Masters of Arts in Social Sciences

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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.

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M.A. International Relations

Webster University
Campus Full time 18 - 24 months August 2017 USA Saint Louis

The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. M.A. International Relations The master's degree in international relations at Webster University is unique for a number of reasons. Students are able to take advantage of Webster’s global footprint by studying abroad at Webster campuses throughout the world and are taught by faculty who are noted scholars and practitioners in the field. International relations students at Webster have gone on to work for Meds for Kids, Boeing, ABB, Enterprise, the Associate Ministry of Coordination and Competitiveness in Ecuador, the United States Army, and as a preparatoria teacher in Honduras. Other graduates have gone on to practice law and work in academia (for example, at Washington University in St. Louis). LEARNING OUTCOMES Students who complete this program will be able to: Demonstrate a working knowledge of several subfields of the international relations discipline. Demonstrate strong research skills. Critically analyze international events and issues. Apply theories of international relations. Demonstrate effective written communication skills. COURSE REQUIREMENTS Signed Application Form Proof of English Proficiency: TOEFL: PBT 550 | iBT 80 IELTS: 6.5 Pearson: 53 Undergraduate Transcripts Essay: 300-500 word essay on a topic of your choice OR Curriculum Vitae (CV) One Letter of Recommendation Certificate of Finance showing $Tuition plus $16,000 Copy of Passport ID Page Official University/College Transcripts (for Transfer Students) Some programs have additional entry requirements. Please contact your advisor for more information. DURATION 18 months - 2 years (36 Credit Hours) [-]

M.A. in Asia Pacific Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 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 International Relations

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 14 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. This programme examines the complexities and processes involved in world affairs. The relationships between states, international institutions, international non-governmental organisations (INGOs) and non-state operators are explored and analysed extensively. You will take an interdisciplinary approach to your studies, integrating historical examples and theories from areas such as international relations, international political economy, sociology, psychology and history. Why should I choose this programme? Traditional issues such as war and peace, strategy and diplomacy are still at the heart of world affairs. However, the issues of human rights, climate change and the environment, migration, globalisation, global civil society, terrorism and many others present even more complex and intriguing challenges which future scholars and practitioners of international relations will have to address. The programme aims to prepare you for an exciting career in the fast-moving and uncertain world of global politics, able to meet the challenges of tomorrow. Key skills, aims and objectives You will gain A deep analytical understanding of key sub-fields and theories of International Relations as a discipline The ability to identify major operators and institutions of international relations and their functions Analytical understanding of international issues from a range of perspectives The ability to evaluate decision-making processes, including moral and ethical implications A familiarity with foreign cultures and languages Future opportunities Graduates of this programme are not limited to a single career path. It will prepare you for a number of careers in areas such as diplomacy, international business, economics, history, law and political... [-]

Master in Human Rights Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. [+]

Grounded in the practice of critical pedagogy, this program provides a dynamic learning community where students benefit from rigorous experience both in the classroom and in the community. Program Features The only opportunity in the US to receive a master’s degree in human rights education. Rich in-class learning experiences with expert faculty blended with opportunities for practical work in schools and community organizations in the Bay Area. Pedagogy aimed at addressing inequities based on race, class, gender, sexual identity, religion, and nation. OUR STUDENTS Our students arrive at USF as educators, filmmakers, community organizers, after-school program directors, and more, eager to explore new ways of reading the world using a human rights framework. CAPSTONE PROJECTS As part of a final capstone project, students are required to create a curriculum, design a program, and produce a written project that summarizes their knowledge and experience. Want to check out past master’s projects? Human Rights Education projects are posted on USF’s scholarship repository. Program Details Human rights education is a deliberate, participatory practice aimed at empowering individuals, groups and communities through fostering knowledge, skills and attitudes consistent with internationally recognized human rights principles. Amnesty International Designed to support teachers of early childhood through college, as well as educators working in non-formal settings such as community organizations, Human Rights Education (HRE) entails understanding the promise of rights guarantees and the gap between rights and actual realities. Courses examine the right to education, schooling with dignity and rights, and curricular efforts towards social justice and... [-]

MA in Childhood and Youth Studies

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. This award provides an opportunity for both existing and aspiring professionals connected with children and young people to reflect deeply and critically on the relationship between the structures and policies offered by societies and how these interact with individuals’ self-actualisation. The full time MA Childhood and Youth Studies is normally timetabled for teaching on two days a week (currently Tuesdays and Thursdays), with additional independent, guided study requirements. As well as (30 credit) taught units of study, this course also provides opportunities to gain practice experience in UK educational contexts (via optional unit choice), and every student undertakes a (60 credit) dissertation, allowing in-depth and extended study in an area of interest and relevance. We welcome applications from non-EU internationals who are supported at every stage by MMU International. Features and benefits of the course Study at our £139 million new Brooks Building which has world-class facillities for teaching and learning Close collaboration with the Education and Social Research Institute (ESRI), including guests speakers and conferences Teaching staff have specialist experience in their field and many are actively involved in research nationally and internationally ABOUT THE COURSE In term one, students undertake two core units. The unit ‘International Comparisons of Childhoods’ examines how children and young people are shaped and regulated by the opportunities that are available to them in their communities. By looking at the different opportunities afforded to children across societies we are able to reflect more objectively on our those offered by... [-]

MA International Relations

Durham University
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 United Kingdom Durham

This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, [+]

Description This programme combines a sound basis of advanced knowledge and understanding in the broader and more disparate field of International Studies with the opportunity to choose optional specialist areas of study from among those offered in the School, and other schools such as Modern Languages and Cultures. The particular interests reflected in the choice of options may then be developed through the researching and writing of a dissertation. Through the programme, you will gain advanced knowledge and understanding of: The extent to which an international community has developed and the driving forces shaping its development Factors determining humanitarian interventions The processes of globalisation in the political, economic, cultural and scientific fields The governance role of international organisations How the degree of integration of countries into the international political and economic system varies and the determinants of those variations Historical and/or contemporary issues and debates in the politics and political economy of specific states and/or areas and/or international institutions and organisations Regime analysis and the concept of soft power governance An appropriate topic in international politics of their choice Course Structure Students will take four core modules to the value of 135 credits and optional modules to the value of 45 credits. Core Modules: Research Methods and Dissertation Production Model United Nations International Relations Theory Dissertation Optional Modules: Optional modules in previous years have included: European Institutions and the Policy Process The European Union as a Global Actor German Foreign Policy Collective Memory and Identity in Post-War Europe Collective Identities... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) Gain in-depth knowledge on today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world! The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. Students gain expertise on East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research. Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure For a detailed description of the structure of the Programme, curriculum and teaching, please see: The Study Leaflet (pdf 40 pages). Academic excellence & experience The Centre for East Asian Studies specialises in research on contemporary East Asian societies, with special focus on various manifestations of civil societies in China, South Korea and Japan. For China, academic staff conducts research, for example, on disaster management, social movements and protest, urban governance, and environmental issues. For South Korea, on culture of economy, self-employment, and organisations, and popular culture and social movements.... [-]

MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. [+]

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city. It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions. Programme: 1 year Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study both historical and contemporary tendencies in today's global setting. Historians, environmental... [-]

Master of Liberal Arts: Focused or Interdisciplinary Studies

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA Saint Petersburg

The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at... [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. The MLA in Liberal Studies offers two “build-your own” tracks. In the Focused Studies track, students explore a particular subject from within the larger perspective of the liberal arts, earning 18 of the 33 required hours in a specific discipline. As part of their core requirements, students may take courses in pedagogy and education, theory, or research methods, which would enable them to teach at the community college level (with the 18hrs), continue on for the Ph.D., or work in areas related to their chosen field of study. In the Interdisciplinary Studies track, students build their own unique degree from various disciplines (e.g., culture and the environment, ethics and the workplace, social justice and engagement, etc.) and related core requirements, preparing them for future study or professional careers in related areas, including work for non-profits and other businesses. Admission Requirements Baccalaureate degree with at least 3.0 cumulative GPA or a GPA of 3.0 on their upper two years of baccalaureate work (Students who do not meet this requirement must submit a standardized test score as outline below).* Written Statement (2-3 pages addressing the applicant’s reasons for enrolling in this MLA program, major scholarly interests, educational and career goals). Writing Sample (substantial term paper, e-portfolio, or other evidence of academic or professional writing ability). Three Letters of Recommendation (letters should be from people who have supervised the applicant’s academic or professional work). *Students who do not meet this requirement must submit a GRE test score with... [-]

Master in Education

University of Derby
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Derby

During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. [+]

Why choose this Master in Education course? 90% of students said that they were satisfied with the overall quality of the course, according to the 2015 Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) You'll explore education in its fullest sense - from its pivotal role in society to the theories, policies, and practices that influence, change and enhance it We offer a flexible approach to learning, enabling you to earn a broad-based degree or specialise in a particular area of focus by taking one of our pathways You will receive a range of professional development opportunities, from early years through to secondary school, further education, higher education, and in the community Our teaching team are friendly and approachable with specialist knowledge, which they pass on to you. You can be sure that you'll be up to date with the latest theory and practice. About this course During this course, you’ll have the opportunity to gain an expert understanding of the aims of education and its role within society through the exploration of education theories, policies and practices. Through a research enquiry, you will develop confidence and expertise in your chosen area of interest. Our course is delivered by a highly experienced educational team with expertise across the range of educational sectors. Our tutors are friendly and approachable and will pass their specialist knowledge on to you, ensuring you are up to date with the latest theory and practice. We welcome students from both the UK and abroad, which will give you the... [-]

MA in Travel and Nature Writing

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer? Then this course is for you. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. For any writer inspired by places, people and wildlife, who wants to be published. Based on actual experiences in the field, including encounters with places, people and wildlife. Provides context of the history, background and genres of travel and nature writing over time. Focuses on getting your writing published across a wide range of media and outlets. Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer? Then this course is for you. The course focuses on learning to write from your own experience in the field. You’ll develop your writing skills and techniques, learn from established writers, and examine the history, context and genres of travel and nature writing. By meeting practitioners – writers, editors, agents and publishers – you’ll gain a unique insight into the professional skills you require to get your writing published. This low-residency course allows you to be based wherever you wish, so you can pursue your academic work while maintaining your current lifestyle. It can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Overview We aim to give you an understanding of issues and approaches to the representations of peoples, other species, habitats, places, cultures and environments in various kinds of writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply what you’ve learnt to your own professional practice. You’ll study: a... [-]

Master in Cultural History of Modern Europe

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. [+]

Explore Europe’s history and culture from a global perspective In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. The programme content focuses on theories of modern cultural history, global perspectives on European civilisation, the politics of heritage and cultural memory, aspects of transnational history and postcolonial culture, global practices of citizenship, and the development of career-oriented academic competencies. We begin by looking at contemporary problems and discussions. This programme offers an English track and a Dutch track. The modules offered in these tracks are the same – only the language of instruction differs. Why study in Utrecht? You will benefit from a unique cultural-historical approach to globalisation that will equip you with interdisciplinary knowledge and tools for analysis. The programme offers you a choice of (international) internships and the opportunity to study abroad, helping you to expand your networks and gain valuable workplace experience. You will learn from lecturers who are motivated, experienced, and internationally recognised as experts in their fields. You will receive personal help and supervision throughout your studies. Part-time The part-time option allows you to complete the full-time programme over two years instead of one. After Graduation After graduating from the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern... [-]

M.A. Counseling Psychology

The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Chicago Los Angeles Irvine Washington DC + 3 more

Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. [+]

MA Degrees in Social Sciences. M.A. Counseling Psychology Students in the M.A. in Counseling Psychology program receive a solid foundation in the principles and practices of clinical psychology. They develop essential diagnostic, therapeutic, and consulting skills needed for a wide variety of clinical populations and emotional and psychological conditions. The curriculum teaches students the ethics and professional guidelines of counseling services and clinical psychology practice in correlation with developing an in-depth knowledge of theoretical frameworks and scientific bases. They will also learn the importance of understanding how diversity and cultural differences or issues impact the mental health field.  The M.A. Counseling Psychology program provides hands-on work and multicultural education, which are integrated throughout the program course material. Additionally, students can choose from a variety of concentrations to meet the needs or desires of their educational and professional goals.  The curriculum prepares graduates for licensure in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and Delaware by incorporating the eight content areas outlined by the National Board of Certified Counselors. [-]

Master of Arts in Intelligence

The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS)
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Washington DC

This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. [+]

Program Objectives This program will focus on the cutting edge missions, methods, and organizational arrangements of intelligence in general, and US intelligence in particular. It will focus on the four major elements of intelligence – collection, analysis, counterintelligence, and covert action – and their application abroad. Similarities and differences with intelligence inside the US will also be included. The program will also focus on the interdependence of the symbiotic relationships between the elements of intelligence and interrelationships with other national security practitioners at many levels of policymaking and implementation – from grand strategy formulation to enhancing military strength and guile as in Information Operations. Graduates of this degree program will be able to: Articulate the strategic significance, aims, strategy, tradecraft and culture of the elements of intelligence and evaluate the profession of each element, and the skills and aptitude required for this work. Anticipate current and future security challenges, identify opportunities for effective use of intelligence, and lessons learned about how intelligence as both an input into policy and as an instrument of policy may be able to advance US interests globally and regionally. Identify how major tensions inside liberal democracy with secret intelligence are reconciled through institutional checks and balances, oversight, press freedom, and public education. [-]

MA in Psychology

University of Limerick
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Ireland Limerick

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. [+]

MA in Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a new full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules.

The course has been accredited by the PSI and is designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods (e.g., BA Joint Honours). This prior experience should be comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

The MA Psychology provides students with a menu of modules that reflect the breadth of psychological research and its applications and is therefore partly a conversion course. The undergraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology (Education and Health Science); the postgraduate modules will be provided by the Department of Psychology, the Department of Design and Technology (Faculty and Science and Engineering), the Department of Personnel and Employment Relations (Kemmy Business School), and the Physical Education and Sport Sciences Department (Faculty of Education and Health Sciences).... [-]