MAs in Humanities Studies

Compare 455 Master of Art Programs in Humanities Studies

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 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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MA in Library and Information Management

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2018 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries. [+]

Recognised and approved by the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP), this route prepares graduates of all disciplines for a career in the modern information society and its industries.

The taught element is equivalent to a postgraduate diploma, and as a professional qualification enables progression to Chartership in your first professional post. Your study will focus on the principles for the organisation, retrieval and accessibility of information and on the strategic management of information organisations, such as libraries, the information landscape, for example online and on the web, and on the development of library services of all kinds. Successful completion of a dissertation develops your knowledge of the field and skills as a researcher resulting in the award of MA. You may undertake a placement, which we will help you to source, in information units, libraries and other relevant centres, including large corporations, local government, the National Health Service, financial and legal services. This will provide networking opportunities within the library, information and media industries.... [-]


M.A. in International Studies

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

USF’s Master of Arts in International Studies is a two-year program, which provides students with in-depth, interdisciplinary knowledge of the issues and challenges that face the global community. Our curriculum focuses on the development and the environment, political and economic aspects of globalization, human rights, peace and conflict resolution, and international law and organizations. [+]

Program Details

Starting Fall 2018, the Master of Arts in International Studies will be a 34 unit program completed in two years and will include areas of concentration and an internship.

Program Learning Outcomes (Fall 2018)

Students will:

Understand the major structural, cultural, and relational shifts that have emerged in response to globalization from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, with a special emphasis on non-state actors identify key organizations, institutions, and global and regional norms and how they interact with sub-state forces to shape policy, advocacy, and social movements develop an understanding of the diverse aspects of global civil society and the political, economic, legal, environmental, social and cultural forces that are shaping contemporary global issues through the local-global connection. demonstrate an ability to critically engage categories of cultural difference and diversity and evaluate their influence on a contemporary phenomenon utilize mixed research methodologies, an interdisciplinary perspective, and community engagement skills to analyze key issues in international studies Core Concentrations (Fall 2018) ... [-]

MA In Reading With An Emphasis In Secondary Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2018 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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in Catholic Education Leadership

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Part time September 2018 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. [+]

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) ... [-]

Mass Media Translation MA

Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University
Campus Full time Part time 18 - 30 months September 2018 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. ... [-]

Master in Linguistics and Literary Studies

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Campus Full time 1 year September 2018 Belgium Brussels

Our Master’s programme offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to six different languages and to specialise in one specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. The programme of the Multilingual Master contains courses in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The programme is built up of three components: the required courses, the choice for one language or two languages, and a multilingual profile. [+]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

Linguistics and literary studies are among the most fascinating studies, especially in a city like Brussels where more languages are spoken than anywhere else in Flanders, Belgium or Europe. A Master’s student in linguistics and literary Studies gets access to other languages and cultures which opens up new horizons of understanding. Our multilingual Master's programme prepares students for a globalized labour market where multilingualism is increasingly becoming a necessity. The internationally oriented city of Brussels is the perfect location to personally experience the diverse aspects of multilingualism and multiculturalism. Our Master’s programme offers you the unique possibility to take courses in linguistics and literary studies in up to six different languages and to specialise in one specific language-related scientific discipline and in one or two specific languages. The programme of the Multilingual Master contains courses in the following languages: Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The programme is built up of three components: the required courses, the choice for one language or two languages, and a multilingual profile. ... [-]


MA Historical Research & Public History

New College of the Humanities
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London

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. [+]

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:... [-]


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.... [-]


MA in Global Maritime Archaeology

University of Malta
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2018 Malta Valletta

The M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeology is offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum. Through the M.A. in Global Maritime Archaeology students will garner knowledge of a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. [+]

MA in Global Maritime Archaeology COURSE TITLE: Master of Arts in Global Maritime Archaeology COURSE CODE: PMAGMAFTT6 POSTNOMINAL: Second Cycle LEVEL OF QUALIFICATION: Level 7 DURATION: 3 Semesters MODE OF ATTENDANCE: Full-time TOTAL ECTS CREDITS: 90 MA IN GLOBAL MARITIME ARCHAEOLOGY

The MA in Maritime Archaeology is intended to expose students to a broad range of facets that fall within this discipline. Students will be able to start and develop their careers in the field of archaeology with a special emphasis on the maritime and underwater sub-disciplines of the subject. Furthermore, students may use the skill garnered from this robust course to pursue careers that are not related to archaeology. Skills-sets acquired throughout the one-year duration of this program are multi-dimensional, flexible and most importantly, desirable to stakeholders and employers. The Master's program in Global Marine Archaeology is an accelerated, 12-month program commencing in October 2017. It’s being offered by the University of Malta in collaboration with the Western Australian Museum.... [-]


Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and PhD Programs

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time September 2018 USA San Francisco

Our program is committed to integrative, cross-cultural study and research in Asian religions and philosophies from the classical period through the present and into the future. [+]

Asian Philosophies and Cultures MA and Ph.D. Programs

The Asian Philosophies and Cultures Program (APC) combines both classical and modern approaches to the study of Asian religious and philosophical traditions while addressing contemporary social issues.

Our program is based on the principle that spiritual transformation contributes to academic excellence. Within an integrative framework, students can choose to study Hinduism, Buddhism, or Chinese philosophy. Students study sacred texts and writings in historical context; they also explore cross-cultural hermeneutics, traditional religious practices, and Asian philosophical perspectives on fundamental issues—from well being to the environment.... [-]


MA in Linguistics

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Campus 2 years October 2018 Israel Beersheba

The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to current research topics in the field (2) to engage students in scientific discourse, research methodologies, and critical reasoning; (3) to train students in academic writing and the use of professional literature. The goal of the thesis track, in addition, is for students to conduct original research that contributes to the field. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities Studies. Programs and Structure The M.A. program in Linguistics offers either a Thesis (research) track or a non-thesis (general) track. Both tracks have three objectives: (1) to expose students to current research topics in the field (2) to engage students in scientific discourse, research methodologies, and critical reasoning; (3) to train students in academic writing and the use of professional literature. The goal of the thesis track, in addition, is for students to conduct original research that contributes to the field. Both tracks are two-year programs. 1. Thesis track Students can choose from among the various courses offered. However, all students in this track must take the Methodology course in their first year. In addition, the courses chosen must include at least one course in syntax and at least one course in semantics. All M.A. courses are run as seminars and require a final paper. Overall, students in the thesis track take 24 points (6 courses of 4 points each), comprising 50% of the final grade. They also write a research thesis (12 points), comprising 50% of the final grade. Students are also required to attend the departmental seminar throughout their two years of study. All research students are encouraged to choose an advisor and begin working on their thesis proposal (3 pages plus bibliography) before the end of their first year. Excellent students can choose a special track in Computational Linguistics, with the approval of the Computational Linguistics advisor, Prof. Ariel Cohen. This track includes... [-]

MA in Arab and Islamic Studies

Aarhus University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Denmark Aarhus

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. [+]

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 Islamic Cultures and Societies Research Unit (ICSRU). The ICSRU is a transdisciplinary research unit for all Aarhus University scholars who are interested in Islamic cultures and societies, both within the Islamic world and transregionally. The central mission of the ICSRU is to provide a stimulating research milieu for both senior and junior researchers by promoting discussion and exchange as well as arranging events.... [-]


MA in Historical, Literary & Cultural Studies (Research)

Radboud University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Nijmegen

The Research Master's programme prepares you for an international academic career, whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you. [+]

Whether it is the history of Europe, the development of modern European literature or the art of Rome that fascinates you, the Research Master's specialisations is an excellent choice for talented students who want to prepare themselves for an international academic career.

Specialisations

You can choose from the following English-taught specialisations:

Historical Studies Literary Studies Art and Visual Culture

Course programme

All three Master's degree specialisations have a similar structure which contains the following elements:

Theory of scientific research in Humanities 5.0 EC Methods and Techniques in Humanities 5.0 EC Contemporary Debates in Humanities 5.0 EC Academic Writing. 5.0 EC Key Texts for Humanities 5.0 EC Research seminar 5.0 EC Research paper and proposal 5.0 EC Master's thesis and colloquium 30.0 EC Plus disciplinary courses and research stay/internship abroad 55.0 EC ... [-]

Master of Arts in Writing and Oral Traditions

The Graduate Institute
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 USA Bethany

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. [+]

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.... [-]


Master in History of Politics and Society

Utrecht University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Netherlands Utrecht + 1 more

During the Master’s programme History of Politics and Society, you will acquire the knowledge and tools to thoughtfully interpret the past in order to benefit the present. [+]

Use historical insights to solve present-day issues

Have you wondered how some societies manage to achieve wealth, security, justice, and freedom – and eventual happiness – while others do not? What role do citizenship, democracy, and the organisation of the market players in this process? Why do you think it is so difficult to avoid negative effects such as social polarisation and environmental damage?

History and origins of institutions

These are the core questions addressed in our Master’s programme in History of Politics and Society. The central theme is the concept of ‘institutions’, in the broadest sense of the word: the formal and informal rules, customs, and organisational structures that make up a society but are themselves the result of a historical development process. As such, this programme is closely related to Institutions, one of Utrecht University’s strategic international research themes. In this programme, you will study the history and origins of institutions over the past 1,000 years. The emphasis is mainly on Europe in the modern age but emphatically placed within a broader perspective, as the programme also pays attention to other eras and other parts of the world. You will combine your historical knowledge and academic skills with concepts from the social sciences. You will learn how to use comparative research methods and methods for long-term analysis. You will develop the tools to contribute, as a historian, to the solution of contemporary problems.... [-]