. In our search for alternatives to western paradigms of knowledge that underpin our institutions and our ways of looking at nature and culture, some of the questions we will explore are: How do we re-narrate the traumatic story of colonization and, more importantly, how can we contribute to the post-colonial attempt to de-colonize the mind? How do we reconstruct the intellectual resources of “Indian” traditions whether embodied in Allama or Kabir, Gandhian Satyagraha or Tagore’s idea of the education of desire-- to make them relevant for understanding our present? How can contemporary critical theory enable a critique of the socio-political, economic and discourse structures in which we are embedded? This MA encourages a robust questioning of the nature of knowledge itself, by bringing ‘practice’ into a powerful conversation with ‘theory’, by bringing the realms of making, doing, immersing and experiencing into a dynamic dialogue with the realms of reflection, meaning making and knowledge creation. Disciplines The disciplines that inform this MA are: Aesthetics and Critical Studies Art History Critical Geography Cultural Studies History Language Arts Linguistics Philosophy Research and Collaboration Students will have the opportunity to work with the following centers and labs at Srishti School: Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) The Kabir Project Writing Center Course Structure Studios: provide intense learning experiences and enable discourse through making and thinking. It will be a core practice space where students will draw from their learning and critical thought from individual M.A. seminar-studios here for a more enriched understanding and experience. It is envisioned as a space for experimenting, synthesizing knowledge and practices through immersive engagement, intuition, contextual learning, design processes and creative methodologies. Seminar-Studios - To fully explore different learning potentials offered by the humanities and design, this school offers Seminar-Studio as a core learning and investigating space, where text-based scholarship and research practices will be mobilized and reoriented toward an active and experiental engagement with contemporary concerns. Workshops provide a platform for debate and emergence, through a dialogue between material making and critical thinking. This 2-week engagement in each semester allows students to formulate independent responses to ideas and processes, material and immaterial. Summer Practice (Practice), with an organization, a center or a lab at Srishti or a self-initiated project, is an integral part of learning, and demonstrating students' abilities to integrate and synthesize in a field, context or environment. Students will engage in a practice during the summer after their first year of the M.A. that will lead to developing their focus area for capstone or dissertation. 'Interlude' (Practice) - This is a space in which the student will persue a practical engagement related to their field of study that is creative, reflective and extensive. Students will work collaboratively to conceptualize an experiment, symposium or exhibition, and public engagement or demonstration. The work done in the studios may be extended into this mode or may intersect with Interim Semester (odd semsters only) Seminar is a space for investigating a particular idea, topic, praxis, etc. by discussion and /or dialogue, and may also involve crits, pin-ups, presentations, etc. of either works-in-progress or completed works for feedback. Dissertation or Capstone Project in the final semester is the synthesis and demonstration of capabilities to see the world in new ways, and study human cultures through its creative practices. Learning Approach The learning approach of this MA is active, collaborative and practice-oriented. It combines a philosophical approach with art and design thinking and practice-based enquiry. Students, with their unique personalities and specific learning styles, are at the center of the process. The participants of this MA will be encouraged to constantly question, critically analyze and look through different lenses on their own practice. Through experiential learning and reflection on different kinds of knowledge systems students will develop the ability to formulate research questions and plan their own project. Capability sets Ability to theorize the social, Develop analytical frameworks, Ability to discern differences in domains of knowledge and practice, Ability to nurture and articulate intuitions, Ability to think critically and build strong arguments, Ability to construct interpretations using a variety of research methods, Ability to write analytically and expressively, Ability to listen and negotiate alternative meanings, embrace diversity, Ability to contextualize and historicize narratives, Ability to interrogate and interpret the hidden meanings, Ability to self-reflect and to situate oneself in one’s study, Ability to develop informed originality in art and design practice Opportunities Journalism and Publishing Art and Social Criticism Non-Government and Non-for-Profit Organizations Public Sector work that requires complex understanding of socio-cultural processes and policy planning International Affairs Information Technology Research in Sociology and Culture Design Research Enquiries For information, please contact ksenia@srishti.ac.in [-]

MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation

Aarhus University
Campus Full time September 2017 Denmark Copenhagen

Education, learning and knowledge are widely recognised as the prime drivers in our rapidly changing world of global mobility. They are also the processes that build equal opportunity, economic development and citizenship – in the North as well as the South. The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation at Aarhus University is unique in offering an in-depth understanding of the ways in which education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in different contexts – across national and cultural boundaries. [+]

EDUCATION, LEARNING AND KNOWLEDGE IN A RAPIDLY CHANGING WORLD Education, learning and knowledge are widely recognised as the prime drivers in our rapidly changing world of global mobility. They are also the processes that build equal opportunity, economic development and citizenship – in the North as well as the South. The MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation at Aarhus University is unique in offering an in-depth understanding of the ways in which education, learning and knowledge are negotiated and managed in everyday life in different contexts – across national and cultural boundaries. STUDY IN COPENHAGEN The programme, which is based at the Emdrup campus in Copenhagen, is designed for students seeking advanced training in anthropological approaches to educational practice and process in settings as varied as educational institutions, workplaces, and civil society. The teaching faculty are all active researchers, and this means that a fruitful dialogue has been developed between the anthropological and educational traditions of inquiry, leading towards new arenas of study. Using ethnographic research methods and cross-cultural comparisons, the programme analyses specific (local) practices of education and knowledge in relation to broader (global) social and cultural contexts. TRADITIONAL AND INNOVATIVE The programme provides a unique platform for exploring an array of traditional and innovative educational themes and sites across the globe. These include childhood socialisation and education, educational migration, multiculturalism and new forms of citizenship, global educational policy processes, the production and politics of knowledge, workplace learning, leadership and governance, welfare pedagogy, and religion and education. CAREERS The Master’s in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation offers an excellent foundation for a career in educational and development management, research, or consultancy within the fields of children and youth, multiculturalism, management and organisational culture, globalisation, and policy processes. Graduates of the programme will have acquired a deep understanding of practice-related research methods and ethics, and this will qualify them to participate in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural research as well as to work in public institutions, private firms, and NGOs. “Moving 14,000 km from the sunny northern beaches of Sydney, Australia, to the cycling, ‘hyggelig’ city of Copenhagen was a bit of a shock. Everything is different! Yet the changes and differences brought new and exciting opportunities that I could never have predicted prior to departure. Never has a single year been filled with so many experiences, people and learning. Aarhus University facilitated many of these experiences, from the open and friendly classroom environment to the strong intellectual discussions with teachers. The Anthropology of Education and Globalisation course has not only deepened my knowledge regarding the content, but it has done this in an environment that, ironically, reflects part of the content we delve into – the makings and workings of a multicultural classroom, and all that this entails.” HANNAH WINCHESTER Student, MA in Anthropology of Education and Globalisation, from Australia [-]

MA Cultural Leadership (research master)

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

The Master's track Cultural Leadership equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. The Master's track is innovative and prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments. It offers new methods and tools to help rethink and restructure the cultural field. It has a dual character and combines theoretical, object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. Would you like to contribute to setting the agenda on how to carry culture into the future and to safeguard our cultural legacy for future generations? Then the Cultural Leadership Research Master's track may be for you. Culture defines humanity. Managing the valuation and transmission of culture through policy, entrepreneurship, and education in the public realm as well as across generations is therefore a key responsibility for a sustainable society. Nowadays culture has to be negotiated in a society shaped by digitisation and new media, ethnic and cultural diversity, changing audiences and economic circumstances, dwindling public funds, and a loss of shared historical awareness. The mission of this new Master's track is to educate future leaders in the cultural domain, both national and international, to equip them with essential scholarly expertise and analytical and strategic skills, thereby enabling them to carry culture forward in a critical, sustainable, and creative manner. The Master's track: is innovative: it prepares master students for a cultural field which quickly changes due to technological, pedagogical, political, and societal developments; it offers new methods and tools (e.g., hands-on history, digital curating) to help rethink and restructure the cultural field; has a dual character: it combines theoretical and object- oriented course modules and a thesis with a six months research trainee-ship with a cultural institutions; has a well-defined aim: this Master's track equips students with the knowledge and skills needed to develop an inspiring, responsible, and realistic vision on how culture can be carried forward into the future. 1st year In their first year students do course work. In the first semester they choose two disciplinary electives (depending on their BA-degree) and follow the Introduction to Cultural Leadership I and II courses. The second semester is a joint semester together with students from Roma Tre University. The first block (approximately January-March) is taught in Groningen, the second block (approximately April-June) in Rome, and includes a ten-day Spring School at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR). 2nd year In their second year students do a research trainee-ship and write their thesis. In the third semester students design their thesis research and start their six-month research trainee-ship with a cultural institution (in the Netherlands or abroad). In January they will participate in a ten-day Winter School in Groningen related to their thesis research carried out at their host institution. In the fourth semester they finish their trainee-ship and write their thesis. [-]

MA in American Studies

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Washington + 1 more

Candidates for admission to the MA program in American Studies should have taken at least one yearlong course beyond the introductory level in American Studies or American social, cultural or intellectual history in preparation for graduate study. [+]

The American Studies Department offers several approaches to the MA. Concentration options: General Studies (30 credits) Museums & Material Culture (30 credits) (NOTE: MA students in the above concentrations who matriculated between fall 2007 and fall 2009 are required to complete 36 credits of graduate coursework.) All MA students must also successfully complete the research requirements and specific course requirements associated with their particular concentrations. Candidates for admission to the MA program in American Studies should have taken at least one yearlong course beyond the introductory level in American Studies or American social, cultural or intellectual history in preparation for graduate study. Applicants lacking some of this background can be admitted to the program with the understanding that they will take the appropriate courses as prerequisites during the first academic year in which they are enrolled; such prerequisite courses, however, do not count toward degree requirements. All coursework and other requirements for the MA degree must be completed within four full years after matriculation in one of the department’s MA programs. MA Requirements During their first year in the program, all MA students are required to take AMST 6100 (Scope and Methods in American Studies; 3 credits). Additional course requirements vary by concentration. Museums & Material Culture: AMST 6710 (American Material Culture; 3 credits). Folklife: AMST 6561 (American Folklife; 3 credits) and AMST 6562 (Folklore Theory; 3 credits). (NOTE: Starting in the Fall 2012, the Department of American Studies will no longer be accepting applications for the Folklife concentration.) To choose courses that will fulfill the remaining requirements for the degree, students should meet with the MA advisor in their concentration at least once each semester. This faculty advisor will assist students in formulating a coherent program of study. Research Requirement As part of their coursework, students in the General Studies, Folklife, and Museums & Material Culture concentrations must complete at least 2 approved research seminars offered by American Studies or another GW department, in which they produce an original article-length (25-35 pages), primary-source-based, research essay of publishable quality. Students should consult with the MA advisor in their concentration each semester to identify appropriate courses for fulfilling this requirement. Thesis A thesis is not required for the MA program in American Studies. However, in exceptional circumstances and with the consent of the director of the student’s concentration (when applicable) and the potential thesis director, students may petition the DGS to substitute 6 credits of thesis research for 2 courses. Students interested in this option should meet with the DGS no later than the middle of the semester before they wish to write the thesis. Permission will be granted according to the student’s performance in the program, the quality of the research paper(s) produced to fulfill her/his program’s research requirement, and the usefulness of the thesis as preparation for future professional work. Students granted permission to write an MA thesis will be provided with thesis guidelines and requirements. [-]

MA in History

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 4 - 6  September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA and PhD programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies.. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. MA and PhD programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies.. Sabancı University's Graduate Program in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies. In its innovative and comprehensive approach to the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish field of studies, the History Programs benefits from the wide-ranging professional capabilities of its academic staff as well as from the interdisciplinary make-up of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The separate MA and PhD trajectories in the program are envisaged as constituing a total and integral course of study that promotes research in diverse areas ranging from political and legal to intellectual and cultural history as well as nationalism studies. The normal duration of the program is two years (four semesters), while students can be enrolled for a maximum of three years (six semesters). This does not include the seven-week Summer Terms offered by approval of the Academic Council; nor does it cover term-leaves of absence. Students have to take and pass a minimum of 11 courses overall (including 9 courses for credit, plus a non-credit Pro-Seminar, as well as the also non-credit MA Thesis course). In addition, within the framework of the said MA Thesis course, they are expected to research and write an MA thesis of around 70 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic. Any student who has successfully completed his/her coursework within the usual four semesters, but who needs additional thesis completion time, may, upon applying to the Social Sciences Institute, be granted a maximum of two more semesters for this purpose. Program Requirements may vary according to the year of first enrollment. [-]

History

International University Alliance
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Boston

The Master of Arts in History is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, including those who plan to pursue a PhD, those wishing to improve their proficiency as secondary school teachers, and those who seek to enrich their intellectual lives. In addition to the General MA program, Public History and Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate tracks are offered. [+]

Master of Arts in History The Master of Arts in History is designed to serve the needs of a variety of students, including those who plan to pursue a PhD, those wishing to improve their proficiency as secondary school teachers, and those who seek to enrich their intellectual lives. In addition to the General MA program, Public History and Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate tracks are offered. Students are served by departmental members whose areas of research include classical history, early Christianity, African history, American cultural and social history, local history, the South, the American Civil War, the American frontier, women and gender roles, Asian history, Middle-Eastern history, twentieth-century mass movements, Nazism and anti-Semitism in Central Europe, Latin American history, and European history, as well as other areas. Curriculum The History MA program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours beyond the bachelor’s degree, including 6 credit hours of core courses, 18 credit hours in an area of specialization, and 6 credit hours of electives outside of the area of specialization. At least 18 credit hours of the 36 required must be at the 6000 level. [-]

MA in The Contemporary

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

This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. The programme also allows you to enrich your academic knowledge with a practical internship at the ICA. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. MA in The Contemporary 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 This is an interdisciplinary programme in the field of contemporary culture. It is a unique collaboration between the University of Kent and the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) in London which allows you to choose from a range of modules, each focusing on different aspects of contemporary culture. The programme also allows you to enrich your academic knowledge with a practical internship at the ICA. The programme provides you with a deep understanding of the relationship between disciplines in the arts and an appreciation of the way in which interdisciplinary thinking makes it possible to grasp and respond to key issues in contemporary culture. The MA equips you with the skills, knowledge and professional experience to progress into areas such as artistic practice, related higher postgraduate research, arts management and policy, and a variety of other careers within the arts. You choose from a wide variety of modules in the areas of contemporary literature, creative writing, film, drama, and history and philosophy of art. You are invited to attend an induction at the ICA at the start of your studies to introduce you to the facilities and are encouraged to make use of the ICA’s programme of seminars and events. Internship You are invited to undertake an internship at the ICA (for a maximum of two days a week over a month) between February and June. Each group of students work in the ICA studio, supervised by the Associate Curator of Education, and have access to the ICA programme and ICA archive where necessary. The experiences and research undertaken feed into your final project while gaining vocational experience at the ICA. Assessment Assessment is by a 5-6,000-word essay for each module and a 12-15,000-word dissertation based in part on your internship at the ICA. Learning outcomes Programme aims This programme aims to: provide an excellent quality of postgraduate level education in the field of contemporary culture provide a cross-disciplinary, inspiring learning environment informed by high-level research and practice provide a pioneering educational opportunity within the UK context through which MA students will progress into careers in the fields of arts management and policy, or on to related postgraduate opportunities develop the following range of aptitudes and skills: high-level written communication, the capacity to present information and argument in public, information literacy, research methods, work-based teamwork skills, project planning promote engagement with a range of disciplines and thereby enable you to pursue careers in a range of complex organisational settings within the field of the arts promote an understanding of the relations between disciplines and an appreciation of the ways in which cross-disciplinary thinking within the arts makes it possible to grasp and respond to salient issues in contemporary culture provide a vocational training within an academic framework through internships provided by the Institute of Contemporary Arts. Knowledge and understanding You will gain knowledge and understanding of: principles and application of underlying modes of inquiry within different academic disciplines and contexts across the field of the arts issues shaping contemporary theory and philosophy the relation between artistic practice and theoretical inquiry in the contemporary period the varying ways in which different disciplines and practices across the arts conceptualise the contemporary how to use the resources of contemporary art practice to think through current issues and future challenges in modern culture the ways in which contemporary art practice addresses its publics, and the institutions through which it influences thought and opinion. how to discuss, conceptualise and mediate current work in the fields of fine art, film and literature a selected topic within a given discipline and the application of appropriate research methods. Intellectual skills You develop intellectual skills in: research skills: how to formulate research questions and hypotheses to address problems across a range of disciplines within the Arts analytical skills: how to interpret arguments, marshal information from published sources, interpret materials from archives, critically evaluate your own research and that of others information technology literacy: the use of appropriate technology to retrieve, analyse and present information presentation skills: the use of public forum to develop ability to present arguments persuasively. Subject-specific skills You gain subject-specific skills in: reasoning: how to construct arguments within different intellectual contexts and disciplines across the Arts, how to formulate and address research questions and problems communication: how to communicate within and across Arts disciplines, how to mediate key ideas between disciplines and towards the non-academic public, how to speak and write persuasively in discursive contexts presentation of research: how to write essays and a dissertation in an appropriate style, in keeping with the conventions of different subject areas project organisation: how to conceive and execute a dissertation-length project under the guidance of academic and practice-based supervision employment-oriented practice: how to integrate with a gallery-based team, how to shape arts programming, how to mediate contemporary arts practices to the general public. careers: a recognition of career opportunities for postgraduates in the fields of contemporary arts. Transferable skills You will gain the following transferable skills: communication: the ability to organise information clearly, present information in oral and written form, adapt presentation for different audiences reflection: make use of constructive informal feedback from staff and peers and assess your own progress to enhance performance and personal skills self-motivation and independence: time and workload management in order to meet personal targets and imposed deadlines. teamwork: the ability to work both independently and as part of a research group using peer support, diplomacy and collective responsibility. Entry requirements A first or second class honours degree in a relevant subject (or equivalent). General entry requirements Please also see our general entry requirements. English language entry requirements For detailed information see our English language requirements web pages. Please note that if you are required to meet an English language condition, we offer a number of pre-sessional courses in English for Academic Purposes through Kent International Pathways. Research areas Research in the School of English comes roughly under the following areas. However, there is often a degree of overlap between groups, and individual staff have interests that range more widely. Eighteenth Century The particular interests of the Centre for Studies in the Long Eighteenth Century converge around gender, class, nation, travel and empire, and the relationship between print and material culture. Staff in the Centre pursue cutting-edge approaches to the field and share a commitment to interdisciplinary methodologies. The Centre regularly hosts visiting speakers as part of the School of English research seminar programme, and hosts day symposia, workshops and international conferences. Nineteenth Century The 19th-century research group is organised around the successful MA in Dickens and Victorian Culture and the editorship of The Dickensian, the official publication outlet for new Dickens letters. Other staff research interests include literature and gender, journalism, representations of time and history, sublimity and Victorian Poetry. American Literature Research in north American literature is conducted partly through the Faculty-based Centre for American Studies, which also facilitates co-operation with modern US historians. Staff research interests include 20th-century American literature, especially poetry, Native American writing, modernism, and cultural history. Creative Writing The Centre for Creative Writing is the focus for most practice-based research in the School. Staff organise a thriving events series and run a research seminar for postgraduate students and staff to share ideas about fiction-writing. Established writers regularly come to read and discuss their work. Medieval and Early Modern The Faculty-based Canterbury Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies has a distinctive brand of interdisciplinarity, strong links with local archives and archaeological trusts, and provides a vibrant forum for investigating the relationships between literary and non-literary modes of writing in its weekly research seminar. Modern Poetry The Centre for Modern Poetry is a leading centre for research and publication in its field, and participates in both critical and creative research. Staff regularly host visiting speakers and writers, participate in national and international research networks, and organise graduate research seminars and public poetry readings. Postcolonial Established in 1994, the Centre for Colonial and Postcolonial Research has acquired an international reputation for excellence in research. It has an outstanding track record in publication, organises frequent international conferences, and regularly hosts leading postcolonial writers and critics. It also hosts a visiting writer from India every year in association with the Charles Wallace Trust. Key facts School: School of English Subject area: English Award: MA Course type: Taught Location: Canterbury Mode of study: Full-time or part-time Attendance mode: Campus Duration: One year full-time, two years part-time Start: September Total Kent credits: 180 Total ECTS credits: 90 [-]

MA History

Yerevan State University (YSU)
Campus Full time September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

Historians have been trained in YSU since the day of its foundation. Before it became a separate Faculty, it had functioned as a Department within the Historical-Linguistic Faculty in 1920, later as a subsection of the Division of Social Sciences, and then as a Department within the Pedagogical, Oriental and Historical-geographical Faculties from 1921 till 1930. [+]

MA History Historians have been trained in YSU since the day of its foundation. Before it became a separate Faculty, it had functioned as a Department within the Historical-Linguistic Faculty in 1920, later as a subsection of the Division of Social Sciences, and then as a Department within the Pedagogical, Oriental and Historical-geographical Faculties from 1921 till 1930. The Faculty of History began functioning as an independent faculty in 1936-1937 academic years. Deans of History Subsection, Section, and then of Faculty were H. Manandyan, H. Choryan, S. Poghosyan, N. Poghosyan, B. Harutyunyan, M. Nersisyan, H. Zhamkochyan, G. Sharoyan, H. Petrosyan, R. Movsisyan, H. Ghazaryan, M. Hovhannisyan, and B. Harutyunyan. H. Avetisyan was the dean of the faculty from 2004 to 2009. In 2009 Edik Minasyan was elected the faculty dean. Outstanding scientists, academicians H.Manandyan, B.Piotrovsky M.Nersesyan, A.Novhannesyan, G .Sargsyan, G. Gharibjanyan, B.Arakelyan, H.Avetisyan, L.Khurshudyan, Vl. Barkhudaryan, H. Simonyan, associate members M. Hasratyan, V. Rshtuny, S. Harutyunyan, professors Leo, St. Lisitsyan, K.Ghafadaryan, Kh. Samvelyan, G. Mikayelyan, A. Abrahamyan, A. Kalantar and many other specialists have developed pedagogical activities at this faculty in different years. Departments of Philosophy, Theory and History of the International relations used to function in the structure of this faculty in different times. The current departments available are History, History and Theory of Armenian art and Cultural Science. Since the day of its foundation the Faculty has produced about 7000 graduate-historians, who are occupied in the spheres of pedagogy, science, state sector, public life, etc. Currently 6 chairs and 2 research laboratories function in the structure of this faculty. [-]

Master in Folkloristics and Applied Heritage Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The MA programme trains specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Culture Study. Heritage has emerged as a key category shaping the ways in which individuals, communities and regional as well as state-level actors relate to the past and imagine the future, while making and re-making themselves in the present. As more states worldwide join the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, the need grows for specialists capable of analysing cultural heritage and using it responsibly as a social and economic resource. Of vital importance for developing such competencies are folkloristic theories of tradition, performance and expressive culture. The programme provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes to: unpack the process of heritage production and the workings of tradition in the context of cultural diversity and change; act as a mediator between different interest groups in the field of intangible cultural heritage; recognise and ethically apply cultural heritage as a resource in the public and non-governmental sectors, crafts, product design, tourism and various other areas of life. Why the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the top 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) Three UT units specialise in distinct aspects of the field: the Departments of Ethnology and Folklore, established in 1919, and the Department of Native Crafts of the UT Viljandi Culture Academy. The faculty to student ratio is excellent and students are given individual attention. International meetings, journals, guest lectures, exhibitions and cooperation with memory institutions and enterprises provide an hands-on study experience. No tuition fee for most students! [-]