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Many people choose to begin master’s degree programs in an effort to enhance their job prospects and earn more money. The Master of Science, or MSc, is an internationally recognized master’s degree awarded to those who effectively complete coursework in a given science-related area.

Just what is an MSc in Humanities? While there is broad variation among humanities master’s degree programs, many place an emphasis on a broad liberal arts education. Common topics of study in these programs include English, art, theater, dance, media, writing, literature, curation and cultural studies, among others. Some humanities majors choose to focus their studies in a particular area, such as cultural studies, social ecology, visual arts or spirituality.

Humanities degree holders are generally able to make more money than their career competitors without degrees or those with lesser degrees. They also find that they have more career opportunities available to them after securing the Master of Science in Humanities designation.

Humanities master’s degree programs vary from one to the next in terms of content as well as tuition costs. Students are encouraged to consult the admissions department of each school they are considering for pertinent tuition information.

Many graduates of humanities programs find that they have numerous options as far as a career. Some humanities graduates use their knowledge of society to assume upper-level positions in advertising or marketing, while others work in journalism, creative writing or a related writing-based capacity. Others yet become lawyers, public administrators, editors or publishers, while some choose to teach humanities at the college or university level. Some graduates choose to use the education learned in a master’s degree program to pursue an even higher academic designation.

Those interested in exploring the numerous Master of Science in Humanities programs that exist around the globe are advised to review our database for additional information.  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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8 Results in Professional Humanities

Higher School of Economics

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students c ... [+]

Programme Overview

Double Degree MSc in Applied Social Psychology

Structure of the programme: 1st year at HSE, optional 2nd year at Tilburg University (for the Double Degree) or HSE.

Applied Social Psychology trains students in theoretical and applied social psychology, preparing them for careers in academia or in applied research settings. Students can enrol in a double-degree track, which will enable them to earn a degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands) in addition to a degree from HSE University. Courses are taught by HSE lecturers and renowned experts from leading social and psychological schools worldwide. Students choose the areas that they wish to focus on so that they are well equipped to launch their careers after graduation.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Higher School of Economics

Our Master's programme offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, ... [+]

Programme Overview

Our Master's programme offers courses in cognitive psychology, cognitive neuroscience and neuro-modelling. Taken together these disciplines study how memories, emotions, cognition or consciousness actually work. Students attend lectures in English and practice in leading laboratories of Moscow and of our international partners. Leading scientists supervise students' practical training and writing of Master's thesis during the second year. The programme is carried out in close cooperation with the École Normale Supérieure and Aarhus University.

Cognitive psychology

Modern cognitive psychology is an experimental discipline that studies the origin and functioning of the mind, brain, and intelligence. Our Programme focuses on perception, control of attention and motor responses, the formation of mental representations, dynamics of memory retrieval, learning, cognitive development and cognitive breakdown, the mechanisms of reasoning, language, and problem-solving.... [-]

Russia Moscow
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Lund University

This transdisciplinary programme aims to provide our students with advanced knowledge about current issues in Asia. Students gain expertise in contemporary Asian societie ... [+]

The Master’s programme in Asian Studies at Lund University is a popular programme and our students appreciate the truly international milieu with fellow students from a great number of nations and teachers who are established experts on Asia in different disciplines in the social sciences.

The aim of this transdisciplinary programme is to provide our students with advanced knowledge about current issues in Asia. Students gain expertise in contemporary Asian societies and are able to specialise based on the regional, thematic and disciplinary focus they choose. Most of our students carry out fieldwork in an Asian country of their choice. The students have the option of taking our applied fieldwork course at one of our partner universities in Asia.... [-]

Sweden Lund
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Radboud University

The programme analyses political behaviour, ideas, events and institutions with an emphasis on power relations. ... [+]

Power shapes politics, but what shapes power in the 21st century? The Radboud Master’s programme in Political Science offers a unique opportunity for highly motivated students to prepare for a rewarding career in leading positions in the public and private sector.

Specialisations

The Master's programme in Political Science offers a choice of six specialisations:

Comparative Politics: Focus on political challenges faced by contemporary (non-)democracies in a globalising world, such as growing inequalities, new demands on representative institutions, and pressures created by both migration and demographic change. Conflict, Power and Politics: Critically explore themes such as warfare, political systems, the articulation of political demands, ethnic violence and which ethical dilemmas arise in such situations. Gender Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Politics: This specialisation introduces you not only to issues and ongoing debates in the field of gender and diversity studies in organisations and politics but also offers the opportunity to familiarize yourself with the state of the art in the field and to acquire knowledge of different policy practices related to it and their gendered implications. International Political Economy: Uncover the economic and political dimensions of global issues and power struggles behind policy choices. Learn to understand and explain the world from the perspectives of different stakeholders. International Relations: Learn how to investigate global cooperation and conflict from different perspectives and to analyse the essential players that shape global politics: governments, international organisations, media, businesses and NGOs. Political Theory: Study various aspects of the relationship between political power and morality. The... [-]
Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Radboud University

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. ... [+]

Human Geography is a research field which focuses on studying the spatial behaviour of people, firms and organisations. Or, to put it simply, it is a study that observes the relationship between human activities and their spatial environment. Because it is an integrative discipline, Human Geography serves as an excellent platform for integrating knowledge from various related disciplines, such as Sociology, Psychology, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration and Development Studies.

Specialisations

In addition to a specialisation which is fully tailored to your personal interests, you can choose one of the following specialisations which we already prepared for you: You can choose a specialisation of the Master in Human Geography that best reflects your interests:... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Radboud University

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from soci ... [+]

This unique Master's programme, which is at the cutting edge of social and cultural anthropology as well as development studies, also includes knowledge derived from sociology, politicology, economics and geography. Using a multidisciplinary perspective you will be encouraged to go deeper into the most relevant current local and global issues, including poverty, health, environment, inequality, mobility, multiculturalism and transnational networks. It is a study designed for those who want to break with traditional paradigms.

Ambitious

The programme attracts ambitious, enterprising students. You are not afraid of a vigorous training in methodology; you are involved with social issues and themes and you want to play a role in the international debate around global policy issues. You will learn how to reformulate these issues into research questions and discover the best methods to use when exploring them. We will also teach you to think critically and analytically and we will train you in academic and communication skills.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Radboud University

The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for st ... [+]

Why are there so many people called Dennis living in Denver, for example? And why does one person become addicted and not another? Behavioural scientists at Radboud University know the answers. The Master's in Behavioural Science distinguishes itself internationally by its multidisciplinary approach and the special laboratory facilities that are available for studying human behaviour.

Unique facilities

The Master’s programme is closely related to the research being carried out in the internationally renowned Behavioural Science Institute. This institute has several unique facilities for carrying out experimental research. One example is our Virtual Reality Laboratory where we can observe people’s (often unconscious) behaviour. In order to study the way in which addicts behave we have a Bar Lab. Our mobile lab is also unique. This EEG bus makes it possible for us to measure processes in the brain at specific locations like school, for example. Finally, we are able to use the new EEG, fMRI and MEG facilities of the Donders Institute for Neuroimaging. Of course you too – as a Master’s student – will be able to use these facilities to increase your capacity to manage new experimental research techniques.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Radboud University

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologist ... [+]

How do we learn a language? How do we recognise faces? And how do we remember things? The human brain is fascinating and much still has to be discovered about it. This is why Cognitive Neuroscience has been called the discipline of the future. A discipline which - thanks to new brain imaging techniques - has made enormous progress. If you want to be in the front line of scientific research then Radboud University is the place to be. A concentration of top scientists from all over the world, combined with state-of-the-art technology, has resulted in an environment in which the brain is revealing its secrets.

Unique approach

The Cognitive Neuroscience Master’s programme at the Radboud University is unique in the world because of its multidisciplinary approach. Psychologists, physicists, biologists, mathematicians, linguists and medical professionals work side by side. It is precisely here – at the interface between disciplines – that discoveries are made that lead to new insights. This is the secret of our success and the reason for our excellent international reputation.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus