Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
The Masters programme in Applied Linguistics: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) at York St John University gives you the opportunity to reflect on the similarities between your experience of learning and/or teaching English and the work of other applied linguists, including: translators and interpreters, speech and language therapists, dictionary writers, literacy teachers, language planners and forensic linguists.
The aim of this study field is to prepare teachers of the generally educative subject – English language at the upper level of primary schools, who understand the professional issues and are able to continue their self-education based on self-reflection. The programme also provides qualification for the English language teaching at language schools and for employees in non-teaching positions requiring an excellent knowledge of English (e.g. in public administration).
This part-time, flexible-learning programme in Writing for Screen & Stage will help you develop the script writing skills essential for the screen industry and the theatre. You willl explore the art of storytelling, the Aristotelian origins of drama, narrative structure, character function and creation, the exploitation of arena, decisions on location and key narrative tricks and devices.
The International Joint Masters Degree in Cultural Sociology is a 4 semester (2 year) full time Masters program. You will enroll at one of the partner universities, and spend at least one semester (3rd semester is designed for mobility) at another partner university of the consortium. Upon graduation you will receive a joint diploma of all four partner universities!
The MSc in Business, Economy and Society of Contemporary China is an innovative one-year full-time taught programme producing highly skilled graduates best placed to succeed in one of the world’s most dynamic, vibrant and rewarding countries. It has been created to meet the demand from industry and research for graduates who have in-depth knowledge of contemporary China.
As will be seen, the programme is transparently formulated to allow our students to enhance their career prospects internationally in academics, diplomacy, non-governmental and governmental corporations. Our partners – with either formal contracts allowing credit exchange or informal relationships developed over the decades – receive our students with great anticipation, knowing our reputation and glad to have such dedicated academics contributing to international research.
This degree programme is divided into two tracks, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics and Literary and Cultural Studies. Each student chooses one track and the focus of their studies is in that track. All students must complete three compulsory courses
Our dedicated Masters programme in Science and Religion is intended for students who wish to engage in the advanced interdisciplinary study of science and religion, including those who wish to prepare for subsequent PhD work.
The Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies brings together academic staff members from all the schools in the Faculty of Humanities, and offers postgraduate training in medieval and earlymodern research methods to students from many different disciplines.
Philosophy at Kent prides itself on the flexibility of its programmes. Students are able to negotiate their own paths of study through a full range of mixed level modules and specialist seminars that reflect the research interests of members of staff.
Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent has a very strong reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance processes, applied performance and European theatre. The wide-ranging interests of our international team of leading and emerging researchers (from the UK, Australia, Malta, Greece, Germany and other countries) also include research strengths in Shakespeare, 18th-century theatre, multimedia performance, and in the history of comedy and popular performance.
MA Literature is our flagship course. Two of your five modules are compulsory: The Novel acts as a good grounding to the study of literature at MA level and as a focal point for all our students on this course, while Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Analysis offers essential training in the skills and methodology necessary to succeed at this, and higher, levels of graduate research.