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A masters is awarded to students who have completed postgraduate level study in a specific field of study or area of professional practice while demonstrating a high level of mastery during the process.

History involves the study of the written word in order to uncover information about the past. It includes researching, analyzing, and synthesizing knowledge about the past, as well as making new discoveries.

Asia is the world's largest and most populous continent, located primarily in the eastern and northern hemispheres. It covers 8.7% of the Earth's total surface area and comprises 30% of its land area.

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M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

Masters in History in Asia 2017. M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management Identification of significant elements of architecture, buildings, sites – natural and cultural in Belur – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) In a fast changing and rapidly globalizing world, the uniqueness and identity of place are becoming an important and non-renewable resource. Cultural and natural heritage are well-springs for both traditional and contemporary creative practices rooted in locality and place. How do we identify and assess the cultural (tangible and intangible) and environmental heritage of a place? How do we manage and protect these valuable resources? How can we improve such places and benefit their communities in ways that are compatible with the heritage values? How can places, their cultural and natural assets inform and inspire design and creative practices? How can we support local communities to manage their inheritance? Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. They will plan creative solutions with minimal and sustainable interventions to improve basic infrastructure, presentation of places and their uniqueness to the benefit of local communities. Students also learn to derive knowledge and principles of design from cultural and natural heritage places to explore new ways that contemporary creative practices including architecture and urban design can be informed and enriched by history, culture, ecology, tradition, community, and craft. The program is a vibrant multidisciplinary platform for theoretical and practical engagement in context-specific fieldwork to engage a range of academic studies from architecture and urban design to the humanities, cultural geography, management, entrepreneurship, and tourism. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Systems Design Curatorial Practices Research – Art and Design Ecology and Environment Urban and Regional Planning Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) The Kabir Project Cultural heritage mapping of Belur – assessing and mapping significance – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources The most important heritage values of cultural and natural heritage elements must be protected, nurtured, and presented according to international norms and standards. Contemporary design and planning rooted in and compatible with key cultural and natural heritage and place identity promote sustainable development. 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 Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in heritage related design and planning in a range of design disciplines from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what and why to preserve heritage and promote heritage compatible development An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan at different scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, deriving design principles from study of heritage resources. Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places to protect heritage. Ability to design not only as individual designer but also as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M. Des in Heritage Design, Planning, & Management would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Employment in heritage conservation related fields Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design in a wide variety of creative professional practices from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built heritage, crafts, textile, music, dance, theater, or contemporary creative practices. Employment with hospitality businesses and organizations focused on cultural tourism and ecotourism. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design entrepreneur Start up a creative enterprise Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master Of Science In Classical And Modern Philology With The Linguistic State University Of Pyatigorsk - Pslu / Russia

The Second University of Naples (SUN)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Russia Pyatigorsk Italy Caserta + 2 more

The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. [+]

The Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN (DiLBeC), From the year. 2015-2016 has activated a new integrated study course with the Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistic - PSLU - (Russia). The course offers students the opportunity to achieve a double degree, ie a double degree Master of study Modern Philology and Linguistics. The course lasts two years and includes a training program jointly developed with the stranger at their university and a mobility period abroad for two semesters; involves the release, at the end of the study period and after passing the exam, two degrees of Master of Science with the following name from their location: at the SUN "in Modern Philology Doctor", and at the PSLU "Master in linguistics ", recognized according to official regulations in the two universities and in their countries. For students, this new course is a unique opportunity to enrich their professional resume and gain the educational profile of the peculiar and captivating. The University of Pyatigorsk State Linguistics is one of the most reliable Russian universities; his Institute for International Service of Tourism and Foreign Languages ​​is located in a modern and functional structure situated in the center of the city of Pyatigorsk, an important spa resort located in the Federal District of the North Caucasus. EDUCATIONAL GOALS The new international CDL established by the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages ​​enables members to achieve, at the end of the course, a double degree, ie a double degree Master's study. Each university will give the participating students their diplomas to Master's degree. This is another way of two graduate degrees (a double degree), one of which will be valid in Italy as a Graduate Diploma Course in Modern Philology, and the other in Russia as Master in intercultural communication and foreign language skills in the management and business innovative, with the title of "Master in linguistics". Both titles are recognized in and outside Europe. Therefore, the new CDL aims to train a new professional that possesses not only the necessary philological and language teaching skills, but also the full communicative competence of the partner country's language (Italian and Russian) and the English language. In fact, in the new course of study it is planned during the course of a study period abroad (two semesters) and a period of vocational training in the country of origin, in language training institutions, publishing houses and press agencies. RECIPIENTS AND GRANTS Can enroll in the CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, activated in partnership with the State University of Pyatigorsk Linguistics, students holding a Bachelor's degree diploma, obtained in Italy or a Bachelor degree from Russian universities. Italians students will learn the Russian language, Given at the Russian Culture 'Pushkin' center which was established in 2015 at the DiLBeC in Santa Maria Capua Vetere. Russian students will have to learn the Italian language. For students who are in possession of a Diploma Bachelor degree other than that prescribed and who decide to enroll in the new CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology, will be activated custom procedures for recognition and validation of the exams and college credits already earned. Those who decide to enroll in CDL in Linguistics and Modern Philology will also contribute to the call for obtaining scholarships annually allocated from the SUN. Some of these scholarships are reserved for foreign students. HEADQUARTERS AND METHOD 'OF CONDUCT Courses in Italy will take place at the offices of the Department of Arts and Cultural Heritage of the SUN, in Santa Maria Capua Vetere (CE). Courses in Russia will take place at the Institute for International Service of Tourism and foreign languages, in the center of Pyatigorsk. The teaching consists of lectures cycles with any evidence elapsed written and / or oral. The exams are oral and may be preceded by a written examination. [-]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer for a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris [+]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

 

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offe a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented.The city of Abu Dhabi alone is preparing to open not less than seven new museums, including the Louvre. In the coming years, qualified staff, trained in the fields of history of arts and in the various professions related to museum management, will be necessary to uphold the scientific and intellectual quality of these institutions. It is in this specific context and with a view to respond to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed.It is part of the development of PSUAD, the sole higher education institution offering an undergraduate programme in the history of art and archaeology in the Gulf region since 2006. To offer a first class education, PSUAD has decided to enlarge the scope of its know-how through a partnership with the scientific teams of the Ecole du Louvre and the future Louvre Abu Dhabi.... [-]


MPhil in History

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. He has also published historical translations. [+]

MPhil in History Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history. Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration. Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective. Associate Professor Grace Ai-Ling Chou is a specialist in Hong Kong and Chinese intellectual and educational history. Her recent work has expanded to include the British Empire and its educational heritage in other former Asian colonies in Southeast Asia, with a comparative focus on the Mediterranean. She also researches the cultural and educational aspects of the Cold War in Asia, within a broader context of the history of East-West interactions. Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China. Associate Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History. Associate Professor Niccolò Pianciola specialises in late Tsarist and early Soviet history in Central Asia. His works have dealt with the management of ethnic diversity, forced population transfers, and policies of agricultural colonisation and socio-economic transformation. Assistant Professor Diana Lemberg specialises in Twentieth-century U.S. history, twentieth-century European history, colonial and imperial formations, human-rights history, cultural history, history of technology, and global English. Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

How do we identify, preserve, and interpret historical artifacts and sources, and what bearing do they have on contemporary life? [+]

What impact does history have on contemporary public life?

This programme focuses on the methods and practices necessary for identifying, preserving, interpreting, and presenting historical artifacts and sources, preparing graduates for careers in the private and public sectors, as well as academia.

An emphasis is placed on the interdisciplinary nature of applied history, and students examine the relationship between history and other disciplines including geography, ecology, management, economics, law, sociology, humanities, and the arts.

St. Petersburg is a city with incredible historical heritage (its centre is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site) and its museums, monuments, media organizations, and archives present excellent opportunities for students to gain practical experience through internships during the course of their studies.... [-]


Master in History & Heritage Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time August 2017 Macau China Anhui

“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of ​​interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program students will learn about [+]

“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of ​​interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program students will learn about the specific historical and cultural contexts, the heritage and the pertaining identity not only of Macau (a declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2005) but also of the Pearl River Delta Region as well as of South and East Asia at large. This historical connection between all the countries involved is the ground of study and investigation of this Programme. The conservation, study and management of the natural heritage of Macau in particular and South and East Asia in general, can then be considered as the features of expertise of this program. [-]

International MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 year February 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]

Masters in History in Asia 2017. Introducing IMARES IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. Why Study Eurasia? In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space, the path of its development, the theory and the practice of different political and economic regimes throughout its history, and the ways in which these past experiences continue to influence developments today. The IMARES Program Through a combination of lectures, seminars, and self-study, our students learn, talk, and read about a variety of topics, including revolutions in Saint Petersburg, Islam in Russia, democracy in Kyrgyzstan, reforms in Georgia, nation-building in Ukraine, foreign policy dilemmas in Armenia, economics in Belarus, border control in Tajikistan or security issues in Azerbaijan. Students will also have the opportunity to experience Russia’s history and culture first hand, through a trip to the medieval Russian town of Veliky Novgorod. Extra-Curricular Benefits of IMARES In addition to its core academic content, the IMARES course offers extra-curricular benefits: the IMARES workshop series introduces expert guest speakers, with whom IMARES can discuss specialist topics. Previous speakers include businessmen from the Russian Forbes list, the President of the European Council, the former head of the Belarusian state TV and Radio, a variety of researchers and decision-makers from both Russia and abroad. Furthermore, all IMARES students are offered a course in Russian language, tailored to suit their ability, from beginner to advanced. Combined with the experience of living in Russia, the development of Russian language skills gives IMARES students a far greater understanding of contemporary Russia. Such a level of understanding can only be gained by actually spending time here in Russia, and experiencing the country for yourself. IMARES Students In terms of their backgrounds and prior experience, IMARES students are often as diverse as the topics they study at the EUSP. Whether you are a historian, political scientist, sociologist, or language specialist, studying at EUSP will give you the opportunity to broaden your horizons and gain new perspectives on your course of study. While our course modules are accessible to students of all backgrounds, the chance to engage in academic discussions with other students from different countries, cultures, and academic fields will offer fresh perspectives on the topic at hand. To find out more, please read the testimonials of previous IMARES students. IMARES – An Investment in Your Future The IMARES faculty members spare no effort in making sure that all the IMARES courses are both informative and interesting. The extra-curricular workshops, course of Russian language study, and experience of living here in Russia all add to the value of the IMARES course for your future career. Our alumni have gone on to further courses of academic study (including PhD programmes), and careers in NGOs, business, politics, journalism and the private sector. Whatever your career aim, the experience of a year in Russia studying on the IMARES programme will significantly enhance your CV and offer you a unique personal experience. Application procedure There are 3 easy steps to apply for one-year MA degree program at EUSP: Complete the Application form Send us all required documents Receive notification of acceptance/rejection Required documents: Scanned copy of your Passport. Your international passport validity period must be at least 6 months following the date you are planning to leave Russia on completing the program (e.g. if you intend to stay in Russia until June 30, 2017 your passport expiry date shouldn't be earlier than December 30, 2017) Scanned copy of your Bachelor's degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year) Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis) Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work Your Curriculum Vitae IMARES COURSE FORMAT lectures follow-up discussion sessions the language of instructions is English To complete the MA degree, the student must have a total of 60 Credits – 48 credits from courses and 12 Credits from an MA thesis. The student may choose to distribute these credits over the two semesters. That is, it is possible to take only 18 credits in the first semester and 30 credits in the second. Additionally, a student may audit as many classes as his or her schedule allows. NOTE : Courses which have been selected by fewer than 3 students will not be taught during the given semester. FALL SEMESTER COURSES Russian Foreign Policy (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Russian-American Relations from the Historical Perspective (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Russian Orientalism (3 Credits) Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia (3 Credits) St. Petersburg in Russian Literature (6 Credits) From Icon to Avant-Garde: A Survey of Russian Art through the Centuries (6 Credits) IMARES Workshop Series (No Credits) Russian Language (3 Credits) SPRING SEMESTER COURSES Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits) Jewish Life under Bolshevik’s Rule: Politics, Ideologies, Representations, 1920s–1930 (3 Credits) Russian Political and Social History (6 Credits) Introduction to Political Economy (3 Credits) Between Russia and Iran: Geopolitical History of the Caucasus in the 19th-20th Centuries (6 Credits) Introduction to Soviet Civilization (3 Credits) The Golden Age of Russian Theatre: History, Experiments, Perspectives (6 Credits) Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits) IMARES Workshop Series (No Credits) Russian Language (3 Credits) [-]