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34 Master of Science Degrees in Area studies

It’s said that knowledge is power. Exactly what kind of power that may be is up to you. If you’re hoping to translate all that you learned during your undergraduate studies into a successful career, then furthering your education with a Master of Science (MSc) degree can be a powerful tool in doing so. Many may wonder, what is an MSc in Area Studies? For those that have a deep love and… Read more

It’s said that knowledge is power. Exactly what kind of power that may be is up to you. If you’re hoping to translate all that you learned during your undergraduate studies into a successful career, then furthering your education with a Master of Science (MSc) degree can be a powerful tool in doing so.

Many may wonder, what is an MSc in Area Studies? For those that have a deep love and appreciation for a certain geographical region of the world, an area studies programs offers them the chance to extend their knowledge of the region through coursework devoted to the area’s cultural, economic, artistic and political history. Current events are also examined, as is the area’s future role in globalization.

Regional governments, municipalities, and private organizations are always on the lookout for people who know and understand the areas in which they operate. An MSc not only shows that you know the area, but that you’re also dedicated enough to expand that knowledge through education. That dedication is often just what employers are looking for in prospective employees.

 

The costs of continuing your education through grad school will vary depending upon the particulars of the program you’re pursuing and/or the area in which it’s located. For concerns about the affordability of such a program, talk to a counselor about pursuing financial aid.

A Master’s Degree in Area Studies can open a lot of doors to career opportunities in a number of different sectors, including education, tourism, city planning, and linguistics. If you’re looking to help people to better understand the uniqueness of the area around them, and how they can find their way in such an area, this field of study is for you.

Many may feel that continuing their education comes at the expense of their careers. Yet with online coursework, that doesn’t have to be the case. If you’re looking to pursue your graduate degree online, you’ll find that there are a number of opportunities available to you. Just 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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KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practica ... +

This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state, and EU level. MEPP has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European Countries on the other hand. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs i ... +

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Programme is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in both the private and public sectors. The MSc in European Politics and Governance curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of EU policies and to prepare students for increasingly complex responsibilities in diplomacy, international organizations and the public sector, local government, and research and non-profit organizations. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Oct 2020
30 Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

The Master’s degree provides a global, original and critical perspective on political and institutional settings, thanks to solid roots (competences, methods and analytical to ... +

The Master’s degree provides a global, original and critical perspective on political and institutional settings, thanks to solid roots (competences, methods and analytical tools) in the analysis of political, historical, social and economic contexts in different countries. This background allows ideation, development and management of specific political and social strategies both at European and international level, within multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2020
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

This program approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world a ... +

This program approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world affairs. The double focus on international and European relations makes this a unique master’s program, offering you a competitive edge. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced Mast ... +

An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced Master at the VUB's Institute for European Studies, a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in Brussels. We’ve updated the curriculum in 2017 to offer you the choice to study 2 policy field specialisations, which will be mentioned on your degree. You have the flexibility to obtain this Advanced Master degree in 1 or 2 years. It’s a very international programme and has a balanced classroom mix of young professionals and full-time students. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
21 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of Siena
Siena, Italy

This Master’s programme focuses on European Union politics and economy, its institutional evolution, its role as a key actor on the global scene. Acquiring analytical tools, i ... +

This Master’s programme focuses on European Union politics and economy, its institutional evolution, its role as a key actor on the global scene. Acquiring analytical tools, institutional knowledge and comparative analysis abilities, our graduates will be able to understand, evaluate and manage the major issues, challenges and perspectives relating to contemporary European societies. -
MSc MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
28 Sep 2020
Campus
Online
 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium

Taught in English, the Master is a one-year program dealing with two of the most important fields of political science: European studies/governance and international politics/ ... +

Taught in English, the Master is a one-year program dealing with two of the most important fields of political science: European studies/governance and international politics/relations. -
MSc
Full-time
English
21 Sep 2020
31 Aug 2020
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

The Masters Programme in Asian Studies (MSc) is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at students who after their undergraduate studies want to gain area expertise on contempor ... +

The Masters Programme in Asian Studies (MSc) is an interdisciplinary programme aimed at students who after their undergraduate studies want to gain area expertise on contemporary East and South-East Asia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Ger ... +

The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree programme offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this programme, you will study and live in two different European locations. This will allow you to experience European governance from two different perspectives in the context of uniquely personal experience. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom

The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity an ... +

The degree offers students an opportunity to study politics in the region through a number of disciplinary approaches, such as political sociology (class, gender, ethnicity and sect), comparative politics (state power, political economy of development, democratic openings and nationalism), and international politics (war, international political economy, regionalism and dependency). -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
28 Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
University of the Highlands and Islands
Perth, United Kingdom

This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels th ... +

This ground-breaking, internationally acclaimed masters programme offers you a unique opportunity to investigate Gaelic culture – entirely through the language of the Gaels themselves. -
MSc
Part-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2020
Online
 
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The MSc in Korean Studies is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with these developments through recognised Masters-level training in both ... +

The MSc in Korean Studies is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills to critically engage with these developments through recognised Masters-level training in both Korean Studies and East Asian Studies with a focus on history, society, the economy, urban studies, public policy, politics and international relations. -
MSc
Full-time
English, Korean
Campus
 
Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Marburg, Germany

EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region.

EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region. -
MSc
Full-time
24 months
English
Campus
 
University of Rome Tor Vergata Faculty of Economics
Rome, Italy

The course in European Economy and Business Law, entirely taught in English, intends to train students to work with a competitive advantage in the field of economics and law.

The course in European Economy and Business Law, entirely taught in English, intends to train students to work with a competitive advantage in the field of economics and law. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
30 Jun 2020
Campus
 
Neapolis University Pafos
Paphos, Cyprus

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Program is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in ... +

The aim of the MSc in European Politics and Governance Program is to provide a course of advanced study to those who aspire to become effective leaders in European affairs in both the private and public sectors. The program’s curriculum is designed to explore the essential elements of EU policies and to prepare students for increasingly complex responsibilities in diplomacy, international organizations and the public sector, local government, and research and non-profit organizations. -
MSc
Part-time
3 semesters
English, Greek
Oct 2020
30 Sep 2020
Campus
 

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