Masters of Arts in Humanities

Compare 431 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 In Reading With An Emphasis In Elementary Education

Grand Canyon University
Campus or Online Full time Part time September 2017 USA Phoenix Albuquerque Sun City South Phoenix Scottsdale + 4 more

The online Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association to prepare specialists and interventionists to meet the global challenges of literacy development. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. Advanced Program For Continuing Professional Education Offered By: College of Education Overview Earn Your Master of Arts in Reading Online State and federal education standards have increased the need for qualified teachers who can improve the quality of reading for grades K-8. The online Master of Arts in Reading with an Emphasis in Elementary Education, offered by the College of Education, aligns with the standards of the International Literacy Association to prepare specialists and interventionists to meet the global challenges of literacy development. The rigorous curriculum serves the community by providing diverse students fair access to high-quality education with a foundation in literacy. Through observational and practice-based experiences, the MA in reading with an emphasis in elementary education provides the application of theory and educational best practices to improve literacy in collaborative settings. Effectively deliver curriculum, instruction and assessment with a strong foundation in corrective reading strategies, and survey a variety of assessment tools, instructional approaches and effective communication techniques for optimized learning. You also engage in advanced studies in elementary schools to inspire the creation of literate environments and support literacy across content areas. You must submit a copy of your current teaching license or provide evidence of a minimum of one year of teaching experience to apply for this program. In addition, it is essential to have access to a K-8 classroom to complete the program assignments. If your state requires a K-12 credential, please speak with an enrollment representative to discuss available options.... [-]

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, 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. [-]

Master of Arts in Translation and Localization Management (MA)

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
Campus Full time 4 semesters September 2017 USA Monterey

Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. You can be the voice of an organization, ensure worldwide project launches, and expand market share. Localization is the process whereby software, websites, multimedia presentations, documents, or any objects are not only translated but also adapted to another culture. Employers across this $40 billion and rapidly growing industry rely on the Middlebury Institute as their go-to source for finding localization management talent. To meet this need we have developed three specializations, each requiring different levels of language expertise: translation, localization, and management. Core Competencies All students in the program will learn the software that enables localization, gain the skills to manage complex projects with virtual teams, develop lifelong employability, and get the real-world experience of working in a translation agency for an actual client. Translation Specialization Learn to work with a variety of translation and glossary management tools and to provide written translations, editing, and revision of translations. By helping to translate and localize content into another language, you are an organization’s voice around the world. Requires native or near-native abilities in both languages of study. Localization Specialization Deepen technology skills through computer programming and advanced translation management systems courses. While managing translation and localization projects, you help keep projects on track and ensure worldwide project launches. Requires at least Intermediate High level of proficiency in a second language. Management Specialization Strengthen business skill set through course work in finance, accounting, economics, and management. You help expand an organization’s market share and mind share through careful... [-]

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... [-]

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 Degrees in Humanities. 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... [-]

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. [+]

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 frameworks to enable them... [-]

MA in Multilingualism, Linguistics and Education

Goldsmiths, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. This new MA is a unique combination of linguistics and educational studies. It provides a solid understanding of the theoretical and practical issues that arise in multilingual and intercultural educational settings. The MA draws on expertise from two departments, the Department of Educational Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literature, to offer students a wide-ranging interdisciplinary programme. The programme is targeted at students working or planning to work in education in diverse contexts, and those interested in exploring intercultural and multilingual communication. It will be of particular interest if you have or wish to gain experience in teaching second and foreign languages (for example in multilingual classrooms, in bilingual education settings internationally, or English as a foreign language/English as a Lingua Franca) and aim to achieve a wider theoretical knowledge base. This MA will add value to your professional life, whether as managers, teachers or researchers, or in other careers related to language and education. Structure You learn how the English language and other languages are structured and used in a range of cultural settings, and how to support the literacy and learning development of students from multilingual backgrounds. The course offers critical engagement with theory, policy and practice, and students benefit from intellectual debates in the disciplines of both education and linguistics. Modules are taught by the Department of English and Comparative Literature (ECL) and the Department of Educational Studies (ES). You complete two compulsory modules, two option modules and a 15,000-word dissertation.... [-]

MA Creative Writing

Brunel University: College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years September 2017 United Kingdom Uxbridge + 1 more

MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one. [+]

About the course MA Creative Writing at Brunel University London is designed for writers who want to express their creativity in a number of forms – novels, film scripts, poems, journalism – rather than specialise in only one. The Creative Writing master's course will appeal to writers who wish to try out a number of areas before deciding which they are best at or those who already know their strongest form, but feel the need to gain expertise in other fields to fund their speciality. In addition, the course provides instruction on writing in the community, creative writing teaching and the organisation and funding of arts events. We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. All applications should include a sample of writing. Aims This degree will give you instruction and practice in a broad range not only of writing forms, but also of strategies and techniques within those forms. You will be introduced to the latest theories of creativity and up-to-date thinking on literary and journalistic genres. We seek to create a supportive but constructively critical environment for circulating and evaluating students’ creative and journalistic work and to foster a broad span of creative and critical writing skills, including the ability to work independently on a long creative/critical project. The Creative Writing master's programme will... [-]

Master in Philosophy

Utrecht University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Netherlands Utrecht

The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. EXPLORE FUNDAMENTAL PHILOSOPHICAL ISSUES AND THEIR HISTORY Do you have a strong desire to sharpen and clarify the loose arguments and vague concepts we all encounter in newspaper articles, textbook readings and everyday conversations? Are you at least as interested in questioning answers as answering questions? The Research Master in Philosophy provides a challenging research-oriented programme that prepares you to participate in the current debates in the international philosophical community and to develop your own research contributions to the field. Philosophy is a selective, two-year, English-language programme that emphasises active participation in research. During your studies, you will develop the skills, knowledge, and experience needed to be a successful researcher - whether you go on to pursue a PhD in philosophy (our graduates have been highly successful in securing PhD grants) or to pursue a career in one of the many fields that require key research skills. As a graduate of this programme, you will be able to approach your ongoing work with analytical rigor, conceptual clarity, expressive precision, compelling argumentation, and a keen awareness of historical perspectives. A solid foundation plus specialised knowledge The programme combines an advanced grounding in the core themes and texts of philosophy with ample opportunity and flexibility for specialisation. Through elective seminars, specialised tutorials, and seminars at other universities in the Netherlands or abroad, you will have the opportunity to dive into issues, methods, and philosophers that are central to your own research project. Moreover, since you will conduct your... [-]

Mass Media Translation MA

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

The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. [+]

Overview The MA Mass Media Translation programme is designed to cater to the needs of both practitioners and those aspiring to pursue research in translation studies. The theoretical modules are intended to lay a stepping stone for those who wish to conduct further research in translation studies, or who are committed to a career in the discipline, whilst the practical modules aim to help students strengthen their skills in critical thinking, develop their bilingual and bicultural sensibilities and improve their translation, linguistics and bilingual media communication skills. Unique selling points • The first MA in Mainland China specialised in bilingual media communication and translation training • A wide range of theoretical and practical modules to choose from • Taught by academic staff members of the translation and media and communication studies programmes, as well as other experts in the field. Knowledge and skills Modules Semester one: • Theory of translation studies • Journalism translation • Globalmedia cultures • Contemporary media theories • Translation and technology. Semester two: • Research methods • Public relations translation • Portrayal of China in Western Media • Discourse analysis • Audio-visual translation • Translating Chinese culture. Semester three: • Dissertation • Translation project. Additional learning activity modules The MA Mass Media Translationprogramme includes an additional600 hoursof Additional Learning Activity (ALA) normally spread equally over all the semesters of the programme. ALAs are assessed on a pass/fail basis in each semester and must be completed for the award of the qualification. The ALAs do not contribute... [-]

Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies

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

The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies Will you be the next expert of the future? The Master’s Degree Programme in Futures Studies provides comprehensive, multidisciplinary and practical education in the field of futures studies. It is designed to educate foresight experts who help organisations to harness future opportunities and avoid unnecessary risks. The Programme includes plenty of rehearsal, case-studies and real-life experiences on using foresight methodology. These range from quantitative and qualitative methods to innovative and creative futures design techniques. Here you will get a versatile toolkit for implementing foresight thinking for the benefit of a given organisation. You will qualify to a wide array of expert positions in the strategic and foresight units of private companies and public institutions. The Programme also serves as an excellent basis for building a consultant business. PROGRAMME IN BRIEF Programme structure The extent of the Programme is 120 ECTS and the degree is designed to be completed in two years. Futures Studies as a major subject includes compulsory and optional courses that build the expertise of the student in, for example, futures studies methodology, strategic foresight and scenario building. Students are free to choose a minor subject that complements their career goals. Recommended minors include Sustainable Development, Entrepreneurship, Management and Organisation, and Economic Sociology. Elective studies can include courses in Futures Studies, but can also widen the knowledge of the student in new subjects or thematic areas. All students are also expected to study languages (Finnish as well as... [-]

Master of Arts in Kiswahili (MA Kiswahili)

The Open University Of Tanzania
Online & Campus Combined Part time 15 months September 2017 Tanzania Dar Es Salaam

Courses offered in this programme shall include two main areas of study: linguistics and literature. A student will have the choice of majoring in any one of the two areas. [+]

Programme Structure Courses offered in this programme shall include two main areas of study: linguistics and literature. A student will have the choice of majoring in any one of the two areas. In the first year of study, the student will attend lectures, do assignments and write term papers based on registered courses. A course in Research Methodology is especially crucial to a postgraduate student because it will give the student knowledge and skills which he/she would apply when working on his/her proposal and in thesis writing. The student is advised to identify his/her area of research during first year of study. In the second year of study, after having identified a topic the student will work closely with a supervisor to develop a research proposal, for eventual presentation of the same before a panel of scholars. Programme delivery The program will be delivered through blended mode as explained in under Directorate of Postgrduate section in this Propspectus. Dissertation Dissertation writing is an independent study done by the student under supervision. This is combined with the Research methodology course whereby face to face lectures will be conducted to the students after they have completed the rest of the courses. During this time the students are expected to come up with their dissertation proposal in an acceptable and complete form, and this will be assessed and would contribute 30% with the remaining 70% coming from the final dissertation. Then each candidate shall be allocated a supervisor with whom he/she shall have... [-]

Master of Theology

Protestant Theological University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. [+]

MA Degrees in Humanities. A Truly Intercultural Experience The Master of Theology (in depth) is an English-taught intensive master’s programme. It starts in September each academic year and lasts for one year (60 ECTS). The international master is an international ecumenical programme with a contextual approach in all theological sub-disciplines. It offers multiple opportunities for intercultural encounter and interaction with students from all over the world. Students will learn about different cultural backgrounds and theological contexts. Participation in the programme is therefore a truly international and intercultural experience for all students. The programme The study programme covers introductory courses at a master’s level, such as Intercultural Theology, Hermeneutics and the study of Biblical texts and Christian communities. The intercultural focus of the programme returns in the different courses so that the presence of students from many horizons becomes itself a resource in the learning process. Students can specialise in all the major theological disciplines such as Biblical Studies, Church History, Dogmatics, Ethics, Intercultural Theology, the Philosophy of Religion and various specialisations within the domain of Practical Theology. We offer specialised methodological and thematic courses and guided study appropriate to these disciplines. The programme is therefore uniquely suited as a second Master degree preparing for a teaching ministry and/or Doctoral Studies. A three-way conversation The International Master provides a great entry point into Western theology and culture for students from Asia, Africa and Latin America. We are well equipped to help you build a bridge between your own context and the... [-]

MA in Latin (Coursework / Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 2 years February 2018 South Africa Johannesburg

The coursework MA in Latin is basically aimed at students who would like to do a shorter dissertation together with two examined modules. An intensive course in the Latin language is offered for students enter the course with an Honours Degree in Classical Civilisation. The MA in Latin aims to introduce the student to advanced methods of research applicable to Roman studies, for example in history, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, culture or art. [+]

MA in Latin (Coursework) The coursework MA in Latin is basically aimed at students who would like to do a shorter dissertation together with two examined modules. An intensive course in the Latin language is offered for students enter the course with an Honours Degree in Classical Civilisation. The two examined modules would cover an intensive study of Roman history, religion, literature, philosophy, culture or art and architecture. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Latin or Classical Culture leads to a coursework Master’s dDegree. Contact details Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za MA in Latin (Research) Contact details The MA in Latin aims to introduce the student to advanced methods of research applicable to Roman studies, for example in history, literature, philosophy, religion, mythology, culture or art. Students acquire the ability to find and define topics for research which they find relevant to either their modern environment or their own inner journey. The continued life of ancient myths or literature in, for example, modern books or films, is also encouraged. Admission requirements An Honours Degree in Latin leads to a Master’s Degree. Name: Prof JLP Wolmarans Tel: 011 559 2737 / Email: hansiew@uj.ac.za [-]

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 Degrees in Humanities. 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):... [-]