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165 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, cultura… Read more

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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University of Birmingham - College of Arts and Law
Birmingham, United Kingdom

This programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and i ... +

This programme is aimed at those who wish to acquire both a deeper understanding of the concepts and processes surrounding World Heritage in its cultural forms (tangible and intangible), its natural forms and as cultural landscapes. This course will provide you with necessary skills that will allow you to critically appraise and effectively manage World Heritage and its impacts in a sustainable manner. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2020
Campus
Online
Sheffield Hallam University
Sheffield, United Kingdom

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience. Who is it for: our ... +

Gain the key skills to work in the cultural sector, a thorough grounding in cultural policy and theory with practical management skills and work experience. Who is it for: our students range from those who come straight from an undergraduate degree to those already working in the cultural sector; full-time or part-time options enable you to study alongside work and other commitments. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
12 - 24 months
English
Campus
University Of Bergamo
Bergamo, Italy

The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature; The comparative study of these traditions from a compar ... +

The acquisition of a full understanding of the history, philological study and criticism of Western art and literature; The comparative study of these traditions from a comparative point-of-view, paying attention to the contact and interconnections between the major Western European and American cultural traditions, from classical era to present day. -
Master
Full-time
Italian
Oct 2020
Campus
KU Leuven
Leuven, Belgium

The Master in Cultural Studies addresses different facets of culture as a socially embedded practice. Formed from a thorough appreciation of cultural expressions such as liter ... +

The Master in Cultural Studies addresses different facets of culture as a socially embedded practice. Formed from a thorough appreciation of cultural expressions such as literature, fine arts, dance, heritage and events, and their translation into a diversity of media formats, the program tries to connect theoretical reflection with practical realization via an apprenticeship in the cultural sector. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
Masaryk University Faculty of Arts
Brno, Czech Republic

The program combines literary and linguistic instruction and provides a broader cultural overview of the countries in North America, combining both Anglophone and Francophone ... +

The program combines literary and linguistic instruction and provides a broader cultural overview of the countries in North America, combining both Anglophone and Francophone and Spanish-speaking regions, from Canada to the United States through Mexico and the Caribbean. The program is designed so that the students gain an overview of each of the two cultural areas at the same time and are instructed on their mutual linguistic, literary, and cultural influences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
05 Oct 2020
Campus
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)
Mainz, Germany

Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s program in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of core mod ... +

Proceeding from a solid foundation in literary history and theory, Mainz University’s master’s program in English Literature and Culture offers the perfect mixture of core modules on mainstream literary topics and ample opportunity for students to develop and follow their own interests. It builds upon the BA program in English Literature and Culture at Mainz University but also welcomes applicants from English Literature programs elsewhere in Germany, Europe, and other parts of the world. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
Ca' Foscari University of Venice

If you are interested in nanotechnologies, then this programme provides you with a strong multidisciplinary training in material science, chemistry and biology that will allow ... +

If you are interested in nanotechnologies, then this programme provides you with a strong multidisciplinary training in material science, chemistry and biology that will allow you to become an expert in the design and synthesis of new bio/nanomaterials. The programme pairs lectures and laboratory classes that teach you how to prepare bio/nanomaterials, exploring their chemical-physical characteristics, properties, methods of preparation and applications. During your studies, you are given the chance to carry out an internship and learn on the job at research laboratories and companies both in Italy and abroad. Thanks to the skills and knowledge you gain from this master’s degree, you will be able to work in the technical sectors of companies that produce, market, transform or develop materials, or further your education with a doctoral degree. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese
Campus
Leuphana University Luneburg
Lüneburg, Germany

Con­ti­nuing a well-es­ta­blis­hed tra­di­ti­on of cul­tu­ral sci­en­ces in Lüne­burg, Leu­pha­na's Mas­ters pro­gram­me in Culture, Arts and Media en­ga­ges the di­sci­pli­ne ... +

Con­ti­nuing a well-es­ta­blis­hed tra­di­ti­on of cul­tu­ral sci­en­ces in Lüne­burg, Leu­pha­na's Mas­ters pro­gram­me in Culture, Arts and Media en­ga­ges the di­sci­pli­nes of the hu­ma­nities and the so­ci­al sci­en­ces in an in­ter­di­sci­pli­na­ry dia­lo­gue. -
MA
Full-time
3 - 4 semesters
English
Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The University Master's Degree in Sociocultural Analysis of Knowledge and Communication is a postgraduate degree promoted by the departments of Sociology V (Sociological Theor ... +

The University Master's Degree in Sociocultural Analysis of Knowledge and Communication is a postgraduate degree promoted by the departments of Sociology V (Sociological Theory) -currently Department of Sociology: Methodology and Theory- of the Faculty of Political Sciences and Sociology, and Journalism III (General Theory of Information) -currently Department of Journalism and New Media- of the Faculty of Information Sciences of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid . -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 semesters
Spanish
Sep 2020
Campus
Royal Holloway University of London
Egham, United Kingdom

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aime ... +

The MA in Consumption, Culture & Marketing is an interdisciplinary masters programme that draws together content and teaching from both marketing and sociology. It is aimed at individuals who want to think intellectually about the world, enjoy being challenged and are curious about business practice. Overview -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2020
Campus
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and t ... +

The subject of the Academic Master programme “Learning and Communication in Multilingual and Multicultural Contexts” is the study of multilingualism and multiculturalism and the issues raised by these themes in a society which is today characterized more and more by mobility, migration and diversity. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English, German, French
Campus
University of Nottingham Malaysia
Semenyih, Malaysia

The MA in Media, Communications and Culture provides you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a research degree or to develop professional skil ... +

The MA in Media, Communications and Culture provides you with the theoretical and analytical training required to continue to a research degree or to develop professional skills relevant to working at management level in the fields of media and communications policy and industry. The course will develop your specialist knowledge of key research methods, which will be supplemented by specific empirical examples and case studies to increase your understanding and critical awareness of the dynamics of media transformation and the challenges this creates within politics, business, public administration and everyday life. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English (UK)
Sep 2020
Campus
Bath Spa University
Bath, United Kingdom

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course.

Combine placements and projects with robust conceptual thinking through this dynamic MA course. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
Campus
USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Lugano, Switzerland

The most comprehensive program in intercultural communication for professionals working with diversity. Distributed across 18 modules in 3 countries, the MAS comprises 8 weeks ... +

The most comprehensive program in intercultural communication for professionals working with diversity. Distributed across 18 modules in 3 countries, the MAS comprises 8 weeks of study and 1 online module, plus a Thesis/Field Project. -
Master
Part-time
8 weeks
English
Nov 2020
15 Sep 2020
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
Protestant Theological University
Amsterdam, Netherlands +1 More

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year ... +

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus

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