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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.

 

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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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. 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. [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master's Degree In International Relations

Universidade de Évora
Campus 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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. 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 in European Union - Russia Studies

University of Tartu
Campus 2 years September 2017 Estonia Tartu

The programme provides students with the analytical tools and skills to understand the political, historical, and economic developments in Russia, the EU, and their shared neighbourhood. [+]

The European Union – Russia Studies master’s programme (EURUS) is a unique multidisciplinary programme combining different disciplines such as political science, comparative politics, international relations, economics, law, history and cultural studies. The programme binds together the study of two regions - Europe and Russia - in one curriculum, providing a comprehensive understanding of political, social, and economic developments in the EU and its member states as well as in Russia and its neighbouring transition countries. The objective of the European Union-Russia Studies MA-Programme is to provide global labour market with experts in the field of the EU-Russian affairs for the public and private sector. Given the overall expanding complex relations between the European Union and the Russian Federation – there is a growing need for specialists trained in European Union and Russia affairs. Why study EU-Russia studies at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings). EURUS is a unique programme exploring Russia and its relationship with the EU and the former Soviet space from a privileged perspective. Thorough, comprehensive and up-to-date knowledge of policies and politics, of economics, law, and history of the European Union and the Russian Federation. Academic qualification for successfully taking up challenging tasks in dealing with the EU, Russia and their mutual relations. A strong research-oriented institute offers internationally recognised Russia and EU expertise. Students can profit from the numerous opportunities (study abroad, summer and winter schools etc.) offered by the... [-]

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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. 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... [-]

Master in Socioeconomic and Political Development of Modern Asia

Higher School of Economics
Campus 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. [+]

Programme Overview The MA programme has the distinction of being the only one given in English for Asian Studies in Russia, using written material in the languages of the area as the basic research resource. What are the benefits of the programme? As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research. So come with us on a short exploration of each aspect of our programme, then contact us with assurance that if you are interested in graduate work in Asian Studies, this is the place to be! Master’s Programme "Socio- economic and Political Development of Modern Asia" is aimed at training researchers to conduct inter-disciplinary research and to use internationally recognized methods of study in the areas of politics, economics, sociology, culture, ethnicity, religions, and linguistics with regard to Asian countries and peoples. What will I study? Modern world order and Asia, the processes of globalization and modernization Socio-economic and political transformation of Asian societies Systems of modern public administration, hierarchy, political regimes and clan interactions National and religious identity in Asia Principal challenges in modern Asia: ethno-religious conflicts, ecological problems, water resources, inequality in socio-economic development International relations in Asia, international organizations, traditional systems... [-]

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. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. 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... [-]

European Master of Fine Art Photography

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Part time 12 months April 2017 Spain Madrid

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. [+]

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. Throughout the process, the... [-]

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... [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. 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 Union Policies and Territorial Co-operation

University of Minho - School of Economics and Management
Campus 3 semesters October 2017 Portugal Braga

The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET). [+]

Justification and Purpose The Master Programme in European Union Policies and Territorial Cooperation, is a joint programme under the umbrella of the University of Minho (EEG and ICS), Portugal, and the University of Vigo, Spain, along with the support of the European Centre of Excellence (EEET). It intends to contribute to the development and updating of knowledge on the policies of the European Union and Territorial Co-operation. Its specific objectives are listed below: Deepen the issues of development and social inequalities, the environment and social change, of the territorial dynamics and processes of globalisation; Provide in-depth knowledge about the institutional system of the EU and its political processes (actors, contexts and agendas); Increase awareness about the philosophy, standards, financial instruments and, in particular, the initiatives that characterise the European agenda; Analyse the characteristics, earnings and deficits of territorial co-operation promoted by the EU; Project the territorial co-operation in the framework of the European Union, and with respect to the Euroregion Galicia-Northern Portugal, to deepen knowledge of this reality in the social, economic, political, cultural and administrative dimension. It is a three-semester-long Master Programme which accounts for 90 ECTS. The two first semestres are devoted to the programme coursework, whereas the completion of the third semester may occur in the format of an internship in an institution/company, or a project work. The completion of the coursework awards the student with a Specialisation Diploma in European Union Policies and Territorial Co-operation (60 ECTS). The completion of the three-semester-long programme (90 ECTS) awards... [-]

Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica de Murcia
Campus Part time 1 year October 2017 Spain Murcia Spain Online + 1 more

The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. The Catholic University San Antonio (UCAM) has a large team of researchers that are specialized in European constitution & legislation and come from various responsibility backgrounds. It is their knowledge and expertise that converge in this Master's Degree, providing students with an interdisciplinary program, which allows them to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the European Union. Our academic staff is also composed of a large number of civil servants and consultancy experts involved in the daily practice of the European Union. The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. Moreover, the postgraduate degree also includes a work placement in a real company or institution of at least 250 hours in duration. Fully developed in English, this master’s degree offers candidates a highly recommended training at European administrative level. The program is aimed at graduates of Business Administration who seek to ensure their share of the common market. Graduates of Tourism, Political Science, Law, Social and Communication Sciences complete its target audience. Furthermore, future Ph.D. candidates and lawyers working on European legislation are welcome to enroll. Aims and Career Opportunities General Aims of the Program: To offer a post-graduate multidisciplinary... [-]

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. [+]

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... [-]

Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies

University of Geneva
Campus 3 months February 2018 Switzerland Geneva

The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi and Korean. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies The Master multidisciplinary in Asian Studies is a joint programme of the Faculty of Humanities, the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences (SES) and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. The courses broach all aspects of society, from culture to history, economics, politics and international relations. The programme allows students to begin or continue learning an Asian language, such as Chinese, Japanese, Hindi1 and Korean. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Curriculum Courses (5 modules) (60Credits) : Beginner or more advanced levels] Chinese, Japanese, Hindi1, Korean Required courses and electives History, Literature, International relations, Social sciences and development studies, etc. 1 This course is part of the Religious Studies programme at the University of Lausanne. Research (60Credits) : Possibility of a internship either in an Asian country or related to Asia; thematic research and dissertation Mobility Master’s students are encouraged to go on exchange, if possible for a single semester, given the duration of the programme. Students may go on exchange regardless of how many credits they have completed at the Faculty. Under regulations, students may earn no more than 24 credits (or 2 out of 5 modules in the Master of Arts) while on exchange. The dissertation cannot be substituted. www.unige.ch/exchange Opportunities Unlike other fields of study, Arts degrees are not geared toward a specific career and graduates generally need to gain additional experience on... [-]

Master in European Contemporary History

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

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

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 invention) fit into processes... [-]

Master in Advanced European and International Studies – Nice-Tunis-Rome

Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
Campus 1 year October 2017 France Nice Tunisia Tunis Italy Rome + 3 more

The bilingual Master in Advanced European and International Studies-Mediterranean Studies takes place in Nice, Tunis and Rome. [+]

Best Part time Masters in Area studies 2017. Learning and living the Mediterranean The "Mediterranean studies" branch of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching,encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world. The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in Euro-­Mediterranean Studies and International Relations: The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme which aims to educate the next generation of Euro­Mediterranean decision­makers. Following the slogan “Learning and living the Mediterranean”, the participants rotate each trimester,moving their place of studies from Nice to Tunis and then to Rome. The MAEIS is a one -year ­programme, subdivided into three terms. Degree and recognition Students who successfully complete the programme are awarded two certifications at the end of the academic year: Master in Advanced European and International Studies: This is the diploma of CIFE, certifying the successful completion of the academic curriculum and granting 60 ECTS credits at Master level. The degree qualification Chargé de Mission en Organisations Européennes et Internationales (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations): This qualification is recognised by the French state as a degree at Master level (level 7 of the European Qualifications Framework EQF). Admission requirements This graduate programme is aimed at students who have already completed a first degree (minimum three years of study at university level). Furthermore, students must have an... [-]