Master Degree in Humanities Studies in Asia

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Humanities Studies

The benefits of a Masters extend beyond improving your earning potential. They can provide you with personal and professional skills to accelerate your development. They are also an opportunity to differentiate yourself from your peers, many of whom will have similar A-level and undergraduate qualifications.

Humanities and social sciences is the perfect area of study for students who are looking to learn a huge variety of skills which might prepare them for unparalleled freedom when it comes to choosing which industry they’d like to work in.

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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Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

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

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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... [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years February 2018 Malaysia Selangor + 1 more

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. [+]

The Master of Professional Counselling in Monash University Malaysia is a skill-based course suited to those with an interest in counselling. It is taught by academics with extensive experience of working as professional counsellors/psychologists.

This course is designed to prepare you to become registered counsellors in settings such as community mental health, schools, health centers, workplaces, and in private practice. The course is also suitable if you are already working in various professions who may wish to utilise counselling skills in roles such as teaching, social work and human resources.

A distinctive feature of the course is its focus on preparing students to be culturally competent counsellors in Malaysia and the region. This course requires you to undertake 504 hours of clinical placements, including a minimum of 192 hours of client contact. Through these mandatory placements, you have an opportunity to apply theory to practice under supervision in clinical settings.... [-]


Master of Literary and Cultural Studies

Universitas Airlangga
Campus Full time July 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature

National Central University
Campus Full time September 2018 Taiwan Taoyuan

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. [+]

Master Program in Hakka Language and Literature of the Department of Hakka Language and Social Sciences was established in August 2004. We enrolled ten students every year, targeting at people who like to address themselves to Hakka language and literature studies. Our Master of Arts program aims to equip students with essential theoretical skills to conduct research on Hakka language and Hakka literature, which includes early traditional records, popular works (stories, ballads, nursery rhymes, riddles, etc.), as well as early children’s books of old-style private school. Hakka language plays a vital role in almost every aspect of Hakka culture and is our focus of study at the present time.... [-]


Master in Russian Language, Literature and Culture for foreigners

Novosibirsk State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Novosibirsk

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia. [+]

This program integrates the study of Russian language, literature and culture. It does not only prepare lecturers of Russian as a foreign language, but also and foremost multi-skilled experts who have a good command of Russian, who are familiar with Russian literature and culture, who are able to work in joint ventures, and also in their country’s educational, scientific and cultural organizations interacting with Russia.

Program goal

This program aims at preparing graduates for solving complex problems requiring the utilization of philological knowledge and skills in educational organizations, in scientific research centers, in cultural organizations, in advertising and travel agencies, in the media, in the area of intercultural communication and in other fields of social and human activity, where knowledge of Russian as a foreign language is necessary. Additionally, one of the objectives of the program is to improve practical Russian proficiency up to TRKI 3 (test of Russian as a foreign Language, C1).... [-]


Master of Chinese Economy

Renmin University
Campus Full time September 2018 China Beijing

The goal of the Master of Chinese Economy (MACE) program is to provide overseas students with two years of analytical training focused on economic development in China, they provide students with a platform to develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary to become experts at analyzing China’s economy and policies. After graduation, graduates will be able to work in China in various areas such as multinational corporations. [+]

Program Description

The goal of the Master of Chinese Economy (MACE) program is to provide overseas students with two years of analytical training focused on economic development in China, they provide students with a platform to develop the critical thinking skills and knowledge necessary to become experts at analyzing China’s economy and policies. After graduation, graduates will be able to work in China in various areas such as multinational corporations. Financial institutions, government agencies, or academic organizations.

All courses offered in this program are taught in ENGLISH by qualified faculty approved by the graduate school at RUC.

Faculty members have a diverse background and most of them have been trained at some of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world and have impressive lists of publications and academic achievements. Each student in the program conducts research in his/her area of particular interest under the guidance of an RUC faculty member.... [-]


MSc in Region Studies: Russian Federation

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 Russia St. Petersburg

With the Master's Degree Program 'Regional Studies: Russian Federation' you will gain more profound and comprehensive knowledge about Russia. The course deals with problems of regional development and gives insights into cultural, historical, demographic and economic issues of the Russian Federation. [+]

With the Master's Degree Program 'Regional Studies: Russian Federation' you will gain more profound and comprehensive knowledge about Russia.

The course deals with problems of regional development and gives insights into cultural, historical, demographic and economic issues of the Russian Federation.

The major objective of the program is to build-up knowledge, skills and abilities making it possible to perform a comprehensive analysis related to regions in the Russian Federation.

Program profile. Major areas of expertise: History of Russia Economy of the Russian Federation Demographic Issues Culture of Russia Russian Language Key Points The course is primarily delivered in English; Regular participation in seminars, conferences and forums; In-depth knowledge delivered by highly-expertised professors; International relevant contacts for successful career in international governmental and non-governmental organizations; Cross-cultural studies and other extracurricular activities at the University; Scholarships to study abroad in English in one of the European partner universities (asemester or a summer school) Trainings and activities regarding issues of public authorities engaged with domestic and foreign policies, various scientific, educational, informational and cultural exchanges, trade and economic cooperation, bilateral and multilateral communication links. ... [-]

MPhil in History

Lingnan University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Applied and Interdisciplinary History: Usable Pasts

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom London Canterbury Russia Moscow Nizhny Novgorod + 4 more

Built on the international experience of developing similar programmes, we use methodologies of global, comparative and transnational historical research that facilitate the study of patterns connecting European, Russian, Eurasian and global history. A crucial feature of the programme is its interdisciplinary character. [+]

About the Programme

A large part of historical studies is conducted as applied research. Using and interpreting historical data enables historian to construct "usable pasts" as a tool for understanding the present and imagining possible and alternative avenues of future development. Applied history embraces methods and practices dealing with identification, preservation, interpretation, and presentation of historical artefacts, texts, structures, and landscapes. In one part of our training, we focus on material objects in history and their meanings within the framework of heritage and memory studies. The other part of the training will encompass a critical approach to the politics of circulation of historically formed discourses of identity and legitimacy in present-day society. The two-pronged approach to the complex problem of historical legacy and heritage will fill out the gap in professional training in history and provide a platform for creating interactive processes that link the historical object, the historian, and the public.... [-]


Arab Master in Democracy and Human Rights

Saint-Joseph University - Political Science Institute
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Lebanon Beirut

The Arab Master is a unique one year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. The programme spans over two semesters across the Arab World: one semester in Beirut and another in one of the partner Arab university. [+]

Interested in boosting your career in the field of Governance?

The Arab Master is unique one year cross-regional programme. It is an intensive advanced course on Human Rights and Democracy with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. The programme spans over two semesters across the Arab World: one semester in Beirut and another in a partner Arab university. The programme has a special focus on the politics within the Arab region and allows direct access to research in Tunisia, Jordan, Palestine, Egypt and Lebanon.

The Arab Master is growing network of academics and practitioners working within the Global Campus on Human Rights and is linked to six other regional masters across the world.... [-]


Master in Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirosaki University
Campus Full time 2 years April 2018 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 globalized 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.

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The Dual Degree in WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security

Moscow State Institute Of International Relations, MGIMO
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Russia Moscow USA Monterey + 2 more

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries. [+]

Program Profile

WMD Nonproliferation, Nuclear Policy and Global Security is the first Russian-American master’s program at MGIMO, taught by leading academics and practitioners from Russia, the United States, and other countries.

The Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS), Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO), and PIR Center have partnered to develop the Dual Degree in Nonproliferation Studies.

Our Aim

The program prepares students for professional careers in the nonproliferation field in national governments, international organizations, academia, think tanks, and the private sector. The interdisciplinary curriculum focuses on global security, history, science and technology, area studies, public policy, and research methods—with a particular emphasis on practical skills.... [-]


Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2018 Azerbaijan Nakhchivan

International Relations –is an integral part of the science which learns different aspects of diplomacy history, international law, world economy and military strategy. The environment influences to the dynamics of international relations- both social and non-social environment. [+]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

International Relations –is an integral part of the science which learns different aspects of diplomacy history, international law, world economy and military strategy. The environment influences to the dynamics of international relations- both social and non-social environment. Non-social environment means everything that existed before the creation of human society.

International Relations - a branch of political science, in which the states learn about each other and their relations with international intergovernmental organizations (BHT), multinational corporations (TMK) and other civil actors.

For the first time, the term "International Relations" included in scientific circulation by the English philosopher Jerami Bentam in the XVIII-XIX centuries.... [-]


MPhil in Humanities

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus Full time Part time 2 years September 2018 Hong Kong

The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a Ph.D. research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required. [+]

At HKUST, we offer the largest interdisciplinary university-level program in humanities and social science in Mainland China and Greater China and the only one to have an explicit, program-wide, comparative focus as exemplified by our innovative Global China Studies degrees.

Like every university of excellence, we are dedicated to research and teaching. What sets us apart from our peers is our explicit focus on global, especially North American and Chinese, best practice in teaching, graduate training and placement, and our own research.

The MPhil program provides training for students who intend to pursue careers in teaching and research. It can be an end in itself or serve as preparation for a Ph.D. research degree. Students may specialize in linguistics, literature, history, and anthropology, or philosophy and religion. Coursework and the completion of a thesis are required.... [-]


Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 China Tianjin

IAPP is an international relations programme with a focus on understanding China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking. [+]

International Affairs and Public Policy is the study of how countries form relationships with and interact with each other. China’s foreign policy and strategic thinking is highly influential, so studying this subject in China itself will provide some fascinating insights.

This programme is designed to prepare graduates for a wide range of careers in the field of international relations.

It will provide you with the academic and analytical skills necessary to understand the contemporary world and the rapidly changing context in which international relations and foreign diplomacy are conducted. This programme will also provide you with the ability to deploy strategic foresight and encourage you to engage in the spirit of constructive dialogue and mutual understanding.... [-]