Part time Master's Degree in Area studies in Europe

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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.

 

Europe, one of the world's seven continents, is usually known as the westernmost peninsula of Eurasia. Second smallest continent, with 10,180,000 (km2), the area regroups 50 countries.

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Master in European Studies

University of Wroclaw
Campus 2 years October 2017 Poland Wrocław

Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the... [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. Program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European Civilisation and Cultural Identities in Europe. In seminars and workshops students will analyze problems related to EU external relations, area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance and social policy in the EU. Particular emphasis will be put on various aspects of EU regional policy and skills associated with management of EU funds and projects. The MA program is postgraduate one, that requires from candidate to hold BA or MA degree in any area. The programme is taught entirely in English by experts in their fields. The course lasts two years, structured in four semesters, the first of which runs from the end of September to mid-February, the second from the beginning of March to the end of June. In order to receive the Master's degree, the graduates will be required to complete 120 ECTS points in up to four semesters and write a Master's thesis. The project is supported by European Commission and subsidized in the framework of Human Capital Operational Programme. [-]

Master in European Legal Studies - MELS Online

European Institute of Public Administration EIPA
Online & Campus Combined Part time 2 years September 2017 Luxembourg

The European Centre for Judges and Lawyers - the Luxembourg Antenna of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) - is offering a two-year postgraduate programme leading to a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies. [+]

Introduction to the programme The European Centre for Judges and Lawyers - the Luxembourg Antenna of the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) - is offering a two-year postgraduate programme leading to a Master’s degree in European Legal Studies. Since 2010, it is offered as a blended e-learning programme, combining face-to-face lectures, e-Learning sessions and distance learning. This Master is a truly international study programme offered in partnership with Université de Lorraine in France. Participants who successfully conclude the programme are awarded a French Master degree: Master en études européennes - spécialité Droit de la construction européenne delivered by the University of Lorraine. Programme objectives The programme is designed to achieve two principal aims: to provide an initial background to the fundamental issues underlying the European integration process and to offer progressive and increasing specialisation in the vast field of European law, with a view to enabling students to deal with legal questions in a practical way. The legal focus of the programme is on the broader ambit of European integration, also touching upon different economic and political aspects of the integration process and duly considering their legal and practical implications. Methodology The programme spans two years and is based on a combination of teaching methodologies. First, students attend face-to-face lectures and tutorials using interactive education methods such as group work, case studies, simulation exercises and problem-solving learning. Second, a set of web-based learning tools such as audio-video tutorials, web-conference lectures, assignments and online tests are offered. Finally, students are invited to engage in guided distance learning. Attendance is compulsory in order to be able to sit the examinations. The face-to-face tuition takes place on four academic weekends per academic semester when students gather from Friday afternoon to Sunday lunchtime. These weekends are supplemented by online work and self-study, providing students with an excellent opportunity to broaden and deepen their knowledge of the law and how it works in practice. By virtue of the ‘Campus’ – MELS e-Learning platform – Students regularly receive up-to-date learning material, including extracts of legislation, case law and references for recommended literature designed to structure and supplement their study. Is this programme for you? The programme is mainly intended for civil servants, EU officials, lawyers and other legal experts, as well as other professionals and graduates interested in European law. No prior degree in law is required to participate in the programme. The courses are held in English and in French, although active knowledge is required only for one of these languages. Career prospects The Master degree in European Legal Studies is a highly valuable instrument for graduating participants in the development of their respective professional careers. For example, graduates can use it as a stepping stone to enter international and European organisations, while those already working as EU officials may use their degree to advance their career within the EU administration. The degree also allows those participants already working as lawyers to practise in the various areas of European law. Finally, the degree can also enable graduates to pursue a professional career within any of the wide range of national administrations as well as European associations and companies (consultancy firms, European federations, lobby groups, territorial representations in Brussels, etc.) involved in the various aspects and facets of the European integration process. Structure of the programme The Master studies are structured in the form of a 2-year programme. The first year provides the students with an introduction to the field of European studies (introduction to European geopolitics, history of the process of European integration, etc.). On that basis, the legal dimension of the process of European integration is progressively developed through substantial courses on the constitutional and legal system of the EU (institutional law, EU decision-making procedures, judicial system of the EU, etc.), the European Internal Market and the fundamental aspects of European economic law (competition law, EU company and tax law, etc.). In the second academic year, after considering a number of other fundamental aspects within the legal core of the EU, and which originated as flanking policies to the Internal Market (intellectual property law, consumer protection law, environmental law, etc), attention shifts to the legal acquis already existing in other areas, including common foreign and security policy, the area of justice, freedom and security and human rights protection at EU level. The practical implementation of European law both at European and national level also features in this second year. Students conclude this second year and the Master programme with the writing of a Master thesis, under supervision of a tutor chosen by them from among the teaching faculty, on a topic of their choice. Examinations Students are required to sit examinations at the end of each semester. Some exams may be replaced by other interim course work. [-]

M.Phil. in Chinese Studies

Trinity College Dublin
Campus 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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. 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 b) Modern Chinese history c) Contemporary Chinese society and politics d) China in comparative perspective e) Mandarin reading and discussion group on contemporary China Strand 2: 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 Study in China The first two semesters of the degree are delivered in Dublin. In the third semester of the degree, you will gain first-hand experience and understanding of Chinese life and society through our Study Abroad programme in one of Trinity's partner universities. You then return to Trinity College to complete the fourth and final semester, and submit a Master's dissertation. Dissertation Students write a dissertation of not more than 15,000 words on a topic within one of the three disciplinary areas of the Chinese Studies degree programme. Entry requirements Applicants are normally required to possess a good Honours Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification. The course is designed for students from a wide range of backgrounds. A background in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences is helpful but not a requirement. [-]

Master Degree in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation

University of Minho - Institute of Social Sciences
Campus 4 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. [+]

Academic degree: Master ECTS: 90 Duration: 3 curricular semesters Regime: After Working Hours Place: Gualtar Campus, Braga Main Scientific area: Political Science, International Relations, Sociology The 2nd cycle of studies in European Policies and Territorial Cooperation is an official master's degree recognized in the European Higher Education Area, and it results from a partnership between the a partnership between the Institute of Social Sciences and the School of Economics and Management of University of Minho. With support from the European Centre for Transboundary Excellence, this master program aims to contribute to further development and updating of knowledge on EU policies and territorial cooperation, with special attention to the Euroregion Galicia-North of Portugal in their social, economic, political, administrative and cultural dimensions. [-]

Master in Economic Analysis and European Policy

Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Campus 2 years September 2017 Belgium Brussels

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 . [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. Wide range of courses covering all economic fields Advanced training Development of analytical, quantitative and qualitative skills The Master in Economics – Analysis, Policy and Research proposes a rigorous and advanced training in all key economics disciplines, such as microeconomics, macroeconomics, and econometrics. The training is completed by two seminars (one quantitative, one thematic) and the writing of a master thesis which develops the students’ autonomy and capacity to lead important projects and communicate with others. The possibility to choose a field of specialization (Financial Economics, Innovation and Markets, International Economics, and Socio-economic policy) provides students with solid expertise to analyse complex economic problems and become skilled decision-makers who can generate innovative solutions in a changing economic world. This master also offers the possibility to opt for a research-oriented specialization in the second year, which leads to a Ph.D. in economics. Fact Sheet: English (80% to 90%) - French (10% to 20%) depending on the choice of the optional courses International exchange programme opportunities Double degree optional (LUISS Guido Carli) Requirements: TOEFL > 95 GMAT > 650 ECTS grade of B Strong economic and management background [-]

Master Teacher Training For Spanish-speaking Mandarin Chinese

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus 1 year May 2017 Spain Madrid

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

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 degree and a level of English IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. For students who are not of Chinese nationality or origin sinohablante must demonstrate a level of Mandarin equivalent to HSK-6. Theme The Master program consists of 60 ECTS, which are distributed as follows: Program in Madrid (Fundación Ortega y Gasset-Gregorio Maranon) - Methodology of teaching grammar (2 ECTS) - The teaching of phonics and vocabulary (2 ECTS) - History, culture and Western society (2 ECTS) - The use of literature and film in the classroom (2 ECTS) - The art and theater as language learning tools (2 ECTS) - The use of ICT in the classroom (2 ECTS) - The teaching of languages ​​for specific purposes (2 ECTS) - planning and classroom management (2 ECTS) - Development of training materials based on Western culture (2 ECTS) - Masters Final Project (6 ECTS) - Spanish Course (optional) Program in Barcelona (Click Asia) - Introduction to Chinese and Chinese language teaching (3 ECTS) - Chinese Linguistics (2 ECTS) - Chinese pronunciation and oral expression (2 ECTS) - Chinese Syntactic Structures (2 ECTS) - Culture of Chinese characters (2 ECTS ) - Theories and applications of Chinese characters (2 ECTS) - Materials and methods for teaching the Chinese language (2 ECTS) - Material analysis and evaluation (2 ECTS) - Chinese Teaching and digital multimedia applications (2 ECTS) - Testing and evaluation (2 ECTS) - Innovative Teaching Chinese as a second language: Theory and Practice (3 ECTS) Practices (Madrid or Barcelona) 12 ECTS [-]

MA East Asian Economy and Society

University of Vienna
Campus 2 years October 2017 Austria Vienna

The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. The two-year master's programme East Asian Economy and Society (EcoS) is a multidisciplinary programme dealing with contemporary societal, political and economic aspects of the East Asian region as a whole. It is offered at the Department of East Asian Studies of the University of Vienna in English language. For more information, see the EcoS Website. We regard East Asia as more than just the sum of countries in that region. Rather than offering "light-versions" of Chinese, Japanese or Korean Studies, we focus on current transnational and regional issues as well as on comparative approaches. Reflecting the common traditions as well as the growing interrelation between Northeast Asia (China, Japan and the two Koreas) and Southeast Asia, we expanded our regular activities in research and teaching to include the ASEAN countries. We believe that it is impossible to achieve a proper understanding of regional and country-specific issues without a solid foundation in established theories and methods of social science. Acquiring and utilising such methodology is therefore a core characteristic of our programme. However, even the best methodological skills are unlikely to produce optimal results if they are applied out of context. Historical and cultural tradition, customs, and values limit the number of actually available options and influence choices in East Asian societies just as anywhere else. It is therefore no coincidence that our programme is based at an area studies department. EcoS was first offered in the winter term 2008. The objective of the programme is to train experts in social science methods who apply their methodological skills to the East Asian region using a multidisciplinary approach. Accordingly, emphasis is put on transnational and regional issues and on comparative analyses. Students are equipped with academic research skills as well as the ability to apply the acquired knowledge in practice. Graduates have comprehensive knowledge of the economic, political and cultural characteristics of East Asian countries as well as their development. They are able to apply this knowledge to practically relevant issues. The study programme consists of five independent modules, totalling 120 ECTS. In module 1, the fundamentals of one East Asian language (Chinese, Japanese or Korean) are taught. Students who already hold a Bachelor's degree or a similar qualification in one of these languages are required to take courses in a language in which they do not hold such degree or qualification. In modules 2 and 3, students examine economic and political aspects of the East Asian regions within four core mandatory seminars on East Asia’s economic systems, economic development, political systems and international relations. In module 4, students are given a certain degree of flexibility when they study East Asian societies from a cultural-historical perspective, including history, religions and intercultural negotiation. In module 5, previously acquired skills are refreshed and applied to a research theme which leads to the MA thesis. Students conclude their studies with an MA examination in form of a defensio of their MA thesis. Course contents of courses in modules 2 and 3 as well as especially module 4 correspond with our key areas of research of our EcoS staff (http://ecos.univie.ac.at/about-us/staff/). EcoS courses are characterised by an international spirit, as more than half of our students come from various countries within Europe or overseas. Students share their knowledge attained from previous studies, creating an inspiring and creative atmosphere. Three student representatives provide counselling for students, organize tutorials and student round tables and serve as mediators between students and EcoS staff. For more information, click here. Contact: ecos@univie.ac.at [-]

MA in North American Studies

Radboud University
Campus 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Nijmegen

The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. [+]

The world loves American culture, but is deeply distrustful of American power and politics. In Radboud University we offer critical insights into both. Our Master's Program gives students the opportunity to acquire solid expertise in relation to the concept of "America" in a variety of fields: US history, literature, culture (including popular culture, film, theater and art) as well as political history, foreign policy, constitutional law and social science. Radboud University distinguishes itself from other American Studies programs through its emphasis on the cultural and political relations between the United States, its neighbors, and Europe. True to the tradition of American Studies, our program teaches students to approach issues from different angles and to think in multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary ways. We also offer excellent internships thanks to our global network. This means that students who go on to study for a Master's degree have unique, near-native language abilities. In Radboud University you will find yourself in a dynamic learning environment where the level of scholarship and communication in (American) English is extremely high. This is one of the reasons why our programs are so popular. Another is the choice Radboud offers between two fascinating fields within which you can create your own custom-made program: "Literatures and Cultures of North America in International Perspective" and "Transnational America: Politics, Culture and Society." Students like the variety these programs offer. They tell us: "It's so much fun. There are so many interesting options to choose from."... [-]


MA in Intercultural Studies

Aarhus University
Campus 2 years September 2017 Denmark Aarhus

In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. INTERCULTURAL UNDERSTANDING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF GLOBALISATION In our increasingly interdependent world, cultural differences shape the everyday life of individuals as well as large corporations. These cultural and linguistic boundaries demand new skills to manage the deterritorialisation of culture, the transnational mobility of both humans and streams of information, and increased interconnectivity through the internet and social media. The new Intercultural Studies programme offers these skills. The programme prepares students to analyse various different contexts and engage in entrepreneurial activity using their foreign-language skills. Students can choose between five different tracks: Intercultural Studies (English) Intercultural Studies (French) Intercultural Studies (German) Intercultural Studies (Latin America) Intercultural Studies (Spanish and Spanish America) STUDY PROFILE The programme will develop students’ knowledge and skills in languages, intercultural communication and competence, and cultural understanding from the perspective of globalisation. Furthermore, the programme contains elements of project management, including the opportunity for a one-semester internship. Students will study key contemporary themes from a historical perspective within the fields of culture, language and society. The working methods include the study of real-life cases and project-oriented group work. STUDENT LIFE The Faculty of Arts and Aarhus University as a whole organise many events for students including lectures, student fairs, career days, seminars, celebrations and sports days. CAREERS Graduates of the programme are highly valued for their strong intercultural competencies and multilingual projects and processes by both private and public organisations in the international job market. “Do you wonder how the refugee crises and transnational conflicts influence identity constructions nationally as well as at a global level? Do you want to understand how today’s ideological and political arguments draw on past conflicts, and what kind of impact they have? Are you eager to understand how film, visual art and literature help us negotiate our cultural identities and shape our cultural imagination? And do you want to be able to work professionally with intercultural issues in English, French, Spanish or German? If you do, Intercultural Studies is your choice.” HANS LAUGE HANSEN Professor, Department of Communication and Culture/Spanish [-]

Masters Programme in European Studies

Sapienza University of Rome
Campus 2 years October 2017 Italy Rome

The Masters Programme in European Studies (LM-90) aims to train high-profile professionals who will work in the international framework and increasingly global economical and juridical context that is developing through the process of European integration. [+]

The Masters Programme in European Studies (LM-90) aims to train high-profile professionals who will work in the international framework and increasingly global economical and juridical context that is developing through the process of European integration. The programme will provide students with advanced knowledge and skills on methodologies, cultural aspects and professional requirements that will enable them to develop original solutions to the juridical, economic, social and historical issues that are emerging on the new European and international scenarios. The Masters Programme has been developed to meet the needs of students who are interested in developing an advanced understanding of European issues and working in Italian or international institutions. In particular, the programme will focus on the study of juridical issues that can be compared at the European and international levels. The European Affairs Masters Programme provides students with two different curricula: EU Law and Economics - allow students to work in interdisciplinary contexts in juridical and economic affairs related to the management of European and international institutions, addressing economic, juridical, political and historical aspects. The main focus is to acquire a deep understanding of the European Union and its reference environments to better comprehend institutional actors, the management and control of political processes and juridical and institutional issues of the European Union. Comparative and European Law - trains students as European jurists with all the necessary notions of private, public, European and International Law that are necessary to work in this field. The specific objective of this curriculum is to form jurists who can act in any of these contexts in relation to key sectors of social experience (trade, competition, environment, immigration, fundamental rights, etc.). [-]

Master in Euroculture

University of Groningen
Campus 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Groningen

Euroculture is an interdisciplinary master's focusing on the key challenges of contemporary Europe. Its strengths are a job-oriented approach and training in substantive research skills. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. The master's specialization Euroculture is a unique, interdisciplinary and international programme consisting of 4 semesters (120 ECTS) and offered by a Consortium (8 European and 4 non-European universities). The status “Erasmus Mundus Master of Excellence" was granted to the programme by the European Commission in 2005 and again in 2011 thereby confirming the programme's outstanding quality. In 2015, Euroculture was, for the 4th time in a row, considered to be a "top" Master Programme by Keuzegids, an independent Dutch guide ranking university Programmes. In fact, the Keuzegids considered the Euroculture programme to be the best European Studies Master programme in the Netherlands. The mission of the programme is to provide graduates with the following: - a deep understanding of European identity, civil society, the ongoing European unification process in itself, its cultural and social dynamics and the consequences for its citizens and the wider world; - the ability to identify and problematise what Europe, and the EU, represents for its citizens and for the wider world. For more detailed information about the programme please visit the consortium website. [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus 2 years April 2017 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. [+]

Master’s in Asia Pacific 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 courses in this division provide a useful knowledge base for both academic-bound students and practitioner-bound students with intended careers in security, diplomacy and media. While taking subjects such as international security, international law and conflict resolution, students will also focus on writing a thesis or research report. Major Subjects Regionalism and Globalization International Law International Political Economy Comparative Politics and Government Special Studies (International Relations) Conflict Resolution International Security Society and Culture (SC) The Asia Pacific is one of the most rapidly developing regions in recent decades. To capture the patterns of social and cultural changes occurring, the Society and Culture (SC) division is devoted to promoting comparative academic research on the region. Students can acquire practical skills in formulating and conducting research using theories and methods developed in sociology, cultural anthropology, media and communication studies. With knowledge concerning social and cultural backgrounds of the countries in the regions, it enables students to have greater employment opportunities in government, industrial, commercial and academic institutes. Major Subjects Changing Social Landscapes Media and Communication Migration and Trans-nationalism Social Organizations and Institutions Sociology and Everyday Life Special Studies (Society and Culture) Cultural Change For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content25/ ... [-]

Double Masters Programme in European Studies

University of Cologne Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
Campus 2 years September 2017 Germany Cologne

The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. The Double Master’s Programme in European Studies gives students the opportunity to benefit from the outstanding expertise of two top-ranking universities. Participants of the programme study at each university for one year and graduate with two master’s degrees from the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University. The Double Master is an ambitious research-based and interdisciplinary programme which has a strong focus on the European Union, its institutions and policies. Students develop an in-depth understanding of the EU and of the workings of politics and society in an integrated Europe. The programme equips graduates with excellent methodological skills, enabling them to operate at an advanced level in an international research environment. During their year abroad, students will be exposed to an international environment that allows them to improve their intercultural and language skills. Students admitted to the Double Master’s Programme pursue a Research Master in European Studies at Maastricht University in their first year and complete modules of the Master of Arts in Political Science at the University of Cologne in their second year. The programme is based on the mutual recognition of credit points by both universities. Students attend a colloquium and write their master’s thesis during their year in Cologne. The thesis is jointly supervised by professors at both universities. In cooperation with Maastricht University The Fac­ulty of Arts and So­cial Sci­ences (FASoS) has ap­prox. 1,800 stu­dents and is one of the six fac­ul­ties at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity. Its ed­u­ca­tional ap­proach is based on the prin­ci­ple of Prob­lem-Based Learn­ing (PBL). The Fac­ulty has a strong in­ter­na­tional ori­en­ta­tion, ev­i­denced by its in­ter­na­tional stu­dent body and its ex­ten­sive re­search. The Fac­ulty has an ex­cel­lent lo­ca­tion in the cen­tre of Maas­tricht. Pro­gramme du­ra­tion: 4 se­mes­ters, full-time Pro­gramme start: Be­gin­ning of Sep­tem­ber in Maas­tricht De­grees awarded: Re­search Mas­ter in Eu­ro­pean Stud­ies by Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity and Mas­ter of Arts in Po­lit­i­cal Sci­ence by the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne Lan­guage of in­struc­tion: Eng­lish Fees: Stu­dents pay tu­ition fees at Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity dur­ing their first year of stud­ies (ap­prox. €1,980 for EU ap­pli­cants; for more de­tails on the tu­ition fee, please see the web­site of Maas­tricht Uni­ver­sity) and a se­mes­ter con­tri­bu­tion at the Uni­ver­sity of Cologne (ap­prox. €260 per term, which in­cludes a stu­dent travel card which is valid on all pub­lic trans­port in North Rhine-West­phalia). Career perspectives Graduates of this double degree will be well prepared for the demands of an international employment market in European Studies, which increasingly expects applicants to have studied in more than one country. Graduates of the programme are particularly well qualified for a career in the institutions of the European Union, other areas of public administration or international companies. The research-oriented nature of the degree also enables graduates to move on to doctoral research, or to research-related work in think tanks or NGOs. These career perspectives require familiarity with different academic cultures, and thus graduates with a double degree will be better prepared for these kinds of positions than most of their peers with degrees from a single university. Entry requirements An excellent bachelor’s degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences with strong proficiency in Political Science (30 ECTS). Furthermore a minimum of further 12 ECTS in Political Science or in Methodology and Empirical Social Research Bachelor final grade equivalent to at least 2.7 (German grading system) English at level C1 (CEFR) or equivalent (TOEFL min. ibt 100; IELTS min. 7.0; Cambridge CAE (B) or CPE (C)). Please note that the Maastricht University also requires minimum scores in writing. IELTS: minimum score overall 7.0, minimum score writing 7.0; TOEFL ibt: minimum score overall 100, minimum score writing 28. Very good intercultural and social skills Relevant practical experience is desirable Application deadlines The online application for the Double Master’s Programme in European Studies takes place both through Maastricht University and the University of Cologne. Please note the different application deadlines at the two universities. At the University of Cologne: For applicants with a German bachelor's degree or a bachelor's degree from Maastricht University: 15 May 2017 For applicants who have not obtained their bachelor’s degree in Germany or at Maastricht University: 1 May 2017 At Maastricht University: For EU applicants: 1 June 2017 For non-EU applicants: 1 May 2017 [-]

Master’s degree in European Union International Relations

Kaunas University of Technology
Campus 18 months September 2017 Lithuania Kaunas

Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. [+]

European Union International Relations Master’s degree in Social Sciences Interdisciplinary study programme provides students with knowledge of political, economic, legal and cultural dimensions of the EU international relations. With the help of international team of Lithuanian and foreign lecturers-practitioners and experts, students establish their competences in the analysis of the cases and specifics of the EU international relations with individual states and regions. Graduates of this study programme are able to raise the issues, critically assess and relate political, economic and social events, related to the EU international relations, they understand the principles of diplomacy and are able to apply them while working in the multicultural environment. They are ready to work at the ministries of the EU or the third states, international or EU institutions, which form and implement EU international relations as well as in global business companies. Top reasons to study @KTU Why KTU? Why Lithuania? Course outline More information about programme ktu.edu/m/european-union-international-relations Academic mobility & internship opportunities KTU students are encouraged to use academic mobility programme among which Erasmus+ is the most popular. More than 350 Erasmus+ and 100 other bilateral agreements are made for student exchange, and the students may spend 1 semester in a partner university of KTU and gain credits which are transferred into their study plan. Just few universities-partners of the programme are Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic), University of Graz (Austria), University of Padova (Italy), University of Crete (Crete). Internship (studies practice) can be performed additionally to study plan (in summer between the 1st and 2nd year or as a part of Research projects). The students of this programme may perform internship in Lithuania or abroad using Erasmus+, IAESTE, AIESEC, ISIEC, P4V, etc. academic mobility programmes and designated scholarship. Graduates’ internships are offered as well. The main partners and international organizations are Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania, European Parliament, European Commission, etc. Graduate careers Graduates are welcome Lithuania and municipal institutions, EU Member States and third countries in the management bodies, the EU institutions, bodies and agencies, international organizations and the EU diplomatic missions, international markets, NGOs, associations and companies. Application and admission requirements Academic Requirements Applications are submitted online on http://apply.ktu.edu and all requested documents must be uploaded onto the electronic application form. University Bachelor (a minimum of a 3 years) degree certificate and its supplement (legalised by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, translated into English and notary verified); Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject; Research activities, articles are not required but gives higher entry score. Entry score is calculated where the weight in % of each entry subject is as follows: 70% CGPA 20% Research activities, articles, if any 10% Motivation (skype interview) proficiency in English: IELTS ≥6.0, TOEFL ≥85, CEFR ≥C1, or equivalent, motivation letter followed by skype interview, digital photo, notary verified copy of passport or ID (for the EU citizens only). For transfer students additionally: original academic transcript of ongoing education at university and the description of taken courses. Programme qualification requirement: Bachelor in Bachelor’s degree (preferably in social sciences) Application deadline EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June The admission offer is given within 10 days after full submission of online application and motivation interview if requested (except for those who apply for state funded places). Fees and scholarships Tuition fee EU citizens and citizens with Lithuanian origin: Lithuania provides free of charge studies for EU citizens based on study field quota and competition therefore all EU citizens and those whose parents or grandparents hold Lithuanian citizenship once are encouraged to apply for state funded places. Application deadline is 10 July. Those who have lower entry score but still meet minimum entry requirements may study as fee payers. Non-EU citizens: 3500 EUR / year. Scholarships and discounts KTU may award scholarships for applicants with outstanding qualifications and for good academic results throughout studies (for all citizens). KTU also acknowledges possible grants from your home institutions and/or other relevant foundations/organisations. Special discounts are applied for the EU-candidate countries citizens (Albania, Montenegro, Serbia, The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Turkey). More information on admissions.ktu.edu Living costs The cost of living depends on individual habits and lifestyle (food, entertainment, travelling, hygiene, services, etc.). Books and other study materials are provided by university. KTU offers accommodation in KTU residencies (monthly rates vary from EUR 50 to 140). Overall estimated cost of living per month is ~EUR 450. Key facts Study language: English Duration: 1.5 years (120 ECTS), Delivery mode: on campus (Kaunas, Lithuania) Studies commence: 1st September Mode of studies: full time Application deadline: EU, EEA, CIS, Georgia, Turkey applicants: 30 July EU applicants for free of charge studies: 10 July International applicants: 30 June [-]

Master in European Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus 2 years September 2017 France Paris

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. [+]

Top Part time Masters in Area studies in Europe. Master in European Affairs Programme objectives 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. It brings together students from over 35 countries and a faculty with the same multicultural profile, comprised of academics, researchers and European or French civil servants, together with the best practitioners from the European "galaxy". The objectives of this Master are to educate specialists in European questions able to adapt easily to a multicultural environment. Classes are in English; however, students may choose to follow a bilingual study programme. The Master is therefore open to applicants who do not have a high level of French; however, during the two-year programme, students will attend French language courses to improve their level. The Master in European Affairs also offers a wide choice of double degree programmes. Structure of the curriculum The curriculum is built around a thorough core module on Public Economics and on the Economics of European Integration, the Political System of the European Union in a time of crisis and the Constitutional Foundations of the EU including both the Actors, the Processes, the Principles and the Tools of EU Law as well as the Law of the Internal Market, with a choice of electives that examine current policy debates with insights from academics and practitioners. During the first semester, students will start specializing in one of the policy streams offered either in French or in English (students must demonstrate proficiency either in French or in English depending on their choice of policy stream. The English streams are attached to the Master in European Affairs ; the French streams are attached to the Master Affaires Européennes): Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (available for 2017 intake) Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake The knowledge and competences in the chosen field will be based on a progressive learning. Starting with one course in the first semester, students, during the second and the third semester, will attend an increasing number of courses of the policy stream, deepening the knowledge and competences in the chosen field. The cases analysis of the third semester will allow students to develop different skills on the basis of the specialization they have chosen and of the professional project they are building. Negotiations games (decision making processes, budget) will also enrich the pedagogical offer, allowing students to simulate procedures and power balance between European institutions and Member States. Participating actively to those simulations, students will acquire analysis tools and leading and management methods through a unique collective experience. During the fourth semester, students will have a concrete experience to round off the program. Students may choose between an internship, a policy project, studying at a partner university, doing an individual project, or writing a thesis, depending on their professional project. During the two years, students will be accompanied in the construction of their professional project. Starting from the first semester, students will have an active role in a workshop on European careers which is based on roundtables with professionals of European Affairs who share with the students their experience and their career path, helping students to define their professional project. During the second semester, a trip to Luxembourg and Brussels enables a full immersion of the students of the Master into the life of European institutions which have been studied in many courses, but also to approach other actors of the great Brussels's galaxy. During their two years at Sciences Po, students can attend the CPCE to prepare the EPSO selection to become EU civil servant. Career opportunities Graduates have access to a wide range of career openings in European affairs in France, Europe or even elsewhere in the world. They may apply for civil service positions and assignments directly on completing the Master and for the European civil service after sitting an EPSO civil service examination. Some graduates choose to work in the private sector, in companies, consulting firms or lobbying groups. Still others join think tanks or research institutes or undertake a PhD with the aim of specialising in research. Programme content Core courses Compulsory for all students: Public economics Constitutional Foundations of the European Union (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Système juridique de l'Union européenne) The Political system of the European Union in a time of crisis Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: introduction aux outils d'analyse quantitative) Economics of European Integration The Law of the Internal Market (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Droit du marché intérieur) Ethics and Public Policy Courses in one of the Policy streams of the Master in European Affairs Each student of the MEA has to choose as of the first semester a Policy stream from the following list: Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (opening 2017) Elective courses These courses are chosen from a wide range of courses every semester. The MEA students have access to all the elective courses of the EAP. Additional component of the programme Two electives courses chosen among Sciences Po's hallmark common courses curriculum Sciences Po's "in house" language courses The personal project during the last semester : internship, academic exchange, thesis, the final oral exam Sciences Po's "Grand oral" [-]