M.A. in Asia

Top MAs 2017/2018 in Asia

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

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

Master of Arts Program in Asia

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MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24  September 2018 Cyprus Larnaca USA New York Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 26 more

The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA in Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants. Educational Aim To widen the options available and encourage in-depth development of personal and professional areas of interest. To enable learners to identify, design and carry out research activities which include opportunities for considerable self-direction. To contribute to the body of knowledge and understanding relevant to education. Fees £12,635 UNICAF offers a number of scholarships to eligible students. For more information, please contact a UNICAF student adviser. PathWay Required Credits/Units: 180 Core Modules ED4U008 - Dissertation ED4U009 - Research Methodology ED4U016 - Innovation in Curriculum Design ED4U023 - Developing Digital Competence ED4U024 - Developing Learning in Organisations ED4U032 - SEN/ALN: Contexts and Concepts [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

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

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

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

Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30  September 2018 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of... [-]

Master of Arts in English Major in Creative Writing

Silliman University
Campus Full time November 2017 Philippines Dumaguete

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

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

MA in Translation Studies

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time September 2018 Qatar Doha

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

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. MA in Audiovisual Translation The MA in Translation Studies (MATS) is a two-year program designed,to train highly skilled translators in the areas of business and commerce,science and technology, literary translation, and translation of media texts as well as translation for international organizations. The acquisition of practical translation competence is complemented by advanced training in the use of translation technology and work placement experience. A theoretical component encourages sophisticated intellectual enquiry, thus equipping students with a sound foundation for professional work and doctoral study in the field of translation studies. In May of 2014, TII officially announced obtaining the validation for the MATS from,the University of Geneva. With this validation TII has received the Faculty of Translation and Interpreting (FTI) Quality Label from the University of Geneva. Admissions requirements In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Translation Studies or Audiovisual Translation, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, and strong language proficiency in English and Arabic ... [-]

Media Communications (MA)

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time Part time 15  January 2018 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 Economics

International University of Japan
Campus Full time September 2018 Japan Niigata

This degree program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics. [+]

This newly offered two year MA program awards a MA in Economics degree to students who successfully complete all requirements. The IMF scholars through our tailor made program for them named Macroeconomic Policy Program belong to this new MA degree program within the IDP, while Macroeconomic Policy Program requires the IMF scholars to take more courses related to macroeconomic issues. The goal of the program is not only to let students understand modern economics frameworks, but also to equip them with analytical tools in economics, and this new MA degree program focuses on more economics than our current program in International Development, both of which are offered within the IDP.

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MA in English Studies for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and workplace contexts. [+]

Programme aims The programme aims to provide students with a comprehensive and critical understanding of the theory and practice of English in educational and workplace contexts. The knowledge and skills students acquire on the programme will enable them to become innovative and reflective professionals in a range of institutional settings, including schools, universities and workplaces in the private and public sectors. Meeting the nees of English-using professionals The specialisms in English Language Studies, English Language Teaching and English Language Arts are mainly intended for serving English language teachers or graduates who intend to enter the teaching profession. Preference will therefore be given to applicants who have majored in English or a communication-related field. Each specialism is designed to meet particular professional needs and interests. English Language Studies – for those who wish to develop their understanding of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. English Language Teaching – for those who wish to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to design and deliver engaging and effective English-language courses for general and specific purposes. English Language Arts – for those who wish to receive in-depth training in the teaching and use of language arts (e.g. plays, poems, advertisements). The specialism in English for the Professions is intended for those with an undergraduate degree other than in English. It is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their ability and qualifications in English. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff in the... [-]

M.A. in Screen Studies

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time July 2018 India Bangalore

The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. M.A. in Screen Studies The screen is the key interface through which we negotiate our world. Digital tools, platforms, and information together with the algorithms that make up the DNA of today’s screens are as significant a game changer as were the inventions of the printing press and photography to the 15th and 19th centuries. The Masters in Screen Studies enables students to develop a critical perspective on contemporary screen culture and to explore daily engagements with screen media through Srishti’s distinctive approach to practice based learning. In the contemporary moment, a time of rapid transformation in art, society and technology, artists, media practitioners, designers and critical thinkers are grappling with digitization and convergences between traditional screen-based media – film, television, video, and photography – and the stream of social and other media forms arising out of today’s networked and screen based technologies. When screens are everywhere, how we read, interact and communicate through them is fundamental to the practice of literacy and artistic expression in the 21st century. The Screen Studies program at Srishti provides a theoretical, and art and design framework within which students can develop a set of critical making and thinking skills in the context of the current digital revolution and the multiple screens – mobile, web, tablet and so forth – that we wear, carry with us, encounter in public spaces and install in our homes and work places. Disciplines Aesthetics and Critical Studies Cultural Studies Curatorial Studies... [-]

MA in Museum and Gallery Practice

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 Qatar Doha + 1 more

The Museum and Gallery Practice MA at UCL Qatar aims at educating museum and gallery professionals in collections curation and interpretation, following a practice based holistic approach to museum collections and cultural heritage preservation. [+]

Museum and Gallery Practice MA AVAILABILITY Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years OVERVIEW This MA at UCL Qatar equips students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to assume a career as a leading museum professional within Qatar, the wider Gulf region or further afield. The programme introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasising their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond. Key areas of musuem studies to be taught include collections management, museum, gallery and site management, exhibition development, contemporary art debates, visual studies, education and emerging digital technologies. Students will develop critical thinking skills and core skills such as documentation and interpretation. Students also have the option to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar, the region or internationally. Where they will gain a unique insight into the developing local and international museum sector. COURSE STRUCTURE This MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take five compulsory modules (total 90 credits), two optional modules (total 30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory Modules Exhibition Project Principles of Museum and Gallery Practice Museums Policies and Practices Interdisciplinary Methods for Heritage Research Dissertation Optional Modules Subject to availability and demand, options may include: Materials vs Culture The Digital Museum Debates in Contemporary Art Curation Collections Care and Management Preventative Conservation Community Archaeology Museum Theory and Practice: Identities, Politics and Power Placement I (one month) Placement II (two months) The Book and Society Dissertation All students undertake an independent... [-]

M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) is the first and leading university in Israel (ranked 59 in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities). The Faculty of Law together with The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for its one-year M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution in English: The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. The expertise already acquired and disseminated by the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution and by the Faculty of Law becomes even more indispensable in the context of recent political and historical developments, in the Middle East and elsewhere. The international M.A. program, which is taught in English, will be open to graduates of programs in relevant fields, such as international relations, law, political science, communications, psychology, conflict settlement, sociology, history and Middle East studies, who have studied in Israel or abroad. The program is devoted to studying the sources and causes of domestic and external conflicts in general and in Israel in particular. It explores the methods, techniques and strategies that can help manage and resolve these conflicts from different disciplinary points of view, including international relations, law, political science, social psychology, communication and media studies and sociology. Faculty in... [-]

Master of Arts in Communication Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12  September 2018 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

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

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

MA in Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL)

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 1 - 5  August 2018 United Kingdom Bolton

The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of ESOL teaching. You will consider the different contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place and learn about the latest research in the field. You will also explore the development of ESOL provision and the impact of external factors, such as political and historical... [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL) – MA The MA Policy and Practice in Basic Skills Education (ESOL) is for teachers, trainers, team leaders and heads of department/section who work in the field of ESOL teaching. You will consider the different contexts in which English language teaching and learning takes place and learn about the latest research in the field. You will also explore the development of ESOL provision and the impact of external factors, such as political and historical events, and how they have affected the teaching of English as a second language. You will learn about theories and principles of ESOL provision and relate these to your personal practice. About the course This exciting and demanding masters course will develop your knowledge and critical thinking skills regarding the principles and practice of ESOL learning. You will be taught by educational professionals using a mix of seminars, presentations, experiential learner-centred activities, group and individual tasks and e-learning. Assessment will be based on a mix of individual assignments and presentations. You will agree assignments with your module tutor and the area of study will link contemporary issues in ESOL education with your professional interests. Special features The University of Bolton has a long-standing and excellent reputation for the teaching of education courses, and professional development in particular. We understand that studying for a masters degree takes commitment and an investment of time, money and effort. You will be taught by experienced... [-]

Master of Arts in Heritage Studies

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

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

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

MA in Governance and Global Affairs

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time September 2018 Russia Moscow Italy Rome United Kingdom Reading Switzerland Geneva + 6 more

The two-year Master's Degree Program in International Affairs. M.A. program at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017/2018. Program Profile The two-year Master's Degree Program in International Affairs. M.A. program at MGIMO University is designed to provide both Russian and international students with necessary skills required for employment in international organizations. The curriculum best serves those students who are willing to become directly involved in politics, government or political organizations. Courses are designed to help graduates embrace their role as global citizens who are able and willing to be part of an international, multicultural environment. The Governance and Global Affairs M.A. program may be especially useful for applicants interested in Russian domestic politics, state and legal systems, economics and international relations. At least some command of Russian is recommended but not required. Students from countries other than Russia will attend courses in the Russian language – 10 academic hours per week. The Program provides extensive teaching of doing business in Russia, various aspects of Russian political culture, key political processes and conflicts. Basic Course Structure 1st year 1 semester Obligatory Russia and the USA in Contemporary International Relations Global Security Foreign policy process and formation of Russia's foreign policy Foreign Language Electives Strategies of the Future Doing Business in Russia Modern Financial Markets Rhetoric and Art of reasoning in public speeches Financial markets National Economic Security Legal system of Russia Module of Visiting Professor 2 semester Obligatory Regions in International Relations Modern Economic Strategy of Russia Megatrends and global affairs and Sustainable development Foreign Language Electives Energy Diplomacy International Organisations and... [-]