MAs in Professional Studies

Compare 51 MA Programs in Professional Studies

Professional Studies

Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

Those who pursue professional studies often find that such a program is an excellent way to prepare for a career after graduation. Topics covered in these courses of study may include industry-specific information, general professional principles, or important skills, such as leadership.

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M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity. [+]

Master in Asia Pacific StudiesThe University of San Francisco M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies program (MAPS) explores in depth the economic powerhouses of 21st century Asia and their embrace of the explosive forces of modernization. Located in the exciting center of America's most Asia-focused city, MAPS is an innovative program that studies both the economic and social dynamism of modern Asia and its rich history and cultural continuity.As the Pacific Century unfolds, the MAPS Program is designed to serve the needs and schedules of both traditional graduate students and working professionals who seek an advanced education in East Asian cultures, economies and societies. With its interdisciplinary approach to the Asia Pacific region, MAPS prepares students for a broad spectrum of careers in the following areas:... [-]


MA IN TRANSCULTURAL COUNSELING

University of Malta
Campus Full time 18 - 18 months October 2017 Malta Valletta

The M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is a collaborative degree programme offered by the University of Malta and the University of New Orleans. The programme brings together cohorts of international students and an outstanding teaching faculty that includes academics from Europe and the US. [+]

The M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is a collaborative degree programme offered by the University of Malta and the University of New Orleans. The programme brings together cohorts of international students and an outstanding teaching faculty that includes academics from Europe and the US. The mission of the M.A. in Transcultural Counselling is to train world counsellors who are able to serve diverse populations worldwide. Graduates of this programme are global citizens who as counsellors possess a sense of social responsibility and global civic engagement, as well as global competence. To this end, the foundation of the programme is the development of transcultural counselling competency. The programme promotes an understanding of and sensitivity to cultural diversity as it is reflected worldwide and a broader view of the sociocultural context surrounding counselling. The programme will provide students with a solid knowledge base and a broad spectrum of counselling skills and competencies necessary to work in a variety of counselling settings. The programme is intended to equip students with knowledge of counselling theories and skills, as well as provide them with the opportunity to practice these skills under supervision and to undertake their own research efforts. Why study for a degree in "Transcultural Counselling”? If the counselling profession is to have an impact globally, it will require individuals with the awareness, knowledge and skills to address worldwide challenges to mental health and wellbeing. As global interconnectedness narrows the physical and social distance between people, the future of counsellor training lies in preparing professionals... [-]

Master Of Arts And Business Law, Business Law Focus

Diploma University of Applied Sciences
Online Part time 5 semesters October 2017 Germany Germany Online

The master's degree Economics and Law with a focus on Business Law is aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) of the DIPLOMA. Distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management. [+]

MA Degrees in Professional Studies. ​The Master's program Business and Law with the Focus Business Law aimed at people with a first degree in the form of bachelor or diploma, for example, for graduates of the Bachelor program Business Law (LL.B.) the DIPLOMA. The distance learning enables further professional development and specialization with a professional perspective on international business management. The Study Business and Law with a focus on business law is as virtual distance learning with interactive online lectures created to offer particular professionals the best possible location independence. The tests during the master's program can be stored in the numerous study centers of the DIPLOMA. is the normal period 5 semester. Master's program Business and Law Distance learning Economics and Law aims to service training for corporate lawyers and economists. The focus of the study are issues that both have economic and legal references. This profile of the Master's program is the modern requirements for business lawyers justice who in a legally regulated environment are increasingly active. The opportunity to specialize and skill sets offer Elective areas of labor law, financial services, insurance, taxes, and revision. The program provides as opposed to purely legal courses a comprehensive understanding of commercial issues and complex practice-relevant questions of law taking into account the growing internationalization of business enterprises. The knowledge and skills gained qualify the graduates to develop and implement practicable solutions to. The master's degree Economics and Law with a focus on business law authorized for Positions in higher... [-]

Master of Arts in English Language Studies

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Department of English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon + 1 more

This programme aims to update students' knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to their work. It is recognised by the Education Bureau of the HKSAR Government for the Subject Knowledge Requirement for teachers. [+]

Aims - To update your knowledge of the systems and uses of English and how these relate to your work - To give you the chance to learn new concepts in English language studies and apply these to your work Benefits - Choice of Subjects: wide range of elective subjects to choose from - Mixed Mode of Learning: full-time and part-time study - Flexibility: students can exit at PgC, PgD or MA level - Professional Recognition: The MAELS meets EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR) and also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirement for language teachers Professional Recognition New and serving English language teachers who do not hold a degree in English, but who have completed the MAELS programme successfully, are regarded by the Education Bureau (EDB) as having a degree with a relevant language major. The MAELS meets the EDB's Subject Knowledge Requirement (SKR). It also meets the Language Proficiency Requirement (LPR) provided that on graduation students meet the training requirements for language teachers. Entrance Requirements A Bachelor’s degree in any subject or the equivalent, with preference given to applicants who majored in English or a Communications-related field. Applicants are expected to meet ONE of the following requirements: A Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 96 or above for the Internet-based test, or 590 or above for the paper-based test; OR An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of at least 7.0 for the listening and... [-]

MA in Art, Law and Economy

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The MA in Art, Law and Economy aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art, law and the economy. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the legal, financial and political considerations and the corresponding regulatory approaches implemented in Europe and elsewhere concerning the creation of works of art, the art trade, the operation of the markets concerned, the function of intellectual property law at the EU and international level, the protection of cultural heritage and protection against unlawfully acquired works of art. [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

 

The Course

The MA in Art, Law and Economy adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.... [-]


Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centres of semiotics in the world. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]

MA in Sociocultural Linguistics

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics. [+]

MA Degrees in Professional Studies. This programme looks at language from a sociocultural perspective. It's designed for anyone with an interest in the relationship between language, culture and society but also provides a solid understanding of English language and linguistics. The MA develops your understanding of historical and contemporary debates in (socio)linguistics and discourse analysis and enhances your analytic and linguistic skills by introducing different approaches to the analysis of written and spoken language use from a range of everyday and institutional contexts. Topics covered include: language and ideology linguistic performances of identity (particularly language and gender, sexuality, ethnicity and social class) language and the media talk at work English in a multilingual world intercultural communication multilingualism and code-switching varieties of English You're encouraged to engage with these topics by drawing on your own social, cultural and occupational backgrounds in class discussions and in your written work. You're also encouraged to collect your own samples of written and spoken language use and learn to subject those to in-depth critical analysis. This MA will draw on findings, theories and methodologies from: sociolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, spoken and written discourse analysis, ethnography, semiotics, feminist stylistics; multimodal analysis; interactional sociolinguistics, conversational analysis, membership categorisation analysis, performativity and narrative analysis. The programme’s distinct interdisciplinary ethos is also reflected in your opportunity to choose from a selection of relevant option modules in other departments in Goldsmiths. Modules & structure On this programme you will complete two core modules, two option modules and one dissertation. Core modules... [-]

Double Masters Programme in European Studies

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at... [-]

MA in Law and International Management

WSPiA Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 Poland Warsaw

This Master’s degree programme is offered in partnership with the Citadel School of Business (USA). [+]

MA Degrees in Professional Studies. Get your MA degree! Make your choice, do not squander this opportunity You are reading about a Master’s degree programme of an unusual character. In the XXI century many educational institutions have realized that reliance on the XIX century patterns of teaching and learning is a dead end. They have figured out that in the world of rapid technological growth, changing geopolitical realities (a two-superpower world transforming into a one-superpower international system which in turn is sliding into a multiple-power system with many regional powers), and yet-to-fathom demographic shifts, apart from skills and competencies one should learn how to adapt, use one’s imagination and creativity, appreciate diversity and choose optimal courses of action. Indeed, education, especially second cycle education, takes on a completely different meaning in the world where picking up a profession is not a life-long adventure. At the time of your reading these lines many professions that would be important in your life do not even exist. The leading educational institutions, therefore, have begun to seek new solutions to the problem of contemporary education. At the Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies at the Department of International Studies of the Mieszko I School of Education and Administration we have conscientiously scrutinized our own extensive experience and practices of many top-notched schools, universities and institutes offering educational programs related to business, economics, management, law and administration. Our staff have studied and taught at universities and colleges in Amsterdam, Beijing, Brussels, Cardiff, Kiev, London, Lviv, Melbourne,... [-]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. [+]

MA in Dispute and Conflict Resolution Duration: One calendar year (full-time); Two or three years (part-time, daytime only) Minimum Entry Requirements: Upper second class honours preferably in a related discipline Start of programme: September intake only The MA in Dispute Resolution and Conflict allows students to study the full spectrum of legal methods of solving disputes and managing conflicts, taking a broad view of conflict and law, and examining both the local, regional and international areas, including international tribunals and post-conflict reconciliation and reconstruction. All SOAS modules are designed not only to introduce students to the general fields of law, but also to provide an understanding of how generic legal structures and processes may operate in non-Western social and cultural settings. All teachers on modules offered at SOAS are experts in their designated field. Many have years of experience advising governments, international organisations or non-governmental organisation, and many also have been or continue to be legal practitioners. Structure To facilitate the study of law, all MA students are required to attend a two-week Preliminary Law, Legal Reasoning and Legal Methods in the September before beginning the MA programme. Every student will be required to take modules equivalent to four (4.0) full units including the dissertation. Students who wish to graduate with a specialised MA are required to take at least two (2.0) of the three (3.0) taught units within their chosen specialism. The third unit can be chosen from either the general Law Postgraduate Modules List or the following courses... [-]

Master of Arts in Methods of Teaching the English Language

International Black Sea University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Georgia Tbilisi

The program is designed in a way that pays a great attention to general pedagogical, psychological and methods-of-teaching knowledge and skills. The language of instruction is English, so that students master not only practical English language, but also field specific terminology so that they become efficient users of English. [+]

MA Degrees in Professional Studies. Nowadays communications in political, economic, scientific and cultural fields are held in English. Accordingly, knowing English has become one of the key factors in any country’s success at international, and even at national level. Thus, it is of vital importance to have highly qualified specialists of English who perform either as English language translators-interpreters, or are involved in teaching English efficiently. English Language Teaching program offered at master’s level by International Black Sea University aims at educating and training English language teachers whose qualification and expertise meet modern demands of the time. The program is designed in a way that pays a great attention to general pedagogical, psychological and methods-of-teaching knowledge and skills. The language of instruction is English, so that students master not only practical English language, but also field specific terminology so that they become efficient users of English. During their studies students should do a lot of independent work (programmed exercises, individual or group projects, presentations and course projects) which forms their skills necessary for continuous education. The program requires deep analysis of theoretical knowledge so that it is realized in practice, independent work and working with scholarly literature. Thus, upon successful completion of the course, students will be efficient users of English language, skillful teachers, or they will have enough knowledge and expertise to pursue their doctoral studies in English language teaching. The goals of the program involve providing students with contemporary knowledge and their training as proficient English language teachers.... [-]

MA in Literature – Culture – Media, General Literature

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. [+]

Programme overview

The aim of the programme is to strengthen students’ historical knowledge and theoretical understanding of relations between literature, culture and modern media. The student can choose to specialise in English, French, General, German, Russian, Spanish, or Yiddish literature, and in Scandinavian studies. There are theoretical courses, discussing aesthetic and cultural topics of a general nature, as well as courses focused on specific literary genres, themes or historical periods. Critical attention is also given to the many forms in which literature enters the media and the public arena in contemporary society. The final examination takes the form of a Master´s thesis.... [-]


MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations are an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations: Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements: Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanites 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

Master of Arts in New Media - Sound in New Media

Aalto University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 Finland Espoo Helsinki Pori Mikkeli + 3 more

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. [+]

Are you passionate about discovering and widening the scope of sound design in the digital era? Welcome to study Sound in New Media Major Subject. The education is project-oriented, joining practice with theory. It combines art, design and media driven aspects of sound, covering a wide range of disciplines from concept design to live performance and from storytelling to programming. Teaching is fully in English, and students can write their Master's thesis in Finnish, Swedish or English. Learning Outcomes The general learning objectives of Sound in New Media are the following core competences, which the students will develop during their studies: project management skills, design skills, transdisciplinary and teamwork skills, musical competence and creative use of software The studies at Media Lab emphasise interdisciplinary and collaborative work, while individual skills are studied in workshops and through tutored studio work according to a personal study plan. You will also learn the theory related to sound design and music culture. Academic communication and writing are a part of the studies, and more research courses can be chosen if you are planning to become a researcher. Students are encouraged to network internationally and have an option to spend a part of their studies abroad. The curriculum contains some essential software and programming courses, but in general we expect students to be either proficient in using the tools of the trade, or willing to set aside time for self-study. For this, we provide a library of tutorials, as well as one-on-one coaching. We work... [-]

Master in European Governance (double degree)

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

European Governance is a double degree taught in cooperation with Utrecht University in the Netherlands. The interdisciplinary in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home. [+]

MA Degrees in Professional Studies. Double-degree program with Utrecht University. Dealing with important questions in today's Europe Financial markets in crisis - how can they be regulated? Sustainable energy - how can we make the transition to a green economy? Welfare states - should they be reformed to foster economic growth, and if so how can this be done? Cross-border policing - what are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement? Homogenisation - are European countries becoming more similar because of the EU? Unifier or underminer - does the EU pose a threat to democracy? These are among the most important questions in Europe today. Each of them involves activities at local, national and European level, and each requires insights from economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master Program in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. In this way, it prepares you to deal with and work within the complexity of European governance - both in Brussels and at home. A unique program with Utrecht University As a student on this program, you will study and live in two different places. This allows you to study and experience European governance from two different perspectives while providing you with a unique personal experience. Year 1 of the program is spent at Masaryk University in Brno which has, among other things, particular expertise in the democratic and market economy developments that... [-]