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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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Queen's University Belfast
Belfast, United Kingdom

Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its globa ... +

Irish Studies is a broad field of area studies utilising a range of disciplines to explore holistically the history, culture and society of the island of Ireland and its global relationships. The modules available reflect the range of Irish Studies expertise across the university and are designed to enable students to undertake research across a wide range of themes in and approaches to Irish Studies, to obtain research methods training in one or more disciplines, and to prepare to write a major dissertation in their chosen field of specialisation. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
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 Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist move ... +

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora. -
MA
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
Campus
 

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Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is deliv ... +

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is delivered through an interactive learning environment that helps you balance your coursework with your full-time responsibilities. The program offers four career-focused concentration options designed to explore your specific interests and prepare you for the advanced history career you want. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
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
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world.

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
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
 
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
 
Università LUM - School of Management
Milan, Italy

As a result of the processes of European integration, European lawyers, policy-makers and managers need to be internationally oriented and culturally open in order to support ... +

As a result of the processes of European integration, European lawyers, policy-makers and managers need to be internationally oriented and culturally open in order to support the political, social and economic improvement of the European Institutions. The Master in “Careers with the European Union” brings together participants from all over the Europe to prepare them for a winning professional future in EU institutions, national governments, politics, companies and NGOs. -
Master
Full-time
English
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
 
Universidad de Murcia
Murcia, Spain

The University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature is conceived as an initiation Master's Degree in Research in Literary Studies of European tradition. The Master is pro ... +

The University Master's Degree in Comparative Literature is conceived as an initiation Master's Degree in Research in Literary Studies of European tradition. The Master is proposed as a way to specialize the already graduated student in the theoretical and methodological knowledge of Comparative Literature and in European literary studies. In the first dimension, with special emphasis on those theoretical-critical currents and methodological approaches of greater validity and current influence. In its development, the Master's study plan is conceived as a support for the historical knowledge of the European literary tradition through the study of various literary traditions in their interconnection, that is, as networks of fluid transversality and mutual influence. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

The Master’s Degree in Comparative International Relations is a unique offer in Italy for the study of international relations in their historical, linguistic-cultural, legal, ... +

The Master’s Degree in Comparative International Relations is a unique offer in Italy for the study of international relations in their historical, linguistic-cultural, legal, political, and economic aspects. The program provides solid common preparation in the economic, historical, legal, political, and linguistic fields, accompanied by comparative insights on specific thematic areas and cultural and geographical-political areas (Americas, East Asia, Eastern Europe, European Union Studies, Global Studies), as well as the teaching of the second language of choice between French, Russian, Spanish, German, Portuguese/Brazilian, Chinese and Japanese, in coherence with the chosen path. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English, Italian
Sep 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
 
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 Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is ent ... +

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is entirely taught in English by experienced and highly trained international faculty, and you still have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship in the United States. It consistently ranks highly in national quality assurance assessments. You are going to study in a supportive, challenging, and international learning environment, in a student city that is energetic, safe and affordable. -
MA
Full-time
English (UK)
01 Sep 2023
01 May 2023
Campus