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'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 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. [+]

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 Union, its evolution, and... [-]

Master in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

Masters in Area studies. This degree programme allows students to achieve proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of socio-linguistic and communication processes, as well as familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialisation. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution of Japan Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist... [-]

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

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 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). Alongside the taught courses the School runs a rich series of guest lectures, seminars and talks held by visiting professors of international standing and by professional practitioners working in distinguished... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International relations in Asia,... [-]

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 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... [+]

Masters in Area studies. 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 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... [-]

European Master of Fine Art Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 12 months April 2018 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The European Master of Fine Art Photography is, at present, the most ambitious training proposal in the field of art photography and aims to become meeting point for artists and professionals, enriching this field in Spain. Practical and innovative, it is a unique programme based on the excellence of its faculty (Martin Parr, Elger Esser, Joan Fontcuberta and Alejandro Castellote, among others). It emerged on the basis of the premise that there exists a European conceptual and creative identity, which can and should be an important reference point in the fields of academia, culture and the art market. In this sense, the participation of students from a range of continents is especially interesting and enriching. [+]

Masters in Area studies. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH OBJECTIVES: • To become familiarized with present day photographic production, its subjects and repertoires, artistic practice, cultural value, roots in historic photography and art history, its discourses and limitations, from the perspective of important photographers and theorists. • To learn the main current theories on European photography. • To learn directly and personally from the most prestigious masters ineach area. • To become familiarized with curatorial practices, collectionism, conservation and ways of presentation/dissemination of contemporary artistic photography. • To reflect on the role of photographers in the art market, the field of European photography, the business of leisure, and the world of entertainment. • To experience, through a personal project, what it’s like to create an original work that is appropriate and worthy of being presented in a photography exhibition. • To exhibit and publish the final project in an internationally renowned prestigious center/magazine, through our European partners.• To break into the world of art, through the network formed by the Master’s professors and students, collaborating institutions, curators and directors. METHODOLOGY: We rely on three types of professors: Masters, who are major figures in the European photography scene; professors, who are international artists and theorists of renowned academic quality in the field of photography and visual arts; andtutors, who represent a new generation of photographers with academic and project experience. A fundamental element of the Master’s academics is its orientation towards personal projects and exhibition, as well as personalized assistance.... [-]

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 European Politics

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

European Politics is a full-time Master's program taught at the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Its standard duration is four semesters. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Program Content: A comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration Location: Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic Department of Political Science and Department of International Relations and European Studies Program Description European Politics is a full-time Master's program taught at the Department of International Relations and European Studies and the Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies, Masaryk University. Its standard duration is four semesters. European Politics is a comprehensive program of study in the fields of comparative politics and European integration. The comparative politics component of the program covers basic theories, research methodology, empirical analysis, and comparative studies of the political developments and the party systems in European countries. This component allows students to focus specifically on the region of Central and Eastern Europe, to explore the experiences of post-communist transformations, and to acquire a thorough understanding of the political developments in post-socialist countries. The European integration component includes theoretical and empirical analysis of different international organizations and their interaction in Europe. Special emphasis is put on the study of the European Union and its enlargements. The Department of Political Science at the Faculty of Social Studies of the Masaryk University was founded in 1990 as an academic unit providing students with high-quality education in the discipline. The courses taught at the department draw on extensive independent research. The department was initially part of the Faculty of Arts (1990-1997). In 1998 it was included, together with... [-]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years July 2017 New Zealand Hamilton + 1 more

The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. [+]

Master of Maori and Pacific Development The Master of Maori and Pacific Development builds on the knowledge of core indigenous concepts, cultural and historical understandings, ethical, methodological, environmental and sustainable development. The Master of Māori and Pacific Development (MMPD) will take you through an advanced assessment of the underlying concepts and principles associated with social, cultural, political and economic development for indigenous peoples. You'll explore approaches to solving problems in the theory and practice of indigenous development, and more so in the realms of Māori and Pacific Development. You can be assured that you are studying with the best. Our lecturers remain at the coalface of global development challenges and discourses including the refugee crisis, climate change, environmental issues, economic development challenges, labour migration, sustainable development, poverty and illiteracy. You'll be learning with those who are recognised as development practitioners in NZ, Pacific and internationally through their projects, networks and collaborations. This includes projects for UNESCO, ASPBAE (Asia South Pacific Association for Adult and Basic Education) and other civil society groups. Our staff are also working towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) as agreed upon by the United Nations in 2015. Career opportunities Government Ministries and Agencies Public Corporations International Organisations Public Service/Administration Local Government Small and Medium Business ownership Business Planning Appraisal and Evaluation Negotiation and Facilitation Health, Training and Welfare Local and Tribal Authorities Marae, Community and Non-governmental Work Research, Consultancy and Needs and Impacts Assessments Admission and enrolment Candidates for the Degree must have: qualified for the... [-]

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 in Area Studies (MAS)

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

The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. [+]

The MAS interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans. 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 completed; 2. Transcript of marks and academic results from previous higher education studies; 3. CV 4. Motivation letter Confirmation of studies may be substituted with a transcript of marks, provided that these are from the same academic year as the application. All documents which are not originally in Czech, Slovak or English must be accurately translated into English. The admissions commission will will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and rank them, using points 1 -10. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education studies. Conditions for admission shrink The admissions commission will assess applicants on the basis of the documents submitted and give them a ranking from 1-10 points. The point limit for accepting applicants is set by the Dean. A pre-condition for being accepted is the completion of higher education. Information on the... [-]

MPhil in Chinese

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Lingnan is now offering MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in various areas. [+]

Masters in Area studies. MPhil in Chinese Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong Lingnan is now offering MPhil programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in the following areas: Chinese language, linguistics and stylistics Classical Chinese literature Comparative literature Literary theory Literature and cinema Modern and contemporary literature in Chinese (from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan) Teaching of creative writing and media writing Application for Admission Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a... [-]