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.
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.
This Masters programme is for those interested in entering the TESOL field to follow or develop a career as an English language teacher but who at present have limited or no teaching experience.
This Masters in Environment, Culture & Communication is concerned with the relationships we hold with our 'wild' environments, and how these evolved. You will develop a knowledge of environmental debates from both cultural and scientific perspectives, and learn to communicate environmental issues using a variety of tools and strategies.
MFA Painting stands for the discipline of ‘painting’, but does not only educate the student to become a fine painter. The starting point and benchmark of MFA Painting is the rich tradition of painting.
MFA Interactive Media and Environments (MFA IME) is a transdisciplinary programme of advanced education in computer-related media art. MFA IME stands for the ‘computer’, but does not only educate the student to become a computer artist. The starting point and benchmark of MFA IME is the young and flexible tradition of the discipline of computer-related media art.
The Masters in Chinese Studies offers an introduction to the fascinating and fast-changing dimensions of China today. It provides a broad grounding in Chinese society, economy, politics and culture. There is the flexibility to combine cultural and political studies with introductory or more advanced modules in Mandarin.
The Master Program in American Studies features a two-semester, interdisciplinary curriculum designed to intellectually engage American society in all its richness and complexity. Students will complete eight courses including American history, politics, culture, visual arts, economics, religion, law and literature, and will prepare a final thesis on a topic of their choice.
This programme covers contemporary issues in education and central concerns of English language teaching to speakers of other languages at all educational levels. There is a specific emphasis on how theory relates to practice. You will be encouraged to take a broader view of the links between classroom activity and approaches to programme design, teacher training, management and policy decisions.
The Masters in Children’s Literature & Literacies is the only programme in Scotland dedicated to children’s and young adult’s literature as a primary resource and a field of academic study. You will develop a specialisation that is highly valued in professions such as education, library services and children’s media.
The MA Programme in English attracts individuals interested in gaining such a qualification in preparation for careers that build on strong skills in textual analysis and written and oral communication, such as journalism, broadcast media, publishing, culture and arts administration, politics, or social services.
Students graduating from this course have followed a number of career paths in the past. These include: teaching at various levels (including university), school management, publishing, materials' development, technical writing, adult education and support, further study to PhD level.
Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with researchers in popular, world and classical musics, composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.