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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International Relations and Regional Studies M.A. International Relations and Regional Studies
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 3,200 per year
  • 24 months

The MA programme of International Relations and Regional Studies combines 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.

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Cultural Policy Master Cultural Policy
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

The Master's Degree Programme in Cultural Policy at the University of Jyväskylä provides students with analytical knowledge of the social, economic and political dimensions of arts and culture. The internationally reputed staff provides top-level education together with the cutting-edge international scholars visiting the programme every year.

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Israel Studies M.A. Israel Studies
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • National $ 3,828 per year
  • International $ 4,785 per year
  • 24 months

The Israel Studies International Program (ISIP) from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev provides students with a comprehensive state-of-the-art background in key subjects and research methods in Israel Studies.

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Academic Internship Program Master Academic Internship Program
  • Jan 2017
  • Apr 2017
  • Jul 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • National € 450
  • International € 450
  • 3 months

The Academic Internship Program from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev aims to provide a framework for assigning students from diverse academic backgrounds, undergraduate and graduate, to conduct their internship within BGU and outside of the university, through practical work assignments and experience.

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Heritage Management M.A. Heritage Management
  • Any time
  • EEA € 7,500
  • International € 7,500
  • 18 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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Intercultural Communication M.A. Intercultural Communication
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

The Master's Degree Programme in Intercultural Communication at University of Jyväskylä is a two-year interdisciplinary course focusing on intercultural communication theory and practice. Through this approach, students consider the cultural implications of the ongoing changes in how people from differing cultural backgrounds interact with each other. In the programme, students focus on various approaches to intercultural communication.

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Management of Cultural Diversity M.A. Management of Cultural Diversity
  • Aug 2017
  • 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 2017
  • 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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European Studies (ES) Master European Studies (ES)
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Sports, Culture and Events Management M.A. Sports, Culture and Events Management
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 364 per semester
  • 24 months

This Master Degree Program has been developed as a management degree in the synergetic areas of sports, culture as well as events management with a strong international focus. The program is entirely taught in English with native speakers coming from England, Ireland, Canada, and Australia among others from both universities as well as the business field. The main emphasis lies on the development of strategic and leadership skills.

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