Master's in Area studies in Sweden

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Area studies

Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

Area studies have become more and more common in the academic world since the 1940s. These research fields are intended to assist students with increasing their knowledge and understanding of a variety of diverse populations and regions or countries.

 

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

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MSSc in International and European Relations

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]

Best Masters in Area studies in Sweden 2017. The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. Programme description The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third term, students have the option of either taking courses with a general focus on international and global governance, or to pursue a guided internship with an organisation of relevance for international or European relations. By the end of the programme students will have developed an independent critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, students will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers. Students will also be able to: Understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments Acquire the tools to reflect upon and analyse the dynamics of contemporary international and European relations Develop an in-depth understanding of issues regarding international governance and their significance Independently design a research question, conduct inquiries and then report on scientific matters within international and European relations. The programme staff are engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, regional development, political economy, federalism, policy analysis and political theory. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for a professional career in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the programme can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programmes to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research within European and international studies. [-]

MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas as well as opportunities for attractive work placements and language training in the Middle East. [+]

Programme overview

The two-year international interdisciplinary Master’s pro­gramme in Middle Eastern Studies at the Centre for Mid­dle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund offers highly qualified students an opportunity to become experts on the Middle East. In addition, our education focuses on personal devel­opment, giving our students the necessary training and sup­port to be successful in their careers after their education.

CMES was selected in 2009 to initiate the research pro­gramme The Middle East in the Contemporary World as part of the Swedish Research Council’s strategic research areas. Since then, CMES has rapidly expanded into a truly inter­national hub for research, public information and cultural events focusing on the Middle East. The research being conducted at CMES has four research domains: (A) Democratization and Social Development in the Middle East; (B) Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East; (C) Middle East Migrations: Diasporas and Minorities in Globalized Societies and (D) Religion, Processes of Interpretation and Identity formation in the Middle East.... [-]


MSc in Asian Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. [+]

Programme overview

The Masters programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is a popular programme and the largest Masters programme in Asian Studies in Northern Europe. Our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. Students gain expertise on contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise, based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose. Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of being affiliated with one of our partner universities in China (Peking University), Japan (Waseda University), South-East Asian (Kebangsan University) or India (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).... [-]


MSc in Development Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master of Science in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master's programme focusing on problems of poverty and human development. [+]

Programme overview

Are you interested in working with development related issues, with a focus on human development, poverty reduction and sustainability?

This programme is an interdisciplinary programme in social sciences, which deals with key issues in development as well as different theoretical perspectives to increase your understanding of the preconditions for and content of development. The objective of the programme is to provide you with the background knowledge and concrete skills to understand, assess and work in development-related fields, whether in direct poverty reduction or in other aspects of social and institutional development.

The medium of instruction is English. This means that lectures and seminars will be given in English and that examinations (including the master's thesis) will be in English.... [-]


MA in Religious Roots of Europe

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Religious Roots of Europe is a two-year Nordic Master's Programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. The programme focuses on Judaism, Islam and Christianity. [+]

Programme overview

The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is a two-year Nordic Master´s programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. The programme focuses on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. The programme prepares students for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or for research on the role of the three religions in European history and society. Through the programme students acquire detailed knowledge about the formation of the three religions and their interaction with one another, as well as skills relevant for any occupation or study where the role of the three religions is of importance.... [-]


Master's Programme in Archaeology - Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme:

    Project-based learning     Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra     A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors' current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality. ... [-]

Master Programme in European Studies

University of Gothenburg, Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Gothenburg

The master programme in European studies (two years) provides advanced knowledge and analytical skills relevant to different aspects of European development, with a special emphasis on the European Union enlargement and inte­gra­tion processes. [+]

Master Programme in European Studies, 120 hp

The master programme in European studies (two years) provides advanced knowledge and analytical skills relevant to different aspects of European development, with a special emphasis on the European Union enlargement and inte­gra­tion processes. The programme is inter- and multidisciplinary and addresses a broad range of topics within the field of European studies including legal, political, economic and social aspects of contemporary European development and integration. The programme equips students with the analytical skills to assess European actors involved in the integration process, implications of EU policy, as well as to formulate strategies to operate effectively in the European arena, i.e. knowledge and skills needed for both professional careers and post-graduate research.... [-]