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Will North Korea Welcome More International Students?

January 15, 2018

A major North Korean university has plans to open its doors to more international students, according to a North Korea-facing Japanese news source. Here’s a closer look at this possible development on the international education scene.


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UK Launches New Scheme to Make Student Visas Easier for Grads

January 10, 2018

The UK government launched year two of a pilot designed to make the visa process easier for international students seeking graduate degrees. Let’s take a closer look.


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Breaking Down the International Student Boom in the USv

January 9, 2018

International student numbers skyrocketed between 2004 and 2016. How much so? Nearly 364,000 international students were newly enrolled in American higher education institutions in 2016 -- twice the number enrolled at the beginning of the Great Recession. Here’s a closer look at the findings, alon…


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University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

Master in Public History

January 15, 2018
The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history.

University of Wroclaw - Institute of Sociology

Master Programme in Sociology, Specialisation Intercultural Mediation

January 15, 2018
The master programme in sociology, specialisation "Intercultural mediation" is offered by the Institute of Sociology at the University of Wroclaw. The Institute of Sociology was founded in 1988. It is the oldest research and educational centre in Wrocław offering BA and MA programmes in sociology based on highly qualified staff.

Riga Aeronautical Institute

Master in International transportation enterprise manager

January 15, 2018
Specialist receives knowledge on methods of analysis and forecasting of the transport operations enterprise development, modern management theories, modeling of transportation processes.

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Why Should You Get a Master’s Degree in Economics?

January 11, 2018

Does the world fascinate you? Do you like to understand why things are the way they are? Can you see and understand trends? Consider a master’s degree in economics. Let’s take a closer look at fiv...


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Why You Should Rethink Your Approach to Economics

January 9, 2018

While many of the headlines have fixated upon the big players and the larger aggregate economy, ordinary people have become more fascinated than ever in the role economics plays in our everyday life, from the ebb and flow of the property market to the macroeconomics of managing the household budget....>


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Five Reasons to Get a Postgraduate Degree

December 26, 2017

While earning an undergraduate degree is an undeniably big accomplishment, it may not be the end of your academic journey. In fact, millions of students all over the world choose to continue even further by pursuing postgraduate degrees, AKA degrees pursued after completion of the bachelor’s degre...>

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Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a graduate degree that prepares students for advancement in a variety of business settings, from entrepreneurship and small business to international corporations. Both business students and other professionals planning to move into management or leadership positions will benefit from taking an MBA. Core courses focus on finance, human resources, management, business law and ethics and, while some MBA programs are general in nature, others specialize in areas such as finance, hospitality, international business or aviation. Many schools offer part-time studies, online courses or distance learning. Graduates of MBA programs typically command higher salaries and move more quickly into management positions in all types of industries.

Executive MBA (EMBA) is a masters degree in business intended for experienced mid- and senior-level professionals. EMBA programs provide students with the specific knowledge and tools they need to advance their careers, whether in their current industry or another. EMBA students include everyone from engineers to entrepreneurs, and each brings a unique perspective to the classroom. EMBA programs usually allow students to continue working full time while they study, and some employers may even assist with tuition. EMBA courses provide a strong foundation in disciplines such as finance, marketing and accounting, while focusing on leadership training and specialized topics such as strategic thinking and globalization. EMBA programs are perfect for professionals who want to advance their education and career without taking significant time away from work, and EMBA graduates are highly sought after for executive-level positions.

Masters degree is a postgraduate degree that provides students with the next level of specialized knowledge in a particular academic discipline. Master degrees are available in nearly every academic discipline, from aeronautical engineering to zoology. In addition to traditional full-time studies, many master’s programs are offered part-time, online or as distance learning programs. Most master degrees are awarded as either a Master of Art (MA) or a Master of Science (MSc) but some institutions offer specialized degrees as well, such as Master of Engineering (MEng). Anyone interested in gaining additional expertise in their profession will benefit from taking a masters degree, as academic coursework can often help fill gaps in specialized knowledge that can take many years of workforce experience to gain. Students with master’s degrees often have an advantage as they progress in their careers, since the degree indicates a commitment to their chosen profession. A masters degree is also often a stepping-stone to additional studies at the doctoral level.

LLM is a Master of Laws degree recognized throughout the world. The degree usually takes about a year to complete and studies are focused in one area of law such as environmental law or international law. In most countries, students must already have a law degree to be eligible for an LLM program, as obtaining an LLM by itself does not qualify one to practice law. Law firms that specialize in certain areas or have an international client base often seek graduates of LLM programs because they already have the skills needed to practice law in a given environment.

PhD, or Doctor of Philosophy, is the highest degree awarded and indicates that a person has reached the top of their profession academically. A PhD can be obtained in just about any academic discipline and usually requires significant research and a dissertation on an original and highly specialized topic. Most PhD programs require at least some in-residence studies and can take several years. Many PhD students study full time, but part time, online and distance learning programs are increasingly available. Many international programs are now taught in English as well. Although traditionally graduates with PhDs have pursued academic or research careers, many are now highly sought after by businesses for their specialized knowledge, especially industries that rely heavily on engineering and technical skills.

Specialized courses are available for those interested in lifelong learning or wanting to expand their knowledge in a particular area without pursuing a degree. Courses include individual short courses on specialized topics and certificate programs that usually require only 2-4 courses to complete. Courses usually focus on practical application so students can put their knowledge to work immediately. Although many courses are taught in residence, others are also available online or via distance learning. Short courses taught in residence are normally compressed into a short period, typically 1-2 weeks, while online courses can often be completed at a student's own pace. Regardless of the delivery technique, these courses offer a quick way to learn about a new topic or to update rusty skills. As both students and employers benefit from short courses and certificates, many students may find their employers willing to help with tuition.

Universities, colleges, business schools and technical institutes are available all over the world for postgraduate studies in every academic discipline imaginable. Although most postgraduate programs are taught in the native language where an institution is located, many postgraduate programs are now offered in English and other popular languages making it easier for students to study abroad. Studying abroad allows students to select the best programs in their academic discipline, exposes them to new languages and cultures, and provides valuable experience for those seeking employment in multinational corporations.