31 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: Faculty of Social Sciences
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
01 March 2018
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Brussels, Belgium + 1 More

The Euromaster is an advanced program in the study of European integration process, taught entirely in English. The Euromaster provides an in depth analysis of the European in ... Read more

The Euromaster is an advanced program in the study of European integration process, taught entirely in English. The Euromaster provides an in depth analysis of the European integration process for advanced students and practitioners. Read less
MSc
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
30 June 2020
English
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden + 4 More

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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MSc
September 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
15 January 2020
English
Campus
 
University of Padova
Padua, Italy

European and Global Studies is a Master’s degree completely taught in English to train the future leading class who will be working in European and global politics, administra ... Read more

European and Global Studies is a Master’s degree completely taught in English to train the future leading class who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
28 February 2019
English
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands + 1 More

The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree program offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germa ... Read more

The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree program offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (Germany). As a student in this program, 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 a uniquely personal experience. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark + 9 More

The European Studies programme, with its special focus on regional development, gives you the opportunity to analyse and understand European developments...

The European Studies programme, with its special focus on regional development, gives you the opportunity to analyse and understand European developments... Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden + 2 More

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia.

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
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/ ... Read more

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. Read less
MSc
September 2020
Full-time
01 April 2020
English
Campus
 
SOAS University of London
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics modules of State and Society in the Chinese ... Read more

The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics modules of State and Society in the Chinese Political process (domestic politics), China and International Politics (international relations) and Taiwan’s Politics and Cross-Strait Relations. Read less
MSc
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
30 June 2020
English
Campus
 
Durham University
Durham, United Kingdom

The MSc Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive ... Read more

The MSc Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that seeks to combine critical and practical reasoning so as to attain the following aims: Read less
MSc
02 October 2020
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
AHE - The University of Humanities and Economics
Łódź, Poland

Traditional management training is no longer sufficient to develop the skills that business leaders require. European Studies programme provides the cross-cultural leadership ... Read more

Traditional management training is no longer sufficient to develop the skills that business leaders require. European Studies programme provides the cross-cultural leadership competence that has become essential for businesses and managers to succeed in today’s global business landscape. Read less
MSc
01 October 2020
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Online
 
Ulster University, London & Birmingham Campuses
London, United Kingdom + 1 More

The Extended MSc International Business integrates the Graduate Certificate programme with our standard MSc International Business programme to allow entry for students with q ... Read more

The Extended MSc International Business integrates the Graduate Certificate programme with our standard MSc International Business programme to allow entry for students with qualifications equivalent to a standard degree (third class, pass or ordinary). Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
16 months
English
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You ... Read more

The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You will study at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research. You will have the opportunity to take a comparative or transnational approach to the history of the Americas, as well as to study some countries and regions in more depth. The programme provides advanced knowledge and understanding of selected topics in American history and will enhance your skills in independent research, critical analysis, and both oral and written presentation. Read less
MSc
01 September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
 
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 ... Read more

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. Read less
MSc
09 September 2020
Full-time
08 October 2019
English, Korean
Campus