Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies

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Humanities Studies

An MA, or Master of Arts, is designed to be completed after a bachelor’s degree. Generally, this type of program requires about two years of study; it often also requires the completion of a thesis. Many different subjects are available to study.

Interested students might be wondering: What is an MA in Humanities? This kind of degree is meant to educate students about various aspects of society and culture. The discipline of humanities includes subfields such as philosophy, literature, language, religion, art, and history. Those who earn these degrees often study rhetoric and logic and learn how to analyze and construct arguments. They may engage with a diverse variety of ideologies, ideas, and philosophies during the course of their education.

This kind of program is an excellent way to sharpen critical thinking and analytical skills. These abilities are highly sought after by employers and are often required in the study of the humanities. Some programs also provide students with training in persuasive writing or argument construction.

The cost of a humanities master’s degree will depend on numerous factors. For example, tuition can vary from year to year, and the availability of financial aid often changes. Other factors that might be relevant include materials costs and the country where the institution is located.

Humanities degrees can provide students with a variety of career options. Many employers seek candidates with the ability to reason clearly and analyze new information. Graduates can go on to work as educators, consultants, managers, or researchers in a wide range of organizations, such as government agencies, private companies, or nonprofit groups. Some might choose to continue their academic careers or even start their own businesses.

There is a wide range of degree programs that focus on the humanities. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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MA In Reading With An Emphasis In Secondary Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

Prepare adolescents with the literacy skills needed for college or a future career. Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association and prepares specialists for the demands of student development. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Earn Your Master of Arts in Reading Online Prepare adolescents with the literacy skills needed for college or a future career. Grand Canyon University's Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association and prepares specialists for the demands of student development. The rigorous curriculum serves schools and districts by providing diverse students fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy. Through observational and practice-based experiences, the MA in Reading with an Emphasis in Secondary Education provides the application of theory and educational best practices to improve literacy in collaborative settings. Effectively deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment with a strong foundation in corrective reading strategies. It surveys a variety of assessment tools, instructional approaches and effective communication techniques for optimized learning. Candidates engage in advanced studies in secondary schools to inspire the creation of literate environments and support literacy across content areas. You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a 6-12 classroom to complete the program assignments. If your state requires a K-12 credential, please speak with an enrollment representative to discuss available options. Degree Outcomes Study Advanced Instructional Strategies In the Master of Arts... [-]

M.A. in International Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 USA San Francisco

The world in which we live is indelibly shaped by global processes – from the interconnectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence to the struggles for self-determination. [+]

M.A. in International StudiesThe world in which we live is indelibly shaped by global processes – from the interconnectedness of business and finance to ethnic violence to the struggles for self-determination. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master's Degree in International Studies - an innovative and rigorous program that provides students with in-depth knowledge about the changes that now face the global community.Courses in the Master of Arts in International Studies (MAIS) focus on development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict, and international law and organizations. As an interdisciplinary program, students integrate and apply knowledge across disciplines in order to analyze global issues and problems.MAIS students acquire the skills needed for a wide variety of professions and fields, including international affairs, foreign service, intelligence and international organizations. Our graduates are also prepared to pursue further studies in a Ph.D. program.... [-]


Master in Catholic Education Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. The master's program in Catholic Educational Leadership prepares graduates for effective leadership as administrators in Catholic elementary and secondary schools and for diocesan positions. The program consists of 30 credits, 24 of which are core credits. Program Delivery To meet the needs of working professionals, the program follows a schedule of alternate weekend classes that convene nine times a semester (Friday evenings and all day Saturdays). COURSE DETAILS CORE CURRICULUM | 24 CREDITS CEL 640 - History and Principles of Catholic Education (3) CEL 641 - Private School Law (3) CEL 642 - Moral Development (3) CEL 644 - Curriculum and Instruction Leadership in Catholic Schools (3) CEL 650 - Catholic Leadership and Educational Administration (3) CEL 651 - Business and Finance for Catholic Schools (3) CEL 653 - Personnel Leadership in Catholic Schools (3) CEL 690 - M.A. Culminating Project (3) ELECTIVES | 6 CREDITS The remaining 6 credits are earned in elective courses selected from among those in Catholic Educational Leadership or those offered by other master's degree programs in the School of Education. The program is offered during three semesters of the academic year: fall, spring, and summer. The summer CEL semester, referred to as the SummerWest program, includes a wide variety of course offerings; the summer faculty are from many parts of the country and bring expertise in theory and practice in elementary and secondary Catholic schools. MORE ABOUT SUMMERWEST The founder of the Jesuits, St. Ignatius Loyola, invested his considerable... [-]

Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2017 China Suzhou + 1 more

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute... [-]

MA in Classics & Ancient Civilizations: Ancient History

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12 months February 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why were sports so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? The Master in Classics and Ancient Civilizations teaches you about researching and answering those questions and more. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. What are the classical roots of modern ideas about politics? How did the religious landscape interact with its political environment? What made the Roman Empire so successful? Why were sports so important? What was the context of the rise of Christianity? These are some of many questions that you can study in Groningen. Ancient history is a dynamic discipline with a long tradition. In Groningen, Ancient History takes the form of a one-year Master's track with a full-time and a part-time variant. Ancient History in Groningen covers the whole of antiquity, from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. We have a particular focus on the political cultural and religious connectivities of the Mediterranean world. We take an interdisciplinary approach especially with archaeology and religious studies. We integrate theoretical approaches and digital humanities in our teaching. In addition to elite culture, we are also interested in aspects of daily life – besides literary sources, we focus on inscriptions, papyri and archaeological sources as cultural objects that cast a radically different light on the ancient world. Ancient History is a track within the Master's degree programme in Classics and Ancient Civilizations. Within this track, we offer three specializations: Ancient History and Culture Ancient History and Archaeology Ancient History and Religious Studies Programme options Master Honours College (honours program) Het master Honours programma is speciaal ontwikkeld voor studenten die meer uit hun studietijd willen halen. Het is een extra programma van 15 ECTS dat je naast je... [-]

MA in Language and Communication (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. [+]

Learning how to make new discoveries that will contribute to a better understanding of how natural language is used and processed in real-life situations. Whenever we use language – whether it’s written, spoken or signed – we’re communicating. How does this work, and how and why does miscommunication occur? How does language fit together and how do we learn to understand each other? The research Master’s programme in Language and Communication offers a multidisciplinary perspective on how the fields of linguistics and communication studies complement one another. This approach is unique in the Netherlands. This research Master’s programme focuses strongly on empirical research. You’ll study real language in real-life situations and use your observations to develop possible theories. Later, you’ll test these theories against everyday reality. In this way, you’ll discover the richness of both language and communication and be well prepared to conduct original research on language related issues. This programme is initially intended to prepare its students for a career in research, in particular for PhD positions although other career options in the field are also open to you. Programme outline The Master’s programme in Language and Communication is taught at the Faculty of Arts. It has a course load of 120 EC* (two years). The structure is as follows: Foundations of Language and Communication Corpus and Experimental Methods Research Orientation Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective Lab Rotation I Term Paper Specialisation courses (2x6 EC) Skills/methods elective(s) (2x3 EC or 1x6 EC) Lab Rotation II Grant Proposal... [-]

MA in Travel and Nature Writing

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer? Then this course is for you. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. For any writer inspired by places, people and wildlife, who wants to be published. Based on actual experiences in the field, including encounters with places, people and wildlife. Provides context of the history, background and genres of travel and nature writing over time. Focuses on getting your writing published across a wide range of media and outlets. Do you enjoy writing about people, places and wildlife? Are you interested in environmental issues in Britain and around the world? Would you like to be published, and make a living as a travel or nature writer? Then this course is for you. The course focuses on learning to write from your own experience in the field. You’ll develop your writing skills and techniques, learn from established writers, and examine the history, context and genres of travel and nature writing. By meeting practitioners – writers, editors, agents and publishers – you’ll gain a unique insight into the professional skills you require to get your writing published. This low-residency course allows you to be based wherever you wish, so you can pursue your academic work while maintaining your current lifestyle. It can be taken full-time over one year, or part-time over two. Overview We aim to give you an understanding of issues and approaches to the representations of peoples, other species, habitats, places, cultures and environments in various kinds of writing. You’ll graduate with the ability to apply what you’ve learnt to your own professional practice. You’ll study: a... [-]

MA Literary London

University of Greenwich
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA English: Literary London offers an opportunity to study the rich and varied literary history of London. [+]

MA Literary London

 

The MA English: Literary London offers an opportunity to study the rich and varied literary history of London.  Taught by members of the Department of English, Drama and Creative Writing, this exciting programme covers literary periods from the seventeenth to the twenty-first century, and encompasses film, theory and creative work as well as traditional literary scholarship.  It will appeal to those wishing to extend their knowledge of literature, to explore varying critical approaches and perspectives, and to broaden their reading within an interdisciplinary, comparative and international context.The MA English: Literary London is designed as a structured, yet flexible programme.  Courses are taught in weekly seminars and termly study days. Classes focus on the close study of literary, theoretical and cultural texts, as well as opportunities for site-specific learning through walks and gallery visits.  Students will also pursue supporting courses in research methods and theory and will produce a final dissertation on a subject of their own choice.... [-]


Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (MA)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2018 USA Monterey

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. You can be the voice of an organization, ensure worldwide project launches, and expand market share. Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. Core Competencies All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client. Translation Specialization Learn to work with a variety of translation and glossary management tools and to provide written translations, editing, and revision of translations. By helping to translate and localize content into another language, you are an organization’s voice around the world. Requires native or near-native abilities in both languages of study. Localization Specialization Deepen technology skills through computer programming and advanced translation management systems courses. While managing translation and localization projects, you help keep projects on track and ensure worldwide project launches. Requires at least Intermediate High level of proficiency in a second language. Management Specialization Strengthen business skill set through course work in finance, accounting, economics, and management. You help expand an organization’s market share and mind share through... [-]

Master of Arts in Christian Leadership

Corban University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 2 years Open Enrollment USA Salem + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree is designed to give you an interdisciplinary approach to ministry by utilizing classes from Corban University’s graduate programs in business, education and divinity. Vocational ministry often requires you to be equipped in areas besides ministry. You may often be required to balance budgets, recruit volunteers, counsel team members, develop curriculum, manage events or communicate with a variety of people from all ages and walks of life. This degree prepares you for the variety of roles your ministry demands. [+]

The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership degree is designed to give you an interdisciplinary approach to ministry by utilizing classes from Corban University’s graduate programs in business, education and divinity. Vocational ministry often requires you to be equipped in areas besides ministry. You may often be required to balance budgets, recruit volunteers, counsel team members, develop curriculum, manage events or communicate with a variety of people from all ages and walks of life. This degree prepares you for the variety of roles your ministry demands. Not everyone in ministry is called to be a senior pastor; some are called to be community leaders, teachers, directors, non-profit organizers, or youth leaders. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership provides seminary training with a strong theological base and three versatile concentrations allowing you to tailor your degree to your ministry’s needs. Whether you are looking for a face-to-face experience or need to work your classes into an inflexible schedule, Corban has created both online and on-campus classroom environments to provide the highest quality education in a format flexible enough to meet your needs. The Master of Arts in Christian Leadership is available both online and on campus. Choose to take credits full-time or part-time, online or on-campus; build your program to fit your education into your schedule and your ministry. Sample Courses Interpreting Scripture Servant Leadership Building Community Partners Understanding Generations Leadership Theories Theology Spiritual Formation: Concentration courses such as Building a Christ-Centered Home, Counseling in Ministry, and Teaching Scripture encourage... [-]

MA Creative Writing

Nottingham Trent University: School of Arts and Humanities
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics. You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. MA Creative Writing The MA in Creative Writing at Nottingham Trent University is one of the longest established postgraduate courses of its kind in the UK, with a strong record of publication by its graduates. Designed for talented and committed writers, the course is taught by a team of award-winning writers and academics. You will be joining a lively community of other writers and teachers where you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of genres, including fiction, poetry, children’s and young adult fiction, and writing for radio, stage and screen. What you'll study The course invites you to develop your writing strengths by providing a framework within which you can discuss your own and each other’s work. At the heart of the course are small group workshops and a series of seminars by staff, visiting writers, publishers and professors, including internationally acclaimed screenwriter William Ivory. Other guest speakers have included David Almond, Alan Hollinghurst, Kathleen Jamie, Jackie Kay, Alan Jenkins, Alison Moore, Carrie Etter, David Lodge, Michèle Roberts and Miranda Seymour. Establishing important links with the publishing and editing industries, you will work closely with staff and visiting speakers to develop your work to an excellent standard. Modules This course is divided into modules, which are worth a number of credits, and are separately taught and assessed. To get your degree you have to pass all modules to collect 180 credit points. Core modules Writing: Research Methods, Theory and Practice (40 credit... [-]

MA in Classical Studies

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom Milton Keynes + 1 more

This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from... [+]

MA in Classical Studies This MA is designed to help you acquire and develop research skills that will enhance your knowledge of the ancient Graeco-Roman world and prepare you for independent study culminating in a dissertation. It investigates Classical Studies as a multidisciplinary field and brings you into direct contact with texts, artefacts and other surviving evidence from classical antiquity. This fragmentary evidence is examined from a range of theoretical and methodological perspectives including options in classical archaeology, language and reception, and a subject module based around the body in classical antiquity. Educational aims This taught postgraduate programme in classical studies will: build upon and develop your existing knowledge of, and interest in, the subject of classical studies provide you with an advanced academic training for the practice of classical studies at postgraduate level provide you with experience of independent research and scholarly presentation in classical studies. Teaching, learning and assessment methods You will have the opportunity to acquire all of the above skills which will be taught, learned and assessed concurrently in the course of studying the degree. You will be expected to show an increasingly independent and sophisticated approach as the skills and techniques of advanced study become more familiar, culminating in your dissertation, which will be a substantial and largely independent piece of work. Teaching will be coordinated by your tutor, who will advise you, comment on and mark your assignments, generally provide feedback and help you to acquire the skills of advanced independent study. Communication will... [-]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies as they have developed regionally and impacted each other and the world from the classical period through the present and into the future. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and PhD Programs The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies as they have developed regionally and impacted each other and the world from the classical period through the present and into the future. In keeping with this commitment, the program brings together both traditional and contemporary approaches to classical Asian material and, within an integrative framework, brings these approaches to bear on issues of contemporary relevance. Such issues include but are not limited to: Asian religions and conflict, Asian philosophical perspectives and ecology, traditional Asian practices of mindfulness and well-being, and cross-cultural hermeneutics. The program is distinctive in its recognition that spiritual discovery and practice can contribute to academic rigor in the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions and their application to contemporary challenges. Its scope includes study of Buddhism, Hinduism, Chinese philosophy, and Islam, with respect to their classical development and their continuing global impact in the modern world. Students examine classical texts and contexts, spiritual practices and disciplines, and issues of contemporary relevance such as the contribution of Asian traditions to psychology, cognitive science, modern and post-modern philosophy, and the emergent ecological crisis. Courses in interdisciplinary research methods and optional language study complete the curriculum. Students gain an in-depth understanding of philosophical and religious thought in classical and contemporary contexts through their engagement with the curriculum and collaboration with faculty mentors and fellow students. The... [-]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

Koc University - Istanbul Turkey
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years September 2017 Turkey İstanbul

Comparative Studies in History and Society (CSHS) combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koc University in an interdisciplinary... [+]

MA in Comparative Studies in History and Society

The non-thesis MA program in Comparative Studies in History and Society combines the strengths of the sociology and history departments of Koç University in an interdisciplinary Master of Arts (M.A.) program. The program serves a growing need in Turkey for interdisciplinary graduate programs in the social sciences.Students are trained in the fields of historical transformations concerning state and society as well as social inequalities. The courses will prepare students for both future Ph.D. programs and careers in research and policy-related positions in governmental and non-governmental organizations by providing the basic background in the historical analyses of current-day societal Dynamics.... [-]


Master of Theology

Protestant Theological University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. A Truly Intercultural Experience The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. The programme The study programme covers introductory courses at a master’s level, such as Intercultural Theology, Hermeneutics and the study of Biblical texts and Christian communities. The intercultural focus of the programme returns in the different courses so that the presence of students from many horizons becomes itself a resource in the learning process. Students can specialise in all the major theological disciplines such as Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ethics, Intercultural Theology, the Philosophy of Religion and various specialisations within the domain of Practical Theology. We offer specialised methodological and thematic courses and guided study appropriate to these disciplines. The programme is therefore uniquely suited as a second Master degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or Doctoral Studies. A three-way conversation The International Master provides a great entry point into Western theology and culture for students from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are well equipped to help you build a bridge between your own context and... [-]