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An MA is a master’s degree awarded to students that have completed a program studying humanities or fine arts subjects such as history, communications, philosophy, theology or English. A Master of Arts degree typically requires coursework, research and written examinations.

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 Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration 18-24 months. Delivery Mode Online and through Supported Open Learning Entry Requirements Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in Education -... [-]

MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island - UK
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York + 6 more

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline. The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experience designer to lead the change within this evolving industry. You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team. You will leave us primed for roles across human-centred design such as Experience Designer, Information Architect, Interaction Designer and Service Designer. Within these roles, graduates will be able to design and develop high quality experiences, products and services. You will be able to work across disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries to design innovative solutions to meet user and business needs. Above all, you will be able to operate strategically as an agent of change and have the knowledge, skills, and competence to work at the forefront of this fast paced industry. “You might call this type of work service design, experience design, design thinking, strategic design, system design,... [-]

Master of Arts in English for the Professions

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme is designed for practising professionals who hold positions of responsibility. It provides you with a critical awareness of how communication functions in organizations to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. This credit-based programme, offered by the Department of English, is intended for professionals of all disciplines who wish to upgrade their qualifications in English for professional contexts. It is designed primarily for middle-level managerial staff who need to demonstrate a high level of communicative competence in English in situations relevant to their personal needs. The Programme will enable students to communicate effectively, appropriately and confidently in managerial tasks requiring a high level of English. The aim of the Programme is to equip graduates with an understanding of the concepts and skills that underlie the use of English in professional contexts. These include: - develop and demonstrate an awareness of how communication functions in organisations; - improve understanding of the principal language systems of English to be able to monitor their own and others’ work-related language use; - develop and demonstrate an effective repertoire of practical communication strategies in order to approach demanding managerial tasks with confidence; - develop and demonstrate the research skills necessary to undertake a substantial study of communication within own organisation with a view to enhancing that communication; - further demonstrate professional competence and leadership through the critical application of professional communicative competence; - apply critical and creative thinking skills strategically in professional communication contexts; - think holistically and analytically in dealing with complex professional communication problems and situations; - enhance lifelong learning capability through inquiry and reflection on professional communication practice in both local and global contexts. Entrance Requirements... [-]

MA in Digital Art and Design

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 3 more

The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Digital Art and Design - Concentrations: 1. Graphic Design, 2. Interactive Multimedia Design (MA, 1.5 years or 3 semesters) Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle ( Master's) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Full time/part time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The course provides a specialist, professionally focused study giving to students the opportunity to explore the dynamic interdisciplinary field of digital art and design. It has a strong studio aspect integrated with studies in history, theory and technology. Students may engage in a range of art and design electives including curatorial and educational studies, interdisciplinary studios, and placements associated with art and design research projects. Students will develop skills in creative digital art and design practice to a professional standard. Extend their learning and deepen their understanding of visual language concepts and systems. Develop an ability to handle complex issues, to collect, analyse and interpret data. Collaborate effectively in multidisciplinary teams. Experiment and adapt innovative and creative new art and design approaches demonstrating a critical understanding of contemporary theory and practice in digital art and design. Acquire the professional skills necessary to compete in the global marketplace for art and design. Have an understanding of ethical responsibility and of the impact of their work in a social, cultural and environmental context Career Prospects: Art: Museums, galleries, digital art applications at the public and/or private sector. Commerce: New media project management, the IT industry, communication technology, web design,... [-]

MA in Museum and Gallery Practice

UCL Qatar
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Qatar Doha + 1 more

The Museum and Gallery Practice MA at UCL Qatar aims at educating museum and gallery professionals in collections curation and interpretation, following a practice based holistic approach to museum collections and cultural heritage preservation. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Museum and Gallery Practice MA AVAILABILITY Full-time 1 year Part-time 2 years OVERVIEW This MA at UCL Qatar equips students with the necessary theoretical and practical skills to assume a career as a leading museum professional within Qatar, the wider Gulf region or further afield. The programme introduces the theories and practices of museology, emphasising their significance and relevance in the Gulf region and beyond. Key areas of musuem studies to be taught include collections management, museum, gallery and site management, exhibition development, contemporary art debates, visual studies, education and emerging digital technologies. Students will develop critical thinking skills and core skills such as documentation and interpretation. Students also have the option to undertake a placement at a museum, gallery or cultural heritage organisation in Qatar, the region or internationally. Where they will gain a unique insight into the developing local and international museum sector. COURSE STRUCTURE This MA has a total value of 180 credits. Students take five compulsory modules (total 90 credits), two optional modules (total 30 credits) and a dissertation (60 credits). Compulsory Modules Exhibition Project Principles of Museum and Gallery Practice Museums Policies and Practices Interdisciplinary Methods for Heritage Research Dissertation Optional Modules Subject to availability and demand, options may include: Materials vs Culture The Digital Museum Debates in Contemporary Art Curation Collections Care and Management Preventative Conservation Community Archaeology Museum Theory and Practice: Identities, Politics and Power Placement I (one month) Placement II (two months) The Book and... [-]

MA Program in International Relations (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in International RelationsThe goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. In a world that increasingly looks multipolar, state and non-state actors in emerging powers including Turkey must establish multiple and multifaceted relations with other state and non-state actors. This can only be managed and accomplished successfully by professionals with adequate training and expertise. Thus, there is a growing need to educate and employ in public and private sectors professionals who are experts in international relations, self-confident on a global scale, and equipped with analytic and communication skills necessary to manage multifaceted institutonal relations. Even if these prpfessionals do not develop theories and conduct research themselves, they need to be able to follow, understand and adequately interpret research in their own areas. Hence, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations is designed to fulfill this need by educating students who will develop these qualities without spending time to research and write a thesis.In Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations, students will focus on developing these applied skills by taking three additional courses instead of writing a thesis, and still be able to complete the program and start their cereers at least one semester earlier than the students in the with-thesis program.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Theory and Language Description

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. Programme Overview The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Our academic and research activities include: introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects studies of language variation and change studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective introduction to the basics of the formal language modeling discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python basics of instrumental phonetic analysis help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project The programme has research partnerships with University of Tromsø, University of Helsinki, University of Stockholm, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Pavia. Every year we organize guest lectures by linguistics from Europe and the US (see here and here). Or see a less formal advertisement of the programme. Several reasons why you will enjoy staying with us: we tell you about what we do ourselves... ...and if we tell you about anything else, it is interesting to ourselves you will... [-]

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. [+]

Overview MA in Political Governance and Public Policy is a two-year interdisciplinary program focused on training highly qualified analysts, managers and political leaders who will pursue career in public governance, including government agencies, international organizations and the non-profit sector. The program is designed to meet the challenges of the modern public sector: the graduates of the program will acquire all the professional competences necessary for responding complex unique challenges, asking the right questions, estimating the scale of a problem and its specific features, developing and exploring the range of possible solutions, as well as evaluating the potential of public institutions and their representatives to implement decisions. Core academic courses will provide the students with an opportunity to shape and sharpen their skills of leadership, management, analysis and implementation of public policy. Graduate students will learn how to mobilize and manage internal and external organizational resources, how to arrange monitoring and setting of public policy. By developing their skills in leadership the graduates will be able to implement policies and management strategies successfully in today’s complex and unstable society. Students of the program are actively involved into research projects at the Department of Political Science. They also have an opportunity to participate in different scientific events and speak at various conferences abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Political Methodology and Philosophy Theories of Public Policy Qualitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Information Technology for Public Policy Quantitative Methods in Public Policy Analysis Political Leadership and Strategy Collaboration and Political Decision-Making Process Political... [-]

Media Communications (MA)

Webster University Thailand Campus
Campus Full time Part time 15 months January 2018 Thailand Bangkok + 1 more

Webster University's Master of Arts in Media Communications is designed for media professionals looking to enhance their credentials and advance their career. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. (Evening classes) The old adage goes, “The medium is the message.” Yet, with the rapid evolution and innovation in today’s media, the possibilities are always changing. Webster University’s Master of Arts in Media Communications explores the relationship between changing technology, changing cultures and how communications impact all aspects of our lives — including government, business and society. Our program is designed for media professionals looking to advance their career and enhance their credentials. As a graduate, you’ll understand and analyze the breadth of media communications in societies around the world. Over the course of your classes, you’ll examine media from multiple perspectives and in multiple contexts, such as cultural, economic and political. You’ll also consider how media can be a product, a process and a vehicle for commentary. The course schedule is flexible to accommodate the time constraints of working professionals like you. You can take classes at our campuses in Bangkok, Thailand; Leiden, the Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Geneva, Switzerland; St. Louis, Missouri; Little Rock, Arkansas; and Louisville, Kentucky. Or take classes online from anywhere in the world. Dive into the exciting and ever-evolving world of media and request more information on a master’s degree in Media Communications. [-]

Applied Master (MA) in Human Resource Management

Emirates Aviation University
Campus Part time 18 months September 2017 United Arab Emirates Dubai

Emirates Aviation University and Coventry University UK are offering you the chance to study towards a part-time Applied Master (MA) in Human Resource Management degree. This MA award has been accredited by the highly recognised professional HRM body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The programme is taught by CIPD accredited staff at EAU Dubai campus. [+]

Applied Master (MA) in Human Resource Management Emirates Aviation University and Coventry University UK are offering you the chance to study towards a part-time Applied Master (MA) in Human Resource Management degree. This MA award has been accredited by the highly recognised professional HRM body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The programme is taught by CIPD accredited staff at EAU Dubai campus. Why enrol on this programme? Your study of International Human Resource Management (IHRM) will include the analysis of models, theoretical frameworks, past and current IHRM practices and skills workshops. It is designed to meet and reflect the CIPD's professional standards and expectations. It provides learners with the essential requirements needed to work within the broad context of people management. Upon graduation, you will gain a Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) graduate status in a minimum of 18 months part-time, in addition to a Masters level Degree in IHRM. Accreditation The Applied Master (MA) in Human Resource Management is a dual award programme conferred by Emirates Aviation University and Coventry University, UK. The EAU award is recognised by the National Qualifications Authority (NQA) in the UAE. The programme is also accredited by the highly recognised professional HRM body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Career prospects The effective management and development of human resources is a challenging task in any work organization. As the pace of technological change increases and organisations develop a greater international focus, the management and development of people... [-]

Master in History (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Üsküdar

The Graduate Program in History, with faculty members who have publishing and teaching experience on both national and international levels, sets out to contribute to the discipline of history in Turkey, offering research projects and a dynamic curriculum that is kept up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. History, as a discipline, has undergone many changes over the past decades in terms of its approaches, methodology and sources. With this awareness, the Graduate Program in History at İstanbul Şehir University offers a curriculum that adopts an interdisciplinary and comparative approach. The goals of the program are as follows: To develop new methods in the understanding and interpretation of historical sources, To establish new themes and agendas in historiography in keeping with local needs, To contribute to world history with local perspectives. The Graduate Program in History, with faculty members who have publishing and teaching experience on both national and international levels, sets out to contribute to the discipline of history in Turkey, offering research projects and a dynamic curriculum that is kept up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. The Graduate Program is designed to be a process that leads the student into an area of specialization. A graduate with a Masters Degree is expected to have mastered historiography and have a good knowledge of general history, as well as to have acquired the reading skills in at least one modern language (other than English) and another research language and to be able to write a competent thesis. The primary language of instruction is English. Students who do not have the requisite level of English are expected to attend a year-long English preparatory course. MA PROGRAM At our University, Master’s programs are offered in Cultural Studies and Modern Turkish Studies... [-]

Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute... [-]

Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8 year olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and recent research, to engage in their own research and attain the capacity to seek a doctoral qualification. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8 year olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and recent research, to engage in their own research and attain the capacity to seek a doctoral qualification. They will be given the opportunity to become involved and to take a critical stand in the latest discussions of the trends and practices in the field at a local and international level. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives The course provides the educators with the potential of a profound understanding and specialisation in the field of Early Childhood Education, by creating the appropriate circumstances that enable the teachers to redefine their professional identity or/and have the potential to continue their studies on a doctoral level. Specific Objectives The course aims to: the comprehensive and specialized understanding of theories and the profound study of research related to the field of Early Childhood education research engagement based on current developments and trends urge the students to take a critical stand and contribute to discussions and practices on a local and international level Learning Outcomes By the end of the program, students are expected to: evaluate and redefine in a dialectical and reflective way their professional and research identity and the content of Early Childhood Education on a local and international level through (a) the continuous expansion... [-]

MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Israel Haifa

The program focuses on the prehistory and paleoenvironment of Mount Carmel. It is based on ongoing, active research carried out in the field and in laboratories. [+]

The International MA Program in Prehistoric Archaeology's objective is to provide students with an opportunity to study and take part in ongoing research of the impressive prehistoric archaeology of Mount Carmel. The University of Haifa, located atop the Carmel range, provides the ideal setting for this field of study.

The program will be carried out in one of the world's most dynamic centers for prehistoric research. Both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a biosphere reserve, Mount Carmel reveals a nearly 500,000 year-long sequence of human evolution exposed in caves, rock shelters and open-air sites along mountain valleys and the nearby coastal plain. Unlike any other region in the world, Mount Carmel preserves evidence of both modern humans and Neanderthal populations, at sites no more than 100 meters from each other.... [-]


Master of Arts in Professional Communication

IUMW - International University of Malaya-Wales
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Malaysia Kuala Lumpur

The programme is designed to mould students into more than just an expert within their field. It is mean to nurture students into becoming the catalyst of human development for the betterment of mankind through groundbreaking ideas, analytical skills and the power of knowledge. [+]

Best Masters of Arts in Asia 2017. At IUMW, our main business is providing you with quality and globally relevant education in Professional Communication. Our Master of Arts (Professional Communication) programme has been tailored to empower our students with analytical and synthesising skills of up to date practices in the communication and media industry that includes social media, integrated marketing communication, media convergence and digital culture. Your educational journey has been meticulously designed to unlock full potential towards pursuing professional certification and postgraduate studies. All these and much more in unique education package inclusive of a vibrant university life in the heart of Kuala Lumpur. Entry Requirements Malaysian Students: A Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 2.5 and above; OR A Bachelor's Degree with CGPA of 2.5 below (at least FIVE (5) year of working experience); OR Other qualification approved by the University Senate; AND Pass IUMW English Placement Exam International Students: A Bachelor’s Degree in Professional Communication, Communication, Mass Communication, Media Studies or any equivalent qualifications with: CGPA of 2.5 and above with at least ONE (1) year of working experience; OR CGPA of 2.49 and below with at least THREE (3) years of working experience; OR Professional qualification(s) from approved professional bodies; OR Other qualification recognized by the Government of Malaysia or approved by the University Senate; AND Pass IELTS with Band 6 or better; OR TOEFL (paper) with a minimum score of 600 AND Pass IUMW English Placement Exam Programme Structure Semester 1 Communication Theories Professional Communication Media... [-]