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

The European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspective,s interdisciplinary programme from University of Leuven engages students to study Europe both as a transnational community and as an actor in a globalised world

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International Relations and Regional Studies International Relations and Regional Studies, M.A.
  • 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 Cultural Policy, Master
  • 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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Heritage Management Heritage Management, M.A.
  • 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 Intercultural Communication, M.A.
  • 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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Social Media, Culture and Society Social Media, Culture and Society, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 14,500 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Social Media, Culture and Society course at the University of Westminster offers a flexible interdisciplinary exploration of key contemporary developments in the networked digital media environment. It will benefit those seeking to develop their understanding of contemporary communication and its societal, political, regulatory, industrial and cultural contexts.

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Politics Of China Politics Of China, M.Sc.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 10,470 per year
  • International £ 17,895 per year
  • 12 months

The MSc Politics Of China from SOAS, University of London covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of State and Society in the Chinese Political process (domestic politics), China and International Politics (international relations) and Taiwan’s Politics and Cross-Strait Relations.

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Master in Area Studies (MAS) Master in Area Studies (MAS), Master
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 6,000 per year
  • International € 6,000 per year
  • 24 months

Master in Area Studies (MAS) interdisciplinary programme offers expert knowledge and analytical-synthetic skills focused on modern history and current developments of Europe, Eurasia, and North America. The programme provides the students with tools for social science analysis and allows them to build their own thematic and territorial profile according to their individual needs and future career plans.

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Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities, Master
  • Any time
  • EEA € 14,200 per year
  • International € 14,200 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. The Management of Cultural and Artistic Activities programme is offered by the ESCP Europe Business School.

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Sports, Culture and Events Management Sports, Culture and Events Management, M.A.
  • 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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Contemporary East Asian Studies Contemporary East Asian Studies, M.A.
  • Any time
  • National $ 924
  • $ 395
  • 12 months

The M.A. in Contemporary East Asian Studies at University of Kansas is an interdisciplinary degree focused on 20th and 21st century East Asia. This program provides students with in-depth interdisciplinary knowledge of a selected East Asian country (China, Korea, or Japan); a broad knowledge of modern East Asia; and social science research skills and methods appropriate to international area studies.

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Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies), M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000 per year
  • EEA € 0 per year
  • 24 months

The MA in Asian Studies (India and South Asia Studies) at Aarhus University equips students to work with, on, and in this dynamic region. The programme offers a deep interdisciplinary understanding of the rapidly transforming societies and cultures of India and South Asia, as well as its entangled history with Asia and the West.

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