Master's Degree in Culture Study in Asia

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Culture Study

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.

Culture Study refers to any program that focuses on human culture. It is best oriented for those who are interested in the forces that shape the world of humans today, from media to direct issues like gender and sexuality.

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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M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

The Information Arts and Information Design Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. M.Des. in Information Arts and Information Design Practice We preserve and transmit culture, language and all historical record, whether myth or real, using the power of narrative. Narrative or stories that are not just the oral and the written, but in art, in dance, music and drama, embracing philosophy, history, politics, the environment and the social sciences. The Information Arts and Information Design Course at Srishti will explore the idea that all data is narrative. Information is narrative, but with purposefulness. Stories craft our identity, they heal, inform, challenge and are the stuff of which our lives are made of. Traditional boundaries of the narrative are constantly broken in the interfaces of the global and the local, the traditional and the contemporary. Access to information is making the physical boundaries of the world we live in permeable. With multiple screens, constant connectivity, social and mass media has taken on a completely new form. The narrative has become all-pervasive, whether it be complex data that is to be effectively disseminated to diverse audiences, using diverse media, or it be used as a tool for research with communities in flux. Within Spaces’ is a poetic journey through the picturesque landscape of the Andamans. Chaitali Pai has used watercolors to portray the fluidity of water and the wax paintings reveal the motions of sand and water during tides. From a knowledge-based society, the challenge is to move to a wisdom-based society. To this end, we seek to find ways to seamlessly draw from the essence and spirit of the jester, the bard and the wandering minstrels in our modern guises. In that, the Information Arts and Information Design program is about crafting oneself as a storyteller, a behroopiya, whose stories are crafted through the fine lenses of time and space, cultures and contexts, information, knowledge and the extraction of wisdom. An illustration from Anukriti Kedia's book that talks about the lives of Tibetan refugees living in Bylakuppe, India. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Animation Contemporary Art Practices Digital Arts Experimental Media Arts Film Game Art, Design and Development Language Arts Textile Arts Mathematics and Physical Sciences Photography Design Management Human Centered Design Systems Design Information Technology Visual Communication Design Aesthetics and Critical Studies Cultural Studies Heritage and Conservation Public History Research and Collaboration The program is closely linked with a wide range research and practice spaces: Center for Education, Research, Training, and Development (CERTAD) Center for Public History (CPH) Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Srishti Films An illustration from Anukriti Arora's book, 'The Ginormous Friend', a children's book inspired from her interactions with the Tibetan community at Bylakuppe. Key Values The implications of design lie not so much in their ability to communicate as in the values that inform their conception. At IAIDP, the purpose of building a narrative and using it for communication is embedded in ethics and empathy, responsibility, deep understanding and an essential rooting of oneself in the environment. At IAIDP our work will be defined and informed by the values of: Empathetic Telling Ethical Engagement Responsible Dissemination Embodied Narration Ecological Awareness Course Structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Learning Approaches We participate in integrated multidisciplinary learning We explore hands on ways of crafting, design and development for traditional and digital platforms We strengthen our learning with critical perspectives and purposefulness We research into communities and contexts using participatory approaches We build multiple modes of expression for engagement in diverse disciplines We use narrative structures and technologies to create communication We look at more embodied approaches to investigate, interpret, engage with and translate narratives. We thrive in lively debates, dialogue, sensitive and ethical questioning on a range of issues We encourage independent and self motivated learning Devangana Dash's colorful illustrations from her book 'Jungle Radio', which looks at birdcalls and the music of the Bandipur forest. Capability Sets This course will enable students in their: Ability to inform and communicate through narrative Ability to look at all data as narrative Ability to interact and work with communities, contexts and limitations Ability to influence and understand audiences leading to newer interpretations of what a story could be Opportunities The above mentioned capability sets could lead to opportunities such as: You can continue your art/design practice, be an entrepreneur or a design consultant You can work in the industries of Interactive Media, Television and Publishing You can work at NGOs/organizations that work with social, ecological concerns You can work with teaching and learning in diverse contexts You can work for established design firms and production houses You can pursue your research and continue to do a PhD. You can develop your own projects and apply for grants. Enquiries For further information, kindly email Srivi Kalyan at srivi.kalyan@srishti.ac.in [-]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Beppu

Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed through its increasing political power in the G-20 and economic interdependence that boosts steady growth. [+]

Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems. A broad range of issues are addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies. At the end of the program, students must submit a thesis or report on a theme of their choice, which they have developed under personal guidance from their supervisors in the seminar courses run throughout the program. During the process, they are encouraged to conduct field surveys in the Asia Pacific region. Divisions International Relations (IR) The International Relations (IR) division is aimed at expanding the students’ empirical knowledge base and sharpening their analytical and theoretical thinking regarding social, political, economic and security phenomena in the globalizing world. The courses in this division provide a useful knowledge base for both academic-bound students and practitioner-bound students with intended careers in security, diplomacy and media. While taking subjects such as international security, international law and conflict resolution, students will also focus on writing a thesis or research report. Major Subjects Regionalism and Globalization International Law International Political Economy Comparative Politics and Government Special Studies (International Relations) Conflict Resolution International Security Society and Culture (SC) The Asia Pacific is one of the most rapidly developing regions in recent decades. To capture the patterns of social and cultural changes occurring, the Society and Culture (SC) division is devoted to promoting comparative academic research on the region. Students can acquire practical skills in formulating and conducting research using theories and methods developed in sociology, cultural anthropology, media and communication studies. With knowledge concerning social and cultural backgrounds of the countries in the regions, it enables students to have greater employment opportunities in government, industrial, commercial and academic institutes. Major Subjects Changing Social Landscapes Media and Communication Migration and Trans-nationalism Social Organizations and Institutions Sociology and Everyday Life Special Studies (Society and Culture) Cultural Change For further information regarding the Master’s in Asia Pacific Studies, please visit: http://en.apu.ac.jp/home/study/content25/ ... [-]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management Identification of significant elements of architecture, buildings, sites – natural and cultural in Belur – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) In a fast changing and rapidly globalizing world, the uniqueness and identity of place are becoming an important and non-renewable resource. Cultural and natural heritage are well-springs for both traditional and contemporary creative practices rooted in locality and place. How do we identify and assess the cultural (tangible and intangible) and environmental heritage of a place? How do we manage and protect these valuable resources? How can we improve such places and benefit their communities in ways that are compatible with the heritage values? How can places, their cultural and natural assets inform and inspire design and creative practices? How can we support local communities to manage their inheritance? Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. They will plan creative solutions with minimal and sustainable interventions to improve basic infrastructure, presentation of places and their uniqueness to the benefit of local communities. Students also learn to derive knowledge and principles of design from cultural and natural heritage places to explore new ways that contemporary creative practices including architecture and urban design can be informed and enriched by history, culture, ecology, tradition, community, and craft. The program is a vibrant multidisciplinary platform for theoretical and practical engagement in context-specific fieldwork to engage a range of academic studies from architecture and urban design to the humanities, cultural geography, management, entrepreneurship, and tourism. The course is a program of the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. As such, students will gain familiarity with international (and national) norms and standards in heritage management including the World Heritage Convention. They will also explore new approaches to managing and designing with heritage to benefit local communities, plan better places, and nurture cultural entrepreneurship compatible with heritage values of particular places. Disciplines The program is informed by the following learning disciplines: Architecture and Urban Design Systems Design Curatorial Practices Research – Art and Design Ecology and Environment Urban and Regional Planning Research and Collaboration Students have opportunities to work within the academic structures and/or work across the following centers and labs: UNESCO Chair Srishti Films Design+Environment+Law Laboratory (DEL Laboratory) Bangalore Human Sciences Initiatives (BHSI) Center for Public History (CPH) The Kabir Project Cultural heritage mapping of Belur – assessing and mapping significance – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) Key Values Cultural and natural heritage are valuable non-renewable resources The most important heritage values of cultural and natural heritage elements must be protected, nurtured, and presented according to international norms and standards. Contemporary design and planning rooted in and compatible with key cultural and natural heritage and place identity promote sustainable development. Course structure Studios encourage active, contextual learning where students develop core disciplinary skills and knowledge. Studios facilitate collaborative and creative design solutions to complex, open-ended problems Workshops provide intense learning experiences in making and doing, across the different disciplines. Internship with an industry or a design studio is compulsory for students at the end of 1st year for M.Des. Self Initiated Project is an end of the semester challenge that allows the student to engage in research / enquiry or design based projects. Students begin by writing their project proposal and defining the scope of their project and they are mentored by faculty / design professionals. Electives are liberal arts courses aimed to cultivate intellectual and reflective abilities in students and motivate them to probe deeper and approach their design process in a holistic manner. Capstone Project is the culmination of the research, capabilities and knowledge gained over the last three semesters. Students are required to submit their design output and a mandated thesis document. Students are mentored during this final project and go through seminars to get feedback from faculty and peer groups Capabilities On successful completion of the course, graduates will have a specialization in heritage related design and planning in a range of design disciplines from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Further, students would acquire the following capabilities: Knowledge and Understanding: Conceptual clarity around what and why to preserve heritage and promote heritage compatible development An understanding of key international norms and standards around protection and management of cultural and natural heritage Communication Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan at different scales while also nurturing and protecting heritage Specific heritage related skills such as inventorying and assessment of threats, deriving design principles from study of heritage resources. Familiarity with professional writing such as grants proposals and reports Practitioner Skills: Understanding of how to design and plan places to protect heritage. Ability to design not only as individual designer but also as part of a multidisciplinary group and with local community. Opportunities The M. Des in Heritage Design, Planning, & Management would open up the following opportunities to successful graduates: Employment in heritage conservation related fields Enhanced employment opportunities with specialization and refinement in heritage compatible design in a wide variety of creative professional practices from architecture, urban design, and planning to visual communication, textiles, products and systems, and film (based on the student’s base discipline). Employment in research and development organizations, NGOs & social enterprises working in any field of built heritage, crafts, textile, music, dance, theater, or contemporary creative practices. Employment with hospitality businesses and organizations focused on cultural tourism and ecotourism. Employment with museums and galleries Become a design entrepreneur Start up a creative enterprise Become an academic in a design program [-]

Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2017 Japan Hirosaki

Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [+]

The Graduate School of the Humanities and Social Sciences is committed to the community and the globarized world. Two courses of study are offered in the M.A. program: Cultural Studies and Applied Social Sciences. The goal of each is to turn out highly qualified graduates who can deal with the transformations and institutional reforms that are occurring at both the regional and the global levels of current society. [-]

Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris United Kingdom London + 2 more

This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. Master in European Affairs (Dual Degree with the London School of Economics) Dual Degree with the London School of Economics This two-year programme, built on the complementary approaches of two prestigious members of the Global Public Policy Network (GPPN), combines the study of economics, public administration, global health and management. It is designed for young professionals who want to gain an expertise in the management and evaluation of public policy in the European context and at the heart of two major European capitals. During the two year programme, dual degree students develop an understanding of the European project and acquire the professional competencies needed to work in the European affairs. During their first year in Paris, students are enrolled at Sciences Po, in either the Master in Public Policy or the Master in European Affairs. During their second year, students are enrolled at the LSE. Upon successful completion of the two years, students receive two degrees: a Master's from Sciences Po and a Master's from LSE. Dual master's degree in European Affairs Programme The Master in European Affairs offers a broad knowledge of the legal, economic and political foundations of the European Union, as well as of the history and sociology of the European integration project. During the first year at Sciences Po, students are integrated within the Master European Affairs (MAE). They follow courses in English and French. Students of the dual degree attend a joint seminar providing an introduction to research on European affairs. Its aim is to familiarize students with the scientific literature on politics and governance in the European Union. Every week students meet scholars of the two universities, Sciences Po and LSE, to discuss about European politics and governance through different perspectives: from political theory to sociology and political science and from economy to law. The participation to these seminars permits to students of the dual degree to prepare themselves for the second year at LSE. The second year takes place within the European Institute of the LSE and students choose among three different MSc, depending on their interests and their professional project: Ideas, Ideology and Identities, European Political Economy or EU Politics. The second year at LSE is composed of three semesters. During the summer semester, students write a Master's thesis on a topic chosen during the school year. Admissions Students interested in the dual degree with the Master in European Affairs at Sciences Po and the European Institute at LSE should apply directly via the admissions website. Careers Our dual degree graduates hold leadership positions in the public, private and non-profit sectors. Examples of graduate careers: Policy Advisor at the OECD Analyst at the World Bank or World Food Programme Consultant at Accenture Budget economist at the Ministry of Finance International consultant in one of "the Big 4" worldwide audit firms (EY, KMPG, PwC, Deloitte) Contacts For questions related to the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs curriculum, please contact the Academic Advisor in charge of the policy stream that interests you. For questions related to the LSE curriculum, please send an email to the Institute of Public Affairs or the European Institute at the LSE. This is a dual degree with the London School of Economics. [-]

Master In European Affairs (dual Degree With Freie Universität Berlin)

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris Germany Berlin + 2 more

Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. [+]

Double degrees - Freie Universität Berlin Double degree in International Affairs and European Affairs Freie Universität Berlin, "free university" is a university founded in 1948 by a group of students and teachers who had been excluded from the University Unter den Linden in the Soviet part of the city. Located in Berlin's FU is one of the largest German universities with 35 500 students, including 15% foreigners. Went through the FU Berlin great personalities such as the President of the Goethe-Institut Inter Nationes, Jutta Limbach, President of the European Parliament, Klaus Hänsch and the Federal Minister of the Interior Otto Schily. Its Department of Political Science, Otto-Suhr-Institut is one of the most renowned in Europe. For more information on the Freie Universität Berlin To learn more about Sciences Po Check the settlement of tuition double degree Mastering the language and good knowledge of German culture are an essential asset in a Europe where the Franco-German relationship is instrumental. In France, the public sector and the private sector today are looking for French experts to help them better exchange, and work undertaken with Germany. Obtain two titles in two renowned institutions is a unique opportunity Sciences Po and the Freie Universität Berlin offer. For over twenty years, both institutions have close relations based on full recognition of the lessons in each of the partner institutions. The Franco-German cycle integrated in political and social sciences founded in 1991 and reformed now has trained hundreds of students who occupy positions of responsibility in the European institutions or international financial institutions. admissions Recruitment is international. Can apply all students who have obtained a bachelor's degree Bachelor's or an equivalent academic degree corresponding to 180 ECTS, at least 60 ECTS in political science materials. Students may be candidates even if they are not students already enrolled at the Free University and Sciences Po. Selection is based on an online application designed by a joint committee composed of one representative from each institution. A very good knowledge of social and political structures in France and Germany is required. Each year, 20 students can be selected. This program is taught in English and German and optionally in French. Note: Students who have been admitted to the Bachelor program of the Freie Universität through the mixed selection Po-FU Berlin Sciences must refill the application. Admission is by no means automatic. Tuition fees and scholarships Students will settle their tuition fees at the institution where they are studying. The program is supported by the Franco-German University (UFA). Students may obtain a mobility aid granted by the UFA. The Alumni Association In 1995 was founded the Association Gerhard Kiersch Verein, whose name is intended to preserve the memory of Professor of OSI, which in the late 1980s, initiated the Franco-German integrated cycle between Sciences Po and the Freie Universität. It gathers cycle and Alumni students thereby build a strong European network. Its activities focus on three areas: regular meetings of its members, publication of a quarterly newsletter, the "Mail Paris-Berlin", and organizing conferences on major issues of European and Franco-German news. Thus, AGKV has strong links with the actors of the political, economic, social and cultural life in Europe. In fact, the former graduates of the cycle now occupy positions where their intercultural competence is especially highlighted. They are present at European and international level in very different sectors (business, consulting, international organizations, media, public service). The AGKV aims to facilitate exchanges between students and elders, exchanges should also be used to build networks useful for finding internships or to enter the professional world. Visit the website of the Alumni Association of the French-German Round: The Gerhard Kiersch Verein Association [-]

Master in European Affairs

Sciences Po
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 France Paris

The Master in European Affairs/Affaires Européennes offers a comprehensive programme of instruction for students keen to embark on European careers, whether in the European or national public sector or in the private sector. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. Master in European Affairs Programme objectives The Master in European Affairs/Affaires Européennes offers a comprehensive programme of instruction for students keen to embark on European careers, whether in the European or national public sector or in the private sector. It brings together students from over 35 countries and a faculty with the same multicultural profile, comprised of academics, researchers and European or French civil servants, together with the best practitioners from the European "galaxy". The objectives of this Master are to educate specialists in European questions able to adapt easily to a multicultural environment. Classes are in English; however, students may choose to follow a bilingual study programme. The Master is therefore open to applicants who do not have a high level of French; however, during the two-year programme, students will attend French language courses to improve their level. The Master in European Affairs also offers a wide choice of double degree programmes. Structure of the curriculum The curriculum is built around a thorough core module on Public Economics and on the Economics of European Integration, the Political System of the European Union in a time of crisis and the Constitutional Foundations of the EU including both the Actors, the Processes, the Principles and the Tools of EU Law as well as the Law of the Internal Market, with a choice of electives that examine current policy debates with insights from academics and practitioners. During the first semester, students will start specializing in one of the policy streams offered either in French or in English (students must demonstrate proficiency either in French or in English depending on their choice of policy stream. The English streams are attached to the Master in European Affairs ; the French streams are attached to the Master Affaires Européennes): Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (available for 2017 intake) Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake The knowledge and competences in the chosen field will be based on a progressive learning. Starting with one course in the first semester, students, during the second and the third semester, will attend an increasing number of courses of the policy stream, deepening the knowledge and competences in the chosen field. The cases analysis of the third semester will allow students to develop different skills on the basis of the specialization they have chosen and of the professional project they are building. Negotiations games (decision making processes, budget) will also enrich the pedagogical offer, allowing students to simulate procedures and power balance between European institutions and Member States. Participating actively to those simulations, students will acquire analysis tools and leading and management methods through a unique collective experience. During the fourth semester, students will have a concrete experience to round off the program. Students may choose between an internship, a policy project, studying at a partner university, doing an individual project, or writing a thesis, depending on their professional project. During the two years, students will be accompanied in the construction of their professional project. Starting from the first semester, students will have an active role in a workshop on European careers which is based on roundtables with professionals of European Affairs who share with the students their experience and their career path, helping students to define their professional project. During the second semester, a trip to Luxembourg and Brussels enables a full immersion of the students of the Master into the life of European institutions which have been studied in many courses, but also to approach other actors of the great Brussels's galaxy. During their two years at Sciences Po, students can attend the CPCE to prepare the EPSO selection to become EU civil servant. Career opportunities Graduates have access to a wide range of career openings in European affairs in France, Europe or even elsewhere in the world. They may apply for civil service positions and assignments directly on completing the Master and for the European civil service after sitting an EPSO civil service examination. Some graduates choose to work in the private sector, in companies, consulting firms or lobbying groups. Still others join think tanks or research institutes or undertake a PhD with the aim of specialising in research. Programme content Core courses Compulsory for all students: Public economics Constitutional Foundations of the European Union (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Système juridique de l'Union européenne) The Political system of the European Union in a time of crisis Policy Analysis and Policy Evaluation (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: introduction aux outils d'analyse quantitative) Economics of European Integration The Law of the Internal Market (this course is also taught in French, within the bilingual track: Droit du marché intérieur) Ethics and Public Policy Courses in one of the Policy streams of the Master in European Affairs Each student of the MEA has to choose as of the first semester a Policy stream from the following list: Policy streams in English (European Affairs): Cultural Policy and Management - available for 2017 intake Digital, New Technology and Public Policy - available for 2017 intake Economics and Public Policy Energy, Resources and Sustainability Europe in the world (offered in PSIA) Global Health - available for 2017 intake Management and Public Affairs - available for 2017 intake Markets and Regulation Politics and Public Policy Social Policy and Social Innovation - available for 2017 intake Policy streams in French (Affaires Européennes): Administration publique - available for 2017 intake Culture (French track) - available for 2017 intake Énergies, ressources et développement durable (French track) Santé (French track) - available for 2017 intake Défense et sécurité (opening 2017) Elective courses These courses are chosen from a wide range of courses every semester. The MEA students have access to all the elective courses of the EAP. Additional component of the programme Two electives courses chosen among Sciences Po's hallmark common courses curriculum Sciences Po's "in house" language courses The personal project during the last semester : internship, academic exchange, thesis, the final oral exam Sciences Po's "Grand oral" [-]

Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months February 2017 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. [+]

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 Japan. This will provide students with a more comprehensive research experience as they interact with a different culture, form different perspectives of global issues and engage actively with the global community. An internationalised curriculum. The Global Immersion Programme in Food & Culture (GIF) is embedded within the World Food Cultures module, which requires students to spend two weeks traveling through Switzerland and France. Students will be visiting major players in the food industry and attending seminars led by several Michelin chefs, all to gain a holistic understanding of the food culture in France and Europe. Through the School’s internationalised curriculum, students are challenged to engage in critical exploration of global interconnections and interdependence, as well as understand different cultural contexts and world views. Specialised facilities for research support. These include the R&D Kitchen, experimental restaurant and sensory analysis lab. R&D Kitchen: Equipped with kitchen appliances and food product testing instruments, students get to immerse themselves in culinary creativity, hands-on food science experiments and live and contextual consumption experience. Experimental Restaurant: This restaurant serves as an observatory, where experiments related to areas such as food preferences, presentation, behaviour, design, taste and much more are carried out on guests with their consent for research purposes. Recording of meal services are also possible, providing valuable qualitative and quantitative information during these experiments. Sensory Analysis Lab: Here, food products are analysed for their taste, smell, appearance and colour, among others. It has the necessary equipment for studenst to engage in evaluating perception of a new product, examining changing ingredients and researching potential products. Possible financial support on research projects. The Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism, Hospitality and Food Studies (CRiT) aims to promote research, consultancy, training, education and public-private partnership initiatives in the areas of tourism, hospitality and food studies. As the Food Studies programme is supported by CRiT, there will be possibility for financial support for students’ research projects. Dual master’s degree recognition by Taylor’s University and University of Toulouse, Jean Jaurès. Students get the opportunity to learn from two of the best food studies graduate programmes in Asia and Europe and earn a dual master’s degree upon completion of the programme. [-]

Master of Literary and Cultural Studies

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time July 2017 Indonesia Surabaya

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. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. 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. Alumni Testimony This program helps me to have an analytic process in cultural fields . I got in depth knowledge and broad overview within all aspects of literature and culture world. Master of Literary and Cultural Studies made me so fascinated for understanding more the world around me. DAHSYAAAAAAT! Fatoou Bintou Diatta, S.Mn., M.Hum. (Senegal) Prominent Lecturers Diah Ariani Arimbi, S.S, M.A, Ph.D. 2006 - Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from Women’s and Gender Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Publication: Reading Contemporary Indonesian Muslim Women Writers: Representation, Identity and Religion of Muslim Women in Indonesian Fiction, ICAS Publications Series, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, August 2009. Deny Arnos Kwary, S.S., M.Hum., Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Department of Language and Business Communication, School of Business and Social Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark (with research exchange to the Centre for Advanced Research in English, University of Birmingham, UK), 2007 – 2010. Language Manager, Indonesian Living Dictionary, Oxford Global Languages (OGL) Initiative, Oxford University Press Reviewer, Hermes Journal of Language and Communication Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark.  [-]

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 classical and modern language to enhance their research skills. Focus areas The thrust areas of the School are: Asian connections Archaeology Art history Global history Economic history Master’s Programme The School Of Historical Studies currently offers an internationally competitive M.A. programme, and will soon develop a Ph.D. programme, focused on global and comparative history. All Master’s students are required to obtain a minimum of 48 credits spread over 4 semesters. The curriculum comprises a mix of core and elective courses. The first two semesters cover core courses, elective courses and one basic Language course; while third and fourth semesters emphasize more on infusing research skills in the master’s students by stressing more on specialized elective courses, advance language courses and thesis components. Each student may choose from an array of languages being offered at the School, viz. Sanskrit, Pali, Korean and Chinese. The research focus of the School is well supported by supervised readings, dissertation writing and field works. The School believes that interdisciplinary studies enhances the educational experience and allows the student to challenge one’s own beliefs through learning not only different ‘facts’ of information from different disciplines but crucially, different methodologies and ways of thinking. Many courses of the SHS and the School of Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions (SBS) are cross listed with each other. Career Opportunities In addition to teaching, research and academic careers Nalanda Students are finding employment in corporate and government sectors ,media and journalism, diplomacy, international organizations and museums. Collaborations The School has established connections for collaborative research links with institutions around the world. Some of the major ones are: Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore) Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) Peking University (China) Archaeological Survey of India (ASI, India) European Consortium for Asian Field Study (ECAF, France) International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS, Netherlands) Courses at the School Core Courses Imagining Asia Research Methodologies Critical Readings in Historical Studies Electives Exploring Indo-Persian Histories History and Philology in Pre-modernity Evolution of Islamic Thought: Concepts, Peoples, Spaces Intellectual Histories of India in Early Modernity Publics and Patrimonies: Heritage, History, and Memory in the Global Worlds of South Asia Topics in East Asian Religions and Thought Understanding Sufism Visualizing South Asia: Sites and Mediums Rivers of Monsoon Asia: Natural Environment, Society and Economy along the Ganga and Irrawaddy South Asian Buddhism(s) Cultural Exchanges between Pre-modern South and Southeast Asia: From ‘Greater India’ to the ‘Sanskrit Cosmopolis’ (and Beyond) Buddhism in Global Contemporary Art, from West to East Introduction to Visual Culture in Colonial India Pre-modern Korean History The Indian Ocean Interconnections: Movements of People, Goods and Ideas across East Africa and the Indonesian Archipelago Language Courses Introduction to Sanskrit I Introduction to Sanskrit II Intermediate Sanskrit I Introductory Korean Pali Faculty Pankaj Mohan: {Dean} Pankaj Mohan studied East Asian languages, history and cultures, initially at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi and subsequently at Peking University, Beijing, Seoul National University, Seoul and the Australian National University, Canberra where he received his Ph.D. degree in East Asian history. He taught Korean language, Classical Chinese and various courses in Korean and East Asian history at the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of Copenhagen between 1991 and 2009. In July 2009 he was appointed Professor and Dean of the Faculty of International Korean Studies, the Academy of Korean Studies, South Korea, and he held this position until January 2015 when he moved to Nalanda University. Aditya Malik: {Professor } Aditya Malik was trained in philosophy, archaeology, history, social anthropology and religious studies at St. Stephen's College (Delhi), Deccan College (Pune) and the South Asia Institute of the University of Heidelberg (Germany) from where he received his Ph.D. in the History of Religions, and Habilitation (professorial degree) in Modern Indian Studies. He has been a Senior Fellow of the German Research Council (Heidelberg); Visiting Faculty, Institute for Advanced Study, Hebrew University (Jerusalem); Visiting Professor, Cluster Innovative Centre, University of Delhi; Fellow, Max-Weber-Centre for Advanced Social Science Research (Erfurt/Germany); Deputy Director, New Zealand South Asia Centre (NZSAC); Associate Director, New Zealand India Research Institute (NZIRI); and Head of Religious Studies at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Sraman Mukherjee: {Assistant Professor} Sraman Mukherjee completed his Ph.D. from the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta and the University of Calcutta. Trained as a historian of colonial and early post-colonial South Asia, his work explores the politics of heritage looking at modern biographies of sites, objects, monuments, and disciplinary and institutional histories of archaeology and museums. Sraman has held post-doctoral research positions at the International Institute of Asian Studies (Leiden), in the Department of Art History and the Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota (Minneapolis), and the Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies (KITLV, Leiden), and a full term teaching position at the Presidency University (Kolkata). Kashshaf Ghani: {Assistant Professor} Kashshaf Ghani received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Calcutta. His dissertation explored Sufi rituals and devotional practices in South Asia across Sufi orders, connecting it to areas beyond South Asia. His fields of interest include Sufism, Islam in South Asia and Muslim societies with a focus on pre-modern India (1000-1800). He has held research positions at the Asiatic Society, Kolkata; the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle, Paris, and at the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin. Samuel Wright:{ Assistant Professor} Samuel Wright received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. His research combines intellectual, political, literary, social, and linguistic contexts with the study of history in early modern India (15th to 18th centuries). His publications span the domains of social, political, literary, and intellectual history. Ranu Roychoudhuri: {Assistant Professor} Ranu Roychoudhuri received her graduate training and PhD (2015) at the University of Chicago. She is a historian of photography and specializes in the documentary genre. Her doctoral research focused on aesthetic conventions and sociocultural consequences of mass-circulated photographs in twentieth-century India. Her areas of research and teaching interest include media archaeology, art market, film history, contemporary art, and history of photography. Murari Kumar Jha {Assistant Professor} Murari Jha received training in historical research at Leiden University, the Netherlands (2006–2013) and also at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi (1999–2006). He has a PhD from the Institute of History, Leiden University and another PhD from the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University. In the Netherlands, Murari learnt the Dutch language and did research based on the Dutch East India Company’s (VOC) records in the National Archives, The Hague. His study in the Netherlands was supported by the prestigious ENCOMPASS programme funded by NWO (Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research) and during his PhD, he received the highly competitive fellowship –AIO (Assistent in Opleiding)– from LUF (Leiden University Fund). From Leiden Murari moved to Singapore where he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at History Department, NUS Christine Vial Kayser {Visiting Assistant Professor} Christine Vial Kayser studied Art history at University of Paris-Sorbonne, and subsequently qualified as museum curator from Institut National du Patrimoine in Paris. After several years as museum curator, she attended Goldsmiths college in London, earning an Mres and then a PhD from Paris-Sorbonne in contemporary art history. Coming from a Western background, she focuses on Asian art, which she examines from a comparative perspective, with a special interest on the spiritual, and the phenomenological. Abhishek S. Amar: {Visiting Associate Professor} Abhishek S. Amar specializes in the archaeological history of South Asian religions especially Buddhism and Hinduism. After completing his Ph.D. in History from SOAS, University of London, he received a fellowship from Kate Hamburger Kolleg at Ruhr University, Germany in 2009 to conduct research on inter-religious interactions in the early medieval India. Amar has co-edited Cross-Disciplinary Perspective on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodhgaya Jataka (2012) and also published articles in leading scholarly journals and edited collections. FAQs Can you send me more information about this program? Full information about all the programs offered at Nalanda University can be found on the following url: http://www.nalandauniv.edu.in/schools/ When is the application deadline for this program? Aspirant candidates can apply for the programs offered at Nalanda University throughout the year. The University follows Rolling Admissions. We evaluate the Applications as they arrive, by shortlisting and interviewing the candidates at regular intervals. The shortlisted candidates will be interviewed from January 2017 onward. The candidates appearing in their final examination of their Bachelor’s degree in 2017 may also register for Admission. The seats are limited and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applications help in securing the seat in the School and accommodation of choice. To avoid disappointment on these fronts it is advisable to apply for admissions at the earliest. The last date for applications for the first round of admissions in the 2017 Academic year is Apr 1. How much does this program cost? The program costs Fee Details Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Sem 1 Sem 2 Sem 3 Sem 4 Tuition Fees 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR $470 $470 $470 $470 Admission Fees 6,000 INR NIL NIL NIL $100 NIL NIL NIL Security Deposit (Refundable) 6,000 INR NIL NIL NIL $100 NIL NIL NIL Total 40,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR 28,000 INR $670 $470 $470 $470 ... [-]

MPhil in History

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

Among the senior faculty, our Chair Professor, Richard Davis, specialises in middle-period China (Five Dynasties to Song period). His publications touch upon cultural history, historiography, and political history. He has also published historical translations. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. MPhil in History Duration: 2 years (Full-time) Place: Hong Kong The Department of History at Lingnan currently has nine full time faculty members, and their research areas cover pre-modern and modern Chinese history, history of Hong Kong, modern British and European history, history of Russia and Central Asia, and American history. The Department is particularly interested in recruiting students who are interested in transnational history. Professor Han Xiaorong is a specialist of 20th century Chinese and Vietnamese history, focusing on peasant movements, ethnic relations, and regional interactions and integration. Professor Liu Guanglin, William’s research focuses on Chinese economic history, political economy of late Imperial China, Chinese military history, Neo-Confucianism and the market economy in a historical perspective. Associate Professor Grace Ai-Ling Chou is a specialist in Hong Kong and Chinese intellectual and educational history. Her recent work has expanded to include the British Empire and its educational heritage in other former Asian colonies in Southeast Asia, with a comparative focus on the Mediterranean. She also researches the cultural and educational aspects of the Cold War in Asia, within a broader context of the history of East-West interactions. Associate Professor Mark Hampton is a specialist of 19th and 20th century Britain, media history in particular. His recent work has shifted to imperial culture: Hong Kong’s place in 20th century British culture, when Hong Kong was a colony of Britain. He is part of a cluster of History faculty who work with Hong Kong and South China. Associate Professor Lau Chi-pang is a specialist of Hong Kong History, Ming and Qing China, Modern China, Chinese Intellectual History. Associate Professor Niccolò Pianciola specialises in late Tsarist and early Soviet history in Central Asia. His works have dealt with the management of ethnic diversity, forced population transfers, and policies of agricultural colonisation and socio-economic transformation. Assistant Professor Diana Lemberg specialises in Twentieth-century U.S. history, twentieth-century European history, colonial and imperial formations, human-rights history, cultural history, history of technology, and global English. 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$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MPhil in Cultural Studies

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Hong Kong Tuen Mun

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. [+]

MPhil in 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$15,540* (US$1 = HK$7.8). *rate subject to review Application Period The University invites applications from 1 November 2016 to 27 January 2017. Late applications will be considered on an individual basis, subject to the availability of places. General Admission Requirements An applicant for admission to candidature for the degree of MPhil should normally: a. hold a relevant bachelor's degree with first or second class honours or at an equivalent standard awarded by a tertiary education institution recognised for this purpose by the University; or b. have obtained an equivalent qualification; or c. have provided satisfactory evidence of academic and professional attainment. In addition to the above, an applicant whose degree is not from a tertiary institution in Hong Kong or an English-speaking country should obtain a minimum score of 550 (paper-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 79 (internet-based test) in the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a band score of 6.5 or above in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or an equivalent score in a recognised test, or an equivalent qualification to prove his/her language proficiency which will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants are required to fulfill additional requirements, if any, set by the programmes to which they apply for admission. Programme Specific Admission Requirements ... [-]

MA in Russian and Eurasian Studies (IMARES Plus)

European University at St. Petersburg
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS 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. [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. Introducing IMARES PLUS International Master's degree program in Russian and Eurasian Studies is the oldest of the international MA programs in English language currently offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg since 1998. Like its core subject of study - the post-Soviet space - the Program has changed and developed over the past 18 years and is now available as a two-year Master's degree state accredited program. The IMARES PLUS 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 Napoleonic Wars, Civil War, and two World Wars. During a turbulent history, the people of Eurasia experienced the contrasting forces of 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 PLUS enables students to learn about the vast Eurasian region, the path of its development, the theory and the practice of different political and economic regimes throughout its history, and the ways in which these past experiences continue to influence developments today. Benefits of IMARES PLUS In addition to its core academic content, the program offers extra-curricular benefits: the IMARES workshop series introduces expert guest speakers from academia, politics, business and journalism. The EUSP as a top research university in the Humanities and Social Sciences hosts many different conferences, seminars and lectures. All these events are open to our students and English is often a working language of these events. All IMARES PLUS students will also take mandatory Russian language courses throughout the first three semesters of their studies, tailored to suit their ability, from beginner to advanced. Combined with the experience of living in Russia, the development of Russian language skills gives IMARES PLUS students a far greater understanding of contemporary Russia. Such a level of understanding can only be gained by actually spending two years here in Russia, and experiencing the country for yourself. IMARES PLUS Students Whether you are a historian, political scientist, sociologist, or language specialist, studying at EUSP will give you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge of Russia, to conduct thorough and detailed reserach of your subject and to create a solid background for your career. While our course modules are accessible to students of all backgrounds, the chance to engage in academic discussions with other students from different countries, cultures, and academic fields will offer fresh perspectives on the topic at hand. To find out more, please read the testimonials of our previous students. An Investment in Your Future Our faculty members spare no effort in making sure that all the IMARES PLUS courses are both informative and interesting. The extra-curricular workshops, course of Russian language study, trainings in academic writing, work with academic supervisors and experience of living here in Russia all add to the value of the IMARES PLUS courses for your future career. IMARES PLUS diploma gives you a direct access to all PhD programs in Russia and all around the world. Our alumni continue their career in NGOs, business, academia, politics, journalism and the private sector. Whatever your career aim, the two-year Master's degree program in Russia will significantly enhance your CV and offer you a unique personal experience. Application procedure There are 4 easy steps to apply for two-year IMARES program at EUSP: Complete the Application form Send us all required documents Attend an Interview (via Skype) Receive notification of acceptance/rejection Required documents: Scanned copy of your Passport Scanned copy of your Bachelor's degree diploma (or documentation that proves you will receive your diploma this year) Scanned copy of your Academic Transcript Your Statement of Purpose (about 500 words, including statement of goals, research interests and experiences, including the subject of your bachelor thesis) Two letters of recommendation from academics who are closely acquainted with your academic work Your Curriculum Vitae COURSE FORMAT duration: 12 weeks lectures follow-up discussion sessions language of instruction: English SEMESTER ONE COURSES CORE COURSES Russian Foreign Policy (6 Credits) Russian-American Relations from the Historical Perspective (6 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) IT and Online Research Sources (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from each block. Block 1 Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) St. Petersburg in Russian Literature (6 Credits) Block 2 Conflict and Cooperation in Eurasia (3 Credits) Russian Orientalism (3 Credits) SEMESTER TWO COURSES CORE COURSES Regime Change in Post-Soviet Eurasia (6 Credits) Russian Political and Social History (6 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from each block. Block 3 Between Russia and Iran: Geopolitical History of the Caucasus in the 19th-20th Centuries (6 Credits) The Golden Age of Russian Theatre: History, Experiments, Perspectives (6 Credits) Intellectual History of Russian Modernism (6 Credits) Block 4 Introduction to Political Economy (3 Credits) Introduction to Soviet Civilization (3 Credits) SEMESTER THREE COURSES CORE COURSES Academic Writing (3 Credits) Foreign Language /English or Russian/ (3 Credits) ELECTIVE COURSES You may sign up for only one elective course from the block. Block 5 Violence and Security in Eurasia: Conflicts, Terrorism, Extremism (6 Credits) Central Asia States: Making, Breaking and Remaking (6 Credits) Empire and Nationalism in Russia and the Soviet Union (6 Credits) From Icon to Avant-Garde: A Survey of Russian Art through the Centuries (6 Credits) [-]

Master in Cultural Dimension of the Arctic

Northern (Arctic) Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Arkhangelsk

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 COURSES Technologies of complex monitoring of a sociocultural situation in the Arctic region. 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). BASIC PRINCIPLES OF THE PROGRAM: "Up-to-date information /actualization": the analysis of various aspects of Arctic culture is placed on the present, and not just on the past; "Transformation/process": changes of the ethnic, language, religious map of the Arctic it are considered as process; "Beyond borders/dialogue": historical and modern events are considered in the context of cultural dialogue; "Comparison / avoidance of generalizations": to avoid unjustified generalizations of the described situations the majority of subjects is considered in a comparative way. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Master program graduates can find a career in various cultural, social, educational and research fields. The program is tailored to produce best results in the following positions: Art Consultant Cultural Researcher Media Commentator [-]

Master in History & Heritage Studies

University of Saint Joseph
Campus Full time August 2017 Macau China Anhui

“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 [+]

Masters in Culture Study in Asia 2017. “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 Programme. 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. [-]