MA Degree in Area studies in Netherlands

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Area studies

Area studies fields vary by institution, but courses are commonly broken down by specific countries or regions on their given continents. For example, North American studies may be divided into sub-categories such as American studies in Britain, Canadian studies, and Appalachian studies.

 

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Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 15 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the Master’s in Latin American Studies, you will study social transformations in Latin America from geographic, historical, economic, cultural, social, political and ecological perspectives. You will design your own research plan, do fieldwork in this exciting region and become a critical academic. [+]

In the Master’s in Latin American Studies, you will study social transformations in Latin America from geographic, historical, economic, cultural, social, political and ecological perspectives. You will design your own research plan, do fieldwork in this exciting region and become a critical academic.

The Master’s in Latin American Studies offers a research-driven programme with an international focus. You will investigate social transformations in the region from a multidisciplinary and social-science perspective. The programme provides you with critical knowledge, academic skills and in-depth understanding of the academic literature. You are trained to become an autonomous researcher with all the research tools at your disposal to go on fieldwork in Latin America and investigate new phenomena in the area.... [-]


Research Master in Arts and Culture (Arts of the Netherlands)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The two-year Research Master's programme Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries. [+]

The two-year Research Master's programme Arts of the Netherlands focuses on the artistic tradition of the Netherlands from circa 1400-1900, comprising the fields of early Netherlandish art, the Dutch and Flemish art of the Golden Age, and modern art from the 19th and early 20th Centuries.

Studying the arts of the Netherlands

During the period covered by Arts of the Netherlands, the arts flourished in cities such as Bruges, Ghent, Antwerp, Haarlem, Delft and Amsterdam, while the Netherlandish tradition was shaped by world-renowned artists such as Jan van Eyck and Rogier van der Weyden, Jheronimus Bosch and Pieter Bruegel, Rubens, Jordaens and Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Rembrandt and Vermeer, and Vincent van Gogh and Piet Mondrian.... [-]


Master of Arts in Middle Eastern Studies (Hebrew and Jewish Studies)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present. [+]

The one-year Master's programme Hebrew and Jewish Studies focuses on Jewish culture and intellectual life from antiquity to the present.

A tailor-made programme

Following a general theoretical and methodological seminar, you will take tutorials and/or electives in subjects related to your desired area of expertise. Together with the study adviser and tutors, you will draw up your own trajectory. The staff participating in the programme cover a broad range of subjects, periods and approaches: Second Temple period and ancient rabbinic Judaism, medieval culture, with particular emphasis on philosophy and history of the sciences, early modern and modern cultural and intellectual history (including Amsterdam’s Jewish past), book history, Modern Hebrew and Israeli literature and culture, and Yiddish studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (Governing Europe)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of social science and humanities approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which contemporary Europe and the EU are governed and the many challenges they face. [+]

This European Studies Master's offers a unique combination of social science and humanities approaches to understanding and analysing the ways in which contemporary Europe and the EU are governed and the many challenges they face.

Contemporary Europe and the EU

Europe is confronted today by a growing number of ‘crises’ – economic, political but also cultural. Recent responses to these crises have severely strained both support for the European project as well as cross-European solidarity. The rise of populist and anti-immigrant movements is just one example of this shift, but so too are institutional challenges to further European integration and proposals for a ‘multi-speed Europe’. This Master's combines social science and humanities approaches to understand and analyse this complex environment, relating the various political, legal and economic developments of contemporary Europe to insights from the humanities.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (European Policy)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year program European Policy, you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policy environment. The program is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. [+]

In the one-year Master’s programme European Policy you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policymaking environment.

Policymaking in contemporary Europe

In the one-year programme European Policy, you study contemporary European and EU policies and learn to apply your knowledge and skills in a policy environment. The programme is aimed at students who are interested in understanding and contributing to European and EU affairs. It enables you to unravel the various political, legal and economic patterns that affect contemporary international policies in Europe and the EU and its border regions. The programme provides you with the knowledge and analytical skills that are essential in research or policy environments.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (East European Studies)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region. [+]

In the one-year Master’s programme East European Studies you develop a thorough understanding of the history of Eastern European countries (including Russia), and insight into recent developments in the region.

The Politics and Culture of Eastern Europe

Europe’s vast and open border region in the East – from Poland and the Balkans to the Urals and the Caucasus – has been the bedrock of some of the most radical transformations and dramatic conflicts that have shaped the modern era. The one-year Master's in East European Studies offers you a fascinating, research-oriented journey into the politics and culture of this region in the 20th and 21st centuries. You will explore the relationship between East and West, popular culture and everyday life and the interplay between power centres and peripheries. You will zoom in on nation-building and conflicts in sub-regions like the Caucasus, Ukraine/Crimea, or the Balkans, and on the relationship between nationalism and political Islam or Christian Orthodoxy.... [-]


Master of Arts in Archaeology (Archaeology of Northwestern Europe)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World. [+]

In this Master’s in Archaeology, you will investigate over 2,000 years of European History and specialise in one of two key European eras: Late Prehistoric and Roman archaeology or the archaeology of the Medieval and Early Modern World.

Archaeology of Northwestern Europe

The programme offers you the rare opportunity to investigate more than two millennia of European archaeology through the study of landscapes, material culture and documentary sources. Combining theoretical and thematic approaches, including opportunities practical fieldwork, the programme allows you to specialise in one of two regional archaeological eras.

The specialisation Globalisation and Interconnectivity in Late Prehistoric and Roman Europe explores the integration of Celtic/Germanic societies of the Iron Age into the Roman Empire, while The Medieval and Early Modern World focuses on the origins and developments of medieval trade and exchange, the growth of Amsterdam and the expansion of European capitalism with the colonisation of the New World.... [-]


Master of Arts in American Studies (History)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam + 1 more

In the one-year Master's programme in American Studies you explore the history of the United States and its political, cultural, economic and military presence in the world, with an eye toward America in the world today. [+]

In the one-year Master's programme in American Studies you explore the history of the United States and its political, cultural, economic and military presence in the world, with an eye toward America in the world today.

Interdisciplinary American Studies

The Master's in American Studies at the University of Amsterdam is an interdisciplinary, one-year programme taught exclusively in English. The programme attracts students from a wide variety of academic backgrounds: history, cultural studies, literary criticism, media studies and the social sciences. The lecturers are not only specialised in the field of American Studies but also come from an extremely broad range of academic backgrounds, ensuring that the courses are highly interdisciplinary. Guided directly by the academic staff, students will write an original thesis that draws on their own interests and expertise.... [-]


Master of Arts in European Studies (Identity and Integration)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

In the one-year Master’s programme Identity and Integration, you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological, and cultural history. [+]

In the one-year Master’s programme Identity and Integration, you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological, and cultural history.

Exploring Europe in its entirety

In the one-year Master's programme Identity and Integration, you study Europe's contemporary challenges of cultural diversity and identity by looking at the continent's complex political, ideological and cultural history. You will explore the intersection between culture and politics, national and European identities, cultural diversity and Europe's past, and all from a transnational and comparative perspective. The programme's unique perspective on European affairs is taught by prominent experts in the field and the resulting expertise is highly relevant to many parts of Europe's contemporary political, governance and business environment.... [-]


MA in American Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen from a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political and cultural approaches to the Americas. [+]

The one-year, interdisciplinary and fully English taught Master program in American Studies offers exciting research seminars chosen from a wide range of theoretical, historical, social-political, and cultural approaches to the Americas.

It starts from the premise that 'America' was shaped as much by its art, folklore, commerce, education, science and religion as by its Constitution, political treaties and wars. None of the academic mono-disciplines (such as History, Literature, and Sociology) provides sufficient tools to give a comprehensive account of the complex dynamics of American culture. This is where American Studies comes in.

The core of this Master's degree is the investigation of nationhood and nationality and the dynamics of cultural change. In this way, the American Studies program at the University of Groningen distinguishes itself from similar programs elsewhere.... [-]


MA in Middle Eastern Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Islamic State, the refugees from Syria, Israel and Palestine; the Middle East is daily news. Are you interested and do you want to know more about this fascinating region? Choose the Master Middle East Studies in Groningen! [+]

Middle Eastern Studies in Groningen emphasizes current developments in the Middle East. You will study four core themes: history, politics, culture and religion. There are three specializations in the first semester: Conflict, International Organizations, and Research Seminar. The second semester is for an internship in the Middle East or for a tutorial. You conclude your studies with writing a Master's thesis.

What do we offer you? Prevailing views about recent conflicts in the Middle East with focus on Jihadism and the war in Syria. Understanding the role of the United Nations and the Arab League in the Middle East. Cultural approaches to the Middle East in film and literature.

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MA in European Literatures and Cultures

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages. [+]

Welcome to the Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures. Based on cutting-edge research in literary studies, this unique and innovative literature programme is international in scope and comprises several modern European languages.

The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages such as English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish.

The Master's track in European Literatures and Cultures provides you with academic skills and approaches that will prepare you to operate as a cultural expert wherever texts are involved: in the media, in institutions and in networks.... [-]


MA in European Linguistics

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 hours September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen linguistics sections. [+]

How is language constructed and which aspects can be distinguished and studied? How are these aspects realized in different language families and specific languages?

European Linguistics is a one-year Master's track of the MA Linguistics which is based on the strengths of the Groningen linguistics sections. It gives students a broad and attractive, but coherent and cohesive, range of options, oriented along the following approaches:

Empirical investigation of the structure of the European languages, with focus on synchronic and diachronic variation; Theoretical study of syntax, semantics, morphology, and phonology/phonetics; Use of a variety of data (native speaker intuitions, corpus data, language acquisition data) and methods. ... [-]

MA in International Relations: European Integration

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this programme. [+]

What does the future hold for the European Union? Are its founding ideals of peace and prosperity strong enough to overcome public distrust about further integration? Find out in this programme.

European Integration is one of six tracks within the Master's degree in International Relations.

European integration is a unique phenomenon. Nowhere else in the world have national states decided to a such a far-reaching form of cooperation and 'pooling' of resources as has been the case within the framework of the present-day European Union. Despite the problems the EU is facing nowadays, the economies and currencies, and to a certain extent also the political and social systems of the member countries, have become 'Europeanised' to a considerable extent. This fascinating development is studied in the specialization European Integration in Groningen.... [-]


MA in Archaeology: Prehistory and Proto-history of Northwest Europe

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies? In this track, you are trained to research and answer these type of questions. [+]

Why did people choose to inhabit the Dutch coastal plain during prehistory? What was the relevance of megalithic monuments to later prehistoric societies?

Students in this track are trained to research these type of questions.

This track is part of the Master's degree program of Archaeology and builds on the knowledge and skills obtained in a BA program of Archaeology.

Within the program four different specializations are available.These specializations have their specific core modules, but also share courses with the other specializations within our MA program.

The specializations are:

Prehistory and Proto-history in northwest Europe, with core modules Prehistoric Cultural Landscapes and Terp-mound Archaeology. Bioarchaeology, with a core module of the same name. Maritime Archaeology with a core module of the same name. Arctic Archaeology, with the core module Sustainability at the Polar Regions. ... [-]