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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… Read more

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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Faculty of Business, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hung Hom, Hong Kong

With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the PolyU MSc in China Business Studies (CBS) programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of busin ... +

With relevant theories and up-to-date practical applications, the PolyU MSc in China Business Studies (CBS) programme aims to equip students with systematic knowledge of business practices and the ability to analyse changes in government policies and regulations that affect business operations in China. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Franc ... +

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 

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University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multi ... +

The Master's track in European Literature and Interculturality is located at the Department of European Languages and Cultures. This international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment offers excellent opportunities for research and immerses them in vibrant networks of experts across different European countries and languages. The following languages can be chosen as major languages: French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish and Swedish. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK), Dutch
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus
 
Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA pro ... +

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA program – led by Prof. Jonathan Fox, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field – provides a unique platform for understanding the role of religion in contemporary politics. We explore the potential of religions to unite and divide societies, to exacerbate conflict, or provide frameworks for peace. Whether you are planning a career in academia, policy research, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or the clergy, or whether you simply have a passion to understand the social forces that shape our world, this program is for you. This two-year, online MA program will provide you with a deep academic grounding in religious and Middle Eastern politics as well as in general political science. The program is taught entirely in English by leading experts. There are approximately six hours of online teaching each week, and the program is open to students anywhere in the world. We consider both religious politics and Middle Eastern politics important topics of study within political science. This program uniquely combines these topics, which include a broad survey of Middle Eastern politics as well as religious politics both in the Middle East and outside of the Middle East. At the same time, we provide courses that cover basic political science theory and methodology. Thus, while this course of study has a unique focus, it will also provide a broad foundation in the general discipline of political science. Bar-Ilan University’s Political Science Department is uniquely situated to provide this course of study. Its faculty is part of a 40+ year tradition of expertise and excellence in religious and Middle Eastern politics and includes world-class researchers and instructors on these topics. The department is also home to premier research centers and projects, which focus on these issues. These include the Religion and State Project, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Middle East’s premier national security think tank, and the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People. Read more about this degree in this article. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies (ENS), you are taken back to these roots and gain a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, politic ... +

In the Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies (ENS), you are taken back to these roots and gain a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, political and cultural diversity. It is also a unique programme in the Nordic countries where you can specialise in Nordic Studies in English. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
04 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

The one-year postgraduate program is offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught in English by ZEI Professors and renowned e ... +

The one-year postgraduate program is offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught in English by ZEI Professors and renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of a small international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 
International University of Japan
Niigata, Japan

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in ... +

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP) ”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP. Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
International University in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Study for 2 degrees in 1 year in Geneva. Leads to managerial positions in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector.

Study for 2 degrees in 1 year in Geneva. Leads to managerial positions in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
Online
 
Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Berlin, Germany

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and of ... +

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
05 Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Wroclaw
Wrocław, Poland

The program is offered by the Chair of European Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences) at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions, law, economic ... +

The program is offered by the Chair of European Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences) at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions, law, economics, and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European geopolitics, management, and information society. In seminars, workshops, and discussion sessions, students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, the area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance, and more. Particular emphasis will be put on various aspects of EU regional policy and skills associated with the management of EU funds and projects. The MA program is a postgraduate one, that requires candidates to hold BA or MA degree in any area. The program is taught entirely in English by experts in their fields. The course lasts two years, structured in four semesters, the first of which runs from the end of September to mid-February, the second from the beginning of March to the end of June. In order to receive the Master"s degree, the graduates will be required to complete 120 ECTS points in up to four semesters and write a Master"s thesis. -
Master
Full-time
2 - 4 semesters
English
01 Oct 2022
31 Aug 2022
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 organisations and the public sector, local government, and research and non-profit organisations. -
MSc
Full-time
3 semesters
English
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, confl ... +

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, conflict resolution, and related fields in the region. The interdisciplinary structure of this program will give you multiple perspectives on critical issues and accommodate a special academic focus or personal interest in your studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

In the two-year international joint Master's programme in European Politics and Society (EPS) you will be able to study at four major European universities in Prague, Leiden, ... +

In the two-year international joint Master's programme in European Politics and Society (EPS) you will be able to study at four major European universities in Prague, Leiden, Krakow and Barcelona. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies focuses on modern and current themes while offering intensive study progress supervision. We also provide a Master's program and/or placement ... +

The MA in Middle Eastern Studies focuses on modern and current themes while offering intensive study progress supervision. We also provide a Master's program and/or placement abroad to the students who are interested. The program emphasizes current developments in the Middle East. You will study four core themes: history, politics, culture, and religion. There are three specializations in the first semester: Conflict, International Organizations, and Research Seminar. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus