Masters Programs in Comparative Cultural Studies

Compare 4 Masters Programs in Comparative Cultural Studies

Students often seek a master’s degree to achieve higher-order learning in areas of interest. While undergraduate degrees usually focus on broad surveys of a discipline, master’s degree programs tend to offer more intensive study paths on smaller topics. 

What is a Master in Comparative Cultural Studies? In a comparative cultural program, students use the lenses of sociology, anthropology, and psychology to study the ways different cultures have evolved and continue to change today. Students immerse themselves in media studies, using the literature, film, and arts of different cultures to gain insight into historical social trends and identify the idiosyncrasies that separate one culture from another. Increasingly, graduates also study the rising trends of globalization and how present-day events and technologies are expected to impact the shape of future cultures. Students may need to complete an internship, thesis, or both to finish their degrees.

Graduates are often well-versed in navigating sensitive cultural differences, trained in gathering cultural data, and practiced in respectful cultural critique. These abilities are not only vital for international careers but also enable students to be responsible members of the emerging global society.

Costs vary among institutions and are based on a multitude of different factors. To ensure programs fit their financial as well as scholastic needs, prospective learners should reach out to their universities of choice directly.

Holding a degree in comparative cultural studies can provide global employment opportunities. Cultural sensitivity and expertise are in high demand in fields such as diplomacy, politics, and education. Specific job titles usually held by graduates include media producer, museum administrator or director, social advocate, community coordinator, cultural researcher, and cross-cultural trainer. Students can find employment within private companies where their expertise can aid product development or within the public sector where their historical and political prowess can support international relations.

Because of its integrated use of media, a Master in Comparative Cultural Studies may be pursued locally or at a distance and is available from universities all around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA in comparative analysis of Mediterranean societies (cosmetic)

Ecole de Gouvernance et d'Economie de Rabat
Campus Full time August 2019 Morocco Rabat

The Master in Comparative analysis of Mediterranean societies (MSOC) aims to train winners mastering the fundamentals in the field of social sciences, that is to say, able to face the comparative analysis of political societies. In the wake of the industry Sociology Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Master COSM is based on an open-plan view of the social sciences while offering more specialized information: international relations, public and political communication, and cultural anthropology and ethnology. [+]

The Master in Comparative analysis of Mediterranean societies (MSOC) aims to train winners mastering the fundamentals in the field of social sciences, that is to say, able to face the comparative analysis of political societies. In the wake of the industry Sociology Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Master COSM is based on an open-plan view of the social sciences while offering more specialized information: international relations, public and political communication, and cultural anthropology and ethnology.

For several decades, the work and efforts of social sciences interested local authorities, companies, NGOs and associations. In a context of increasing specialization of knowledge, the mastery of a country or geographical area is often promoted as an essential professional skill. It becomes an "expert" forgetting that the understanding of political, social and economic phenomena especially demand a capacity of general and comparative analysis.... [-]


Master's degree in cultural policy and development

Open University Of Cyprus
Online Full time Part time 2 years September 2019 Cyprus Cyprus Online + 1 more

The subject of the Master's program "Cultural Policy and Development" is the exploitation and promotion of the culture of both cultural heritage and contemporary artistic creation as well as the culture of everyday life. The Program focuses on highlighting the public value of Culture, particularly in the context of modern challenges. [+]

Object of the postgraduate curriculum "Cultural Policy and Development" Is to exploit and promote the culture of both cultural heritage and contemporary artistic creation, as well as the culture of everyday life. The Program focuses on highlighting the public value of Culture, particularly in the context of modern challenges.

The aim of the Master's Program

The aim of the Program is to provide graduates with cognitive (theoretical and practical) and metacognitive (methodological, epistemological) skills that will allow them to understand in depth the added value that culture provides. The aim is also to provide specialized knowledge of rational and scientifically documented management of cultural resources and cultural capital to people who are or will be employed in the field of cultural management.... [-]


Master in History and Oriental Studies: Global Cultures

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Italy Bologna

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. [+]

Global Cultures Curriculum is intended to be a radically new approach to the humanities. Students are invited to critically analyse the “shock of the global” that is shaping our lives and societies and to abandon the traditional Eurocentric and state-centred approaches and methodologies. Hybridisation among methods and research fields, experimentation of new forms of interaction between academics and students, and a strong emphasis on cross-cultural and transnational connections are all essential elements for a new critical perspective in the study of past and present academic discourse.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme A community of students: students at GLOC feel they are part of an international community of scholars and friends International environment: students at GLOC have a chance to meet scholars, professors and friends coming from everywhere Renown faculty: students at GLOC can attend courses taught by Italian and invited international scholars well known in the field A non traditional teaching: students at GLOC can experiment new forms of interaction with their professors in and out of class Dedicated spaces: students at GLOC have their own classrooms, a meeting room for group works, and a common room to chat and relax Admission requirements ... [-]

Master in Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) (Part-Time)

Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University (FSV UK)
Campus Part time 2 years October 2019 Czech Republic Prague

The part-time study programme provides the opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full–time students, but all compulsory lectures take place during the term only in the afternoon of every Friday. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. [+]

Central European Comparative Studies (CECS) is a two-year English-language Master's degree programme, which focuses on the areas of Germany, Austria and the Visegrad Countries (the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary) with an overlap onto neighboring regions. It offers a thorough comparative and multidisciplinary understanding of the historical, political, economic and cultural developments of these countries. It focuses on comparative analysis in the following areas: political systems in the 20th century, political development since 1990, the economy, European integration, culture, and the history of society in the 19th and 20th centuries. It also offers students the chance to learn or improve their knowledge of some of the Slavonic languages of the area. The part-time study programme provides the opportunity to follow the same structured courses as full–time students, but all compulsory lectures take place during the term only in the afternoon of every Friday. Students attend the lectures and study on their own with the academic support of the tutors and professors. The part-time study programme takes two years and at the end students obtain the same Master-diploma as the full-time students. The legal student status is the same for part-time and full-time students. The part-time study offers students the possibility to connect their personal development with their job and/or family life.... [-]