Master's in Area studies in Sweden

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Area studies

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.

 

Sweden (Sverige) is the largest of the Nordic countries, with a population of about 9.5 million. It borders Norway and Finland and is connected to Denmark via the bridge of Öresund (Öresundsbron). Sweden has a strong tradition of being an open, yet discreet country.

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Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

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. [+]

Best Masters in Area studies in Sweden 2017. Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics) Dual Degree with the London School of Economics 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. It is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major European capitals. During the two year programme, dual degree students develop an understanding of the European project and acquire the professional competencies needed to work in the European affairs. During their first year in Paris, students are enrolled at Sciences Po, in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs. During their second year, students are enrolled at the LSE. Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: a Master's from Sciences Po and a Master's from LSE. Dual master's degree in European Affairs Programme The Master in European Affairs offers a broad knowledge of the legal, economic and political foundations of the European Union, as well as of the history and sociology of the European integration project. During the first year at Sciences Po, students are integrated within the Master European Affairs (MAE). They follow courses in English and French. Students of the dual degree attend a joint seminar providing an introduction to research on European affairs. Its aim is to familiarize students with the scientific literature on politics and governance in the European Union. Every week students meet scholars of the two universities, Sciences Po and LSE, to discuss about European politics and governance through different perspectives: from political theory to sociology and political science and from economy to law. The participation to these seminars permits to students of the dual degree to prepare themselves for the second year at LSE. The second year takes place within the European Institute of the LSE and students choose among three different MSc, depending on their interests and their professional project: Ideas, Ideology and Identities, European Political Economy or EU Politics. The second year at LSE is composed of three semesters. During the summer semester, students write a Master's thesis on a topic chosen during the school year. Admissions Students interested in the dual degree with the Master in European Affairs at Sciences Po and the European Institute at LSE should apply directly via the admissions website. Careers Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Examples of graduate careers: Policy Advisor at the OECD Analyst at the World Bank or World Food Programme Consultant at Accenture Budget economist at the Ministry of Finance International consultant in one of "the Big 4" worldwide audit firms (EY, KMPG, PwC, Deloitte) Contacts For questions related to the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs curriculum, please contact the Academic Advisor in charge of the policy stream that interests you. For questions related to the LSE curriculum, please send an email to the Institute of Public Affairs or the European Institute at the LSE. This is a dual degree with the London School of Economics. [-]

Master In European Affairs (dual Degree With Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]

Double degrees - Freie Universität Berlin Double degree in International Affairs and European Affairs Freie Universität Berlin, "free university" is a university founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from the University Unter den Linden in the Soviet part of the city. Located in Berlin's FU is one of the largest German universities with 35 500 students, including 15% foreigners. Went through the FU Berlin great personalities such as the President of the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Jutta Limbach, President of the European Parliament, Klaus Hänsch and the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily. Its Department of Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut is one of the most renowned in Europe. For more information on the Freie Universität Berlin To learn more about Sciences Po Check the settlement of tuition double degree Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. In France, the public sector and the private sector today are looking for French experts to help them better exchange, and work undertaken with Germany. Obtain two titles in two renowned institutions is a unique opportunity Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer. For over twenty years, both institutions have close relations based on full recognition of the lessons in each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German cycle integrated in political and social sciences founded in 1991 and reformed now has trained hundreds of students who occupy positions of responsibility in the European institutions or international financial institutions. admissions Recruitment is international. Can apply all students who have obtained a bachelor's degree Bachelor's or an equivalent academic degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, at least 60 ECTS in political science materials. Students may be candidates even if they are not students already enrolled at the Free University and Sciences Po. Selection is based on an online application designed by a joint committee composed of one representative from each institution. A very good knowledge of social and political structures in France and Germany is required. Each year, 20 students can be selected. This program is taught in English and German and optionally in French. Note: Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor program of the Freie Universität through the mixed selection Po-FU Berlin Sciences must refill the application. Admission is by no means automatic. Tuition fees and scholarships Students will settle their tuition fees at the institution where they are studying. The program is supported by the Franco-German University (UFA). Students may obtain a mobility aid granted by the UFA. The Alumni Association In 1995 was founded the Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein, whose name is intended to preserve the memory of Professor of OSI, which in the late 1980s, initiated the Franco-German integrated cycle between Sciences Po and the Freie Universität. It gathers cycle and Alumni students thereby build a strong European network. Its activities focus on three areas: regular meetings of its members, publication of a quarterly newsletter, the "Mail Paris-Berlin", and organizing conferences on major issues of European and Franco-German news. Thus, AGKV has strong links with the actors of the political, economic, social and cultural life in Europe. In fact, the former graduates of the cycle now occupy positions where their intercultural competence is especially highlighted. They are present at European and international level in very different sectors (business, consulting, international organizations, media, public service). The AGKV aims to facilitate exchanges between students and elders, exchanges should also be used to build networks useful for finding internships or to enter the professional world. Visit the website of the Alumni Association of the French-German Round: The Gerhard Kiersch Verein Association [-]

Master in European Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years

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. [+]

Best Masters in Area studies in Sweden 2017. 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" [-]

MA in Middle Eastern Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The programme offers courses in multiple focus areas as well as opportunities for attractive work placements and language training in the Middle East. [+]

Programme overview

The two-year international interdisciplinary Master’s pro­gramme in Middle Eastern Studies at the Centre for Mid­dle Eastern Studies (CMES) in Lund offers highly qualified students an opportunity to become experts on the Middle East. In addition, our education focuses on personal devel­opment, giving our students the necessary training and sup­port to be successful in their careers after their education.

CMES was selected in 2009 to initiate the research pro­gramme The Middle East in the Contemporary World as part of the Swedish Research Council’s strategic research areas. Since then, CMES has rapidly expanded into a truly inter­national hub for research, public information and cultural events focusing on the Middle East. The research being conducted at CMES has four research domains: (A) Democratization and Social Development in the Middle East; (B) Environment and Sustainable Development in the Middle East; (C) Middle East Migrations: Diasporas and Minorities in Globalized Societies and (D) Religion, Processes of Interpretation and Identity formation in the Middle East.... [-]


MSc in Asian Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. [+]

Programme overview

The Masters programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is a popular programme and the largest Masters programme in Asian Studies in Northern Europe. Our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.

The aim of this interdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about contemporary issues in Asia. Students gain expertise on contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise, based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose. Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of being affiliated with one of our partner universities in China (Peking University), Japan (Waseda University), South-East Asian (Kebangsan University) or India (Tata Institute of Social Sciences).... [-]


MSc in Development Studies

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Master of Science in Development Studies is an interdisciplinary social science Master's programme focusing on problems of poverty and human development. [+]

Programme overview

Are you interested in working with development related issues, with a focus on human development, poverty reduction and sustainability?

This programme is an interdisciplinary programme in social sciences, which deals with key issues in development as well as different theoretical perspectives to increase your understanding of the preconditions for and content of development. The objective of the programme is to provide you with the background knowledge and concrete skills to understand, assess and work in development-related fields, whether in direct poverty reduction or in other aspects of social and institutional development.

The medium of instruction is English. This means that lectures and seminars will be given in English and that examinations (including the master's thesis) will be in English.... [-]


MA in Religious Roots of Europe

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

The Religious Roots of Europe is a two-year Nordic Master's Programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Bergen, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. The programme focuses on Judaism, Islam and Christianity. [+]

Programme overview

The Religious Roots of Europe (RRE) is a two-year Nordic Master´s programme offered by the Centre for Theology and Religious Studies at Lund University in cooperation with the universities of Aarhus, Copenhagen, Helsinki and Oslo. The programme focuses on the formative periods of Judaism, Islam and Christianity, their common roots, early interaction and contributions to European culture. The programme prepares students for educational and social work in a multi-religious society or for research on the role of the three religions in European history and society. Through the programme students acquire detailed knowledge about the formation of the three religions and their interaction with one another, as well as skills relevant for any occupation or study where the role of the three religions is of importance.... [-]


Master's Programme in Archaeology - Theory and Practice

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within archaeology, cultural heritage and museology. [+]

Programme overview

This programme combines high scientific and theoretical standards with intensive practical training within Archaeology, Cultural Heritage and Museology. You will be trained in how to excavate and document the past, how to preserve artefacts and buildings and how to communicate your findings and research results to a wider audience.

Special features of the programme:

    Project-based learning     Archaeological Field School at the Viking Age site of Uppåkra     A wide range of courses with direct link to our professors' current research projects, like Buildings as Archaeology, Digital Archaeology With Focus on GIS and Virtual Reality. ... [-]

MSSc in International and European Relations

Linköping University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Sweden Linköping

The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. [+]

Best Masters in Area studies in Sweden 2017. The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. Programme description The master’s programme approaches issues related to European relations in the context of an international society and global governance. It is suitable for students with a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives, with a special focus on Europe and Europe’s role in world affairs. Students will be equipped with the skills necessary to face the challenges of an increasingly competitive and globalised labour market. The programme also provides a solid foundation for further studies and research in the general field of international and European relations. The programme is divided into four components, each equivalent to one term: International relations European relations International governance/Guided internship Master’s thesis The curriculum consists of topics ranging from international law and security, to European institutions and Europe’s external relations, theories of international relations and organisation, foreign policy analysis, contemporary issues of international governance, and research design and methodology. During the third term, students have the option of either taking courses with a general focus on international and global governance, or to pursue a guided internship with an organisation of relevance for international or European relations. By the end of the programme students will have developed an independent critical approach to complex global, and specifically European, issues. Furthermore, students will gain the skills and knowledge to contribute actively to important developments, either as practitioners or as researchers. Students will also be able to: Understand the history, theory and contemporary implications of international and European relations, as well as the forces that drive developments Acquire the tools to reflect upon and analyse the dynamics of contemporary international and European relations Develop an in-depth understanding of issues regarding international governance and their significance Independently design a research question, conduct inquiries and then report on scientific matters within international and European relations. The programme staff are engaged in research concerning international theory and the development of international norms and institutions, European security and foreign relations, regional development, political economy, federalism, policy analysis and political theory. Career opportunities The programme prepares students for a professional career in governmental institutions and in international public organisations, as well as in the private and non-governmental sectors. Graduates from the programme can be found today in such institutions, working with various aspects from running policy programmes to scientific research. The courses also provide a solid foundation for further studies and research within European and international studies. [-]