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

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

78 Results in Area studies

Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation

University of Bonn
Online & Campus Combined Full-time 1 year Open Enrollment Germany Bonn

A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of renowned experts from all over the EU, you will be a part of an international group of young professionals with diverse backgrounds and experiences.


Master in Japan-Global Development

International University of Japan
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Japan Niigata

Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.* *JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP) ”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP. Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries.


Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full-time 2 years April 2019 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 in European Studies

Aarhus University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aarhus

The Master's degree programme in European studies is for anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science or humanistic subject who would like to add a European dimension to their education. The purpose of the degree programme is to give you general knowledge of European conditions, political as well as historical and cultural, to build on the insight you gained in your BA studies.


Master in European and Nordic Studies

University of Helsinki
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 Finland Helsinki

Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!


M.A. in Political Science: European Union Policy Studies

James Madison University
Campus Full-time 1 year August 2019 Italy Florence

Taught exclusively in Florence, Italy, the Master of Arts in political science program focuses on comparative and international politics. This program is designed to directly engage students in comparative and international politics via studies abroad and practical experience.


Executive Master in European Union Studies in Brussels

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Brussels + 1 more

IEE-ULB organizes an Executive Master’s degree, a customized training programme in English. Discover our Executive Master in European Union Studies.


TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.


Master in Asian studies: Master in Asia-Europe Relations. Exploring Business Opportunities

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

Asia-Europe Relations: Exploring Business Opportunities studies merge in an original and creative way teaching oriental languages effectively with the whole spectrum of social, economic, and cultural aspects of business practice in Asia and Europe and multilevel relations between them.


Master in European Union Studies and Human Rights

UCAM Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia
Campus Full-time Part-time 1 year October 2019 Spain Murcia Spain Online + 2 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.


Two-Year Master's Degree in European and International Studies MEIS

University of Trento School of International Studies
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Trento

The programme aims to provide students with those multidisciplinary tools and competences indispensable for a broad-based understanding of economic, legal, political and social transformations in the European and international contexts.


Master in European Governance

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full-time 4 semesters September 2019 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity.


Master in International Studies - Curriculum European Studies

University of Siena
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Italy Siena

The Second Cycle Degree Programme (Laurea Magistrale) in International Studies (LM-52) provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of law, economics, political science, sociology, history and languages.


Master's in Baltic Sea Region Studies

University of Latvia
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Latvia Riga

This is a two-year program providing an excellent opportunity to obtain an interdisciplinary Master`s degree in Baltic Sea region issues. The program offers education in humanities and several social and environmental disciplines, focusing on the Baltic Sea region countries. This is a joint-degree program set up in cooperation with four partner universities: the University of Turku in Finland, the University of Tartu in Estonia, the University of Latvia and Vytautas Magnus University in Lithuania. The programs are compatible, and this partnership enables student mobility within the program.


Master in Languages and Cultures of Africa

Saint Petersburg University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies.