Masters Program in Sociology in Asia

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Sociology

A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.

Sociology is a field of study that aims to understand how societies and the structures and institutions that govern them operate. Topics such as social class, relationships between civilizations, and history are often included in the curriculum.

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

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M.Des. in Public Space Design

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

The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Asia 2017. M.Des. in Public Space Design Students displaying their work from a public space design course, which explored Urban Planning through mapping. Course: Making Places Public places are sometimes the sites for conflict of race, class, gender and economics. But they are also places of synergy and the collective where individuals and communities can interact with each other. In the Indian context where pastoral communities consider grasslands as common land that everyone’s cattle can graze in or streets that become make shift markets where street vendors have traditionally congregated to sell their produce. With emerging technologies such as the Internet of things and cloud computing we will increasingly connect everyone and everything in a seamless network, further blurring the boundaries between public and private. All of this adds varied dimensions to the word “public”. It is critical to understand this changing dynamic of public space. The program fosters empathetic and reflective designers capable of engaging with theory and public policy. It develops the ability to deal with complexity and navigate the layers of physical and non- physical contexts that define public spaces. The aim is to use this holistic understanding for the design of dynamic, inclusive and sensitive interventions. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Spatial Design Architecture Landscape Design Sociology Urban Studies and Design Environmental Graphics Sustainability studies Policy Studies and Environmental Law Cultural studies Heritage Conservation Urban and Regional Planning Ecology and Environment Research and Collaboration UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Design EARTH Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS)-India Student interacting with Public Space Design Facilitator Key Values Postgraduates in Public space design are evolutionists at heart and imbibe these core values: Empathetic – As public space designers we value the “other” over the “self”. While we brings the self into the design it is informed through putting ourselves in other’s shoes and by having empathy towards all. Inclusive – We ensure that the spaces we design are inclusive and accessible to all. Sustainable – We strive for sustainable place making that balances ecological, community and economic concerns. Adaptable – We designs for change. We are adaptable to the ever-changing contexts and ensure our designs are resilient to changing social and environmental needs and issues. Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approach Learning is driven by engagement with theory/discourse, reflective practice and real world experience. This approach allows for a comprehensive exposure to possibilities across the world and creates an awareness of the contemporary context. Students on a field trip in the Banni Grasslands of Kutch, Photo Courtesy: School of Foudation and Prepatory Studies. Program learning components include: A theoretical and conceptual knowledge of approaches to public space design, current issues and discourses across the world Using design thinking tools to research the context, analyze and synthesize and conceptualize a solution. Understanding of methods and tools of comprehensive studies in project and/or discourse in public space design Collaboration among peers, practitioners and the community. Using live projects/opportunities to create and test interventions/participatory design in community spaces. Capability sets On successful completion of the course, graduates will have the following capabilities: Scholar Examine and engage in systematic enquiry of cultural, political, environmental and historical uniqueness of place and complexity of contexts Identify what is to be known in multifaceted contexts and suitably adapt discipline specific knowledge for problem solving. Critique constraints, question assumptions and limitations; think independently and strive for deeper engagement in the area of knowledge. Entrepreneurial leader Design, engage and manage safe, sustainable and layered engagements for people, with public space. Ability to understand, analyze and synthesize information, select and use appropriate methods of research & communication. Practitioner Identify, explore, experiment with real and conceptual frameworks and develop innovative practice. Make informed choices and expand ideas of art, design, policy and sustainability to make their own practice more informed and enriched. Global Citizen Use a participatory approach to engage with communities and effectively communicate their views to a wide range of audiences. Be sensitive towards regional perspectives, respect diversity and help design for just and inclusive communities. Opportunities Employment in creative industries such as architecture, landscape design, interiors and urban design Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in the urban sector Graduates can become contemporary design practitioner, entrepreneur, design consultant or an academician Graduates could work with and have an active involvement in emerging domains such as public policy making and public space design and planning Enquiries For further information, kindly email Mary Jacob Kuruvilla at maryjacob@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2017 Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Netherlands Amsterdam Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid + 10 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Electives 52 credits / 26 courses Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting the program requirements within the intended program duration. Admission requirements proficiency in the English language Bachelor degree (or equivalent) No distinction is made between academic or professional Bachelor degrees. Degrees with 180 European credits or 120 American semester credits are considered equivalent. Students who do not hold a Bachelor degree or equivalent should apply for a Bachelor degree program, or for the Undergraduate Diploma top-up program. CAREER PERSPECTIVES Our study programs and courses are career-oriented in nature and provide students with a high level of flexibility throughout their graduate studies. Focusing on a broad range of specialized subject matters, students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to be successful in today’s global economy, and are prepared for a wide variety of professional development and career opportunities. Graduate programs are an excellent choice for recent college and university graduates who would like to see their employability in today's job market increase by engaging in rigorous and academically challenging graduate studies to obtain a relevant academic qualification in the field of liberal arts. Upon graduation, students mainly start or advance their careers with mid to upper-level positions in national and multinational companies and organizations in various economic sectors. Students can also choose to continue their studies without interruption in almost any of our other graduate and postgraduate programs to further enhance their career prospects. [-]

MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy

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

In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). [+]

Masters in Sociology in Asia 2017. MPhil in Sociology and/or Social Policy Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of Sociology and Social Policy has a very good record of success in the HKPFS. In the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, teaching and research cover many exciting areas in these two related disciplines (http://www.ln.edu.hk/socsp/). In terms of research locations, we have expertise in Hong Kong, China and many other countries of the Asia-Pacific (including, for example, Korea, The Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Macau, and Myanmar) and other regions. As well as sociology and social policy topics, we encourage interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research with our sister social science departments of Applied Psychology, Political Science and Economics. We would therefore also be delighted to hear from students interested in undertaking postgraduate research in cross-disciplinary topics. Within Sociology and Social Policy, members of staff currently have internationally recognised expertise in areas including: Ageing, social gerontology Health research, population; social well-being Social theory Social and political thought; political sociology Economic and urban sociology; housing Hong Kong society and culture Justice and society; income inequality and social stratification Gender and sexuality studies; religion Comparative policy including international education 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 Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The two-year Master in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies prepares students for careers in environmental and planning fields. The natural environment is an important resource with different degrees of complexities. The considerable rise in challenges related to managing natural resources and resolving national and societal needs without compromising the protection of the environment requires specialists in geoscience to efficiently assess environmental and spatial issues from every possible angle. Geo-scientists and Geo-engineers address major international issues that define the 21st century including globalization, agricultural development and economic inequality. You will examine spatial relationships, where things and elements are located and also learn about the processes and technologies that regulate these observed patterns. [+]

Overview The program offers a specialized and multidisciplinary education on the management of environments complemented by practical and applied courses. Students will also learn how to process and interpret data based on location and spatial factors and devise solutions using GIS approaches and tools. At every point of the course your communication skills and research will be encouraged through projects, workshops and dialogue with faculty and experts. The combination of intensive learning and practical application of technologies like GIS along with spatial analysis and data visualisation will sharpen skills, boost performance and ensure students are well positioned for a rewarding career. Our faculty is composed of Paris-Sorbonne professors and external working professionals who have achieved worldwide acclaim. We also recruit renowned personalities from specialised institutions in France and the UAE as visiting lecturers. Courses are generally interactive and each teacher provides additional materials to aid learning. This Master programme is supported by the Departments of Geography and Planning, Law, Economics, Foreign Languages, and Museum National d’Histoire Naturelle de Paris. STRUCTURE The degree in Environment: Dynamics of Territories and Societies is taught in English and covers a total of four semesters across two years, starting in September. At the end of this degree, you will have 120 credits. The exclusively designed course schedule includes classes on weekends in consideration of students who intend to combine their studies with work and working professionals. [-]

Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

The Master in Social Analysis of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is the only degree of its kind in the UAE responding to the changing needs of policy makers. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Asia 2017. OVERVIEW The two-year Master’s in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation, is designed for students to acquire the fundamental knowledge and skills of how and why Social Research is instrumental in contemporary society. The countries that form the Gulf Cooperation Council possess an exclusive demographical and social structure that necessitates rapid changes. Socio-economic progress has resulted in transformation that requires appropriate corrections to economic and social policies. Research and analytical specialists are in high demand to monitor change, modify policies and make the right socio-economic decisions including changes to the education system, city planning, resource sharing, diversification policies and workforce nationalisation. The Master in Social Research: Consulting, Survey, and Evaluation of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (PSUAD) responds to the changing needs of policy makers in government entities, state-owned enterprises and the consultancy sectors who require intelligent and skilled experts to design and implement responses to issues affecting the nation. International recognition Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi provides the combined experience of three globally renowned French universities including Paris-Sorbonne University, Paris-Descartes University and Pierre and Marie Curie University. This rich heritage of joint excellence is now available in Abu Dhabi under the Ministry of Education and is recognised worldwide STRUCTURE The degree in Social Research: Consulting, Survey and Evaluation is taught in English and covers a total of our semesters across two years, starting in October. This Master’s degree can be pursued either as one-year or two-year programme, depending on the previous degree qualifications of the candidate [-]

MPhil in Political Science

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

Internationally-experienced faculty members have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Political Science Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, public policy and environmental studies. [+]

MPhil in Political Science Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Internationally-experienced faculty members in the Department of Political Science have quality publication records and some are recognised as experts in their fields of study. Faculty members in the Department specialise in a wide range of sub-disciplines, such as the governance and public policies of Hong Kong and China, Asian-Pacific international relations, regional and global politics, and environmental studies. Particular strengths in instruction and supervision include Chinese reform politics, regionalism, global environmental politics, sport-politics nexus, Chinese foreign and security policies, Korean peninsula politics, and democratisation in Asia. 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 of Social Work (MSW)

Parul University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2017 India Vadodara + 1 more

Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. [+]

Masters in Sociology in Asia 2017. Indeed, social work is the one helping profession whose revered code of ethics is clear about its moral mission to empower clients and addresses both society and industries. The primary mission of the social work profession is to enhance human well-being and help to meet the basic human needs of all the people, with particular attention to the needs and empowerment of people who are vulnerable, oppressed, and living in poverty. A historic and defining feature of social work is the profession’s focus on individual well-being in a social context and the well-being of society. Faculty of Social work at Parul University aims at transforming individuals by providing them a platform for gaining social work education and knowledge through interacting and closely associating with the society at large, assisting in the empowerment and up-gradation of society and understanding the role of Organizations for creating a better society. This transformation is achieved by need driven and dynamic curriculum, social interventions, research and networking and liasioning with government and non government organizations. Objectives The courses at Faculty of Social work shall prepare the students to: To gain an understanding about concept, history and philosophy of social work and to develop a knowledge base about Profession of Social Work, its practice and application. To gain an understanding of the concept and different processes of Social Work with special reference to Indian Society. To understand the various Indian social problems and their role to tackle them in a professional way. Parul University offers dynamic and relevant programs at the Bachelors & Master’s level in Social Work and Human Resource Management. It also identifies new areas for social work practice and evolves innovative strategies through practice-based research and field action projects. The course focuses on key importance of relevant subjects, Orientation visits, Concurrent Field work, Rural Camps, Study Tours, Field work Seminars, Communicable Skills, Viva Voce and Block Placements. Vision We aspire to be among the finest schools of social work and human resource management in the state offering holistic growth opportunity to our students. A vibrant center for intellectual development, producing qualified, competent and skilled Professionals- a leader in promoting diverse communities, advocate for an integrated and inclusive model of social work and human resource, all within a facility that supports the best educational practices. Mission The Faculty of Social work is committed to gain excellence in teaching, empowering, developing community through leadership and service. Our mission is to foster social responsibility regarding social and economic justice, quality of life and multicultural communities, based on equality for all people. As the institute for the creation and dissemination of knowledge, the institute provides attainment of social work education and human resource objectives in order to alleviate and prevent social problems and equality of roles in society for individuals, families and communities. Field Work Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities in each semester.The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Industrial Visits Field Work is a part of the curriculum in all the semesters in Faculty of Social Work. The field work carries a total of six credits in each semester. The Field work is focused on rural villages, NGO’s, hospitals, Industries and social activities each semester. The students are exposed to social issues and the problems faced by people. Also, the students are given the opportunities to conduct research projects to solve the issues which have been identified by the students. Rural Camp The rural camp was organized by Faculty of Social Work in collaboration with Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), at Panandhro village, Kutchh in November 2015 for 7 days. The camp was organized for MSW and MSW (HRM) so as to provide the students an opportunity to gain practical skills and be exposed to the rural communities in different district. The students of Parul University had created Awareness drive on Health and Personal Hygiene, First- Aid , Literacy through street plays, skits and FGD-Focused Group Discussions on broad topics like Family Planning, Sex Education, reproductive health, Entrepreneurship Development and PRA-Participatory Rural Appraisal & Bio-gas plant. A Study and survey was also carried out on the Education level and socio-economic profile amongst the villagers. The students were given exposure to observe mining activities at Lignite project by GMDC and Expert Talks. The objectives of the Rural Camp was to get hands on experience on Research methodology, to understand the Rural Setting of the different districts and different cultural diversity and their social issues within the state, to understand the process of planning and organizing the Camp and experience group living, analysis and Interpretation of the data collected, Preparation of report. Course Structure Semester 1 Introduction to Social Work Profession Human Growth and Behavior Ideologies of Social Work Contemporary Social Problem Philosophy of Social Work Field Work Soft Skills Rural Camp Semester 2 Social Case Work Social Group Work Community Organization Psychopathology Social Work Research-I Field Work Soft Skills Dissertation Semester 3 Labour Welfare and HRM Medical and Psychiatric Social Work Corporate Social Responsibility Social Work Research-II Field Work Study Tour Dissertation Elective Semester 4 Community Mental Health Program Family Child and Youth Welfare Psychiatric Social Work Criminology and Correctional Social Work Field Work Block Placement Viva Elective [-]

Master in Comparative Social Research

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Research-intensive training for ambitious students seeking careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions [+]

This programme is designed for ambitious students who wish to build careers as sociologists in academia and at research institutions.

Students spend the first semester in Moscow and the second semester in St. Petersburg, learning how to write scientific articles based on the analysis of empirical data and how to publish in international peer-reviewed journals. During the second year, students spend one semester doing a research internship, and the final semester working under the supervision of a researcher affiliated with a HSE research lab.

One of the key advantages of this programme is its combination of fundamental theoretical training with education in methods of sociological research at an advanced levels. In courses, students learn how to apply theoretical concepts to analyze various sociological cases and problems, from societal evolution and explanation models to the conceptualization of problems of ideology, power, social policy, and gender. The programme is led by professors who are researcher-lecturers, possessing expertise in theoretical perspectives and in research and practical application.... [-]


Master in Sociology

North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Yakutsk

This degree gives you generic skills that are attractive to employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors. [+]

Master in Sociology

Specialization    

Complex social analysis

Career opportunities     

This degree gives you generic skills that are attractive to employers in the private, public and voluntary sectors.

Affiliation     

North-Eastern Federal University, Institute of Finance and Economics

Language of instruction     

Russian

Learning, teaching and assessment    

The program is the combination of lectures and seminars Individual work Continuous assessment through course works and dissertation.

Entry requirements      ... [-]


Sociology of the Internet

Sholokhov Moscow State University for the Humanities
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

Master's Degree program "Sociology of the Internet" is a program of training professionals , providing sociological support of the growing market for telecommunication systems. Creation and promotion of network image of political leaders, brands of commercial companies , reputation management on the Internet , analytics built on cybermetrical methods - basic skills formed during the acquisition of the program "Sociology of the Internet" [+]

Master's Degree program "Sociology of the Internet" is a program of training professionals , providing sociological support of the growing market for telecommunication systems. Creation and promotion of network image of political leaders, brands of commercial companies , reputation management on the Internet , analytics built on cybermetrical methods - basic skills formed during the acquisition of the program "Sociology of the Internet". Practice:

Fact-finding – All-Russian Public Opinion Research Center ; Yandex Research - WIP Production - the format of individual internships in partner organizations

Workshops, meetings:

V.V. Fedorov VTSIOM Director General . Topic :"Trends of modern sociology" K.S. Borodin (VTSIOM) " Sociology of Social Networks" O.V .Koltsova "Monitoring of social networking " L.A. Pautova (Research Institute , Moscow) "People of the future" A.N. Chumikov (Agency " International Press Club . Chumikov PR and consulting.” Director General.) Subject: "E-democracy in the Russian Federation" A.L .Tulupyev «Predictor Mining» S. GREEN (NES), "Mobilizing of protest in social networks" ... [-]

Masters Studies In Contemporary Latin America (in Spanish)

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

This degree aims to train professionals specialized in the problems of Latin America and the construction of a new research profile of the Latin American region from the perspective of Russian "latinoamericanistica" contemplating the variety of historical trajectories of the countries in the region and its current political, economic, social and cultural developments. [+]

Master in Contemporary Studies of Latin America (in Spanish)

Period of studies: 2 years ECTS credits: 120 Language: English

 

Program description

This degree aims to train professionals specialized in the problems of Latin America and the construction of a new research profile of the Latin American region from the perspective of Russian "latinoamericanistica" contemplating the variety of historical trajectories of the countries in the region and its current political, economic, social and cultural developments.

The master's program aims to address the knowledge of the complex cultural and historical construction of Latin America, through a multidisciplinary approach, which favors the plurality of approaches, methods and perspectives.... [-]


Master in Religious Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well [+]

The Master’s degree in Religious Studies is an inter-disciplinary programme, providing professional, academic guidance, and on site field work in the different Macao religious heritage spots, as well as in historical archives, libraries and museums. Courses focus on the study and interpretation of Asian religions in their theoretical (e.g. beliefs, myths, philosophy), practical (e.g., rituals, practices) and sociological expressions (e.g., groupings). [-]

Master in Contemporary China Studies (MCCS)

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Macau China

The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic [+]

Masters in Sociology in Asia 2017. The curriculum reflects the People’s Republic’s increasing global influence – from its importance in the world economy to its foreign policy and presence in international organisations – and the rapid domestic political, economic and social changes associated with China’s recent development, throughout the two year programme students can test their insights on the challenges to the Chinese sate and society in the 21st century by interacting with Chinese and non-Chinese scholars, decision makers and opinion leaders. Upon completion of the study programme, the graduates will be able to contextualise China’s ascent in the broader global context and to link this issue to debates about international relations and theories of development. [-]

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. [+]

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) [-]