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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 Studies? 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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362 Results in Humanities Studies

The University of Law Postgraduate Programmes

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA Medical Law and Ethics - Full-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements

Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above.

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United Kingdom London Birmingham Manchester UK Online  + 1 More
January 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Online
University of Law Online

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area ... [+]

MA Medical Law and Ethics - Part-time

Our MAs from our new Master's in Law suite of programmes are designed for non-law graduates who want to explore the practical application of a particular, specialist area of law.

Course Requirements Students must possess an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in any subject at 2:2 or above. [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
January 2020
Part-time
24 months
Online
University of Hull Online

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer. Transform your passion for reading into the ability to produce prose worthy of public recogn ... [+]

Harness the power of language and develop your distinctive voice as a writer.

Course details

Next start date: 23 September 2019 Application deadline: 16 September 2019 Duration: two years (part-time) Format: online, with optional face-to-face events Total fees for the two-year course: £9,400 Entry requirements A minimum 2.2 Bachelor Honours degree or international equivalent. Applicants who do not meet this requirement may still be considered but will need to present examples of relevant published work with their application. A creative writing sample (fiction or non-fiction) of up to 3,000 words. An IELTS 6.0 score (with minimum 5.5 in each skill) if your first language isn’t English (or other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by the University of Hull). Two references, of which one must be an academic reference, and the other can be a work reference. Why this MA? ... [-]
United Kingdom Hull
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Part-time
2 years
Online
DePaul University Department of International Studies

Earn your master’s in International Studies and develop a worldly perspective with a lens on global inequality. This academically rigorous, thesis-driven program, grounde ... [+]

Our International Studies Master’s program was voted as one of the best Master’s programs in 2018! Our academically rigorous, thesis-driven two-year program is grounded in critical theory and uniquely focuses on themes of power, inequality and global systems. We're dedicated to building a community of scholars and researchers who demonstrate a commitment to questioning power and politics in a way that bridges theory and practice.

DePaul’s Academic Catalog and our International Studies MA webpage offer comprehensive information regarding our MA degree requirements, including a list of core and elective class options. Sample courses include:

INT 401 Critical Social Theory INT 402 International Political Economy INT 407 Race, Sex, And Difference INT 408 Nature, Society, And Power INT 404 Migration And Forced Migration ... [-]
USA Chicago
September 2020
Full-time
Campus
York St John University

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who ... [+]

Course overview

The programme is designed for both qualified and intending teachers of English to speakers of other languages. It attracts students from different parts of the world, who bring with them a diverse mix of educational backgrounds and experiences. This gives us a chance to increase our cross-cultural understanding and knowledge of teaching and learning contexts globally. Furthermore, using online forums, we aim to provide practical opportunities for you to interact with language professionals around the world.

We critically reflect on theories of, and research into, the problem of how best to learn and teach an additional language. We aim to help you improve your own research skills and encourage you to present and publish your findings to the English language teaching and applied linguistics community.... [-]

United Kingdom York
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
University of Sussex Online

Providing a distinct interdisciplinary approach to the study of corruption, this MA asks three fundamental questions; what is corruption, how much of it exists, and what ... [+]

Providing a distinct interdisciplinary approach to the study of corruption, this MA asks three fundamental questions; what is corruption, how much of it exists, and what should be done to combat it?

Exploring corruption and anti-corruption from the perspective of law, anthropology, economics, development studies, sociology and political science; you’ll gain the theoretical knowledge and practical training needed to understand the complexities of defining, measuring and fighting corruption.

With dates a year (January, March, May, July, and November) you can start this course when you like and study in your own time, from your own home.

This course is part-time and can be completed in a minimum of two years and a maximum of four. Students have the opportunity to pause their studies if their work or life commitments require.... [-]

United Kingdom London
July 2020
Part-time
2 - 4 years
Online
Evangelische Theologische Faculteit, Leuven

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological deb ... [+]

Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies

The Master of Arts in Theology and Religious Studies (120 ECTS – 2 years) equips you to teach, lead organizations and churches, and participate in current theological debates relevant to Church and society.

Besides the focus on fundamental and methodological questions, the Master’s Degree offers a wide range of courses on specific subjects. Tutorials and seminars strengthen your research expertise. At the same time, you acquire skills for a leadership or pastoral role and personally develop your theology. In the Master’s thesis, you learn to make an independent contribution to theological research. The program, taught in English, is designed for international students. Specializations ... [-]
Belgium Leuven
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
University Saint-Joseph

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards ... [+]

ETIB Historical Background

Since its foundation in 1980, the School of Translators and Interpreters of Beirut (ETIB) has been training senior translators and interpreters with the highest standards to master Arabic, French and English languages as well as intercultural competencies by helping them to adapt to cultural differences, sharpen strong analytical and deductive skills, and develop professional judgment. Member of CIUTI (International Standing Conference of University Institutes of Translators and Interpreters) and of the FIT (International Federation of Translators), recognized by the AIIC (International Association of Conference Interpreters), and having a long-standing and close relation with the United Nations and the European Parliament, ETIB aspires to be an active member among the university institutions of the world and a pole of excellence in the fields of research and innovation in the Arab world. ... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2020
Full-time
Part-time
15 - 24 months
Campus
Bar-Ilan University

The Linguistics Division provides the students with a solid foundation in both theoretical and applied linguistics. Each student's program is constructed by the individua ... [+]

Direct MA in Linguistics

Highly qualified undergraduate students are offered the option of a direct M.A track. Students in this program can complete an M.A. without a thesis within four years of beginning their undergraduate studies or an M.A. with a thesis within five years.

Admission Requirements

In order to be accepted to track A (with thesis), a student needs an average of at least 88 and for track B (without thesis) an average of at least 80. For candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics, an average of 80 on the related course (when available) is required. Candidates who do not hold a BA in linguistics will be required to take up to 5 additional courses during their first year and get a grade of at least 80 in each of them to continue in a non-thesis track and at least 88 to be able to transition to a thesis track (track A) in the second year.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
The Aga Khan University: ​​Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers a distinctive way of understanding Mu ... [+]

Based in central London, the Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations (ISMC) two-year MA Programme offers:

A distinctive way of understanding Muslim civilisations as they have evolved over time. Stresses the plurality and complexity of past and present Muslim cultures, studying them as part of world cultures. Employs the tools of the social sciences and humanities as a framework for learning.

Within the disciplines of social sciences and humanities, our students study a number of subjects including, development studies, economics, political science, art, architecture, history, literature, comparative religion and law.

The MA programme consists of a number of core and elective courses which includes a field-based Language Immersion Programme (Arabic, Persian ), a Communications and Leadership Programme as well as fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
St John's College

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theol ... [+]

This post-graduate degree in theology, ministry, and mission, is validated by Durham University as part of the Common Awards scheme. It is an opportunity to develop theological studies, ideal for those engaged in any service in the Church, either lay or ordained. It is particularly suitable for those in the early years of ministry or later where sabbatical leave enables further study and reflection. It is a distance learning course designed to fit around your work and other commitments.

The MA is normally open to those with a good theology degree. Depending on your previous qualifications and experience the course can usually be completed in three years.

MA modules

You will study 7 level 7 modules, part-time over three years, relating theological knowledge to your professional & personal circumstances. You will be the engaged in the advanced study of key biblical passages and challenging theological texts. You will reflect on the theory and practice of mission, evangelism and practical theology, relating this to your own experience, shared with others, so as to enhance and deepen your ministry. You will be guided in ways to research important material to develop your own ideas, particularly through your dissertation. This final large piece of work is an opportunity to study in depth a theological topic of your own choice directed related to your own ministry.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
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Part-time
3 years
Online
Al Akhawayn University (in Ifrane)

The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and internati ... [+]

About

The Master of Arts in International Studies and Diplomacy (MAISD) offers qualified students the opportunity to become specialists in the fields of diplomacy and international affairs. Sponsored by the Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the program provides students with a strong theoretical background and the analytical skills essential to gaining an understanding of international issues and events. The program draws upon the expertise of Al Akhawayn University faculty from different disciplines, and of professionals from the field.

Who is the Program for?

The MAISD program is designed for:

Academically qualified graduates from AUI and other Moroccan institutions who seek advanced education and training in International Studies and Diplomacy. Professionals who are interested in furthering their training. International students who wish to gain expertise specifically in North African Studies. Program Description ... [-]
Morocco Ifran
August 2020
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
University of North Alabama College of Arts and Sciences

The MA in Writing prepares students for a variety of careers in writing as well as for the pursuit of terminal degrees as researchers and academics. This degree program c ... [+]

Prepare for a career as a writer

In a rapidly changing world, business, industry, and academia increasingly demand the skills of written communication. Writing the Great American Novel isn’t the only way to earn a living as a writer—and many professionals earn lucrative incomes as technical writers, content writers, editors, social media campaign leaders, and communication managers.

Through courses in technical writing, grant writing, document design, and publishing, as well as composition theory, students gain deep experience in the types of writing required in today’s professional, academic, technical and creative communities. In addition to coursework, many students participate in paid writing internships which provide real-world experience and contacts to build a bridge to their writing careers.... [-]

USA Florence
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Full-time
2 years
Online
European University at St. Petersburg

IMARES Master’s degree program focuses on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspect ... [+]

IMARES Master’s degree program focuses on Russia and the post-Soviet area. This comprehensive program allows you to study Russia and the whole Eurasian area in all aspects from A to Z. You will examine the past and analyse the most up-to-date events unfolding in the region, learn Russian and experience life in Russia.

Together with other international students you will study and discuss a variety of topics, including foreign policy and security issues in Russia and neighboring countries, history and current events, changing society and reforms, and, of course, Russian culture and arts.

By studying at IMARES you will be able to:

Apply multiple theoretical models to analyze Russian foreign policy (e.g. write a well-informed essay to answer Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s topical question What is Asia to us? or Daniel Treisman’s Why Putin took Crimea?); Study the most important recent literature on nationalism in Russian and Soviet imperial contexts (e.g. learn the difference between Russia as an ‘under governed empire’ and the USSR as an ‘affirmative action empire’); Examine cases of conflicts, political violence and terrorism in Russia and Eurasia (e.g. model an international conflict resolution process or find out why you cannot drive directly from Sochi to Tbilisi through Abkhazia); Explore the dynamics of post-Soviet transition and domestic politics (e.g. distinguish between various forms of “color revolutions” and party systems with a course syllabus which mentions the word Kremlin only once) Broaden your perspective on Russian- American relations (e.g. comprehend 2-3 chapters of fascinating weekly reading... [-]
Russia Saint Petersburg
February 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
New England College

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction fo ... [+]

The New England College Master of Arts (MA) in Professional Writing is an accelerated 12-month online program that provides individualized student-centered instruction focused on new and traditional writing-based media. The 36-credit program combines innovative theoretical, creative and practical foundations to prepare students for challenges in the dynamic and rapidly evolving field of professional writing. Students are mentored by highly skilled instructors to apply their knowledge and writing skills to cutting-edge communication challenges. The program’s Capstone process allows students to create a comprehensive professional digital-based portfolio of work that reflects individualized interests and career goals.... [-]

USA USA Online
September 2020
Part-time
12 months
Online