Master of Arts Program in Humanities Studies in Europe

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Humanities Studies

An MA or Master of Arts degree is obtained by students after completing a one- to two-year program studying History, English or other fine arts or humanities subjects. MA studies are most often a mix of research and coursework.

Humanities and social sciences promotes and understanding of a wide variety of skills by providing students with a huge variety of courses. The skillsets students learn might be valuable across a huge number of industries in the growing global job market.

Europe is, by convention, one of the world's seven continents. Comprising the western most point of Eurasia, Europe is usually divided from Asia by the watershed divides of the Ural and Caucasus Mountains, the Ural River, the Caspian and Black Seas, and the waterways connecting the Black and Aegean Seas.

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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.... [-]


MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 United Kingdom Bath + 1 more

We’ve designed this MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment for students interested in further study or careers in the rapidly expanding green industry. Located in a World Heritage site, you’ll study in the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country. [+]

Examine how literature reflects and shapes the way we see the landscape and the environment. Staff are internationally recognised for their research in this field. Opportunities for fieldwork with heritage organisations, resources or archives. Literary works cover a broad historical range and a wide range of landscapes. We’ve designed this MA in Literature, Landscape and Environment for students interested in further study or careers in the rapidly expanding green industry. Located in a World Heritage site, you’ll study in the centre of a region rich with literary connections and with some of the finest landscapes in the country. The MA is founded upon our staff’s expertise and substantial publications record in the areas of ecocriticism; contemporary environmental writing; early modern London; postmodern American cities; and literary journeys in modernist/ postmodernist literature. Overview You’ll address questions that are increasingly important to modern English literary studies: How does literature reflect humanity’s relationship with ‘Nature’? What makes ‘the country’, ‘the wilderness’ or ‘the city’ what it is? How does literature respond to environmental destruction? Is it influenced by modern environmental movements? You’ll study issues and approaches regarding representations of various kinds of landscapes. We present you with: a wide variety of topics; a balance between literature pre- and post-1900; a range of methodologies and approaches. Alongside the course’s focus on literature, you’ll engage with real landscapes and environments, such as an 18th century country estate; London; the Eden Project; Quantock Hills; and Hardy country. Course structure The programme – which is available full-time... [-]

MA Islamic Studies (On-Campus & Distance Learning)

The Islamic College
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1 - 2 years November 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA / PG Dip in Islamic Studies course at the Islamic College is aimed at deepening the students’ over all understanding of Islam within historical and modern contexts while providing an opportunity to study Quran, Hadith and other Islamic texts extensively. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by The Islamic College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The MA / PG Dip in Islamic Studies course at the Islamic College is aimed at deepening the students’ over all understanding of Islam within historical and modern contexts while providing an opportunity to study Quran, Hadith and other Islamic texts extensively. The program is structured to benefit students who aspire to continue their studies to a PhD degree and to become future lecturers in the field as well as to those who may seek employment in various fields requiring expertise in Islam. Alternatively the course would suit those students whose first degree is not in Islamic Studies and are seeking to broaden their understanding of Islam. The course aims to provide: An in-depth knowledge of specialist area within Islamic Studies. Use of appropriate methodological approach to the study of Islam. Sophisticated comprehension of challenging issues in Islamic Studies. Critical thinking, analytical and practical skills in constructing well-reasoned arguments. Constructive intellectual class interaction on issues related to Islam and Muslim societies. Proficiency in conducting research work and independent study. Capability to pursue further postgraduate studies. Specialised knowledge and skills that could be used in different career pursuits. Modules Sources of Islamic Knowledge [Qur’an & Hadith] Islamic Theology Methods and Perspectives in Islamic Studies Islamic Mysticism Islamic Philosophy Authority in Shi’a Islam Classical Islamic History Islam and Modern Politics Islam and Modernity Dissertation Islamic Family Law Human Rights and Islam Islamic Finance and Banking Teaching and Learning All Islamic College Students are... [-]

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 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 points): This core module is... [-]

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... [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. 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... [-]

MA in Cultural and Intellectual History 1300–1650

University of London, School of Advanced Study
Campus Full time 12 months October 2017 United Kingdom City of London

This degree at the Warburg Institute aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. [+]

About the degree The Warburg Institute MA in Cultural and Intellectual History aims to equip students for interdisciplinary research in Medieval and Renaissance studies and in the reception of the classical tradition. Students will become part of an international community of scholars, working in a world-famous library. They will broaden their range of knowledge to include the historically informed interpretation of images and texts, art history, philosophy, history of science, literature, and the impact of religion on society. Students will improve their knowledge of Latin, French and Italian and will acquire the library and archival skills essential for research on primary texts. This twelve-month, full-time course is intended as an introduction to the principal elements of the classical tradition and to interdisciplinary research in cultural and intellectual history from the late Middle Ages to the early modern period. Although it is a qualification in its own right, the MA is also designed to provide training for further research at doctoral level. It is taught through classes and supervision by members of the academic staff of the Institute and by outside teachers. The teaching staff are leading professors and academics in their field who have published widely. Research strengths include: the transmission of Arabic science and philosophy to Western Europe; the later influence of classical philosophy (Aristotelianism, Platonism, Epicureanism and Stoicism); and religious nonconformism in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. For further details on the research interests of teaching staff see the module table in this leaflet or visit www.warburg.sas.ac.uk/home/staff-contacts/academic-staff. Degree overview... [-]

MA in History & Economics

University of Bayreuth
Campus Full time Part time 2 years October 2017 Germany Bayreuth + 1 more

The master’s programme History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education. [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. The New Master Programme History & Economics The economy is constantly changing. The latest economic crises have taught us that a long-term perspective can help us to better understand changes in the economy. For this reason, the field of economic history has been experiencing a boom over the past several years. More and more experts are needed to analyse complex economic relationships and develop integrative approaches to achieving solutions on the basis of historical experience. The master’s programme History & Economics offers you an interdisciplinary education in history and economics that is currently one-of-a-kind in Germany. This unique combination leads to a career-qualifying degree that enables graduates to start a career in the private sector or continue their postgraduate education. Profile & Curriculum Profile of the Master’s Programme Economic history addresses a wide range of both fundamental and applied questions: What are the underlying reasons for economic growth? What explains economic crises and recovery? Why have some nations become rich and others poor? Why has the world economy converged at some points in history and disintegrated at others? What is the role of institutions and the state? How does our understanding of the economy and our theoretical models shape economic outcomes? What is capitalism? Has it always functioned the same way? When did it come into existence? In the master’s programme History & Economics you will discuss these questions and many more. You will get a fresh look at topics such... [-]

MA Islamic Studies

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time September 2018 United Kingdom Lampeter Swansea

The MA Islamic Studies is a dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam. [+]

The MA Islamic Studies is a dynamic and exciting programme of study, appropriate for all those seeking to further their knowledge in the multidisciplinary academic fields associated with the study of Islam. Course Overview The programme is taught by experts with diverse interests in Islamic Studies, encouraging students to explore in depth a range of topics relating to the Islam and Muslims in contemporary and historical perspectives. Islamic Studies is a long-standing discipline at the university, and our academic team have contributed to the field through publications, specialist research, and participation in international conferences. The MA provides a high quality student experience suitable for those working within – or associated with - Muslim communities, in minority and majority contexts, especially those wishing to develop a greater understanding of the people, cultures and religious perspectives with in which they are working. The programme is delivered as a full-time and part-time programme of study, and is also available as distance learning. All module content is available through the University’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) and students will be supported throughout their studies through regular access to their module tutors, either one to one (by email, skype, phone), in groups (using media such as Skype), or via VLE module discussion forums or wikis. Campus-based students will be supported through lectures, research seminars and public lectures. An annual residential graduate summer school is held for all students in July where students are able to experience lectures and seminars covering both issues related to generic learning... [-]

Master of Arts in Muslim Cultures

The Aga Khan University: ​​Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations
Campus Full time 2 years August 2018 United Kingdom London

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... [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. 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. Financial assistance is available in the form of loans and partial grants.​ Teaching and Learning Learning at ISMC is both classroom and field-based. During the summer of their first year, students participate in a Language Immersion Programme - travelling to a relevant country to immerse themselves in a language and culture different from their own. During their second year, students must prepare a dissertation following an optional field project on a theme of their choice. Students also participate in a wide range of academic excursions during the course of the MA Programme and benefit from the facilities and activities offered by neighbouring institutions such as the School of Oriental and... [-]

MA in North American Studies: Culture and Literature

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg FAU
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2017 Germany Nürnberg

A research-oriented MA program with an area-specific profile in which cultural and literary developments in the USA, Canada, and the Anglophone Caribbean are analyzed [+]

Contents of the degree programme Basic modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Language Intermediary modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Survey module Advanced modules: Cultural Studies Literary Studies Interdisciplinary project module Master’s Thesis Occupational fields Political education International organisations Cultural management Publishing and Librarianship/Journalism Fields of work at the intersection of business, politics and culture Teaching and Research International Semester(s) abroad highly encouraged Partner universities of the Department of English and American Studies include Georgia State University (Atlanta), University of Georgia (Athens), University of Kansas (Kansas), Minnesota State University (Mankato) Qualification requirements A first, above-average academic degree in American or English Studies (GPA equivalent to the German “gut”, i.e. up to 2.5; grades between 2.5 and 3.5: successful interview required). Students who have received a degree in English Studies need to present proof of a significant focus on literature and culture classes, preferably with America-related content, with their record of transcripts; 2-3 page essay on a topic that will be published on our homepage. Language requirements Good English proficiency required, e.g. GER C1 level or 95 points in TOEFL iBT, or 7.0 IELTS Proof of German proficiency at CEFR A1 level (info on German language courses and examinations at FAU; https://www.fau.eu/international/international-applicants/bachelors-masters-state-examinations/admission-requirements/german-language-skills-and-certificates/), needs to be documented within the first year of studies. Student Services fee The contribution of students currently amounts to 42 Euro per semester. An additional charge of 70 Euro covers the mandatory basic “semester ticket”, a transit pass that provides students with unlimited access to public transportation in the metropolitan... [-]

Master of Arts in Global Studies

European College for Liberal Studies
Campus Full time Part time 9 - 12 months September 2018 Spain Barcelona Belgium Brussels Madrid Switzerland Zurich Japan Tokyo Antwerp + 9 more

MA - Master of Arts in Global Studies (60 credits) [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. Our graduate programs, each with different program requirements, are based on and are fully compatible with the established European and American educational systems. The European guidelines for higher education are outlined in the Bologna agreements. Once a minimum number of credits has been earned, a request for graduation can be submitted. Not all programs are offered at all campuses. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Courses Graduate courses are divided into core courses and specialization courses. Electives can be chosen from any of the scheduled courses offered at the graduate level. Specialization courses are scheduled based on enrollments and may not be available at all campuses. Specialization courses scheduled are available to all students also as electives. Refer to the program schedule for further details. Refer to the course overview for the list of available courses. Students are recommended to complete courses and earn credits at the highest level possible. Program requirements Total 60 credits Courses (core) 24 credits / 12 courses Courses (GSCCSxxx) 12 credits / 6 courses Global Community Project 12 credits / 2 courses (optional) Electives 16 credits / 8 courses Electives 4 credits / 2 courses (in case of optional project) Thesis 8 credits Switching to another program once the studies have started is possible as long as the program requirements are met by the end of the studies. Therefore, the decision to switch should be made as early as possible to avoid not meeting... [-]

Master in Philosophy and Literature (MA)

Mary Immaculate College
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2018 Ireland Limerick + 1 more

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for... [+]

MA in Philosophy and Literature

 

The MA in Philosophy and Literature is a taught programme, which is designed to provide an additional postgraduate academic qualification for graduates in the areas of Philosophy and English, and to give students a sense of the interdisciplinarity between the areas of Philosophy and English.It is also designed to develop a sense of critical thinking in both areas and to facilitate critical engagement with contemporary issues and problems.Full-time students may take the MA degree course in one year and part-time students will require two years.The programme may lead to doctoral study in the field for suitably qualified graduates.

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Russian and East Central European Studies

University of Passau
Campus Full time 4 - 6 semesters October 2017 Germany Passau

The interdisciplinary Master's programme in Russian and East Central European Studies combines historical, literary and cultural studies of the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe. [+]

The M.A. Russian and East Central European Studies is a research-oriented, interdisciplinary degree programme. Its aim is to equip students with profound knowledge of the countries and cultures of Eastern Europe by placing the focus on historical, literary and cultural studies. You will also acquire methodological, theoretical and applied skills as you progress through your degree studies. Moreover, you will have the opportunity to learn or perfect your Czech, Polish and/or Russian language skills by making use of the relevant Language Centre courses. As the programme is focused on Eastern Europe, you will gain essential knowledge of one of the world's primary growth regions. Language requirements This programme can be studied entirely in English or German. Applicants need to have language skills in either language at level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Accepted language English language certificates include TOEFL, IELTS or equivalent. Those wishing to study the programme in German should provide a DSH-1, TestDaF 3×4 or an equivalent language certificate. Moreover, you will need to have language skills in a Slavic language at level B2 CEFR. Features Core subjects: history, literary and cultural studies Excellent staff-student ratio Some seminars are held in southern Bohemia in the Czech Republic Optional: complete part of your studies at one of our partner universities in Eastern or East-Central Europe You can study the entire programme in German and/or English Career prospects This master's programme aims to qualify students to conduct scientific analyses independently. By providing both practical... [-]


Master in Semiotics

University of Tartu
Campus Full time 2 years September 2018 Estonia Tartu

Study at the Department of Semiotics at the University of Tartu, one of the most important centres of semiotics in the world. [+]

Semiotics is a 2-year Master’s programme that provides interdisciplinary background and gives a theoretical base for application of semiotic ideas to a wide variety of disciplines and scientific study. Semiotics is the general study of sign processes, or semiosis. The programme binds together the theory of semiotics and three core modules – cultural semiotics, biosemiotics and sociosemiotics.

Why study semiotics at the University of Tartu? The tradition of excellence in semiotic theory in Tartu was established by Yuri Lotman in 1960s, the founder of semiotics of culture and the Tartu-Moscow Semiotic School, as well as the oldest journal of semiotics, Sign Systems Studies; UT is one the few institutions in the world teaching full Master´s and PhD degree programs in semiotics since 1993; As one of world´s major centres of semiotics, the University of Tartu collaborates and is regularly visited by professors from all around the world: Myrdene Anderson, Paul Bouissac, John Deely, Dinda Gorlee, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Winfried Nöth, Roland Posner, Frederik Stjernfelt, Eero Tarasti etc.; The finest collections of semiotic materials in Tartu include the memorial library of Thomas Sebeok, one of the world leaders in the 20th century semiotics, and the Centre of Jakob von Uexküll, a Baltic German whose works have been very important to the development of biosemiotics. Audience ... [-]

MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia

International Hellenic University (IHU)
Campus Full time Part time 14 months October 2017 Greece Thessaloniki + 1 more

The programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman era. [+]

Masters of Arts in Humanities Studies in Europe 2017/2018. MA in the Classical Archaeology and the Ancient History of Macedonia The University The International Hellenic University is Greece’s first state university, where programmes are taught exclusively in English. It already attracts a strong international academic faculty and outstanding students from Southeast and other European and Black Sea countries. As a state University, all degrees awarded are accredited by the Government and are recognized in the European Union and internationally. The Programme The programme considers the history and the archaeology of ancient Macedonia, covering the region of Macedonia and the Macedonians from the Mycenaean period until the Roman era. Programme Structure Core modules: The historical sources (written sources, inscriptions, coins) | Ancient History (Archaic and Classical periods) | Institutions of the Macedonian Kingdom | Languages and dialects in Macedonia | Ancient Art (monumental art) | The East before and after Alexander the Great Elective modules (you can choose four): Historical Geography and Cartography of ancient Macedonia | The Prehistoric and Archaic Macedonia | Archaeological sites of Macedonia 1 (the colonies) | Archaeological sites of Macedonia 2 (the cities of the Kingdom) | Ancient History (Roman Period) | Ancient Art (metalworking, statuettes, etc.) | Cults and beliefs | The Hellenistic Kingdoms | Excavation Excavation: An important part of the students’ education on this MA will be their participation in a training excavation to be organised by the International Hellenic University within the specific framework of the MA. Guided excursions, international workshops, special... [-]