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Top 126 MAs in Area studies 2019

The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.

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LUISS School of Government

This two-year program is aimed at those students who retain a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives while focusing on EU institutions and poli ... [+]

This two-year program is aimed at those students who retain a strong interest in international politics and global perspectives while focusing on EU institutions and policies in a global environment.

This program is the result of a joint partnership between School of Government of LUISS Guido Carli in Rome, Italy and the Department of Politics at the University of Sheffield.

The strategic objectives are:

Advanced training on EU and international institutions Global perspective on EU public policies with a focus on East Asia and Mediterranean affairs Advanced seminar-style teaching An international student body Cultural experiences in Italy and the United Kingdom Unrivalled academic competency with an international faculty from both universities Strong professional and networking combining the strength of both LUISS School of Government in Rome e University of Sheffield Practical training on EPSO selection procedures and EU Project Management Cycle Access to the student services of both institutions irrespective of the period of study. ... [-]
Italy Rome
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw

We address this program to foreign students from all over the world (and also from Poland) who want to pursue their Master's degree in our country, become familiar with i ... [+]

General idea and Invitation

INVITATION

We invite you to choose our graduate degree program: "Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought" (PCE-CE). We address this program to foreign students from all over the world (and also from Poland) who want to pursue their Master's degree in our country, become familiar with its history and culture, make new friends, and embark on an interesting existential and intellectual adventure.

IDEA

What is "Philosophy and Culture of East-Central Europe - Experience and Thought"?

One of Master’s degree programs in philosophy offered at the Institute of Philosophy, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw (Poland) - addressed to all graduate students interested in getting to know the philosophical-cultural legacy of Central and Eastern Europe. The studies provide an opportunity to become familiar with the experience and thought of the people of this region as well as to gain knowledge, skills, and competencies related thematically to the philosophy and culture of Central and Eastern Europe.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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Centre for European Studies at Jagiellonian University

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, speciality, and opt ... [+]

M.A. in European Studies

The MA programme in European Studies is composed of high-level postgraduate courses taught in English. Students will take classes from the core, key, speciality, and optional categories according to their academic specialisation and personal interest. The maximum duration of studies is 4 semesters.

Objectives

This programme is designed to provide students with advanced and interdisciplinary knowledge of contemporary European affairs. Our focus is the study of the political, economic and cultural character of Central and Eastern Europe and the European Union. Most of our graduates apply their expertise in careers in either non-governmental or business sectors, while others continue with their studies on a doctoral level.... [-]

Poland Kraków
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

Master's programme is designed for students who have obtained a bachelor's degree. The study is designed as a multidisciplinary overview of humanities and social sciences ... [+]

The Philosophical Faculty of the University of Hradec Králové offers master's degree which may be pursued in full-time study. Master's degree programme is designed for students who have obtained a bachelor's degree. The study is designed as a multidisciplinar overview of humanities and social sciences, in which Central Europe is characterized in a broad context.

Study Contents

Inter-disciplinary studies within the scope of humanities and social sciences. Central Europe is comprehended and studied in a broader, especially historical-political and socio-economic context. Courses of Czech, Polish and German are offered as a part of the studies. A graduate of the study field Central European Studies will obtain detailed knowledge of Central European realia, particularly in the area of the modern history, politics, culture, society and economy of Middle Europe. The graduates will be provided with the ability to analyse the current social, economic and political events in this region as well as in the individual mid-European countries. ... [-]
Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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University of Salzburg- Centre of European Union Studies

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely ... [+]

MA in European Union Studies

Politics, Law and Economics are highly influenced by European decisions. Knowledge of European institutions, policies, decision procedures and law is therefore extremely relevant for everybody working in the public and private sectors. The unique master program in European Union Studies imparts students with a profound theoretical and practical knowledge in these areas, by connecting political science, law, economics, history, communication studies, and languages.

The program also provides opportunities for studying abroad, enhancing the international qualification and the language competences of its students. Also, the whole study program is taught in English (since Curriculum 2016), intensifying the international focus. The master program takes account of political and socio-economic processes and includes European practitioners and experts from the European institutions in its teaching program. By simulating decision procedures and moot courts students practice preparing bargaining positions and negotiating these position in the framework of the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union, the Commission and the European Court of Justice.... [-]

Austria Salzburg
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and th ... [+]

About

The Master of Arts in North African and Middle Eastern Studies (NAMES) offers an intensive study of social sciences and humanities courses focusing on North Africa and the Middle East combined with an equally intensive study of Modern Standard Arabic. The course also includes the opportunity for direct contact with the realities of the field and with social actors and stakeholders. The program takes advantage of the school’s faculty expertise in the region, as well as their experience in teaching diverse student bodies. The program is intended to address the needs of students who want to become specialists in this region by learning about its culture, history, economy, and politics. Students come from different academic backgrounds, including International Studies, International Relations, Political Science, Anthropology, Economics, Sociology, Mediterranean Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.... [-]

Morocco Ifran
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Turku

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. ... [+]

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Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

Gain in-depth knowledge of today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world!

The master’s degree programme in East Asian studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

Students gain expertise in East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research.

Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career.... [-]

Finland Turku
August 2020
Full-time
Campus
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University of Macedonia

The MA in the Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe aims at offering a comprehensive analysis of both political and economic development ... [+]

Double Masters

Political Science (University of Bamberg)

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MA in Politics and Economics of Contemporary Eastern and Southeastern Europe (University of Macedonia) http://mabsos.uom.gr/

The Double Masters degree allows you to:

Achieve two MA degrees within two years. Acquire theoretical expertise in political institutions and processes in an international framework. Build up considerable empirical knowledge of Eastern and Southeastern Europe by benefiting from the dual component of the Double Degree programme. Scholarships are available. The language of instruction is English at both locations. Modules taught in German at Bamberg are open to all students with an adequate command of German. An Interdisciplinary and Regional Focus in Thessaloniki ... [-]
Germany Bamberg Greece Thessaloniki
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
13 - 25 
Campus
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UCD Clinton Institute for American Studies

The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules, you will encounter diverse perspe ... [+]

“Having spent years working in news I’d always wanted to get behind the headlines. This master offers a fascinating insight into the policies, ideologies and people that have shaped the US and thus our world order”. – Niamh Sammon, (former student)

The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy encourages students to comprehend the how and why of the subject. Throughout the modules, you will encounter diverse perspectives but the main emphasis will be upon scholarly and/or policy-oriented readings and discussions.

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Careers

The MA in American Politics and Foreign Policy is designed for those people planning, or already engaged in, a career in the diplomatic service, journalism, international organizations, or non-governmental organizations. This master will also prepare you for a career in politics, political risk analysis, academia, and think tanks.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 
Campus
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Kennesaw State University

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global lea ... [+]

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The sole American Studies graduate curriculum in the University System of Georgia, this program at Kennesaw State University enhances interdisciplinary, builds global learning and associated intercultural skills, and promotes civic engagement. The curriculum blends historical and place-based study with analysis of cultural products and requires to students to apply their learning in their personal and professional communities. The program is flexible, allowing students to pursue work that fits their own professional goals and interests. Our graduate program offers extensive training in scholarship and emphasizes innovative interdisciplinary approaches and collaboration among faculty and graduate students.... [-]

USA Kennesaw
June 2019
Part-time
Campus
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Georgetown University - SFS - School of Foreign Service

Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) aims to produce students who are conversant at the expert level in the languages, politics, economics, history and societal aspect ... [+]

Housed within Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Master of Arts in Asian Studies (MASIA) program provides students a unique combination of functional training and regional expertise. This degree equips students with the necessary skills to engage with private and public sector interests in Asia while solving global issues related to the region. MASIA at Georgetown is a terminal, 36-credit (12-course) program, where students have the opportunity to study core disciplines in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to Asia. Students also pursue one or more thematic/geographic concentrations. A thesis option is available.

This innovative balance of traditional area studies and functional training offers students a package of scholarly expertise and substantive skills that enhances the intellectual value and the marketability of their degree, whether they pursue employment or a Ph.D. after graduation.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Goldsmiths, University of London

The MA in Politics, Development and the Global South reflects Goldsmiths’ interdisciplinary academic spirit, drawing on expertise in the Centre for Postcolonial Studies, ... [+]

How can (and should) we talk about the challenges and possibilities for development in the 21st century?

Development has long been held up as an ideal for societies and peoples, and the pursuit of it has been decisive in shaping the modern world. Many degrees treat it as an uncontested term and presume that the only task is to consider the best means towards this end. By contrast, the MA in Politics, Development and the Global South begins by showing that in the 21st century ‘development’ – what it means and how it is to be achieved – has become a site of struggle, one where new forms of politics and theory have emerged.

Major changes in recent decades, including the emergence of new geopolitical powers on the international stage, growing challenges to neoliberal dogmas, heightened concern with increasing global inequality, and recognition of the danger of ecological devastation, have meant that the study and pursuit of development requires a fresh, innovative approach. Throughout this degree, you’ll study the Global South as a producer, not simply a consumer, in theory, and as a site where novel forms of political struggle are emerging.... [-]

United Kingdom London
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 
Campus
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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Master of Arts in Middle East Studies program combines a rigorous academic foundation in the study of the Middle East with a strong professional orientation. ... [+]

There are few issues in international affairs that do not involve the Middle East. We aim to train our students to develop a solid understanding of the region — its history, cultures, conflicts, and contributions — drawing on the breadth and depth of GW's faculty expertise on the region.

The Master of Arts in Middle East Studies program combines a rigorous academic foundation in the study of the Middle East with a strong professional orientation. Bridging the theory and practice of international affairs, the program will prepare students for careers in government, the private sector, and international and nongovernmental organizations.

The curriculum includes a range of courses covering the history, politics, economics, international relations and cultures of the societies and nations of the Middle East. In consultation with the program director, each student will develop a program of study that combines a broad overview of the region through a set of core courses, along with a more specialized field based on the student's specific academic and career interests. In addition, completion of the M.A. in Middle East Studies requires demonstrated oral and reading proficiency in a language of the Middle East region.... [-]

USA Washington
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
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Gratz College

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times. ... [+]

Program Overview

The Gratz College Holocaust and Genocide Studies program focuses on the Holocaust, its contemporary significance, and the broader phenomenon of genocide in modern times.

The program is designed for educators in public and private schools, museum staff, community professionals, religious and lay leaders, those involved in interfaith dialogue, and adult learners taking classes for personal enrichment or credit.

Students have access to the Holocaust Oral History Archive at Gratz College's Tuttleman Library, which comprises one of the largest collections of audio-taped testimony in the United States. The Tuttleman Library itself houses a collection of over 2,200 titles of Holocaust and related resources. In addition, there are approximately 1,400 titles on World War II.... [-]

USA Philadelphia
September 2019
Full-time
Online & Campus Combined
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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San ... [+]

Program Details

Our two-year, 28-unit program provides knowledge and analysis of the societies, history, literature, economics, and politics of the world's most dynamic region. The 28 credits typically consist of five to six core courses, a capstone project, and two elective courses.

Classes are held in the late afternoon or evening, Monday through Thursday, which provides students the flexibility to balance their graduate studies with work and personal responsibilities.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students completing the MAPS Program will be able to demonstrate:

an ability to apply research tools and methods to analyze critically topics within class disciplines and contemporary interdisciplinary fields of Asia Pacific Studies. an understanding of sociocultural histories and traditions, political and economic patterns of development, organizational practices and behaviors, and contemporary events as evidenced in the Asia Pacific region. oral and written proficiency in an Asian language corresponding to the fourth semester of USF undergraduate courses, or the equivalent level in languages not taught at USF. practical experience in Asia-Pacific related contexts via opportunities for academic and professional development such as internships, fieldwork, conferences, symposia, public programs, class excursions and other types of experiential learning. Program of Study ... [-]
USA San Francisco
August 2019
Full-time
Campus
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