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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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428 Results in Humanities Studies

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
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
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 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
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

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
September 2019
Full-time
12 months
Campus
Online
Bar-Ilan University

The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capp ... [+]

A new offering from the Department of English Literature and Linguistics at Bar Ilan University:

MA in English Literature with a Focus on Literary Translation

A growth field in the Humanities, literary translation is natural for people who love literature and language and are looking for a practical way to turn this love into a profession. The MA Program in English Literature with a focus on Literary Translation combines high-level literature seminars, creative writing and translation workshops, and is capped off with a year of one-on-one mentoring as the student prepares a creative thesis: the translation of a work of fiction, creative nonfiction or poetry. No knowledge of Hebrew is required; students may translate from any language into English, and all coursework is in English.... [-]

Israel Ramat Gan
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
New College of the Humanities

Our MA Historical Research & Public History is a unique combination of classic research training and how history is communicated to an audience via books, novels, TV, ... [+]

Programme outline

Starting in 2018, our MA Historical Research & Public History is a one-year programme of study or can be studied part-time across two years. International students who require a visa are only eligible to study this programme on a one-year, full-time basis.

Each of the programme’s seven courses has been developed by award-winning academic, historian and broadcaster Dr Suzannah Lipscomb and will be delivered by the History Faculty at NCH.

Course 1: The Historian’s Craft Course 2: Depth Study I* Course 3: Public History Course 4: Depth Study II* Course 5: Dissertation I Course 6: Applied Public History Course 7: Dissertation II

* Depth Studies are chosen from:... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
Part-time
Campus
The Graduate Institute

The two-year Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions program is for anyone interested in: Learning how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave; Exp ... [+]

Overview

The two-year Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions program is for anyone interested in:

Learning how stories influence the way we think, feel, act and behave. Exploring the creative process and their own creativity. Understanding the power and application of narrative storytelling. Being part of a motivated and close-knit learning community. Melding self-directed learning with invigorating classroom learning. Publishing or otherwise bringing their stories to life.

Meeting just 1-2 weekends a month (Friday 5-9 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), students in this groundbreaking program work with best-selling authors, award-winning oral storytellers, recognized playwrights, acclaimed literary critics and renowned scholars to examine the historical, cultural, sociological, anthropological, psychological and mythological foundations of storytelling. The origins of language, our society's evolution from an oral to written culture, and how stories--both from the ancient past and modern day--help us connect, understand, transform and survive are among the many topics tackled.... [-]

USA Bethany
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
KU Leuven: Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this i ... [+]

Theology students today are faced with the momentous task of contributing to modern culture. This requires a thorough and interdisciplinary academic training. With this in mind, the Faculty of Theology and Religious Studies insists on developing well-rounded and highly trained scholars with critical minds. The two-year Research Master equips students to function as experts in Church and society and prepares them for further research specifically oriented towards the Doctoral Program in Theology.

What is the Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religious Studies all about?

The Research Master: Master of Advanced Studies in Theology and Religion offers you a broad perspective on what theology and religious studies are all about. After graduation, you will have obtained a broad yet profound theoretical foundation in the great European traditions of thought and you will be able to move with ease as a dialogue partner in diverse theological fields.... [-]

Belgium Leuven
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
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 2019
Part-time
12 months
Online
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
September 2019
Part-time
3 years
Online
Aarhus University

Islam is Denmark’s – and indeed Western Europe’s – second-largest religion. The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant ‘other. ... [+]

Focusing on islam as a transnational reality Globalised and transnational Islam

Islam is Denmark’s – and indeed Western Europe’s – second-largest religion. The days are gone when it made sense to study the Arab and Islamic worlds as a distant “other”. Arab communities are to be found within Europe as well as in the Arab world, and Islam is now a Western religion as well as an Arab one. The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies therefore focuses on today’s globalised and transnational realities and on Islam and Muslims in Europe as well as in the Arab world.

A transdisciplinary, research-based teaching environment

The MA in Arab and Islamic Studies is taught by faculty members from the Arab and Islamic Studies Research Network, a transdisciplinary research unit for all Aarhus University scholars interested in Islamic cultures and societies both within the Islamic world and transregionally. The research unit aims to provide a stimulating research milieu for both senior and junior researchers by promoting discussion and exchange as well as arranging events.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Parma

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber ed ... [+]

Official Program Description

The II level Master’s degree in Classical and Modern Philology and Literature is a two-year program specifically developed to meet the current needs for a high caliber education in all facets of Classical and Modern Philology and Literature.

First-year courses address critical subject areas particularly in the fields of Ancient and Modern Languages and Literatures, Linguistics and History.

Second-year courses are divided into two modules: LM 14 (Modern Philology and Literature) provides an in-depth study especially in the fields of Italian and Romance Languages, Literatures and Philology, Historical and Musicological Studies. LM 15 (Classics) offers you high-standard, advanced training in Greek and Latin Languages and Literatures, Ancient History, Papyrology, Classical Philology, Archaeology, and Sanskrit.... [-]

Italy Parma
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Online
Protestant Theological University

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic ... [+]

Academic excellence and intercultural learning

The Master of Theology is an English-taught intensive master’s programme, accredited by the Dutch-Flemish accreditation organisation. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). Because of its research focus and high academic level, the programme is uniquely suited to a second master's degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or doctoral studies.

The programme offers a hermeneutical and contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines and multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. As a participant of the programme, you will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. It is, therefore, a truly international and intercultural experience!... [-]

Netherlands Amsterdam Groningen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
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 or Turkish), a Communications and Leadership Programme as well as fieldwork which contributes to a dissertation.... [-]

United Kingdom London
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Dominican University of California

Don’t just get a degree… get an education. Our interdisciplinary program is designed to further enhance your skills in academic research, critical thinking, and scholarly ... [+]

Overview

The Master of Arts in Humanities at Dominican is a world-class humanities program recognized for its rigorous, dynamic and intellectually challenging liberal arts curriculum. The program is structured to provide students with life and career enrichment, cultural understanding, and opportunities for personal advancement.

Dominican University’s Master of Arts in Humanities program is an interdisciplinary program infusing subjects such as art history, history, literature, music, philosophy, political theory, and religion throughout the curriculum for a comprehensive education. Students with a particular academic interest can choose to emphasize in a specific discipline. The program is designed to further enhance students knowledge and skill in academic research, critical thinking, and scholarly writing. Graduates of our MA in Humanities program have gone on to become published professional writers, musicians, doctoral students, artists, professors and more.... [-]

USA San Rafael
September 2019
Campus