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

Theology and Leadership Theology and Leadership, M.A.
  • Any time
  • Not specified
  • 29 months

Learning how to combine effective leadership with the core principles of Christian theology is vital to personal, career and organisational growth in many church, faith-based and non-profit environments around the globe.

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Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • International € 8,000
  • 24 months

Interested in the questions of language, identity and societal inclusion? Wondering about the functions of multilingualism in contemporary societies, or about how mobility and migration affect language use and language learning? The Applied Language Studies for the Changing Society master’s programme from University of Jyväskylä tackles these questions and more.

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Foreign Language Foreign Language, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Language Acquisition Research Language Acquisition Research, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA £ 9,000 per year
  • International £ 16,710 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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/Diploma/Distance Learning Shakespeare and Theatre /Diploma/Distance Learning Shakespeare and Theatre, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • 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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Theology & Religious Studies: Media Theology & Religious Studies: Media, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 10,500 per year
  • 12 months

The media bombard us with reports on clashes between different religions and faith-based cultures. Across the globe, religion holds sway over the public debate and the worldwide growth of Islam carries huge political significance. But religion is also part of popular culture. New forms of spirituality are finding their way in society alongside age-old religious traditions.

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Theology & Religious Studies: Leadership Theology & Religious Studies: Leadership, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA € 1,984 per year
  • International € 10,500 per year
  • 12 months

The program grants a deepening of knowledge and insights into the field of value-based leadership and the psychological and community aspects that go along with it. The specialization Leadership consists mainly of two courses (Leadership I and II), an internship, and the writing of a Master's thesis, supported by some other courses, such as Research Skills, Hermeneutics, and an elective.

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Philosophy Philosophy, M.A.
  • Sep 2017
  • EEA € 2,006 per year
  • International € 15,167 per year
  • National € 2,006 per year
  • 24 months

In the selective, Research Master's programme in Philosophy you can deepen your understanding of internationally-oriented research on philosophical issues and their history.

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First World War Studies First World War Studies, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

This new MA programme explores the military, cultural, political and social history of the First World War, introducing you to advanced concepts of historiography and cultural theory. The First World War Studies programme is offered at the University of Kent.

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Eighteenth - Century Studies Eighteenth - Century Studies, M.A.
  • Any time
  • EEA £ 5,430 per year
  • International £ 13,340 per year
  • 12 months

The Eighteenth - Century Studies programme at the University of Kent offers an intellectually dynamic introduction to one of the most exciting eras in literary history.

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