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.
Top Master Programs 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. [+]
The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas as well as opportunities for attractive work placements and language training in the Middle East. [+]
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.... [-]
The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. [+]
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).... [-]
The Master of Science in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master's programme focusing on problems of poverty and human development. [+]
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.... [-]
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. [+]
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.... [-]
This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]
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. ... [-]
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.... [-]