Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
Area studies have become more and more common in the academic world since the 1940s. These research fields are intended to assist students with increasing their knowledge and understanding of a variety of diverse populations and regions or countries.
Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.
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This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. [+]
Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]
The Master in European Affairs/Affaires Européennes offers a comprehensive programme of instruction for students keen to embark on European careers, whether in the European or national public sector or in the private sector. [+]
A unique graduate programme in Global Energy transition and Governance. Anglophone, takes place in Nice and Berlin [+]
The bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Rome. [+]
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. [+]
The goals of this programme are to strengthen the knowledge of the students in economics. At the same time, they will get the chance to specialise in a particular field . [+]
Training young researchers of the politics, economics, sociology, culture, religions, and linguistics of Asian countries and peoples. [+]
This programme trains young scholars to conduct interdisciplinary research into the politics, economics, cultures, ethnicities, religions, and linguistics of Asia. It teaches not only the next generation of Asian Studies researchers, but also prepares students for professional careers involving Asia.
Using proper methods for carrying out research and analysis, students study the socio-economic, political, and culture-historic processes that shape countries in Asia. Special emphasis is placed on transnational relationships, interactions between Asia and the West, and the processes of globalization and social modernization.
Graduates enter doctoral programmes or begin their careers working for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and international companies. As Asia’s role on the global stage grows, regional experts are in even greater demand across all international-related professions.... [-]
Lingnan is now offering MPhil and PhD programmes in Chinese for applicants who want to pursue research in various areas. [+]
CIFE in cooperation with the Jean Monnet Chairholder of CETEUS of the University of Cologne and other partners has developed a postgraduate programme -- Executive Master in EU Studies ... [+]
International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS program not only examines the past, but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]
The program provides extensive training in the field of the cultural studies of the Arctic, whilst encouraging students to design, to analyze, to research in the sphere of cultural dynamics of the Arctic region, comparative studies and global studies, to create the scientific and practical innovative projects aimed on the system solution of issues in the field of preservation and representation of traditional forms of culture, cultural policy implementation in the field of the maintenance of ethnocultural diversity and pluralism in the Arctic region. [+]
Foreign Regional Studies is a prestigious, prospective direction in training qualified specialists having in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and regions. Training a specialist in the field of foreign [+]
Master in European Studies: Arctic FocusLanguage: EnglishForeign Regional Studies is a prestigious, prospective direction in training qualified specialists having in-depth knowledge of foreign countries and regions. Training a specialist in the field of foreign regional studies provides for the comprehensive study of European countries, international relations, organizations, associations, development outlooks for world and regional policy, world and national security.
1 year - autumn• History and Methodology of Foreign Complex Regional Studies
• Foreign Language (English, German)
• Political Systems of the European Region
• Countries in the System of International Relations... [-]
You will see what is really happening in Russia. You will understand the difference between myths about Russia and real processes, which are happening in Russia and post-Soviet States. You will learn [+]
Master in Russian Studies
POLITICAL RESEARCES OF RUSSIA AND POST-SOVIET STATES
You will see what is really happening in Russia. You will understand the difference between myths about Russia and real processes, which are happening in Russia and post-Soviet States. You will learn how it works from ‘the inside’ and will be able to compare the existing concepts and theories about Russia with real practice. You will get an access to the unique information data bases and technologies of work in Russia and will take part in political researches and campaigns.
Language of training: Russian and English
• first year – education in English + intensive studying of Russian... [-]
The program for the Master of Arts Degree in Regional Studies at the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is unique in its content and structure. It makes a significant element in the studies of international relations. [+]
Master in Regional Studies (European Studies)Period of studies: 2 years ECTS credits: 120
The program for the Master of Arts Degree in Regional Studies at the Institute of Foreign Languages of the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia is unique in its content and structure. It makes a significant element in the studies of international relations.
The program is specially designed to help the students gain a greater understanding of how the global system works. It forms the basis for the student to customize the degree by branching out into a specific region of his or her choice to study its geography, history, political developments, diplomacy, economy and so forth.... [-]