MA in Area studies in Asia

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Area studies

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Area studies have become more and more common in the academic world since the 1940s. These research fields are intended to assist students with increasing their knowledge and understanding of a variety of diverse populations and regions or countries.

 

Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.

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MA in Israel Studies

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Be'er Sheva

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. [+]

Course content Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.

A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Program Extras: Archive workshops and visits to Israel’s major archives Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest Thesis or Non-Thesis Options ... [-]

MA in Turkish Studies

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

Turkish Studies MA program is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Its primary purpose is to meet the growing international demand for knowledge about and a deeper understanding of Turkey. [+]

MATS, the Turkish Studies MA program at Sabancı University, is the first such interdisciplinary graduate program in Turkey with English language instruction. Its primary purpose is to meet the growing international demand for knowledge about and a deeper understanding of Turkey. With a highly flexible curriculum that capitalizes on the intellectual and scholarly resources available at one of Turkey's leading private universities, MATS offers students a broad range of courses in History, Political Science, Economics, Cultural Studies, Conflict Resolution, and Visual Arts. In addition, the curriculum also seeks to meet the needs of those international students who wish to learn or improve their command of the Turkish language. Also available are a number of other language courses, including, for example, Ottoman Turkish, Arabic, Persian or Kurdish.... [-]


MA in European Studies

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

Sabancı University European Studies MA Program provides a comprehensive study of historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the European political and administrative systems as well as historical and philosophical foundations of modern Europe. [+]

Sabancı University European Studies MA Program provides a comprehensive study of historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the European political and administrative systems as well as historical and philosophical foundations of modern Europe. They will also gain the necessary skills to compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging institutions of Europe as Euro-bureaucrats and policy-makers, as representatives of and/or analysts/consultants to governments, NGOs and the private sector in all matters relating to the European Union.... [-]


Master of Arts in Caucasus Studies

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

This English-language MA reflects the requirements of social cohesion as well as the labour market and is aimed at building state institutions in a harmonious society. Taking into consideration the specificity of the Caucasus region, the programme will train qualified and competitive specialists in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Linguistics, Political Science, and International Relations. [+]

About the Programme

This English-language MA reflects the requirements of social cohesion as well as the labour market and is aimed at building state institutions in a harmonious society. Taking into consideration the specificity of the Caucasus region, the programme will train qualified and competitive specialists in the following disciplines: Anthropology, Linguistics, Political Science, and International Relations. Specifically, the purpose of the Caucasus Studies MA is the following:

To train professionals and provide deep theoretical and practical knowledge in all fields of this interdisciplinary programme To focus on teaching principles oriented toward frequently changing market requirements, allowing students to become competitive specialists according to rising international standards To impart deep theoretical knowledge via discussions of case studies covering international and regional problems, and both governmental and non-governmental organizations To cultivate in students a sense of responsibility and methods of self-development To prepare students for employment or continued studies at a PhD level To increase the number of local and international experts in Caucasus regional issues To contribute to defining a new geopolitical role for the South Caucasus region in the contemporary world Upon completion of the programme, the student will have Explored the issues of the South Caucasus regional identity and the merits of regional cooperation Investigated the historical role of the Caucasus in the world Researched the role of the Caucasus in the Cold War and post-Cold War periods Programme advantages ... [-]

MA in Asian Art Histories

LASALLE College of the Arts
Campus Full time 3 semesters August 2018 Singapore

The Master of Arts in Asian Art Histories is unique in being the first taught postgraduate programme to focus on Asian contemporary visual arts. The Programme seeks to educate and train students who have interest in contributing [+]

These are exciting times for Asian art and artists, many of whom have attained international stardom buoyed by market demand and greater visibility in the international art circuit, as well as for Asian countries that have been transformed into major centres for the arts. The success and visibility of Asian art make its research and study all the more timely and relevant, as economic and cultural shifts move the global balance of power from West to East.

It is also a particularly exciting time to be studying in Singapore, which has become the arts and cultural hub of the region and has put in place an arts infrastructure that is unmatched by any other country in the region in the collection and display of Southeast Asian modern and contemporary art. With the opening of the NationalGallery, Singapore in 2015-which will have the largest collection on Southeast Asian modern art in the region-Singapore is also poised to become a leading centre for the study and research of the arts of the region. By studying in Singapore, students will not only have access to the vast collection of Southeast Asian art but will be in a strategic location from where they can conduct research around the region.... [-]


MA Program in Maritime Civilizations

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Haifa

The program aims to provide the foundation for students interested in advanced knowledge of the marine environment and in human interactions with the Mediterranean Sea in which theory and hands-on scientific experience meet. [+]

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offered by the Department of Maritime Civilizations at the University of Haifa offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and currently exist. Special emphasis will be placed on harbors, ships, and seafaring as part of the maritime heritage of the Mediterranean. Moreover, the program sheds light on the ecological and geomorphological dynamics in the eastern Mediterranean and their influence on the interaction between man and the sea in ancient and modern times.

The Academic Program

Taught over three semesters in English, the academic program provides a unique opportunity for an interdisciplinary study of coastal and underwater archaeology, marine biology and ecology, maritime history, maritime geology, and geomorphology. The curriculum offers advanced knowledge and research training to students interested in exploring human interactions with the sea. The studies are carried out in a dynamic learning environment in which theory is combined with hands-on scientific experience in the field and in the laboratory.... [-]


MA in Jewish Studies

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Haifa

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. [+]

Program description

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism. The course’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.... [-]


MA Program in German and European Studies

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Haifa

An MA program designed to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union. [+]

MA Program in German and European Studies

The Haifa Center for German and European Studies began operating at the University of Haifa in the academic year of 2007/8, following winning a tender by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The Center promotes research and other academic and public activities in modern Europe and Germany, emphasizing the Israeli and Jewish perspectives. One of its pivotal activities is a special MA program, the aim of which is to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union.

Academic Program

Taught in English, the MA program is organized in the spirit of the "area studies" model. Our interdisciplinary program encompasses various fields of knowledge in the social sciences, the humanities, law, and language, and appeals to a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds. The program trains its graduates to fill a wide range of positions dealing with Europe and Germany in business, tourism, communication, cultural and public administration as well as prepares its students for pursuing an academic/research career in those fields.... [-]


Master of Arts in American Studies

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

American Studies Master program has been specially designed for those interested in developing a career as an American Expert. It aims to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, adopting modern approaches of many American universities. [+]

American Studies Master program has been specially designed for those interested in developing a career as an American Expert. It aims to provide multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary courses, adopting modern approaches of many American universities. The faculty and students who make up the American Studies Direction combine interests drawn from a variety of perspectives: American Civilization, Literary Criticism, American Government, American Mass Media and Politics, American Popular Culture, American Geography and Regional Characteristics, American Studies and Globalization, Research and Study Skills. These courses are delivered by highly qualified professors, including American Fulbright Scholars, invited by the United States Embassy in Georgia.... [-]


Master of Arts in China Studies (English Taught)

Ocean University of China
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Qingdao

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism, and Communication at OUC offers this Master’s of China Studies program for international students with a keen interest in China who hope to broaden their previous studies or experiences of China, and for those who may have had little exposure to China in their studies to date and are limited by their Chinese language ability. It also aims to equip advanced, specialized personnel with a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of China. [+]

Ocean University of China (OUC) is a comprehensive university which offers courses in Science, Engineering, Agronomy, Economics, Liberal Arts, Pharmaceutics, Management, Law, and Education. OUC has been approved as one of the national key universities with “Project 985” and “Project 211”. OUC is located in the beautiful coastal city of Qingdao, the 29th Olympic Sailing Regatta in 2008, also a renowned summer resort and an attractive historic tourist city of scenic beauty and temperate climate.

China Studies

The College of Liberal Arts, Journalism, and Communication at OUC offers this Master’s of China Studies program for international students with a keen interest in China who hope to broaden their previous studies or experiences of China, and for those who may have had little exposure to China in their studies to date and are limited by their Chinese language ability. It also aims to equip advanced, specialized personnel with a sophisticated and comprehensive understanding of China.... [-]


Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 2 more

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars. [+]

Gender and Women’s Studies in the Middle East/North Africa

The Cynthia Nelson Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies (IGWS) is an academic research institute and a graduate teaching center for scholars, researchers and graduate students interested in gender issues in the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia.

 The Institute for Gender and Women's Studies offers an interdisciplinary two-year Master of Arts and a Diploma.

The MA offers three tracks

‪Specialization 1: Gendered Political Economies‬‬‬

Focusing on issues relating to poverty, labor politics, political economies of desire, migration, mobility and development histories and practices.

Specialization 2: Geographies of Gender and Justice... [-]


Master of Arts in Area Studies

Khazar University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Azerbaijan Baku

Area Studies include concentrations in European Studies, American Studies, Caucasus Studies, Turkic World Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, and East Asian Studies. [+]

Master of Arts in Area Studies

Area Studies include concentrations in European Studies, American Studies, Caucasus Studies, Turkic World Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Russian Studies, and East Asian Studies.Area Studies programs are interdisciplinary and include several departments. Except for students admitted to the Middle Eastern Studies and European Public Affairs programs, all other area studies students will have an individual study track, designed conjointly by several faculty members and tailored towards meeting students interests.

Additional information on some of the area studies programs is provided below. Others are similar, but, of course, with their own specific requirements.... [-]


Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience. [+]

Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses in political science, religion, art history, history and other.

The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A.

Egyptology: Art, Archaeology, and History Egyptology: Philology Coptology ... [-]

Master of Arts in US Foreign Affairs

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

The mission of the program is to enable students both to see and to assess the forces underlying continuity and change in American foreign policy. Courses included in the program will provide conceptual, theoretical, and historical components appropriate for students to do theoretical research in American Foreign Affairs. [+]

U.S. foreign affairs master program is the continuation of the Bachelor American Studies Humanitarian Interdisciplinary program opened first time in Georgia at the International Black Sea University (IBSU) in cooperation with the U.S. Embassy. Uniqueness of interdisciplinary and the multidisciplinary American Studies program involving a wide scope of humanitarian disciplines and the students’ great interest towards American History and Politics encouraged us to create the master program in U.S. Foreign Affairs, that will deepen the knowledge of courses: American History, Politics, American Culture and Society and provide more fundamental study of the U.S. domestic and foreign policy issues, linked to unique immigration historic past.... [-]


Middle East Studies (M.A.)

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. [+]

Middle East Studies (M.A.)

The Middle East Studies graduate program offers courses in Arabic language and literature, anthropology, economics, gender and women’s studies, history, law, political science and sociology with the purpose of introducing students to a variety of methodologies for studying the Middle East. The graduate program focuses on the period from the 18th century onwards and addresses issues of religion, ecology, history, economy, society, polity, gender, and culture. Given the geographical location of Cairo, the program as a whole concentrates on the Arab region.

Who is it for?

The program is intended for students who wish to pursue a variety of careers such as academia, diplomacy, another government service, work with NGOs, development, business, finance, journalism, public relations and cultural affairs.... [-]