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A Master of Arts or MA is a graduate degree typically earned after a program of study of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences or other, similar concentrations. These programs tend to last one to two years.

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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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 ... [+]

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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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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LUISS School of Government

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary programme aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provide ... [+]

The MA in European Studies (MES) is a one-year interdisciplinary program aimed at training future experts in European Union affairs and institutions. The master provides students holding at least a Bachelor’s Degree (or Italy’s Laurea Triennale) with broad yet specific proficiencies in EU institutions and policies.

The program, in particular, provides:

Advanced training on EU institutions and European policies Multinational perspective on EU public policies and EU Mediterranean affairs Seminar-style teaching An international student body at a top class academic institutions Unrivalled academic competency with an international faculty Strong professional and networking with regular meeting with EU professional experts and practicioners Practical training on EPSO selection procedures and EU Project Management Cycle Access to national and international institutions based in Rome ... [-]
Italy Rome
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English
Full-time
1 year
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
English
Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
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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
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Full-time
2 years
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University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences

The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree characterized by a distinct level of flexibility in allowing students to create a cou ... [+]

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies

The Latin American Studies Program at the University of Miami takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the politics, economics, cultures, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Courses in the program are offered in departments from every school and college at the University of Miami, and the program's faculty research topics ranging from development economics to immigrant health care, from indigenous music to Caribbean colonial literature, from the archaeology of the region's earliest people to present-day questions of resource conservation and management. Our students become true experts who can speak to a wide range of issues confronting Latin America; experts who can contribute proactively to development and cooperation as well as to business and political analysis in ways that their peers with a more traditional disciplinary focus simply cannot.... [-]

USA Miami
Open Enrollment
English
Full-time
Part-time
18 - 24 months
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 ... [+]

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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 2020
English
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 3 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Haifa, International School

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and though ... [+]

Masters of Arts (M.A) in Area studies. Program description

The International Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy, and thought. The course offers a comprehensive combination of Judaic studies that weaves together Biblical and Talmudic Studies, Jewish History, Philosophy, and Mysticism.

The program’s focus extends from the Biblical to Modern era, and is taught by experts in the fields of Biblical studies, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early and Late Antiquity, the Middle Ages, early Modern, and Modern Jewish History and Thought. Our parallel Hebrew-language program draws over two-hundred students annually and we are now happy to be able to offer it to students from around the world.

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Israel Haifa
October 2020
English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Turku

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. ... [+]

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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 (EAST) 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 this Programme in East Asian Studies 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
English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs

The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues. ... [+]

Asia is one of the most dynamic and rapidly changing regions of the world, and its significance in the 21st century is undeniable. Asia comprises almost 30 percent of the earth's landmass and is home to 60 percent of the world's population; the continent is as diverse as its populations, which drive the region's shifting role in the global arena.

On the path to sustained economic development, Asia’s urban migration and international trade are exploding. Problems still endure, however. The region is a flashpoint for conflicts, and its economic benefits are not evenly distributed. The Elliott School’s Asian Studies program prepares students to navigate this dynamic environment and address complex diplomatic, economic, security, and cultural issues.... [-]

USA Washington
January 2020
English
Full-time
2 years
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
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English
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
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 program. 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 ... [-]
Greece Thessaloniki Germany Bamberg
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English
Full-time
Part-time
13 - 25 months
Campus
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James Madison University

Taught exclusively in Florence, Italy, the Master of Arts in political science program focuses on comparative and international politics. This program is designed to dire ... [+]

This program is taught in Florence, Italy.

James Madison University's M.A. program in political science with a concentration in European Union Policy Studies (EUPS) is a one-year program based in Florence, Italy. Students become experts in European politics, policy analysis, and the transatlantic relationship in the city that has inspired Dante, Michelangelo, Machiavelli, and countless others.

Alumni of the master's program take on positions in government and diplomatic service, international business, non-governmental organizations, and educational/research institutions.

The program features small classes and a dynamic international faculty. Students put their policy analytic skills into practice during summer internships. They take multiple academic trips to Brussels and Strasbourg, where they network with officials in the European Parliament, European Commission, US Department of State, NATO, and elsewhere. They collaborate on team-based projects with masters-level peers from European universities. The program's coursework is in English, but Italian language training is emphasized, starting with full-immersion courses upon arrival.... [-]

USA Harrisonburg
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English
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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University of Bayreuth

This English-taught master’s program builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literature, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplina ... [+]

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This English-taught master’s program builds on knowledge relating to the diversity and creativity in languages, literature, arts, and media in Africa. The interdisciplinary orientation and subject combinations make the program one-of-a-kind.

The program is conceptualized as a continuation and immersion of the specialization fields offered in the Bachelor Program African Visual and Verbal Arts (Languages, Literatures, Media and Art) at Bayreuth University. These are African Linguistics, Swahili Studies, Literatures in African Languages, and Media/Arts and Curational Studies in Africa.

In addition to gaining knowledge in African languages and linguistics, the program now focuses on a deeper understanding of conditions and norms of language(s) in use; also in its mediated forms and social contexts. Hence, it is the primary goal of this program to convey an enhanced comprehension of culturally encoded knowledge in its various applications and expressions in Africa.... [-]

Germany Bayreuth
October 2019
English
Full-time
Part-time
4 semesters
Campus
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University of Hamburg in cooperation with Europa-Kolleg Hamburg

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in co ... [+]

Are you fascinated by the process of European integration and the way it holds a fascination for other regions in the world? Do you wish to deepen your understanding of this process and be actively involved in it? Do you aspire to a career in which well-grounded legal, economic and political science knowledge about European integration is indispensable? You have already completed your first degree preferably in the area of law, economics or political science with an outstanding result? Then you should apply for a place in our Master Programme.

The two-semester Master Programme "European and European Legal Studies" is offered by the Institute for European Integration of the Foundation Europa-Kolleg Hamburg in cooperation with the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Hamburg.... [-]

Germany Hamburg
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English,German
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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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
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English
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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