Masters in Area and Cultural Studies

Cultural Studies is a cross-disciplinary field that sets out to research, understand and describe the ways in which humans develop meaning for the world around them. It researches the practices, beliefs, customs, behaviour, values, art forms, etc. of human societies from all times, since antiquity until today.

With various focus points, the Cultural Studies field provides potential students with a wide choice of study. Having the possibility to focus on any meaningful artefact of culture, students can tackle: history, literature, film, photography, fashion, politics and much more. Combining theoretical research with practical insight, a professional of this filed is able to describe the consequences and influences of culture on the individual and societal behaviour and perception.

Having the knowledge of understanding of diverse ethical models and behaviour patterns and trends, a graduate of this discipline can be a key asset to the field of marketing for example. Public and private consultancy is another professional area in which graduates can become active.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

EU External Relations EU External Relations
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 16,500 per year
  • Non-EEA € 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

The Brussels School of International Studies is a multidisciplinary postgraduate School of the University of Kent bringing together the disciplines of politics, international relations, law and economics to provide in-depth analysis of international problems such as conflict, security, development, migration and the political economy and legal basis of a changing world order.

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Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang) Donauraum Studien (Postgradualer Studiengang)
  • Feb 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 911 per semester
  • Non-EEA € 911 per semester
  • 24 months

Der Studiengang vermittelt Grundlagen und Hintergrundwissen für ein tiefgreifendes Verständnis der mittel- und osteuropäischen Geschichte, Kultur, Wirtschaft, Politik sowie aktueller gesellschaftlicher Fragen. Schwerpunkt ist die historische und kulturelle Entwicklung der Region. Eine Vertiefung der Studienfächer wird in den Bereichen Kunst und Literatur angeboten. Im Wahlfachbereich steht den Studierenden nahezu das gesamte Angebot der Universität (juristische, politologische und wirtschaftswissenschaftliche Fächer) offen.

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Modern History Modern History
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,250 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 12,890 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Modern History focuses on the period c1500-2000, and draws on the considerable range of expertise within the School to offer a broad selection of modules, allowing you to tailor your programme to your interests.

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Film and Cultural Management Film and Cultural Management
  • Oct 2015
  • Non-EEA £ 14,440 per year
  • 12 months

At the beginning of the 21st century, the cultural sector was playing an increasingly significant role in public policies; politically, socially and economically. The cultural industries, such as the film industry, are now a particular focus of this attention because of their potential to bridge the perceived gap between culture and commerce, that is, their capacity simultaneously to enhance cultural life and generate wealth. In this context, there is a strong awareness of the importance of professionalism in cultural management.

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History History
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 4,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA History concentrates on different geographical scales of history, including local and global perspectives.

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Cultural and Arts Management Cultural and Arts Management
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,700 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 10,800 per year
  • 12 months

MA Cultural and Arts Management is particularly relevant to students who already work in the creative industries and are interested in professional development or those who seek a career in that sector, be it on a freelance basis, to work for small cultural operators like an arts venue or to work in large organisations such as the Arts Council.

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Mediterranean Studies Mediterranean Studies
  • Oct 2015
  • EEA € 3,000 per year
  • Non-EEA € 3,000 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Mediterranean Studies is designed to be a flexible and dynamic umbrella program that covers a wide variety of issues and problems of the mediterranean area across different disciplines (i.e., Political Science, International Relations, Cultural Studies, and Economics). It is premised on a multidimensional approach to an array of pressing, though interdependent, questions such as conflict, security and nationalism; democratization, civil society and the Arab Spring; Cultures and multiculturalism; women’s issues and activism; economic crisis and development; and energy security and environmental challenges. The collaborative structure of the program facilitates the diverse contributions of faculty of the different participating institutions, enabling and sustaining the program’s wide-ranging focus.

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Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China
  • Sep 2015
  • National € 9,350 per year
  • International € 10,550 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and research for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.

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Tourism, Culture and International Management (M. Soc. Sc.) Tourism, Culture and International Management (M. Soc. Sc.)
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

University of Lapland, Finland, organizes a 2-year Master's Degree Programme in Tourism, Culture and International Management (TourCIM; previously called EMACIM). The programme opens the students a diversity of career paths in tourism and cultural industries, such as production, management and entrepreneurship.

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Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA € 1,951 per year
  • Non-EEA € 9,685 per year
  • 24 months

Whether you are interested in the ancient world, political history or religious history; the Research Master’s programme in Historical, Literary and Cultural Studies offers something for each and everyone. There are three Master’s specialisations: Historical Studies, Literary Studies or Art and Visual Culture. Each programme has their own focus. Historical Studies focuses mainly on the visual and material culture from the Antiquity. Literary studies focuses on classical and modern languages like German, Spanish, French and English. Art and Visual culture focuses on visual and material culture from Antiquity to the present.

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English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions English Literature: Modern and Contemporary Fictions
  • Jan 2016
  • Sep 2015
  • EEA £ 5,000 per year
  • Non-EEA £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

This course gives you the chance to study English literature in a modern university environment, while taking advantage of the wealth of resources offered by London’s rich cultural life. You will examine literary texts in the wider context of cultural production and relate them to the social, historical and political circumstances from which they emerge.

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Library and Information Science Library and Information Science
  • Sep 2015
  • International $ 1,099 per module
  • Not specified

The Master of Arts, with a major in Library and Information Science (MA-LIS), can prepare a student for professional opportunities in a wide variety of environments including libraries, archives, publishing, the corporate sector, the Internet and other technology companies.

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