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Best MAs in Social Sciences in Middle East 2019

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.

Social sciences help students to better understand the interactions and systems within human society. Topics covered may include how communities and populations form governments, make laws, develop economic systems, or how individuals make decisions.

The Middle East is as rich in history as it is in languages. Scholars in this region can expose themselves to over 25 languages including Arabic, Kurdish and Turkish in addition to ancient historical monuments. 

MA in Social Sciences in Middle East

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The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. pro ... [+]

M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.

The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.... [-]

Israel Jerusalem
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Khalifa University of Science and Technology

Security is the insurance policy of the nation. It is a responsibility that we all must share. The M.A. in International and Civil Security program at Khalifa University ... [+]

About

SCHOLARSHIP

Khalifa University of Science and Technology offers Graduate Research / Teaching Assistant (GRTA) scholarships to support qualified international students enrolled in graduate programs.

The scholarship provides generous remuneration and benefits that include:

Full coverage of tuition fees. Medical insurance coverage for students under the Khalifa University visa. Support to attend international research conferences. The indicative monthly stipend for GRTA Scholarship is as follows (subject to change):

Application Opening!

We will start taking applications starting November 1st, 2018 for the next intake in September 1st, 2019.

The 21st century combines the promise of great progress with the resurgence of old dangers and the emergence of new ones. Those dangers include terrorism, warfare, weapons of mass destruction, and natural disasters. Some of these dangers are rooted in technology, others in society, and still others in nature itself. Attaining the strategic vision of the UAE will require a deep understanding of those threats, and the knowledge and skills to address them.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
September 2019
Full time
Part time
2 - 3 
Campus
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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods ... [+]

Course content Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.

A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Program Extras: Archive workshops and visits to Israel’s major archives Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest Thesis or Non-Thesis Options ... [-]
Israel Be'er Sheva
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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Hamad bin Khalifa University

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is parti ... [+]

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture.

Digital humanities can be defined as a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. The new Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies program allows students to study the Middle East’s digital culture from a scholarly and digital research perspective. Through the program, students are able to specialize as archival print scholars of Middle Eastern digital culture or as researchers trained to employ the powerful methodologies of the digital humanities to investigate practices, patterns, and trends of digital culture.... [-]

Qatar Doha
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Sabanci University

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in an ... [+]

MA Program in Cultural Studies

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in anthropology, literary criticism, and sociology. It fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism.

The program’s core staff are involved in a wide range of research projects and public platforms, both national and international. Particular strengths of the program include ethnographic and interpretive methodologies, and collaboration across disciplines on the following research themes:... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Kadir Has University

The M.A. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Stude ... [+]

The M.A. Program in International Relations provides a rigorous approach to the study of global affairs with a particular emphasis on security and regional studies. Students are expected to develop substantive knowledge, theoretical perspectives and methodological skills necessary for conducting research and teaching in their field.

The Language of instruction is English.

Why at Kadir Has University?

The M.A Program in International Relations is geared toward preparing students for a number of careers such as academics, and policy specialists in the government; media; business; and research sectors. Candidates will benefit from the knowledge and expertise of a distinguished faculty with particular expertise in International Relations Theory, Turkish Foreign Policy, International Security, the EU’s external policies, International Political Economy, and regional expertise on the Middle East, Europe, Eurasia, and the United States.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Koc University - Istanbul Turkey

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisci ... [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full time
1 - 2 
Campus
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American University In the Emirates

The Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Strategic Studies offered at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that combines b ... [+]

About

The Master of Arts (MA) in Security and Strategic Studies offered at the American University in the Emirates (AUE) is a rigorous interdisciplinary program that combines both theory and practice. It identifies, analyzes and addresses current and emerging security challenges and threats. The program prepares students through educational and research led courses for national and international positions.

The program’s curriculum standards are framed according to the QF of Emirates level 9 and the CAA standards. Graduate students are provided with a broad but also specialized knowledge in regional and global, security and strategic affairs. Students with interdisciplinary approach and knowledge but also working related experiences are welcome to apply.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
May 2019
Campus
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Bahcesehir University

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institu ... [+]

GLOBAL AFFAIRS (ENGLISH, THESIS, WEEKEND) Profile of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institutions, global civil society, and business. The MGA will equip students with a sophisticated understanding of the larger political, economic, and social contexts of global affairs and with the skills necessary to work strategically and effectively within the evolving global system.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Master of Arts.

Specific Admission Requirements

Student admission for this graduate program is made by evaluating the level of undergraduate success and level of proficiency in English; the score of ALES or International exams like GRE and GMAT which are approved by Higher Education Council (YÖK). International Students are accepted to the graduate programs with an internationally accredited undergraduate diploma and the score of above-mentioned exams. The acceptance of exchange students is executed within the framework of mutual agreements (Erasmus or General Academic Protocol) between Bahçeşehir Universtiy and the partner universities. Special Students can be registered to the courses upon approval of the related academic unit.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full time
3 - 4 
Campus
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Yasar University

The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relation ... [+]

Tuition: English

The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relations, and the skill set to evaluate international relations from multiple viewpoints and the academic competence to develop in-depth analyses in the field. The program, thus, targets training graduate students who are competent both in domestic and foreign policy, masterful in conceptual and theoretical perspectives, specialized in their field, capable of analytical thinking and adapting to the dynamics of globalization processes, and equipped with the necessary academic tools to compete in the international arena.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Nicosia

The students attain a broad understanding of the political, social and economic evolution of the international system in the 20th century as well as the new evolving inte ... [+]

Duration: 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in International Relations and European Studies Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme

General Objectives of the Programme

The general objectives of the programme are to:

Promote thorough examination and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in International Relations and European Studies, as well as Political Science and other related domains within the broader field of Social Sciences. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors, and organizations. Provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in International Relations, Political Science, History or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with international affairs (e.g. in the public sector, especially in services under Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Defence or Commerce, in multinational firms, in international organisations such as the UN and the EU, in academic institutions and research centres, in non-governmental organisations etc). Develop the level of knowledge and skills of post-graduate students in the relevant domains. Achieve a deep understanding of the complexity of international affairs, as well as of the paramount importance of theoretical and methodological competence when dealing with them. ... [-]
Cyprus Nicosia
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Online
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Izmir University of Economics

Expand your knowledge of politics and international affairs. Gain access to a different career path in business, government, activism or academia. Advance your critical t ... [+]

"Expand your knowledge on politics and international affairs. Gain access to a different career path in business, government, activism or academia. Advance your critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, communication, presentation, and writing skills."

Why Choose This Program?

This program is designed to improve your future job prospects in a competitive market. The program has a broad and exciting curriculum with the aims of providing cutting-edge knowledge on contemporary political, legal, economic, sociological perspectives, events, and problems. This program also offers a solid foundation in research methodology and data analysis that will support you throughout your career.... [-]

Turkey Izmir
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Haifa, International School

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and though ... [+]

Program description

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism. The course’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.... [-]

Israel Haifa
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Tehran, Kish International Campus

The MA in Regional Studies- Iranian Studies is designed for those wishing to focus on a social science approach to Iranian culture, arts, literature, media, society, poli ... [+]

Introduction:

The MA in Regional Studies- Iranian Studies is designed for those wishing to focus on a social science approach to Iranian culture, arts, literature, media, society, politics, and economy. This course is suitable for National and international NGOs, government service employees seeking in-depth knowledge about Iran, media professionals, international students seeking a career in government, media, NGOs, finance, diplomacy as well as willing to act as a future diplomate in relation to Iran.

Curriculum

The Master of Regional Studies- Iranian Studies requires completion of 32 credits, with 10 credits in the core courses, 8 credits of specialty courses and 8 credits of elective courses. The program requires completion of a thesis of 6 credits. Admitted students with a different undergraduate degree are also required to complete a few credits of leveling courses which prepare such students for success in the Master of Regional Studies- Iranian Studies, these courses do not count toward the degree. Students must write and defend a final thesis. The curriculum is intended to be completed in four semesters. This program is taught in English.... [-]

Iran Tehran
September 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Istanbul Sehir University

The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turk ... [+]

Cultural Studies: What does it study and how?

Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing.... [-]

Turkey Istanbul
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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