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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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.... [-]


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.... [-]


The International MA Program in Crisis and Trauma

Tel Aviv University
Campus 3 semesters October 2018 Israel Tel Aviv-Yafo

Gain hands-on experience in one of the world’s hubs for crisis and trauma research. The unique stresses of modern life, combined with natural disasters and geopolitical conditions, have led to the rapid growth of the field of crisis and trauma studies. [+]

Gain hands-on experience in one of the world’s hubs for crisis and trauma research. The unique stresses of modern life, combined with natural disasters and geopolitical conditions, have led to the rapid growth of the field of crisis and trauma studies. There is a growing need for trained professionals with the knowledge and experience necessary to handle diverse situations. With Israel and Tel Aviv as a living laboratory for research and practice in the field, there is no better place than TAU to gain deeper knowledge and professional competence in this field alongside the world’s leading experts in crisis and trauma studies.

This one-year program is designed to train students to plan and deliver services in a wide range of personal and communal crises, including public disasters created by war, natural disasters, and terrorism, as well as personal crises related to immigration, domestic violence, divorce, illness, and bereavement.... [-]


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 European Studies

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

Sabancı University European Studies MA Program provides a comprehensive study of historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the European political and administrative systems as well as historical and philosophical foundations of modern Europe. [+]

Sabancı University European Studies MA Program provides a comprehensive study of historical and contemporary developments in Europe, specifically of the European integration process, from a multi-disciplinary perspective. The students will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of the European political and administrative systems as well as historical and philosophical foundations of modern Europe. They will also gain the necessary skills to compete for increasing opportunities in careers within the newly emerging institutions of Europe as Euro-bureaucrats and policy-makers, as representatives of and/or analysts/consultants to governments, NGOs and the private sector in all matters relating to the European Union.... [-]


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 Affairs

Bahcesehir University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 semesters September 2018 Turkey Istanbul

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institutions, global civil society, and business. [+]

GLOBAL AFFAIRS (ENGLISH, THESIS, WEEKEND) Profile of the Program

The purpose of this program is to provide an outstanding professional, multidisciplinary education to train the next generation of global leaders of international institutions, global civil society, and business. The MGA will equip students with a sophisticated understanding of the larger political, economic, and social contexts of global affairs and with the skills necessary to work strategically and effectively within the evolving global system.

Qualification Awarded

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

Specific Admission Requirements

Student admission for this graduate program is made by evaluating the level of undergraduate success and level of proficiency in English; the score of ALES or International exams like GRE and GMAT which are approved by Higher Education Council (YÖK). International Students are accepted to the graduate programs with an internationally accredited undergraduate diploma and the score of above-mentioned exams. The acceptance of exchange students is executed within the framework of mutual agreements (Erasmus or General Academic Protocol) between Bahçeşehir Universtiy and the partner universities. Special Students can be registered to the courses upon approval of the related academic unit.... [-]


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. ... [-]

MA in Jewish Studies

University of Haifa, International School
Campus Full time 1 year October 2018 Israel Haifa

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. [+]

Program description

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism. The course’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, Early Modern and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.... [-]


Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

AUC The American University in Cairo
Campus Full time September 2018 Egypt Cairo USA New York + 1 more

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience. [+]

Egyptology/Coptology Graduate Program

Studying Egyptology/Coptology at the graduate level is a unique opportunity for students, taking advantage of being in Egypt, having the chance to gain practical experience, visiting monuments in context, museums and gaining experience in the field. The Egyptology program covers many aspects; the culture of ancient Egypt for language and religion to art, architecture and social structures over the time span of 4,600 years. The Coptology program offers courses in political science, religion, art history, history and other.

The department of Egyptology offers three tracks for the M.A.

Egyptology: Art, Archaeology, and History Egyptology: Philology Coptology ... [-]

MA in Security and Diplomacy

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

Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. [+]

The one-year program provides advanced knowledge and analytical tools for the study of strategy, diplomacy, decision-making and the shaping of security and foreign policy. The outlook of the program is global, with a special focus on Israel and the Middle East. At the practical level, the program prepares students for engagement in the international arena, defense bodies, international organizations (both governmental and NGOs) and international economic organizations.

Thesis track available.

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Israel is at the focus of the world's attention in both security and diplomacy matters. It is also the center of enormous professional expertise in both these fields. Embodying that unique knowledge and skill, our program brings together internationally renowned scholars and leading practitioners in both security and diplomacy, offering students an exceptional learning experience in English. Educational tours and meetings with Israeli and foreign officials are incorporated into the curriculum. Students come from all over the world and are encouraged to undertake internships and other extra-curricular activities during their year stay in Israel.... [-]


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 Izmir

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.... [-]