Master of Arts Program

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A Master of Arts (MA) is a degree awarded for a wide scope of postgraduate studies and is becoming more necessary for professionals to distinguish themselves in a competitive marketplace. Consequently, many students consider these degrees to be almost mandatory, a notion shared by many high-tier employers.

What is an MA? It’s a degree that confers upon the graduate a broad range of knowledge within a specialized field in the humanities. Humanities are areas of study that focus on human culture such as languages, history, arts, philosophy and social sciences. Generally, a scholar working towards an MA will have a narrow interest in his or her field. For example, a student of anthropology may work toward a Master of Arts degree in archaeology, social anthropology or another related specialization. Regardless of focus, most MA degrees require a varying mixture of both research and coursework.

Students elect to pursue studies toward an MA for many reasons. Some are hoping to set themselves apart when it comes to work opportunities, while others may have a passion for research. Still others have very high sights for their ultimate career, and an MA is a stepping stone on the way to earning a doctorate degree.

It can be difficult to say with certainty how much an MA costs. Prices for tuition vary not only from institution to institution, but from country to country as well. How much you end up paying can depend on the length of the program as well.

Those who obtain a Master of Arts degree are able to work in a wide variety of high-level positions within their field of study. Someone who receives an MA in Linguistics, for example, can work in education, philosophy, computer science, communication science or cognitive neuroscience, among others. The breadth of options that an MA offers students is what allows people to find their academic and professional niche.

Applying to an MA program usually requires an undergraduate degree. Essays and letters of recommendation will almost always be obligatory as well. 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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MA Law

The University of Law
Campus Full time 9 months September 2018 United Kingdom London Birmingham Guildford Manchester + 3 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 To be eligible to take up your place on our MA Law you must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) at 2:1 or above in any discipline. Overseas graduates and mature non-graduates:Please send your qualifications through to the Admissions team who can advise on your eligibility for the course If you decide you wish to proceed onto the BPTC, please apply for a Certificate of Academic Standing from the Bar Standards Board (BSB). If you have completed a degree outside the UK and you do not come from a majority English speaking country: A certified copy of any document that proves you are qualified in English at CEFR level B2 or above in each of the four components of language learning. [-]

M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2018 USA Saint Louis

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. [+]

M.A. Advertising and Marketing Communications

The master of arts (MA) degree in advertising and marketing communications is intended for students interested in advertising and marketing communications, with or without academic or professional experience in the field. This degree prepares inexperienced students for a successful career in advertising and marketing communications and provides experienced students with the additional theory and application necessary to advance in their careers.

Students entering this program with a strong educational background or a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in this area may be eligible to waive one of the required core courses and should consult with a School of Communications academic advisor prior to registration to discuss their qualifications.... [-]


Master International Management

IUBH Campus Studies (for EU students)
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2018 Germany Bad Honnef Berlin + 1 more

In four semesters, the master program in International Management gives you the tools you will need for management roles in international companies. The program focuses on the international service industry and gives you opportunities to put what you've learned to work. [+]

In four semesters, the master program in International Management gives you the tools you will need for management roles in international companies.

The program focuses on the international service industry and gives you opportunities to put what you've learned to work.

Content (examples) Economics International service management International marketing Human resource management International accounting & finance Program information

Education

Language of instruction is English Specialisations: International marketing, International human resource management, international accounting & finance, aviation management or hospitality management Courses to improve soft skills, corporate and employee leadership and negotiation skills ... [-]

Master of Arts in International Development

Saint Mary's University of Minnesota Online
Online Full time Open Enrollment USA Winona

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you. Blend theory with practical knowledge to focus your skills on greater humanitarian results with Saint Mary's University of Minnesota's Master's in International Development. [+]

Put your passion to work. Learn from real-world practitioners who share the same drive for social and human change as you.

International Development requires a combination of innovative thinking and the ability to act in an evolving world. Saint Mary's University of Minnesota understands this, combining more than 100 years of Lasallian education with real-world practitioners who have worked on social development, microfinance, global education, and more. Our courses blend theory with true "boots on the ground" practicality for a perfect balance of thoughtfulness and action. The online M.A. in International Development program consists of 39 credit, or 13 courses of 3 credit hours each and the program typically takes about 2.5 years to complete... [-]


MA Human Resource Management

Arden University
Online Full time Part time 18 - 60 months April 2018 United Kingdom Coventry + 1 more

This professionally focused Masters programme will develop you into a global HR practitioner. Arden’s distinctive online approach will enable you to study and learn alongside your work. [+]

This professionally focused Masters programme will develop you into a global HR practitioner. Arden’s distinctive online approach will enable you to study and learn alongside your work.

This framework of relating the business experience with up to the minute knowledge and contemporary practice in the sector will ultimately enable you to improve the HRM function within your organisation or to advance into a new role. This is achieved through critical thinking, creativity and personal development.

Course Requirements

A bachelor's degree or diploma equivalent to a UK honours degree at a minimum of second class (2.2). If you are not an English native speaker, you will be required to provide us with a proof of English language level equivalent to IELTS 6.5 or above... [-]


Master of Arts in International Management - Finance & Accounting Specialization

New European College
Campus Full time 4 semesters February 2018 Germany Munich

Financial managers are masters of the utilization and flow of funds and are responsible for all requisite financial activities within a firm. [+]

The Master of Arts (MA) in International Management is a 4-semester program designed to build upon your existing undergraduate studies enabling you to pursue a broader range of careers in business. Consisting of courses in finance, international marketing, management accounting, operations, ethics, organizational behavior and human resources, the program prepares you to excel in an ever-evolving and international workplace.

All courses are taught in English, with a range of teaching methodologies which are reminiscent of undergraduate teachings such as presentations and group projects coupled with real-world examples and case studies. The program provides a scope for greater specialization, with a precise academic and theoretical framework designed to help you become an expert in international management. This allows you to apply to more specialized roles and offers better preparation for a Ph.D. program in the future.... [-]


MA in International Relations and Global Communications

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. [+]

We live in a communications-saturated world where 24-hour news coverage, access to the internet and the use of social media have become the norm for millions of people. Global events are instantly reported by the news media, analysed and interpreted by them and millions of ordinary citizens. These developments challenge the traditionally secretive practices of international diplomacy and the ability of governments to control information whilst also creating powerful new tools for propaganda; they enhance the importance of cultural or ‘soft’ power in international relations and they have also transformed the nature of warfare.

This course is run by the Department of History, Politics and Philosophy in conjunction with the Department of Information and Communication.... [-]


MA In Gifted Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Arts (MA) in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach gifted students and help them realize their potential. [+]

Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education

Offered By: College of Education

Overview

Teach Gifted and Exceptional Learners

With Grand Canyon University's (GCU) Master of Arts (MA) in Gifted Education degree, you can learn innovative ways to teach gifted students and help them realize their potential. Offered by GCU's College of Education, this master's in gifted education program helps you develop ethical instructional practices and explore the formation of gifted education programs.

The masters in gifted education online degree program reviews current methods used to identify, teach and nurture gifted children academically, mentally and emotionally. Observation and practice opportunities throughout graduate coursework allow you to gain hands-on experience and evaluate researched concepts in P-12 classrooms. This master's in gifted education degree aligns with National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards and can prepare licensed teachers for gifted endorsement.... [-]


Masters Program in TESOL

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 4 semesters August 2018 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree. The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters. [+]

The Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is a practitioner-oriented degree. The basic TESOL degree consists of 10 courses for a total of 30 academic credits. Full-time students can complete the program in three or four semesters.

The program combines a comprehensive coverage of linguistic theory with practical application, providing students with the knowledge and strategies they need to be highly effective ESOL teachers in schools, community colleges, and teaching abroad.

The program delivery is designed for working professionals. Classes are held on one weekday–late afternoon/evening and selected Friday evenings and Saturdays (on the School of Education Teaching Weekend Schedule). The program is offered on USF’s San Francisco campus.... [-]


MA in Education

Unicaf University (ZM)
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months Open Enrollment Cyprus Larnaca USA Hell's Kitchen Greece Athens Romania Bucharest United Kingdom London Egypt Cairo Ghana Accra Malawi Lilongwe Mauritius Port Louis Kenya Nairobi Nigeria Lagos State Somalia Mogadishu Zambia Lusaka Jordan Irbid Cyprus Online + 28 more

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. [+]

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.... [-]


MA in Digital Experience Design

Hyper Island
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2019 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York UK Online + 7 more

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world. [+]

Hyper Island's new MA in Digital Experience Design has been designed in response to demand from industry. There is currently a gap between what schools teach and what a designer needs to know to build products, services and systems in the real world.

The role of a designer is shifting. A product today is rarely just physical and consumers expectations are higher than ever. The challenge for designers is to design and deliver meaningful experiences, both online and offline.

The MA in Digital Experience Design will develop your technical, creative and strategic skills as an experienced designer to lead the change within this evolving industry.

You will explore experience design and related fields such as service design and interaction design, understanding human behaviour, rigorous research, digital technologies and prototyping, project management, business acumen and how to build and lead an effective team.... [-]


MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching)

University of South Wales Online Programmes through UNICAF
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2018 USA New York 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 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 25 more

The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA in Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants. [+]

MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching)

The MA Education (Innovation in Learning and Teaching) is a flexible programme, designed to meet the professional needs of individual learners. Students will have the opportunity to engage critically with the theories and practices of education with a view to applying learning to practice. The MA Education is well established and is regularly updated in order to reflect the changing needs of current and future participants.

Educational Aim To widen the options available and encourage in-depth development of personal and professional areas of interest. To enable learners to identify, design and carry out research activities which include opportunities for considerable self-direction. To contribute to the body of knowledge and understanding relevant to education. Fees ... [-]

M.A. in International Studies

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

USF’s Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year program, which provides students with in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the issues and challenges that face the global community. Our curriculum focuses on the development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict resolution, and international law and organizations. [+]

Program Details

Starting Fall 2018, the Master of Arts in International Studies will be a 34 unit program completed in two years and will include areas of concentration and an internship.

Program Learning Outcomes (Fall 2018)

Students will:

Understand the major structural, cultural, and relational shifts that have emerged in response to globalization from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with a special emphasis on non-state actors identify key organizations, institutions, and global and regional norms and how they interact with sub-state forces to shape policy, advocacy, and social movements develop an understanding of the diverse aspects of global civil society and the political, economic, legal, environmental, social and cultural forces that are shaping contemporary global issues through the local-global connection. demonstrate an ability to critically engage categories of cultural difference and diversity and evaluate their influence on a contemporary phenomenon utilize mixed research methodologies, an interdisciplinary perspective, and community engagement skills to analyze key issues in international studies Core Concentrations (Fall 2018) ... [-]

MA Luxury Brand Management

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 16 months January 2019 United Kingdom London

The MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities with the global luxury goods industry. So immerse yourself in the global luxury sector, meet key industry contacts and learn the secrets of brand success. [+]

The MA Luxury Brand Management takes a strategic view of the dynamic characteristics and opportunities with the global luxury goods industry. So immerse yourself in the global luxury sector, meet key industry contacts and learn the secrets of brand success.

Developed in consultation with industry, the programme recognises that luxury and prestige companies’ top executives need a specific kind of business expertise. Studying in the heart of London, one of the world’s capitals for the luxury industry, you will develop the skills needed to manage leading brands in a highly competitive environment, combining knowledge with an innovative approach and a strong cultural perspective. The programme is taught by highly qualified academics and experienced industry professionals and focuses exclusively on luxury, branding and management across the full value chain. You will benefit from industry guest speakers, teaching that is informed by the latest business thinking and consultancy project collaborations with industry.... [-]


Master of Arts in Diplomacy and International Law

The American University of Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 France Paris

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. [+]

Preparing You for Public Leadership

Diplomacy and international law are critical components in addressing issues of seminal public concern. As populations flee repressive regimes and political issues have ramifications beyond any one state’s borders, the need for real-world solutions and the leaders who can implement them is paramount.

AUP’s Masters in Diplomacy and International Law aims to achieve concrete results, using the respective tools of each discipline to prepare you to develop real-world solutions. This interdisciplinary program will enable you to think critically about complex diplomatic and international legal issues in real contexts. By applying theory to practice, you will address some of the key questions facing public and non-governmental institutions around the world, such as ‘Why do states participate in international institutions that promote global cooperation?’ or ‘How do states and institutions interact when cooperation breaks down and conflict ensues?’... [-]