Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies

Compare 73 Masters of Arts in Cultural Studies

A Master of Arts can be earned in a number of fields in arts, sciences and humanities. These programs vary widely in time taken to complete, though most students are able to finish in three years or less.

What is an MA in Cultural Studies? These programs primarily serve students interested in specific cultures and their past and current development. Classes cover a variety of subjects and may include language studies, research methodology and literary analysis. Some courses might focus on a certain culture’s history and traditions, while others could look more closely at current language, governmental and economic issues. Classes may also delve into a culture’s important artistic mediums, including literature, music, theatre and cinema.

Cultural studies can help students develop skills that are important within the workplace as well as out in the real world. These skills may include intercultural communication, geopolitical awareness, language comprehension and many other useful traits.

What one might pay for an MA program depends on a number of factors, such as the focus on the degree and the location of the university. Contacting the admissions department is a good way to gather this information.

On the career front, there are a number of options available for students who earn an MA in Cultural Studies. Many enterprises look to hire individuals with this educational background to work as program directors and in research and development. Graduates with a language focus can look for work internationally as assistant marketing directors and assistant communications directors. There may also be opportunities for teachers at all levels of education, as well as positions at museums and in various writing capacities.

Earning this master’s degree is a great step for anyone interested in learning about and working within unique cultures. To get more information, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Master of Arts (MA) in Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies

International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Campus Full time 8 semesters October 2018 Germany Berlin

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies. [+]

What makes this course so unique is the double approach it takes: The psychoanalysis/culture interface is studied from both sides. On the one hand, cultural issues are an original element of psychoanalytical object formation, while on the other hand, psychoanalytical approaches are an essential element of cultural studies.

Organisation and Structure

The MA Psychoanalytical Cultural Studies course is offered as a part-time course to be taken parallel to working full-time.* The course is held on campus over three weekends (of which two run from Friday midday to Sunday midday, and one too late Saturday afternoon) together with one full week of lectures. The full week of lectures is usually recognised and accepted as educational leave from work (Bildungsurlaub), subject to the regulations in the various German federal states. When studied in its entirety, the course consists of eight semesters in total (120 ECTS credits), and is organised in two consecutive study phases:... [-]


Master of Arts in Sustainable Cultural Heritage

The American University of Rome
Campus Full time 15 months September 2018 Italy Rome

The preservation and protection of, and public/tourist access to, the world's cultural heritage is has become one of the most challenging and pressing issues for many countries across the globe. Could you help to shape and develop the new professionalism in this area and both safeguard our heritage and inspire innovative policy and practice within the field? [+]

The M.A. program in Sustainable Cultural Heritage trains graduates to face the most important challenge in the heritage industry today: its long-term viability.

Rome is at the center of debates about global heritage. With major international organizations in the city, as well as the greatest concentration of heritage monuments and works, nowhere in the world provides a better base to prepare a student for a career in this field.

Today, in order to make cultural heritage both sustainable and socially useful it is necessary to recognize the need for a multidisciplinary approach to the heritage spectrum. Those who wish to work with heritage will have to undertake many different responsibilities across many areas of expertise.... [-]


Master's Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 Finland Turku

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies. [+]

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HOW DO SOCIETIES REACT AND ADJUST TO CULTURAL, ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL CHANGES?

For example, in what ways can digitalization contribute to the preservation and transmission of cultural heritage or minority languages? How do the Baltic and Arctic sea areas work as a laboratory for provisioning and adapting to global changes? What can we learn from Nordic experience? What are the tools and best practices to enhance resilience?

The curriculum of the Master’s Degree Programme in Nordic Cultural and Social Resilience (NOCURE) is a combination of modules focusing on cultural, environmental, and societal themes related to sustainability and resilience, as well as on the interplay between the local, regional and global scales. By employing an interdisciplinary approach, the NOCURE provides the students with in-depth problem-solving skills and critical expertise for the benefit of future societies.... [-]


M.A. in Communication, Culture & Technology

Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2018 USA Washington DC + 1 more

The CCT Program encourages students with different backgrounds and perspectives to work together to identify opportunities and challenges posed by new technologies. [+]

Communication, Culture, and Technology is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts Program focusing on challenges posed by new technologies in a range of fields, including research, government, politics, arts, media, communication, business, health, and medicine.

By cutting across institutional and disciplinary boundaries, students explore fresh solutions to complex problems. CCTers are prepared to bring innovative thinking and multiple conceptual tools to leadership roles in an ever-expanding information society.

At CCT, students cut across institutional and disciplinary boundaries to explore how we use media and technology to communicate from social, economic, political, and cultural perspectives. Faculty and students apply theory to practice in real-world settings, keeping pace with a rapidly growing information society and engaging in digital innovation.... [-]


MA in Wisdom Studies

The Wisdom School at Ubiquity University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time September 2018 USA USA Online

A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Master's degree. [+]

Admissions Requirements Students must have a Bachelors degree or its equivalency. An equivalency consists of documented training beyond a high school degree that is equivalent in hours and requirements to a Bachelors Degree. A completed Ubiquity University Admissions Application must be filed with the Office of Admissions. Students are encouraged to belong to an academic research library in the area in which they live. Degree Requirements

Wisdom School of Graduate Studies allows students to choose either a Thesis Masters or a Non-Thesis Masters.

A Thesis Masters in Wisdom Studies includes 28 credits and a Thesis providing 4 credits for a total of the 32 credits required for the Master's degree.... [-]


MA in Cultural and Critical Studies

University of Westminster - Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of fields. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge theoretical debates. [+]

This interdisciplinary course offers you the rare opportunity to study contemporary critical and cultural debates across a wide range of fields. Exploring a variety of different visual, textual and spatial forms of culture, and their diverse theorisations, the course will particularly appeal to those with wide-ranging interests in the arts and humanities, as well as those interested in cutting-edge theoretical debates.

Modules are taught by expert staff from a number of different disciplines, giving you the chance to follow particular themes in the areas that most interest you. Recent work by staff in Cultural and Critical Studies includes books and articles on new media, urban theory, gender, contemporary art and aesthetics, Victorian criminality, China, visual culture, architecture, post-colonialism and critical theory.... [-]


MA in Social Media, Culture and Society

University of Westminster - Westminster School of Media, Arts and Design
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 5 years United Kingdom London

The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts. [+]

The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts.

The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society provides students with the opportunity to focus at postgraduate level on:

Studying the ways in which social media and the Internet shape and are shaped by social, economic, political, technological and cultural factors, in order to equip students to become critical research-oriented social media experts. Developing reflective and critical insights into how social media and the internet are used in multiple contexts in society, and into which roles social media can play in various forms of organisations that are situated in these societal contexts. The aim is that students are equipped to become reflective and critical social media practitioners. Gaining in-depth knowledge and understanding of the major debates about the social and cultural roles of social media and the Internet. Acquiring advanced knowledge and understanding of the key categories, theories, approaches and models of social media's and the Internet's roles in and impacts on society and human practices. Obtaining advanced insights into practical activity and practice-based work that relate to how social media and the Internet work and which implications they have for social and cultural practices. Course content ... [-]

Master of Arts in Indigenous and Inter-Religious Studies (MAIIS)

Vancouver School of Theology
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 7 years January 2019 Canada Vancouver + 1 more

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies. [+]

Overview of Program

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible an M.A. in Indigenous and Inter-religious Studies.

Purpose

The purpose of this degree is to provide students with the opportunity to engage in research and writing in a context where three major monotheistic faith traditions meet North American Indigenous traditions and vice versa. The degree will prepare students to participate in an increasingly pluralistic world and equip them to meet the challenges of religious diversity.

Primary goals of the program

To enhance theological expertise that is interdisciplinary in nature and cross-cultural in expression. To foster innovative theological research, transcending comparative study, to develop integrative faith-based knowledge and skills which address critical local and global needs in such areas as ecology, conflict, colonialism and globalization. To acknowledge the historical and contemporary role of the indigenous North American spiritual and intellectual tradition(s) as a world religion. To equip people for engagement in Indigenous and inter-religious community life. ... [-]

MA Consumption, Culture and Marketing

Royal Holloway University of London
Campus Full time 1 year August 2018 United Kingdom London

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aimed at individuals who want to think intellectually about the world, enjoy being challenged and are curious about business practice. Overview [+]

Overview

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aimed at individuals who want to think intellectually about the world, enjoy being challenged and are curious about business practice. The knowledge and skills gained could help develop a range of professions including policy development, publishing, academia and, of course, marketing and commercial management.

This course looks in-depth at our consumer culture and seeks to understand it and will engage in a number of theoretical areas: branding, marketing, bio-power and neoliberalism. You will explore claims that our contemporary world can be best understood as a consumer society and a brand culture, as well as how marketing and consumerism increasingly define our experiences, social relationships and civic infrastructure. As such we seek to analyse marketing behaviour and consumption practices with a view to better understand how marketing connects with society and culture.... [-]


M.A. International Cultural and Business Studies

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2018 Germany Passau

This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. [+]

Are you keen to give your studies an international orientation and do business, languages and culture fascinate you? This degree programme is both interdisciplinary and international, giving you the chance to acquaint yourself with business and economics, combined with two foreign languages and cultural studies focus in a cultural region related to one of your chosen languages. This programme teaches you to think in terms of networks and allows you to develop strong organisational and communication strategies, as well as developing important key Accreditation of Study Programmes in Germany.

skills, such as project management, leadership and problem-solving skills. This is an accredited programme which has received the Seal of Quality of the Foundation for the... [-]


Intercultural Communication and Moderation (M.A.)

University of Applied Languages of the SDI Munich
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 5 semesters October 2018 Germany Munich + 1 more

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants. The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media. [+]

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants The master program Intercultural Communication and Moderation qualifies you for leadership positions and prepares you for complex intercultural tasks in international companies, organizations, and media.

With this interdisciplinary study, you will perfect your foreign language skills at a professional level. The master's program trains your intercultural communication skills and competence through in-depth knowledge of regional and cultural characteristics. They deal with the importance of intercultural communication in companies and organizations and in the areas of marketing and personnel development. Through the study program, you will improve your career opportunities and invest in your professional and personal development.... [-]


MA Film and Cultural Management

University of Southampton
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Southampton + 1 more

At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector was playing an increasingly significant role in public policies; politically, socially and economically. The cultural industries, such as the film industry, are now a particular focus of this attention because of their potential to bridge the perceived gap between culture and commerce, that is, their capacity simultaneously to enhance cultural life and generate wealth. In this context, there is a strong awareness of the importance of professionalism in cultural management. The MA Film and Cultural Management is designed for students who wish to combine the study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management. This course provides a framework through which the contemporary cultural sector can be analyzed and understood; it situates the film industry in that context and at the same time provides theoretical knowledge of film and its industrial dimensions. [+]

At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector was playing an increasingly significant role in public policies; politically, socially and economically. The cultural industries, such as the film industry, are now a particular focus of this attention because of their potential to bridge the perceived gap between culture and commerce, that is, their capacity simultaneously to enhance cultural life and generate wealth. In this context, there is a strong awareness of the importance of professionalism in cultural management.

The MA Film and Cultural Management is designed for students who wish to combine the study of film at postgraduate level with a knowledge of cultural management.... [-]


MA in Comparative History

Central European University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Hungary Budapest

As of 2008, a two-year MA degree in Comparative History was introduced at CEU as a joint initiative of the Department of Medieval Studies and the History Department. It consists of two tracks: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies and the Comparative History from 1500 till present time. [+]

Accreditation

As of 2008, a two-year MA degree in Comparative History was introduced at CEU as a joint initiative of the Department of Medieval Studies and the History Department.

It consists of two tracks: Late Antique, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies and the Comparative History from 1500 till present time. In November 2007, this new program was registered by the Board of Regents of the University of the State of New York (US) for and on behalf of the New York State Education Department, and in July 2008 by the Hungarian Accreditation Committee.

By joining forces, the departments of Medieval Studies and History are able to offer a multifaceted degree program, strongly underpinned by a systematic introduction to theories, methods and research skills in history and related disciplines, focusing on Central, Eastern, Southeastern, and Western Europe and the Eastern Mediterranean from late antiquity to contemporary times, aimed at the understanding of persistent themes in the experience of these regions in a longue durée (historical) perspective. The two-year option does not affect the integrity of the accredited one-year MA programs currently offered by both departments separately, and it extensively relies on their curricula.... [-]


MA Arts and Culture

Leiden University
Campus Full time Part time 12 - 18 months September 2018 Netherlands Leiden The Hague + 2 more

The MA in Arts and Culture in Leiden is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and for the diversity of the optional tracks available. [+]

The master of Arts and Culture at Leiden University is your chance to acquire a world-class, customised qualification within the field of Arts and Culture.

Customised education

A unique programme in terms of its diverse and interdisciplinary range of subjects, the master of Arts and Culture offers you the choice of three specialisations. Each explores different themes from a comparative and global perspective. A broad range of electives allows you to further customise your degree. We encourage every student to pursue the academic areas they are passionate about.

Learn from the leading minds in the field

At Leiden University, you are joining one of the world's leading universities. In the MA in Arts and Culture, you learn from internationally-respected researchers at the Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) as well as eminent scholars and practitioners from our network of academic and cultural institutions. You will benefit from this network both in what you lea , and in how, with opportunities for internships, exchange programmes and a line-up of regular visiting speakers.... [-]


MA in Cultural Studies

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey İstanbul

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in anthropology, literary criticism, and sociology. It fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism. [+]

MA Program in Cultural Studies

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in anthropology, literary criticism, and sociology. It fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism.

The program’s core staff are involved in a wide range of research projects and public platforms, both national and international. Particular strengths of the program include ethnographic and interpretive methodologies, and collaboration across disciplines on the following research themes:... [-]