Masters of Arts in Humanities and Social Sciences

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Humanities and Social Sciences

Earning a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences is a great choice for individuals interested in human behavior and thought in the context of literature, history, the arts and philosophy. Graduates can work in a wide range of fields including academia, the arts, non-profits and journalism.

Prospective students frequently ask, what is an MA in Humanities and Social Sciences? Humanities and the social sciences encompass a very broad group of topics, and a degree can help better equip graduates to understanding the building blocks of liberal arts. Students can pick from a wide range of courses to match their interests, as there are degrees offered in many subjects.

One benefit of a degree in humanities and social sciences is that it can help further one’s prospects in many different careers. Students are taught critical thinking skills that are applicable for solving a wide variety of problems. The coursework for MA in Humanities and Social Sciences programs also includes an emphasis on writing, research, communications, and public speaking.

The cost for a Master in Humanities and Social Sciences can vary depending on the program and location of the school. Prospective students should speak with school admissions officers directly in order to confirm program fees and registration costs.

Graduates of the program can find employment in a variety of fields. One such area is the arts in positions including museum administrators or curators. Other options include obtaining jobs at non-profits or pursuing writing careers. Some choose to teach or go on to other graduate programs including pursuing a legal degree or a PhD.

Many institutions structure their programs with flexibility in mind. There are numerous online degree programs which may be better suited for people who live further from large metropolitan areas. Browse our comprehensive database to start exploring the many different educational and geographic options.

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MA Education

UNICAF University
Online & Campus Combined Full time Part time 18 - 24 months September 2017 Malawi Lilongwe + 1 more

The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. MA Education Education is an increasingly changing, dynamic and very demanding sector which requires professionals and practitioners to be very qualified in order to meet various challenges. The MA in Education is suitable for all those that are interested in understanding the important role of education in our everyday lives and especially the links between education, society and students of all ages. It is an ideal degree for all those who wish to enter into the educational sector and all current practitioners who wish to enhance further their knowledge in the fields of teaching and learning. Necessary skills such as the use of ICT, problem solving, critical thinking, and communication and research skills are acquired through the course. Throughout the Master’s programme students will be engaged in research, teaching methods, learning how to adapt with learning disabilities and understand educational practices and theories. Duration: 18-24 months. Delivery Mode: Online and through Supported Open Learning. Entry Requirements: Regular admission to a Master’s programme requires an accredited Bachelor degree Applicants with an accredited Master’s degree will also be considered for entry HND Relevant holders with good relevant work experience (post graduation) may be considered for entry English proficiency (if the Bachelor degree was not taught in English) Updated CV One official letter of recommendation (either Academic or Business) Personal Statement (mimimum 500 words) Copy of passport or ID PathWay Research Practices and Methods - EDU730 Analysis of Learning Disabilities in Education - EDU732 ICT in... [-]

MA, Leadership: Higher Education

Concordia University Chicago
Campus Full time 1 - 2 years October 2017 USA Chicago

Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. [+]

MA, Leadership: Higher Education Understanding the complex issues surrounding leadership is essential for anyone working in the education sector. A good leader in education should be able to execute effective strategies, explore moral and ethical dilemmas, and have an overview of various leadership theories. This program will show you how to maintain an organic and flexible form of leadership that will help you navigate a fast-paced and increasingly global education landscape. You will graduate with improved confidence in your role, as well as new strategic foresight that will help you succeed as a leader. Course Requirements Academic Entry Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from a U.S. equivalent, regionally accredited institution GPA earned 2.85 or above English Language Proficiency: IELTS: minimum 6.0 or TOEFL: minimum 72 (internet-based)* or IELTS: minimum 5.5 plus CUC Pathway Program* or TOEFL: minimum 60 (internet-based) plus CUC Pathway Program** or equivalent. *For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. **Upon successful completion of the CUC Pathway Program, students are fully admitted to their academic program. For further clarification, please contact your dedicated educational consultant. [-]

MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Manchester Metropolitan University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Manchester + 1 more

On the MA TESOL you will be equipped with the skills essential to a career in one of the world’s fastest growing professions. The course is delivered by expert lecturers with many years of experience in English Foreign Language teaching and postgraduate supervision. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. On the MA TESOL you will be equipped with the skills essential to a career in one of the world’s fastest growing professions. The course is delivered by expert lecturers with many years of experience in English Foreign Language teaching and postgraduate supervision. Teaching is learner-centred, using the latest techniques. You will combine the study of theories, methods and materials with a detailed analysis of language and an awareness of practical research methods. Please note: Our course portfolio for 2017 entry will include three new courses: MA TESOL and Applied Linguistics MA Linguistics and English Language MA Linguistics and English Studies Features and benefits of the course Fereshte Goshtasbpour is the subject advisor for the MA Applied Linguistics. A successful graduate of the course, she has subject-specific insight into the requirements of students and offers a range of workshops tailored precisely to the programme. Study in a truly international environment. Recent courses have had students from Bangladesh, China, Egypt, Germany, Iran, Korea, Libya, Norway, Pakistan, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan and Thailand. Benefit from a strong focus on the practical realities of classroom teaching and learning, using a problem-solving approach. Teaching is in small classes, allowing a good balance of individual, team and group work. You will have the opportunity to join in seminars involving discussion, debates, presentations, video-based activities, and practical research projects. Receive guidance throughout your studies, including extensive support in the form of tutorials, feedback on assignments, writing and study... [-]

Master in Special Education

University of San Francisco - School of Education
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 USA San Francisco + 1 more

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. [+]

The Special Education Master’s and Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Credential Program is designed to prepare interns for special education careers in diverse, multicultural, urban schools. The program offers two pathways. One for candidates who already hold a teaching credential and one for those who are new to the profession. Both of the program pathways include working as paid intern teachers in Bay Area schools. This program can also include the Bilingual Authorization. Program Details The Special Education master's program culminates in a Master of Arts in Special Education with Mild/Moderate Education Specialist Preliminary Credential. Program Features Instruction and assignments are aligned to job demands, connecting theory and research to practice. Highly qualified instructors have extensive experience in diverse, multicultural, urban schools working with a wide range of students with disabilities. Students are members of a close-knit cohort in small, personalized classes. Students receive extensive supervision and mentoring, on the job and in class, providing the support interns need to meet job, program, and state requirements. Our intern teachers learn practical skills that they can apply the next day in their K-12 classrooms. USF helps find placement for our students in the paid internship positions. PROGRAM DELIVERY Students attend an intensive summer program, from the beginning of June through mid-July, to prepare for their first teaching assignments. Students attend class in addition to working full-time as a paid special education intern teacher. Fall and spring classes are one night per week, on Wednesdays. Intern Teaching Seminar courses meet a few Thursdays each... [-]

MA TESOL

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

The Master in TESOL will provide suitably qualified graduates with an opportunity to develop a deep understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages... [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. Overview The MA TESOL programme will provide you with the opportunity to develop both a scholarly and practical understanding of the field of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). It is suitable for language teachers, teacher trainers, educational materials writers and test designers who wish to further develop their range of professional skills and knowledge. Graduates of this programme, as with all XJTLU masters degrees, earn a University of Liverpool degree that is recognised by the Chinese Ministry of Education. Knowledge and skills The MA TESOL programme will help you: • gain an advanced critical understanding of key issues, theories and practices in the field of English language teaching • acquire a sound knowledge and understanding of language in context • explore the implications of language analysis for teaching purposes • develop an understanding of current methodology as it is embodied in classroom practice • engage with theories underlying current views on language learning, including the importance of individual differences amongst learners in their abilities and learning preferences • appreciate and view critically the connections between theory and practice in the field of English language teaching • foster the ability to conduct academic research. Modules Core modules: • Linguistics for language teachers • Methods in English language teaching • Principles of course and material design • Second language acquisition • Language testing and assessment • Speaking and listening • Research methods. Elective modules: • Discourse analysis • Lexis and vocabulary teaching... [-]

Full-time MA in Digital Management

Hyper Island - UK
Campus Full time 24 weeks January 2018 United Kingdom Manchester London Singapore Sweden Stockholm USA East New York + 6 more

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future. [+]

Hyper Island’s MA in Digital Management program offers an immersive learning experience delivered by innovative digital leaders and pioneers. The programme combines a broad range of topics, including digital technology, business transformation, strategy, service design and research methods with real-world application, developing the leaders of the future. The Digital Management is a Masters-level leadership program, designed in partnership with the industry and accredited by Teesside University. It is designed to prepare you for a leading role in the media, creative, and digital industries. This post-graduate program gives you an insight into the thought processes that drive some of the world’s most successful and innovative companies. Designed in collaboration with industry, the program provides those wanting to develop or refine their strategic and digital skills or transition into the digital and creative industries. It presents a unique opportunity to learn from leading industry thinkers and apply principles in a learning environment that mirrors real-world challenges. You will embark on a transformative journey to becoming a new kind of leader, who is adaptive, collaborative and creatively driven, who can go beyond conventional thinking and practices to create effective teams and business value. You will be challenged by real world situations and given the opportunity to work on live briefs for clients. You will be challenged to create business and brand strategies and develop innovative solutions based on creative concepts. In addition to group projects, Digital Management students are expected to complete individual assignments to compliment each group task. At Hyper Island, you... [-]

MA Media and Communications

Regent’s University London
Campus Full time 12 - 18 months September 2017 United Kingdom London

The MA in Media and Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training in theory, research methods and contemporary topics. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. The MA in Media and Communications offers students a broad foundation in media including training in theory, research methods and contemporary topics. You will examine today’s global, digital and cultural issues shaping current media landscapes. You will learn about the history of mass communication and key trends in emerging and networked media industries, including print, visual and interactive media. In addition, you will explore how international media systems shape our view of the world. You will develop a range of media and communication skills that are essential for a variety of media platforms and activities. You will learn research and analysis, how to plan and execute media projects and how to produce material in print, film and online formats. Why should I choose this programme? With London as a cultural and media capital, the course provides the perfect stage both for analysing the media and learning to create it. London is a hub of creative and technological innovation, characteristic of media and communications. This programme equips students to understand and gain experience in this dynamic media world. The programme is flexible, enabling you to gain knowledge in particular areas of interest within media and communications as well as selecting from a diverse range of electives in order to broaden your knowledge base and skill set. You will benefit from small classes taught by academic experts and industry professionals who are specialists in their field. Classes are also enhanced by guest lectures from experts,... [-]

Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) (European & US accreditation)

The International University in Geneva
Campus Full time Part time 1 year February 2018 Switzerland Geneva + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? [+]

KEY BENEFITS OF THE MASTER OF ARTS IN MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION An overview of the dominant theories of media and communications; Practical skills in managing communications in organizations and companies; Insight into the latest developments in media tools and related-business areas; Exposure to how global organizations communicate strategically and evaluate their initiatives; Switzerland is a dynamic and multicultural learning environment. PROFILE The Master of Arts in Media and Communication (MA-MC) is designed for students interested in pursuing careers in communications. The MA-MC provides a comprehensive introduction to today’s issues and challenges in media and communications: what is the role of the communications manager? How is new media re-shaping the media landscape? How can organizations and individuals communicate effectively in a global and multicultural environment? MA-MC PROGRAM DETAILS Calendar: The MA-MC program has four starting dates: September, November, March and May. Contents: In addition to core media and communication courses, the Master of Arts in Media and Communication trains young professionals to be future communication managers with courses in theory and practice: communication and media theory, intercultural communications, press and journalism, planning and evaluating communications, multimedia, executive communications and international marketing. The Master of Arts in Media and Communication is comprised of 14 courses taken over one year. Faculty: The faculty at IUG in Switzerland, is international in experience, practical in orientation and focused on their teaching. The faculty members are student-centered and committed to foster a stimulating learning environment. Study in Switzerland: Geneva belongs to a select group of truly... [-]

Master in Euroculture

Palacky University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Czech Republic Olomouc

The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. Programme content: The programme focuses on European culture in the broad sense, including politics, history, geography, law and stresses Europe in the wider world. Programme dates: September – June, 2 years Structure of the programme: first semester (Home university – Olomouc) second semester (Host university – Europe) third semester (Home/Host/Third country university/Internship) fourth semester (Home/Host university) Title awarded: MA (Double degree with partner universities) Network Georg-August University, Göttingen (DE), Deusto University, Bilbao (E), University of Strasbourg (F), Udine University (IT), University of Groningen (NL), Jagiellonian University, Kraków (PL), Uppsala University (S), University of Pune (India), Osaka University (Japan), UNAM, Mexico City (Mexico), IUPUI Indianapolis (USA). Application deadline: December 1st for both Erasmus Mundus grant applicants + self-financing applicants (Erasmus Mundus grant applicants have to hold a BA (or MA) degree at the time they apply, self-financing students don’t). 2 more deadlines for self-financing applicants: March 1st and June 1st. Application procedure: a first higher education degree (Bachelor’s degree) in a discipline of relevance to the fields of European culture and history etc. languages skills: English is a precondition (see our website), other European languages are taken into consideration in the selection process study mobility periods abroad and practical experience in European and/or international organisations and institutions is valued completed application form for further formal requirements see http://euroculture.upol.cz/how-to- apply/requirements/ Language requirements: TOEFL Paper-based: 580 or TOEFL IBT Internet-based: 92 or TOEFL Computer-Based: 237; IELTS: minimum overall score 6.5, with no part score (listening, reading,... [-]

Master of Arts in Journalism and Media Studies

University of South Florida St. Petersburg - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 2 years August 2017 USA Saint Petersburg

The hybrid program in JMS prepares students for careers in print, electronic and digital media or for college-level teaching, and provides a foundation for those students who elect to continue their studies at the Ph.D. level or teach at the post-secondary level. The program includes a mix of on-campus, online, and hybrid courses, requires a thesis or culminating professional project, and takes at least two years to complete. [+]

The hybrid program in JMS prepares students for careers in print, electronic and digital media or for college-level teaching, and provides a foundation for those students who elect to continue their studies at the Ph.D. level or teach at the post-secondary level. The program includes a mix of on-campus, online, and hybrid courses, requires a thesis or culminating professional project, and takes at least two years to complete. To conform with academic expectations, this degree requires 36 semester hours. Students enrolled in the on-campus M.A. program may also take classes part time or full time. They may sample the program by taking courses as a non-degree seeking student. Up to 12 hours of graduate credit earned as a non-degree seeking student can count toward the degree. However, students are encouraged to apply soon after completing their first course as a non-degree seeking student, as success in a course taken as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee admission to the graduate program. Students may choose electives, with their adviser’s approval, in any department at any USF campus. Students enrolled in the traditional program may also take up to two classes from the DJD course offerings. Characteristics of Graduate Study Graduate study differs from undergraduate work in substantial ways. Students are accepted into specific graduate programs based on disciplinary focus and relevant background for study in that particular field. Students often leave their graduate studies with educational or career goals different from when they began, but the focus will usually remain... [-]

MA in Education: Early Childhood Studies

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

This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. Study educational issues in depth, covering policy, practice and education theory. Analyses politics and policies in education. Allows you to study educational topics in depth. Has a strong international perspective. Education is much more than the study of teaching. Our programme is designed to get you questioning the assumptions that lie beneath educational policy and practice. The MA in Education Studies offers a mixture of theory and reflection on practice within an international context. This course is for prospective teachers, as well as non-teachers looking for a new career path. If your ambition is to teach in a school, then the MA Education Studies is ideally suited (although it is not itself a UK teaching qualification). Most of our students, however, have no intention of teaching. They are attracted by the academic nature of this award, by its habit of enabling new thinking about things that seemed like common sense, and by the prospect of improving academic skills and qualities and applying them in educationally related fields. Overview You’ll gain a deep insight into education. We’ll teach you to question: What the nature of learning and teaching is in different countries and cultures What the relationship is between education and the economy How education is changing as it becomes marketed. How education systems are managed. Who takes decisions about the curriculum and teaching. How far governments go to control education. How far should they? What the role of professional educator is. What the... [-]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology

California Institute of Integral Studies
Campus Full time 2 - 3 years September 2017 USA San Francisco

The Somatic Psychology concentration at California Institute of Integral Studies is one of three accredited academic programs in the United States that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy. [+]

Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Somatic Psychology The Somatic Psychology concentration at California Institute of Integral Studies is one of three accredited academic programs in the United States that prepares students to use both conventional and body-oriented approaches to psychotherapy. Students participate in a vibrant academic community where learning includes both didactic and experiential practices leading to the ability to work with clients holistically and effectively. After completing the program and other Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) requirements for licensure, graduates are prepared to do counseling psychology in both private practice and agency settings. Since its inception in 1980, the Somatic Psychology program has developed a unique learning environment that combines experiential work, rigorous academics, research, and a deep commitment to community. Students in the Somatic Psychology program at CIIS learn a counseling approach that combines traditional practice and understanding with attention to the crucial role of the body in the structure and process of the psyche. The program teaches a developmental sociocultural perspective that explores how embodied affect, expression, identity, and interaction are formed both in families and in communities of participation outside of the family of origin. WHAT IS SOMATIC PSYCHOTHERAPY? Somatic Psychotherapies combine traditional approaches to counseling, including dream work, talk, interpretation, and reflection, with experiential explorations. The underlying insight in somatic psychotherapies is that we enact self-feeling, identity, and connection with others through bodily means. We reach out or pull away, are warm or cold to people, are emotional or restricted in our... [-]

Master of Arts in Theology and Leadership

University of Roehampton Online
Online United Kingdom London

This integrated online Masters of Arts in Theology and Leadership builds on the University’s expertise in theological study, extending back to the Christian origins of three of the four University of Roehampton colleges. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. Learning how to combine effective leadership with the core principles of Christian theology is vital to personal, career and organisational growth in many church, faith-based and non-profit environments around the globe. This integrated online Masters of Arts in Theology and Leadership builds on the University’s expertise in theological study, extending back to the Christian origins of three of the four University of Roehampton colleges. It aims to provide learners with the tools and insights to move ahead in their roles, strengthening both personal and organisational practice. Throughout the course, the innovative programme interweaves leadership and management skills with Christian theological thinking. The knowledge and skills you gain should help to ensure the decisions you make not only make sense from an organisational or ministry perspective, but from a theological one, too. Advance your career with a Roehampton Online masters programme Because we believe that learning can only be life-changing when we apply what we learn, we develop masters programmes designed to reflect the most contemporary thinking in the area of study, meaning you’ll learn skills that will be relevant to your career right now, and in the future. Learning model and programme structure Each of the Roehampton Online masters programmes has been designed to help you move forward in your life and follows the same basic structure. Every online programme is made up of seven modules and a research project. Every module lasts 12 weeks. You then have a break of approximately two... [-]

MA in Linguistics

University of Groningen
Campus Full time Part time 12 months September 2017 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 2 more

This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorders. [+]

This Master's programme focuses on the human language ability. You will study language acquisition, the structure of language and its characteristics, or language disorders. The programme in Linguistics takes one year. You will choose one of four tracks: Neurolinguistics Applied Linguistics European Linguistics Multilingualism Neurolinguistics focuses on the relationship between language and the brain. You will study language disorders such as aphasia, developmental language disorders and dyslexia. The track in Applied Linguistics focuses on the process of learning and using a second language. This track is taught in English. European Linguistics teaches you how language is constructed and what aspects can be distinguished and studied. To study this, you may choose any European language in which you have received a Bachelor's degree. The Multilingualism Master's track is unique in combining teaching of many societal, individual, educational, cultural and historical aspects of multilingualism with a practical, research-driven approach. You will finish your Master's programme by writing a thesis. Programme options Neurolinguïstiek (track) In deze mastertrack onderzoek je waarom sommige mensen dyslectisch zijn en wat voor effect hersenbeschadigingen kunnen hebben op taal. Vanuit de Taalkunde en Neuropsychologie bestudeer je taalstoornissen. De eenjarige mastertrack Neurolinguistiek houdt zich bezig met vragen over taalstoornissen: Hoe komt het dat normaal ontwikkelende kinderen taal schijnbaar moeiteloos leren, terwijl dit niet geldt voor kinderen met gehoorafwijkingen of met het syndroom van Down? Waarom hebben sommige kinderen grote moeite met leren lezen en hoe ontstaat afasie? In het eerste semester worden drie onderzoekscolleges aangeboden: Afasiologie, Taalontwikkelingsstoornissen en Dyslexie. In... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS)

University of Turku
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Finland Turku

The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities and Social Sciences. Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) Gain in-depth knowledge on today’s East Asian societies and become a specialist in the most dynamic region of the world! The Master’s Degree Programme in East Asian Studies (MPAS) gives a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge on the dynamic societies of contemporary East Asia. Students gain expertise on East Asian contemporary history, politics and societies and learn social science research methods to become area specialists on East Asia. East Asian languages are studied as part of the degree to support students’ acquisition of knowledge and Master’s thesis research. Students in the Programme have good opportunities for student exchange in East Asian universities as well as to receive East Asian study and research scholarships. The Programme provides expertise to enter international public, private and third sector professions. Students also become qualified to apply to PhD programmes and to pursue an academic career. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure For a detailed description of the structure of the Programme, curriculum and teaching, please see: The Study Leaflet (pdf 40 pages). Academic excellence & experience The Centre for East Asian Studies specialises in research on contemporary East Asian societies, with special focus on various manifestations of civil societies in China, South Korea and Japan. For China, academic staff conducts research, for example, on disaster management, social movements and protest, urban governance, and environmental issues. For South Korea, on culture of economy, self-employment, and organisations, and popular culture and... [-]