Master's Program in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia

Best Master Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017

Humanities and Social Sciences

In order to successfully obtain a Masters qualification, you will need to obtain a number of credits by passing individual modules. Most taught Masters will have a number of core modules which you must take and pass in order to obtain the qualification. The assessment of research Masters is almost always entirely by a single dissertation module or project.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

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.

Masters in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia

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University of Dundee Master of Education

Stafford
Campus Full time 18  September 2017 United Arab Emirates United Arab Emirates 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 Syria Syria Online + 18 more

The Master of Education programme is essential for all professionals who work in an educational setting and wish to enhance their professional learning and improve career progression prospects. Students can tailor the educational experience to suit their individual experience, needs and interests. The programme can be accessed entirely at a distance via the University virtual learning environment. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Benefits The Master of Education programme is essential for all professionals who work in an educational setting and wish to enhance their professional learning and improve career progression prospects. Students can tailor the educational experience to suit their individual experience, needs and interests. The programme can be accessed entirely at a distance via the University virtual learning environment. The programme is accredited by the International Baccalaureate Organisation and by successfully completing the programme participants can register for an IB Advanced Certificate in Teaching and Learning Research, Certificate in Leadership Practice and Advanced Certificate in Leadership Research affording the opportunity of pursuing a career in public, private or international schools across the world. Specialisations Inclusion and Learner Support Nursery/ Early Education Pupil Care and Support International Education Developing Mathematical Thinking Title Master of Education – MEd Awarding Body University of Dundee Mode Blended learning with workshops Duration 18 months (accelerated mode) Entry Requirements The Master of Education is a suite of postgraduate modules in professional development for teachers and professionals who work, have past experience of working, or aspire to work in an educational setting. There are both workplace based and non-workplace based routes through the programme. Workplace based route: Professionals who currently work in an educational setting, and wish to enhance their professional learning and improve career progression prospects. Must have an undergraduate degree (any discipline). If your undergraduate degree was not taught in English, the English Language Requirement is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Non-Workplace based roud: Professionals who have previous work experience (not necessarily current) in an educational setting. Must be a graduate (any discipline). If your undergraduate degree was not taught in English, the English Language Requirement is IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent). Fee USD 13,600 Current equivalent in: USD 13,600 AED 49,956 SAR 51,004 GBP 8,957 Note All fees are payable in USD [-]

Master Programme in Hakka Language and Literature

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2017 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. [+]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. Our Master of Arts program aims to equip students with essential theoretical skills to conduct research on Hakka language and Hakka literature, which includes early traditional records, popular works (stories, ballads, nursery rhymes, riddles, etc.), as well as early children’s books of old-style private school. Hakka language plays a vital role in almost every aspects of Hakka culture and is our focus of study at the present time. Fundamental Courses Seminar in Hakka Culture Studies Phonetic Description and Analysis of Hakka Language Introduction to Chinese Dialects Linguistic Theories and Methodology Professional Courses A Study of Hakka Phonology Hakka Lexicology Etymology : Hakka Chinese Character Chinese Historical Phonology History of Chinese Character and its Phonology Chinese Morphology Requirements for Graduation Required credits : 33 credits (including 9 credits for required courses, 9 credits of compulsory elective courses (one course in three fields--phonology, vocabulary and written language studies), 15 credits of elective courses) Duration of Study : 1~4 years Other requirements : Qualifying Examinations, Pass an oral defense of thesis, Degree Examination Research Facilities & Lab Language Laboratory ESRI Arc GIS SQL Server Standard Edition 2008 R2 Sngl Academic OPEN 1 License No Level 1 Proc VOSA Interactive Whiteboard Admission Documents Autobiography Research Proposal Two Letters of Recommendation Evidence of Chinese Proficiency Description of your Hakka proficiency: Please describe your Hakka ability in listening, speaking, reading, writing and learning process in written form. [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time April 2017 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division provide a useful knowledge base for both academic-bound students and practitioner-bound students with intended careers in security, diplomacy and media. While taking subjects such as international security, international law and conflict resolution, students will also focus on writing a thesis or research report. Major Subjects Regionalism and Globalization International Law International Political Economy Comparative Politics and Government Special Studies (International Relations) Conflict Resolution International Security Society and Culture (SC) The Asia Pacific is one of the most rapidly developing regions in recent decades. To capture the patterns of social and cultural changes occurring, the Society and Culture (SC) division is devoted to promoting comparative academic research on the region. Students can acquire practical skills in formulating and conducting research using theories and methods developed in sociology, cultural anthropology, media and communication studies. With knowledge concerning social and cultural backgrounds of the countries in the regions, it enables students to have greater employment opportunities in government, industrial, commercial and academic institutes. Major Subjects Changing Social Landscapes Media and Communication Migration and Trans-nationalism Social Organizations and Institutions Sociology and Everyday Life Special Studies (Society and Culture) Cultural Change For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content25/ ... [-]

Master In Education Sciences - Educational Leadership And Administration

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 2 more

EDUC-510B Educational Research: Principles and Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Research 3 9 3 [+]

Academic Path: Section: A - Research and Evaluation Min. Credits: 6 Max. Credits: 6 Min. ECTS Credits: 18 Max. ECTS Credits: 18 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-510B Educational Research: Principles and Methods Qualitative and Quantitative Research 3 9 3 EDUC-511B Principles and Methods Qualitative Research 3 9 3 EDUC-512B Quantitative Research and Educational Statistics 3 9 3 EDUC-610A Measurement and Assessment in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-611 outposts Qualitative Research Methods 3 9 3 EDUC-612A outposts Forms Statistical Analysis 3 9 3 Section: B - Theoretical Bases of Education Min. Credits: 3 Max. Credits: 3 Min. ECTS Credits: 9 Max. ECTS Credits: 9 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-500 Philosophical Dimensions in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-501A Psychological Dimensions in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-502A Sociological Dimensions in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-503 Educational Movements and modernity 3 9 3 EDUC-504 Comparative Education 3 9 3 EDUC-505 Theory and Practice of Intercultural Education 3 9 3 EDUC-601 Learning and Cognition 3 9 3 Section: C - Educational Leadership and Management Min. Credits: 9 Max. Credits: 9 Min. ECTS Credits: 27 Max. ECTS Credits: 27 Notes: The EDUC-570 course is a prerequisite for all courses. Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-570 Concepts, Principles and Models of Educational Administration 3 9 3 EDUC-571 Organization and School Management 3 9 3 EDUC-572 Observation and Evaluation of Teaching 3 9 3 Section: D - Constrained Elective - Educational Leadership and Management Min. Credits: 3 Max. Credits: 9 Min. ECTS Credits: 9 Max. ECTS Credits: 27 Notes: Figure A: 3 courses (9 CR / 27 ECTS) or Figure B: 1 lesson (3 CR / 9 ECTS) and EDUC-699 Master's Thesis (6 CR / 18 ECTS) The EDUC-697 and EDUC-699 developed in the field of Educational Leadership and Management. Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-553A Educational Management and Technology 3 9 3 EDUC-568 Models of Educational Effectiveness 3 9 3 EDUC-573 Effectiveness and School Improvement 3 9 3 EDUC-574 Introduction Innovations in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-575 Principles and Models of Training and Development Personnel 3 9 3 EDUC-576A Self Assessment School 3 9 3 EDUC-577 Planning and Decision Making in Education 3 9 3 EDUC-578A Politics, Democracy and Educational Leadership 3 9 3 EDUC-579 Organizational Behavior and Leadership 3 9 3 EDUC-671 Educational Policy 3 9 3 EDUC-697 Individual Study 3 9 3 Section: E - Seminars Min. Credits: 3 Max. Credits: 3 Min. ECTS Credits: 9 Max. ECTS Credits: 9 Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-591 Seminar I: Thematic Fields Direction 1 3 1 EDUC-592 Seminar II: Organization and Qualitative Data Analysis 1 3 1 EDUC-593 Seminar III: Organization and Analysis of Quantitative Data 1 3 1 Section: F - Master Thesis Min. Credits: 6 Max. Credits: 6 Min. ECTS Credits: 18 Max. ECTS Credits: 18 Notes: EDUC-699 Master Thesis is compulsory for Scheme B is prepared in the field of Educational Leadership and Management. Course Id Title Credits Credits ECTS Teaching Hours EDUC-699 Master Thesis 6 18 0 [-]

Master of Arts in English for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for practising professionals who hold positions of responsibility. It provides you with a critical awareness of how communication functions in organizations to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. This credit-based programme, offered by the Department of English, is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their qualifications in English for professional contexts. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff who need to demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in English in situations relevant to their personal needs. The Programme will enable students to communicate effectively, appropriately and confidently in managerial tasks requiring a high level of English. The aim of the Programme is to equip graduates with an understanding of the concepts and skills that underlie the use of English in professional contexts. These include: - develop and demonstrate an awareness of how communication functions in organisations; - improve understanding of the principal language systems of English to be able to monitor their own and others’ work-related language use; - develop and demonstrate an effective repertoire of practical communication strategies in order to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence; - develop and demonstrate the research skills necessary to undertake a substantial study of communication within own organisation with a view to enhancing that communication; - further demonstrate professional competence and leadership through the critical application of professional communicative competence; - apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in professional communication contexts; - think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex professional communication problems and situations; - enhance lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on professional communication practice in both local and global contexts. Entrance Requirements - A Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in an area of specialism, with English having been the medium of instruction; - A minimum of two years of relevant post-qualification work experience; - A very high standard of competence in both written and spoken English; - Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: - A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR - An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and reading sections and at least 6.5 for the speaking and writing sections; OR - A level of competence in English, as demonstrated by performance in the admission interview and written test set by the Department of English, which indicates that the applicant* is capable of studying successfully at the taught MA level. Notes: *This only applies to either native English speakers or non-native English applicants with a Bachelor's degree from a university using English as the medium of instruction (EMI). Non-native speakers or applicants without a Bachelor's degree from an EMI university still have to fulfil the University-wide minimum language requirements. Exceptional cases shall be considered on a case-by-case basis. The programme is primarily intended for those with an undergraduate degree other than in English. However, applications are considered from a range of specialisms, including English. Candidates are expected to be in current full-time employment. Direct entry to Stage 3 of the programme is possible for holders of a PgD in English for the Professions (with preference given to those with a Credit or Distinction). Programme Fee HK$3,200 per credit for local students HK$4,500 per credit for non-local students [-]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

Macquarie University
Campus Full time January 2017 Australia North Ryde

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an... [+]

Master of Translating and Interpreting

This degree provides proficient bilinguals with the linguistic, technical and professional skills to work as translators and/or interpreters, as well as an academic grounding in translation and interpreting theory and research skills.It is offered in a number of languages depending on demand and resources: including Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese and Korean.You can specialise in interpreting or translating in 18 months, or you can pursue a double specialisation over 2 years.

Key features

Uses up-to-date classroom management, language learning and translation software to enhance student learning Offers a practicum component in a wide range of organisations Provides a pathway to the Master of Advanced Translation and Master of Conference Interpreting for eligible students This degree can be combined with Master of International Relations or Master of Applied Linguistics ... [-]

Master in Informatics, Electronics and Radio Engineering

National Research University
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Informatics, Electronics and Radio Engineering according to Russian State Educational [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. National Research University “Moscow Power Engineering Institute” provides Master Degree in Informatics, Electronics and Radio Engineering according to Russian State Educational Standard in the following directions: - Applied Mathematics and Informatics - Informatics and Computer Engineering - Control in Engineering Systems - Instrumentation - Electronics and Nano-Electronics - Radio Engineering WHY SHOULD YOU CHOOSE MPEI MPEI students have a chance to study at one of the most prestigious universities of Russia according to numerous rankings and surveys. For more than eighty years of history MPEI have trained a huge number of the qualified engineers, prominent scientists who were standing at the origins of many technical achievements, in particular, of laser creation. At MPEI the Nobel Prize winners A.D. Sakharov and P.A. Cherenkov worked in different periods. In the 20th century in the Special Design Bureau of MPEI, which possesses its own Center of Deep Space Communication, radio images of the Venus surface and a reverse side of the Moon were obtained for the first time. Among the most famous graduates of MPEI there are the ex-Chairman of the State Council of China Li Peng and the ex-President of Romania Ion Iliescu, Ministers of Engineering and heads of the engineering companies of many countries of the world. MPEI partners in science and education include about 140 foreign universities, and such well-known companies like ABB, Siemens, Schneider Electric, EPRI, Skoda, Samsung and others. Getting the unique training in any chosen field, MPEI graduates never have problems with subsequent employment and realize themselves in any chosen spheres. LANGUAGE OF EDUCATION Training in the field of Informatics and Computer Engineering is organized in English Medium. Training in the other fields is organized in Russian language. Those students who need to learn Russian are invited to MPEI Preliminary course which provides training of Russian language during 1 academic year. ACCOMMODATION CONDITIONS MPEI foreign students are provided with accommodation in MPEI hostel. The hostel under security surveillance has two-room blocks with a bathroom and a toilet in each block. Rooms are for two or three persons. There are also hostels of corridor type with double rooms. Rooms are equipped with furniture, bed linen is also included. On each floor of a hostel there is a common kitchen and a restroom. Internet connection can be provided for additional fee. In MPEI campus there are additional services like laundry, shops, repair offices, post-office, cultural centers, cafes and restaurants, etc. Accommodation fee is about 100 USD per month. INSURANCE All foreign students must have medical insurance for the whole period of education. MPEI works with insurance company which provides the most comprehensive insurance at a rate of 200 USD per year. [-]

MA in Psychology, Emphasis in Counseling Psychology

Webster University Leiden
Campus Full time January 2017 Netherlands Leiden

The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its <u></u> [+]

10% Early bird discount granted on first year of study for all applications completed before March 1, 2015. The mission of the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is to provide its participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to become competent in counseling psychology through academic and experiential learning. The program aims at educating future psychologists who have sound knowledge of the theory and practice of counseling psychology, who are competent consumers and creative producers of social science research, who are competent in counseling practice, and who are ethical and sensitive to the cultures, values, and worlds of various clients. Viewing research and practice as interdependent and mutually supporting, the MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology program is based on the scientist-practitioner training model. The program is committed both (1) to preparing counseling psychologists for advanced doctoral studies in psychology and (2) to providing training and experience that prepare students for practice. Its goal is to train psychologists who have a sound knowledge of the bases of counseling and psychotherapy. Adopting a multicultural perspective, the program also emphasizes the importance of multicultural competence in both research and practice. The MA in psychology with an emphasis in counseling psychology is ONLY available at the Webster University Vienna and Leiden campuses. To qualify as a professional psychologist or psychotherapist, a student may be required to complete additional education and licensure proceedings, depending on the national requirements of the country in which he/she wishes to work. For example: To qualify as a professional psychologist in The Netherlands, students must have both a bachelor and a master degree in psychology. To qualify as Gezondheidszorg Psycholoog (professional psychologist) in The Netherlands further post-master´s level training is necessary. Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to: - Explain the main approaches to counseling and psychotherapy and the role of the therapeutic relationship. - Describe important theories of human development and examine their significance to counseling psychology. - Discuss the major categories of psychological disorders and use this knowledge to assess and diagnose psychopathology. - Describe the mechanisms of action for a variety of psychopharmacological agents and evaluate the role of psychopharmacology in counseling psychology. - Describe the importance of professional ethics and demonstrate how ethical standards and legal requirements are relevant to the practice of counseling and psychotherapy. - Administer and interpret various widely-used psychological tests. - Construct the appropriate research design, collect data, and implement the necessary statistical techniques to answer re-search questions relevant to counseling psychology which adds to the discipline. - Demonstrate practical counseling skills that can be applied to individuals and groups to address a broad range of issues and settings. - Integrate theory, experience, behavioral observation and analysis to systematically enhance counseling knowledge and skills. - Evaluate the appropriateness of various counseling approaches to different cultures, values, and worldviews of various clients and choose appropriate approaches. Fees Students in the Counseling Psychology program will be charged a tuition fee of €1,620 per 3-credit course. The program consists of 16 courses in total. [-]

Master in NGO Studies

Ajou University - Graduate School of International Studies
Campus Full time March 2017 South Korea Suwon

The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. The dramatic and rising importance of global civil society is undoubtedly underway throughout the world. Non-Governmental Organizaitons (NGOs) in the non-profit sector as a part of this exciting new development are working with, collaborating with and/or competing with governments as well as markets as interdependence and globalization begin to change our understanding of society and politics. In these transformative times NGOs are often regarded as being the driving force behind global changes in politics, economics, and social/cultural as well as ethical global issues. It is vital therefore to understand the connections, dynamics and relationships between state and non-state actors working in the contemporary global political era. NGOs, in their strategies and policy objectives, crucially, may even go beyond the domestic boundaries of sovereign states into the realm of global governance. NGOs therefore represent a practical strategic part of rethinking the site and nature of politics, power and authority in the 21st century. Reflecting upon the growing importance of NGOs and civil society, the NGO Studies major at AJOU GSIS seeks to develop an understanding of domestic as well as international networking processes by combining theory and practice in this field of study. For this purpose, the NGO Studies major provides prospective students with broad categories of subjects ranging from managerial skills for NGOs to NGO strategic cooperation wth international organizations. Along with two required courses (NGO Introduction and Research Methods), the NGO major offers four broad categories of classes related to current NGO activities. They are; first, NGO and Civil Society, related subjects including Social Movements and Civic Education; second, NGO and Global Governance, related subjects including International Cooperation and International Organizations; third, NGO and Policy, related subjects including Public Policy and Policy Planning; and fourth, NGO and Management, related subjects including Human Resource Management, Social Marketing, and Financing. Required courses Option A Qualitative Research Design and Methods This course is designed for students who are beginning their dissertation projects. The aim of the course is to give students the tools to conceptualize their theses in terms of research questions and design, methodology, data collection, and qualitative analysis. In doing so, this course focuses more narrowly on the issues, problems, and strategies related to "small-N" qualitative research, for the most part setting aside the techniques of large-N statistical analysis, which is presumed best to be taught in a separate course. Students will read and discuss texts related to theory formation and hypothesis testing; creating variables and measurement; descriptive and causal inference; longitudinal, comparative case study research; field data collection; working with texts and analyzing qualitative data; and, finally, dissertation write-up. This course is divided into four main parts focusing on the following topics: (1) the goals of social science and elements of research design; (2) selecting and application of different methodologies for conducting research; (3) collection of primary and secondary data on the field; and (4) analysis and synthesis of qualitative data in the dissertation-writing process. Option B Quantitative Research Design and Methods This Course deals with the general logic of scientific inquiry, research design, sampling, measurement, statistical inference, causal analyses, rational choice theory, and game theory. By the end of this course, you should be able to conceptualize a research problem and develop a number of complementary design, measurement, and date collection approaches to bring evidence to bear on the problem. In this course you will also learn to apply economic reasoning and game theory to interactive situations, that is, to situations in which (1) people have conflicting goals and (2) are affected in important ways by each other's actions. We will use game theory to understand when and how the incentives of individuals can work against the interests of the group, and how this kind of problem can be overcome. NGO Introduction First, in this course, students will learn the concept and historical lineages of NGOs. Second, situating NGOs in globalizing world, we will look over many aspects of NGOs like Global Governance & NGOs, Global Civil Society & NGOs, and Global Environmental Crisis & NGOs, etc. Third, focusing on contemporary South Korea, we will deal with many activities initiated by Korean NGOs. Finally, each student will choose particular NGO, delve into the activities of that NGO, and make presentation on that topic in the last phase of this semester. [-]

Master in Communications and International Public Relations

National University of Science and Technology MISiS
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

In the Communications and International Public Relations program, professors teach interactive classes, heads of communications agencies share first-hand experience, and students benefit from multicultural discussions and challenging project work. This is a two-year full-time master's degree program. [+]

In the Communications and International Public Relations program, professors teach interactive classes, heads of communications agencies share first-hand experience, and students benefit from multicultural discussions and challenging project work. This two-year full-time master’s degree program focuses on  the promotion of scientific innovations, products, or technologies  through   interaction with businesses, government, and international organizations. Courses will be delivered in English by academics and practitioners using innovative educational technologies.

If you are a bachelor’s degree holder proficient in English and striving to be a public relations and communications professional, this program has been designed for you.... [-]


Master of Social Work

United Arab Emirates University
Campus Full time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Arab Emirates AL Ain

Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Master of Social Work MSW Vision: Social Workers are leaders dedicated to strengthening families, organizations, communities and society through the social development of human potential. Master of Social Work (MSW) programs prepare graduates for advanced professional practice in an area of concentration. The MSW program will prepare UAEU graduates to enter the job force as specialized practitioners, accepting leadership roles within the areas of health/mental health, criminal justice, applied research, policy analysis, community education, schools and in the planning and provision of social services in other areas. The Master of Social Work consists of 30 credit hours of specialized course-work and practicum for students with a Bachelor degree in Social Work (BSW). The MSW program also welcomes students with a bachelor degree in disciplines other than social work. However, for these students, the program of study will consist of foundation courses (30 credit hours) in year 1 and specialization courses (30 credit hours) in year 2 for a total of 60 credits hours. Program Objectives 1. Practice in accordance with social work values and ethics that acknowledge the history and laws of UAE society. 2. Practice in a culturally competent manner that promotes quality of life and well-being, human rights and social and economic justice, with diverse Arab, Muslim and expatriate populations of the UAE and GCC. 3. Use, produce and apply research knowledge to enhance their skills for practice with the diverse Arab/Muslim families, children, individuals, groups, organizations, communities, and societies of the UAE and GCC. Program Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to: 1. Use communication/facilitation skills ethically in building empowering relationships with the diverse populations in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 2. Employ skills for influencing policy formulation and change in communities that advance social and economic justice. 3. Apply knowledge and leadership skills in managing projects, and working with community groups and/or organizations to address populations at risk and engage in community resource development. 4. Demonstrate skills in quantitative/qualitative research design, data analysis, program evaluation, practice evaluation, community needs assessments, and knowledge dissemination. 5. Apply the knowledge, values, ethical principles, and skills of a generalist social work perspective to practice with diverse social systems in the UAE, the Arab Gulf and internationally. 6. Analyze social policies at a local, regional, national, and international level. 7. Evaluate existing research studies and one’s own practice interventions. 8. Function within the structure of organizations and service delivery systems and seek necessary organizational change. Degree Requirements Required Credit Hours : minimum 30 hours 3 semester Advance Standing for those with BSW Maximum 60 hours 6 semester Bridge Program for those without BSW Admission requirements or amendment of program admission requirements. Fall Admission Only Weekend classes; evening classes depending on student needs Admission Criteria: Applicants to the Master of Social Work Degree Program must meet the current UAEU graduate admission requirements (GPA; IELTS & TOELF scores, including Tuition and program costs) and the MSW program requirements. 1. A GPA of 3.0 in their undergraduate study; 2. At least two samples of written academic work; 3. An IELTS score of 60 or a TOEFL score of 500; 4. References from at least two people with whom the applicant has worked or studied; 5. A successful interview with MSW Admissions Committee 6. In addition to meeting the above requirements, applicants for advanced standing must have a Bachelor in Social Work or a BSW degree from a university that is accredited and approved in the UAE. Program Requirements: Two Tracts for MSW program 1. 30 credit hours for those with BSW degree. A 3 semester Advanced Standing Program of study and 2. 60 credit hours for those without a BSW degree. The MSW 6 semester Bridge Program of study There is no thesis requirement for the MSW Degree. MSW Bridge Program Required Courses: For Students without the BSW degree: First Semester Required Courses SW 500 Social Welfare Policy and Services: A Worldview 3 SW 510 Human Behavior and Social Environments I 3 SW 542 Social Work Practice with Communities and Organizations 3 SW 520 Research Methods for Social Work Practice 3 Second Semester Required Courses SW 541 Social Work Practice with Groups 3 SW 540 Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families 3 SW 511 Human Behavior and Social Environments II 3 SW 534 Integrative Seminar (1 hour) 1 Third Semester Field Practicum SW 590 Field Practicum (400 hours) 8 Total Credits 30 Applicants with a BSW or social work degree approved by the Ministry of Education and UAEU are eligible to take the MSW Advanced Standing 3 semester program. MSW Advanced Standing 3 Semester Program: (For Students with a Social Work Degree BSW) First Semester Required Courses SW 640 Models and Methods of Social Work Practice 3 SW645 Intermediate Social Work Research 3 SW642 Leadership & Supervision 3 One course from selected Concentration list 3 Second Semester Required Course One course from selected Concentration list SW699 Directed Readings 3 Third Semester Field Practicum SW695 Field practicum II (500 hours) 9 Total Credits 30 Specialization Tracks: Students design their specialization in collaboration with their Advisor. MSW Health/Mental Health Specialization SW690 Social Work & Traditional Help Seeking Behavior 3 SW691 Social Work in Behavioral Health Settings 3 SW671 Social Work Practice with At Risk Populations 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 MSW Criminal Justice/Substance Abuse Concentration SW 680 Social Work in Criminal Justice Settings 3 SW 681 Social Work & Addictions 3 SW 682 Techniques in Rehabilitation Counseling 3 SW699 Directed Readings 3 Program Tuition Fees are listed below. For payment information contact UAEU Tuition Unit cost 1,600.00 per credit hour One Year Advanced Standing MSW Program (30 credits) 48,000.00 AED Two Year Bridging MSW Program (60 credits) 96,000.00 AED Program Fees Application Fees (non-refundable) 500.00 Textbooks, supplies, Field Manual (one-off) 2,000.00 Field Practicum Fees (one-off) 1,000.00 One Year Advanced Standing Total Program Cost 51,500.00 AED Two Year Bridge MSW Program Total Program Cost 99,500.00 AED Admission: Fall Semester Only Those interested in applying for the MSW program are instructed to complete the online application at WWW.uaeu.ac.ae. For further information about the MSW Program: Contact Persons: Dr. Shamma Al Falasi, Chair Social Work Department [-]

MSc in Cognitive Sciences and Technologies: From Neuron to Cognition

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time September 2017 Russia Moscow

Focusing on cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience, and modeling to understand the specific molecular, physiological, and cognitive mechanisms that underlie behavior. [+]

How do memories, emotions, cognition, and consciousness actually work?

This programme trains students in advanced and combined cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and modeling. Focusing on contemporary research on the specific molecular, physiological, and cognitive mechanisms underlying behavior, the programme combines English-taught lectures by world-class scientists with practical training at leading laboratories in Moscow and Europe.

Students develop a clear view of recent advances in cognitive science and neuroscience in connection to linguistics, biology, psychology, and other related disciplines. Using its affiliation with research laboratories in Moscow, the programme places an emphasis on conducting individual and group research projects, so that students acquire the skills necessary for leading multidisciplinary projects.... [-]


Master of Technology in Cyber Security and Digital Forensics

K L University
Campus Full time July 2017 India Guntur

To make the students achieve a level of competency, cognition and knowledge in the acquisition of theoretical foundations in the stated specializations related to Computer Science and Engineering at post graduate level. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Program Educational Objectives To make the students achieve a level of competency, cognition and knowledge in the acquisition of theoretical foundations in the stated specializations related to Computer Science and Engineering at post graduate level Must be able to conduct research and undertake development in the focused and emerging areas and domains shortlisted for the discipline - Computer Science and Engineering Specify, design, develop, prototype and test the applications that are related to the domains finalized for the program Be able to achieve hands on practice in using different type of tools which are related to theoretical aspects covered in the program, and be able to conduct research, and undertake project development using the tools. Understand and practice professional ethics Recognize professional and personal responsibility to the community and undertake all the activities that benefit the society Pursue lifelong learning as a means of enhancing knowledge and skills necessary to contribute to the betterments of profession. Must learn to work in teams especially for undertaking project execution Program Outcomes Apply knowledge, concepts, methods, and algorithms, techniques in implementing solutions to the problems that are related to the domain areas that are shortlisted for the discipline Computer Science and Engineering. Identify, formulate, research literature and find solutions to the problems and critically evaluate the solutions to the problems that are related to the fields of specialization shortlisted for the discipline “Computer Science and Engineering” Specify, design and develop solutions for complex engineering problems related to specialisation areas and domains shortlisted for the program Conduct experimentation using different types of tools, that help analyzing, designing evaluating and testing applications related to specialization areas Be able to innovative and incubate the research findings through development of pilots and be able to promote the commercialization by interacting with eco system in association with the faculty specializing in similar areas. Function effectively as an individual and as a team member to design and develop applications, conduct research and find solutions to the burning problems. Demonstrate the understanding of the societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues through incorporating and implementing relevant engineering practices during project and LAB execution. Understand and commit to professional ethics through adaption of norms and standards Be able to bring in the societal issues such as energy minimization, pollution elimination etc., into the engineering solutions designed for solving complex problems Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of management and business practices that are related to the field of specialization [-]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices

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

The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. [+]

M.Cr.A. in Experimental Media Art Practices The Master in Creative Arts in Experimental Media Art (EMA) is a field of artistic practice, dialogue and inquiry that integrates the arts, sciences and technology. It embeds theoretical and practical experimentation to foster experimental uses of technologies, media and modalities. The transdiciplinarity of the course encourages collaboration, innovation and sustainable approaches to express and create experiences. The program is aimed at creative art practitioners interested in a variety of media and modalities. Specifically, the program invites students and practitioners interested in exploring the cognitive, visual, experimental, scientific, interactive, and narrative aspects of the sciences and technology. Students from a variety of backgrounds, such as the arts, computer engineering, humanities, the sciences, and social sciences are encouraged to pursue this interdisciplinary masters program. The two-year M.Cr.A. incorporates research and studio exploration of a topic of the students’ choice, with the goal of producing a refined body of work that culminates in a M.Cr. A. exhibition. The principal areas of artistic practice and research include: electronic arts’ history and practice, sound art, human and machine interface, complex and adaptive natural and biological systems, creative cartography, citizen science, smart materials, and bio-arts. Through a combination of studio, theory and projects, students develop the formal, intellectual, and conceptual aspects of their art practice and process. There are also opportunities for artists to develop their artistic practice through long and short-term artist-in-residence programs. In the first year of the program, students are immersed in theory courses that expose them to new ways thinking and making. The second year is devoted to thesis definition, exploration, and production, through a series of studio and seminar courses. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Botanical Art Contemporary Art Practices Curatorial Studies Film Game Art, Design and Development Mathematical and Physical Sciences Photography Visual Effects Research and Collaboration Students under this program will have the opportunity to work at the following labs at Srishti. The Center for Experimental Media Arts (CEMA) ArtScienceBLR Srishti Labs (Slabs) Centre for Education, Research, Training and Development (CERTAD) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Blank Noise Project Shadow Liberation Project IMPACT Edge Srishti Films Kabir Project Key Values in the Curriculum Experimental frameworks and practices Experimenting, failing and learning Challanging existing theoretical and practical paradigms and processes Connecting, informing, learning and sharing knowledge with communities and practitioners Creating new forms of expression, interpretation and experience Challenging assumptions with hands-on tinkering and making Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Provides a framework to develop practical skills and critical analysisthat challenge and rethink existing knowledge systems, usages and applications of art, science and technology. Acquire a repertoire of tools to critique, reflect and create; and build a solid theoretical foundation to engage and contextualize their practice within the larger boundaries of society, culture, commerce, and science. Exposure to ideas through visuals, texts, artifacts and audio, dealing with the history of media, arts and sciences, human use of technology, influences of sciences on visual culture and memory, perception and cognition. Labs for developing and using tools / software/ technology/ experiments that sustain independent practice and research. Active engagement and criticism with and of, non-traditional, traditional and contemporary practices and processes. Framework and tools to cultivate independent research & practice that develop into a line of inquiry and build a corresponding body of work. Exposure, immersion and engagement with communities, institutions, and professionals for critique and reflection. Mentorship (artist-in-residence, professionals), participation in workshops, symposiums and conferences, to explore different schools of thought and disciplines. Capabilities Developing transciplinary and experimental approaches to their practice and research. Developing frameworks that integrate a variety of technologies, media and modalities for expression and experience Constructing an independent line of inquiry, and developing experimental methods for their practice. Intergating and conceptualizing a variety of theoretical perspectives, critiques to develop new theoretical ideas Developing strong narrative and storytelling skills Critically situating one's practice, research and perspective within the larger natural and social world Opportunities The potential/prospective domains of practice/work are the following: Art Arts Science (sonic art, bio art, optics, etc.) Computational and Generative Art, Multimodal Installation Multimedia Platforms and Publishing Interactive and Digital Objects Creative Arts and Education (games, language learning, etc.) Design Interface and Experience Design Multimodal Interactive Platforms (tactile, sonic, etc.) Communication Design (mobile, software, applications, etc.) Multimodal Data Visualization and Presentation Creative Industries Creative Media Special Effects and Animation Gaming Experimental Film Smart Media and Objects (textile, mobile, etc.) Digital Narratives and Storytelling Enquiries For further information, kindly email Meena Vari at meena@srishti.ac.in or email Abhiyan Humane at abhiyan@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master of Guidance and Counselling

James Cook University Singapore
Campus Part time 28  March 2017 Singapore

Counselling remains a growth occupation. The course is designed for those who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. The course intake is likely to be diverse and students may represent a range of working backgrounds and disciplines, with a shared goal of refining their skills of communication and applying such insights gained within their own role and work settings. [+]

Best Master's Programs in Humanities and Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Our Master of Guidance and Counselling degree is designed for teachers who are interested in qualifying as school guidance counsellors, and others who wish to pursue professional careers in Counselling as well as those with experience in the human resource sector who would like to develop highly effective interpersonal skills at work generally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association and the Singapore Association for Counselling, giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries, as well as internationally. This course is accredited by the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) in Australia and in Singapore by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC), giving graduates the ability to pursue careers in both countries as well as internationally. This program is available to Singapore citizens, Singapore PR or Dependant Pass Holders Study Program 8 Core Subjects (24 credit points) Foundations of Counselling Theory Foundations of Counselling Practice Advanced Counselling Assessment Atypical Development Careers and Leisure Guidance & Counselling Reflective Practice Research in Guidance & Counselling Practicum in Guidance and Counselling + 4 subjects (12 credit points) from the Master of Education offerings Course Requirements Each 3 credit point subject requires a minimum of 130 hours of study per trimester including one 25-hour intensive contact block Practicum consists of 130 hours of practice (100 hours minimum face to face counselling) over a period of 2 trimesters. Practicum placement assistance is provided by the University Advanced Standing Students may be granted advanced standing if, in addition to meeting the entry requirements, they have a minimum of two years full time relevant working experience. Career Outcomes The Master of Guidance and Counselling degree equips graduates with skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness to become professional counsellors in a variety of locations and settings. For those who do not wish to pursue the professional counselling route, the Course will advance them professionally by equipping them with a sophisticated range and depth of interpersonal skills, knowledge, understanding and personal awareness which can be applied to a diverse range of work settings. Tuition Fees Domestic* S$35,952 *Fees apply to all Singapore residents (Singapore Citizens, Permanent Residents and all pass holders excluding Student's Pass).Note: All course fees include prevailing 7% Goods and Services Tax (GST) [-]