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 Teacher Training For Spanish-speaking Mandarin Chinese

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time 1 year May 2018 Spain Madrid

In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Issuing institution: Universitario Ortega y Gasset Research Institute and Click Asia Presentation and objectives In order to meet the growing interest and demand in Spain and throughout Latin America by knowledge of Mandarin, Click Asia. Center of Oriental Languages ​​and Ortega-Marañón Foundation promote the realization of a training and masters courses for university students from China or sinohablantes of other nationalities who wish to specialize in teaching their native language to Spanish, Spanish-speaking US and Latin America in general, where China has a growing influence derived from its significant investments in the region. In this sense, the Master gives teachers a theoretical knowledge of Mandarin and the methodology used for teaching in Spanish-speaking societies. Program Development The course takes place from September 2015 to June 2016. 6 months 3 months theoretical and practical. The Master is taught in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona. The theoretical part is taught at the University Research Institute Ortega y Gasset (affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid center) and Click Asia. The practical part is carried out in schools in Barcelona and Madrid which has reached a collaboration agreement. These practices consist in teaching classes for beginners Mandarin Chinese language teaching at primary and / or secondary and students of the Complutense University of Madrid. These aspiring teachers, probationary period, shall at all times support and advice of Click Asia, specialized in teaching oriental languages ​​based in Barcelona, ​​promoter of the project center. Requirements adminisión Possession of a university... [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

The M.Phil. in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. [+]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies at Trinity This interdisciplinary two-year taught Master's degree in Chinese Studies offers a unique opportunity for you to engage deeply and critically with China today, and to provide a solid and rigorous foundation for your career aspirations. Our Master's degree in Chinese Studies seeks to develop students’ in-depth knowledge and understanding of China in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries within a comparative, global context. We approach the study of China from a range of disciplinary perspectives, including modern Chinese history and thought, politics and governance, language, society and culture. Flexible Design You can tailor your Master's programme according to your language ability and interests. Students choose between two key strands. Strand 1 offers you intensive Mandarin tuition in addition to the core modules on contemporary China, and aims to you to an intermediate proficiency level in spoken and written Mandarin. Strand 2 provides for students who have prior Chinese language learning experience and is also suitable if you are a native speaker of Mandarin. Strand 1: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin 1 f) Mandarin 2 Strand 1: Elective modules a) Governance and politics of the PRC b) Business and economy of contemporary China c) Religion and thought d) Chinese diaspora and language in a global context e) Mandarin 3 f) Mandarin 4 Strand 2: Core modules a) Chinese language and writing system b) Modern Chinese history... [-]

Master's Degree In International Relations

Universidade de Évora
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Portugal Évora

The Master in International Relations and European Studies is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. [+]

Masters in Area studies. PRESENTATION The MA in International Relations and European Studies It is an interdisciplinary master's degree that aims to provide students with an in-depth analysis of the main actors, structures and processes that shape the global policy. During the first year, the Master's program addresses the key issues of International Relations and theoretical perspectives for its analysis, giving special emphasis to the study of the European Union as a political system and as an actor in a globalized world. Classes are designed to maintain a balance between the practical and theoretical dimensions of the two core areas of the course, in order to provide students with a diverse set of core competencies in both the academic and the professional level. The second year is devoted to writing the dissertation, allowing students to further research and apply knowledge and skills acquired to an area of ​​RI or European studies that is of interest and serve their professional aspirations. Careers Bodies of the central and local public administration, EU institutions and agencies, IGOs, NGOs, political parties, interest groups, and transnational companies; adminsitração public, diplomacy, advocacy, consultancy, analysis and policy advice, teaching and research. [-]

Master in European Studies and International Relations

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

Core programme courses include EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy [+]

Programme content: Core programme courses include: EU Institutions EU and its Member States EU Cohesion Policy External Relations of the EU EU Economic Policy International Relations Theories International Security Conflict Resolution Modern History of Europe Methodology Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Application deadline: February 28th Application procedure: The applicant should be a graduate of a BA or a MA study programme in the field of social studies, humanities or law. The applicant will present: Bachelor’s degree diploma diploma supplement of her/his Bachelor’s study (the diploma supplement may be substituted by a list of courses and exams passed during the Bachelor’s study) his/her bachelor’s thesis or any corresponding graduate work, eventually another written essay with a minimum page count of 20 pages CV motivation letter Personal interview might be arranged via skype. Language requirements: English language CEFR level B2 or TOEFL points 87 minimum Training methods: lectures, seminars, workshops, consultancy. [-]

Master's Programme in Archaeology - Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme:

    Project-based learning     Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra     A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors' current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality. ... [-]

Master in Migration Policy and History of Diasporas

Vytautas Magnus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

The postgraduate programme of Migration politics and history of diasporas (MPHD) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of Migration politics and comparative historical narratives of diasporas. The programme is mainly oriented towards analysis of migration and diasporas history, present-day migration processes and migration policy trends. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in Europe. [+]

The postgraduate programme of Migration politics and history of diasporas (MPHD) is the first and only graduate programme in Lithuania and Baltic States that offers English courses in the field of Migration politics and comparative historical narratives of diasporas. The programme is mainly oriented towards analysis of migration and diasporas history, present-day migration processes and migration policy trends. The best and most motivated students will be encouraged to study at least one semester abroad at one of VMU’s partner universities in Europe. Feedback of lecturers and students “This kind of program is the only one in Lithuania and offers ample opportunities to get acquainted with political, historical, cultural and social phenomena of migration policy and history of Diasporas and develop students’ analytical skills to be employed in practice. The program enables one to get involved in scientific networks, projects and ad-hoc events of academic nature. Students are offered to become experts of the interdisciplinary field, deepen their critical thinking and boost their career opportunities, including international perspectives”. – dr. Ilona Strumickienė Competencies acquired Knowledge of contemporary migration politics and history of diasporas. Ability to analyse critically contemporary migration policy in Europe and history processes of diasporas. Understanding of changes and development trends of governmental, public, political and business structures on issues related to history of migration and Diasporas, and migration policy.. Effective participation in the scientific and public debate on migration, migration policy, history and culture of Diasporas. Ability to use research, communication and evaluation methods and tools in educational,... [-]

Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Area studies. 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. Fully developed in English, this master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training at European administrative level. The program is aimed at graduates of Business Administration who seek to ensure their share of the common market. Graduates of Tourism, Political Science, Law, Social and Communication Sciences complete its target audience. Furthermore, future Ph.D. candidates and lawyers working on European legislation are welcome to enroll. Aims and Career Opportunities General Aims of the Program: To offer a post-graduate multidisciplinary training about the European... [-]

Master in European Study

Baltic International Academy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Latvia Riga

Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme [+]

Programme: European Study Type: Complete study programme Degree to be obtained: Master Length: 2 years (4 terms) Language: English Fee per year:* 1409 EUR (for EU students) / 2200 EUR (for non-EU students) * Other information: The payment for the dormitory is starting at 75 Ls (107 EUR). For additional information, or to apply to the programme please contact the Head of Study Programme or see the webpage. Curriculum A – Obligatory subjects Topical Issues in Political Theory Analysis of Evolution of European Ideas Comparative Political Methodology EU Institutions and Decision Making Quantitative Analysis of EU Policy Qualitative Analysis of EU Policy Political Economy of EU Integration EU legislation EU Integration and Topical Issues in Latvia B – optional subjects Economic Aspects of EU Social: Comparative Analysis Topical Issues in EU Foreign Policy and Safety Policy EU, Globalization and Localization EU Governance Problems Analysis of ES-USA relations Analysis of ES-Russia relations Analysis of EU-Eurasia relations Social Technologies in the Governance European Nations and Foreign Policy EU Energetic and Climate Policy: Analysis of Problems Political Culture in Europe EU and Global Economy EU Migration Policy Analysis EU Neighbourhood Policy Analysis EU Trade Policy EU Enlargement: Analysis of Contemporary Problems EU Foreign Policy Analysis International Relations: Macro -level Analysis International Relations: Micro -level Analysis International Relations and EU: Analysis of Contemporary Problems EU – India, EU – China: Analysis of Mutual Relations Politics of Germany and Integration in Europe Politics of France and Integration in Europe Politics of Great Britain and Integration... [-]

MA in Intercultural Studies

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. [+]

Masters in Area studies. INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBALISATION In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. The new Intercultural Studies programme offers these skills. The programme prepares students to analyse various different contexts and engage in entrepreneurial activity using their foreign-language skills. Students can choose between five different tracks: Intercultural Studies (English) Intercultural Studies (French) Intercultural Studies (German) Intercultural Studies (Latin America) Intercultural Studies (Spanish and Spanish America) STUDY PROFILE The programme will develop students’ knowledge and skills in languages, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural understanding from the perspective of globalisation. Furthermore, the programme contains elements of project management, including the opportunity for a one-semester internship. Students will study key contemporary themes from a historical perspective within the fields of culture, language and society. The working methods include the study of real-life cases and project-oriented group work. STUDENT LIFE The Faculty of Arts and Aarhus University as a whole organise many events for students including lectures, student fairs, career days, seminars, celebrations and sports days. CAREERS Graduates of the programme are highly valued for their strong intercultural competencies and multilingual projects and processes by both private and public organisations in the international job market. “Do you wonder how the refugee crises and transnational... [-]

MSSc in International and European Relations

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years Open Enrollment Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. Programme description The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third term, students have the option of either taking courses with a general focus... [-]

Master in Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Balkan, Eurasian and Central European Studies (BECES) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on modern history, politics and diplomacy, as well as to fundamental social, cultural and economic problems. It addresses the English-speaking audience with a deep and versatile exploration of “the East”, understood as a territory composed of Central Europe, the Balkan Peninsula, and the Post- Soviet area, including the Caucasus and Central Asia. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Czech language. The programme is deliberately structured to take advantage of the multidisciplinary nature of the Faculty, and students will be encouraged to make connections between different fields of study, learning to combine a global perspective with attention to detail and local interests. The core courses provide an overview of crucial segments of the area from an analytical and multidisciplinary perspective, while the elective classes allow students to create their own specialisation. The aim of the programme is to help students write a Master’s thesis of sufficient quality to merit publication. Through the university’s network of exchange programmes, talented students may also be offered the opportunity to make a brief research visit to another country in the area. Description of the entrance examination and evaluation criteria In addition to the application, the following must be provided: 1. Copy of a diploma to show completed Bachelor's or Master's studies, or confirmation of ongoing studies in the academic year that those studies will be... [-]

Master in European Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the... [+]

Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the EU. Particular emphasis will be put on various aspects of EU regional policy and skills associated with management of EU funds and projects. The MA program is postgraduate one, that requires from candidate to hold BA or MA degree in any area. The programme 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. The project is supported by European Commission and subsidized in the framework of Human Capital Operational Programme. [-]

Master in European Legal Studies

European Institute of Public Administration EIPA
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg

Master of European Legal Studies – MELS Online is a 2-year programme for professionals that provides a comprehensive understanding of European law using an innovative teaching methodology: face-to-face lectures delivered over selected weekends in Luxembourg are combined with online tutorials and distance learning. The programme is bilingual, English & French, although active knowledge is required only for one of these languages. Participants who successfully complete this programme are awarded a French master degree by the Université de Lorraine. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Introduction to the programme The European Centre for Judges and Lawyers - the Luxembourg Antenna of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) - is offering a two-year postgraduate programme leading to a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies. Since 2010, it is offered as a blended e-learning programme, combining face-to-face lectures, e-Learning sessions and distance learning. This Master is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes - spécialité Droit de la construction européenne delivered by the University of Lorraine. Scholarship The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg (MFEA) offers three scholarships for officials, members of the judiciary, representatives of civil society organisations and legal professions from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia (FYROM), Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey. The purpose of the scholarship is to allow three candidates who have already started their professional career to follow a Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online) in Luxembourg. The scholarship is intended in particular for applicants with a need of financial support. Scholarship covers: Full tuition fee, including access to online sessions and materials for distance learning Contribution towards international air travel expenses over 2 academic years (15 academic weekends, 4 examination sessions, 1 diploma ceremony, thus, 20 travels in total) up to €10.000 Contribution towards accommodation and meals in Luxembourg amounting to €118 per night, up to... [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 2 more

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. [+]

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 are 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. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division... [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

Masters in Area studies. The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]