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Earning a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences is a great choice for individuals interested in human behavior and thought in the context of literature, history, the arts and philosophy. Graduates can work in a wide range of fields including academia, the arts, non-profits and journalism. Prospective students frequently ask, what is an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences? Humanities and the so… Read more

Earning a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences is a great choice for individuals interested in human behavior and thought in the context of literature, history, the arts and philosophy. Graduates can work in a wide range of fields including academia, the arts, non-profits and journalism.

Prospective students frequently ask, what is an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences? Humanities and the social sciences encompass a very broad group of topics, and a degree can help better equip graduates to understanding the building blocks of liberal arts. Students can pick from a wide range of courses to match their interests, as there are degrees offered in many subjects.

One benefit of a degree in humanities and social sciences is that it can help further one’s prospects in many different careers. Students are taught critical thinking skills that are applicable for solving a wide variety of problems. The coursework for MA in Humanities and Social Sciences programs also includes an emphasis on writing, research, communications, and public speaking.

The cost for a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences can vary depending on the program and location of the school. Prospective students should speak with school admissions officers directly in order to confirm program fees and registration costs.

Graduates of the program can find employment in a variety of fields. One such area is the arts in positions including museum administrators or curators. Other options include obtaining jobs at non-profits or pursuing writing careers. Some choose to teach or go on to other graduate programs including pursuing a legal degree or a PhD.

Many institutions structure their programs with flexibility in mind. There are numerous online degree programs which may be better suited for people who live further from large metropolitan areas. Browse our comprehensive database to start exploring the many different educational and geographic options.

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Norwich University Online
Northfield, USA

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is deliv ... +

Complete your Master of Arts in History degree online with Norwich University. Designed to fit your busy professional schedule, the online Master's in History program is delivered through an interactive learning environment that helps you balance your coursework with your full-time responsibilities. The program offers four career-focused concentration options designed to explore your specific interests and prepare you for the advanced history career you want. -
MA
Part-time
18 months
English
Online
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought.

The Department of Jewish Studies at the University of Haifa is excited to introduce a new international Jewish Studies MA program in Jewish history, philosophy and thought. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Turku
Turku, Finland

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia.

The Master's Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (EAST) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge of the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Aug 2022
19 Jan 2022
Campus
 

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University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
San Francisco, USA

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Franc ... +

The Master in Asia Pacific Studies (MAPS) program develops valuable cultural competency of the Asia Pacific region. Reflecting the diversity and innovative spirit of San Francisco, the program offers a wide range of courses in the history, literature, politics, business, and culture of Asian regions. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Palacky University
Olomouc, Czech Republic

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world.

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Ca' Foscari University of Venice
Venice, Italy

The Master’s Degree in Comparative International Relations is a unique offer in Italy for the study of international relations in their historical, linguistic-cultural, legal, ... +

The Master’s Degree in Comparative International Relations is a unique offer in Italy for the study of international relations in their historical, linguistic-cultural, legal, political, and economic aspects. The program provides solid common preparation in the economic, historical, legal, political, and linguistic fields, accompanied by comparative insights on specific thematic areas and cultural and geographical-political areas (Americas, East Asia, Eastern Europe, European Union Studies, Global Studies), as well as the teaching of the second language of choice between French, Russian, Spanish, German, Portuguese/Brazilian, Chinese and Japanese, in coherence with the chosen path. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
03 May 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is ent ... +

The MA in American Studies offers a truly interdisciplinary approach to the Americas, where you can prepare for your career with a wide range of transferable skills. It is entirely taught in English by experienced and highly trained international faculty, and you still have the opportunity to study abroad or do an internship in the United States. It consistently ranks highly in national quality assurance assessments. You are going to study in a supportive, challenging, and international learning environment, in a student city that is energetic, safe and affordable. -
MA
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
01 May 2022
Campus
 
Utrecht University
Utrecht, Netherlands

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on moder ... +

In the Master’s programme in Cultural History of Modern Europe, you will study Europe’s position in the world from a cultural-historical perspective, with an emphasis on modern history. Our programme offers you profound insight into the history of ideas and practices that form the identities of individuals, groups, and societies, including heritage and public history in international frameworks. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English, Dutch
Campus
 
Leiden University
Leiden, Netherlands +9 More

The master's in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning.

The master's in African Studies at Leiden University is an advanced area studies qualification that combines world-class scholarship with practice-based learning. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Eötvös Loránd University
Budapest, Hungary

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from ... +

The robust presence of the United States throughout the world, well observable in the contexts of politics, economy, and culture, calls for a body of experts who – aside from having excellent English language skills – have a specialised knowledge in the history, politics, society, culture, language, and literature of the United States. With this aim in mind, the American Studies MA program seeks to impart its graduates with the necessary theoretical knowledge and practical skills that can be fruitfully utilized in both private and public sector establishments interested in the communication and/or representation of American values and interests. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
30 Jun 2022
Campus
 
The George Washington University - Elliott School Of International Affairs
Washington, USA

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, confl ... +

Renowned scholarship and critical policy research anchor this master’s program which produces leaders in business, security, diplomacy and public service, public health, conflict resolution, and related fields in the region. The interdisciplinary structure of this program will give you multiple perspectives on critical issues and accommodate a special academic focus or personal interest in your studies. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist move ... +

The International Master's Degree Program in Israel Studies offers students the opportunity for an in-depth study of the State of Israel from the beginning of the Zionist movement until the present. Emphasis will be placed on the complexity of Israel's society, including its multicultural character at home as well as its relation to the Jewish Diaspora. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Haifa, International School
Haifa, Israel

The International MA Program in Maritime Civilizations offers students an exceptional opportunity to explore the history, archaeology, and fabric of maritime societies, as wel ... +

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. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities, and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by inte ... +

East Asia is the foremost dynamic region in the world. This Master's track is organized around the achievements, opportunities, and challenges facing East Asia. Taught by international staff affiliated with the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen this International Relations Master's program focuses on the political economy and international relations of China, Japan, and Korea. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Feb 2022
Campus
 
University of Groningen
Groningen, Netherlands

The MA in International Relations: European Politics in a Global Perspective is special because of its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature. We study integration from ... +

The MA in International Relations: European Politics in a Global Perspective is special because of its interdisciplinary and policy-oriented nature. We study integration from a historical, IR-theoretical, legal and social-economic point of view. We strongly feel that developments in Europe cannot be properly understood from a mono-disciplinary perspective and that a thoroughly integrated approach is needed to gain a proper insight into the issues under study. European integration is interdisciplinary by nature. Moreover, we attach great importance to the practical translation of the knowledge and (oral and writing) skills acquired during the MA track. Students in the Master's track European Politics in a Global Perspective write policy notes and research papers, participate in debating sessions and simulation games, (critically) review standard works in European integration studies and, last but not least, do a traineeship with a European organization (public or private), either in the Netherlands or abroad. In other words, we are highly motivated to provide the students with an appropriate background in knowledge and skills to prepare them for a well-positioned entry on the labor market. -
MA
Full-time
English
01 Feb 2022
Campus