110 MAs in 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 so… Read more

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.

Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw
Warsaw , Poland

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 hi ... +

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. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2020
13 Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies
Salzburg , Austria

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relev ... +

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
Full-time
4 semesters
English
October 2020
Campus
 
LUISS School of Government
Rome , Italy

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 stu ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
October 2020
15 Apr 2017
Campus
 
Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)
Ifran , Morocco

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Mid ... +

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Middle East combined with an equally intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic. -
MA
Online & Campus Combined
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
English
August 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Trier University
Trier , Germany

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. This ... +

Dealing with current issues of governance and government requires a deeper understanding of contemporary policy and governance challenges in different parts of the world. This Master's program covers two major world regions, the European Union and East Asia. Students will learn to analyze how these regions adapt to often disruptive and transformative economic and political changes. -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
English
October 2020
31 May 2019
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa , Israel

The MA in Maritime Civilizations is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides students with an opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime soc ... +

The MA in Maritime Civilizations is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides students with an opportunity to explore the history, archeology and fabric of maritime societies as well as the natural environment within which they developed. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Oct 2020
15 Mar 2020
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington , USA

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functi ... +

The Master of Arts program in European and Eurasian Studies (EES) at the Elliott School of International Affairs provides an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing the functional principles that define Western, Central, and Eastern Europe in conjunction with Russia and Eurasia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
13 Jan 2020
Campus
 
Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University
Kraków , Poland

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 ... +

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... -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
October 2020
14 Sep 2016
Campus
 
University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences
Miami , USA

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree characterized by a distinct level of flexibility in allowing students to create a course o ... +

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree characterized by a distinct level of flexibility in allowing students to create a course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean that serves the unique interests of each student, including the history of Hispanic people, literature, migration, cultural studies, and anthropology. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
18 months
English
September 2020
Campus
 
University of Macedonia
Thessaloniki , Greece + 1 More

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development in th ... +

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development in the region, emphasizing the interrelation between the two, and setting the institutional and social context on firm analytical grounds. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
13 months
English
October 2020
31 Jul 2016
Campus
 
University of Passau
Passau , Germany

The Master of Arts programme in North and Latin American Studies combines North American and Latin American Studies into a single and unique syllabus which draws from a variet ... +

The Master of Arts programme in North and Latin American Studies combines North American and Latin American Studies into a single and unique syllabus which draws from a variety of academic disciplines and gives its students profound insight into the two Americas as distinct entities, as well as their global ties and relations. This answers to a rising demand for graduates with a broad academic background and specific knowledge of America, particularly at a time when North and South are growing together on many levels, while the gap between Europe and America is widening -
MA
Full-time
4 semesters
German, Spanish, Portuguese
October 2020
30 Jun 2017
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest , Hungary

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from ... +

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. With this aim in mind, the American Studies MA program seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilized in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
07 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg
Hamburg , Germany

The one-year interdisciplinary Master's program "European and European Legal Studies" is performed by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Ha ... +

The one-year interdisciplinary Master's program "European and European Legal Studies" is performed by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the University of Hamburg. In this course, the degree of "Master of Arts (MA)" or "Master of Laws (LL.M.)" can be obtained. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English, German
October 2020
31 May 2017
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku , Finland + 2 More

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Aug 2020
22 Jan 2020
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco , USA + 2 More

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive ... +

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
August 2020
Campus