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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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8 Results in General Studies

The Institute for European Studies

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 c ... [+]

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.... [-]

Belgium Brussels
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Abertay University

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Dundee
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Full-time
1 year
Campus
Fort Hays State University Graduate School

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]

USA Wichita
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Full-time
Part-time
31 hours
Campus
Online
Drew University

Arts and Letters is a graduate liberal studies program designed with working professionals in mind. Through a diverse set of course offerings, students work on analytical ... [+]

Make It So.

Arts and Letters is a graduate liberal studies program designed with working professionals in mind. Through a diverse set of course offerings, students work on analytical and creative thinking while learning and synthesizing ideas. Coursework allows students to hone their writing and presentation skills. Our faculty mentors work with students to plan their course of study to take advantage of everything the New York City region has to offer. Our students put the humanities to work with internships and other means of experiential learning in the cultural capital of the world.

"Now that I've graduated from the Arts & Letters program, I have connected with key members within the scholarly community surrounding my dissertation subject. I owe this to the scholarly transformation I experienced at Drew. I am now an authority of my subject and a part of a global conversation.”... [-]

USA Madison
August 2019
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Universidade da 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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Spain A Coruña
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt Contemporary Studies is a one year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores what it means to label something as “contemporary” and considers how knowledge ... [+]

The MLitt Contemporary Studies is a one year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores what it means to label something as “contemporary” and considers how knowledge is defined and disseminated in different disciplines.

The MLitt Contemporary Studies is an interdisciplinary degree that explores the nature of the contemporary. It addresses contemporary subjects from a range of arts, social science, and science disciplinary perspectives. The programme will develop your ability to approach contemporary subjects and challenges with an interdisciplinary, and thus flexible, mindset.

Highlights Brings together students from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences - offering an interdisciplinary degree that is unique within St Andrews. Broadens your knowledge base and enhances your skills of analysis and communication; you will think beyond the methodologies of any single discipline and start to develop a common lexicon that bridges disciplinary divides. Students complete two short placements that promote engagement beyond academia and help you develop your professional skills set. Your summer research project can take the form of a practice-based submission based on a practical component such as a video essay, curation work, or website design or a standard written dissertation. ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Johns Hopkins University, Advanced Academic Programs

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Part-time
1 - 5 years
Online
European College for Liberal Studies

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.... [-]

Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zürich Japan Tokyo Antwerp  + 6 More
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
9 - 12 months
Campus