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 of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

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

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

Masters in Area studies. GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China. This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S. The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions. The cornerstone of the degree is the design and implementation of an interdisciplinary capstone project. This research project is closely guided by our preeminent faculty over the last six months of the degree program. The capstone fosters a mastery of research design and methods for the study of contemporary China and requires critical analysis of original and secondary Chinese sources. The ability to use original language source material is essential for serious professional analysis of China, thus students must possess language skills that are appropriate to the type of research they propose to conduct.... [-]

Master of Asia-Pacific Studies

Australian National University - College Of Asia & The Pacific
Campus Full time 2 years January 2018 Australia Canberra

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world. [+]

With Australia’s economic, political and strategic future increasingly linked to the Asia Pacific region, professionals across a range of sectors are seeking to upskill their vocational expertise on the languages, cultures, economies, histories, politics and societies of our neighbours.

The Master of Asian and Pacific Studies will provide you with the regional grounding and research expertise you need to graduate as a leader of the Asian Century. The program provides a broad variety of courses with an Asian and Pacific focus and allows students to follow individual areas of specialisation in specific areas of the Asian and Pacific regions or in disciplines drawing on regional case studies. In this program you will be taught by some of the most eminent scholars of Asia and the Pacific in the world.... [-]


Master in European Studies and International Relations

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Czech Republic Olomouc

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

Masters in Area studies. 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 in Central European Comparative Studies (CECS)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Czech Republic Prague

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. [+]

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighbouring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. It focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area.... [-]


Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 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. [+]

Masters in Area studies. 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... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months September 2018 Switzerland Lugano

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies!

New edition starting October 2, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying.

As part of our program you will:

Achieve a higher comprehension of your own culture and the culture of others. Develop a laser focus in analyzing multicultural situations; Gain the necessary skills for mediating conflicts and creating effective solutions; Challenge yourself in intercultural strategic sessions in Asia, N. Africa, and Europe, Make an immediate impact in your organization. ... [-]

Forum Europe Summer 2018 - Graduate Courses

Forum-Nexus Study Abroad
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam France Paris Switzerland Geneva Chamonix Lugano Italy Milan Rome + 9 more

Earn up to 8 credits this summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities! Acquire a solid understanding of the culture and politics of the European Union, as well as its changing economic and social environments. Join Forum-Nexus Study Abroad for our 28th year of multi-country summer programs in Europe! [+]

TRAVEL

Travel, live, and study with 60 top students from all over the world

EARN CREDITS

Earn up to 8 credits transferable to your college or university

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Visit leading European companies and international organizations

STUDY

Take classes and travel with experienced and friendly international professors

BE A TOURIST

Visit world-class museums, cathedrals, and architectural landmarks

INCREASE YOUR INTL. IQ

Increase your international IQ and gain valuable international experience

Tracks

Select from a wide variety of courses in the following tracks:

Art History and Architecture Communication Economics and Finance Education Engineering, Technology, and Innovation Environmental Studies Hospitality Management Luxury Goods and the Fashion Industry Management Marketing Political Science and International Studies Pre-Law Pre-Med and Nursing Psychology Social Work Sociology and Cultural Studies Travel Photography and Filmmaking Urban Planning Earn up to 8 credits this summer while studying in 9 amazing European cities! ... [-]

Master in Communication for Development

Malmö University
Online Part time 2 years September 2018 Sweden Malmö

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. [+]

Communication for Development is an interdisciplinary field of study and practice, combining studies on culture, communication and development and integrating them with practical fieldwork. It explores the use of communication – both as a tool and as a way of articulating processes of social change – within the contexts of globalisation.

In this programme, where the form of study strives to be conducive to the course content, progression lies in the group dynamic process as well as in the coursework itself. The multidisciplinary nature of the subject means that the same content should provide in-depth knowledge for students with different backgrounds. One major point of this pedagogical approach is to bring together different experiences. The group diversity should allow students to deepen their knowledge of their own major as well as gain a sufficient overview based on the academic backgrounds and practical experiences of other students. This will allow them to be able to work both interdisciplinary and transcultural in their future professions.... [-]


Master European Studies And Public Administration

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

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

Bachelor study in full-time or combined form

FOCUS STUDY

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

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

ABSOLUTE PROFILE

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


Official Master - EU-China: Culture And Economy

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Spain Barcelona

This program has inherited the experience of previous UAB own master, enjoying great success in its four editions and has been renovated becoming an official study from the 2012-2013 course, the first of its kind in the world Hispanic-Chinese business and throughout the Spanish territory. This recognition gives it valid throughout the EHEA, which together new alliances and institutional restructuring at the organizational, methodological and competitive level, it becomes a quality study recognized in the Campus of International Excellence UAB. [+]

The Autonomous University of Barcelona through the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, together with the Faculty of Translation and Interpretation i the Center for Studies and Research on East Asia, offer "Master European Union - China: Culture and Economy". This program has inherited the experience of previous UAB own master, enjoying great success in its four editions and has been renovated becoming an official study from the 2012-2013 course, the first of its kind in the world Hispanic-Chinese business and throughout the Spanish territory. This recognition gives it valid throughout the EHEA, which together new alliances and institutional restructuring at the organizational, methodological and competitive level, it becomes a quality study recognized in the Campus of International Excellence UAB. Career prospects The objective of these studies is to train specialists, academics and executives that can be integrated directly into the labor market in Spain and the EU, as well as in China, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong and Macao, and even in Latin America and the Caribbean. Graduates may be introduced in both business fields (Multinational Enterprises and SMEs) and institutions and non-governmental organizations. They will also be trained for research in aspects of business administration and intercultural studies in the context of East-West dialogue. So as to better understand and master the economy of the EU and China and business management through intercultural and cross-culture study, facilitating human and cultural communication in the business world. CURRICULUM Description Master The Master in EU-China: Culture and Economy consists of 60 ECTS... [-]

Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Poland Wrocław

The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant... [+]

Masters in Area studies. The master programme in sociology, specialty "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff. The Institute of Sociology employs 52 academic teachers, including 40 assistant professors and 12 associate professors and full professors. The Institute cooperates with a range of national and international academic partners. The programme involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" programme is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism. The graduates of the Intercultural mediation programme will acquire knowledge, skills and competences which they can use in their professional work in the areas of intercultural communication (on the local and corporate levels), conflict resolutions and actions aimed at social integration as well as practical (quantitative and qualitative) social research on the problems of multiculturalism, migration and social changes taking place globally and in Central and Eastern Europe. The programme will prepare them to work as experts in the state and local administration, non-governmental organisations and private sector companies offering them transferable skills in the areas of multiculturalism, diversity management and cultural conflict resolution. Requirements The entry requirements for the English language Master Program in Sociology - Intercultural Mediation. - BA degree or recognized equivalent in social sciences, humanities or economics; - proficiency... [-]

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year October 2018 Germany Bonn

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

The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies. The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU. Political decisions and legislative acts in the EU continuously generate new regulatory frameworks. The regulation of network industries (electronic communication, energy, logistics) as well as of the financial sector are taught and analyzed in the framework of ZEI´s Master program. The interplay of governance and regulation constitutes today's reality in the European Union. ZEI's English-speaking post-graduate Master program is a research-based response to this development. It enables European and non-European young professionals to become experts in the interplay between political, legal and economic aspects that constitute today's life in the European Union as well as the... [-]

Master in European Governance

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

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. [+]

Masters in Area studies. Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centres of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines: a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration; a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making. The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu). Objectives The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students: To acquire an advanced-level knowledge of the functioning of the institutional system of the European Union, as well as of a wider range of European public policies (particularly in the areas of economic, social and environmental policy). To benefit from a solid disciplinary grounding in Political Science complemented by an awareness of interdisciplinary research methods To develop transferable skills (data analysis; report-writing; oral presentation, etc.) To familiarise themselves with the working methods of the European institutions and/or of private sector firms (including internship possibilities) To profit from the experience of a bilingual educational and working environment, situated within a wider multilingual context Career Possibilities European institutions National, regional and local administrations Multinational corporations Non-governmental organizations Consultancy Lobbying Journalism Education/Research [-]

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

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

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

The Master’s programme in European and International Studies (MEIS) is the result of a close interfaculty collaboration of the School of International Studies with the Departments of Economics and Management, Sociology and Social Research, Humanities and the Faculty of Law. The hallmark of the Master’s programme is its strong multi- and interdisciplinary approach, which gives students the opportunity to transcend the confines of traditional academic disciplines. All courses are taught in English, another characteristic that distinguishes the programme from similar ones offered in other Italian and European Universities. The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts. Particular emphasis is given to teaching the tools and skills necessary for the analysis of: the interaction of individual and collective actors both within European and international institutions; the functioning of European and international economic, legal, political and social systems; European and international systems of governance. The MEIS programme attaches great importance to foreign languages which are an essential prerequisite for the development of effective communication skills. Taught courses, language workshops and tutoring activities contribute to developing advanced English language communication skills and develop a working knowledge of at least one additional foreign language (in addition to a basic knowledge of Italian). 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... [-]

CLE Master program in European Literary Cultures

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

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

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

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