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    Hi all,

    i'm just researching Masters degrees in both the US and UK. Does anyone know of any institutions which offer genuine inter-disciplinary taught masters? (i.e. an MA or MSc which actively seeks to bring together lots of different subjects.) I've trawled the web for a while, but most seem to (naturally) be more specific, tied to one subject.

    I'll be an arts graduate (English Lit and History) but i'm interested in international politics/development, languages, economics, politics. I'm looking at Arts/Humanities/Social sciences really. Basically, instead of using an Masters to specialise, i would be looking to take one to help me broaden my knowledge in other areas i've studied little in before. (i dunno if this is even possible?!)

    Any info or suggestions for where i could find out more would be much appreciated.
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    You may be completely uninterested, but my human rights programme is interdisciplinary, with modules available in all of the areas in which you mentioned an interest.

    Can you be a little more specific? For example, what do you hope to do with the degree in the long term?
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    (Original post by Earlham)
    You may be completely uninterested, but my human rights programme is interdisciplinary, with modules available in all of the areas in which you mentioned an interest.

    Can you be a little more specific? For example, what do you hope to do with the degree in the long term?
    Cheers for that, i checked it out, it seems very interesting - that's the kind of thing i meant. Do you know of anything similar?

    As for specifics, i'm not sure i can be any more specific. I'm notorious for not knowing what to do in the long term - i'm interested in politics and government (international, development stuff, even domestic perhaps), an NGO perhaps, but i'm also considering just becoming an academic...

    i'll never be one of those people who say "i'm going to be a doctor" when they're 2 and make sure their life leads to that, hence trying to do an MA/MSc which pushes me a bit more into my area without closing off doors by being too specific.

    Meh. perhaps i'm just too picky
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    Essex does an MA in European Integration, with modules from Politics, Economics, Sociology and Law (and maybe History and History of Art). Very good course, I believe, especially since the Government, Economics and Sociology Departments all have 5* research ratings.

    http://www.essex.ac.uk/centres/euro/postgraduates.htm
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    I'm really into interdiscpinary stuff too, as I'm interested in finance, development, politics, and non-profit work (don't know how I'll choose).

    I'm applying to MSc in Development Studies at LSE and SOAS. They're both interdisciplinary: economics, politics, development theory, sociology, law, etc.

    Hope this helps.
 
 
 

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