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Area studies

The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

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Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES)

Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)
Online Campus Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 - 3 semesters August 2019 Morocco Ifran + 2 more

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. [+]

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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. The course also includes the opportunity for direct contact with the realities of the field and with social actors and stakeholders. The program takes advantage of the school’s faculty expertise in the region, as well as their experience in teaching diverse student bodies. The program is intended to address the needs of students who want to become specialists in this region by learning about its culture, history, economy, and politics. Students come from different academic backgrounds, including International Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Mediterranean Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.... [-]


Master in Cultural Studies of the Middle East

Otto-Friedrich University Of Bamberg
Campus Part time 4 - 8 semesters September 2019 Germany Bamberg

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. [+]

The bilingual Master’s Program in „Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East” 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 Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe

University of Macedonia
Campus Part time 13 - 25 months October 2019 Germany Bamberg Greece Thessaloniki + 2 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 the region, emphasizing the interrelation between the two, and setting the institutional and social context on firm analytical grounds. [+]

Double Masters

Political Science (University of Bamberg)

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MA in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe (University of Macedonia) http://mabsos.uom.gr/

The Double Masters degree allows you to:

Achieve two MA degrees within two years. Acquire theoretical expertise in political institutions and processes in an international framework. Build up considerable empirical knowledge of Eastern and Southeastern Europe by benefiting from the dual component of the Double Degree programme. Scholarships are available. The language of instruction is English at both locations. Modules taught in German at Bamberg are open to all students with an adequate command of German. An Interdisciplinary and Regional Focus in Thessaloniki ... [-]

Master of Arts in American Studies

Kennesaw State University
Campus Part time June 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 of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS)

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

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies (MALAS) provides students with in-depth study and advanced understanding of Latin America. [+]

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at SFS is designed for students pursuing careers in government, business, and international organizations in the U.S. and abroad as well as those who contemplate additional post-graduate work in the humanities or social sciences. M.A. students typically focus their studies in one of the following disciplines: Government, Political Economy, History, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights, Development, Literature and Cultural Studies, Anthropology or Security Studies.

While most students complete the degree in two years on a full-time basis, part-time and accelerated options are available as well.

In addition to the MA in Latin American Studies, CLAS also offers an undergraduate certificate in Latin American Studies, a joint MA/PhD program with the Department of Government, a joint M.A/JD program with the Georgetown University Law Center, and an accelerated BAorBS/MA program. Also, cooperative degree agreements with 16 colleges and universities allow undergraduates from these schools to pursue an accelerated masters degree in Latin American Studies at CLAS.... [-]


MA in Politics, Development & the Global South

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

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 in American Studies

The George Washington University - Columbian College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Part time 4 years September 2019 USA Washington

Candidates for admission to the MA program in American Studies should have taken at least one yearlong course beyond the introductory level in American Studies or American social, cultural or intellectual history in preparation for graduate study. [+]

The American Studies Department offers several approaches to the MA.

Concentration options:

General Studies (30 credits) Museums & Material Culture (30 credits)

(NOTE: MA students in the above concentrations who matriculated between fall 2007 and fall 2009 are required to complete 36 credits of graduate coursework.)

All MA students must also successfully complete the research requirements and specific course requirements associated with their particular concentrations.

Candidates for admission to the MA program in American Studies should have taken at least one yearlong course beyond the introductory level in American Studies or American social, cultural or intellectual history in preparation for graduate study. Applicants lacking some of this background can be admitted to the program with the understanding that they will take the appropriate courses as prerequisites during the first academic year in which they are enrolled; such prerequisite courses, however, do not count toward degree requirements.... [-]


Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Campus Part time 2 years September 2019 USA Washington

The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. [+]

Despite impressive democratization and economic growth within much of Latin America and the Caribbean in recent decades, serious problems such as poverty, inequality, ethnic cleavage, crime, political violence, and illicit drug flows persist; while new issues, including those linked to climate change, resource competition, and natural disasters have emerged. The Elliott School’s Master of Arts in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies (LAHS) is an interdisciplinary program that helps students develop innovative approaches to the enduring problems and emerging challenges of the hemisphere. The program’s design and location facilitate employment at a broad spectrum of organizations based in Washington, DC, as well as elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.... [-]


MA in African Verbal and Visual Arts

University of Bayreuth
Campus Part time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Bayreuth

This English-taught master’s programme builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literatures, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the programme one-of-a-kind. [+]

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This English-taught master’s programme builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literatures, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the programme one-of-a-kind.

The programme is conceptualized as a continuation and immersion of the specialization fields offered in the Bachelor Programme African Visual and Verbal Arts (Languages, Literatures, Media and Art) at Bayreuth University. These are African Linguistics, Swahili Studies, Literatures in African Languages, and Media/Arts and Curational Studies in Africa.

In addition to gaining knowledge in African languages and linguistics, the programme now focuses on a deeper understanding of conditions and norms of language(s) in use; also in its mediated forms and social contexts. Hence, it is the primary goal of this programme to convey an enhanced comprehension of culturally encoded knowledge in its various applications and expressions in Africa.... [-]


Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Utrecht

In the Master’s program in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our program offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective

In this program, we examine the role of culture in shaping past and present. We explore what culture is. We learn about the history of ideas and social practices, study how people use history today, apply cultural theories, and explore the formation of social identities and heritage.

The historians in the program are specialists in the fields of empire, public history, race, media history, history of the body, intellectual history, heritage studies and digital humanities. We bring our academic expertise into classroom discussions.

The scope of the program is Europe in a global setting. We use transnational and comparative approaches to our topics. We ensure there is a balance between the theory and practice of cultural history and heritage through the combination of courses, internships, and thesis. Students put theory into practice in their internships. Some choose internships at leading cultural history institutions while others select research-based internships working on cutting-edge projects with Utrecht researchers. Whichever option you choose, you will experience the challenges of being a historian in a changing society. Your internship experience should be connected to the research you do for your thesis, which is the product of a rigorous and rewarding process.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Politics of the Middle East

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus Part time 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. [+]

Best Part time Master of Art Degrees in Area studies 2019. Overview This distinctive programme offers an in-depth analysis of this vital region, delivered by an expert academic team. You’ll directly address the complex nature of the politics and international relations of the Middle East to gain an oversight of internal dimensions of the region and their links with regional and extra-regional relations. Covering a range of approaches from Politics, Comparative Politics and International Relations, it addresses the security, economic, identity and political dynamics of the region. The programme will be of interest to you if you’re wishing to study these issues in more depth and to make comparisons across the region. You’ll benefit from our specific expertise and research interests in a diverse range of areas relating to the Middle East - with a particular focus on security issues, regional relations and the interest of the outside powers in the Middle East, as well as our in-depth research and experience in specific sub-regional areas. Research expertise Our academics are widely recognised as leading experts in their field. They boast specialisms in a range of areas: the politics of Islamism; the Persian Gulf; the Israel-Palestine conflict; the international organisations of the Middle East; democratisation in the region and issues of terrorism and insurgency. Teaching on the programme draws upon a network of Middle East specialists based at the University. Our rich research culture within the School of Politics and International Studies is specifically focused on the Middle East. It also... [-]

MA in the Black Sea and Eastern Mediterranean Studies

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Part time 12 months October 2019 Greece Thessaloniki

The programme offers a critical and multifarious study of the Black Sea region, from ancient history and archaeology to contemporary art and modern economy. The Black Sea region is an area of particular importance for the Eurasian region, due to its strategic location and abundance in natural resources. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a State University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The CourseThe MA in Black Sea Studies provides specialised education in demanding areas of interest such as Archaeology, History, Ethnography, Historical Geography, Art, Religion, Mythology, Politics, Diplomacy and Economy. The aim is to enhance interreligious and inter-cultural relations between different societies of Southeastern Europe.The programme is addressed to graduates in:... [-]


MA in Modern British Studies

University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Campus Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Birmingham

This programme provides an intellectually rigorous introduction to Modern British Studies through two core modules and your choice of optional modules. [+]

This programme provides an intellectually rigorous introduction to Modern British Studies through two core modules and your choice of optional modules.

You will benefit from the expertise of a large number of British historians at Birmingham, who will both teach on the programme and provide expert supervision for your dissertation.

Times Higher Education ranked the Department of History first in the country for its performance in the latest Research Excellence Framework exercise.

You will study four core modules:

New Directions in Modern British Studies Sites and Sources in Modern British Studies Historical Methods: Research Skills Research Skills: Dissertation Preparation ... [-]

Master of Arts in American Studies (History)

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

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.... [-]


MA South East Asian Studies

SOAS University of London
Campus Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London Singapore + 1 more

The MA in South East Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions. Students on the programme come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come into the programme having acquired an interest in South East Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of traveling in the region. [+]

MA South East Asian Studies

Duration: One year (full-time) Two or three years (part-time)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class honors (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

The MA in South East Asian Studies provides exceptional opportunities for advanced study of one of the world’s most diverse and important regions.

Students on the programme come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some come into the programme having acquired an interest in South East Asia during their undergraduate career or as a result of traveling in the region.

The programme also attracts mature students: some take the MA as a partial preparation for employment in the region; others, having lived in South East Asia for a number of years, seek to place their experience and impressions into a more structured, analytical framework.... [-]