Masters in Area & Cultural Studies

Area studies comprise all fields of a society from a certain geographic spot. Research in this field usually involves social sciences combined with humanities, with aspects such as the diaspora community and emigration. Meanwhile, cultural studies focus on perspectives and practices in certain cultures from Asian, African, American or Latin regions, and pay a special attention to ideology, class structures, ethnics, generations and other important factors.

Students in a Bachelor’s programme in area and cultural studies can choose an international university and specialize in one of the main civilizations or study abroad and learn more about the roots of that local culture. Students will develop international cultural sensibilities, an open mind to what makes a culture unique, but also similar to others, as well as find new ways of effective communication.

Area and cultural studies is a discipline that constantly blends theory with research, in order to understand the meaning that humans give to the world around them. Graduates have high chances of becoming analysts of the society, sociologists, marketing specialists, teachers or lecturers, in the public or private environment.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives M.A. European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives
  • Any time
  • EEA € 890 per year
  • International € 3,500 per year
  • 12 months

The European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives programme at KU Leuven - University of Leuven offers you a specialised analysis of Europe as a transnational community and as an actor in a globalised world. The programme provides insight into the functioning of Europe both today and in a historical perspective.

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Chinese Investment and Business Law LL.M. Chinese Investment and Business Law
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 9,600
  • International € 9,600
  • 12 months

The Chinese Investment and Business Law programme from BPP University will help you gain practical knowledge and skills relating to the conduct of business in China. Given the importance of the Chinese economy, this programme is designed to help you if you are anticipating working in a practice dealing with Chinese financial institutions and investors. No knowledge of Mandarin is required or expected.

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Environment, Culture & Communication M.Litt. Environment, Culture & Communication
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,950 per year
  • International £ 15,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Environment, Culture & Communicatio programme from University of Glasgow is concerned with the relationships we hold with our 'wild' environments, and how these evolved. You will develop a knowledge of environmental debates from both cultural and scientific perspectives, and learn to communicate environmental issues using a variety of tools and strategies.

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Celtic Archaeology M.A. Celtic Archaeology
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,085 per year
  • International £ 12,250 per year
  • 12 months

This course in Celtic Archaeology from Bangor University is designed to allow students to further their undergraduate interest in archaeology or a related subject, and to develop the skills and knowledge needed if they decided to undertake further research into the past.

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Heritage Management M.A. Heritage Management
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 7,500
  • International € 7,500
  • 16 months

The MA in Heritage Management at the Athens University of Economics and Business is an intensive three semester (one and a half academic year) postgraduate programme which uniquely combines the worlds of archaeology and business and is taught in Athens at Eleusina, an area of world-class archaeological significance.

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Management of Cultural Diversity M.A. Management of Cultural Diversity
  • Aug 2016
  • EEA € 1,998 per year
  • International € 10,500 per year
  • 12 months

The aim of our programme is, first, to equip students with the necessary expertise, tools and skills to analyze cases of cultural diversity in organizations and societal fields like education, health care, labour market and arts and culture. Second, based on such an analysis they will be able to design management interventions to neutralize the risks and to take advantage of the opportunities stemming from cultural diversity.

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Art and Visual Culture M.A. Art and Visual Culture
  • Jan 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 5,000 per year
  • International £ 11,500 per year
  • 12 months

This multidisciplinary, visual theory-based course is established around the belief that visual literacy and the impact of visual forms of thinking and working now play significant roles in society. The course introduces you to a range of historical and contemporary debates that inform the theories and practice of visual culture, and enables you to develop a conceptual framework within which to evaluate the role of the visual arts, and other forms of visual production, in contemporary society and culture.

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Middle Eastern Studies Master Middle Eastern Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 25,500
  • International $ 25,500
  • Not specified

The Master of Liberal Arts, Middle Eastern Studies degree from Harvard Extension School consists of nine courses—three of which you take to gain admission—and a thesis. You study through a combination of on-campus and online courses.

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European Studies (ES) Master European Studies (ES)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

The ES interdisciplinary programme provides students with a profound knowledge and understanding of European history and politics, the European integration process and other EU related issues from a legal, political and economic perspective from a Central European point of view.

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Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities Master Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities
  • Any time
  • EEA € 13,900 per year
  • International € 13,900 per year
  • 12 months

Today, culture and the arts are a full-fledged economic sector. It requires special know-how and expert knowledge. Over the past two decades, cultural activities and institutions have experienced dramatic growth. Careers in the field have undergone a complete transformation in both the private and public sectors.

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Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa Master Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 2,100 per year
  • 24 months

This Second Cycle Degree Programme in Languages, Economics and Institutions of Asia and North Africa from Ca' Foscari University of Venice provides excellent proficiency in one of the Asian or North African languages, with a special focus on the economic and legal jargon, as well as an in-depth knowledge of the economic, legal, historical and political aspects of the geographical area of reference.

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Intercultural and International Communication M.A. Intercultural and International Communication
  • Any time
  • International CAD 30,040
  • National CAD 30,040
  • Not specified

This Intercultural and International Communication program at Royal Roads University enables you to make use of diverse media and communication genres, and engage with a range of different audiences. You will develop the skills needed to communicate effectively in complex circumstances.

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