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Masters Programs in Cultural Studies

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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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63 Results in Cultural Studies

Master in Business for Arts and Culture

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full-time 6 months January 2020 Italy Venice

7th edition - Recent developments in the world of art and culture, on one hand, saw Artists and other professionals involved in the field dealing with both the creative and the business part of their work. On the other, the idea and function of culture evolved towards a more conscious and structured public good and service, in need of professionals with an entrepreneurial approach and a focus on social awareness and sustainability. The Master course in Business for Arts and Culture provides students with a strong theoretical and practical background that allows them to start from an idea and define an effective business plan that would make the idea work and generate valuable innovation. Thanks to specific tailor-made teachings that support classes with dedicated mentorships, participants learn how to plan and manage an artistic or cultural project in its entirety. At the end of the Master, it is possible to start a career within private and public cultural institutions, to launch a business or to plan projects for no-profits.


TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree

Eötvös Loránd University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Hungary District V.

TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.


Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication (MIC)

USI Università della Svizzera italiana
Campus Part-time 14 - 18 months September 2019 Switzerland Lugano

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.


Master in Intercultural Studies

Aarhus University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Denmark Aarhus

In today’s world, the culture of any country or language area must be understood in the perspective of globalisation. As a student of Intercultural Studies, this understanding forms the basis of your studies of virtually all cultural phenomena and historical circumstances.


Master in Cultural Studies: Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES)

Jagiellonian University
Campus Full-time 2 years October 2019 Poland Kraków

This two-year full-time Comparative Heritage Studies (COHES) MA programme offers a wide range of knowledge on cultural heritage in literature, art, theatre, architecture, urban space, and sites of memory, particularly those found in Krakow and inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Master's in Orientalistics

University of Latvia
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Latvia Riga

The Master’s Program of Orientalistics is offered at the Department of Asian Studies of the Faculty of Humanities (University of Latvia). First students were matriculated in the year 1997 and until now the University of Latvia is the only university in the country that confers an academic degree in Oriental Studies. The framework of the Program includes not only to language studies, but also other sub-disciplines: classical Orientalistics (studies in history, literature, religion etc.) as well as modern Asia (studies in popular culture, current social issues etc). This Master degree program combines language and culture studies, which are related to the student’s chosen language. The program includes two specializations: Literature and Culture and History and Society. The language acquirement is provided by professors from Latvia and foreign professors, whose native language is Japanese, Chinese, Arabic or Turkish.


Master of Philosophy in Visual Anthropology

UIT The Arctic University of Norway
Campus Full-time 2 years August 2019 Norway Tromsø

Are you interested in human culture and how to use the video camera in social scientific research? In Visual Cultural Studies you are given the opportunity to study ethnographic research methods, anthropological theory, and ethnographic filmmaking in an international environment, culminating with the production of your very own film and a written thesis.


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 2019 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.


Master in Public and Cultural Diplomacy

University of Siena
Campus Full-time October 2019 Italy Siena

Built on the experiences of various faculty members who were involved and active in cultural diplomacy and scientific projects, the Public and Cultural Diplomacy Master’s program is made up of students with diverse backgrounds, from social sciences to the humanities, and aims to improve student’s knowledge in the field of new international relations and cooperation.


Master in Russian Culture

Saint Petersburg University
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

The programme is designed to provide in-depth knowledge about the culture of Russia. It is aimed at foreign students who have a basic understanding of the history, philosophy, culture and art of Russia.


Master in Border Studies

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Border Studies is a two-year joint international study programme addressing the complex economic, political, social and cultural issues of borders and of border regions in Europe and beyond.


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History "Usable Pasts"

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full-time 2 years September 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

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.


Master in East Asian Studies

University of Groningen
Campus Full-time 1 year September 2019 Netherlands Groningen

The master's programme East Asian Studies (one year, 60 ECTS) is a specialization within the Master's Degree in International Relations. It focuses on the political economy of contemporary East Asia, in particular, the political economies of China, Japan and Korea. Students will be able to participate in courses taught by historians, economists, experts in international relations or law, and guest speakers. They will gain knowledge on the top-three economies in East Asia and develop oral, written and research skills to analyze developments from a regional and global perspective.


Master in Arts & Culture Management

Rome Business School
Campus Part-time 12 months October 2019 Italy Rome Italy Online + 1 more

The Master in Arts & Culture Management is designed for motivated international participants who want to develop a successful global career in the fields of arts and culture.


Master in Media and Communication Studies: Culture, Collaborative Media, and Creative Industries

Malmö University
Campus Online Full-time 1 year September 2019 Sweden Malmö + 1 more

The master’s programme in Media and Communication studies gives you advanced knowledge of digital media through practical approaches in the field. You will work creatively and in an explorative manner with different types of media while learning to evaluate them from a critical perspective.