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A masters degree in area studies is a post graduate program that is focused on imparting knowledge to individuals interested in and fascinated by foreign cultures. It is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to help build the student’s expertise in a specific region of the world and understand the various diverse international issues that are at play in the different world regions. Some… Read more

A masters degree in area studies is a post graduate program that is focused on imparting knowledge to individuals interested in and fascinated by foreign cultures. It is an interdisciplinary program that is designed to help build the student’s expertise in a specific region of the world and understand the various diverse international issues that are at play in the different world regions. Some of the core issues that are studied in the program include: health, migration, international conflicts, governance, law, development, decolonization, global population, globalization and the role of gender, classes and races in relation to how they shape the international contexts.

A student taking a master in area studies is expected to have a thorough understanding of all the aspects mentioned and an in depth understanding of the various aspects of life in the different world regions; this includes aspects such as economics, politics and social concepts. The fact that the program offers the students an interdisciplinary approach to the various studies undertaken gives the graduates a rich understanding of the various issues affecting the society; ranging from politics, history, the economy, and culture. Students with an intellectual curiosity about other nations other than their own are attracted to the masters degree in area studies because it offers them an opportunity to pursue further studies in a subject that is of interest to them. There are career opportunities for the graduates in Foreign Service, international organizations, governmental agencies, and overseas businesses dealing with health, ecology, population and foreign trade issues.

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Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

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

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2023
18 Jan 2023
Campus
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

In the Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies (ENS), you are taken back to these roots and gain a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, politic ... +

In the Master's Programme in European and Nordic Studies (ENS), you are taken back to these roots and gain a profound understanding of Europe in all of its historical, political and cultural diversity. It is also a unique programme in the Nordic countries where you can specialise in Nordic Studies in English. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 

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Bar-Ilan University
Ramat Gan, Israel

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA pro ... +

Since the turn of the millennium religious ideas and identities have increasingly shaped national and international politics, especially in the Middle East. This online MA program – led by Prof. Jonathan Fox, one of the world’s foremost experts in the field – provides a unique platform for understanding the role of religion in contemporary politics. We explore the potential of religions to unite and divide societies, to exacerbate conflict, or provide frameworks for peace. Whether you are planning a career in academia, policy research, diplomacy, conflict resolution, or the clergy, or whether you simply have a passion to understand the social forces that shape our world, this program is for you. This two-year, online MA program will provide you with a deep academic grounding in religious and Middle Eastern politics as well as in general political science. The program is taught entirely in English by leading experts. There are approximately six hours of online teaching each week, and the program is open to students anywhere in the world. We consider both religious politics and Middle Eastern politics important topics of study within political science. This program uniquely combines these topics, which include a broad survey of Middle Eastern politics as well as religious politics both in the Middle East and outside of the Middle East. At the same time, we provide courses that cover basic political science theory and methodology. Thus, while this course of study has a unique focus, it will also provide a broad foundation in the general discipline of political science. Bar-Ilan University’s Political Science Department is uniquely situated to provide this course of study. Its faculty is part of a 40+ year tradition of expertise and excellence in religious and Middle Eastern politics and includes world-class researchers and instructors on these topics. The department is also home to premier research centers and projects, which focus on these issues. These include the Religion and State Project, the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, the Middle East’s premier national security think tank, and the Argov Center for the Study of Israel and the Jewish People. Read more about this degree in this article. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
Linköping University
Linköping, Sweden

This program approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world a ... +

This program approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance, with a special focus on Europe’s role in world affairs. The double focus on international and European relations makes this a unique master’s program, offering you a competitive edge. ======== -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Franc ... +

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The master's in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning.

The master's in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Università LUM - School of Management
Milan, Italy

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

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

The Master of Arts Programme in European Studies is an interdisciplinary Master´s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. The programme specifically targets those who a ... +

The Master of Arts Programme in European Studies is an interdisciplinary Master´s programme with a unique perspective on Europe. The programme specifically targets those who are interested in understanding Europe from a broader, humanist point of view and who want to apply this perspective in careers related to European cultural and identity politics and Europe-wide communication. Our focus lies on culture, identity and communication, addressed with both theoretical sophistication and career pragmatism. Thus, our programme offers a solid theoretical foundation for the study of European culture and identity and develops students’ practical skills through a project management course and the possibility of internships. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Southern Denmark
Odense, Denmark

American Studies is a two year MA program that focuses on the world's leading superpower. It looks at culture, politics, economics, literature, and society in a country of mor ... +

American Studies is a two year MA program that focuses on the world's leading superpower. It looks at culture, politics, economics, literature, and society in a country of more than 300 million inhabitants in fifty distinct states. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
01 Sep 2022
Campus
 
University of Bonn
Bonn, Germany

The one-year postgraduate program is offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught in English by ZEI Professors and renowned e ... +

The one-year postgraduate program is offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught in English by ZEI Professors and renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of a small international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. -
Master
Full-time
English
Oct 2022
31 May 2022
Campus
 
The International University in Geneva
Geneva, Switzerland

Study for 2 degrees in 1 year in Geneva. Leads to managerial positions in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector.

Study for 2 degrees in 1 year in Geneva. Leads to managerial positions in international organizations, diplomatic services and private sector. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
May 2022
Campus
Online
 
International University of Japan
Niigata, Japan

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in ... +

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP) ”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP. Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Berlin, Germany

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and of ... +

The Executive Master in EU Studies is a multi-disciplinary two-year (60 ECTS) curriculum, which offers flexible study paths and methods for professionals, postgraduates and officials who are pursuing their careers at the same time. -
Master
Part-time
2 years
English
Oct 2022
05 Sep 2022
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
James Madison University
Florence, Italy

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 ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus