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224 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.

Many of the best programs are right at your fingertips. 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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Instituto Universitario de Investigación Ortega y Gasset
Madrid, Spain

The main objective of the Master's degree is to train specialists of excellence, with up-to-date preparation in work and management of the main areas of professional activity ... +

The main objective of the Master's degree is to train specialists of excellence, with up-to-date preparation in work and management of the main areas of professional activity of the so-called Cultural Industries. Specially designed for future professionals who want to work in foundations, museums and art galleries, cultural journalism, publishing houses, communication offices and cultural and artistic institutions. This Master has been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment and Accreditation (ANECA), attached to the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. The credits taken in the Master are recognized automatically for access to Doctoral studies at any University of the European Higher Education Area. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish, Spanish (Spain)
08 Oct 2021
04 Sep 2021
Campus
 
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, United Kingdom

During our online MA Intercultural Business Communication, you’ll explore the major theoretical, historical and contemporary contexts which continue to shape communication and ... +

During our online MA Intercultural Business Communication, you’ll explore the major theoretical, historical and contemporary contexts which continue to shape communication and collaboration between linguistically and culturally diverse organisations and individuals. Within an international trade context, you’ll get to know your audience preferences, deepening your understanding of how cultural difference can influence success or failure. -
MA
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Online
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 

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Franklin University Switzerland
Sorengo, Switzerland

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoreti ... +

Created in partnership with SDA Bocconi School of Management, this MA in Responsible Arts Management and Cultural Heritage is designed to provide both a practical and theoretical preparation for change-makers, future leaders and the next generation of art professionals. Through a rigorous curriculum and multicultural experience, the program strives towards preparing leaders for today’s international arts and heritage environment. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
English
17 Aug 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

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 tu ... +

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. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
05 Sep 2022
15 May 2022
Campus
 
HSE University
Moscow, Russia

The Master’s program in Comparative Social Research provides students with the theoretical and methodological skills they need to investigate and analyze similarities and diff ... +

The Master’s program in Comparative Social Research provides students with the theoretical and methodological skills they need to investigate and analyze similarities and differences among nations, cultures, and other social groups in order to understand the evolution of contemporary societies, social issues, and conflicts around the globe. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
10 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Malmö University
Malmö, Sweden

The programme will encourage you to think expansively and creatively about how culture is produced and reproduced, and why it is still contested terrain. We explore and ask qu ... +

The programme will encourage you to think expansively and creatively about how culture is produced and reproduced, and why it is still contested terrain. We explore and ask questions about issues of power, representation, memory, silence, and place. The programme will help you to bridge theory and practice, and to develop research interests in collaboration with external stakeholders. If you have ever considered working in the arts, policy-making, cultural administration, or even pursuing a PhD, this might be the ideal programme for you. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
30 Aug 2021
Campus
 
Universidad Internacional de Andalucía UNIA
Seville, Spain

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes th ... +

The Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia organize the Master's Degree in Human Rights, Interculturality and Development, which proposes the construction of a comprehensive and contextualized vision of the concept of Human Rights in the European sphere. In this sense, we connect with the efforts being made from Europe to establish avenues for Development Cooperation with Latin America and Africa. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Nov 2021
06 Oct 2021
Online & Campus Combined
Campus
Online
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in Arts and Culture is a top-rated program in the Netherlands with a wide range of courses, methods, and a theoretically strong department that is constantly working on ... +

The MA in Arts and Culture is a top-rated program in the Netherlands with a wide range of courses, methods, and a theoretically strong department that is constantly working on the latest developments in the arts-world and cultural sector. You are going to study in a stimulating international environment, with a lively art scene, and be instructed by a team of motivated international staff members that collaborate across national and disciplinary boundaries. -
MA
Full-time
12 months
Dutch, English
01 Sep 2021
Campus
 
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Culture, Organization, and Management (COM) at VU Amsterdam is like no other. It offers a unique perspective by drawing close to organizational practice. We teach you to look ... +

Culture, Organization, and Management (COM) at VU Amsterdam is like no other. It offers a unique perspective by drawing close to organizational practice. We teach you to look behind the scenes and focusing on both individual’s lived experiences and the wider social context. -
MSc
Full-time
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Tourism has developed into one of the prime industries in the global economy. The MA in Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional ... +

Tourism has developed into one of the prime industries in the global economy. The MA in Tourism and Culture will train you as an academic expert and an innovative professional in the field of cultural tourism. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Mar 2022
Campus
 
Rome Business School
Rome, Italy

An exclusive program designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of ... +

An exclusive program designed for motivated international participants aiming at getting world-class competencies and at developing a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture. -
MA
Part-time
12 months
English
Oct 2021
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

In this top-ranked programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought ... +

In this top-ranked programme, you will acquire a solid background in cultural economics and research methods. You will learn about the latest developments in economic thought related to art markets and creative industries, and you deal with cutting-edge approaches to cultural entrepreneurship. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
05 Sep 2022
15 May 2022
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

In this programme, you study the complex interplay between tourism, culture and society. You will learn to find creative, yet critical solutions to challenges in the tourism i ... +

In this programme, you study the complex interplay between tourism, culture and society. You will learn to find creative, yet critical solutions to challenges in the tourism industry. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
05 Sep 2022
15 May 2022
Campus
 
Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication - Erasmus University Rotterdam
Rotterdam, Netherlands

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty o ... +

The two-year Research Master’s Program in the Sociology of Culture, Media and the Arts is offered by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication and the Faculty of Social Sciences. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
05 Sep 2022
15 May 2022
Campus