Masters of Arts in Humanities

Compare 448 MA Programs in Humanities

Humanities

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? 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, TESOL

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

The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. MA, TESOL The current demand for English language teachers is set to increase even higher in the near future. In fact, a recent UNESCO report stated that over the next 10 years more than 2 billion people will begin learning to speak English – creating nearly 3 billion individuals who will use English as a second language. Therefore it goes without saying that a postgraduate qualification in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) will unlock countless career opportunities, both at home and overseas. Whether you would like to work in a school or university setting, or perhaps pursue a career with one of the many private language education organizations operating worldwide, this specialized master’s program will give you the skills required to fulfil your goals. 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 Classical Studies

The Open University
Online Full time Part time 2 years August 2017 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... [+]

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 acquire the skills of advanced independent study. Communication will... [-]

MA in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Greece Athens Cyprus Nicosia + 2 more

Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. Duration (years): 1.5 Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Teaching Greek to Speakers of Other Languages Level of Qualification: 2nd Cycle (Master’s Degree) Language of Instruction: Greek Mode of Study: Full time and Part time study Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: Graduates will specialize in theoretical and practical issues relating to the teaching of Greek as a second/foreign language. They will develop transferrable skills relating to the field and especially in the area of teaching Career Prospects: Graduates will be able to have an international career in teaching Greek as a second/foreign language. They will also be able to devise language teaching programmes. Graduates will be able to work for the public or private sector globally (schools, institutes, universities, research centres), which specialize in this field. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme can be accepted into Third Cycle degrees (PhD). Graduation Requirements The student must complete 90 ECTS and all programme requirements. Learning Outcomes Graduates will deepen their understanding of second language acquisition approaches with specific emphasis on teaching Greek. They will practice teaching Greek under the three pillars of language learning (teaching, learning and assessment) with an emphasis on communication skills. They will learn how to manage the classroom and design courses and syllabi suitable for teaching Greek. Graduates will be familiar with highly specialized aspects of language teaching. They will be able to apply new technologies in language teaching. They will gain significant understanding of theoretical... [-]

Master of Arts in Public History

University of North Alabama
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Florence

The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. [+]

The Master of Arts degree in Public History is intended to meet the educational needs of those aspiring to professional advancement in the field of public history. The curriculum in history and public history provides a sound basis to: deepen students’ knowledge of history and public history, and to expand their critical thinking skills; provide students with opportunities for extensive fieldwork and collaborative community projects as they complete their coursework, while also providing experience in their chosen area of study through the internship requirement; prepare students for careers in historic preservation and historical administration, including positions in archives, museums, state historic preservation offices, and cultural resource management firms, and for advancement in job preparation and salary for public history professionals. The Master of Arts in Public History is organized into two tracks, historical administration and historic preservation. The program offers two options within the two tracks: thesis and non-thesis. Master of Arts Degree in Public History with a concentration in Historical Administration requires a minimum of 33 semester hours of credit and includes 21 hours of core courses, encompassing a course in Public History Historiography and Research Methods, two graduate colloquia in United States or European history, a course in Museum and Archival Administration, and Digital Collection Management, as well as an internship, a portfolio, and a course taken within the College of Business to help develop professional leadership skills. Students also complete 6 hours of Public History Electives. Students pursuing the thesis option take 6 hours of thesis work... [-]

Master of Arts in Missions Studies

Africa International University
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 3 years August 2017 Kenya Nairobi + 1 more

The Master of Arts in Missions Studies programme is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. Master of Arts in Missions Studies The Master of Arts in Missions Studies programme is designed to integrate the development of professional ministerial skills in missions with academic studies. Combining scholarly and professional competence in the field of missions, the programme focuses on equipping potential and functional leaders with knowledge, skills and character qualities required to develop competences in missions-related ministries of the church and church-related organizations. The programme also develops the potential of the student for further academic pursuit in the field of missions. At the end of the course of study in the Master of Arts in Missions Studies programme, the student should be able to: 1) Proclaim the message of the gospel, heralding the righteousness, justice, and peace of God on the continent of Africa. 2) Display genuine respect for people and their culture. 3) Differentiate cultural particularity from homogenous conformity. 4) Formulate biblical values for the economic development and social progress of Africa. 5) Develop a strategy for building networks of understanding and partnership between churches, denominations and nations. 6) Utilise missiological theories and strategies to enhance effectiveness in evangelism and discipleship. ... [-]

MA in Iranian Studies

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 Iran Tehran

Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. [+]

Graduates can find employment in journalism, diplomatic services, experts in Iranian studies, teaching in universities, working at museums or libraries. Course overview Over the past decades, especially after the Iranian Islamic revolution of 1979 the East studies and Iranian studies from western points of view is so much affected by politics. Media present a different stereo types of Iran from what it really is. Most of the times, in these studies, the rich history and culture of Iran is neglected or forgotten. As a result, this course is designed to be a platform for foreign students to learn about true Iran apart from all the invented imaginations and stereotypes against it. Special interests International politics; Relations, Globalizations and regionalism; Theoretical evolutions; Shi`a studies; Islamic revolution in Iran; Politics and governance in Iran; Political geography of Iran; Iranian subnational and ethnic groups; Political economy of Iran; Economy of energy and natural resources in Iran; Iran and middle east countries; Iran and the world powers; Role and evolution of media in Iran; History of Iran; History of literature; History of Iranian languages; Contemporary history of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; Historical sociology of Iran; History of Iranian arts; Contemporary Persian literature; Identification and study of documents and inscriptions; Iranian studies, etc. MA Course structure This course is designed for at least 4 semesters including a dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 32 units. [-]

Master of Arts in Translation and Interpreting English Arabic English (MATI)

American University of Sharjah
Campus Full time September 2017 United Arab Emirates Sharjah

Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. Our Master of Arts in English/Arabic/English Translation and Interpreting (MATI) degree is known throughout the region for its excellent reputation. Responding to the important role intercultural communication plays in international encounters these days and the ever-growing impact of the Arab region on world affairs, our program equips graduates with highly specialized translation and interpreting skills in English and Arabic. We place the diverse range of skills required for translation and interpreting within a general theoretical framework, which provides our students with the tools to identify, analyze and resolve problems and develop a reflective approach to translation and interpreting. Our program also provides students with advanced training in translation and interpreting techniques as well as in terminology management, machine translation (MT), translation memory (TM), and language engineering areas most relevant to the world of translators and interpreters in today's complex and dynamic web of communication. We ensure that our graduates are able to successfully demonstrate competence in translation and interpreting into and out of English and Arabic, as well as demonstrate the ability to reflect upon and use relevant theories in the production and assessment of translation and interpreting tasks. They are also able to work as sought-after translators and interpreters in diverse fields such as international relations, business, science, law and journalism. We encourage you to see for yourself why our MATI program is one of the best graduate programs of its kind in the region! Department Through our diverse range of courses, we aim to... [-]

Master of Arts Missions

Oral Roberts University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 USA Tulsa

The Master of Arts Missions is a specialized degree program designed to train competent professionals to carry the healing Gospel "where God's light is seen dim, where His voice is heard small, where His healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth." [+]

Program Overview The Master of Arts Missions is a specialized degree program designed to train competent professionals to carry the healing Gospel "where God's light is seen dim, where His voice is heard small, where His healing power is not known, even to the uttermost bounds of the earth." The program presents a well-rounded philosophy of missions with emphases on biblical principles, the ministry of healing, worldwide evangelism, church planting and methods of cross-cultural communication. It prepares students for effective cross-cultural ministry in foreign and home missions organizations, as well as other related ministries. Program Objectives The Master of Arts Missions degree program aims to: - Acquaint students with the history and development of the worldwide Christian missionary experience. - Foster an awareness of the basics of missionary life and practice. - Analyze historic and current trends in the globalization of cross-cultural evangelism and church planting. - Equip students for ministry in cross-cultural contexts in order to provide leadership for motivating, mobilizing and training Great Commission Christians. - Acquaint students with innovative language learning methods and techniques. - Provide guided internship opportunities for the integration and application of missiological theory and practice in intercultural evangelism and church planting. - Promote a biblical/theological understanding of the person, work and ministry of the Holy Spirit. - Enable students to articulate clearly their ministry/professional calling. - Enable students to integrate biblical/theological, cultural, and missiological perspectives for the formation of a framework for global ministries. [-]

Master of Arts in Ministry Program in English or Vietnamese

Union University California
Online Full time 3 years July 2017 USA Westminster

The Master of Arts in Ministry is an integrated program for leadership in local churches, Bible schools, para-church organizations or other non-profit agencies. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. MASTER OF ARTS IN MINISTRY PROGRAM Languages offered: English, Vietnamese DESCRIPTION The Master of Arts in Ministry is an integrated program for leadership in local churches, Bible schools, para-church organizations or other non-profit agencies. Students will examine a variety of subjects related directly to biblical study, theological reflection, ministry and leadership. LEARNING OUTCOMES After successfully completing the Master of Arts in Ministry program, graduates will be able to: 1. Competently interpret biblical texts and apply them in their ministry contexts 2. Articulate a ministry vision and competently implement it 3. Identify one’s ministry contexts and cultures and link it with biblical settings 4. Develop practices of personal and spiritual maturity 5. Lead competently, organize and manage skillfully, mentoring laity for their ministries in families and in local churches. ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS An applicant must, after completing the online admission application, submit the following materials to the Director of Admissions to be considered for admission: 1. Two passport-sized photos 2. Copy of government-issued photo identification 3. Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree or international equivalent from an accredited/recognized college or university 4. Official transcripts from all previous colleges or universities attended 5. Two reference letters; one of the two must be from a pastor or known religious leader; one from an academic supervisor, if possible. 6. A personal statement of at least 500 words describing the student’s motivations for study at UUC 7. Language requirement: Students who apply for English programs must provide evidence of English language proficiency.... [-]

Master of Arts in English Studies

Adekunle Ajasin University
Campus Full time Part time March 2018 Nigeria Nigeria Online

M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language); Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language); Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). [+]

FACULTY OF ARTS DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH STUDIES M.A. and Ph.D degree programmes in English Studies with the following specializations: Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Language) Master of Arts (M.A.) English (Literature) Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D ) English (Language). Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) English (Literature). Admission Requirements: Master of Arts (M.A.) Degree Candidates for admission into the M.A. degree programme in English (Language or Literature) must possess an honours degree in English (that is, not lower than Second Class (Honours) Lower Division) obtained from either Adekunle Ajasin University or any other University recognized by the Senate of the University. [-]

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy (Research MA)

University of Amsterdam
Campus Full time 24 months September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy (Research MA)

 

Language of instruction: English

Starts in: September

The Research Master's programme Philosophy familiarises students with one or more sub-areas of philosophy, and offers an excellent opportunity to students who are interested in pursuing a PhD in Philosophy. The programme covers a wide range of topics and perspectives, and has a strong international focus. Both Anglo-Saxon and  European philosophy are studied. Students can choose to specialise in one of the following areas:

Philosophical Tradition in Context Critical Cultural Theory Philosophy and Public Affairs Logic and Language

Students acquire the skills to formulate, analyse and discuss philosophical problems, as well as to formulate and present targeted research questions within a broader research plan.... [-]


Master in Linguistic Theory and Language Description

Higher School of Economics
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Moscow

The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. [+]

Programme Overview The programme is hosted by the School of Linguistics, Faculty of Humanities. Our programme is one of the few MA programmes in theoretical linguistics that includes a strong interdisciplinary component and explains its relation to linguistics and language description: such as acoustic phonetics, sociolinguistics and linguistic anthropology. Our academic and research activities include: introduction of our students to language diversity and to field studies of minority languages and dialects studies of language variation and change studies of Russian grammar and lexicon, as well as Russian Sign Language, in a typological perspective introduction to the basics of the formal language modeling discussions about language, field research and linguistic experiment from the interdisciplinary point of view – teaching psycholinguistics and linguistic anthropology work with electronic corpora of different languages, as well as building them teaching methods of linguistic data processing, statistic analysis and visualization, in R and Python basics of instrumental phonetic analysis help with conceiving and carrying out one’s own linguistic project The programme has research partnerships with University of Tromsø, University of Helsinki, University of Stockholm, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, University of Pavia. Every year we organize guest lectures by linguistics from Europe and the US (see here and here). Or see a less formal advertisement of the programme. Several reasons why you will enjoy staying with us: we tell you about what we do ourselves... ...and if we tell you about anything else, it is interesting to ourselves you will carry out your own research projects –... [-]

Masters in Buddhist Studies, Philosophy and Comparative Religions

Nalanda University
Campus Full time 4 semesters August 2017 India Delhi

The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. The School of Buddhist Studies ,Philosophy and Comparative Religions This School gives special emphasis to the study of Buddhist ideas and values in relation to other philosophical and religious traditions. The wider social-historical-cultural contexts of the development of Buddhist traditions is examined through an innovative and interdisciplinary curriculum .The School fosters critical thinking and explore the wider cultural and historical context of Buddhism in individual regions of Asia. Focus areas Asian Connection Spread of Buddhism Buddhist Archaeology and Art South and East Asian religious Traditions Interaction of Religious Traditions Theory and Methods of Religious Studies Masters Programme Students are required to complete a course work of 48 credits (12 credits per semester) and submit a thesis towards the fulfillment of a Master’s degree. Six of these course credits are for thesis-specific courses taken with the student’s primary advisor. All students are required to take a survey course during the first semester of coursework; and a methodology course during their third semester. The MA thesis has to be approved by an appropriate faculty committee. The School has a strong language component for faculty and students, in at least, one of the Classical Buddhist languages (Sanskrit, Pali, Chinese, Tibetan) or another source language (e.g. Prakrit for Jainism, Japanese or Korean for Japanese or Korean Buddhism). This enables students to read original Buddhist and other religious texts and develop the skills necessary to do qualified Post Graduate research work. MA students are therefore required to have reading knowledge of... [-]

MA in Critical & Historical Studies

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 2 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom London

The purpose of the CHS programme is to encourage debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and self-expression in the history, philosophy and criticism of the various disciplines taught at the College. [+]

MA in Critical & Historical Studies

The purpose of the CHS programme is to encourage debate, understanding, intellectual confidence and self-expression in the history, philosophy and criticism of the various disciplines taught at the College. It is designed to enhance each student’s experience at the College by engaging with important ideas that are relevant to their studio work in an exciting and challenging manner. The programme provides each student with an intellectual framework within which they can begin to establish a coherent relationship between theory and practice. The CHS programme is supported by RCADE, the RCA’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).... [-]


MA in Language and Linguistics, Latin

Lund University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Sweden Lund

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master´s level. The Centre for Languages and Literature [+]

Programme overview

Lund University offers you a unique opportunity to pursue advanced studies in languages and linguistics at Master's level. The Centre for Languages and Literature offers students access to the most modern resources for research and education. You will meet and study together with students from a number of different fields of specialisation. The languages of instruction are English and the language corresponding to the field of your specialisation. As a Master's student, you will have the possibility of receiving funding for a stay abroad to conduct research on your Master's thesis through grants available from the Birgit Rausing Language Programme.

Specialisation in Latin... [-]