Masters in Humanities

Humanities encompass 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 degree courses offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.

Bachelors and Masters 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.

Humanities degrees 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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Library and Information Studies M.A. Library and Information Studies
  • Any time
  • International £ 19,064 per year
  • National £ 19,064 per year
  • 12 months

The MA in Library and Information Studies at UCL Qatar has become the first degree programme of its kind in the region to be formally accredited by CILIP: the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals.

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Fine Art M.A. Fine Art
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 9,250 per year
  • International € 9,250 per year
  • 12 months

The Master of Arts in Fine Art is a one-year, full-time masters program from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht. The program consists of seminars, workshops, studios, and tutorials where artists, architects, curators, designers, and various theorists share their knowledge, creativity, and professional insights with students.

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Scenography M.A. Scenography
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 1,984 per year
  • 24 months

The Scenography course from HKU University of the Arts Utrecht is suitable for students who have just completed their Bachelor’s degree and are capable of conducting research independently and in a broad context, as well as for artists who have already been working as professionals at Bachelor’s level for several years.

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Literature M.A. Literature
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The MA program in Literature at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev includes western literature of all periods, with a focus on English and American texts.

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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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Linguistics M.A. Linguistics
  • Mar 2017
  • Oct 2016
  • Not specified
  • 24 months

The Linguistics programme at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev explores the linguistic abilities of the human mind, including the formation of sentence structure (syntax), sentence meaning (semantics), word meaning (lexicon), sound patterns (phonology and phonetics), the acquisition of language by children, neurolinguistics, and computational linguistics.

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/Diploma/Distance Learning Shakespeare and Theatre M.A. /Diploma/Distance Learning Shakespeare and Theatre
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 6,840 per year
  • International £ 14,850 per year
  • 12 months

This is an innovative Shakespeare Institute programme that focuses on how Shakespeare's plays work in performance. It encourages a historical approach to interpretation and styles of presentation and it promotes the value of close reading as the basis for evaluating the plays on the page, stage, and screen.

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History M.A. History
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,220 per year
  • International £ 14,100 per year
  • 12 months

This MA in History at Queen's University Belfast aims to provide students with the opportunity to explore and deepen their knowledge of history and develop their skills as historians through the critical evaluation of primary and secondary sources, the collection and collation of research data, and the formulation and presentation of arguments and discussions.

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European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures Master European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures
  • Any time
  • EEA € 2,100 per year
  • International € 2,100 per year
  • 24 months

This Second Cycle Degree Programme in European, American and Postcolonial Languages and Literatures from Ca' Foscari University of Venice provides advanced knowledge of the languages, literatures and cultures of European, American and postcolonial countries, promoting cross-cultural perspectives within a solid background in humanities.

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