Masters Programs in General Studies

Compare 9 Masters Programs in General Studies

Whether a student views a master’s degree as a final goal or as a prerequisite for a doctoral degree, completing such a program gives students expert knowledge in their chosen field. Those who obtain a master’s degree may have access to a wider variety of career opportunities than people without one.

What is a Master in General Studies? It is a program designed to further a student’s knowledge in a variety of general topics, such as technical and computer skills, writing, and history. Math, computer programming, and governmental procedures may also be covered. This program typically gives students invaluable knowledge without restricting it to one subject.

While a Master in General Studies may cover many topics instead of focusing on one area, it still helps students develop critical skills that are helpful both in their careers and in their personal lives. Students may learn advanced computer knowhow along with communication and analytical skills.

Every university is different, so tuition costs for master’s programs differ across the globe. Factors such as location and duration of the program may affect the price. Prospective students should contact schools directly for accurate information on the price of earning a master’s.

Students with a Master in General Studies may be eligible for nearly any job they desire because they have expert knowledge on a variety of subjects. Some choose to pursue careers as journalists or other positions in media, while others prefer to become members of law enforcement.  Many may find work as writers, while others become historians. Jobs such as event planners, marketers, or government officials may also be available.

Students may desire to take classes on campus, online, or a combination of both to allow for greater flexibility. To find the right university for you, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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Master in Sciences, Technologies and Environmental Management

Universidade da Coruña
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Spain A Coruña

UDC Master’s studies programmes are open to students with an undergraduate degree or equivalent from a recognised Spanish university, or an equivalent qualification from a recognised third-level institution in the EHEA. [+]

Study Structure

Compulsory credits

Practicum Legislation. Regulation and Management Analytical Strategies and the Environment Master Thesis

Chemistry

Structural Analysis and Synthetic Planning Frontiers in Inorganic Chemistry Applied Physical Chemistry Elucidation of Reaction Mechanisms Materials Physical Chemistry Chemical Speciation and Computation Bioinorganic Chemistry and Biomaterials Catalysis Biogeochemical Cycles Bioorganic and Supramolecular Chemistry Organic Reactivity and Organometallic Chemistry Green Chemistry

Environmental Science

Statistical Methods for Environmental Data Ecology and Biomonitorization Water Quality Soil Quality Air Quality Residues Energy Resources Quality Management Advanced Instrumental Analysis Environmental Monitoring Environmental Economy Access and Admission ... [-]

Masters by Research degrees

Abertay University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Dundee

This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members. [+]

Masters by Research degrees

This is a one year (three semesters) research programme, which will be supervised by one or more of our faculty members. Successful graduates will be awarded a masters degree with one of the following titles depending on the subject area of research.

Master of Science by Research (main subject name) (MSc) Master of Arts by Research (main subject name) (MA) Master of Technology by Research (main subject name) (MTECH) Master of Laws by Research (main subject name) LLM

Masters by Research degrees are available in a wide range of topics across each of the five faculties (Schools) of the University.

How to apply

To apply for the Masters of Research degree, you must first complete the standard Masters Degree Application Form online using the links below. In the personal statement, which must be uploaded to your online application, you should mention the research topic you want to undertake. You should also ensure that you explain how your previous studies have provided you with the necessary knowledge/skills to undertake the proposed research topic.Please note that, if your application is accepted by the research team, you may be asked to provide additional information and/or details connected with the specific research topic.... [-]


Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering

MINES ParisTech
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 France Sophia Antipolis China Beijing Paris Fontainebleau Évry Lille + 6 more

The aim of this Master programme is to train high-level engineers able to manage complex industrial projects and to become managers of companies. [+]

Master Degree in Science and Executive Engineering

The aim of this Master programme is to train high-level engineers able to manage complex industrial projects and to become managers of companies.

This is implemented through a multidisciplinary programme, with a high technical, scientific and socio-economic content, leading to a strong background of fundamental knowledge and of practical skills thanks to the strong participation of lecturers from enterprises and implementation of internships in companies.

The curriculum lasts 2 years:

Graduate 1st year: focused mainly on engineering sciences

a basis of fundamental core courses, with modules in applied mathematics and physics, economics and social sciences choice of specialized courses: approximately 90 courses offered according to the following broad themes: pure and applied mathematics physics, mechanics, thermomechanics, electronics materials sciences, environment engineering economics and social sciences information management and communication modern languages (compulsorily 2 foreign languages among the 10 languages offered, French being compulsory for international students) young engineer placement in the industry (3 to 4 months), as “assistant executive engineer”, with the frequent possibility of international placement ... [-]

Master of Liberal Studies

Fort Hays State University Graduate School
Online Campus Full time Part time 31 hours August 2019 USA Wichita + 2 more

Earning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you. [+]

Master of Liberal StudiesEarning a Master of Liberal Studies degree from Fort Hays State University can help you see the world differently. As you progress through your program, you will develop (or deepen) the critical thinking skills you need to become a wiser consumer of knowledge, becoming better able to understand and evaluate the intellectual work of any discipline. Most importantly, as you begin to see the world differently, you may discover new ways to have a positive effect on the world around you.Designed with the working professional in mind, the 31-credit hour Master of Liberal Studies degree program makes it easier for you to balance work and personal commitments to achieve your educational goals. Concentrations are available in: Art Corporate Communications Digital Cinema Production Gerontology Global Management Global Studies Health Sciences International Enterprise Leadership Literary Arts Management Information Systems Mathematics Music Political Leadership and Public Service Political Science Public Administration Rural Advocacy Science Education ... [-]


Master of Science (Research)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Science (Research) provides an opportunity for students to acquire research skills and deepen their knowledge in an area of science. [+]

Students work under the guidance of a supervisor who is a full-time academic staff member of the faculty. Students are examined through the presentation of a thesis, and may be required to take prescribed subjects in research methodology or any other subject deemed necessary by their principal supervisor. In addition, students are expected to undertake extra activities in consultation with their supervisor to enhance and develop their skills as a researcher, where these activities are documented each year in the form of a study plan.

The Master of Science (Research) aims to provide professional development of the candidate, providing experience in problem definition, hypothesis formulation and testing, data acquisition, analysis and interpretation, and project presentation.... [-]


Master of Science (Extension)

University of Technology Sydney
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years January 2019 Australia Sydney + 1 more

The Master of Science (Extension) aims to renew and broaden students' scientific and industry experience with managerial and business acumen. It provides students with numerous opportunities by value-adding to their existing specialisations and bringing them up to speed on knowledge and technologies, or by expanding into different majors of interest to acquire professional and management skills. [+]

The course contains a compulsory core of professional subjects relevant to all science disciplines. The subjects in the core provide a backbone of skills important to a professional scientist; be they engaged in research, science businesses, industries or government organisations. These are the skills of communication, critical analysis, project management and innovation and commercialisation. The professional strand is complemented by a choice of major study in a specific science or mathematics discipline. Students may have the option of undertaking a small research project, subject to approval by the faculty. For students with suitable achievement levels, an opportunity to undertake a more substantial research project is available by transferring into the Master of Science (Honours) (C04267). For those considering a research degree, the Master of Science (Honours) provides a pathway to a PhD. The final session of electives allows students to complement their existing skill set using tailored subjects from related disciplines across health, engineering and business.... [-]


Master of Liberal Arts

Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs
Online Part time 1 - 5 years September 2019 USA Washington

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings. The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience. [+]

Established in 1962, the Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) Program has gained national recognition for the quality of its teaching and the breadth of its course offerings.

The Johns Hopkins Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) is a unique, non-traditional graduate degree. Whereas most graduate programs ask you to become more and more specialized, the MLA expects you to both broaden and deepen your educational experience.

As an MLA student, you’ll work with an advisor to tailor the program to your own professional and intellectual interests, exploring fields including history, religion, literature, philosophy, political science, the humanities, music, art history, and the performing arts. The program consists of ten courses and includes a capstone experience involving a graduate project, internship, or portfolio option. You’ll explore a world of knowledge by taking your own path and developing your own way of knowing.... [-]


Specialized Master in Interdisciplinary EU Studies

The Institute for European Studies
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Belgium Brussels

The Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies is a 60-credit course in English organized by IEE-ULB. The uniqueness of this Master program lies in its focus on career development. [+]

The Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies is a 60-credit course in English organized by IEE-ULB.

This Specialized Master has interdisciplinarity as one of its main features.

They are a reflection on European political, economic, social and legal integration issues.

The uniqueness of this Master program lies in its focus on career development. An innovative seminar is organised to offer students the necessary skills to develop a professional project and a career plan.

The programme of the Specialized Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies

The curriculum of this Specialized master’s degree is not for initiation into the topic, but for an in-depth study of the proposed themes. A fundamental module of compulsory courses allows for an understanding of European integration.... [-]


Master in Liberal Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2019 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

MLS - Master in Liberal Studies (60 credits) [+]

Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details.

Courses

Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible.... [-]