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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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80 Results in Cultural Studies

The American University of 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 cou ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Rome
September 2019
Full-time
15 months
Campus
Royal Holloway University of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Egham
August 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Richmond The American International University in London

The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This progr ... [+]

The MA in Art History and Visual Culture programme prepares students for advanced research in the visual arts and an exciting creative career in the art world. This programme focuses on intercultural issues in art history and visual culture, and professional practice in the visual arts, which prepares graduate students for further education and careers in the arts and creative cultural industries.

The programme is taught at our Kensington campus in Central London where our students benefit from studying in close proximity to the Victoria and Albert Museum, Design Museum, Saatchi Gallery, and many more art galleries and institutions located right in the heart of London. The close proximity and ease of access to London’s world-class art galleries, museums, libraries and art institutions are vital to the foundation of this course.... [-]

United Kingdom Kensington
September 2019
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
International Psychoanalytic University 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 ... [+]

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:... [-]

Germany Berlin
October 2019
Full-time
8 semesters
Campus
Protestant Theological University

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic ... [+]

Academic excellence and intercultural learning

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.

The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Otto-Friedrich University Of 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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Bamberg
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
4 - 8 semesters
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist ... [+]

This MA introduces you to recent debates on gender in the disciplines of sociology and media and communications studies, and to the interdisciplinary domains of feminist social and cultural theory.

Drawing on the internationally recognised and pioneering expertise of staff in the Department of Sociology and Department of Media and Communications, the programme offers you the opportunity to develop cutting-edge critical skills in relation to cultural approaches to gender formation and gender theory.

As well as these theoretical and analytical points of orientation, the MA in Gender, Media and Culture aims to help you grasp the importance of epistemology and methodology for the evaluation of empirical investigations of gender formations.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Applied Languages of the SDI Munich

Multilingualism and intercultural competence - develop your leadership potential! Flexible in three study variants. The master program Intercultural Communication and Mod ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Munich
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 semesters
Campus
Vancouver School of Theology

Vancouver School of Theology continues its long-standing partnership with First Nations communities and its partnerships with inter-religious communities to make possible ... [+]

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. ... [-]
Canada Vancouver
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 7 years
Campus
Bath Spa University

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to appl ... [+]

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

Developed and taught by leading heritage practitioners.

A chance to build expertise in areas that most interest you.

Opportunities to work in partnership with major heritage organizations, specialists, and researchers.

The physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artifacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language, and memory continue to shape our lives. However, the ways we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly.

We’ll challenge you to think about what heritage means, help you to set heritage management in its social, political and economic context, and give you the chance to apply your understanding through a range of research and practice-based projects with our regional, national and international partners.... [-]

United Kingdom Bath
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. ... [+]

Asia’s growing significance in the 21st century is certain. Its unprecedented economic and demographic growth is transforming what was for centuries a predominantly agricultural region. Urbanization and international trade are major drivers of the continent’s burgeoning centrality in international relations. Problems still endure, however, as the continent is home to many of the world’s most intractable geopolitical flashpoints and the benefits of economic development remain unevenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.

Is this program for you?... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bayreuth

The programme offers several innovative dual degree options with leading institutions in their respective countries: with Shanghai International Studies University (PR Ch ... [+]

About

Intercultural Anglophone Studies (MAIAS) is an innovative, research-oriented master’s programme in English and American Studies. It enables in-depth and theoretically informed the study of the literature and cultures of the English-speaking world, and of linguistic phenomena of English in its varieties. A wide range of forms of cultural expression such as literature, film, theatre, music, and popular culture are addressed. This degree programme promotes the analysis of complex issues in culture, literature and language – including inter- and transcultural issues – from various perspectives.

Areas of Emphasis

In Anglophone Literary Studies, the curriculum has the following research-based priorities: British, American and African literature and culture; postcolonial and diaspora studies; ecocriticism; gender studies; literature and media. Research-based studies in English Linguistics, in turn, extend to the following main areas: language, cognition, and culture; varieties of English in their cultural setting; corpus linguistics.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
October 2019
4 semesters
Campus
Georgetown University - Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

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.... [-]

USA Washington
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of Helsinki

When studying in the Master’s Program in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena a ... [+]

Goal of the pro­gram

When studying in the Master’s program in Intercultural Encounters (ICE), you will acquire critical knowledge and skills to examine complex social and cultural phenomena as applied to your thematic specialization. You will gain a profound understanding of how micro- or macro-level phenomena interact in local, international, multicultural and transnational contexts. You will learn to analyze why and how conflicts arise for various cultural, political and religious reasons, and you will gain insights into the possibilities of dialogue in conflict resolution. In addition, you will learn to communicate and evaluate information on intercultural encounters in different academic, professional and societal contexts.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Royal Roads University

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development pr ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication is a 36 credit, on-campus or blended program at Royal Roads University. It is an innovative personal, professional, and academic development program, designed for students who want to pursue a communication career in our increasingly diversified and globalized world. This program is delivered in two formats: an 18-month on-campus program, or a two-year blended model, incorporating online learning with an on-campus residency.

Catering to the growing demand for strategic- and independent-thinking communication professionals able to assist organizations to respond to the rapidly changing global environment, graduates will develop the skills necessary to communicate effectively in complex circumstances, making use of diverse media and communication genres, and engaging different audiences across multiple cultural settings. Students will explore intercultural and international communication theory, academic writing and communication, media relations in a global context, public affairs and advocacy, social marketing, and more.... [-]

Canada Victoria
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 22 months
Campus
Online & Campus Combined