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Austria is located in the heart of Europe. Its dynamic cities feature glittering palaces, classical music concerts, a metropolitan feel, and also a young, vibrant population. With the Alps nearby, there is also beautiful scenery and outdoor activities for the more adventurous. Austria is one of the wealthiest countries in the world and has a very high standard of living. Its cities are clean and its people are friendly and helpful. These reasons, in addition to the excellent educational institutions, make taking a Masters degree in Austria program a popular choice for many students. Birthplace of some of the most famous musicians and inventors of all time, Austria has long been known for its ability to develop thinkers and foster talent. With names like Wolfgang Mozart, Nikola Tesla, Joseph Haydn and Joseph Pulitzer on the list of people Austria produced, the country has a long history of excellence. Today, Austria remains a center for art and culture in Europe. Those interested in pursuing a Masters degree in Austria will be studying in the same halls that once housed these great artists and thinkers.

Higher education study has always come with extra benefits of foreign culture immersion as well as learning new perspectives that don’t always exist at home. Austria is one location that provides a crossroads to Europe as well as some of the finest and oldest higher learning institutions on the continent. Austria's higher education institutions are broken down into five categories. Universities offer Masters degrees in a range of fields. Universities of the arts are specific to those studying arts of all types. Private universities are harder to get into and offer specialized education. University colleges of teacher education and universities of applied science are tailored to students looking for specific professional fields.

The university system in Austria is broken into three cycles. The first cycle, or undergraduate studies, is equivalent to the bachelor's degree program found in other systems. The master's studies is the second cycle. Those interested in pursuing a Masters degree in Austria must have a relevant Bachelors or equivalent degree in order to apply. Also, students will need to be able to converse in German or English, depending on the course they choose, as these are the two languages required for universities in Austria.

Because Austrian universities are often state-funded, the cost for Bachelors and Masters degrees is often significantly less than the cost for programs in the UK, United States and Australia. Tuition will vary depending on the university you chose and the program you wish to pursue, but a wide range of grants, fellowships and scholarships are available.

A Masters degree allows students to gain more knowledge of the subject area of their choice. The course of study can last one to two years. While studying, students may also be able to participate in research programs or internships to gain valuable, hands-on experience in the field they are studying. With a Masters degree, students are able to enter the job market with greater qualifications, or they can continue to the third tier of the Austrian university system, the doctoral degree.

Austria's central location means numerous job opportunities for those who complete their Masters degree at an Austrian university. Within Austria itself, employers like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Telstra and Woolworths are always on the lookout for qualified individuals. In Austria finance is one of the strongest industries.

If you are an international student interested in earning a Masters degree in Austria, you will need to apply for your student visa well before you wish to travel. You will also need to pack, find a place to live and arrange for your travel to Austria. However, before you do all of that, you will need to find the right university. Use the options below or our search box to locate Master programs in Austria so you can find the right university to match your interests and needs.

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Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 14 months November 2016 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies in European Business Law provides you with the skills needed to communicate, manage, and lead more effectively across the combined business, legal, and regulatory specialties. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. This postgraduate program is tailored specifically for people without a law dregree working at the intersection of law, business and technical fields. Target Group Executives who frequently have to deal with legal issues in their daily work Practitioners from law departments aiming to enriching their know-how in European Business law High potentials seeking to further develop profound knowledge in business law You benefit in many ways: Get to know European Business Law by way of a comprehensive curriculum Ideal study conditions with a limited number of participants Benefit from our faculty of renowned professors and experienced practitioners Build up your comprehensive personal network by becoming a member of the WU Executive Academy alumni community Admission requirements First University degree (e.g. Bachelor) Minimum of 3 years relevant working experience Proficiency in English [-]

Master Of Legal Studies (in German Language)

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months October 2016 Austria Vienna

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) is an extra-occupational university course of WU, which is addressed to non-lawyers in active or potential management positions of companies and organizations in different industries and / or services. Participants acquire thereby the legal knowledge required for a successful executive in both the private sector and in the public economy and non-profit organization. [+]

The "Master of Legal Studies" (abbreviated "MLS") is a part-time university course conceived WU which is aimed at non-lawyers in active or potential leadership of organizations in different industries and / or services.

Participants will learn the necessary legal content, analytical skills, and social skills that bring such tasks with it conveys. After an introduction to the law and legal methodology legal gravity training takes place both in the areas of civil law, corporate law and real estate law, labor law and law enforcement, and public economic law and European law, and finally to the Tax Code. Particular attention is paid to issues of consulting and contracting. Is supplemented by legal training courses in the fields of management and control, and communications and information technology.... [-]


International Tax Law (LLM)

WU Executive Academy - Vienna University of Economics and Business
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years October 2016 Austria Vienna + 1 more

The postgraduate program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. A unique, worldwide, and specialized postgraduate degree program in international tax law [+]

International Tax Law (LLM)

 

The Postgraduate Program in International Tax Law, as the name suggests, aims to provide postgraduate education in the area of international tax law focusing on significant national tax law regimes and related areas, in particular business administration. Graduates should be in a position to skillfully apply international tax law in professional corporate, consulting and administrative environments.The Rector of the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration will confer the degree of "Master of Laws” (LL.M.) on graduates of the postgraduate program in accordance with the terms of the University Studies Act.The partnership with the Academy of Public Accountants guarantees a very efficient management of the program.... [-]


CEMS Master’s in International Management (CEMS MIM)

CEMS - The Global Alliance in Management Education
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Austria Vienna

The CEMS MIM is a postgraduate, pre-experience degree open to a select group of students enrolled on a Master’s programme in one of 28 leading institutions [+]

CEMS MIM Master’s in International Management 

CEMS is a strategic alliance of business schools, multinational companies and NGOs that together offer the CEMS Master's in International Management (MIM). The CEMS administrative officeis located on the HEC campus close to Paris, with the programme and corporate relations being managed by a dedicated team within each member school. You will find all CEMS member universities by using the keywords "CEMS" in the Master in Management Compasssearch engine or by clicking on the CEMS partners list below.

The CEMS MIM is a pre-experience postgraduate degree open to multilingual students enrolled in a Master's in Management program at one of the CEMS member schools. Students study at their home university for one semester and then spend a second semester at a different CEMS member school. Some students may even opt to take both semesters abroad, in two different schools (the “tri-national track”). Other key components of the course include: core courses in Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, elective courses, skill seminars, business project and an obligatory international internship.... [-]


MSc Evolutionary Systems Biology

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Vienna

With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. A joint Master's programme at the University of Vienna & University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna For detailed information, see the Evolutionary Systems Biology Website With the proliferation of huge data sets (DNA/RNA sequences, 4D imaging and geometric morphometrics), modern biology is rapidly becoming a quantitative science. Research laboratories and biotech companies around the world are looking for people who can use these data to solve biological and medical problems. To fulfill this demand, the new Evolutionary Systems Biology (ESB) Master's program (start: Winter Term 2016) provides the training necessary for this new type of scientist. Specifically, ESB master's students will: Learn how to understand and handle modern “- omics” data sets. Develop key computational skills and delve into biological modelling. Combine experimental “wet-lab” technologies with quantitative “dry-lab” methods. Apply these skills to questions arising from evolutionary biology, development, comparative genomics, and systems biology. Vienna offers a unique scientific environment for the ESB Master's program, which will benefit from the expertise of research groups in population genetics, evo-devo, systems biology, and biomathematics at the University of Vienna and the Vetmeduni Vienna. Master's students will be able to draw upon the resources of two Universities, and on established connections to world-class research institutes such as the Gregor Mendel Institute, IST Austria, the Vienna Graduate School of Population Genetics, and the evolVienna network. Course Overview The ESB master’s programme aims to provide hands-on education, with practical skills courses designed to complement all lectures in the core curriculum. Furthermore, there is a strong emphasis on research, with two lab rotations and a research-based master's thesis project providing training in cutting-edge research methods. This programme particularly includes: Courses covering population genetics, comparative genomics, molecular evolution, EvoDevo and systems biology. Practical courses introducing modelling, programming, and statistical data analysis for biologists. An extensive research component, including rotations in multiple research groups, one-on-one training, and individual research projects. Special skill courses on giving scientific talks and writing successful grant proposals. The expected length of the Master in ESB programme is four semesters. In line with the curriculum nine modules (MES1-9), a Master’s Thesis and an Oral Defense, totalling 120 ECTS, have to be completed to be awarded the degree. Admission The ESB master's programme is aimed at students with an interest in biological research and quantitative methods. As an entry requirement applicants must hold a bachelor's degree in biology or in a related field (such as biotechnology, biomedicine, or bioinformatics). Advanced quantitative skills are not a prerequisite. Applicants with a BSc in other natural sciences (e.g. Physics) or mathematics and statistics may also be admitted to the ESB master's programme, provided that they complete additional courses in basic biology. Non-native speakers are required to prove their English language competence. After Graduation An ESB master's degree will provide degree holders with an excellent foundation which will either enable them to pursue a doctorate, such as a PhD in quantitative biological research, or will open up a wide variety of career opportunities in research-oriented biomedical/biotechnological companies. For further information, please see here [-]

Master International Business Administration

University of Vienna
Campus Full time October 2016 Austria Vienna

The master programme International Business Administration (Master IBW) will be offered in its new structure as an interdisciplinary study programme as of winter semester 2016/2017. [+]

The master programme International Business Administration (Master IBW) will be offered in its new structure as an interdisciplinary study programme as of winter semester 2016/2017. In addition to business administrative skills and economic basics, students have the unique possibility to choose a cultural region in which they want to be extensively educated. At the moment Europe, Africa, China, Japan, South Asia, Latin America and the Slavic regions are offered. For each cultural region language, historical, sociological and cultural skills as well as legal competencies are acquired. These are the basis for future international labor market requirements. Graduates are able to solve complex management problems in an international environment independently and are thus indispensable employees for international companies. Structure The first part of Master International Business Administration is the introductory phase, in which basic economic knowledge are provided and repeated so that all newly admitted students are on the same level. Parallel to the introductory phase, other courses may already be attended. Further business administrative education in the amount of 20 ECTS can be chosen while completing training in International Management (20 ECTS). The list of possible business administrative specializations is long and includes Banking & Finance, Controlling, External Accounting, Marketing & International Marketing, Organization and Personnel, Smart Production, Strategic Manage-ment, and Supply Chain Management. Skills in culture, politics, history, and law are acquired in the module "Cultural Studies" from one of the electable cultural areas (Europe, Africa, Japan, China, South Asia, Latin America, Slavic region). Extending the list of cultural regions is intended. Finally, the master thesis module must be completed, which included the master thesis itself as well as discussion course (Konversatorium) and the completion of the master’s exam. Specifics The Master International Business Administration is offered at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Statistics but is actually an interdisciplinary study program, which include the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, the Faculty of Social Sciences and the Faculty of Law. The study programme is suitable for bachelor students of other faculties who are seeking to broaden their non-economic bachelor studies with an economic education. Next to profound business administrative expert knowledge, the students also receive an understanding for interdisciplinary work as well as an open-mindedness for other fields, mindsets, and cultures. Admission The prerequisites for admission have been simplified significantly. The master programme International Business Administration is now also accessible to bachelor graduates of other fields and other universities. Aside from a bachelor degree, only business basics to the extent of 30 ECTS must be verified. Of these 30 ECTS at least 15 ECTS must be allocated to Business Administration basics. Students of the University of Vienna have the possibility to complete two of the three following extension curricula during their studies and thus fulfil all necessary basics (aside from English) to be admitted to the Master IBW automatically: Entrepreneurship Business Administrative Principles (15 ECTS) Business Administrative Methods (15 ECTS) As the courses are held in English as well as German, proof of skills in both languages must be verified: level C1 for English and level B2 for German. After Graduation Graduates of the Master IBW are able to finalize managerial decisions on the basis of methodological principles and independently solve complex business administrative problems. They are capable of assuming leading positions in companies or public institutions and be employed as highly qualified skilled professionals or consultants. Due to their extended language and cultural education skills, graduates of Master IBW are especially qualified for employment in an international environment, which not only requires high professional competence but also an understanding of cultural differences and the ability to work together and interact with people from other cultural surroundings. All kinds of business administrative departments of international or transnational companies are potential companies. [-]

Master in Biotechnology

Graz University of Technology (TU Graz)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Graz

Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. Through the interdisciplinary NAWI Graz master’s programme Biotechnology, internationally recognized instructors provide you with knowledge about technological processes occurring in biosystems as well as about the development and use of biotechnological applications and methods. The core areas are molecular biotechnology, biocatalysis, and environmental, food, enzyme and bioprocess technology. Students benefit from access to the excellently equipped laboratories and modern infrastructure. Content You learn working and analytical methods used in the fields of microbiology, molecular biology, biochemistry, and gene, enzyme and fermentation technology. You independently perform cutting-edge scientific and technological experiments. You assess the results of experiments, identify problems and propose solutions. You learn to develop new strategies by considering and assessing current research findings. You use modern information technology in bioinformatics. You work in teams and present results. Core areas Molecular Biotechnology and Bioinformatics Bioprocess Technology Environmental and Food Biotechnology Specialisation subjects You may choose 2 of the following areas of specialisation: Enzyme and Protein Technology Systems and Synthetic Biotechnology Bioprocess Engineering Environmental and Food Biotechnology Career Options Graduates are employed in leading positions in both the basic and applied sciences in academia and industry. Biotechnologists plan experiments and analyses, implement these and examine existing solutions. Their problem-solving skills are needed for research and technological development. Graduates work in the following areas: industrial biotechnology, chemical manufacturing using biocatalytic processes, pharmaceutical research, food technology, environmental biotechnology, agricultural research, in relevant university and non-university research institutions and with public authorities or in public offices. Registration Deadlines Summer semester 2016: 7 January to 30 April 2016 Winter semester 2016/17: 11 July to 30 November 2016 [-]

Master in Energy Informatics

University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Austria Hagenberg

Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future... [+]

Master in Energy Informatics Energy is the underlying heartbeat of the global economy – a critical factor in the production of nearly all goods and services in the modern world. Clearly, given the critical role of energy, the driving imperatives in any economy are ensuring security of supply, maintaining competitiveness and overseeing the transition to a low-carbon future. Key requirements in this respect are the strategic management of supply and improving its overall generation and distribution. Impacting on these challenging goals will be a variety of factors, including advances in renewables, e-mobility and green technologies, to name only a few. Managing this changing environment is no easy task. That will require intelligent IT solutions and therefore well-educated IT experts able to design and/or operate future smart grids, smart city infrastructures and enhanced energy supply systems. Energy Informatics (ENI) is the application of information technologies to this highly demanding field. Information Degree: Master of Science in Engineering (MSc) Duration: 4 semesters (120 ECTS) Annual intake: 20 Mode of study: full-time Admission requirements: Completed Master’s or Bachelor’s degree with IT strand worth a minimum of 60 ECTS points, or a similar qualification. Sound knowledge of English. Language of tuition: English Fees: No tuition fees Focus of studies This Master’s degree programme Energy Informatics (ENI) provides technical, business and legal expertise for the development of future energy systems, especially in the areas of: International Energy Makets and Energy Law Processes and Process Modelling International Project Management Systems Engineering Energy generation, distribution and storage (renewable energy, energy storage, charging stations, buildings, lighting, etc.) Field Components (meters, load control, gateways ...) Software Systems (SCADA, Meter Data Management (MDM), Head End Systems (HES), Device Data Management (DDM), Energy Data Management (EDM), Geographic Information Systems (GIS) etc.) Cloud Computing, Big Data IT Security Communication Technology (Radio Frequency / Powerline) Home and Building Automation Electromobility Additional interdisciplinary elective courses and seminars are also available; they vary from semester to semester. Curriculum The curriculum of the Master's degree programme Energy Informatics (ENI) is structured in a way that allows for giving a comprehensive overview on almost all of the relevant aspects in the smart energy domain. Furthermore, it allows for individual specialization by identifying specific topics the student is interested in. Technical competences like smart grid field components and home and building automation as well as interdisciplinary competences like process modelling and international energy markets and energy laws are provided by the highly forward-looking master's degree programme. In addtition students of the Master's degree programme Energy Informatics can also attend courses being offered by other Master's degree programmes. The interest areas have to be chosen in the context of the project and research topics being defined together with the academic advisor that has been assigned to the student. Practice-oriented Degree Programme As a University of Applied Sciences, we cooperate closely with the local industry and companies within the region, as well as with various international ones. These connections enable you to develop highly sought-after skills, as you will gain practical, hands-on experience which ultimately increases your level of employability. Further interdisciplinary and applied research projects will allow you to strengthen relationships with the local industry and international companies throughout your studies. Career profile The Energy & Climate Package and the Energy Efficiency Directives released by the European Commission in 2007 and 2012, respectively, clearly state that the main tools for building a progressively lower carbon economy are energy efficiency, investment in renewables and new technologies, as well as better interconnectivity between energy markets. These strategic goals will all require a large pool of IT expertise. In-depth technical knowledge in Energy Informatics equips our students with the proactive qualities that underpin leadership/management positions, and can lead to high-flying careers. Energy Informatics graduates will not only work at energy suppliers and network operators, but also in associated sectors. Even energy-intensive industries such as the automotive industry and metal processing companies can benefit from their expertise. Other fields include the conception, planning and implementation of IT systems for smart grids, smart cities, e-mobility and industrial plants. You will be working in a highly dynamic field with excellent career prospects. [-]

Master Business Administration And Economics, Psychology,

Ferdinand Porsche Fern FH
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 Austria Austria Online

interdisciplinary training win in the modern and complex world of work is becoming increasingly important. With the Master Degree in business [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. Dear interested parties, dear customers, interdisciplinary training win in the modern and complex world of work is becoming increasingly important. With the Master study programs Business & Economics Psychology - Austria's first conceived as a correspondence course - the most Ferdinand Porsche FernFH a sound education at the interface between people, organizations and markets. The study builds on the mediated the Bachelor's degree as well as in similar fields of study basics. It thus allows enlarging the already acquired knowledge and skills as well as a further qualification at a scientific level. The Master's program is aimed at bachelor graduates economic and psychological studies. The aim is to provide professional, technical and managerial skills in the field of business & industrial psychology with an emphasis in Marketing Management or Human Resource Management. There are those competencies are taught that enable graduates to management or other to hold consultative role in strategic and international management. With the completion of the thesis graduates make your ability to independent scientific work to the test. Practice Relevant questions are epistemologically and methodologically it passed and answered focused and professionally using scientific knowledge. The master thesis forms the basis for further scientific disputes, for example as part of a doctoral program. Kind regards Mag. Dr. Herbert Schwarzenberger Program Director Business & Economics Psychology Masters [-]

Master Business Computer Science

Ferdinand Porsche Fern FH
Online Part time 2 years September 2017 Austria Austria Online

the study of computer science economy offers a sound business and at the same time basic technical training. Graduates [+]

Dear interested persons, Dear prospective study computer science economy offers a sound business and at the same time basic technical training. Graduates of this program are active in various fields of technology, economics, and science. The master's program at the Ferdinand Porsche FernFH builds on the Bachelor's degree as well as other similar disciplines other universities, colleges and university institutions mediated basics. You can improve your already acquired knowledge and skills. In addition, in the master's program that the students are taught to be to further the development of models and the design, commissioning and ongoing expansion of complex information and communications systems required. This also applies to those portions that are necessary for the implementation of corporate strategy and strategic planning. These tasks require not only technical skills but also management and consulting skills. The teaching of these techniques and skills is an important aspect of the Master's program. The Master Program in Business computer science aims at important positions at the interface between technology and economic areas of organizations. Graduates of the Master Program of Ferdinand Porsche FernFH can thus occupy key positions in which in-depth knowledge and special expertise with respect to different social, economic and economic requirements become necessary. With the completion of a master's thesis, graduates provide the ability for independent science-based solution to a practical problem to the test. This work forms the basis for possible further development in the scientific field. By combining different sub-areas and disciplines in the master program, even the inclusion of a doctoral program is possible. Graduates are career paths open in diverse areas of business and industry, but also in the field of research. Martin Staudinger interim. Course Director Business computer science master [-]

Master in Sports, Culture & Events Management FT

Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Austria Kufstein

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. The program is entirely taught in English with native speakers coming from England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia among others from both universities as well as the business field. The main emphasis lies on the development of strategic and leadership skills. Central to this program are analysis and conception as well as research orientation. With the inclusion of current scientific discussions, the unity of research and subject matter is guaranteed. This leads to a unique interdisciplinary approach to mastering the elements and structural provisions involved in the management of sports, culture and events businesses. Core Concept The key focus of the master program represents three core concepts - strategic management, research and management in the fields of sports, culture and events management and the future-orientated focus of optional academic study modules. Students are able to choose courses in areas such as venue management, destination management, strategic events management, strategic project development, urban studies, and city development. Comprehensive Social Leadership Preparation Social skills’ training is another component of the program. Particular emphasis is placed on leadership training, especially in an intercultural context. An international study trip encourages the subject skills as well as the social and intercultural competence of our graduates. Because of the tight connection to practical subject application, the program complies with the special qualification requirements of various career fields in international sports, culture and events management. [-]

Master in Advanced International Studies

Diplomatic Academy Of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. [+]

The M.A.I.S. programme is a two-year academic programme which centres on the advanced study of politics and international relations, international economics, history, and international and European law. Students have to complete an interdisciplinary thesis in this research-based programme. Equipped with extensive knowledge, strong analytical skills, some language competency, and the experience of an international community, graduates proceed to positions in international organisations, business, and government or to further research and academic careers. The M.A.I.S. is a joint Master’s degree of the Diplomatic Academy and the University of Vienna. Target group University and college graduates of all disciplines and all nationalities who wish to attain profound knowledge of international relations through a multidiscplinary Master’s programme. Structure MAIS1 In the first year of the Master of Advanced International Studies students attend classes in the fields of political science, international relations, economics and international economic relations, contemporary history, as well as international and European law. The student’s interests, preferences and prior knowledge are taken into account in individual student counselling sessions. The knowledge previously acquired in undergraduate programmes is complemented and supplemented, and the necessary basis for the analysis of specific topic areas in the MAIS2 year is created. MAIS2 In the second MAIS year students apply the knowledge acquired during the MAIS1 year in specialised courses and seminars to analyse problems and solve case studies. Methodological and interdisciplinary seminars, presented by prominent personalities from politics and science, prepare students for writing their Master’s thesis. In their Master’s thesis students are required to analyse a specific problem in international relations from the aspect of at least two academic disciplines. Study Trips In the first MAIS year a study trip to Brussels offers students the opportunity to examine European institutions at first hand. During the second MAIS year there is a study trip to the countries of the Western Balkans. Additional study trips (for example to Ukraine/Poland or Bulgaria) is offered to all programmes. In addition, there are excursions to international organizations headquartered in Vienna (UNO, OSCE, OPEC, UNIDO, IAEA, EUMC). Language Training Over the course of the two MAIS years students must complete language courses in German or French comprising at least 4 ECTS. In cooperation with the Language Centre of the University of Vienna and the Confucius Institute at the University of Vienna the DA offers further optional courses in the official languages of the UN: Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Admission In order to be eligible for admission to the MAIS programme candidates must have: - a university degree in any discipline (minimum 180 ECTS) - an excellent command of English Those candidates whose mother tongue is not English must furnish evidence of their competence in English in the form of: - a first degree in English - CPE - CAE (grade: A) - IELTS (academic module with a minimum grade of 7.0) - TOEFL (minimum marks of 627 points in the paper test, 263 points in the computer test, or 106 points in the Internet test; DA institutional code / DI code = 7730). Applications are assessed by the MAIS Admissions Commission. Candidates may also be required to sit a written exam and/or be invited to a personal interview. Candidates may be admitted directly to the second MAIS year provided they have: - completed the Diploma course of the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna or an equivalent university programme (for instance, within the framework of a cooperation agreement of the DA with other universities) or - participated in a first level degree (180 ECTS points) and another graduate programme (60 ECTS points at least) which cover the contents of the MAIS1 year compulsory modules in economics, law, political science and history. [-]

MSc Computational Science

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Austria Vienna

The Master of Science degree programme, Computational Science, trains students to become experts in the computer-aided aspects of the natural sciences. This emerging and highly-demanded field is interdisciplinary, connecting computer science and mathematics with astronomy, biology, chemistry and physics. The programme focuses on computationally relevant aspects of research and data processing in each domain of science. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. Current natural science domain-specific problems are tackled by means of scientific and mathematical tools and translated into computer algorithms. Since only computational analysis allows in depth research of complex and highly interconnected systems, Computational Scientists employ "computer experiments" in order to investigate current issues, such as: cosmological models molecular medicine biological neural networks molecular dynamics drug development particle and quantum physics big data analysis and machine learning This interdisciplinary Master of Science degree programme stands out, due to the broad research areas in the MIN-fields (Mathematics, Informatics/computer science, Natural sciences – astronomy, biology, chemistry, physics). These are always discussed from a Computational Science viewpoint: Which research areas are being advanced by computer science? How is the advancement implemented and how can it be improved? Which areas of each natural science are computer-aided and need the supervision of experts? Students of Computational Science are prepared to address these questions and provide solutions as they are required to acquire the vocabulary of each domain of science due to the interdisciplinary structure of the programme. They learn to implement key concepts in practice through designing and conducting computer-aided research. The study program emphasizes: 1) Students from the various scientific domains are acquainted with the key concepts and topics of the other domain in the core programme. Thus, their knowledge base is brought to a common level, from which the implementation of computational aspects in the different natural sciences can be developed. 2) The shell programme enables students to focus on one natural science and integrate their computer programming skills to all MIN-fields via supplement modules. Computational Science nurtures lateral thinking of well-informed scientists with knowledge in computer science and mathematics across all natural sciences. The Computational Scientist offers comprehensive approaches and solutions and may act as competent mediators between experts in particular natural sciences. For more information, click here. [-]

MA East Asian Economy and Society

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. [+]

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. For more information, see the EcoS Website. We regard East Asia as more than just the sum of countries in that region. Rather than offering "light-versions" of Chinese, Japanese or Korean Studies, we focus on current transnational and regional issues as well as on comparative approaches. Reflecting the common traditions as well as the growing interrelation between Northeast Asia (China, Japan and the two Koreas) and Southeast Asia, we expanded our regular activities in research and teaching to include the ASEAN countries. We believe that it is impossible to achieve a proper understanding of regional and country-specific issues without a solid foundation in established theories and methods of social science. Acquiring and utilising such methodology is therefore a core characteristic of our programme. However, even the best methodological skills are unlikely to produce optimal results if they are applied out of context. Historical and cultural tradition, customs, and values limit the number of actually available options and influence choices in East Asian societies just as anywhere else. It is therefore no coincidence that our programme is based at an area studies department. EcoS was first offered in the winter term 2008. The objective of the programme is to train experts in social science methods who apply their methodological skills to the East Asian region using a multidisciplinary approach. Accordingly, emphasis is put on transnational and regional issues and on comparative analyses. Students are equipped with academic research skills as well as the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. Graduates have comprehensive knowledge of the economic, political and cultural characteristics of East Asian countries as well as their development. They are able to apply this knowledge to practically relevant issues. The study programme consists of five independent modules, totalling 120 ECTS. In module 1, the fundamentals of one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) are taught. Students who already hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in one of these languages are required to take courses in a language in which they do not hold such degree or qualification. In modules 2 and 3, students examine economic and political aspects of the East Asian regions within four core mandatory seminars on East Asia’s economic systems, economic development, political systems and international relations. In module 4, students are given a certain degree of flexibility when they study East Asian societies from a cultural-historical perspective, including history, religions and intercultural negotiation. In module 5, previously acquired skills are refreshed and applied to a research theme which leads to the MA thesis. Students conclude their studies with an MA examination in form of a defensio of their MA thesis. Course contents of courses in modules 2 and 3 as well as especially module 4 correspond with our key areas of research of our EcoS staff (http://ecos.univie.ac.at/about-us/staff/). EcoS courses are characterised by an international spirit, as more than half of our students come from various countries within Europe or overseas. Students share their knowledge attained from previous studies, creating an inspiring and creative atmosphere. Three student representatives provide counselling for students, organize tutorials and student round tables and serve as mediators between students and EcoS staff. For more information, click here. Contact: ecos@univie.ac.at [-]

MSc Environmental Sciences

University of Vienna
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Austria Vienna

The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. [+]

Masters in Austria 2016/2017. The master’s programme and research network Environmental Sciences is a hub for students and scientists who want to apply deep scientific thought to the earth environment and some of its most urgent problems. Geoscientists, life scientists, geographers, chemists, physicists, mathematicians, economists and lawyers come together to tackle these problems in a collaborative way. Our goal is to prepare a new generation of professionals and scientists for solving the challenges ahead. The interdisciplinary programme focuses on the analysis of fundamental environmental processes using know-how from a wide range of scientific fields. This disciplinary diversity is reflected not only in the diversity of the fields of expertise of the faculty, but also in the diversity of students coming from various areas of science. Environmental Sciences is an interdisciplinary programme that deals with processes that control the earth system and the impact of human activities on this system. The programme emphasises a rigorous process level understanding of important problems in environmental science to learn how to analyse the complex earth system. Therefore, scientific methods of earth sciences, physical geography, life sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics are used. The workload of the master’s programme comprises 120 ECTS credits. This is equivalent to a period of four semesters. After getting an overview of the field of study of Environmental Sciences in a ring-lecture and a seminar, students focus on basic issues in environmental chemistry and geochemistry, environmental biology, pollutants and element cycles. They get acquainted with a process oriented view on environmental systems including marine systems, ground and surface water systems, atmospheric and terrestrial systems. Students learn to integrate mathematical models into various processes. Courses in legislation, policy and economics focus on the implementation of the process level understanding of natural systems into these fields. After this first part of the curriculum, students deepen their knowledge by exploring their own combination of subjects within the environmental sciences in fields such as biogeochemical cycles, global change, environmental pollution and remediation. The degree programme is completed with a master’s thesis and an oral public defence. For more information, click here. [-]