MA Program in Professional Studies in Europe

Compare MA Programs in Professional Studies in Europe 2019

Professional Studies

A master's degree is a postgraduate academic degree. A master's degree prepares students to lead or manage. A master's degree also prepares a person for a range of pursuits through specialized study of a field.

The term “professional studies” is used to refer to academic programs that are designed to provide as much preparation as possible for the workplace. Students may learn about a specific industry or general professional concepts, as well as important career skills.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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Master of arts in aesthetics

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

In the name of a delimitation of the arts that has been diagnosed in many places and a progressive aestheticization of the lifeworld, the question of art and aesthetic experience is confronted with a new urgency that calls for answers that are cross-subject and interdisciplinary. Far beyond the narrower field of philosophical aesthetics, which historically covers all areas of art theory, art-theoretical and aesthetic problem-situations appear across the various fields of artistic production and the disciplines of the humanities connected to them through a respective subject-relation. [+]

In the name of a delimitation of the arts that has been diagnosed in many places and a progressive aestheticization of the lifeworld, the question of art and aesthetic experience is confronted with a new urgency that calls for answers that are cross-subject and interdisciplinary. Far beyond the narrower field of philosophical aesthetics, which historically covers all areas of art theory, art-theoretical and aesthetic problem-situations appear across the various fields of artistic production and the disciplines of the humanities connected to them through a respective subject-relation.

The two-year master's program Aesthetics takes this challenge into account by addressing the problem area of ​​aesthetics across disciplines, including philosophy, literary studies, theater, film and media studies, art history and musicology, as well as historical, empirical-psychological and ethnographic ones and ethnological perspectives. Another feature of the course is the connection to the current artistic practice in the context of cooperation with the cultural institutions of the city and the Greater Frankfurt (with the Städelschule, the Academy of Design Offenbach and the University of Music and Performing Arts within the Hessian Theater Academy and the Hessian Film and Media Academy).... [-]


Master of Arts in Social Sciences in Sports

Goethe University Frankfurt
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2019 Germany Frankfurt

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas. [+]

Contents and areas of focus:

The programme of study focusses on the social and educational-scientific aspects of sports, which are mediated both theoretically and in a practice-oriented manner. This orientation makes this a unique programme of study for sports studies in German-speaking countries. The studies profile encompasses four core areas.

Science-orientation:

The central emphasis here is on the provision of deeper knowledge about both quantitative and qualitative methods for empirical social research. These are supplemented which sports studies relevant reflective knowledge concerning the cultural history, ethics and aesthetics of sports.

Vocational field orientation:

The programme of study offers the option of vocational field specific deepening, either in the field of sports education or sports sociology. Experiences in possible areas of activity are gathered as part of 300 hours long vocational practical programme.... [-]


MA Gender Studies and Law

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2019 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. [+]

MA Gender Studies and Law

Programme Code: PGTF0038/PGTP0057/PGTP0058

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (II.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?:

The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:

those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with legal knowledge, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and law into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies etc. ... [-]

MA in Art, Law and Economy

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2019 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.... [-]


MA in Social Science Research (Sociology)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills. [+]

Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills.... [-]


MA in Social Science Research (Social Policy and Social Work)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a PhD) or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research skills. It will also prepare you for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings. [+]

Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills.... [-]


MA in Social Science Research (Political Science and International Relations)

University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2019 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to society in a number of ways. [+]

Entry requirements 2.1 (or international equivalent) in a relevant subject in the arts, humanities, or social sciences IELTS 7.0 (no less than 6.0 in any element) If these grades are not met, English preparatory courses are available Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and the ability to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation Appreciation of alternative approaches to research Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process ... [-]

MA in Human Rights Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time September 2019 Sweden Lund

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives. [+]

Programme overview

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. The teaching faculty reflects the academic width of the master’s programme. We are committed to the view that human rights need to be regarded and studied not only as ethical principles or ground for law and policy, but also as part of the infrastructure of a democratic society. Students have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of their studies. The programme is offered by the Human Rights Studies division at the Department of History, which is also home to the only PhD programme in interdisciplinary human rights studies in Sweden.... [-]


MA in Applied Cultural Analysis

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Sweden Lund

This Joint Master's programme emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. [+]

Programme overview

Applied cultural analysis is a multidisciplinary field of work and study that is heavily influenced by cultural theoretical perspectives and ethnographic methods coming from disciplines of study such as anthropology, ethnology and public folklore. It emphasises the teaching and implementation of strategies of collaborative engagement between university-trained scholars and actors beyond the university system.

The programme aims to develop and deepen students’ knowledge and skills withinthe field of applied cultural analysis. It emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. It does this while simultaneously working to enable those actors to find solutions to problems they may face as an aspect of their daily activities.... [-]


MA in Religion, Health and Wellbeing

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? How does the biomedical focus of current healthcare practice affect us? [+]

What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? How does the biomedical focus of current healthcare practice affect us?

This interdisciplinary degree programme will examine what it means to be ill or healthy in diverse, individualized and highly technological societies, from psychological, cultural, ethical, and political perspectives. Not only do religious, cultural, political, physical, and technological diversity influence how we try to recover or maintain our health, they also influence what we think 'health' is in the first place.

This track within the Master's Programme in Theology and Religious Studies has two specializations: 'Spiritual Care [Geestelijke Verzorging]' and 'Ethics and Diversity'.... [-]


Master in International Relations and Regional Studies

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Estonia Tartu

The MA program combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world. [+]

The MA program of International Relations and Regional Studies combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world, including the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region.

Why study international relations at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) The research and teaching in the field of IR at UT is internationally visible and recognized placing us among the top IR schools in Eastern and Central Europe. Extensive international collaboration with universities in the U.S. (George Mason University, George Washington University), various universities in Europe, partner institutions in Russia (Higher School of Economics, MGIMO, and others), and major international academic networks (e.g. PONARS-Eurasia, EISA, CEEISA). Interesting geographical location: Estonia is one of the smallest EU member states which is situated in the center of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep. Since 1989, Estonia has been in the center of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. Advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. A wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, incl. Erasmus+ agreements and ISEP. Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically... [-]

MA in Social and Political Thought

University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law
Campus 12 - 24 months September 2019 United Kingdom Leeds

This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. [+]

Overview This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. Core modules will introduce you to social and political thought and its relation to economic, social, political and cultural problems in a fast-changing, globalised world. From the seminal works of Karl Marx to contemporary thinkers such as Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, you’ll think about how these approaches can help us understand social change on the global stage. Beyond this, you’ll choose modules that suit your own interests – you could specialise in gender, racism and ethnicity studies, social policy, globalisation, care, health or disability among others. You can also pursue research training to prepare for further study. Research insight - the Bauman Institute You’ll become part of the Bauman Institute, launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman to analyse social change around the world. It’s an exciting and stimulating research environment where you’ll learn from experts in their fields. The Bauman Institute is inspired by Bauman’s sociological imagination, and has earned an international reputation for teaching and research. Bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines, it investigates the ways in which societies continue to evolve in areas such as power and resistance and the sociology of capitalism. Course content ... [-]

MA in Law and International Management

WSPiA Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Poland Warsaw

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

Get your MA degree! Make your choice, do not squander this opportunity

You are reading about a Master’s degree program 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.... [-]


MA Law - Part-time

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Part time 21 months September 2019 United Kingdom London Manchester + 1 more

Our MA Law Part-time course is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. [+]

MA Law - Part-time

Our MA Law Part-time course is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students.

On completion of the course, you’ll have the opportunity to progress your studies to become a solicitor or barrister in the UK, whilst obtaining a Master’s award, which will be highly attractive to employers in a variety of disciplines. This course is a perfect choice if you want to study online and wish to keep your career options open.... [-]


MA Law

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes
Campus Full time 9 - 12 months September 2019 United Kingdom London Birmingham Guildford Leeds Manchester + 4 more

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector. [+]

MA Law

Our MA Law is designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Masters Level. An MA Law is an internationally recognised qualification which is ideal for a career path both in and outside of the legal sector.

Learn by experience through practical workshops, problem-based learning, negotiations, mooting and presentations Develop essential professional skills in analysis, problem-solving and research Explore an area of law that interests you via your own Research Project You could be eligible for postgraduate student loan Course Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline.

Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:... [-]