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

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

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MA in Fashion, Retail and Luxury Management

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

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

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

Master of Arts in International Development

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

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

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

Master of Management (MAM) in Sustainable Luxury

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

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

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

MA, Educational Administration

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

This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. [+]

MA, Educational Administration This program will provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need for a successful career in education administration, including prioritizing student success, collaborating with key stakeholders (such as boards and families), and organizational skills. After taking this course, you will be prepared for managerial roles in education administration. You will develop skills in leadership and supervision, with a curriculum focused on translating theory into effective practical application to ensure that you understand how the concepts work in practice. Typical career paths for graduates include: Community education directors School system superintendents Curriculum coordinators Administrators at post-secondary schools School principal Director of admissions Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency*: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) or Michigan Test: minimum 85 or Bachelor’s degree from international English-speaking university or advanced degree from a U.S. institution Official test scores should be provided. [-]

Part-time MA in Digital Management

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

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

MA 2017. The MA in Digital Management will give you the skills and knowledge you need to drive change in a digital world. You will study whilst working and apply the insights and learnings to develop disruptive business solutions. Learn how to kickstart digital innovation, build effective teams, manage complex tech-driven projects, and transform businesses. This university accredited program is designed and delivered in close partnership with industry experts. Enhance your skills You'll learn how to apply design thinking to solve problems, how to harness emerging digital technologies, how to transform existing businesses, and how to manage innovation processes. Make better decisions You'll collaborate with peers and professionals on real business challenges in a range of practical projects. That will help you to develop the skills that leaders need to make good strategic decisions. Study whilst working You'll apply the things you learn directly in your business or organisation. This Part-Time program is designed to meet the time pressures and learning needs of busy professionals. What you’ll learn The program has five practical group projects, and one independent research project. Industry experts lead the practical projects. You will learn through a range of interactive talks, hands-on workshops, team challenges, and deep reflection. The average time commitment is 1.5 days per week which will include campus days in London, independent work, and research in your workplace. Learn by doing We challenge you to grow personally and professionally by introducing new ways of thinking and learning. Our methodology focuses on the 'process' of education just as much as the 'content', and we use that approach to build powerful learning experiences. Study whilst working Combine learning in school with learning at work. You'll spend campus days in London, combined with research and tasks in your business and at home. All the time supported and inspired by Hyper Island programme leaders. Solve real challenges Focus on design and entrepreneurial challenges to develop and test the products and services of the future. You'll work individually and in teams on real briefs set by real clients. What are the program requirements? All applicants are required to have the following: A Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of five years relevant work experience. Approval from your employer to release you for the study days and support your study during the course. You will need a letter of support from your employer to reflect this. [-]

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

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time Switzerland

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

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

University of Leicester MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL

Stafford
Online Part time 30  September 2017 Syria Syria Online Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Online Qatar Qatar Online Oman Oman Online Lebanon Lebanon Online Kuwait Kuwait Online Jordan Jordan Online Iran Iran Online Bahrain Bahrain Online United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates Online + 18 more

Ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian University Guide, 2015 (Education category).A powerful vehicle for both personal and professional development. [+]

MA 2017. Ranked in the top 10 by The Guardian University Guide, 2015 (Education category).A powerful vehicle for both personal and professional development. Whether you are just breaking into the TESOL field or have already been in the profession for some time, a great way to increase your knowledge and expand your career opportunities is by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different contexts. The MA Applied Linguistics and TESOL is a specialised course, intended for applicants who already have a minimum of two years' experience of English language teaching in a classroom and who wish to undertake further academic and professional development. Entry Requirements Applicants should normally be teachers or working in the English Language Teaching (ELT) field, with at least a second class honours degree or its equivalent from a non-UK university (GPA 3.0 or above) plus two years’ full time english language teaching experience. Those who are not native speakers of English need to have a proficiency level equivalent to GCSE Grade C, IELTS 6.5 (minimum of 6.0 in each element) or TOEFL 575 paper/IBT 90 (including a minimum of 4.0 in the TWE); Cambridge Proficiency Grade C or above. Intakes - March 2016 - September 2016 [-]

Master (MA/MSc) Wearable Futures

Ravensbourne
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. [+]

Wearable Futures is a cross-disciplinary umbrella programme for designers who are interested in the cluster of technologies and experiences that have the human body and its covering as their centre of focus. The course offers a holistic environment based on the integration of creative computing, digital craftsmanship and material cultures, while also incorporating the technologies and advances in hardware that are impacting on manufacturing techniques and associated applications. Wearable futures has come about as part of Ravensbourne’s current commitment to become creative leader in the field of wearable applications and body-centric design. Ravensbourne's digital research culture is contributing significantly in this context. The main conceptual framework for the course will be provided by theories of digital craftsmanship, body-centric technologies and phenomenological readings and speculative philosophy. These will form an important research foundation for building Ravensbourne’s critical reach and will assist in helping you to sift and prioritise the current trends and thought relating to fashion and discussion around the body within data informed spaces. An interdisciplinary field of study will include interaction and experience design (UX), “making” and open source culture, design innovation and applied philosophy. You will be introduced to philosophical trends and these will tie in with your practice and help you to develop a critical view incorporating design fiction and other emerging theories. You will engage with research methods such as participatory, user study and user-centered design. The course is a platform for investigation, dissemination and analysis around contemporary theory and practice in the wearable industries. The course’s core role will be to foster your understanding of this market and to identify latent demand within the commercial sphere and to highlight future applications and directions. The aim will be to help you to influence the decision makers so that wearable solutions will be accepted and meet the cultural and ethical expectations when designing for the human body and the garment-industry. You are expected to consider the cultural and social role inherent to fashion as a part of wearable futures. Wearable futures students will focus their investigations on the key flashpoints of the body as an interface for what is a symbiotic, physical and digital exchange. As part of the design methodology of the course, you will be asked to develop future scenarios and narratives in order to help you and your clientele to understand the concomitant social, environmental or cultural challenges of designing for a matter as delicate as the human body. [-]

MA International Business

Leeds Trinity University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  August 2017 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at mid-level management positions. [+]

MA 2017. The purpose of the programme is to provide the essential knowledge, understanding and skills required for graduates to begin to operate competently and effectively within international business and management environment at mid-level management positions. It is a 1 year full-time programme (2 years part-time) and you will also undertake a professional work assignment in which you will be expected to complete a management consultancy project for an organisation. Many of the modules will focus on specific countries and regions as part of their exploration of international business subjects. Students will be expected to show an interest in exploring business practice and culture across varied parts of the world and draw widely on this in their assignments. Each year there are range of nationalities present in the student group as well as the lecturing staff and this is a rich source of information and cultural awareness that becomes integral to the course. Benefits of International Business Study theoretical foundations of International Business with real-life case studies and industry experiences. Hear from industry guest speakers such as Coca-Cola, ASDA, Google. Receive support from business mentors at our Enterprise Centre, where you can actually start your own company. Opportunity to study abroad at one of our partner universities e.g. Australia, Spain, USA, France. Graduate Destinations Potential careers may include; Global resource management, International marketing and sales management, Export consultancy, International Financial Reporting and Risk Management, Business growth and development consultancy, Currency trading and brokerage, International and trans national insurance. Prerequisites Honours degree (minimum 2.2) in any discipline. Alternatively, we will consider applicants with below degree level qualifications with appropriate employment/professional experience. Please contact the programme manager to discuss. Students whose first language is not English, will need an IELTS 6.0 result approved by the UK Home Office Visas & Immigration. [-]

Master in Fashion

Academy of Art University
Campus or Online Full time 2 - 3  September 2017 USA San Francisco

The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. [+]

The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools. Graduate candidates are guided through a Directed Study which culminates in the production of a fashion collection and portfolio, or merchandising project. MFA Fashion Unit Requirements Major 27 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 12 units Electives* 6 units TOTAL 63 units *Per director approval MFA Fashion Degree Requirements Successful completion of Final Thesis Project Minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA Minimum grade of C in all required 63 units MFA Fashion - Program Learning Outcomes Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria: MFA Thesis Project Present an original thesis concept worthy of the MFA degree Demonstrate the feasibility of their thesis project Specialty Skills: Design Design Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement and targeted to a specific market segment. Conduct research to develop their creative concept and build a visual story. Demonstrate good understanding of their market Communicate their design ideas 2-dimensionally using traditional and/or digital media Create advanced flat technical specification drawings by hand and by computer. Design collections demonstrating a sophisticated understanding of fashion design and advanced technical skills. Specialty Skills: 3-Dimensional Design/Technical Design/CDFP Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement and targeted to a specific market segment. Apply advanced 3D design techniques to create clothing to a professional standard Specialty Skills: Applied Textile Design Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement and targeted to a specific market segment. Demonstrate thorough knowledge of repeats and engineered prints both on paper and fabric. Design surface patterns for a wide variety of end products at an advanced level. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of computer software used in the industry. Specialty Skills: Knitwear Design & Construction Thesis: Create a body of work that will be built into a portfolio, representing an advanced level of achievement and targeted to a specific market segment. Program and operate computerized industrial knitting machines. At an advanced level: Develop their original design concepts from knit swatches through to garment design, illustrated and rendered to industry standards. At an advanced level: Construct fully-fashioned as well as cut-and-sew knit garments to industry standards. Specialty Skills: Fashion Merchandising Merchandising Thesis: Research, plan, and write advanced-level project inclusive of a 3-year business plan based on selling product or services. Projects must include a visual component and marketing collateral and may include a prototype. Gather, analyze and organize relevant data to support their projects. Analyze case studies/and or project work, demonstrating critical thinking skills Make assumptions based on quantifiable research and statistics. Establish realistic financial goals for a fashion business, retail or wholesale Correctly identify key points in the supply chain and demonstrate that they understand the relationships between its members. Demonstrate command of visual merchandising presentation for fashion product and services. Identify trends and determine what merchandise can be developed, marketed and sold. Written Communication: Express concepts and strategies clearly using professional terminology Verbal Communication: Clearly convey ideas and concepts using specific fashion industry language Collaborative Skills Collaborate effectively to produce creative projects. Professional Practices Create a relevant and original portfolio and collateral materials which can be used to market themselves to the industry Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH*, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses. **B.ARCH is currently in candidacy status. [-]

MA Second Language Learning

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. [+]

MA 2017. WHY STUDY THIS PROGRAMME? This programme is designed for both graduates with teaching experience and practising language teachers and trainers who wish to build a career in modern languages and English as a foreign language. It enables students to make an effective contribution to language learning in their organisation through research, development and the application of newly acquired knowledge, and enhance career prospects in further and higher education. This is an interdisciplinary postgraduate programme which will help you to develop your transferable skills, valued in a wide range of careers. The programme will introduce you to research in applied languages, in particular those research activities and themes that affect the language-learning environment, including second language acquisition and communicative language teaching. You will also explore research in language learning in relation to the practical learning environment and acquire the skills to write and use computer-aided language learning tools and conduct a research project in language learning and language teaching. The university is currently developing a new Centre for Applied Research & Outreach in Language Education, which will become a focal point for national and international research projects into second language studies. You will have the opportunity to attend research seminars and workshops and engage with our doctoral students and other research staff. WHY STUDY WITH US? The Department of Literature, Language & Theatre is part of the Faculty of Architecture, Computing & Humanities. Our programmes develop the essential skills of communication, independent research and teamwork – all increasingly valued by employers in many fields. We ensure there is a good balance between theory and practice in all our programmes, developing academic and intellectual skills in tandem with practical application. We have a dedicated drama facility, Bathway Theatre, which has been recently refurbished with a fully equipped stage, six rehearsal studios, set workshop and wardrobe. A wide range of career opportunities are open to our graduates, ranging from education, publishing and advertising to public administration, speech therapy and IT. Our students are given the opportunity to develop fruitful relationships with companies working in their areas of study, and industry professionals provide valuable insight into current practice through guest presentations and lectures. Our lecturers are experts in their field with a wealth of industry experience and research interests. They are committed to student satisfaction and work hard to support each student’s individual learning needs. Our students study on the university’s Greenwich Campus, which is part of the Old Royal Naval College and on the banks of the River Thames. The university’s largest campus, it is centred on three baroque buildings designed by Sir Christopher Wren at the end of the 17th century. The surrounding town is a bustling mix of shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as some of the most famous tourist attractions in the country. There are also direct rail links into central London. WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? • Second Language Acquisition (30 credits) • Key Issues in Second Language Teaching (30 credits) • Use of Information Technology in Language Learning (30 credits) • Research Methods in Language Learning (30 credits) • Research Project (60 credits) CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates can become teachers of languages in schools, colleges or universities, or run a language department. TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT A mixed pattern of learning and teaching activities includes lectures, seminars, structured discussions, case studies, tutorial and student-led sessions and independent study. A variety of assessment techniques are used, ranging from written essays and coursework to oral presentation and final dissertation. On this programme a substantial amount of reading and preparation is necessary, reflecting the range of topics covered by the individual courses. [-]

MA in International Tourism

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Full time 24  September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Master degree in International Tourism at University of Lugano aims to be part of a new wide-ranging form of training that is strongly oriented towards a multidisciplinary approach in contents and methods [+]

Having developed very rapidly in recent decades, international tourism has become one of the world economy’s major industries. The World Travel and Tourism Council projects that between now and 2013, the tourism and hospitality industry will generate 250 million jobs, consisting of approximately 10% of total world employment. Yet, managing international tourism demands a serious commitment: it is challenging and one must take into account a variety of different economies, institutions, legal systems, languages and cultures. To strike a fair balance between the various elements at play – the tourist industry, the tourist, the local community, the environment – entrepreneurs and operators need to have an excellent grasp of several (even fairly disparate) disciplines, highly professional skills, a strategic and essential view of phenomena, with a strong sense of responsibility. The Master aims to be part of a new wide-ranging form of training that is strongly oriented towards a multidisciplinary approach in contents and methods and occupies a unique position in a new educational context that is wide-ranging and with a strong inter-disciplinary orientation:... [-]


M.A. Counseling Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Chicago

The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals. [+]

MA 2017. Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. The curriculum teaches students the ethics and professional guidelines of counseling services and clinical psychology practice in correlation with developing an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks and scientific bases. They will also learn the importance of understanding how diversity and cultural differences or issues impact the mental health field. The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals. The curriculum prepares graduates for licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by incorporating the eight content areas outlined by the National Board of Certified Counselors. [-]

Media Communications (MA)

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time Part time 15  January 2017 Thailand Bangkok + 1 more

Webster University's Master of Arts in Media Communications is designed for media professionals looking to enhance their credentials and advance their career. [+]

(Evening classes) The old adage goes, “The medium is the message.” Yet, with the rapid evolution and innovation in today’s media, the possibilities are always changing. Webster University’s Master of Arts in Media Communications explores the relationship between changing technology, changing cultures and how communications impact all aspects of our lives — including government, business and society. Our program is designed for media professionals looking to advance their career and enhance their credentials. As a graduate, you’ll understand and analyze the breadth of media communications in societies around the world. Over the course of your classes, you’ll examine media from multiple perspectives and in multiple contexts, such as cultural, economic and political. You’ll also consider how media can be a product, a process and a vehicle for commentary. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate the time constraints of working professionals like you. You can take classes at our campuses in Bangkok, Thailand; Leiden, the Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Geneva, Switzerland; St. Louis, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Louisville, Kentucky. Or take classes online from anywhere in the world. Dive into the exciting and ever-evolving world of media and request more information on a master’s degree in Media Communications. [-]

MA in Classical Studies

The Open University
Online Full time Part time United Kingdom

This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from... [+]

MA 2017. MA in Classical Studies This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from classical antiquity. This fragmentary evidence is examined from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives including options in classical archaeology, language and reception, and a subject module based around the body in classical antiquity. Educational aims This taught postgraduate programme in classical studies will: build upon and develop your existing knowledge of, and interest in, the subject of classical studies provide you with an advanced academic training for the practice of classical studies at postgraduate level provide you with experience of independent research and scholarly presentation in classical studies. Teaching, learning and assessment methods You will have the opportunity to acquire all of the above skills which will be taught, learned and assessed concurrently in the course of studying the degree. You will be expected to show an increasingly independent and sophisticated approach as the skills and techniques of advanced study become more familiar, culminating in your dissertation, which will be a substantial and largely independent piece of work. Teaching will be coordinated by your tutor, who will advise you, comment on and mark your assignments, generally provide feedback and help you to acquire the skills of advanced independent study. Communication will be via face-to-face sessions and (more frequently) written, telephone and, if appropriate, IT contact. Learning will be via teaching blocks, which will concentrate on providing the tools for independent study, suggesting lines of investigation, methods of analysis and providing bibiographical assistance. Your acquisition of the appropriate skills, knowledge, etc. will regularly be tested in the assessments. Assessment: you will regularly be required to submit work (tutor-marked assignments) in the form of essays and shorter analyses; for the foundation module you will write five assignments and in addition be required to take a three-hour exam at the end of the module; the subject module consists of four assignments and an ‘examinable component’ (a 3000-word mini-dissertation which will count for 50% of the final mark for that module). The final module will comprise your dissertation (16,000–18,000 words) which will be the culmination of the degree. The assessment exercises are carefully designed to reflect the learning curve of the degree, taken as a whole. Career impact Studying an MA in Classical Studies at the OU is challenging but fun. You will learn about the many different aspects of Greek and Roman worlds - their literature, history, philosophy and material cultures - and the various ways one can approach them through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. As well as giving you the opportunity to explore an area of that world which particularly interests you, by means of developing your critical ability and independent thinking the MA in Classical Studies can help benefit your career and even be the first step towards a PhD. Above all, it will lead to a better understanding of where we come from and who we are today. Faculty The Arts Faculty was rated by a Times Higher Education survey as one of the best 100 institutions in the world for the study of the arts. Noted for the strength of our interdisciplinary approaches, our scholars of international standing also teach and research a very wide range of topics and themes in specific subject areas. These include art history; classical studies; creative writing; English; history; music; philosophy; and religious studies. The Faculty also has validated partnerships with several important institutions in the UK and other parts of the world. The head of the Faculty is the Dean, Professor David Rowland. Entry requirements You must hold an honours degree to study for our MA in Classical Studies course. Your degree need not be in the subject area, but you must have the basic skills expected of a graduate in that area and show some knowledge of classical studies. The part 1 module brings you up to date with the latest ideas and approaches in classical studies but does not offer remedial undergraduate training for those who have an inappropriate bachelors degree or inadequate experience. Before you start the MA you must be able to: write clear, concise, grammatically correct and accurately spelt prose read large quantities of text quickly, accurately and critically classify evidence precisely and assess its value and reliability argue logically, consistently and sceptically marshal various sorts of evidence to support a logical argument. If you would like help to assess your preparedness you can contact our Student Registration & Enquiry Service for advice. You must commence your studies towards the MA in Classical Studies with the part 1 module and your final module must be the part 2 module. You must complete this qualification within ten years. You should note that the University’s unique study rule applies to this qualification. This means that you must include at least 60 credits from OU modules that have not been counted in any other OU qualification that has previously been awarded to you. You will also need to be proficient in English, to an IELTS standard of 7.0. If you are unsure you will be able to take a free English test as part of the registration process. Read more about this programme on the Open University website here [-]