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100 MA Programs 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 incl… Read more

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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Jagiellonian University
Kraków, Poland

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA program offers a wide range of knowledge on cultural heritage in literature, art, theatre, architecture, urban ... +

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA program offers a wide range of knowledge on cultural heritage in literature, art, theatre, architecture, urban space, and sites of memory, particularly those found in Krakow and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The COHES program focuses on the multi-ethnic, multinational, multilingual nature of heritage, approaching it from three angles: Digital Heritage, Visual Heritage, and Comparative and Translated Heritage. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
01 Oct 2022
Campus
 
Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoreti ... +

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment. -
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Full-time
12 months
English
Aug 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme. You get insight into the diversified world from different perspectives suc ... +

The Master’s Programme in Intercultural Encounters (ICE) is a genuinely interdisciplinary programme. You get insight into the diversified world from different perspectives such as religion, conflicts, human interaction, living traditions, and transnationalism. You learn to deal with issues of intercultural interaction, diversity, internationalisation, cultural management, the media and power. In addition to theoretical thinking and research skills, the ICE programme gives you tools for international professional life. -
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2 years
English
Aug 2023
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Nalanda University
Rajgir, India

The course has been envisioned, designed and structured by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunaina Singh. It is uniquely designed to grasp the rich spiritual as well as inte ... +

The course has been envisioned, designed and structured by the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. Sunaina Singh. It is uniquely designed to grasp the rich spiritual as well as intellectual system of the Hindus – a distinctively interdisciplinary system where the textual and the oral, the verbal and the visual, the scientific and the metaphysical, the transcendental and the functional are interlocked as parts of a whole. (Kapila Vatsyayana in Kalātattvakośa) -
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Full-time
2 years
English
08 Aug 2022
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University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. -
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Full-time
English
Oct 2022
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University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

Jewish Studies programmes are by definition interdisciplinary, bringing together sources and methodologies in literary studies, linguistics, cultural and religious studies, hi ... +

Jewish Studies programmes are by definition interdisciplinary, bringing together sources and methodologies in literary studies, linguistics, cultural and religious studies, history, ethnography, and sociology. Jewish studies are of an eminently international character, providing students with an international exchange of ideas and experiences. -
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Full-time
720 hours
English
Sep 2022
31 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Roehampton London
London, United Kingdom

New for 2022, Roehampton's MA Cultural Heritage provides students with the critical, professional and practical knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers or fo ... +

New for 2022, Roehampton's MA Cultural Heritage provides students with the critical, professional and practical knowledge and skills required for a wide range of careers or for further study in the humanities or social sciences. -
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Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
28 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The Master programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the diversity of optional tr ... +

The Master programme in Arts and Culture at Leiden University is unique in the Netherlands for the interdisciplinary range of subjects offered and the diversity of optional tracks. -
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Full-time
Part-time
12 - 18 months
English
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy

An exclusive program designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of ... +

An exclusive program designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. -
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Part-time
12 months
English
Oct 2022
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Drew University
Madison, USA

The History and Culture graduate program specializes in cultural and intellectual history, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary work. While its geographic focus remains ... +

The History and Culture graduate program specializes in cultural and intellectual history, with a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary work. While its geographic focus remains European and American, the course of study emphasizes the production and dissemination of knowledge in global contexts. -
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

In the Master's program, you have the opportunity to further develop both in breadth and depth the knowledge of the theory and methods of the subjects on your BA program withi ... +

In the Master's program, you have the opportunity to further develop both in breadth and depth the knowledge of the theory and methods of the subjects on your BA program within the disciplines of business economics, management, marketing, and intercultural communication. -
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Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Tourism has developed into one of the prime industries in the global economy. The MA in Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional ... +

Tourism has developed into one of the prime industries in the global economy. The MA in Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional in the field of cultural tourism. -
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Full-time
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Linköping University
Norrköping, Sweden

Make your commitment matter! You are dedicated to helping to tackle some of the most challenging issues in today’s world. This unique master’s program relates ethnicity and mi ... +

Make your commitment matter! You are dedicated to helping to tackle some of the most challenging issues in today’s world. This unique master’s program relates ethnicity and migration to global economic and cultural change, and to systems of domination and resistance movements. -
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Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

The Master's program in Literary Studies teaches you to look critically at literary expressions. There are two specializations within the Master’s program in Literary Studies: ... +

The Master's program in Literary Studies teaches you to look critically at literary expressions. There are two specializations within the Master’s program in Literary Studies: English Literature in a Visual Culture and Nederlandse letterkunde en het literaire veld. -
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Full-time
English
01 Sep 2022
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Lund University
Lund, Sweden

In the Master’s Programme in Applied Cultural Analysis, students are trained in ethnographical fieldwork and cultural analysis. Students learn how to use these theoretical and ... +

In the Master’s Programme in Applied Cultural Analysis, students are trained in ethnographical fieldwork and cultural analysis. Students learn how to use these theoretical and methodological skills as a means of supporting organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. Students also gain an advanced understanding of how to interpret, handle and approach different cultural contexts, and perspectives on project management and communication. The programme works in close cooperation with clients from both the public and private sectors and NGOs. For many students, the programme functions as preparation for and a gateway to PhD studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus