Masters Programs in Area studies

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Area studies

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

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

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Master Teacher Training For Spanish-speaking Mandarin Chinese

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

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

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

Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs (MCEPA)

UC San Diego School Of Global Policy & Strategy
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 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. [+]

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. ... [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus Full time September 2017 Ireland Dublin

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

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

MA with Major in Abrahamic Studies

Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Dallas

The MA with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. [+]

The MA with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares you to work in the Abrahamic communities of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. You will acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions, and learn to discern the points of intersection among these faiths. This will enable you to serve in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals. You will complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. You may choose between a concentration in Islamic Worldviews or a student-crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews. If you are interested in this program you should apply for Graduate Admission to GIAL. If previously enrolled at GIAL in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status. Prerequisites Prior to admission to the program, you must complete the following prerequisite requirements: AC4315 Old Testament Survey Course Summary A survey of the history, literature, and message of the Old Testament. Course Details Level: Undergraduate Credit hours: 3 Term(s) course is offered: Fall AC4316 New Testament Survey Course Summary A survey of the history, literature, and message of the New Testament. Course Details Level: Undergraduate Credit hours: 3 Term(s) course is offered: Fall *You may petition to waive these prerequisite requirements it you have taken... [-]

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 2017 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. ... [-]


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 of Maori and Pacific Development

The University of Waikato
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years March 2018 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... [-]

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 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. [+]

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 other social science departments,... [-]

Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and... [+]

Master in Political Science: Comparative and European Politics

 

Following the masters’ programme of Political ScienceDuring the one-year masters’ programme Political Science: Comparative and European Politics, you will develop new insights about the European Union and European politics. You will do this by examining the scientific researches about the different developments within the Union. You will also become acquainted with recent research in this field and you will learn the most important research traditions and perspectives on politics. You will research politics in Europe to prepare for your thesis.

 

 

Study programme

The Master’s in Political Science gives you a thorough, broad-based training in social and political science methodology. This involves the application and practical use of a variety of political research methods within the traditions of positive theory development and critical theory.Above all, the programme aims to enable our students to critically examine political issues at a high level of conceptual abstraction and to carry out in-depth academic theoretical and empirical research on a political topic in a globalizing context. To this end, the programme familiarizes you with a broad range of theories and approaches that serve both explanatory and critical objectives.The Master’s in Political Science is a one-year full-time programme, taught entirely in English. It has a workload of 60 ECTS credits and features four specialization streams.... [-]


Master in International Relations and European Studies

Metropolitan University Prague
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Czech Republic Prague

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 report 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 Studies and International Relations

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

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

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 Migration Policy and History of Diasporas

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

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

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

Master in European Contemporary History

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. [+]

Masters in Area studies. A historical perspective is of key importance to tomorrow’s professionals in the academic, business and political world to deal with socio-political issues of the future. The Master in European Contemporary History gives the right expertise to explore contemporary European issues. With its connections to numerous European institutions, several international cultural institutions and numerous international companies situated in Luxembourg, the Master's professional environment is both wide-ranging and stimulating. With the European institutions a stone’s throw away from the Campus, students have privileged access to documentation in the European institutions, to the digital and media library of the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) as well as the EIB archives on Campus. The Master programme puts special emphasis on Digital Humanities and Public History thus offering a unique blend of historical theory and practical application The Master functions in a multicultural European and multilingual teaching and learning environment. It boasts a distinguished teaching staff, including Prof. Leboutte, holder of the Jean Monnet Chair in European history. It provides excellent student support thanks to its small classes, seminar groups, one to one tutorials and series of conferences held by the international experts and key players in the making of Europe. Goals Which practices, institutions, cultural values and interpretations shape the European continent? What is the relation between a political process, i.e. the recent European integration, and wider social and cultural changes? To which extent is 'Europeanisation' a valuable and operable concept? How does the nation-state (a European... [-]