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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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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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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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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/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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Language Acquisition Research M.A. Language Acquisition Research
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 7,500 per year
  • International £ 15,920 per year
  • 12 months

The Masters in Language Acquisition Research at University of Southampton allows you to develop understanding of advanced level topics in linguistics and extend your research skills, managing a substantial research project culminating in a 20,000-word dissertation in the field of language acquisition.

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Science and Religion M.Sc. Science and Religion
  • Sep 2016
  • EEA £ 8,100 per year
  • International £ 16,500 per year
  • 12 months

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.

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Library Media Education M.Sc. Library Media Education
  • Sep 2016
  • National $ 9,500 per year
  • International $ 17,300 per year
  • Not specified

WKU is in the midst of a transformation - physical, intellectual, cultural and economic – and is becoming A Leading American University with International Reach. Whether in a neighboring community or in a distant country, WKU faculty and students are engaged in relevant applied research that provides solutions to real problems.

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