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 2016
  • 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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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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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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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 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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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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American Literature and Culture Postgrad.Cert. American Literature and Culture
  • Any time
  • National $ 10,200
  • International $ 10,200
  • 18 months

Through this American Literature and Culture graduate certificate at Harvard University, you will gain knowledge of the American literary form and tradition informed by political, cultural, and historical contexts.

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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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