A masters refers to the completion of a graduate study program that prepares students to further their knowledge of a specific subject or advance their careers. The majority of masters are granted by state or public universities.
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.
Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant for African studies.
Master Programs in Area studies. Level of education: Master program
Type of instruction: Full-time
Duration: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Benefits of the program
Extensive experience in teaching African languages combined with a comprehensive set of courses relevant to African studies.
Students have access to unique electronic resources in Russian and foreign languages as well as to a dedicated collection of the M. Gorky Scientific Library of St Petersburg University. The Library holds over 300 copies of fiction, science and education books in all the languages of the program. It boasts a collection of ancient manuscripts and block books common in Oriental cultures as well as rare and antiquarian books and lithographs.
Complex approach to African Studies
Introduction to African Studies
Historical and typological linguistics of African languages
African languages and general linguistics
African folklore and oral tradition
Ethnopsychology of African peoples
Areal linguistics and dialectology of African languages
African geography and modern political situation
African literature in European languages
Literature in African languages
Sketch of African history
Religions of Africa
Amharic, Bambara, Hausa, Swahili
Students acquire skills in working with academic and reference literature as well as its analysis
Expert evaluation and analysis of problems related to Africa
Knowledge of the ethnolinguistic situation in the region and the ability to understand the multicultural environment
A one-year postgraduate program, offered by the University of Bonn at the Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI). Taught by ZEI professors and a flying faculty of
The development of the European Union has increased the need for comprehensive expertise in European affairs as well as the sources and effects of integration at all levels of government and in the private sector in the EU. ZEI's Master in European Studies - Governance and Regulation prepares students for an international career in EU institutions, international organizations, national administrations, NGOs and global companies.
The transformation process of the EU includes and affects the development of EU institutions and their interplay with national institutions in the EU Member States. Based on subsequent treaty changes, more and more sovereignty has been transferred from the national to the EU level. The program examines the implications of EU governance for the EU as well as for its Member States, also taking into account national reservations. The program also introduces ZEI students to the basic theories and methods of economic integration and economic and monetary governance in the EU....
Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth log
Master Programs in Area studies.
Japan-Global Development program (JGDP) is a newly established two-year master’s program to provide students the opportunity to learn universal development and growth logic in the fields of politics, economy and management, using Japan’s experiences in economic development and corporate growth as basic case materials. The JGDP was jointly developed by JICA and IUJ under the JICA-DSP.*
*JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Development Studies Program (JICA-DSP)
”JICA-DSP” is a program that invites future leaders from partner countries to Japan to complete master’s or doctor’s degrees at Japanese graduate schools, where they learn about Japan’s experiences with its own modernization and development experience with Japanese development cooperation to other countries. JICA and universities in Japan jointly built and offer the JICA-DSP.
Students will not only study in their respective academic fields, but will also learn much from modern Japan’s experience of development, which differs significantly from the history of growth and development found in the West. Students can study the “Japanese experience” systematically, including even negative ones, so that they may use this knowledge to contribute to the development of their own countries.
This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross
GPS is proud to offer a new, innovative, two-year, full-time degree: Master of Chinese Economic and Political Affairs. Beginning in fall 2017, students will work with UC San Diego’s world-class community of China scholars to investigate in depth the most important issues relating to contemporary China.
This professional degree allows students to combine UC San Diego’s rigorous professional training with a specialist’s interest in China. Students are trained to use cross-disciplinary tools to dig deeply into the economics and politics of China, as well as to consider its place in the Asia Pacific region and its relationship with the U.S.
The expertise of the degree’s core faculty covering economics, management, political science, and policy analytics, is supplemented by other UC San Diego scholars who specialize in Chinese politics, society, history and language. The result is academic and professional training that prepares graduates for an array of academic, business, diplomatic and government positions....
TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involv
TEMA+ European Territories: Heritage and Development is a two-year (120 ECTS), bilingual (English and French) Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree programme (EMJMD), involving five universities from the EU and Canada. The TEMA+ Consortium is coordinated from ELTE and formed by the École des Hautes en Sciences Sociales in Paris (EHESS), the University of Catania (UNICT), the Charles University, Prague (CUNI), and the Laval University from Canada (UL) in cooperation with the European Heritage Label (EHL) and different UNESCO offices.
The goal of this program is to provide a better understanding of the growing presence and importance of cultural heritage in a European context by applying a multinational, interdisciplinary approach. Over the past decade, academics have started recognizing the importance and impact of European cultural heritage on identity and contemporary culture. For this reason, the consortium has commonly decided to use its expertise to develop a new interdisciplinary programme and curriculum and to create the first European joint master programme on European Heritage Studies that connects the academic fields of Social Sciences and Humanities....
The Master's degree program in European studies is for anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science or humanistic subject who would like to add a European
European studies: European connections
The Master's degree program in European studies is for anyone with a Bachelor's degree in a relevant social science or humanistic subject who would like to add a European dimension to their education. The purpose of the degree program is to give you general knowledge of European conditions, political as well as historical and cultural, to build on the insight you gained in your BA studies.
Work internationally and interculturally
With a Master’s degree in European studies, you are qualified to analyse, understand and work with both European diversity and everything that brings Europeans together. European studies is an interdisciplinary and multicultural degree program and therefore prepares you to work in international organisations, large corporations and in public administration....
Many people regard the 21st century as the “Asia Pacific century” as a result of the region’s continuous and robust growth. The region’s prominence can be witnessed throu
The Master’s program in Asia Pacific Studies aims to educate and transform students into competent leaders ready to handle challenges facing the Asia Pacific region. The program encourages students to analyze complicated and ever-changing sociocultural conditions and international issues, pursue feasible solutions and pave a path to a prosperous future for the region. Students accumulate professional knowledge and insights, interpret complex facts in objective and systematic manners and provide insightful solutions to problems.
A broad range of issues is addressed in the two divisions: International Relations and Society and Culture. The courses taught under this program consist of four pillars: analytical foundation courses, core courses on the Asia Pacific region, division-specific courses and research-oriented intensive seminar courses. This program nurtures students’ research skills, including the ability to formulate frameworks for analyses, collect and analyze data, and test arguments and hypotheses. Students are expected to conduct research under a specific theme in a systematic manner throughout their studies....
Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studyi
Are you interested in European or Nordic issues?
Would you like to understand populism in Europe or how to respond to political violence? Or are you keen on learning more about Nordic welfare states? Do you enjoy studying in a multidisciplinary and international atmosphere, and experiencing Europe from a Northern perspective? Are you interested in studying at a top-ranked university? If your answer is yes, read further and learn why the European and Nordic Studies master's program at the University of Helsinki might be the perfect match for you!
Goal of the program
Understanding Europe today requires much more than understanding the process of European integration. The tensions, challenges, and possibilities that are manifesting themselves today have their roots in a long political, social and cultural history....
Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE)
The one-year "Trilingual Studies" programme (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies takes place in Nice-Canterbury-Berlin.
Learning and living Europe in three languages
The trilingual branch (French, English, German) of the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural challenges of today’s world.
The MAEIS is a one-year programme, subdivided into three terms, plus an optional internship (3-6 months).
The Master’s programme follows an original approach which distinguishes it from other Master’s courses in European Studies and International Relations. The MAEIS is an international, interdisciplinary and itinerant programme. It is also unique in its multilingual approach to learning....
France, Nice, United Kingdom, Canterbury, Germany, Berlin+ 2 More
The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition S
The Master’s degree study program "European Studies” is carried out by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in collaboration with The Centre for European and Transition Studies. This inter-disciplinary academic program offers students the possibility to study European economic, political and legal space, to acquire deeper knowledge of European integration process and to analyze EU functional principles, procedures and major policies beyond disciplinary boundaries. The Program allows specialization in EU law, trade, energy issues, migration, regional and social dimensions, and external relations.
The Program also provides studies in the international environment of lingual and cultural diversity by attracting both international students and lecturers.
In addition to interdisciplinary EU thematic course, also French language course is included in the program.
During studies, students are offered to participate in national and international academic conferences and publish the results of their researchers.
Students are also offered to participate in EU supported research projects.
The Program offers and encourages interdisciplinary, interactive, and innovative teaching methods which are characterized by group works, study trips, practical case analyses, and discussions lead by internationally recognized domestic and foreign experts with comprehensive academic and professional experience in EU matters, thus strongly ensuring both theoretical and professionally practical aspects during studies.
Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and
Globalization has created a need for highly skilled professionals capable of working in a global environment. This Master’s programme explores state-society relations and economic development in modern Asia, predominantly South Asia and the Middle East, through comparative and international political economy, economic development theory, and comparative anthropological sociology. Its approach is grounded in the context of retrospective genesis methodology of Asian Studies.
The programme provides students with a range of skills required to understand the processes that are taking place in contemporary Asia. The programme is distinguished by its inter-disciplinary approach, which enables students to supplement area studies with courses on international trade, investment, and business, thus providing them with necessary tools to analyze economic, political and cultural issues relevant to Asian countries. A number of courses will focus specifically on relations between the Russian Federation and countries in the region. The programme's academic content is complemented by research projects and opportunities for language training....
University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science co
Taught in the heart of one of the principal institutional centers of the European Union, the University of Luxembourg’s innovative new bilingual (English/French) Master in European Governance distinctively combines:
a strong core of teaching on European Politics and Policy
a broader interdisciplinary curriculum on European integration;
a series of practitioner-led seminars providing unique insight into the processes of European decision-making.
The Master’s degree builds upon the research programme in European Governance established in 2004, which brings together over 25 collaborators (http://europa.uni.lu).
The principal objective of the Master in European Governance is to educate experts in European public policy, providing an advanced-level training in Political Science complemented by a wider interdisciplinarity. The programme permits students:...
The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement
The Catholic University San Antonio (UCAM) has a large team of researchers that are specialized in European constitution & legislation and come from various responsibility backgrounds. It is their knowledge and expertise that converge in this Master's Degree, providing students with an interdisciplinary program, which allows them to gain a broad and comprehensive understanding of the European Union. Our academic staff is also composed of a large number of civil servants and consultancy experts involved in the daily practice of the European Union.
The Master's in European Union Studies and Human Rights represents an innovation in the educational field. Its support of a face-to-face formation, the active involvement of students of various nationalities, combined visits to European institutions and the mixed approach of the provided training makes UCAM’s Master's in EU Studies and Human Rights a rigorous, innovative and top quality program. Moreover, the postgraduate degree also includes a work placement in a real company or institution of at least 250 hours in duration....
The program is offered by the Chair of European Studies at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions and policies but also on the specific
Specialization: EU Regional Policy
Specialisation: EU Regional Policy)
The programme is offered by the Chair of European Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences) at the University of Wroclaw. The curriculum focuses on the EU institutions, law, economics and policies but also on the specific knowledge related to European geopolitics, management and information society. In seminars, workshops and discussion sessions, students will analyse problems related to EU external relations, the area of freedom, security and justice, EU governance, and more. Particular emphasis will be put on various aspects of EU regional policy and skills associated with the management of EU funds and projects....
The Second Cycle Degree Programme (Laurea Magistrale) in International Studies (LM-52) provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of law, economics,
The Second Cycle Degree Programme (Laurea Magistrale) in International Studies (LM-52) provides students with interdisciplinary knowledge in the areas of law, economics, political science, sociology, history and languages.
Acquired competencies allow graduates to analyze political, economic and social phenomena on an international scale and to reflect on the complexity of the contemporary world. Graduates are well suited for high-level positions in national and international companies, agencies, organizations and institutions, both public and private.
The Degree Programme offers three specializations: International and Diplomatic Studies, Development and International Cooperation, European Studies, the latter taught in English....