Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.
Students who complete a part of their degree in Asia are growing in numbers. Currently, the second and the third biggest economies are in Asia. Without limitation, students have described their time in Asia as the best experience of their lives. Today, three of the four most populated countries of the world are in Asia: China, India, and Indonesia.
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This program offers interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and even transdisciplinary studies on culture and society, taking into account studies issues such as gender, race, class, ethnicity, religiosity, and sexuality in media and other forms of cultural sites. [+]
The program supports and contributes to the debates and exchange of knowledge and ideas in contemporary culture. The research conducted by both the students and lecturers in the program display the dialogues among different theories and approaches in their investigation of contemporary issues.AIM / TARGET GROUPS / DURATION
Graduates of the Master’s Degree Program in Cultural Studies are expected to have the knowledge of cultural theories and practices, and contribute significant ideas in the study of contemporary culture, both nationally and internationally. Course duration is 24 months (2 years), on a fulltime basis.TITLE
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Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established in August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. [+]
Master Program in Hakka Social and Cultural Studies, the first Hakka academic research and educational organization in Taiwan, was established in August 2003. Taiwan is a multicultural society, with a variety of ethnic groups that speak different languages, for example, the aboriginal, Holo, Hakka, etc. This makes Taiwan a society of rich cultural heritage. Our program provides students with interdisciplinary courses on issues of Hakka society and culture in Taiwan and overseas, such as China and Southeast Asia. Moreover, students are trained how to conduct fieldwork in local fields as one of the main research methods. With both theoretical and empirical training, students will gain a holistic portrait of Hakka Social and Cultural Studies.... [-]
The program provides extensive training in the field of the cultural studies of the Arctic, whilst encouraging students to design, to analyze, to research in the sphere of cultural dynamics of the Arctic region, comparative studies and global studies, to create the scientific and practical innovative projects aimed on the system solution of issues in the field of preservation and representation of traditional forms of culture, cultural policy implementation in the field of the maintenance of ethnocultural diversity and pluralism in the Arctic region. [+]
MISSION OF THE MASTER PROGRAM “CULTURAL DIMENSION OF THE ARCTIC” is to create knowledge system about fundamental principles and regularities of processes and mechanisms of development and creation of cultural images of the Arctic, their scientific, philosophical, religious and mythological, art reconstruction, representation, interpretation, and broadcasting in modern society. The program will contribute to steady life support and activity of indigenous ethnic groups, preservation of ethnocultural diversity in the Arctic region.
PRELIMINARY LIST OF MAIN COURSESTechnologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. The Arctic as a special territory of heritage. Reserved ethnocultural landscapes of the Arctic. Traditional cultural practices of inhabitants of the Arctic region. Ethnocultural self-identification of indigenous people of the Arctic in the changing world: traditional values and modernization. Art development of the Arctic. Arctic art. Contemporary cultural practices: the Arctic tourism, ethno-art, design. Preservation and actualization of cultural heritage in the Arctic (historical and cultural monuments, objects of sea heritage, memorable places of polar expeditions; mentality, traditions, folklore). ... [-]
“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. [+]
“History and Heritage” can be defined as an area of interdisciplinary studies. It involves research and teaching in the fields of History, History of Art and Heritage. In this program, students will learn about the specific historical and cultural contexts, the heritage and the pertaining identity not only of Macau (a declared UNESCO World Heritage in 2005) but also of the Pearl River Delta Region as well as of South and East Asia at large. This historical connection between all the countries involved is the ground of study and investigation of this Program. The conservation, study, and management of the natural heritage of Macau in particular and South and East Asia, in general, can then be considered as the features of expertise of this program.... [-]
IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space. [+]
IMARES is the oldest of the international MA programs currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg and has been available to students since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - IMARES has changed and developed over the past 18 years. The program not only examines the past but also interprets the most up to date events unfolding in this fascinating region. By combining analyses of past and present, our students gain a deep understanding of the political, economic, social, and cultural dynamics of the post-Soviet space.Why Study Eurasia?
In its various forms (the Russian Empire, the Soviet Union, and the post-Soviet space), Eurasia has been the scene of some of the world’s most spectacular dramas during the last three centuries, including the rise and fall of empires and the successes and stagnations of strikingly different political and economic systems. It has followed a path from one of the world’s largest empires to the birth of nation-states. It has been the battleground for the Napoleonic War, Civil War, and the horrors of two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of the autocratic monarchy, socialism and fragile democracy, atheism and religious fundamentalism, and multiculturalism and ethnic conflict. Russia, Central Asia, the South Caucasus and Russia’s western neighbors have been testing the ground for political and economic theories, which left legacies that are still felt today. IMARES enables students to learn about the geopolitical space,... [-]
The comparative study of business models and best practices of management in the cross-culture environment useful for the international companies doing business in Russia as well as for the Russian companies working abroad. [+]
The comparative study of business models and best practices of management in the cross-culture environment useful for the international companies doing business in Russia as well as for the Russian companies working abroad.
The purpose of the program is to train experts up to a world-class level in the field of international management so they will have a knowledge of modern economic and management theory, the real-life expertise of the leading Russian and international companies, and the skills to apply this knowledge in the real international business.
The program is focused distinctly on theoretical and practical aspects of international management and thus on comparative research on the business and economic models of cross-culture management, and as well on the best practices of companies working in Russia and abroad.... [-]
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.... [-]
Established in 2000, the Department is the first and still the only place in the Chinese-speaking world with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty of staff committed exclusively to the teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies. [+]
Duration: 2 years (Full-time)
Place: Hong Kong
Established in 2000, the Department of Cultural Studies is the first department of its kind in Asia, with a fully interdisciplinary and cosmopolitan faculty committed exclusively to teaching and research in contemporary Cultural Studies.
For our post-graduate students, we provide close-contact supervision and working relationships with world-class scholars. Students can avail of travel grants to participate in conferences worldwide. We also offer various opportunities for exposure to workshops in different locations through our Inter-Asia cultural studies networks.Application for Admission
Applicants who are interested in seeking admission to the MPhil programme should apply to the University directly. Successful applicants will normally be provided with a Postgraduate Studentship with a monthly stipend of HK$16,160* (US$1 = HK$7.8).... [-]
Many years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. [+]
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMMEMany years of experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies. Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the SPbU M. Gorky Scientific Library. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the programme. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Eastern culture as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.
MAIN COURSESAfrican Oral Tradition African Literatures African Languages and General Linguistics History of Africa African Religions Introduction to African Studies Geography and Contemporary Position of African Countries African Art African Languages (Compulsory and Elective): Swahili, Hausa, Amharic, Bamana ... [-]
Intercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue [+]
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATIONIntercultural Communication: German-Russian Dialogue
BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAMMEUnique courses developed by SPbU leading experts. The programme is taught in German with some courses taught by native speakers. Students have an opportunity to study at one of the partner universities.
MAIN COURSESIntroduction to History of German Theatre and Cinema History of Germany in German Literature History of German Culture Creative Writing in the Theory and Practice of Teaching German as a Foreign Language Linguistic Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication German and Russian Idioms in the Dialogue of Cultures German and Russian Phraseology in Intercultural Communication German Philosophy in the German Cultural Context German Translation Problems in Interlingual Communication Comparative Typology of German and Russian: Grammar and Lexis Theoretical and Applied Aspects of Functional Stylistics: The Style of Opinion Journalism, the Scientific Style, the Official Style ... [-]
Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]
A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]
Cultural studies is an important study to observe current developments in society. Social changes in society involve culture as a determining factor. Culture is no longer a realm of its own, rather an integral part of social and political spheres. The social, culture, politics, economics and class are entities that intersect in a community's social constellation. [+]
Cultural studies is an important study to observe current developments in society. Social changes in society involve culture as a determining factor. Culture is no longer a realm of its own, rather an integral part of social and political spheres. The social, culture, politics, economics and class are entities that intersect in a community's social constellation.
Located in East Java, the area representative to serve as the cultural basis of literature, either classical, modern, or contemporary, Master of Literatury and Cultural Studies Faculty of Humanities Airlangga University attempts to develop science in literature with cultural perspective. This program is distinctive because it lays the scientific development of literature in the context of the culture surrounding it. Offering two minors namely Literary studies and Cultural studies, this program focuses on local urban culture.... [-]