Master of Arts Program in Central America and Caribbean

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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.

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MA in International and European Tax Law (Double Degree: American Specialisation)

Maastricht University, Faculty of Law
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Aruba Oranjestad Netherlands Maastricht + 2 more

Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. Are you passionate about taxes? Do you have a bachelor’s degree in financial law, economics, business administration, or a related field? And are you ready to take the next step in your career? Then you should consider doing the American specialisation of the master’s in International and European Tax Law. This one –year master’s programme is jointly offered by Maastricht University and the University of Aruba. It focusses on corporate taxation and international tax planning with particular reference to Europe and the Americas. You’ll combine legal and economic approaches with policy and practice, and you’ll gain insight into the interdependence of corporate structures, investment, cross-border employment and tax law. Upon graduation, you’ll find yourself in an enviable position. Thanks to their broad knowledge of financial and business matters, many of our graduates are highly in demand on the job market. And the international orientation of your degree will open up job opportunities in many different countries. Why this programme? Taxes are a fact of life, yet not all tax systems are created equal. In a globalising world where tax payers often have connections to more than one country and companies do millions of cross-border transactions every day, knowledge of multiple tax systems is becoming increasingly valuable. Frequent updates and revisions also make it a highly dynamic field of law. In the double-degree programme in International and European Tax Law, you’ll be familiarised with corporate taxation and international tax planning in different... [-]

MA in Water Cooperation and Diplomacy - Joint Educational Programme

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

This programme, through a multidisciplinary approach, will provide participants with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics and frame issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of environmental issues, in depth knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of water conflicts, an understanding of socio-hydrological dynamics, decision making processes on water resources and services management, water diplomacy, water dispute prevention, management and resolution skills and tools to promote/achieve water security and to ensure dialogue and cooperation between different and competing users at different scales. [+]

University for Peace (UPEACE) •UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE) •Oregon State University (OSU) UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), the University for Peace (UPEACE) and Oregon State University (OSU), institutions with a unique range of expertise, have jointly developed a new Master programme on Water Cooperation and Peace, which has been endorsed by UNESCO’s “From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential PCCP” programme. Water management is conflict management. Regardless of the scale, ensuring that the needs of the people and ecosystems relying on this critical resource are met effectively, requires comprehensive understanding of both water science and water diplomacy, including dispute mitigation, management and resolution. To address these needs, the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education in the Netherlands, the University for Peace in Costa Rica, and Oregon State University in the USA, have embarked on a joint education programme in Water Cooperation and Peace. The goal of this new initiative is to broaden the discussion about conflict and peace and the factors that contribute to both, engage multi-level scales of conflict dimensions and strengthen skills by providing hands-on and interactive learning opportunities. This programme, through a multidisciplinary approach, will provide participants with a theoretical and historical understanding of conflict and peace dynamics and frame issues of water security and cooperation in the broader context of environmental issues, in depth knowledge of and skills in critical analysis of water conflicts, an understanding of socio-hydrological dynamics, decision making processes on water resources and services management, water diplomacy, water dispute prevention, management and... [-]

MA in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

It is not a Master's degree in business nor economics, it is something which incorporates and goes beyond both. The degree offers alternative methods of managing the ever-evolving political, economic and social problems faced by many societies. We will challenge you to analyze, debate and find creative solutions for building a better world. We need you in order to overcome today's challenges with your experiences, expertise and innovative ideas [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. Our Master of Arts (MA) degree in Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development emphasizes economic and management perspectives of peace while focusing on the concepts of sustainability and responsibility. Its creation was based on the belief that to better contribute to the promotion of sustainable peace, it is imperative to explore what role the economy plays in the world today and its impact on our environment and societies’ wellbeing. Issues of rural and urban poverty, growing inequalities and disparities, environmental degradation, financial crises and globalization are challenging political economic stability and social cohesion in all societies. Modern society faces the growing challenge of sustainability; finding solutions that will maintain and protect social systems for future generations. Students from the RMSED Program will become responsible managers with strong emphasis on sustainability that will be able to work in the corporate sector, public sector or social sector, both in industrialized and developing countries. [-]

MA in Peace Education

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education Programme seeks to develop and strengthen the capacity of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Peace Education seeks to develop and strengthen the knowledge, values and capacities of educators to build a peaceful world in all levels and dimensions of life. Through coursework, capstone project, independent research or internship experiences complemented with a unique and cooperative learning environment at UPEACE, students will be enhanced in their values formation, knowledge and skills essential to the contributions of formal and non-formal educators and institutions in analysing, resolving and transforming conflicts and violence towards a holistic culture of peace. The programme will provide both a critical understanding of the theoretical and conceptual foundations of peace education as well as engagement with a broad spectrum of critical, participatory and transformative pedagogies. Based on the work, programmes, projects and research of educational institutions and organizations, including schools, universities, UN agencies such as UNESCO, UNICEF, UNHCR and UN Office for Disarmament Affairs, local/international NGOs and other civil society organizations or institutions, students will explore how education is essential in promoting disarmament and nonviolence, local/global justice, intercultural and interfaith understanding, human rights, gender equality, sustainable futures and preventing or addressing emergencies arising from armed conflicts, natural disasters and health crises. [-]

International Peace Studies with specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 week February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

This Master of Arts Degree Programme in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies is designed for students from diverse cultural, professional, and academic backgrounds who seek to engage with and understand contemporary trends in media and communications, particularly as they relate to social processes of peace and conflict. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. The IPS specialization in Media, Peace and Conflict Studies explores the informational context in which armed violence takes place and equips students with up-to-date tools and strategies to advocated for peace, justice, and sustainability through ethical media production, and to become informed and active global citizens of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. Grounded in a solid understanding of peace and conflict theory, this programme considers the many ways in which media has been used to propagate hostile attitudes and enemy images, as well as the long tradition of journalists, artists, and other who have sought to use media to hold the powerful accountable, challenge the status-quo, and to promote mutual understanding and coexistence. This specialization compliments existing courses from the IPS programme with an in-depth and critical consideration of current media theories and practices in relation to contemporary concerns including privacy, security, and manipulation of information, a twenty first century debate on media ethics and peace journalism, and an advocacy-focused exploration of gender and other identities, representation, and equality. Throughout the academic year, MPCS students will also be invited to deepen their understanding of communications theories and sharpen their practical skills though media-related projects and workshops, including participating in the media team of the United Nations simulation conference and volunteering with our online magazine, Peace and Conflict Monitor. [-]

MA in International Peace Studies

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical understanding and analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. [+]

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in International Peace Studies provides an interdisciplinary and critical understanding and analysis of the causes and consequences of a wide range of contemporary conflicts and violence that impact on global, international and human security. Multiple sources and categories of violence to be explored include militarization, armed conflicts, “terrorism,” economic, social and gender injustices, cultural and religious identities, transnational organized crime and competition over environmental resources. Drawing on case-studies and exemplars from diverse regions and societies, the programme also examines strategies and organizational/institutional frameworks and mechanisms, including initiatives of the UN, other international/regional agencies and civil society organizations and movements, for resolving and transforming such conflicts and building peace at local, national, international and global levels. Graduates of the programme will gain knowledge, capacities, skills and motivation relevant to professional work in international, national and local government or civil society agencies or organizations in fields related to conflict analysis, resolution and transformation; nonviolence; disarmament; peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding; security sector reform; local/global justice; transnational organized crime; and conflict and peace-sensitive policy-making as well as peace and conflict studies/research. [-]

MA in Gender and Peacebuilding

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. The Master of Arts Degree Programme in Gender and Peace Building offers critical knowledge and training in gender studies, which is a crucial aspect of any and all peace efforts. The programme deals in depth with the diverse and international aspects of gender as they relate to violence, peace negotiations, peace building and peacekeeping in different locations on the planet. The programme also encompasses the many fields of knowledge in which gender plays a crucial role. The needs and interests of students and professionals are carefully considered in the design and implementation of the programme. [-]

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

The Mico University College
Campus Full time 5 semesters September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programme targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree in varied areas and cover a period of five (5) semesters including summer sessions. The philosophy of the programme is to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum. It further allows experience to integrate content across various fields of study relating theory to practice. [+]

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) Credits Required: 42/48 The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programme targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree in varied areas and cover a period of five (5) semesters including summer sessions. The philosophy of the programme is to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum. It further allows experience to integrate content across various fields of study relating theory to practice. PHILOSOPHY The Master of Arts in teaching programme seeks to empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership through a rich, varied and dynamic curriculum and provides a higher degree pro-gramme that will enable the clientele to engage in continued research activities that contribute to sustain-able development. RATIONALE The present realities of education as a vehicle for sustainable development require a new approach in educating professionals who are reflective, articulate, resourceful, creative and goal-oriented. This view is based on the premise that the education of the twenty first century and beyond must be functional and relevant to the needs, challenges and changes around us. The Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) programme is a graduate degree programme for all qualified persons who provide training in the fields of education, business, health and other private/public sectors. The MAT is designed to certify candidates in one of three-programme areas; Primary, Secondary and Adult Education. The course work integrates content and pedagogy with strong emphasis on essential teaching competencies. OBJECTIVES The programme: Provides the participants with an understanding... [-]

Executive Master in Educational Management (EMEM)

The Mico University College
Campus Part time 20 months September 2017 Jamaica Kingston

The Executive Master of Arts Degree in Educational Management will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape. It provides human, technical, administrative and organizational values and skills necessary for first rate performance. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. Executive Master in Educational Management (EMEM) EMEM Credits Required: 42 The Executive Master of Arts Degree in Educational Management will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape. It provides human, technical, administrative and organizational values and skills necessary for first rate performance. The curriculum is structured to provide incremental exposure to foundation and advanced courses integrated around core themes of Management, Leadership, Creativity and Innovation. Participants must first complete Foundational courses before core courses are pursued. OVERVIEW The Executive Masters Degree in Educational Management offered, will dynamically change the educational management leadership landscape of Jamaica, the Caribbean and international communities. It provides human, technical administrative and organizational skills and values necessary for first rate performance. The curriculum is structured to provide incremental exposure to foundation and advanced courses integrated around core themes of Management, Leadership Creativity and Innovation. A wide variety of learning methods is used for EMEM from formal lectures, case study analysis, seminars and class presentations. The programme requires extensive private study and research enquiry on the part of the students. Study and learning in the EMEM are broadly interactive processes with emphasis on the value student participation brings to the classroom. The strategy is to encourage and facilitate both effective self-reflection and the sharing of ideas among participants. The programme commences with Summer Foundational courses, and covers 42 credits over twenty (20) months period. TARGET GROUPS The EMEM is dedicated to meeting the needs of school administrators and... [-]

Master of Education: Special Education

The Mico University College
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2017 Jamaica Kingston + 1 more

The programme is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The programme addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. [+]

Master of Education: Special Education M.Ed. Special Education Credits Required: 42/43 The programme is designed to equip educators and other professionals with core knowledge and specialized skills for addressing the needs of students with exceptionalities. It will also empower educators for professional practice and responsible leadership. The programme addresses a wide range of learning needs, including severe disabilities. It targets persons with a Bachelor’s degree and offers training in general special education that allows the selection of an elective from: Specific Learning Disabilities, Severe Disabilities, School Counselling, and Social Work, Family and Human Development, Educational Evaluation and Interventions and Administration and Supervision. Objectives As a result of training the teacher will be able to: Identify the specific learning problems of learners Demonstrate knowledge and skills in content areas of spe-cial education Develop specific lessons to focus on the learning needs of children with diverse abilities Create learner-centred teaching strategies in specific con-tent areas Describe the role of special education and the special edu-cation teacher in maximizing potentials to the highest level that is possible Show appreciation for team effort and collaboration, and work to foster these with related and resource personnel to ensure student achievement Demonstrate knowledge and skills in counselling ap-proaches and strategies for working with parents and fami-lies Engage in disciplined inquiry with the exploration of five broad models for research in special education, namely: literature review, case study, programme evaluation, experi-mental study and classroom-based action research. Advocate for and on behalf of individuals with exceptional-ities to enable... [-]

MA in Environment, Development, and Peace - Specialization in Sustainable Food Systems

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

Courses in this specialization train students to evaluate both the social and natural scientific aspects of food systems. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. Our specialization in Sustainable Food Systems (SFS) emerges from the understanding that we must urgently change our relationship to food production and consumption in order to move towards greater sustainability. It emphasizes that food systems comprise many parts and operate in complex social and agro-ecological contexts. Courses in this specialization train students to evaluate both the social and natural scientific aspects of food systems. The specialization takes advantage of Costa Rica’s unique location by studying all facets of agriculture and food consumption, from plantation style production of export crops to local, organic and permaculture production systems. The UPEACE garden also serves as a fundamental part of the curriculum; it is integrated into existing courses, and serves as a space for informal learning throughout the school year. This specialization prepares students to work as professionals in emerging food systems-related jobs in civil society organizations, governmental institutions, and international organizations. [-]

MA in Environment, Development, and Peace - Specialization in Climate Change Policy

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The specialization prepares students to work with organizations, both international and community-based, in climate change mitigation and adaptation policy formulation and project implementation, disaster risk reduction, as well as in the identification and management of conflicts arising from climate change-related factors. [+]

Our specialization in Climate Change Policy addresses the complex relationship between climate change and security issues at the international, national and local levels. We operate with the understanding that environmental problems are closely linked to security issues, that climate change is one of the most significant environmental problems in the world today, and that the international community plays an essential role in governing climate change mitigation and adaptation measures. The specialization prepares students to work with organizations, both international and community-based, in climate change mitigation and adaptation policy formulation and project implementation, disaster risk reduction, as well as in the identification and management of conflicts arising from climate change-related factors. [-]

MA in Environment, Development, and Peace - Environmental Security and Governance

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

Courses in this specialization critically engage with the ways in which environmental issues are framed as security issues and the potential consequences of this approach for environmental governance. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. Our specialization in Environmental Security and Governance is designed for those wishing to critically engage with issues concerning Global Environmental Change and Security. Impacts of Global Environmental Change on different levels of security are analyzed, namely national, human and ecological security, as well as linkages between environmental governance and peace and conflict. Inside this framework this specialization looks at the potential role of natural resources in both contributing to conflicts and facilitating peace building processes. This specialization also analyzes different governance responses to global environmental change, engaging with ongoing debates concerning the underlying causes of environmental degradation. Courses in this specialization critically engage with the ways in which environmental issues are framed as security issues and the potential consequences of this approach for environmental governance. Students will gain insights into different institutional tools and practical techniques related to water, food, and other environmental conflict scenarios. Other topics include disaster risk reduction and environmental conflict management. [-]

MA in Environment, Development, and Peace - Specialization in Sustainable Natural Resource Management

University for Peace
Campus Full time 1 year February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

This specialization emphasizes the enhancement of biodiversity for global life support systems and mitigation of conflicts that arise from development initiatives, natural resource disputes, and environment degradation. [+]

The specialization in Sustainable Natural Resource Management is primarily designed for those intending to engage in community- oriented work in natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, or sustainable development. It emphasizes the enhancement of biodiversity for global life support systems and mitigation of conflicts that arise from development initiatives, natural resource disputes, and environment degradation. Graduates possess the needed skills and knowledge to work with governmental, civil society, and private sector organizations engaged in conservation and development programming, as well as to pursue advanced academic study in the social science of environmental management.The Programme involves two semesters of graduate coursework followed by completion of a thesis or internship tailored to the student’s specific interests. [-]

MA in Environment, Development, and Peace

University for Peace
Campus Full time 10 - 15 months February 2018 Costa Rica Ciudad Colon

The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. [+]

Best MA Programs in Central America and Caribbean 2017. The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including The MA in Environment, Development, and Peace (EDP) provides comprehensive training in issues of sustainable development, environmental governance, natural resource management, and environmental conflict management from both ecological and social perspectives. It encompasses a broad range of subjects and themes, including Food Systems, Water Management, Forestry, Coastal Resources, Climate Change, Urban Ecology and Social Movements. The program focuses on the human dimensions of the environment-development nexus, highlighting the connections between local perspectives and broader processes at the national, regional and global levels and emphasizing the importance of political economic structures and inequality in access to resources as key drivers in environmental conflict and global environmental change. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both environmental and development policy and programming in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.. The program focuses on the human dimensions of the environment-development nexus, highlighting the connections between local perspectives and broader processes at the national, regional and global levels and emphasizing the importance of political economic structures and inequality in access to resources as key drivers in environmental conflict and global environmental change. The program prepares students for a wide range of careers in both environmental and development policy and programming in... [-]