Masters Programs in Cultural Studies

Compare 101 Masters Programs in Cultural Studies

Taking a master's degree course is often an important step in refining one's understanding of or proficiency in a given topic. Students should expect a rigorous focus on a specific area of interest.

What is a Master in Cultural Studies? Culture, generally speaking, is the set of artifacts and practices that constitute human interaction and communication. As this is a relatively broad term, cultural studies programs tend to have many different specializations. At the master's level, one might expect to encounter studies of seminal thinkers, important forms of art, specific historical periods or the culture of certain economic theories. These programs might take students anywhere from two to six years to complete, depending on their schedules and the coursework required.

Culture is a major economic factor, and the understanding of it might provide an advantage when making various business decisions. The rigor and knowledge cultivated during a master's degree program could also provide students the foundation for the successful pursuit of a doctoral degree.

Master's programs tend to represent a significant investment, both financially and in terms of time. Students should make sure they have all the recent information by contacting the school directly with questions about tuition.

Cultural studies degree holders might be ideal candidates for various positions in media companies. A marketing manager at a film production company could conceivably use the detailed knowledge of film history and understanding of current cultural practice to predict the consumption patterns for a particular product and plan strategies accordingly. A graduate might also choose to use the knowledge gained in one of these programs to advance an academic career, proceeding to a doctoral research program in cultural studies.

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Official Master's Degree In Contemporary Culture, Literature, Art Institutions And Cultural Communication

Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Campus Full time 1 year May 2018 Spain Madrid

This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. This program leads to the title of University Master's Degree in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development from the International University Menéndez Pelayo, organized in collaboration with the University Institute Ortega y Gasset Research. The credits earned in the Master are recognized automatically for access to doctoral studies in any university in the European Higher Education. GOALS The Master in International Cooperation and Public Policy Management, Programs and Projects Development It aims to meet the demand for technical experts in international cooperation caused by the existence of a growing number of actors who bring resources in this area. First, even in a recessionary context like the present, developed countries disbursing significant resources in terms of Official Development Assistance (ODA) channeled through actors various such as multilateral agencies, development NGOs, agencies of state cooperation, regional and local or several ministerial departments. Second, a growing number of developing countries are driving political force with South-South cooperation, being one of the most transformative events current aid system. Among these actors of South-South Cooperation, Latin American countries are playing a leading role, as they have managed to become international benchmarks in this area through the efforts of systematization of their practices and re-conceptualization of cooperation they are doing. Finally, it also grows in the corporate commitment to various organizations with the implementation of cooperation programs in those countries where they are installed, promoting Corporate Social Responsibility policies that seek to align with the development agenda. The... [-]

Master in Migration Studies (MIMS)

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA San Francisco Mexico Mexico City + 2 more

The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). [+]

Preparing professionals and leaders to address the needs of migrants and refugees around the world. With more than 230 million global citizens living outside their home countries, international migration is one of the most critical issues facing the global community in the 21st century. The challenges that these global citizens face are the focus of this Master’s program, which prepares professionals to better the lives of migrants and refugees throughout the world. Students study topics of global migration with top researchers, professors, project practitioners, and policy makers in the field of migration studies. The program includes one semester of studies at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. Graduates are prepared for careers in local, state and national governmental agencies; policy think tanks and policy and planning consulting firms; community-based non profits and non-governmental organizations; international agencies; advocacy and public interest organizations; philanthropic organizations and foundations; and other private-sector entities. Program Details The Master in Migration Studies is a two-year, 34-unit program. Students start the program at the University of San Francisco in the first semester followed by a semester at the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City (classes are conducted in English). The entire second year of study is offered at the University of San Francisco. The program consists of six core courses (required), four special topics courses, and four one-unit research seminars. Summer immersions and fieldwork are available throughout the world – including opportunities offered worldwide by the more than 200 Jesuit universities and Jesuit-affiliated institutes and social service agencies. Courses... [-]

Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part time 14 - 18 months September 2017 Switzerland Lugano

Part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources. Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying. [+]

Enrich your professional profile in the public or private sector with high-level intercultural competencies!

 

New edition starting October 2, 2017

The Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC) is a part-time postgraduate program for professionals engaged in managing operational or strategic situations in a multicultural context and in managing multicultural human resources.

 

Founded in 2004, MIC is the only academic program in Intercultural Communication of its kind in Europe that allows you to pursue your professional activity while studying.

 

As part of our program you will: Achieve a higher comprehension of your own culture and the culture of others. Develop a laser focus in analyzing multicultural situations; Gain the necessary skills for mediating conflicts and creating effective solutions; Challenge yourself in intercultural strategic sessions in Asia, N. Africa, and Europe, Make an immediate impact in your organization. ... [-]


Master's Degree In International Studies Francophones

UAM Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Campus Full time Part time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Madrid + 1 more

The Master in International Studies Francophones aims to advanced study of the language and French and Francophone culture from a professional European Higher Education Area multidisciplinary, scientific and humanistic perspective adapted to the new academic, cultural requirements, and. [+]

The Master in International Studies Francophones It aims to advanced study of the language and French and Francophone culture from a professional European Higher Education Area multidisciplinary, scientific and humanistic perspective adapted to the new academic, cultural requirements, and. The MEIF is aimed at graduates who are interested in French and Francophone studies from the academic and research perspective, and professionals from various fields and sectors, for which the knowledge of the language and French culture, international communication and intercultural skills constitute a tool specialization and career development within the framework of a labor market where multilingualism and multiculturalism are values ​​rise. The curriculum comprises a compulsory core module, multidisciplinary and transversal nature, which is committed to training in the core concepts for defining the spaces of the Francophonie. These contents, which can move between different disciplines, branch out in different thematic modules that constitute a specialized development of each of them: "Thought and artistic and literary creation: cultural transfers"; "Communication and language skills transfer"; "Translation and Interpretation: Fundamentals and practice"; "Professional Applications: communication, management and mediation." In addition to the thematic modules, the curriculum includes an elective practices in professional and academic environments. These modules comprise a whole a wide range of disciplines that allow students to obtain advanced training both in the field of research specializing in language, literature, culture, civilization and linguistic French and francophone, as in various professional fields related to the Francophonie : university education and research, non-university education, educational activities, bilingual programs, translation and... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Üsküdar

The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political Science and International Relations, and History. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. Cultural Studies: What does it study and how? Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing. Major topics and concerns of Cultural Studies are: media and culture industry, cultural policies and popular culture; film, art and literature; visual culture and visual technologies; language, image, symbolic structures and ideologies; identity and subjectivity; class, gender, race and ethnicity; cultural history; colonialism and post-colonial world; globalization, global and local cultures; Orientalism and Westernism; cultural power and hegemony; cultural aspects of politics and public sphere; cultural difference, dissidence, and resistance, sub-cultures; new media and technologies, changing notions of time and space. Cultural Studies at İstanbul Şehir University: Approach and Philosophy The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political Science and International... [-]

Master in Cultural Sociology

Masaryk University Faculty of Social Studies
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Brno

The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. [+]

The Cultural Sociology Master’s degree seeks for students with a strong interest in the development of contemporary societies, who want to research topics such as globalization, migration, popular culture, changes in identity and societal transformations. The program is intended for full-time study, with a standard length of 4 semesters. It is offered to students who have already earned an undergraduate degree in the fields of humanities, social sciences, political science or other related fields. To earn the diploma, students must obtain 120 ECTS credits for coursework, successfully complete a thesis (about 20 000 words in length) and pass the final examination. The program builds on a well-established tradition of research and teaching in the field of cultural sociology at Masaryk University’s Department of Sociology. The points of interest range from organizational and popular culture to religion and urban studies, yet the two topical areas which give the program its particular profile are the study of ethno-national boundaries (including, e.g., migration and transnationalism) and the study of collective memory (including, e.g., generational memory and collective trauma). Today, the research and teaching activities in the field evolve around the Department’s Center for Cultural Sociology. Although the Center was formally instituted only in 2008, its foundation already reflected the many courses – focusing, for example and besides the above mentioned topics, on civic culture, identity formation, gender and sexuality, race, anti-Semitism and protest culture – which had long been offered by the Department in its various study programs. Many of the Center’s activities... [-]

Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society

Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Rotterdam + 1 more

In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. Master in Arts and Culture Studies with a specialisation in Arts, Culture and Society Why choose Arts, Culture and Society in Rotterdam? In the Master’s programme Arts, Culture and Society we teach you the skills to advise and become part of cultural organisations. After graduation, you will be the expert to turn to for knowledge about cultural marketing, or for a better understanding of the audience’s tastes and motivations. Arts, Culture and Society offers a unique approach that integrates present-day modes of production, distribution and consumption of arts and culture beyond and across national cultural boundaries. You are trained to envision new possibilities and establish new models for the organisation of arts and culture, using cutting-edge insights onto policy, marketing, audiences and education. Careers This Master’s programme is ideally suited to true culture lovers who wish to turn their passion into a career. We prepare you for management, policy or communication positions with companies and cultural institutions such as museums, theatre companies and orchestras, broadcasters and publishers. But also if your ambition is a policy or management position with the government or a role in academic education and research, this programme is an excellent choice. About the specialisation: Arts, Culture & Society In this specialisation of the Master Arts and Culture Studies, you will gain knowledge and get a better understanding of development, establishment and strategies of the international art world. You will study these aspects in relation to developments in society as a whole. After... [-]

European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations (EMMIR)

University of Oldenburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Germany Oldenburg

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. [+]

EMMIR is the European Master in Migration and Intercultural Relations. It is the first African-European Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Migration Studies. The first cohort set out to study in September 2011; since 2013 the programme is fully accredited by the national agencies as part of the European pilot project JOQAR. EMMIR is jointly run by three African and four European universities, facilitated by a wider network of partners. Various associate organsiations on the regional, national and international level provide significant assistance for student internships and graduate's employment. The seven partner institutions ans potential hosts during your studies are: - University of Oldenburg, Germany (coordinating) - Ahfad University for Women, Omdurman, Sudan - Mbarara University for Science & Technology, Uganda - University of Nova Gorica, Slovenia - University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic - University of Stavanger, Norway - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa EMMIR is a unique study programme focusing on migration through an intercultural approach. It provides profound theoretical skills in migration studies combined with field work in Europe and Africa. It is designed as a multidisciplinary programme that addresses important contemporary issues in an emerging field of study. EMMIR includes study periods in both Europe and Africa. Students' mobility is understood as a key to mutual understanding of different views and cultures of migration and movement and will sharpen intercultural sensitivity. EMMIR students become acquainted with different cultures and academic traditions and gain knowledge about migration issues in internships. They will gain profound skills and... [-]

Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months Open Enrollment Malaysia Subang Jaya + 1 more

The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. Dual recognition and certification by The Master of Philosophy (Food Studies) aims to groom graduates into highly qualified professionals who are experts in the field of Food Studies. To achieve this, Taylor’s University and University Toulouse Jean Jaurès (UT2J) have designed a comprehensive curriculum which encompasses research skills, anthropology and sociology of food, understanding of the different food cultures, food trends and business outlook, socio-political issues on food nutrition and public health and much more. Programme Advantage The only Malaysian university with a ‘Chair of Food Studies: Food, Cultures and Health’ – Prof. Dr. Jean Pierre Poulain. He maintains an emphasis in food studies, contributes to academic programmes and provides advice to students and faculty members. A French socio-anthropologist, Prof. Dr. Poulain has a long and successful career in the field of food studies and hospitality education in both academic and international life. He has published numerous books, book chapters and articles, as well as actively delivered keynote and conference presentations around the world on topics such as food sociology, food heritage and tourism practices. The only Food Studies programme to offer Global Field Research Programme (GRP) which provides the opportunity for conducting fieldwork abroad. Students have the exciting opportunity to conduct research work for their thesis abroad if it is focused on a food-related topic specific to a particular country for 3 – 6 months. Choose from an international network of partner universities for research in countries such as France, Spain, Italy, Hong Kong and... [-]

Masters in Historical Studies

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 India Delhi

The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. [+]

The School of Historical studies The School of Historical Studies (SHS) is a dynamic community of faculty members and graduate students, engaged in a systematic and rigorous enquiry into some of the fundamental questions that concern historical experiences within and beyond Asia. The five thrusts of the School, Archaeology, Asian Interconnections, Art History, Global History and Economic History, are built on the foundation of ancient Nalanda, chiefly its role as a conduit of India's vibrant intellectual, religious and economic linkages with the world, and the aim of the School Of Historical Studies is to open new frontiers of knowledge on interconnections between history, memory and time in Asian and non-Asian cultural, historical and philosophical contexts is also inspired and sustained by the glorious scholastic legacy of ancient Nalanda. Students in the School of Historical Studies will gain an incisive knowledge of comparative and trans-regional history as well as global history, and develop a thorough understanding of methodological and theoretical issues, critical for multidisciplinary historical research. The overriding aim of SHS is to equip students with the required skill and capability to carry out original and innovative research based on archaeological findings, archival sources in classical and modern languages and field research. The School of Historical Studies encourages collaborative research with students and faculty from affiliated universities and institutions, study abroad experience, and training in an Indian and/or a foreign language. Students are expected to pursue interdisciplinary research, choose courses relevant to their research interests in other disciplines/schools and study a... [-]

Master Sociology

West Catholic University - Université Catholique de l’Ouest
Campus Full time September 2017 France Angers

This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. This Master trains future professionals to understand and analyze the territorial transformations to propose, design, implement development projects. Multidisciplinary reading of societal change makes students responsible for the implementation and facilitation of innovative regional projects tailored, original and effective. From a solid background to the applications, methods and tools of social intervention (survey, interview, statistics, observation ...), three skill areas are possible at the end of two years of training: 1. Surveys, studies, diagnosis and evaluation 2. Animation territories, project management 3. Supervision and direction of the ESS structures TRAINING OBJECTIVES Through the joint training seminar / course, Master of the graduates are able to: - be part of the logic of a local authority or a company ESS - enter the public policy issues and design local application - mobilizing pertinently diagnostic tools and project management - developing and facilitating partnerships and networks - to conduct and implement participatory Shares and Development - lead and develop an organization of the SSE. ADMISSION - For entry into M1: hold a degree in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent. - For entry into M2: hold a Master 1 (or Master's) in sociology, ethnology, social sciences or equivalent, or having validated a minimum of four years in business school. - Training intake possible by the continuous validation procedure. - The registration form is available at: www.uco.fr TUITION FEES 2014-2015 - From € 3,200 / year (based on revenue) - Training for eligible higher education scholarships. - Training and... [-]

Master in Global Studies

VID Specialized University
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 Norway Oslo

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. [+]

The School of Mission and Theology (MHS) offers a Master's Program in Global Studies. It is a two-year intensive academic course of study, 120 ECTS credits. With specialisation in Religious Studies, Christian Studies or Study of Cultures and Intercultural Communication. The Master's Program provides students with awareness, insights and tools essential for understanding diverse cultural relations and multicultural settings in Norway, and globally. At the end of the program the students should have developed a professional appreciation of the international and intercultural challenges that affect our globalised world. The course will allow the students to develop intercultural interaction skills and personal cultural sensitivity, useful for employment in a variety of multicultural settings. International field work, internships and dialogue with organisations and businesses during the studies will enhance the possibilities for future employment. The multicultural field is expanding in Norway, and students with a Master's Degree in Global Studies will also have opportunities as teachers of different subjects requiring professional global competence. Objective The objective of the study is to enhance the professional competence (knowledge, skills and attitudes) of students preparing for careers that involve significant international and/or intercultural contact through professional education and research with particular reference to theology, religious studies, and intercultural communication. The study can also give students who already have been involved in international or intercultural careers an opportunity to reflect more systematically on their global experience in a scientific and methodological way, leading to the attainment of academic credits for their life experiences. Language All lectures... [-]

Master in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa

Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Venice

This Second Cycle Degree Programme provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. This degree programme allows students to achieve proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, and gain an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference. Students will also acquire sound knowledge of socio-linguistic and communication processes, as well as familiarity with IT and electronic means of communication, both in general and with reference to their language of specialisation. Link to the Degree Programme page Link to the apply procedure page Access to the programme Unrestricted, with the evaluation of minimum curricular requirements. Admission requirements To be admitted to this Second Cycle Degree Programme students must possess a proper individual educational background and the minimum curricular requirements. A certified knowledge of English at minimum level B2 is also required: the assessment will be done at enrollment. Languages available: Arabic, Chinese/English, Chinese, Japanese Curricula available Language, politics and economics of Arabic countries Language and Management to China Language, society and institutions of contemporary China Language, economics and institution of Japan Occupational profiles Second-cycle graduates may be employed in businesses and financial institutions operating in Asian and North African markets, in national and international public organisations, within volunteers’ facilities and institutions operating in co-operation and development sectors. They may also perform their professional activity in organisations and institutions in the field of economic, social and cultural integration, within sectors of specialised press and technical-scientific publishing, and in specialist... [-]

M.A. Geography: Culture, Environment and Tourism

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Passau

This accredited master's programme in Geography allows you to combine regional science and tourism research and specialise in one of seven cultural world regions while learning the corresponding foreign language. This subject combination is unique in Germany. [+]

About the programme This accredited master's programme in Geography allows you to combine regional science and tourism research and specialise in one of seven cultural world regions while learning the corresponding foreign language. This subject combination is unique in Germany. The programme features compulsory modules in business, economics and cultural studies, based on the University's tremendously successful International Cultural and Business Studies (ICBS) programme. While studying this programme, you will develop the skill set required to tackle complex issues in regional development and tourism using integrative and interdisciplinary approaches. In-depth regional knowledge and extensive intercultural competence round off the profile of this hands-on programme of study. Features A combination of subjects that is unique in Germany Core subjects: cultural and environmental geography; regional science and tourism; management and marketing; and interdisciplinary regional and tourism analysis Specialise in a world region of your choice and learn the corresponding language Make your own research projects part of the programme, focusing on regional studies and tourism Programme syllabus The programme consists of three module groups: A) Core modules The core modules give you an overview of the principle topics and problems of the relevant geographic subjects (cultural and environmental geography, regional studies and tourism) in regional contexts, as well as management and marketing. During the ‘Vor Ort’ excursion at the beginning of the programme you will have an opportunity to discuss fundamental questions of tourism and regional development with other students, lecturers and guest speakers. You will complete the following four core modules... [-]

Master's Degree In Art History And Visual Culture

Jaume I University (Universitat Jaume I)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Spain Castellón

Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. [+]

Masters in Cultural Studies. Studies have ambition to transmit to the graduates in art history and related disciplines legacy of knowledge and skills developed by the discipline in his century of academic institutionalization, whose acquisition is essential to understand and critically evaluate both the artistic object as its creation process. Since undergraduate (and further grade) offer general training, the graduate is the ideal framework for a specialized formation defined criteria of academic excellence and scientific interest. Coordination: Victor Mínguez Cornelles. Department of History, Geography and Art. UJI. Coordinating university: U. of Valencia-Estudi General Interuniversity with: Universitat Jaume I Number of credits: 60 ECTS credits Duration: one academic year (October 2017 / June 2018) Mode: (October 2017 / June 2018) Language of teaching: Spanish Price: pending publication (2016: € 46.20 / credit) [-]