The term area studies is generally applied to a variety of social science and humanities fields. Area studies utilize multiple academic fields of research to examine the geography, politics, and culture of a particular locale.
Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel
An evening programme about the EU on the doorstep of its main institutions. That’s in a nutshell how we could describe the MSc in European Integration, a 60 ECTS Advanced
The EuroMaster is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. It provides students with advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions.
The Programme operates as a “Master after Master”, requiring students to have strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study.
What can I study?
The EuroMaster offers a common core of 4 courses (21 ECTS) on the essential features of European Integration:...
University of Edinburgh - School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
Using Japanese source materials in tandem with the extensive English language literature on Japan, we will help you build upon and develop your own interests, focus on th
The last 20 years have been a period of transition for Japan.
The abrupt end in the early 1990s of Japan’s seemingly unstoppable economic growth plunged the nation into two decades of recession, which has in turn brought to the fore a range of social and political issues accumulated since the Second World War.
The end of Japanese economic superiority also coincided with the end of the Cold War, an event that brought about new regional and global dynamics, and with the new security challenges.
Meanwhile, Japanese culture has experienced a renaissance, with Japan recognised worldwide as a centre of global ‘cool’, and Japanese cultural products continuing to find new markets and influence new demographics worldwide....
This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the pra
This program combines academic excellence in the comparative study of public sector structures, policy-making and administration within Europe, with a concern for the practical challenges professionals in policy, administrative and consultative functions face at the sub-state, state, and EU level. MEPP has an explicit European and comparative orientation, which includes the study of institutions, decision-making and policies of the European Union on the one hand, and the analysis of convergence and divergence of public sector problems and solutions in European Countries on the other hand.
What is the Master of European Politics and Policies all about?
Looking for a career in the ever-growing field of European public administration and European organizations? The advanced MSc in European Politics and Policies (MEPP) program is your foot in the door....
The MSc Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a suppo
The MSc in Arab World Studies is intended to provide rigorous, research-driven, interdisciplinary, masters-level education and training. It is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that seeks to combine critical and practical reasoning so as to attain the following aims:
The programme is designed to establish a cadre of exceptional researchers, qualified at the Masters level, with skills and knowledge sufficient for the conduct of research in and on the Arab World.
To recruit students of high calibre who have not previously completed any substantive research training and who have few or no Arabic language skills.
To provide generic training in research methods and methodologies to provide a foundation in a broad range of social science research methods as well as basic research and transferable skills that all students in the social sciences require as deemed appropriate for ESRC recognition....
The course is aimed at providing students with conceptual, analytical and methodological tools which will enable them to understand political, social and cultural process
The course is aimed at providing students with conceptual, analytical and methodological tools which will enable them to understand political, social and cultural processes and develop and manage projects at the European and global level.
Available places: European candidates: unlimited; Non-European candidates residing outside Italy: 50 (1 for candidates joining the Marco Polo Project)
EGoS is a Master’s degree completely taught in English to train the future leading class who will be working in European and global politics, administration and communication.
Students acquire knowledges, competences, methods and tools to understand political, social and cultural processes, to develop and manage projects at the European and international levels. They learn to effectively intervene in multi-actor and multi-level settings through innovative, critical and interdisciplinary approaches and the cross-fertilization of ideas and practices....
This programme supports skills central to management consulting, corporate
staff functions, general management, and business development
Students who choose this programme will gain greater knowledge within the main subjects in contemporary strategic management and organization design. The content of the programme is based on the best in contemporary strategy and organizational research and practice. The main focus is on the formulation and implementation of business and corporate strategy.Students will develop skills in using methods and tools which can support careers in management consulting, corporate staff functions, general management, or business development.Students will also become experienced in leading business-level and corporate-level strategy, and business improvement projects.Ultimately, students will gain competencies in developing and implementing business and corporate strategy, business strategy and industry analysis, organization design, and the determination of the scope of a firm.Career opportunitiesThe programme offers a unique combination of theory and practice, to ensure a solid theoretical basis and to provide tools readily employable in your first job. Whether you may wish to be employed, or to pursue a career as a manager in public or private companies, this degree will boost your future career prospects. You can, for example, work on the research and development of new ideas and the planning, management, and realization of business concepts in various organizations.Compulsory courses1st semester• Foundations of Strategy• Foundations of Organisation• Value Chain Design2nd semester• Business Strategy• Corporate Strategy and Organisation Design• Advanced Strategy and Organisation Theory3rd semester• Project work in a company /institution (Denmark or abroad) + project workor• Studies abroad (International partner university or another international university)or• Studies at the University of Southern Denmark or...
The Master in European Governance is a unique double-degree program offered in partnership with Masaryk University (Brno, Czech Republic) and the University of Konstanz (
The Master’s program in European Governance explores pressing concerns facing Europe today:
How do we manage flows of migrants into Europe?
How can we regulate financial markets?
How can Europe make the transition to a green economy and sustainable forms of energy?
Will reforms to welfare states foster economic growth, and if so, how do we approach these reforms?
What are the emerging patterns of intelligence sharing and law enforcement within the context of European cross-border policing?
Are European countries becoming more similar and homogeneous because of the EU?
Does the EU unify us as equals or undermine democracy?
These are amongst the most important questions facing Europe today. Each issue involves activities at the local, national and European level, and each requires insight into the fields of economics, law and public administration. The interdisciplinary Master’s program in European Governance will equip you with the knowledge and skills to answer these questions and to formulate appropriate responses to the challenges they pose. Our program prepares you to deal with and work within the framework of European governance – both in Brussels and at home....
Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
This two-year interdisciplinary master in European Studies offers tailor-made training for a career that requires strong research competences, for example in academia or
Do you want to broaden your knowledge of European politics and policies in a programme that combines the study of political science with international relations, history and sociology? Are you ambitious, with a keen motivation to pursue a career that requires strong research competencies, such as in a think tank or in academia, or jobs in politics and journalism? And are you interested in being part of a small, close-knit community of students and researchers? If so, the two-year interdisciplinary European Studies programme is the right choice for you.
Choose a study specialisation (year 1): Europe and the World / Governance and Representation in Europe / Historicising European Union.
Choose a graduation package (year 2): Double Degree / Study Abroad / Research Internship.
Taught in English, the Master is a one-year program dealing with two of the most important fields of political science: European studies/governance and international poli
Study Europe and the World
Taught in English, the Master is a one-year program dealing with two of the most important fields of political science: European studies/governance and international politics/relations. It will allow Belgian and international students to acquire the skills and know-how needed for kickstarting a career in diplomacy, national and international institutions or related professional fields (such as lobbying, journalism, policy and academic research). If students are interested to get a higher degree of specialization, the program can be extended in an easy and favorable way to a second-year interdisciplinary MasterAfterMaster on European integration.
This Master's programme in European Affairs offers a unique combination of courses, covering topics such as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and inter
As the first European Affairs programme in Sweden (established in 1994), we offer a unique combination of courses, covering such topics as European governance, EU law, EU negotiations, Europe and international political economy and the EU common foreign and security policy. In addition to getting a theoretical understanding of the topic, we also enable you to bridge theory to practice by taking the opportunity to do a 10-week internship course at an organisation of your choice. Students currently enrolled in the programme have internships at the European Commission and in various organisations involved in consultation efforts and lobbying activities in Brussels.
In addition to being part of a dynamic and international student group, you will be taught by teachers who are active researchers in their own fields of expertise. They are also highly-trained educators who utilise modern teaching strategies and assessment techniques. Many of the teachers have experience working as practitioners with European integration issues....
The MSc covers China’s domestic and international politics, and the historical and theoretical issues through the Chinese Politics courses of State and Society in the Chi
MSc Politics Of China
Duration: 1 year full-time or 2-3 years part-time.
Minimum Entry Requirements: The qualification for entry is normally a first or upper-second class honours degree (or equivalent) in Politics or International Relations, or a related social science discipline. Applicants without such a background may be considered for admission depending on their academic training and undergraduate performance.
Start of programme: September intake only
Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time
China has the world’s biggest population and the second largest economy in the world. As part of the BRICS and a BASIC group, China has a large impact in world affairs: understanding China is increasingly becoming essential to understanding the world. Politics and International Relations of China provide a fascinating opportunity to examine issues and themes in modern politics. From dynastic rule to the fall of the Qing, unequal treaties and their legacies in the form of Hong Kong and Macau, China offers an example for examining and analyzing long-standing questions of territory, border, identity and sovereignty. From these historical origins to the more recent ‘Rise of China’, the buzzword of the 21st Century, this MSc degree brings together elements required to fully appreciate and understand China’s rise, its origins, and its current position in the world....
The University of Edinburgh - The School of History, Classics & Archaeology
The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas
The taught MSc in American History offers you the chance to study American History in the hemispheric sense, taking ‘America’ to mean the whole hemisphere of the Americas. You will study at an advanced level through taught courses and independent research.
You will have the opportunity to take a comparative or transnational approach to the history of the Americas, as well as to study some countries and regions in more depth. The programme provides advanced knowledge and understanding of selected topics in American history and will enhance your skills in independent research, critical analysis, and both oral and written presentation.
Breadth of expertise
The University has an exceptional range of historians of the United States, Latin America, and the Caribbean, which allows us to provide courses and research supervision in a wide array of topics and time periods, ranging from the American Revolution to comparative slavery, from the Latin American dictatorships to the Cold War foreign policy of the United States....
Philipps University Marburg, Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region.
What is the idea behind EMEA?
EMEA is a unique master’s programme combining institutional economics and business administration with applications to the economies of the MENA region.
Understanding complex economic challenges in the MENA requires an interdisciplinary approach. Thus, EMEA includes a wide range of electives from various disciplines to facilitate a broad understanding of the region’s complexity.
The curriculum equips students with knowledge about up-to-date issues relevant for many MENA countries, e.g., Islamic finance, political economy, natural resources, corruption, and conflict.
Combined with one of the specialisation tracks, students sharpen their job market profile towards a career as regional experts with modern problem-solving skills specific to economics, finance and accounting, or management....
In the Master’s in European Politics and External Relations, you will analyse politics and power in Europe. The programme focuses on the challenges of Europe as a part of
In the Master’s in European Politics and External Relations, you will analyse politics and power in Europe. The programme focuses on the challenges of Europe as a part of an increasingly interdependent, globalised and multi-polar world. You will be given the analytical, theoretical and empirical tools to develop a deeper understanding of the EU’s role as an international actor. You will also gain knowledge on both internal and external dimensions of EU policies such as for example the economic crisis, challenges surrounding security, the environment, the refugee crisis, the rise of populism, trade as well as the EU’s role in its immediate neighbourhood and the world and many more topics. Our teaching is research-led and our programme offers access to seminars and debates of the research community of ACCESS Europe. During past years, European Politics and External Relations track students were given the opportunity to attend a study trip to Brussels, which included meetings and discussions in key EU institutions....