MA Degree in Social Sciences in Middle East

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An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Social sciences focus on the study of social relationships and human society. Courses within social science prepare students for a wide number of careers that deal with people or systems in public, private, and nonprofit sectors.

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

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M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Jerusalem

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice. [+]

M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice

Hebrew University in Jerusalem Law Faculty invites applications for its one-year M.A. in Human Rights and Transitional Justice in English offered to graduates of B.A. programs in political science, international relations and other academic disciplines related to the fields of human rights and transitional justice.

The M.A. Program offers 20-25 academic courses with top legal experts from Israel, Europe and North America, including courses on international humanitarian law, counter-terrorism law, international courts and tribunals, transitional justice, the law of the United Nations, legal aspects of the Middle-East conflict, international criminal law, international human rights law etc.... [-]


MA in Jewish Education

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 year Open Enrollment Israel Jerusalem

Take your career in Jewish Education to the next level with a prestigious MA Jewish Education from Hebrew University Melton Centre taught 1 year online with 6 weeks in Jerusalem [+]

1 Year International MA in Jewish Education Upgrade Your Career in Jewish Education!

Take your career in Jewish Education to the next level with a prestigious MA Jewish Education from Hebrew University Melton Centre. The 1-year online MA Jewish Education with a 6-week intense semester in Israel provides educators with the flexibility of studying and earning a Masters degree in Education without interrupting their work-life.

What’s Next in Jewish Education?

With the changing reality of Jewish life in the Diaspora, the Melton Centre for Jewish Education is moving in new directions to adapt and to offer solutions to strengthen Jewish education in communities abroad. The Melton Centre’s MA Jewish Education program is designed for educators in formal or informal frameworks who are interested in Jewish Education and its dialogue with Theory and Practice in Jewish Education and Teaching of Jewish Texts, and Educational Philosophy. Studies will integrate on-site and distance learning elements, where two semesters are taught online and 6 weeks are spent on-campus for an intense summer semester in Jerusalem. The principal advantage of this program is that Jewish educators abroad who are not able to spend a long period of time in Jerusalem now have the opportunity to study with Melton Centre faculty and enjoy the unique academic resources of Hebrew University. In addition, a one-year MA degree in Jewish Education from the Hebrew University gives graduates a competitive edge in academic level and prestige.... [-]


The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation (MA in Public Policy)

Tel Aviv University
Campus Full time 10 months October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation (MA in Public Policy) is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program having acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. Students also earn a certificate of completion issued by Tel Aviv University for the program’s workshop in International Mediation. [+]

Overview

The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation (MA in Public Policy) is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program having acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. Students also earn a certificate of completion issued by Tel Aviv University for the program’s workshop in International Mediation.

Career Success

Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of conflict resolution students' backgrounds and interests, alumni have established careers at organizations and businesses in a variety of sectors. Some alumni have also pursued additional advanced degrees. Our emphasis on accepting applicants with employment history has a direct effect on a student's ability to find a relevant internship placement and work after the studies.... [-]


Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies

Hamad bin Khalifa University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Qatar Doha

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture. [+]

Digital humanities is a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. This is particularly relevant in the Middle East, where some 60% of the population is under 25, making it one of the youngest populations in the world. Increasingly, Middle Eastern culture is being defined and driven by digital culture.

Digital humanities can be defined as a diverse and growing field of research and teaching that brings digital tools and computing methodologies to the study of humanities. The new Master of Arts in Digital Humanities and Societies program allows students to study the Middle East’s digital culture from a scholarly and digital research perspective. Through the program, students are able to specialize as archival print scholars of Middle Eastern digital culture or as researchers trained to employ the powerful methodologies of the digital humanities to investigate practices, patterns, and trends of digital culture.... [-]


MA in Israel Studies

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Israel Be'er Sheva

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields. [+]

Course content Explore Israel’s history, policy, and culture

The Woodman-Scheller Israel Studies International Program (WSISIP) provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies. The knowledge and skills that students acquire, provides a solid foundation for those intending to pursue doctoral degrees in related fields.

A degree in Israel Studies is of value for candidates seeking to enter administrative, diplomatic, civil society, or teaching positions related to Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish world.

Program Extras: Archive workshops and visits to Israel’s major archives Meetings with Israelis: longtime residents, new immigrants, soldiers, kibbutz members, residents of development towns, intellectuals, public figures, journalists, and the next generation of leaders Field trips to places of special historical and sociological interest Thesis or Non-Thesis Options ... [-]

MA in Cultural Studies

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in anthropology, literary criticism, and sociology. It fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism. [+]

MA Program in Cultural Studies

The Master’s program in Cultural Studies is designed to enhance dialogue and collaborative research among humanities and social sciences, bringing together scholars in anthropology, literary criticism, and sociology. It fosters an open intellectual atmosphere where students and academic staff engage with ongoing debates on critical issues of cultural politics in Turkey and around the world in the era of neo-liberal globalism.

The program’s core staff are involved in a wide range of research projects and public platforms, both national and international. Particular strengths of the program include ethnographic and interpretive methodologies, and collaboration across disciplines on the following research themes:... [-]


MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences. [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]


MA In International Relations

Yasar University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Izmir

The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relations, and the skill set to evaluate international relations from multiple viewpoints and the academic competence. [+]

Tuition: English

The aim of the Master of Arts (M.A.) in International Relations Program (in English) is to provide its graduates with the fundamental principles of international relations, and the skill set to evaluate international relations from multiple viewpoints and the academic competence to develop in-depth analyses in the field. The program, thus, targets training graduate students who are competent both in domestic and foreign policy, masterful in conceptual and theoretical perspectives, specialized in their field, capable of analytical thinking and adapting to the dynamics of globalization processes, and equipped with the necessary academic tools to compete in the international arena.... [-]


MA in Global Politics and International Relations

Bahcesehir University
Online Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2018 Turkey Istanbul Turkey Online + 2 more

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective. [+]

GLOBAL POLITICS AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (TURKISH, THESIS)

Profile of the Program

The aim of the program is to analyze correctly international politics and the global system, approach the critical international issues, accumulation of knowledge and skills with benefit from other social sciences perspective.

Qualification Awarded

The students who successfully complete the program are awarded the degree of Master of Arts (MA).

Specific Admission Requirements

1) ALES, GMAT or GRE score is required for the applicants who apply to graduate programs with Thesis. Minimum requirement for application is ALES: 55 or GMAT: 450 or GRE: 610.

2) Applicants are required to hold the following English Proficiency Exam Score (YDS: 65, TOEFL: 79, Pearson PTE Academic: 68, Bahçeşehir University Proficiency Exam Score: 65)... [-]


MA in Law and Politics in the European Union - Distance Learning

University of Nicosia
Online Full time Part time 3 semesters September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 more

Aims and objectives of the program are to promote an interdisciplinary approach and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in Public and International Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies, as well as other domains that fall within the broader field of Political Science. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors, and organizations; provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in Law, Social Science, or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with legal science (e.g. as lawyers, judges, legal consultants in companies and in other private organizations); provide postgraduate education to individuals who intend to work in the public sector, semi-public organizations, the local administration, public agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, or in the diplomatic corps.

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Duration (years): 1.5 Years or 3 Semesters Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Law and Politics in the European Union Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English Mode of Study: Distance Learning Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Program

Aims and objectives of the program are to:

Promote an interdisciplinary approach and research by giving students the opportunity to specialize in Public and International Law, Political Theory, Political Science, International and European Studies, as well as other domains that fall within the broader field of Political Science. The systematic development and enrichment of knowledge in the aforementioned fields is an important asset for those who wish to work in a number of professions, sectors, and organizations. Provides postgraduate education to holders of a Bachelor degree in Law, Social Science, or other relevant Bachelor degrees, as well as to individuals who intend to work in fields relevant with legal science (e.g. as lawyers, judges, legal consultants in companies and in other private organizations). Provide postgraduate education to individuals who intend to work in the public sector, semi-public organizations, the local administration, public agencies and organizations, non-governmental organizations, or in the diplomatic corps. ... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

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

Cultural Studies: What does it study and how?

Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science, and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing.... [-]


Master in Political Science and International Relations (with thesis)

Izmir University of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Balçova

Expand your knowledge of politics and international affairs. Gain access to a different career path in business, government, activism or academia. Advance your critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, communication, presentation, and writing skills. [+]

"Expand your knowledge on politics and international affairs. Gain access to a different career path in business, government, activism or academia. Advance your critical thinking, problem-solving, time management, communication, presentation, and writing skills."

Why Choose This Program?

This program is designed to improve your future job prospects in a competitive market. The program has a broad and exciting curriculum with the aims of providing cutting-edge knowledge on contemporary political, legal, economic, sociological perspectives, events, and problems. This program also offers a solid foundation in research methodology and data analysis that will support you throughout your career.... [-]


MA in Regional Studies - Iranian Studies

University of Tehran, Kish International Campus
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Iran Tehran

The MA in Regional Studies- Iranian Studies is designed for those wishing to focus on a social science approach to Iranian culture, arts, literature, media, society, politics, and economy. [+]

Introduction:

The MA in Regional Studies- Iranian Studies is designed for those wishing to focus on a social science approach to Iranian culture, arts, literature, media, society, politics, and economy. This course is suitable for National and international NGOs, government service employees seeking in-depth knowledge about Iran, media professionals, international students seeking a career in government, media, NGOs, finance, diplomacy as well as willing to act as a future diplomate in relation to Iran.

Curriculum

The Master of Regional Studies- Iranian Studies requires completion of 32 credits, with 10 credits in the core courses, 8 credits of specialty courses and 8 credits of elective courses. The program requires completion of a thesis of 6 credits. Admitted students with a different undergraduate degree are also required to complete a few credits of leveling courses which prepare such students for success in the Master of Regional Studies- Iranian Studies, these courses do not count toward the degree. Students must write and defend a final thesis. The curriculum is intended to be completed in four semesters. This program is taught in English.... [-]


MA in Conflict Resolution and Mediation

Tel Aviv University - International Office
Campus Full time 2 - 4 semesters October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program have acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. [+]

About

The International Program in Conflict Resolution and Mediation is a yearlong interdisciplinary master’s program taught in English with an optional thesis component. Students graduate from this program have acquired the tools for effective analysis, mediation and negotiation strategies, and conflict resolution frameworks in the international arena. Students also earn a certificate of completion issued by Tel Aviv University for the program’s workshop in International Mediation. Learn more about this innovative master’s degree on the program’s website. Please contact the program staff directly with any questions.

Career Success

Owing to the interdisciplinary nature of conflict resolution students' backgrounds and interests, alumni have established careers at organizations and businesses in a variety of sectors. Some alumni have also pursued additional advanced degrees. Our emphasis on accepting applicants with employment history has a direct effect on a student's ability to find a relevant internship placement and work after the studies.... [-]


Master in International Relations

Zirve University
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Turkey Gaziantep

The International Relations postgraduate program is designed to provide students advanced knowledge in international political, social, economic, cultural, and environmental issues. [+]

Zirve University International Relations Department offers an M.A. degree for students who are interested in studying international relations at an advanced level. Our interdisciplinary program focus on the study of the changing relations among international actors, including their political, economic, and cultural interactions.

The Department’s emphasis on providing adequate skills for academic work and its concern with the development of in-depth knowledge of the issues in international relations are reflected in the program with a series of advanced courses. Courses are designed as seminars in which student participation is essential. Our academic staff includes experts internationally renowned in their field, and the Department has many associates and friends in organizations in Europe and beyond. Students who choose the Department of International Relations will find themselves enjoying teaching in small classes with ample opportunity to interact with other students and with staff and to develop a range of academic and personal skills. They can partake in the Department’s lively research agenda of seminars, colloquia, and student-led presentations. The Department is committed to the internationalization of its postgraduate curriculum and plans student exchange opportunities with our partner institutions globally. ... [-]