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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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70 Results in Cultural Studies

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
January 2020
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
German
Full-time
8 semesters
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 2020
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of Haifa, International School

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 though ... [+]

Program description

The International Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy, and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism.

The program’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern, and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.

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Israel Haifa
October 2020
Full-time
1 year
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
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Goldsmiths, University of London

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to ... [+]

From Brexit negotiations and the Syrian refugee crisis to deportation and surveillance, migration and mobility are fundamental forces shaping people's lives around the globe.

Across the world, more and more people are migrating within and between countries for a variety of reasons. They face increasing constraints that seek to monitor, control and limit their movement in various ways.

This programme is designed to advance your knowledge and understanding of contemporary processes of migration, developing a diverse set of skills that will enable you to investigate and address these issues.

Academic expertise

Based in the Department of Anthropology, the degree also draws on interdisciplinary expertise in the Departments of Sociology and Media and Communications, through the Migration Research Network. You'll study in an academic community that is engaged with the key social and political issues shaping people's (im)mobilities around the globe.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Drew University

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

Shape the Story.

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. Students are trained to consider a range of intellectual and cultural problems of pressing contemporary relevance from multiple disciplinary perspectives.

The program emphasizes the training of teachers alongside scholars and preparation for non-academic as well as academic careers. Through opportunities such as internships, seminars, and workshops, students can receive additional training in various areas, including, but not limited to, publishing, digital media, museum curation, and philanthropic organizations.... [-]

USA Madison
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Full-time
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
Radboud University

What is Vermeer trying to tell us with his 'Girl with a Pearl Earring'? Who actually pays for art and culture? What role models does Hollywood provide us with? If these a ... [+]

Open Day

Do you want to learn more about this programme, visit our campus and meet current students and staff? Join us for the Master's Open Day on 16 November 2019!

Programme Overview This programme is designed for students from diverse educational backgrounds depending on your specialisation choice. Gain insight and understanding into the role of art and cultural heritage in business and society. Prepare yourself for a career as an innovator in creative industries; as a manager or coordinator in museuems, art centers or art galleries; as an organizer for festivals or cultural events; or in the tourism sector. Mix and match electives to personalise your experience. Why study Arts & Culture at Radboud University? ... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2020
Full-time
1 year
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 ... [+]

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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
University of 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 ... [+]

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... [-]

Germany Passau
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German
Full-time
4 - 6 semesters
Campus
Sheffield Hallam University

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience. Who is it for ... [+]

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience.

Who is it for: our students range from those who come straight from an undergraduate degree to those already working in the cultural sector; full-time or part-time options enable you to study alongside work and other commitments.

Through four core modules followed by a dissertation or project, you are encouraged to explore a wide range of topics, including:

the arts funding environment the impact of heritage and regeneration policies on regional and national identity the role of arts engagement in education, health and prison settings how issues of diversity are played out in museums ... [-]
United Kingdom Sheffield
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
Campus
Keele University

Media and Cultural Studies is an exciting and developing discipline that draws together theories and practices from a range of disciplines such as Media Studies, Film and ... [+]

The course involves three main aspects:

the study of theories and ideas about media and cultural production in a global context the critical analysis of cultural texts and practices from around the world engagement in practical creative production.

The MA in Global Media and Culture seeks to explore the relationship between these three areas and to show how knowledge of each informs and influences the others. In addition, it will provide you with the skills necessary for academic study at an advanced level, either for those wishing to go on to further academic research or as advanced preparation for those interested in pursuing careers in a range of media and culture industries.

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United Kingdom Keele
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 years
Campus
University of Lincoln

This programme is designed to offer interdisciplinary encounters with some of the latest developments and trajectories in media and cultural theory. ... [+]

The Course

The programme seeks to provide a thorough grounding in the philosophical foundations of mediation and cultural practice and to investigate key theoretical debates reshaping this expanding and diverse field.

The coherence of the programme is achieved through close connections between core modules and specialized optional modules. You will have the opportunity to explore various aspects of the ecological entanglements of media, reflecting the research interests of the course team. Opportunities will be presented to analyze 21st Century cultural processes and phenomena in a global context and to engage in reflexive, experimental research practice.

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United Kingdom Lincoln
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus