Master's Degrees in Master of Arts in Macao (SAR)

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Studying Master of Arts

The Master of Arts (M.A., Magister Artium) is the most common Master's degree besides the Master of Science (M.Sc.) and nowadays awarded by most universities in Europe as well as world-wide. In combination with a 3-year or 4-year bachelor programme Master programmes replace old five-year programmes such as the German Magister and Diplom or the Dutch doctorandus. The study duration of a Master of Arts programme differs. There are 1-year as well as 2-year Master programmes offered.

According to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) on average 30 credits each semester have to be achieved. A one-year programme has therefore typically 60 ECTS, a two-year programme 120 ECTS accordingly. The Master of Arts is typically awarded in fields such as languages, history, geography, philosophy, fine arts but also social sciences and has thus an overlap with the Master of Science.

In order to receive a Master of Arts, the completion of a dissertation based on independent research is usually required besides the completion of courses.

8 Master of Arts Master's degrees in Macao (SAR)

M.A. Translation Studies

The programme aims to foster a new generation of translators and interpreters with a professional outlook, linguistic and cultural competences, as well as the skills and confidence to meet the challenges of both the local and regional translation markets in the years to come.

M.A. Second Language Acquisition

This Second Language Acquisition it is a study of theories and methods of language teaching, learning and assessment and it provides us an understanding of how children and adults learn a second language

M.A. Design

Arts of Design is a subject combining arts and science, manufacture and daily life; with both practical art design activities and theoretical research. Design Arts primarily looks at the rules and principles in arts design, while it introduces the modern scientific progresses and value judgment system to the field of design, which meets the need of both humanities and aesthetics.

M.A. English Studies

The Department of English in the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Macau offers a two-year MA in English Studies that is designed to develop your knowledge of the language and literatures of the English-speaking world.