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Top Master of Art Degrees in Professional Studies in Europe 2019

MA Applied linguistics is the most common of a number of Masters, or MA as they are commonly known, which have a higher concentration on science and focus less on classroom practice .

The term “professional studies” is used to refer to academic programs that are designed to provide as much preparation as possible for the workplace. Students may learn about a specific industry or general professional concepts, as well as important career skills.

MA Program in Professional Studies in Europe

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18 Results in Professional Studies, Europe

University of Tartu

The MA program combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several ke ... [+]

The MA program of International Relations and Regional Studies combines a comprehensive study of international relations as an academic discipline and political practice with in-depth understanding of one or several key regions of the world, including the European Union, Russia and Eurasia, and the Baltic Sea region.

Why study international relations at the University of Tartu? The University of Tartu belongs to the TOP 1.2% of the world's best universities (QS and THE rankings) The research and teaching in the field of IR at UT is internationally visible and recognized placing us among the top IR schools in Eastern and Central Europe. Extensive international collaboration with universities in the U.S. (George Mason University, George Washington University), various universities in Europe, partner institutions in Russia (Higher School of Economics, MGIMO, and others), and major international academic networks (e.g. PONARS-Eurasia, EISA, CEEISA). Interesting geographical location: Estonia is one of the smallest EU member states which is situated in the center of the Baltic Sea Region and on Russia’s doorstep. Since 1989, Estonia has been in the center of democratic, economic and geopolitical change in Eastern Europe. Advanced study facilities, excellent libraries, well-equipped computer labs and modern residence halls. Interactive and innovative teaching and learning methods are widely used. A wide variety of opportunities to study abroad, incl. Erasmus+ agreements and ISEP. Studying in Tartu is both attractive and affordable – high-quality education at a low cost in a country that is simultaneously both ancient and very modern, close to nature and technologically... [-]
Estonia Tartu
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

The interdisciplinary MA program History: Medical and Health Humanities combines the history of health and medicine with a wide array of arts and humanities approaches. ... [+]

The interdisciplinary MA program History: Medical and Health Humanities combines the history of health and medicine with a wide array of arts and humanities approaches. Classes explore the different ways that bodies and minds have been investigated and understood, and how these various ways of knowing shape everyday life, medical practice, and public health policy. Participants learn to contextualize medical ideas in the time and culture, and to analyze a diverse range of sources, including historical artifacts, comics and films, medical texts and health journalism. Drawing on methods from across the disciplines, students will broaden their tools of investigation beyond the written word to also consider the sounds, smells, and the look and feel of the past and its lessons and legacies in the present day.... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
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SOAS University of London

This is a unique programme, its principal aim being to re-focus issues prioritised in western Gender Studies and Legal Theory on the complex specificities of Asia, Africa ... [+]

MA Gender Studies and Law

Programme Code: PGTF0038/PGTP0057/PGTP0058

Duration: One calendar year (full-time). Two or three years (part-time, daytime only)

Minimum Entry Requirements: Minimum upper second class (II.1) or above honours degree (or equivalent)

Start of programme: September intake only

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

Who is this programme for?:

The MA Gender Studies and Law at SOAS caters for students with a variety of backgrounds and objectives:

those coming from Women’s Studies or Gender Studies who wish to engage more deeply with gender theory in relation to regional specialisation and to connect this with legal knowledge, especially, but not exclusively, the societies of Asia, Africa and the Middle East; those coming from Asian, African or Middle Eastern Studies who wish to incorporate the study of gender and law into their own areas of expertise; and those having previously trained in particular disciplines, such as Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Cultural and Media Studies, History, Politics, Religious Studies, Sociology, Refugee/Diaspora Studies etc. ... [-]
United Kingdom London Singapore
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 3 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our a ... [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills.

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a PhD) or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research skills. It will also prepare you for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a Ph ... [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to wider society in a number of ways.

It is part of the Midlands Graduate School ESRC Doctoral Training Partnership, which recognises the importance of bringing cutting-edge expert knowledge to the heart of doctoral training.

Core modules provide a comprehensive basis to progress to advanced training in research methods. You will be able to undertake advanced subject-specific training in our areas of expertise, providing a wide range of opportunities to deepen and broaden your skills.

Primarily aimed at students following an ESRC-funded pathway onto a PhD, this course may also be suitable if you are intending to apply for +3 ESRC funding (to cover a PhD) or are interested in developing a wide range of social science research skills. It will also prepare you for research posts in academic, voluntary, private and third-sector settings.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Nottingham - Faculty of Social Sciences

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to society in ... [+]

Overview

Providing broad-based training in social science research, this course will equip you with the skills to manage a successful research career and contribute to society in a number of ways.

You will develop the following skills and the ability to apply them to practical research contexts:

Comprehension of the principles of research design and strategy, including an understanding of how to formulate research questions for empirical investigation Appreciation of alternative approaches to research Understanding of a broad range of research methods (including quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods) and the use of appropriate software for their application Advanced research skills and techniques relevant to your field of study Research management techniques, including data management, and conducting and disseminating research in a way that is consistent with both professional practice and the normal principles of research ethics Understanding of the significance of alternative epistemological positions that provide the context for theory construction, research design, and the selection of appropriate analytical techniques Solid grounding in the basics of probability and a critical understanding of the scientific method and the nature of reflexivity Application of good ethical practice across the entire research process ... [-]
United Kingdom Nottingham
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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International Hellenic University (IHU)

The MA in Art, Law and Economy aims at exploring and highlighting the functional interdependence between art, law and the economy. Particular emphasis will be placed upon ... [+]

The University

The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English.It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries.As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally.

The Course

The MA in Art, Law and Economy adopts a multi-disciplinary approach and is addressed to graduates of various academic backgrounds, including law, economics, political science, history of art, philosophy, etc., who wish to specialize in the interrelation between art, law and the economy.... [-]

Greece Thessaloniki
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
14 months
Campus
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University of Lincoln

This MA by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. You will have the freedom and flexibility to ... [+]

The Course

This MA by Research degree provides an opportunity to develop advanced and specific knowledge in a particular field of study. You will have the freedom and flexibility to choose and develop your own subject area and the opportunity to enhance your research and project management skills.

The postgraduate research team within the School of Health and Social Care are committed to providing the best possible experience for their students. You will have the chance to work alongside experienced academics who will guide you through the research process and support you with your personal and professional development in order to maximise your career opportunities on graduation.

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United Kingdom Boston
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
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University of Groningen

What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? How does the biomedical focus of current healthcare practice affect us? ... [+]

What role does religion and spirituality play in our experience of health and wellbeing? How does the biomedical focus of current healthcare practice affect us?

This interdisciplinary degree programme will examine what it means to be ill or healthy in diverse, individualized and highly technological societies, from psychological, cultural, ethical, and political perspectives. Not only do religious, cultural, political, physical, and technological diversity influence how we try to recover or maintain our health, they also influence what we think 'health' is in the first place.

This track within the Master's Programme in Theology and Religious Studies has two specializations: 'Spiritual Care [Geestelijke Verzorging]' and 'Ethics and Diversity'.... [-]

Netherlands Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
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Lund University

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philo ... [+]

This is a newly launched Master’s programme in the interdisciplinary field of human rights, with a profile within the humanities. The programme combines historical, philosophical, political and legal perspectives on the complex phenomenon that human rights represent in our world. The teaching faculty reflects the academic width of the master’s programme. We are committed to the view that human rights need to be regarded and studied not only as ethical principles or ground for law and policy but also as part of the infrastructure of a democratic society. Students have the opportunity to complete an internship as part of their studies. The programme is offered by the Human Rights Studies division at the Department of History, which is also home to the only PhD programme in interdisciplinary human rights studies in Sweden.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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Lund University

This Joint Master's programme emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and communit ... [+]

Applied cultural analysis is a multidisciplinary field of work and study that is heavily influenced by cultural theoretical perspectives and ethnographic methods coming from disciplines of study such as anthropology, ethnology and public folklore. It emphasises the teaching and implementation of strategies of collaborative engagement between university-trained scholars and actors beyond the university system.

The programme aims to develop and deepen students’ knowledge and skills within the field of applied cultural analysis. It emphasises the use of ethnography and cultural analysis as a means of helping organisations and businesses as well as municipal and community-based actors to develop their services, products and public outreach programmes. It does this while simultaneously working to enable those actors to find solutions to problems they may face as an aspect of their daily activities.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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University of Leeds, Faculty of Education, Social Sciences, and Law

This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. ... [+]

Overview This wide-ranging programme explores key concepts, methods, debates and applications in social and political theory. Core modules will introduce you to social and political thought and its relation to economic, social, political and cultural problems in a fast-changing, globalised world. From the seminal works of Karl Marx to contemporary thinkers such as Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, you’ll think about how these approaches can help us understand social change on the global stage. Beyond this, you’ll choose modules that suit your own interests – you could specialise in gender, racism and ethnicity studies, social policy, globalisation, care, health or disability among others. You can also pursue research training to prepare for further study. Research insight - the Bauman Institute You’ll become part of the Bauman Institute, launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Zygmunt Bauman to analyse social change around the world. It’s an exciting and stimulating research environment where you’ll learn from experts in their fields. The Bauman Institute is inspired by Bauman’s sociological imagination, and has earned an international reputation for teaching and research. Bringing together researchers from diverse disciplines, it investigates the ways in which societies continue to evolve in areas such as power and resistance and the sociology of capitalism. Course content ... [-]
United Kingdom Leeds
September 2019
12 - 24 months
Campus
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Eötvös Loránd University

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by me ... [+]

The goal of this program is to provide students with knowledge about the multifaceted nature of intercultural issues, multi/interculturalism, and social integration by means of a multidisciplinary approach, which includes psychology, education, sociology, and anthropology. The program is both theory-based and practice-oriented. Courses are based on the latest research in relevant fields, and students are given opportunities to test and apply their theoretical knowledge in practical situations. Approximately half of the program consists of training, seminars, and field work.

This program is recommended to applicants who are interested in the cultural, intercultural, and social aspects of psychology and education. We look for those applicants who see a great challenge in the organization of the working together of people of different sociocultural backgrounds, in the initiating and maintaining of intercultural dialogue, in the efficient resolution of emerging conflicts, and in profiting on the assets of diversity as well as in the promotion of the living together and successful cooperation of various minority and majority groups.... [-]

Hungary District V.
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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WSPiA Interdisciplinary Centre for Business Studies

This Master’s degree program is offered in partnership with the Citadel School of Business (USA). ... [+]

Get your MA degree! Make your choice, do not squander this opportunity

You are reading about a Master’s degree program of an unusual character. In the XXI century, many educational institutions have realized that reliance on the XIX century patterns of teaching and learning is a dead end. They have figured out that in the world of rapid technological growth, changing geopolitical realities (a two-superpower world transforming into a one-superpower international system which in turn is sliding into a multiple-power system with many regional powers), and yet-to-fathom demographic shifts, apart from skills and competencies one should learn how to adapt, use one’s imagination and creativity, appreciate diversity and choose optimal courses of action.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
April 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to stu ... [+]

Online MA Law (i-MA Law) - Part-time

Our i-MA Law is an online course designed for non-law graduates who want to gain a legal qualification at Master’s Level. This is an online course, with the option to study over one or two years. You’ll learn practical legal skills such as analysis and critical evaluation, alongside a range of transferable attributes such as research and presentation skills.

Our structured course is delivered online by qualified lawyers. Our reputation for teaching excellence is highlighted by our Gold ranking from the UK Government-led Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for our students. ... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
September 2019
Part-time
21 months
Online
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