Master of Arts Program in Middle East

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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.

The Middle East is the birthplace of several current major religions and influential empires from millennia past. Scholars and graduates get the benefit of immersing themselves in these cultures and gaining a deeper understanding of one of the world’s most vibrant regions.

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MA Education

Unicaf University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid + 25 more

The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. MA Education Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration: 18-24 months. Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning. Entry Requirements: Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732... [-]

MA in History

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

MA and PhD programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies. [+]

MA and PhD programs in History concentrates on Ottoman and Modern Turkish History. It aims to foster fresh, unbiased and critical visions of the Ottoman-Turkish past that are informed by the novel theoretical insights and comparative sensibilities characterizing leading-edge practice in historical studies. In its innovative and comprehensive approach to the field of Ottoman and Modern Turkish field of studies, the History Programs benefits from the wide-ranging professional capabilities of its academic staff as well as from the interdisciplinary make-up of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The separate MA and PhD trajectories in the program are envisaged as constituing a total and integral course of study that promotes research in diverse areas ranging from political and legal to intellectual and cultural history as well as nationalism studies. The aim of History MA program is to provide an opportunity for all undergraduate students with diverse undergraduate backgrounds to acquire a solid academic basis on Ottoman and modern Turkish history. Students aiming to further their academic studies towards a PhD degree in the history of the Ottoman Empire, the Balkans or the Middle East, are strongly encouraged to select the MA program with thesis. Students planning to continue their research in areas other than history have the possibility to select the non-thesis MA program. Within the framework of the MA Thesis course, they are expected to research and write an MA thesis of around 70 pages on a previously submitted and approved topic. Any student who has successfully completed his/her... [-]

MA Program in International Relations (Non-Thesis)

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. [+]

Non-Thesis MA Program in International RelationsThe goal of the non-thesis MA program in International Relations is to fulfill an important need by providing the appropriate training for students who do not plan to be academics or researchers but plan to pursue applied careers focused on policy making as experts of international relations in national or international organizations. In a world that increasingly looks multipolar, state and non-state actors in emerging powers including Turkey must establish multiple and multifaceted relations with other state and non-state actors. This can only be managed and accomplished successfully by professionals with adequate training and expertise. Thus, there is a growing need to educate and employ in public and private sectors professionals who are experts in international relations, self-confident on a global scale, and equipped with analytic and communication skills necessary to manage multifaceted institutonal relations. Even if these prpfessionals do not develop theories and conduct research themselves, they need to be able to follow, understand and adequately interpret research in their own areas. Hence, Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations is designed to fulfill this need by educating students who will develop these qualities without spending time to research and write a thesis.In Koç University non-thesis MA program in International Relations, students will focus on developing these applied skills by taking three additional courses instead of writing a thesis, and still be able to complete the program and start their cereers at least one semester earlier than the students in the with-thesis program.... [-]


MA in Audiovisual Translation

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Qatar Doha

Launched in September 2014, the MA in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT) is a two-year program designed to train specialists in the mediation of audiovisual texts, both for foreign-language viewers and sensory impaired audiences. The flourishing field of audiovisual translation opens itself to fundamental and applied research in a wide range of domains. Taking the audiovisual text as its focal point, research can address technical and technological issues, linguistic and/or cultural and ideological issues. In audiovisual translation, socially oriented scholars will find ample space for applied research with an impact in domains such as television, the arts, cultural and educational contexts. [+]

MA in Audiovisual Translation Launched in September 2014, the MA in Audiovisual Translation (MAAT) is a two-year program designed to train specialists in the mediation of audiovisual texts, both for foreign-language viewers and sensory impaired audiences. The flourishing field of audiovisual translation opens itself to fundamental and applied research in a wide range of domains. Taking the audiovisual text as its focal point, research can address technical and technological issues, linguistic and/or cultural and ideological issues. In audiovisual translation, socially oriented scholars will find ample space for applied research with an impact in domains such as television, the arts, cultural and educational contexts. Admissions requirements In order to be considered for admission to the Master of Arts in Translation Studies or Audiovisual Translation, applicants must have a bachelor’s degree from a recognized institution, and strong language proficiency in English and Arabic ... [-]

MA in Environmental Studies

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 3 semesters October 2017 Israel Tel Aviv

The Porter School of Environmental Studies has long been recognized as one of Israel's most innovative environmental institutions, working to promote new areas of interdisciplinary environmental research, establish novel environmental teaching programs and strengthen the place of environmental issues on the academic and public agenda. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. About The Porter School of Environmental Studies has long been recognized as one of Israel's most innovative environmental institutions, working to promote new areas of interdisciplinary environmental research, establish novel environmental teaching programs and strengthen the place of environmental issues on the academic and public agenda. The M.A. Program in Environmental Studies provides candidates with an intensive multidisciplinary insight into environmental studies with an emphasis on Israel's unique geographic and geopolitical setting. This full-time program takes place over one year (3 semesters) and is taught in English. Students on the program study a broad selection of environmental subjects, through both core courses and a range of electives, to gain insight into Israel's environmental history both as an individual nation and as part of the greater Middle East region. In parallel to a broad overview of environmental topics, the program focuses on the area of water, exposing the students to the scientific, legal and policy aspects of one of Israel's most critical environmental issues. The program covers topics such as marine conservation, environmental policy and sustainable development, and also explores how understanding water as a shared resource is key to coexistence in the region. Career Success The M.A. in Environmental Studies prepares graduates for careers in a wide variety of environmental sectors. Our graduates have obtained jobs in environmental consulting, national and international non-governmental organizations, civil service, environmental industrial specialists, research in think tanks, environmental education, and more. Thesis track A thesis... [-]

Ma In Theology

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. [+]

Duration (years): 1.5 years or 3 semesters Qualification Awarded: Postgraduate Diploma in Theology Level of Qualification: Master (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full or Part Time Minimum Credits: 36 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: GOALS 1. To provide quality postgraduate training clergy and laity theologians, as well as to teachers, because of religious instruction taught in primary education, scholars and graduates of the humanities and social sciences and other disciplines University graduates, who they wish to deepen and develop their interdisciplinary training in a modern learning framework of Orthodox Theology. 2. To study the role of Christianity in the modern world, the historical and theological foundation of, the works of the great Fathers of the Church and the relationship of Orthodoxy with other denominations and religions. Special emphasis is on Christian education, the media and the ways in which theoretical developments can improve pedagogical practice. During the study: 1. Investigated the domain of Biblical Studies, Ecclesiastical History in general and the history of the Church of Cyprus, Greece, the Balkans, Russia and the Patriarchates in particular, as well as the sector of Pedagogic, Philosophy of Education, Christian Education, and the use of multimedia . 2. The survey in the Patristic and hagiographical Studies in the field of patristic literature and theology, based on the works of the Great Fathers of the Church and of the Saints Epiphanius of Cyprus Neophytos the enclosed. 3. Emphasis is also given in Pastoral Theology, in order to... [-]

Master of Arts in Syro-Antiochene Sciences

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus or Online Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. Within this perspective, it is committed to the process of the conservation and the development of the theological heritage of the Syriac language and traditions. This precious Syriac heritage has to be available to researchers. The Department of Syro-Antiochene Sciences aims to educate researchers in the field of the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language. It is considered as an essential complement to the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences of USEK, which has taken, as a main task, to value the Antiochene heritage. The Syriac language and culture is one of the fundamental components of this heritage The Department does not ignore the other components of this heritage; this is why it includes within its programs close cultures and civilizations: Greek, Arab and Aramaic. Job Opportunities Training researchers in the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language In-depth study of Syro-Antiochene Churches: history, theology, spirituality, patristics, exegesis School and possibly university teaching Expert in religious facts [-]

MA EU External Relations

University of Kent, Brussels Schools of International Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

Brussels is the centre of European decision making. It is estimated that 60% of national legislation of EU member states originates, in some form, in Brussels. Anyone wanting to enter a career in civil service, either at the EU level or in a national government in Europe, must gain a strategic understanding of the scope, content, decision-cycle and implementation of policy in Europe. [+]

MA European Public Policy In a quickly changing world, the European Union is a key actor. As the largest economy it is the first trading partner for many countries around the world. But by developing its own foreign and defence policy, it equally seeks to become a crucial diplomatic player. This MA programme responds to an increasing need to study the EU’s external relations at an advanced level. The EU is studied in its different dimensions, such as foreign policy, security and external relations law, but also from an outsider’s perspective in a context of global change and regional instability. The programme draws heavily on the presence of the EU and other institutions in the proximity of the Brussels School of International Studies and builds on the tradition of inviting high-level diplomats to share their views with students. Key modules are taught by leading experts in the field from both the Brussels and Canterbury campuses of the University of Kent. By taking an interdisciplinary and critical look at the EU’s international role, this MA programme prepares students well for careers in diplomacy, research and employment in diverse organisations that deal with the external dimension of the EU. Key facts Duration Standard programme: One year full-time or two years part-time. Extended programme: 18 months full-time or three years part-time Start: September or January. Aims The aims of the MA in EU External Relations are to: Provide students with a research-active teaching environment which ensures a good grounding in the study of... [-]

Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting English Arabic English (MATI)

American University of Sharjah
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. Responding to the important role intercultural communication plays in international encounters these days and the ever-growing impact of the Arab region on world affairs, our program equips graduates with highly specialized translation and interpreting skills in English and Arabic. We place the diverse range of skills required for translation and interpreting within a general theoretical framework, which provides our students with the tools to identify, analyze and resolve problems and develop a reflective approach to translation and interpreting. Our program also provides students with advanced training in translation and interpreting techniques as well as in terminology management, machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM), and language engineering areas most relevant to the world of translators and interpreters in today's complex and dynamic web of communication. We ensure that our graduates are able to successfully demonstrate competence in translation and interpreting into and out of English and Arabic, as well as demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and use relevant theories in the production and assessment of translation and interpreting tasks. They are also able to work as sought-after translators and interpreters in diverse fields such as international relations, business, science, law and journalism. We encourage you to see for yourself why our MATI program is one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the region! Department Through our diverse range... [-]

MA Program in German and European Studies

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Israel Haifa

An MA program designed to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union. [+]

MA Program in German and European Studies

The Haifa Center for German and European Studies began operating at the University of Haifa in the academic year of 2007/8, following winning a tender by the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service). The Center promotes research and other academic and public activities on modern Europe and Germany, emphasizing the Israeli and Jewish perspectives. One of its pivotal activities is a special MA program, the aim of which is to expand and deepen students’ knowledge of Germany and the German language, and its central role in the European Union.

Academic Program

Taught in English, the MA program is organized in the spirit of the "area studies" model. Our interdisciplinary program encompasses various fields of knowledge in the social sciences, the humanities, law, and language, and appeals to a wide variety of students with diverse backgrounds. The program trains its graduates to fill a wide range of positions dealing with Europe and Germany in business, tourism, communication, cultural and public administration as well as prepares its students for purusing an academic/research career in those fields.... [-]


Master of Arts in Early Childhood Education

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8 year olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and recent research, to engage in their own research and attain the capacity to seek a doctoral qualification. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. The Master of Arts program in ‘Early Childhood Education’ provides candidates with an in depth specialization in the field of education of 3 to 8 year olds and helps shape their professional expertise. Masters students are equipped to assess education theories and recent research, to engage in their own research and attain the capacity to seek a doctoral qualification. They will be given the opportunity to become involved and to take a critical stand in the latest discussions of the trends and practices in the field at a local and international level. Objectives & Outcomes General Objectives The course provides the educators with the potential of a profound understanding and specialisation in the field of Early Childhood Education, by creating the appropriate circumstances that enable the teachers to redefine their professional identity or/and have the potential to continue their studies on a doctoral level. Specific Objectives The course aims to: the comprehensive and specialized understanding of theories and the profound study of research related to the field of Early Childhood education research engagement based on current developments and trends urge the students to take a critical stand and contribute to discussions and practices on a local and international level Learning Outcomes By the end of the program, students are expected to: evaluate and redefine in a dialectical and reflective way their professional and research identity and the content of Early Childhood Education on a local and international level through (a) the... [-]

Master in Communication and Media Studies

Budapest Metropolitan University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Hungary Budapest

For a successful professional it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences. [+]

For a successful professional it is an essential tool to have strong communication skills, for a successful professional in the media sciences this is fundamental. The Masters of Communication program offers theoretical knowledge with a strong focus on practical, professional skills and competences. The educational program of the course is strongly media-oriented which is based on a thorough grounding in social and behavioral sciences and present issues of intercultural communication. Complying with current social and labor market demands, the course integrates the fields of communication theory, media studies, social sciences, political science, sociology, psychology and cultural studies within the field of social sciences offering a knowledge of high standard, which can be put to a profitable and practical use in various areas. THE PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO: 
…have strong communication skills in multiple languages, interested in intercultural communication and wishing to understand the complexity of new media tools and digital technologies. CORE SUBJECTS: Media Regulation Theories; Representation Theories; Contrastive Cultures; Social Communication Theories; Participating Media; Artistic Communication; Social Functions of Media; Cultural Studies; Theories of Identity and Otherness; International Media; International Political Communication; International Organizational Communication; Foreign Language Communications Techniques; Communications Research Seminar; Multimedia and Web Design; New technologies; Theory and Practice of Televised Program Editing SPECIALIZATION: International Communication By launching the International Communication module, we wish to provide for the training of professionals who are able to perform entrepreneurial, networking and managerial tasks in various fields of international social and political relations based on their comprehensive knowledge... [-]

MA English Language and Communication

Hindustan University
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Chennai Delhi Coimbatore Oman Muscat Sri Lanka Colombo Cochin + 7 more

The central objective is to empower students by honing their communication skills so that they can meet the requirements of employment and face the challenges of modern society with ease. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. The central objective is to empower students by honing their communication skills so that they can meet the requirements of employment and face the challenges of modern society with ease. The M.A. English Language and Communication offered by the Dept. of English, Hindustan University comprises 20 courses spread over 4 semesters in 2 years. Out of these 12 are core papers and 8 are electives. The curriculum maintains a fine balance between the language and literature courses. One of the core papers in every semester focuses on features related to Language, e.g. Teaching of English, History of English Language, Linguistics etc. Electives offer a wide range of choices like papers on Personality Development, Children's Literature, Women's Writing, Film studies, Canadian Literature etc. Papers like Criticism and Theory and Indian Aesthetics are introduced to develop core skills like analytical thinking The curriculum also maintains a balance between traditional and modern texts so that the study facilitates an understanding of different cultures and the literary styles. The curriculum is so designed that at the end of 4 semesters the candidate would certainly have acquired the required skills and would be ready for employment in a variety of fields. Career prospects Innumerable career options are available for a candidate who has successfully completed the course in M.A. English Language and Communication Teaching--considering the general dearth of good teachers who can speak English fluently and write accurately, the candidate can easily find a teaching post... [-]

M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Israel Jerusalem

The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. [+]

M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution The Hebrew University in Jerusalem (HU) is the first and leading university in Israel (ranked 59 in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities). The Faculty of Law together with The Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution at the Faculty of Social Sciences invites applications for its one-year M.A. in International Law and Conflict Resolution in English: The M.A. program in International Law and Conflict Resolution is an important resource of academic and practical expertise addressing the increasing interest in studying conflict transformation, resolution, problem solving and negotiation. The expertise already acquired and disseminated by the Swiss Center for Conflict Research, Management and Resolution and by the Faculty of Law becomes even more indispensable in the context of recent political and historical developments, in the Middle East and elsewhere. The international M.A. program, which is taught in English, will be open to graduates of programs in relevant fields, such as international relations, law, political science, communications, psychology, conflict settlement, sociology, history and Middle East studies, who have studied in Israel or abroad. The program is devoted to studying the sources and causes of domestic and external conflicts in general and in Israel in particular. It explores the methods, techniques and strategies that can help manage and resolve these conflicts from different disciplinary points of view, including international relations, law, political science, social psychology, communication and media studies and sociology. Faculty in the program will include leading experts from... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Üsküdar

The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political Science and International Relations, and History. [+]

Best Masters of Arts (M.A) in Middle East 2017. Cultural Studies: What does it study and how? Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing. Major topics and concerns of Cultural Studies are: media and culture industry, cultural policies and popular culture; film, art and literature; visual culture and visual technologies; language, image, symbolic structures and ideologies; identity and subjectivity; class, gender, race and ethnicity; cultural history; colonialism and post-colonial world; globalization, global and local cultures; Orientalism and Westernism; cultural power and hegemony; cultural aspects of politics and public sphere; cultural difference, dissidence, and resistance, sub-cultures; new media and technologies, changing notions of time and space. Cultural Studies at İstanbul Şehir University: Approach and Philosophy The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature,... [-]