Masters Programs in Area studies

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Area studies

A masters degree in area studies is a post graduate program that is focused on imparting knowledge to individuals interested in and fascinated by foreign cultures. It is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to help build the student’s expertise in a specific region of the world and understand the various diverse international issues that are at play in the different world regions. Some of the core issues that are studied in the program include: health, migration, international conflicts, governance, law, development, decolonization, global population, globalization and the role of gender, classes and races in relation to how they shape the international contexts.

A student taking a master in area studies is expected to have a thorough understanding of all the aspects mentioned and an in depth understanding of the various aspects of life in the different world regions; this includes aspects such as economics, politics and social concepts. The fact that the program offers the students an interdisciplinary approach to the various studies undertaken gives the graduates a rich understanding of the various issues affecting the society; ranging from politics, history, the economy, and culture. Students with an intellectual curiosity about other nations other than their own are attracted to the masters degree in area studies because it offers them an opportunity to pursue further studies in a subject that is of interest to them. There are career opportunities for the graduates in Foreign Service, international organizations, governmental agencies, and overseas businesses dealing with health, ecology, population and foreign trade issues.

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Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year Open Enrollment Germany Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of an international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. [+]

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies.

The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in the EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. ... [-]


Master in Japanese Development

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Japan Niigata

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings. [+]

Japanese Development Program (JDP)

in collaboration with “JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)* ”

Overview:

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings.

1. The logic and lessons (both positive and negative) from Japanese experiences will help future leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home.

2. The same logic and lessons will also benefit future Japanese leaders if only to understand their own history and to become able to explain Japan better outside the country.... [-]


Master European Studies And Public Administration

Vysoká Škola Mezinárodních a Veřejných Vztahů Praha
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Prague + 1 more

The European Studies and Public Administration Master's degree program is designed for candidates who are interested in working in the field of European integration processes or public administration. [+]

Bachelor study in full-time or combined form

FOCUS STUDY

The European Studies and Public Administration Master's degree program is designed for candidates who are interested in working in the field of European integration processes or public administration.

Profile items History of Modern Public Administration in the Czech Republic Control systems of public administration in the Czech Republic and the EU Public finances of the Czech Republic and the EU International public law EU funding Administrative Criminal Law in the Czech Republic

ABSOLUTE PROFILE

The graduate is equipped with knowledge of the state administration and territorial self-government of the Czech Republic, as well as knowledge of the functioning and decision-making principles of the EU. In practice, he can transfer his knowledge of international and European law and public finances in the Czech Republic and the EU. There is also a professional language skills that can be used to apply for positions in international institutions. They are applied simultaneously in the offices of the state administration and territorial self-government and their institutions.... [-]


Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA San Diego

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. [+]

GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China.

This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.

The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science, and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions.... [-]


Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Overview

The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems.

A broad range of issues is addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies.... [-]


CLE Master program in European Literary Cultures

Erasmus Mundus Master Course in European Literary Cultures
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Italy Bologna France Mulhouse Strasbourg Greece Thessaloniki Senegal Fann + 7 more

The CLE Master’s program teaches students how to manage the manifold aspects of the European scene, offering them a multicultural education along three main methodological lines. [+]

About CLE The program seeks to provide a high-quality preparation reflecting the multicultural aspects of Europe. The CLE Master Course is a program devoted to improving the quality of European Higher Education and strengthening intercultural communication. The program encourages and supports:

cooperation as well as student, scholar and staff exchange among universities; the worldwide promotion of the image of the European Union as a space of academic excellence; communication between the university and cultural institutions and enterprises (Museums, Publishers, Foundations) as well as public and private companies; better career opportunities for its graduates and access to the international workforce. ... [-]

Master in European and Nordic Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you! [+]

Are you in­ter­ested in European or Nor­dic is­sues?

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!

Goal of the pro­gram

Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges, and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a long political, social and cultural history.... [-]


Master's in Baltic Sea Region Studies

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Latvia Riga

This is a two-year program providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The program offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree program set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programs are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the program. [+]

This is a two-year program providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The program offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree program set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programs are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the program.

As a result of passing the program, the master students obtain qualifications to continue their academic research in doctoral studies.... [-]


Master In European And International Studies / Master In Global And European Politics

European School of Political and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 France Lille

This Master's Degree therefore offers students a training course focusing on the regulation of international policies at European and global level in order to provide them with the knowledge but also the know-how necessary to understand and act on the world of tomorrow. [+]

The Master in European and International Studies is an excellent training centered on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalized world.

It is indeed at the global level that certain major issues are being addressed, but also their resolution: national governments are no longer able to respond to the challenges posed by the risks of armed conflicts, climate change, International crime. Understanding today's world therefore requires analyzing both public (States, international organizations, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) and their strategies in local, national, European and global.

These arenas are the place of constant contestation and redefinition of the rules of the international game, whether public (laws, agreements, etc.) or private (standards, etc.): these are the rules of the game, formal and informal , That must be mastered by the future professional of the international. ... [-]


Executive Master in European Union Studies in Brussels

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies. [+]

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies.

The Executive Master’s in European Union Studies is customized and certified training. Taught in English, the programme offers participants the advantage of its flexibility. They can follow the full programme or tailor it by taking specific modules or courses.

The programme addresses the recent challenges of European integration and studies themes at the core of the European decision-making process.

The Executive Master’s programme

The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS) is a postgraduate programme with a staggered timetable during the evenings or on Saturdays.... [-]


Master in Asian studies: Master in Asia-Europe Relations. Exploring Business Opportunities

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Kraków

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. [+]

Programme description

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. During the course of study, students learn about the specificity of actors in both regions viewed from a comparative perspective. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills. Students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme.

Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.... [-]


Two-Year Master's Degree in European and International Studies MEIS

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Italy Trento

The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts. [+]

The Master’s programme in European and International Studies (MEIS) is the result of a close interfaculty collaboration of the School of International Studies with the Departments of Economics and Management, Sociology and Social Research, Humanities and the Faculty of Law. The hallmark of the Master’s programme is its strong multi- and interdisciplinary approach, which gives students the opportunity to transcend the confines of traditional academic disciplines. All courses are taught in English, another characteristic that distinguishes the programme from similar ones offered in other Italian and European Universities.

The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the tools and skills necessary for the analysis of the interaction of individual and collective actors both within European and international institutions; the functioning of European and international economic, legal, political and social systems; European and international systems of governance. The MEIS programme attaches great importance to foreign languages which are an essential prerequisite for the development of effective communication skills. Taught courses, language workshops and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills and develop a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language (in addition to a basic knowledge of Italian).... [-]


Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2018 Spain Murcia Spain Online + 2 more

The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. [+]

The Catholic University San Antonio (UCAM) has a large team of researchers that are specialized in European constitution & legislation and come from various responsibility backgrounds. It is their knowledge and expertise that converge in this Master's Degree, providing students with an interdisciplinary program, which allows them to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the European Union. Our academic staff is also composed of a large number of civil servants and consultancy experts involved in the daily practice of the European Union.

The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. Moreover, the postgraduate degree also includes a work placement in a real company or institution of at least 250 hours in duration.... [-]


Master in European Contemporary History

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. [+]

A historical perspective is of key importance to tomorrow’s professionals in the academic, business and political world to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. With its connections to numerous European institutions, several international cultural institutions and numerous international companies situated in Luxembourg, the Master's professional environment is both wide-ranging and stimulating.

With the European institutions a stone’s throw away from the Campus, students have privileged access to documentation in the European institutions, to the digital and media library of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) as well as the EIB archives on Campus. The Master programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History thus offering a unique blend of historical theory and practical application The Master functions in a multicultural European and multilingual teaching and learning environment. It boasts a distinguished teaching staff, including Prof. Leboutte, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European history. It provides excellent student support thanks to its small classes, seminar groups, one to one tutorials and series of conferences held by the international experts and key players in the making of Europe.... [-]


Master in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

The two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

Master in International Relations and European Studies

The programme provides students with an opportunity to explore advanced topics in international relations and European studies while honing skills related to researching, essay and reports writing, public speaking, and communication in English. While Master’s students in the IRES department often come from a formal international relations and/or European studies background, the department welcomes students from other disciplines and assists them in ‘catching up,’ ensuring that they are on par with their classmates.

The programme is taught over two academic years (4 semesters) and it is concluded by a Master’s Dissertation, under supervision from one of our faculty members. During this time-period, students are obliged to take all the allotted compulsory courses and they have the possibility to specialise in certain areas (of their interest) by selecting the ‘free-choice’ courses offered each semester.... [-]