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 in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year Open Enrollment 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 the 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. ... [-]


Master in Japanese Development

International University of Japan
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Japan Niigata

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings. [+]

Japanese Development Program (JDP)

in collaboration with “JICA Program with Universities for Development Studies (JProUD)* ”

Overview:

This is a new two-year master’s program to educate future top leaders from Japan, Asia and Africa (and perhaps Latin America) about Japan’s experience in economic and societal development since the Meiji restoration, and its logical underpinnings.

1. The logic and lessons (both positive and negative) from Japanese experiences will help future leaders from abroad when they have to think about their strategy for development back home.

2. The same logic and lessons will also benefit future Japanese leaders if only to understand their own history and to become able to explain Japan better outside the country.... [-]


Master's in European Studies

University of Latvia
Campus Full time 2 years February 2019 Latvia Riga

The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic program offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyze EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Program allows specialization in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations. [+]

Masters in Area studies.

The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic program offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyze EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Program allows specialization in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations.

Program description The Program also provides studies in the international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students and lecturers. In addition to interdisciplinary EU thematic course, also French language course is included in the program. During studies, students are offered to participate in national and international academic conferences and publish the results of their researchers. Students are also offered to participate in EU supported research projects. The Program offers and encourages interdisciplinary, interactive, and innovative teaching methods which are characterized by group works, study trips, practical case analyses, and discussions lead by internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts with comprehensive academic and professional experience in EU matters, thus strongly ensuring both theoretical and professionally practical aspects during studies. ... [-]

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices. [+]

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.

The goal of this program is to provide a better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognizing the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities.... [-]


Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2019 Japan Beppu

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. [+]

Overview

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 is 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.... [-]


Master in European and Nordic Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you! [+]

Are you in­ter­ested in European or Nor­dic is­sues?

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!

Goal of the pro­gram

Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges, and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a long political, social and cultural history.... [-]


Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Campus Full time Part time 1 year October 2019 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.... [-]


Executive Master in European Union Studies in Brussels

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time Part time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies. [+]

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies.

The Executive Master’s in European Union Studies is customized and certified training. Taught in English, the programme offers participants the advantage of its flexibility. They can follow the full programme or tailor it by taking specific modules or courses.

The programme addresses the recent challenges of European integration and studies themes at the core of the European decision-making process.

The Executive Master’s programme

The Executive Master in European Union Studies (MEUS) is a postgraduate programme with a staggered timetable during the evenings or on Saturdays.... [-]


Master in Asian studies: Master in Asia-Europe Relations. Exploring Business Opportunities

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. [+]

Programme description

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them. During the course of study, students learn about the specificity of actors in both regions viewed from a comparative perspective. The curriculum also aims to develop analytical and communication skills. Students choose an oriental language which they will learn for the whole duration of the study programme.

Learning the oriental language is an important part of the education process.... [-]


Master in Intercultural Mediation

University of Wroclaw
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Poland Wrocław

The master program 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 center in Wrocław offering BA and MA programs 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 master program 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 center in Wrocław offering BA and MA programs 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 program involves 890 teaching hours (120 ECTS). The particular focus of the "Intercultural mediation" program is on the local, regional (Central and Eastern European) and global dimensions of culture and multiculturalism.... [-]


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

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 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).... [-]


Master in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The two-year postgraduate programme that develops and deepens the knowledge acquired in previous studies. Previous studies in the same field are NOT a requirement. [+]

Master in International Relations and European Studies

The programme provides students with an opportunity to explore advanced topics in international relations and European studies while honing skills related to researching, essay and reports writing, public speaking, and communication in English. While Master’s students in the IRES department often come from a formal international relations and/or European studies background, the department welcomes students from other disciplines and assists them in ‘catching up,’ ensuring that they are on par with their classmates.

The programme is taught over two academic years (4 semesters) and it is concluded by a Master’s Dissertation, under supervision from one of our faculty members. During this time-period, students are obliged to take all the allotted compulsory courses and they have the possibility to specialise in certain areas (of their interest) by selecting the ‘free-choice’ courses offered each semester.... [-]


Master in European and International Studies / master in global and european politics

European School of Political and Social Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Lille

This Master's Degree therefore offers students a training course focusing on the regulation of international policies at European and global level in order to provide them with the knowledge but also the know-how necessary to understand and act on the world of tomorrow. [+]

The Master in European and International Studies is an excellent training centered on the regulation of contemporary societies in a globalized world.

It is indeed at the global level that certain major issues are being addressed, but also their resolution: national governments are no longer able to respond to the challenges posed by the risks of armed conflicts, climate change, International crime. Understanding today's world therefore requires analyzing both public (States, international organizations, etc.) and private actors (companies, networks, NGOs, etc.) and their strategies in local, national, European and global.

These arenas are the place of constant contestation and redefinition of the rules of the international game, whether public (laws, agreements, etc.) or private (standards, etc.): these are the rules of the game, formal and informal , That must be mastered by the future professional of the international. ... [-]


M.A. in Political Science: European Union Policy Studies

James Madison University
Campus Full time 1 year August 2019 Italy Florence

Taught exclusively in Florence, Italy, the Master of Arts in political science program focuses on comparative and international politics. This program is designed to directly engage students in comparative and international politics via studies abroad and practical experience. [+]

This program is taught in Florence, Italy.

James Madison University's M.A. program in political science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies (EUPS) is a one-year program based in Florence, Italy. Students become experts in European politics, policy analysis, and the transatlantic relationship in the city that has inspired Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and countless others.

Alumni of the master's program take on positions in government and diplomatic service, international business, non-governmental organizations, and educational/research institutions.

The program features small classes and a dynamic international faculty. Students put their policy analytic skills into practice during summer internships. They take multiple academic trips to Brussels and Strasbourg, where they network with officials in the European Parliament, European Commission, US Department of State, NATO, and elsewhere. They collaborate on team-based projects with master's-level peers from European universities. The program's coursework is in English, but Italian language training is emphasized, starting with full-immersion courses upon arrival.... [-]


Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities? The Master in Euroculture offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. [+]

Why is it hard for many people to identify as Europeans? Where does the recent rise in Euroscepticism come from? And how does Europe protect its minorities?

The Master in Euroculture at the University of Groningen offers great opportunities if you are interested in understanding—and shaping—today's Europe. Our two-year master's programme is ideal for students who understand that Europe's future will be shaped not only by economics and politics, but also by struggles over identities, values, and heritage. Our MA programme will equip you with the tools to understand the vital interplay between culture and politics in European society.

With an interdisciplinary approach that combines courses from at least two leading European universities with an internship and hands-on skills training, Euroculture prepares you to make a difference in careers like diplomacy, international business, research, journalism, cultural management, and European administration.... [-]