Masters in Humanities

The field of humanities encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in a fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes interchangeable. Many study programmes offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.
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 to study subjects belonging to languages, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, and others. Music studies also fit the field of humanities, as 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.

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Suggested Master's Programmes

Biblical Studies M.Sc. Biblical Studies
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

This programme is intended for students who wish to develop their expertise in biblical studies, including those who wish to prepare for subsequent PhD work. The emphasis lies on adding depth and breadth to expertise in biblical languages.

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Comparative Literature (Paris) M.A. Comparative Literature (Paris)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • International £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This Comparative Literature MA is based in both Canterbury and Paris to offer the postgraduate study of literature beyond national and linguistic borders, enabling you to spend one term in each location.

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Applied Linguistics and TESOL M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESOL
  • Mar 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 30 months

Whether you are just breaking into the TESOL field or have already been in the profession for some time, a great way to increase your knowledge and expand your career opportunities is by pursuing a Masters of Arts degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. This programme allows you to expand your knowledge of current theoretical and practical aspects of language teaching. You have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other experienced language teaching professionals from many different contexts.

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Creative Writing (Paris) M.A. Creative Writing (Paris)
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,250 per year
  • International £ 12,900 per year
  • 12 months

This is an innovative and interdisciplinary MA programme, combining taught modules and a dissertation, which allows you to share your year between Canterbury and Paris.

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Pre-sessional English Pre-Bachelor Pre-sessional English
  • Mar 2017
  • Jun 2016
  • National £ 1,010 per year
  • International £ 1,010 per year
  • 2 months

From March 2016, we are offering full-time, 10-week courses, comprising 21 hours of classes a week and an additional social programme to help students reach the required level to enrol on our Undergraduate programmes. Pre-sessional English programme is offered at the University of Reading.

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Foreign Language M.A. Foreign Language
  • Sep 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

Kimep University’s MA in Foreign Language prepares its students to become well-qualified, professional educators across Kazakhstan and beyond.

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Philosophy M.A. Philosophy
  • Sep 2016
  • International € 3,520 per year
  • 24 months

Philosophy is a unique 2-year Master’s programme that aims to provide students with skills and knowledge of the research methods of contemporary philosophy. Students can choose from four specialisations: history of philosophy, practical philosophy, philosophy of science and theoretical philosophy.

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Israel Studies M.A. Israel Studies
  • Oct 2016
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The International Master’s Degree Program in Israel studies offers students the opportunity to partake in in-depth study of the State of Israel covering periods of the beginning of the Zionist movement to the present day.

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Maritime Civilizations M.A. Maritime Civilizations
  • Oct 2016
  • International $ 9,000 per year
  • 12 months

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as well as the natural environment in which they developed and the anthropogenic environments in which they currently exist.

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University of Sydney Foundation: Extended Pre-Bachelor University of Sydney Foundation: Extended
  • Any time
  • International AUD 40,995
  • National AUD 40,995
  • 14 months

The University of Sydney Foundation: Extended program takes 59 weeks to complete and it is a focused program which guarantees entry to the University upon successful completion. Taylors College has been preparing students successfully for over 90 years. Every year, almost 100% of our students are offered a tertiary place.

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University Transfer Program – Integrated Studies Pre-Bachelor University Transfer Program – Integrated Studies
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Aug 2016
  • National $ 25,000 per year
  • International $ 25,000 per year
  • 12 months

The University Transfer Program – Integrated Studies program is offered at ONCAMPUS Cal State Monterey Bay. Earn 31-33 credits, a normal freshman course load, taking classes that are taught by CSUMB faculty. Benefit from small classes that are no more than 25 students per class. In addition, you’ll receive supplemental instruction in English and other academic skills.

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Islamic Finance and Business Law LL.M. Islamic Finance and Business Law
  • Jan 2017
  • May 2017
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 9,600
  • International £ 9,600
  • 12 months

The Islamic Finance and Business Law programme from BPP University will help you gain the practice - orientated knowledge and skills you will need relating to Islamic law. It covers the establishment and operation of financial institutions and businesses that are Shari’ah compliant and the provision of both financial services and products.

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