Masters in Social Sciences in Asia

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

As the largest and most populous continent in the world, Asia consists of a wide variety of ethnic groups, cultures, environments, economics, historical ties, and governmental systems.

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Master in International Affairs and Public Policy

Nankai University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 China Tianjin

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

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. 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. As well as developing your academic and problem-solving capabilities, the programme will equip you with the tools to make sense of the complex world around us, to think on your feet and to consider international issues and events from a global perspective. WHY STUDY INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AT NANKAI? The Zhou Enlai School of Government that delivers the programme is ranked number 1 in China. As one of the most prestigious schools in China, the Zhou Enlai School of Government is an elite centre for research and teaching in the fields of politics, political science, international relations and Sino-Foreign diplomacy. The school is named after Premier Zhou Enlai, one of China’s most revered leaders of the 20th century, holding the position as Chinese Premier. WHAT WILL I STUDY?... [-]

Master in Sociology

Central China Normal University
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years September 2017 China Wuhan

Master students must participate in the topic and dissertation survey and research of their supervisors, participate in the scientific research projects of their supervisors, and chose a topic to conduct survey and research. The means of the survey and research include field work, material collecting, data analysis, and etc., which are normally scheduled in the second year, last for twenty days in total, and subject to the practical needs and conditions of their supervisors. [+]

Master students must participate in the topic and dissertation survey and research of their supervisors, participate in the scientific research projects of their supervisors, and chose a topic to conduct survey and research. The means of the survey and research include field work, material collecting, data analysis, and etc., which are normally scheduled in the second year, last for twenty days in total, and subject to the practical needs and conditions of their supervisors. Before graduation, Master students must finish at least two course papers, and two “academic-year thesis”. Those who apply for early graduation, should officially publish one paper (within the field of their major studies) in a CSSCI journal, as the first author, or as the second author when the first author is their supervisor, and in the name of CCNU. The paper must be officially published, and the notice of publication cannot substitute for the actual publication. Curricular Design Why competitive The Masters in Sociology standard program duration is three years, the maximum duration is four years. The course study takes two year (though their focus during this period should be on course studies and practice activities, they can make some preparation for the academic dissertation), and the work of dissertation normal takes at least one year. We adopt the credit system, and the total credits required are 33 credits (16 hours/credit), among which 4 are credits for practice activities. [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. 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... [-]

MPhil in Public Policy

The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Campus September 2017 Hong Kong

The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train students in original research in public policy, and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation. [+]

Global policy challenges such as ageing, climate change, economic crises, and terrorism call for innovative solutions beyond institutional and disciplinary boundaries, and public policy schools, departments, institutes and programs have been set up in leading universities around the world to tackle these global challenges. With substantial strengths in science, engineering, business and management, and quantitative social science areas, the Division of Public Policy (PPOL) and the Institute for Public Policy (IPP) are established to develop public policy as an emerging strategic area by fostering close collaboration across disciplines and to contribute more to policy development in key policy areas both locally and globally. The program aims to develop unique interdisciplinary postgraduate programs to provide rigorous training in policy research on a wide range of policy areas, such as environmental/ social/ economic policy, innovation and technology policy that meet society’s needs and professional requirements. MPhil in Public Policy The Master of Philosophy (MPhil) program aims to train students in original research in public policy, and to cultivate independent, interdisciplinary and innovative thinking that is essential for a successful research career in public policy research and formulation. Research Foci The following areas are the Division's main foci: Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Environmental Policy and Sustainability Social Changes and Public Policy China's Development Policies To facilitate interdisciplinary research, students enrolled in the Program will be co-supervised by faculty members of the Division who have been appointed jointly with other schools. Admission Requirements i. General Admission Requirements Applicants seeking admission to a master's... [-]

Master in Diplomacy and International Security

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Do you want to develop a global vision of international security and defense through an innovative vision of diplomacy and security? The Master in Diplomacy and International Security offered by the Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences can meet your expectations. The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. The Master in Diplomacy and International Security enables you to: Boost your career by incorporating new techniques in an ever evolving field Develop your skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution, risk analysis and political, economic and human safeties Study and work at the same time Develop your oral and written skills in order to communicate in diplomatic andInternational Security contexts How many years does it take to complete the Master degree? The Master is completed in at least two years spread over four semesters. However, this regulation is flexible. You can extend this duration if you are involved in a double degree program, or if you are part of the professional world. The Master has a total of 36 credits, including 12 credits of common education, 18 credits of specialization courses and 6 credits related to the thesis. What to do after the Master? This training... [-]

Master in Career Guidance and Counseling

European University Cyprus
Campus or Online Full time 18 months September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. [+]

The program seeks to provide a high level of scientific knowledge to prepare qualified scientists who will help individuals in career planning, professional and educational guidance, and in career development and growth. Employment Opportunities Career Guidance and Counselling in the public and private education sector, Youth and Employment Programs, Human Resource sector, freelance consultant. [-]

Master’s in International Cooperation Policy

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University (APU)
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Japan Beppu Germany Birkenfeld + 2 more

The Asia Pacific region and the international community as a whole are facing many urgent issues which need to be addressed in order to ensure equitable development and sustainable environments. The program provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. The master’s program in International Cooperation Policy provides students with policy-oriented and practical advice, drawing on diverse fields to train creative professionals who can understand complex challenges from multiple perspectives and formulate feasible solutions with integrative approaches from global, regional, and local perspectives. Such training will improve practical skills and knowledge to plan, implement and evaluate projects, and thereby contribute to organizations that work closely with and in developing nations. Students can select one of the following five divisions for their specialization: International Public Administration, Public Health Management, Sustainability Science, Tourism and Hospitality and Development Economics. They are required to take analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented seminar courses. Additionally, numerous seminars and workshops are organized throughout the year. There are many opportunities for students to participate in the exchange of ideas, information and expertise with academics, experts, business executives, policy makers, and senior administrators. Students must submit a master’s thesis or research report in order to complete their degree. Divisions International Public Administration (IPA) The International Public Administration (IPA) division is aimed at providing knowledge and skills to those who are interested in pursuing an advanced career in national and international governmental organizations. This division enables students to improve professional and practical skills to manage and evaluate administrative operations and policies in national, regional and global settings. The major subjects in this division relate to international organizations, international cooperation policy and public administration, and... [-]

Master in International Sociology

Saint Petersburg State University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia St. Petersburg

The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. [+]

Overview The program was established by SPbU Department of Sociology in collaboration with South Korean and European universities and academic foundations and is a part of the International Sociology program. Its mission is to build awareness of today’s social, political, economic and cultural problems and processes typical for the Western and Eastern societies in view of globalization as well as to develop skills in comparative sociological analysis of these problems and processes. All courses of the master program are taught in English by leading professors and lecturers from Russia, Germany, the Netherlands and the Republic of Korea. The students of the program have an opportunity to participate in international and Russian research projects and scientific conferences. They actively publish their research works in scientific journals in Russia and abroad. Programme outline Compulsory courses: Modern Sociological Theories Global Sociology Comparative Sociology Evolution of Social Inequality in Modern Societies Civil Society in Global Perspective Cross-cultural Communications with the View of Globalisation Sociology of Consumption in Modern Society Elective courses: Global Networks Religious Integration in Global Perspective Gender Issues with the View of Globalisation Globalization of Education and Science Urban Social Space: Cultural and Communicative Practices Effective Professional Communication Scientific Research Technology and Scientific Discourse Workshop on Comparative Sociology Credits: 120 ECTS [-]

Master in International Relations and Diplomacy

Nakhchivan State University
Campus Full time September 2017 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. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. 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. For the first time in the modern sense, the concept of diplomacy was used by French diplomatist François Kalyerin in his book «Methods of negotiations with rulers» printed in 1716. Diplomacy - taking account of specific conditions and nature of the issues of solved problems, is a means of deceiving the foreign policy of the state, consisting of the non- military practical measures, a set of methods and techniques. [-]

European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA)

The European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC)
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Italy Venice

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester in Venice (Italy), and a Second Semester in one of the 41 partner universities in the EU. [+]

E.MA offers you a unique learning and human experience through this intensive one-year Master’s programme articulated in two semesters: a First Semester from September to January in Venice (Italy) and a Second Semester from February to July in one of the 41 E.MA universities in the EU. The historic and peaceful location of the Monastery of San Nicolò in Venice Lido will be the setting where you will meet, learn, study and debate with our international network of academics, field practitioners and experts in human rights, development and institution building. Join the community of more than 1300 human rights professionals and defenders holding the E.MA Joint Degree and now working in national, international, governmental, inter- and non-governmental organisations, as well as academic institutions, dealing with human rights and democratisation. Admission The deadline for applications for the academic year 2017/2018 is 17 March 2017. Necessary documents: - Your Curriculum Vitae - A copy of your University degree(s) and transcript of exams (with translation into English, French or Italian if the originals are in another language). If you have studied in Europe you will also have to present the related Diploma Supplement(s) - A copy of your passport (personal information page only) - Two letters of reference - Copy of English language certificate(s) obtained in the last 3 years (accepted certificates are the Cambridge First Certificate/Advanced/Proficiency, TOEFL or IELTS) - A copy of the Application Processing Fee - The application will be provided on-line and the documents should be uploaded in PDF... [-]

MA in Conflict Analysis & Resolution

Sabanci University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has made a substantial investment to develop a Conflict Analysis and Resolution Program that is designed to provide graduate level education for Turkish and foreign students. Consistent with the philosophy and mission of the University, the Program aims to take a regional lead in providing support for peacemaking and conflict prevention schemes on the ground. Initiated in Fall 2000, the master's program in Conflict Analysis and Resolution has the following goals and objectives: Presenting students with an analytical perspective that will enable them to define objective parameters as well as the perceptual and psychological context of conflicts Equipping students with theoretical understanding and practical skills in conflict resolution so as to assist them in managing conflict situations creatively and constructively. Various approaches to conflict resolution and conflict management techniques are introduced, such as negotiation, mediation, problem solving techniques, and track two diplomacy Encouraging students to apply their conflict resolution background to policy issues related to disputes in or among governments, organizations, civil societies, or corporations. The international dimension of the program considers the changing nature of diplomacy in the post-Cold War era. In this context, the Program treats different frameworks of conflict resolution as a tool to study and generate alternative foreign policy options. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences is determined to pursue these objectives in an effective way through building international institutional networks as well as strategic alliances with universities and NGOs. Program... [-]

Master of Philosophy (Food Studies)

Taylor’s University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months July 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... [-]

Master in Cultural Studies (with Thesis)

Istanbul Sehir University
Campus Full time September 2017 Turkey Üsküdar

The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political Science and International Relations, and History. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Cultural Studies: What does it study and how? Cultural Studies is an “interdisciplinary” field concerned with the study of culture in all of its aspects. Its source disciplines are media studies, literary criticism, film studies, sociology, anthropology, history, political science and psychology. Going beyond the elitist and narrow conventional definition of culture as “the best of what has been thought and said,” Cultural Studies focuses on all kinds of cultural practices and products. For Cultural Studies, “culture” is not simply high art but all kinds of practices of production of sign and meaning; it does not involve only the self-conscious aspect of societies and social groups, but also their habits, traditions and everyday life; and it is not simply homogenous and static, but heterogeneous, dynamic and ever-changing. Major topics and concerns of Cultural Studies are: media and culture industry, cultural policies and popular culture; film, art and literature; visual culture and visual technologies; language, image, symbolic structures and ideologies; identity and subjectivity; class, gender, race and ethnicity; cultural history; colonialism and post-colonial world; globalization, global and local cultures; Orientalism and Westernism; cultural power and hegemony; cultural aspects of politics and public sphere; cultural difference, dissidence, and resistance, sub-cultures; new media and technologies, changing notions of time and space. Cultural Studies at İstanbul Şehir University: Approach and Philosophy The M.A. Program in Cultural Studies is an interdisciplinary program established with the contributions of various departments and faculty: Media Studies, Sociology, Turkish Literature, Psychology, Political... [-]

Master of Professional Counselling

Monash University Malaysia
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 years July 2017 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. PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITIONS This course will be submitted for accreditation by the following professional organisations: Malaysian Board of Counsellors (Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia) Australian Counselling Association (ACA) Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA COURSE STRUCTURE This course consists of advance prepatory units, core units and application units. You must complete: (a) Four advanced prepatory units (24 points) Counselling practice and theory Human growth and lifespan development Mental health issues: grief, trauma and substance abuse Counselling in a multicultural context (b) Eight core units (48 points) Children and adolescents counselling Personnel and career development counselling Counselling skills: individuals and couples Ethics and... [-]

Master of Political Science and International Affairs

American University of Armenia
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Armenia Yerevan

The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. [+]

Masters in Social Sciences in Asia 2017. Program The PSIA program at the American University of Armenia equips students with advanced analytical reasoning, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills through the study of political science and international affairs. The two-year Master’s degree in PSIA offers a curriculum that includes political theory, methodology, international relations, comparative politics, public administration, public policy, development policy, and political economy. Throughout the program, students are encouraged to think critically about issues from both a local and global perspective as they engage in analysis, research, writing, and leadership training. Courses place a strong emphasis on research and comparative methodology, analysis, and on bringing practical applications of theory into the classroom. Graduates from the program pursue careers in politics, government, and international relations within the Armenian government, non-governmental organizations, and international organisations. Admission and Graduation Requirements Admission Requirements To be considered for admission to PSIA, an applicant must meet AUA’s general admission requirements and the PSIA-program specific requirements, which include: An undergraduate degree from a four or five year program Demonstrated English proficiency with a minimum TOEFL iBT score of 79 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.5. Test scores cannot be more than 2 years old at the time of application. A minimum 25th percentile score on the GRE quantitative examination. A high undergraduate Grade Point Average (GPA). Two letters of recommendation. A concise and informative personal statement. In addition to these requirements, work and volunteer experience are also taken into consideration. The program may also require... [-]