Master of Arts (MA) in Lebanon

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018

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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.

Lebanon-officially called the Lebanese Republic. It is found in the East Mediterranean. Many people in the country have access to education which is basically structured into basic, primary and secondary as well as tertiary education.

MA Degrees in Lebanon

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Master of Arts in E-Journalism and E-Communication

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

Master of Professional Studies in E-Journalism and E-Communication: (36 credits - 2 years) [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. Overview Founded in 2007, the Department of Journalism and Communication within the Faculty of Letters offers a multidisciplinary training which has a twofold objective. Firstly, as well utilizing new media, future journalists explore ways to improve their communication skills and experience in how to use various journalism genres. Moreover, they develop their comprehension capacities in evaluating events and social phenomena. Secondly, students gain knowledge of media discourse analysis, unbiased information and communication theories; all this will be tackled within a world where technology and its challenge are in constant evolution. Diplomas The Department issues the following diplomas, which are recognized by the Lebanese State: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Research in Journalism and Communication (36 credits - 2 years) Master of Professional Studies in E-Journalism and E-Communication: (36 credits - 2 years) Job Opportunities The training provides the necessary knowledge and expertise for: Journalists in the print media, television, radio, multimedia E-Journalists, web communication managers and consultants, community managers Communication professionals for companies, administrations, communities and associations Researchers and experts in the world of media, information and communication critics [-]

Master of Arts in Social Sciences

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

The Department of Social Sciences allows you to study the behavior of Society, to understand the Human Being in his environment, and to measure the causes and effects of his well-being. It is the duty of the sociologist to be in the service of his Society, in order to lead it towards a civically minded, politically safe development, and ethical responsibility. [+]

The Department of Social Sciences allows you to study the behavior of Society, to understand the Human Being in his environment, and to measure the causes and effects of his well-being. It is the duty of the sociologist to be in the service of his Society, in order to lead it towards a civically minded, politically safe development, and ethical responsibility. Thanks to the training in social sciences, students deal with social issues in terms of globalization, the components of its vocabulary, its purposes and targets. They learn to struggle against inequality, to lead collective action, to understand all forms of Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean or other politics, and to organize cultural centers. The training prepares students to do research in social sciences; particularly research that focuses on a deep exploration of their society, in order to be involved therein as promoters of salvation. Objectives of the Training The Department of Social Sciences offers a multidisciplinary education and aims to achieve the following objectives: Provide students with dual information: a) multi-disciplinary knowledge based on theoretical axes; practices and methodologies appropriate to the social sciences and humanities, b) knowledge and skills in terms of work and social intervention Provide students with knowledge and know-how in terms of organization, communication, negotiation, animation, project management, by providing professional internships. The aim is to enable students to participate in local, social and socio-cultural development and in the strengthening of social cohesion. Introduce students to economic analysis, through the acquisition of basic concepts in economy and specialized... [-]

Master of Arts in History

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

History training, within the department, aims to look for the truth according to a rigorous objective approach. This role particularly helps understand and explain facts completed by Humankind through the ages and aims to derive an argumentative analysis of situations belonging to contemporary History. The privileged localization of the University has enabled members of the Institute of History, ever since its foundation, to implement a reading of humanitarian and Christian inspiration to an increasingly distorted reality. History training also seeks ways in which to reconcile Lebanese identity and cultural diversity; in order to both make the world a model of dialogue and the Lebanese an educated citizen, respectful of Human Rights and democratic values. To this end, the Institute of History offers an education, which is open to general historical knowledge and specialized Oriental studies. It initiates advanced research projects, which shed light on heritage and questions current affairs, through fundamental issues related to research (debates, conferences, colloquiums, surveys…) ™ [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. History training, within the department, aims to look for the truth according to a rigorous objective approach. This role particularly helps understand and explain facts completed by Humankind through the ages and aims to derive an argumentative analysis of situations belonging to contemporary History. The privileged localization of the University has enabled members of the Institute of History, ever since its foundation, to implement a reading of humanitarian and Christian inspiration to an increasingly distorted reality. History training also seeks ways in which to reconcile Lebanese identity and cultural diversity; in order to both make the world a model of dialogue and the Lebanese an educated citizen, respectful of Human Rights and democratic values. To this end, the Institute of History offers an education, which is open to general historical knowledge and specialized Oriental studies. It initiates advanced research projects, which shed light on heritage and questions current affairs, through fundamental issues related to research (debates, conferences, colloquiums, surveys…) Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in History (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in History (36 credits - 5 years) Ph.D. in History (60 credits - 8 years) Job Opportunities These multidisciplinary trainings can lead to several professions, due to the acquired transversal skills. Among these professions are the following fields: Teaching Documentation Libraries Editing Museology Art criticism Tourism Excavations Research [-]

Master of Arts in Modern Languages and Translation

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

The Department of Interpretation and Translation enables its students to fulfill a vocation to their country by promoting inter-linguistic communication. Knowledge and practical command of Arabic, French and English, along with the optional acquisition of other international languages, provides Lebanon with a historically beneficial multilingualism. Lebanon, situated at the confluence of East and West, also benefits from courses given in the art of translation and interpretation between the above languages. This provides a capacity for openness, dialogue, communication and exchange, which is enriching on all levels: economic, sociopolitical, educational and cultural. The Department is eager to promote this enriching multilingualism and to train professionals to practice written translation and interpretation. [+]

The Department of Interpretation and Translation enables its students to fulfill a vocation to their country by promoting inter-linguistic communication. Knowledge and practical command of Arabic, French and English, along with the optional acquisition of other international languages, provides Lebanon with a historically beneficial multilingualism. Lebanon, situated at the confluence of East and West, also benefits from courses given in the art of translation and interpretation between the above languages. This provides a capacity for openness, dialogue, communication and exchange, which is enriching on all levels: economic, sociopolitical, educational and cultural. The Department is eager to promote this enriching multilingualism and to train professionals to practice written translation and interpretation. Job Opportunities Translators/Interpreters in Public services such as Ministries and Public Administrations Translators/Interpreters in multinationals and specialized institutions Translators/Interpreters in a number of banking, industrial or commercial private institutions; multinationals, publishing houses, press agencies, newspapers and magazines Teachers of modern languages and translation Translators of books or movies; sworn translators; editorial translators; sight translators Touristic guides; public relations managers; ambassadorial staff; experts in modern languages; conference interpreters; liaison interpreters [-]

Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature

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

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature caters to the university’s long-term commitment to reviving the Arabic heritage and encouraging modernity and evolution in the Arab world. It also offers enriching contributions to world civilization which put an emphasis on authentic human values. [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. The Department of Arabic Language and Literature caters to the university’s long-term commitment to reviving the Arabic heritage and encouraging modernity and evolution in the Arab world. It also offers enriching contributions to world civilization which put an emphasis on authentic human values. Diplomas The Department delivers the following diplomas, which are recognized by the Lebanese State: Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (36 credits - 2 years) Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature (60 credits - 3 years) Job Opportunities These officially recognized diplomas authorize their holders to work in Lebanon, in the Arab countries and around the world. They open up vast horizons and offer various job opportunities. For instance, graduates can be: Teachers in schools and universities Analysts and critics in several fields, such as literature, linguistics and arts Scientific editors, writers, controllers of literary and scientific texts in Arabic newspapers, magazines and publishing houses Consultants, cultural representatives and delegates in mass media, public services and other various private sectors Researchers in Arabic language, letters, and comparative literature Textbook writers, program designers and book evaluators [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations

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

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

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

Master of Arts in Syro-Antiochene Sciences

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus or Online Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. Within this perspective, it is committed to the process of the conservation and the development of the theological heritage of the Syriac language and traditions. This precious Syriac heritage has to be available to researchers. The Department of Syro-Antiochene Sciences aims to educate researchers in the field of the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language. It is considered as an essential complement to the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences of USEK, which has taken, as a main task, to value the Antiochene heritage. The Syriac language and culture is one of the fundamental components of this heritage The Department does not ignore the other components of this heritage; this is why it includes within its programs close cultures and civilizations: Greek, Arab and Aramaic. Job Opportunities Training researchers in the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language In-depth study of Syro-Antiochene Churches: history, theology, spirituality, patristics, exegesis School and possibly university teaching Expert in religious facts [-]

MA in Islamic Art and Architecture

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 1 more

The program will initiate students to contemporary methods of inquiry and research in the field of art history, expanding their knowledge of the architectural and artistic heritage of the region. [+]

MA in Islamic Art and Architecture INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE Mission The Institute of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Lebanese American University is dedicated to the study of architectural and visual culture in the Islamic world. The Institute’s mission is to help the academic studies in Islamic art and architecture as well as to propagate this knowledge within the LAU community as well as the interested public. The IIAA also aims at providing a link between international scholars and regional community of scholars and designers. As a bridge between the past and present, the institute aims at bridging international knowledge in these fields with regional and local needs. MA IN ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Mutaz and Rada Sawwaf MA in Islamic Art and Architecture supports the Lebanese American University’s core mission, vision and values by establishing a program that expands students’ awareness of their history, culture and artistic heritage. The program will initiate students to contemporary methods of inquiry and research in the field of art history, expanding their knowledge of the architectural and artistic heritage of the region. This program is a part of the general drive to establish graduate programs in specific fields of interest, and the initiative of the School of Architecture & Design to develop expertise in selective areas of graduate studies. The program will benefit from the rich Umayyad, Mamluk, and Ottoman architecture in Lebanon and the region, which would form the basic and immediate material for research and study. CURRICULUM... [-]

Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Lebanese International University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  October 2017 Lebanon Beirut

Teaching methodology is translated into teaching strategies that are theoretically sound, yet practical and usable. [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language The program includes following courses: Sociology of Education This course examines common problems and issues facing education systems around the work as the result of global economic, social, political and cultural forces, from a sociological point of view. Issues related to policy, governance, financing, provision, processes, and outcomes of educational systems for differently situated social groups, will be described and analyzed in international, regional, national and local contexts. Integrating Technology into Education This course explores technology integration strategies in education, and prepares future teachers to use technology as a powerful tool to enhance learning. The course also presents an overview of some learning theories and their implication on learning, and examines different technologies that can be used in the educational field, including visual media, audio media, computer tools, internet resources, multimedia applications, and instructional software. Adv. Methods of Teaching The course connects two areas in education One is the research on how teaching influences learning, which includes a wide range of studies on topics such as teacher and student thinking, constructivist views of learning, teaching for understanding, and the importance of social interaction in learning. Teaching methodology, the second area addressed in this course, is translated into teaching strategies that are theoretically sound, yet practical and usable. [-]

M.A. in Women and Gender Studies

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 1 more

The M.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies, the first of its kind in Lebanon, is a testimony to LAU’s legacy as the first women’s college in the region. [+]

M.A. in Women and Gender Studies The M.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies, the first of its kind in Lebanon, is a testimony to LAU’s legacy as the first women’s college in the region and founder of the first institute for women’s studies in the Arab world. It is an expression of the university’s commitment to justice, parity, and gender equity. The M.A. degree we are offering is interdisciplinary in nature seeking to prepare graduates for professional employment and further higher studies. Such a degree integrates gender, class, race, religion, culture, ethnicity, and sexualities and enables students to generate interdisciplinary and quality research in the field of women and gender. The M.A. degree in Women and Gender Studies is vital not solely to the production of knowledge about women’s lives and status globally, but also as a platform to address women’s problems within the contemporary cultural, social, and political environment and challenge professed wrongs and abuses through academic research and intellectual rigor. Our program will meet your needs and place you at the forefront of scholarship and career development through intellectual endeavors as well as social activism. Graduates of the M.A. Program in Women and Gender Studies can pursue several career options where they can: 1. Assume leadership positions in national, regional, and international agencies operating in the field of human rights, education, migration, diplomacy, and conflict resolution. 2. Work as consultants for international development agencies, UN agencies, human rights organizations, local non-governmental organizations, as well as governmental organizations,... [-]

M.A. in Applied Economics

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time Part time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 2 more

The M.A. program in Applied Economics at the Lebanese American University provides prospective students with a solid background in economic theory and applied quantitative methods. [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018. M.A. in Applied Economics The M.A. program in Applied Economics at the Lebanese American University provides prospective students with a solid background in economic theory and applied quantitative methods. The program provides a rigorous treatment of economic methods and policies preparing future professionals for jobs as applied economists in the private and public sectors. The program is also designed to be an intermediate step to the Ph.D. in Economics or related fields. The program is structured so that a full-time student can complete the course of study within two calendar years. The program can also be followed on a part-time basis. The program consists of 30 credits with core courses emphasizing advanced Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Econometrics and Quantitative Methods. A selection of diverse topics -totaling 12 credits- constitute the elective component. The topics courses survey current policy issues in local, regional and international contexts. . The program includes a capstone 3 credits project that involves work outside LAU with external constituents (e.g. research institutes, specialized regional and international organizations and agencies, banks). The project will be supervised by a faculty member from the Department of Economics during the last semester. Program Duration Two academic years or their equivalent. Admission Requirements Holders of a Bachelor degree in Economics, in any related field (such as finance), or in a quantitative field (mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, etc.) are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required while students applying from majors other than Economics will be... [-]

MA Education

Lebanese American University
Campus October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos

The educational sector in Lebanon has undergone major changes since the inception of the 1997 curriculum. These changes have raised the debate about the purpose and quality of education, overhauled the delivery modes [+]

The educational sector in Lebanon has undergone major changes since the inception of the 1997 curriculum. These changes have raised the debate about the purpose and quality of education, overhauled the delivery modes and assessment practices in the field, and created new positions in educational settings (school counselors, special educators, technology teachers, etc.). LAU’s master’s degree program aims to fulfill the need for qualified professionals that these changes have brought about.

The master’s degree program is for students who wish to study a particular field in education, acquire a general theoretical background for past and future field experiences, or develop new skills for use in professional work in the field of education.... [-]


MA Actuarial Sciences

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrolment Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 2 more

LAU makes a pioneering step into the highly regarded study of Actuarial Science, offering an Executive Master Degree to prepare professionals and students to enter the field of risk management [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018.

LAU makes a pioneering step into the highly regarded study of Actuarial Science, offering an Executive Master Degree to prepare professionals and students to enter the field of risk management.

What is an Actuary?

Actuaries are risk management experts who use mathematics, financial theory, probability, and statistics to predict the likelihood of events and create innovative solutions to minimize risk and its impact. They are creative thinkers, problem solvers, analysts and experienced business professionals with a wide understanding of financial structures.

Executive Master in Actuarial Science at LAU (EMAAS)

In response to a regional demand from the insurance industry, LAU, supported by Medgulf, leads the way with the first Executive Master in Actuarial Science in the Middle East. If you are working in the field of insurance or finance and want to advance your career, our EMAAS offers the highest level of executive education and training that can be combined with a full-time career. We provide the solid academic core and deep understanding of the market to prepare you for a successful career as an Actuary. ... [-]


MA Migration Studies

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 1 more

Migration and refugee issues have become high priorities on the global agenda. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is among the largest source, transit and destination regions for migrants and refugees in the [+]

Migration and refugee issues have become high priorities on the global agenda. The Middle East and Africa (MEA) is among the largest source, transit and destination regions for migrants and refugees in the world. Migration studies (emigration, immigration, transit migration, labor migration, return migration, replacement migration, regular and undocumented migration, family reunion, transnational and diasporic relations, remittances, ‘brain drain’, etc), which is rapidly developing in many universities around the world, has emerged as a multidisciplinary field of study at the graduate level.

LAU’s MA in Migration Studies is nearly the only program that offers an interdisciplinary graduate degree in migration studies with a focus on, and a presence in, the Middle East.... [-]


MA International Affairs

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut Byblos + 1 more

The M.A. in International Affairs Program provides an intellectually rigorous training in the recent history of world politics; the interplay between governments, economic systems and multinational corporations [+]

Best MAs in Lebanon 2017/2018.

The M.A. in International Affairs Program provides an intellectually rigorous training in the recent history of world politics; the interplay between governments, economic systems and multinational corporations; theories and appropriate research methods. The program offers students the opportunity to thoroughly master major facts, methodologies and theoretical perspectives in the field, as well as to develop analytical and research skills.

Graduates of this master’s program often proceed to further research and careers in academia, while others pursue successful careers in international organizations, foreign affairs and diplomacy, the media, government, business and finance.... [-]