Master of Art Programs in Area studies

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Area studies

Earning a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences is a great choice for individuals interested in human behavior and thought in the context of literature, history, the arts and philosophy. Graduates can work in a wide range of fields including academia, the arts, non-profits and journalism.

Prospective students frequently ask, what is an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences? Humanities and the social sciences encompass a very broad group of topics, and a degree can help better equip graduates to understanding the building blocks of liberal arts. Students can pick from a wide range of courses to match their interests, as there are degrees offered in many subjects.

One benefit of a degree in humanities and social sciences is that it can help further one’s prospects in many different careers. Students are taught critical thinking skills that are applicable for solving a wide variety of problems. The coursework for MA in Humanities and Social Sciences programs also includes an emphasis on writing, research, communications, and public speaking.

The cost for a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences can vary depending on the program and location of the school. Prospective students should speak with school admissions officers directly in order to confirm program fees and registration costs.

Graduates of the program can find employment in a variety of fields. One such area is the arts in positions including museum administrators or curators. Other options include obtaining jobs at non-profits or pursuing writing careers. Some choose to teach or go on to other graduate programs including pursuing a legal degree or a PhD.

Many institutions structure their programs with flexibility in mind. There are numerous online degree programs which may be better suited for people who live further from large metropolitan areas. Browse our comprehensive database to start exploring the many different educational and geographic options.

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MA in European Union Studies

University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Austria Salzburg

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master program in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies, and languages. [+]

MA in European Union Studies

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master program in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies, and languages.

The program also provides opportunities for studying abroad, enhancing the international qualification and the language competences of its students. Also, the whole study program is taught in English (since Curriculum 2016), intensifying the international focus. The master program takes account of political and socio-economic processes and includes European practitioners and experts from the European institutions in its teaching program. By simulating decision procedures and moot courts students practice preparing bargaining positions and negotiating these position in the framework of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Commission and the European Court of Justice.... [-]


One-year MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 1 - 1 year February 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

One-year intensive IMARES Master’s degree program focus on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Я. [+]

One-year intensive IMARES Master’s degree program focus on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Я. You will examine the past and analyze the most up-to-date events unfolding in the region, learn Russian and experience life in Russia. Together with other international students you will study and discuss a variety of topics, including foreign policy and security issues in Russia and neighboring countries, history and current events, changing society and reforms, and, of course, Russian culture and arts.

This is the only program in Russia that gives you the opportunity to

get an MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies in 1 year; select the courses by the leading Russian and international professors and experts in the field; design your own individual program from the broad course catalog; study in the English language; learn and improve your Russian; enjoy the life in St. Petersburg - the old imperial capital of Russia; get an excellent foundation for your career in public service, academia and business. Entry requirements ... [-]

M.A. in European Studies

Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Kraków

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, speciality, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters... [+]

M.A. in European Studies

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, speciality, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters.

Objectives

This programme is designed to provide students with advanced and interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary European affairs. Our focus is the study of the political, economic and cultural character of Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. Most of our graduates apply their expertise in careers in either non-governmental or business sectors, while others continue with their studies on a doctoral level.... [-]


MA in Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought

Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Warsaw + 1 more

We address this program to foreign students from all over the world (and also from Poland) who want to pursue their Master's degree in our country, become familiar with its history and culture, make new friends, and embark on an interesting existential and intellectual adventure. [+]

General idea and Invitation

INVITATION

We invite you to choose our graduate degree program: "Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought" (PCE-CE). We address this program to foreign students from all over the world (and also from Poland) who want to pursue their Master's degree in our country, become familiar with its history and culture, make new friends, and embark on an interesting existential and intellectual adventure.

IDEA

What is "Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought"?

One of Master’s degree programs in philosophy offered at the Institute of Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland) - addressed to all graduate students interested in getting to know the philosophical-cultural legacy of Central and Eastern Europe. The studies provide an opportunity to become familiar with the experience and thought of the people of this region as well as to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies related thematically to the philosophy and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.... [-]


Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Finland Turku

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

Gain in-depth knowledge of today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world!

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

Students gain expertise in East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research.

Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career.... [-]


Master in European Studies

LUISS School of Government
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Italy Rome

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary programme aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provides students holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or Italy’s Laurea Triennale) with broad yet specific proficiencies in EU institutions and policies. [+]

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary program aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provides students holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or Italy’s Laurea Triennale) with broad yet specific proficiencies in EU institutions and policies.

The program, in particular, provides:

Advanced training on EU institutions and European policies Multinational perspective on EU public policies and EU Mediterranean affairs Seminar-style teaching An international student body at a top class academic institutions Unrivalled academic competency with an international faculty Strong professional and networking with regular meeting with EU professional experts and practicioners Practical training on EPSO selection procedures and EU Project Management Cycle Access to national and international institutions based in Rome ... [-]

Master of Arts in American Studies

Kennesaw State University
Campus Part time January 2019 USA Kennesaw

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. The curriculum blends historical and place-based study with analysis of cultural products and requires to students to apply their learning in their personal and professional communities. The program is flexible, allowing students to pursue work that fits their own professional goals and interests. Our graduate program offers extensive training in scholarship and emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration among faculty and graduate students.... [-]


Master in Cultural Studies of the Middle East

Otto-Friedrich University Of Bamberg
Campus Full time Part time 4 - 8 semesters September 2019 Germany Bamberg + 1 more

This modularised MA program focuses on diversity and historical change in the cultures of the Middle East. It is Germany’s first elite course of study in this field. This program offers a new and challenging approach to talented and highly motivated students – going far beyond common language frontiers and transcending single-discipline perspectives. The variety of specializations in the field of Oriental Studies makes this program unique in Germany. Students will encounter theoretical concepts and conduct research on a highly advanced academic level: They will enhance their language skills, cooperate in interdisciplinary seminars, and organize cross-disciplinary workshops. They will benefit from visiting fellows of international renown. Our graduates will be able to communicate in academic settings and professionally conduct excellent, interdisciplinary research – skills essential for continuing on at the Ph.D. level. This master’s program is sponsored by the Bavarian Elite Network. [+]

Offered by the Universities of Bamberg, a new bilingual Elite Master’s Program in „Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East” has been introduced in the 2017/18 winter semester.

This modularised MA program focuses on diversity and historical change in the cultures of the Middle East. It is Germany’s first elite course of study in this field. This program offers a new and challenging approach to talented and highly motivated students – going far beyond common language frontiers and transcending single-discipline perspectives. The variety of specializations in the field of Oriental Studies makes this program unique in Germany. Students will encounter theoretical concepts and conduct research on a highly advanced academic level: They will enhance their language skills, cooperate in interdisciplinary seminars, and organize cross-disciplinary workshops. They will benefit from visiting fellows of international renown. Our graduates will be able to communicate in academic settings and professionally conduct excellent, interdisciplinary research – skills essential for continuing on at the Ph.D. level. This master’s program is sponsored by the Bavarian Elite Network.... [-]


MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies

American University - Washington, DC - College of Arts and Sciences
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Washington

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching. [+]

The MA in Spanish and Latin American Studies at American University offers customized tracks to allow students to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as expertise in translation, linguistics, and/or Spanish language teaching.

Master's students select courses as part of a 21-credit core curriculum that provides a strong foundation for the study of the cultural, historical, linguistic, and political complexity of the region. All core courses are taught entirely in Spanish. In addition to the core seminars, the Spanish: Latin American Studies master's program offers three 12-15 credit tracks that provide valuable training and professional skills for Latin American specialists:... [-]


Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA)

Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) aims to produce students who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history and societal aspects of Greater Asia. [+]

Housed within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) program provides students a unique combination of functional training and regional expertise. This degree equips students with the necessary skills to engage with private and public sector interests in Asia while solving global issues related to the region. MASIA at Georgetown is a terminal, 36-credit (12-course) program, where students have the opportunity to study core disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to Asia. Students also pursue one or more thematic/geographic concentrations. A thesis option is available.

This innovative balance of traditional area studies and functional training offers students a package of scholarly expertise and substantive skills that enhances the intellectual value and the marketability of their degree, whether they pursue employment or a Ph.D. after graduation.... [-]


MA in North American Studies

Radboud University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Nijmegen

The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. [+]

The world loves American culture but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. Our Master's Program gives students the opportunity to acquire solid expertise in relation to the concept of "America" in a variety of fields: US history, literature, culture (including popular culture, film, theater, and art) as well as political history, foreign policy, constitutional law and social science.

Radboud University distinguishes itself from other American Studies programs through its emphasis on the cultural and political relations between the United States, its neighbors, and Europe. True to the tradition of American Studies, our program teaches students to approach issues from different angles and to think in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways. We also offer excellent internships thanks to our global network.... [-]


MA in Politics, Development & the Global South

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, the Department of Politics and International Relations, and other departments from across the university. [+]

How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?

Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree, you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, in theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.... [-]


MA Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Gratz College
Online & Campus Combined Full time September 2019 USA Philadelphia

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. [+]

Program Overview

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.

The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.

Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.... [-]


MA in North American Studies: Culture and Literature

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Nuremberg

A research-oriented MA program with an area-specific profile in which cultural and literary developments in the USA, Canada, and the Anglophone Caribbean are analyzed [+]

Contents of the degree programme

Basic modules:

Cultural Studies Literary Studies Language

Intermediary modules:

Cultural Studies Literary Studies Survey module

Advanced modules:

Cultural Studies Literary Studies Interdisciplinary project module Master’s Thesis Occupational fields Political education International Organisations Cultural management Publishing and Librarianship/Journalism Fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture Teaching and Research International Semester(s) abroad highly encouraged Partner universities of the Department of English and American Studies include Georgia State University (Atlanta), University of Georgia (Athens), University of Kansas (Kansas), Minnesota State University (Mankato) Qualification requirements A first, above-average academic degree in American or English Studies (GPA equivalent to the German “gut”, i.e. up to 2.5; grades between 2.5 and 3.5: successful interview required). Students who have received a degree in English Studies need to present proof of a significant focus on literature and culture classes, preferably with America-related content, with their record of transcripts; 2-3 page essay on a topic that will be published on our homepage. Language requirements ... [-]

European Studies and European Legal Studies (M.A.)

University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Campus Full time 12 months October 2018 Germany Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. After successfully completing the programme either the academic degree "Master of Arts (M.A.)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" will be awarded. [+]

Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds a fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? Do you aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme.

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg.... [-]