Master's Program in Humanities in Europe

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Master-level studies involve specialized study in a field of research or an area of professional practice. Earning a master’s degree demonstrates a higher level of mastery of the subject. Earning a master’s degree can take anywhere from a year to three or four years. Before you can graduate, you usually must write and defend a thesis, a long paper that is the culmination of your specialized research.

A humanities education may prepare students for such careers as education, law, or civil service by providing a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human culture. Courses can include an examination of history, languages, art, and philosophy.

In all, there are over 4000 Higher Education Institutions in Europe offering a wide range of courses at Bachelor, Masters and Doctorate level. With more and more of these organizations offering English as the language of education for at least some of their degree programs, universities in Europe are now of higher quality than ever before. Universities in Europe offer a friendly welcome to foreign students and to give a course of knowledge that meets their profession needs in today’s global demand.

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MLitt in Contemporary Studies

University of St Andrews
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The MLitt Contemporary Studies is a one year interdisciplinary Masters degree. It explores disciplinary perspectives on “the contemporary” and approaches to defining and disseminating knowledge, discusses how a common lexicon might bridge disciplines, and considers ways to engage with views outside academia. [+]

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The MLitt Contemporary Studies is a one-year interdisciplinary Masters degree that explores the nature of the contemporary and draws on epistemologies and methodologies from the humanities, the social sciences, and the physical and life sciences.

This interdisciplinary degree involves academic staff from the following Schools:

Art History Classics Computer Science Economics and Finance English Management Modern Languages Psychology and Neuroscience Philosophical, Anthropological, and Film Studies Physics and Astronomy.

Highlights Brings together students and academic staff from the humanities, social sciences, and physical sciences offering a unique interdisciplinary degree. Broadens students’ knowledge base and greatly enhances their skills of analysis, synthesis, and communication. Enables those looking to continue to doctoral study to return to and potentially enrich their “home” disciplines with new perspectives and methodologies. Summer research project can take the form of a practice-based submission comprising a practical component (such as a video essay, curation work, website design) with a written reflective component or a standardly written dissertation. ... [-]

Master in Humanities: Linguistics (Research)

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The program deals with linguistics in its broadest sense. All students take a general course in the field of linguistic research in the first year. [+]

Master in Linguistics (Research)

The Research Master’s in Linguistics is a two-year program which will enable you to develop into a professional researcher. The program deals with linguistics in its broadest sense. All students take a general course in the field of linguistic research in the first year. The course, appropriately called Linguistic Research, is taught by three or four lecturers, each of whom lectures on the history of research in the field of linguistics from the perspective of their own specialization and on the methods and techniques used in their individual fields. In addition, you will select an area in which you wish to specialize. During the program, you will choose four courses from a list of available Master’s courses. You will base your choice on your own interests and the specialization that you wish to pursue. Our areas of expertise include not only phonology and syntax but also subjects such as textual and/or genre analysis, anthropological linguistics, applied linguistics, and sociolinguistics. The program is taught in English.... [-]


Master in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK)

University of Bologna
Campus Full time 2 years September 2019 Italy Bologna

The international degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of representation and processing of information and knowledge. [+]

The international degree programme in Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge (DHDK) at University of Bologna offers a cross-disciplinary curriculum designed to foster close connections between humanities and the sciences of representation and processing of information and knowledge. Mainly designed for students holding a three-year degree in humanities, the Digital Humanities and Digital Knowledge programme targets those who wish to explore the field of literary, linguistic, historical and cultural studies and the arts, using models, systems and computational methods to represent and process data, information and knowledge.

5 reasons to enrol on the degree programme This programme combines humanities-related competencies with IT know-how, particularly in relation to the development of cultural processes Thanks to a cutting-edge interdisciplinary approach, you will gain knowledge that will set you apart from other graduates You will become part of an international environment comprising academics, students, businesses, and cultural and research institutions You will deal with innovative, interdisciplinary subjects, and enter a job market that is looking for (still) rare skills You will improve your English, thus developing sought-after skills that will greatly increase your chances in the job market Admission requirements ... [-]

Master Governance and Human Rights

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Campus Online & Campus Combined Full time 2 years October 2019 Germany Berlin Lüneburg + 2 more

The Master’s Programme in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. Students learn to use good governance principles to protect human rights. The programme primarily uses e-learning tools and is also designed for professional students. [+]

The Master’s Programme in Governance and Human Rights connects the theory of science with its practical application. In seven modules, the students will learn to analyze and understand legal and political theories of governance and international and regional human rights regimes and how they are interrelated. The students and scholars of the Master of Governance and Human Rights will design, plan, organize, and realize their own project addressing a practical challenge related to the field of governance and human rights.

As the programme is designed for students from all over the world, it primarily takes place on the internet using online learning tools. There are three mandatory classroom session lasting two weeks each (at the start of the programme, after one year and in the end after two years) which take place in Berlin and Lüneburg.... [-]


MA in tourism and humanities

Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 Spain Barcelona

The Master in Tourism and Humanities is an initiative of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management and the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UAB to train professionals that provide added value and innovation to tourism products and services. Professionals able to generate and manage content and bring new perspectives to the tourism sector, one of the leading economic sectors. [+]

The Master in Tourism and Humanities It is an initiative of the School of Tourism and Hotel Management and the Faculty of Philosophy and Letters of the UAB to train professionals that provide added value and innovation to tourism products and services. Professionals able to generate and manage content and bring new perspectives to the tourism sector, one of the leading economic sectors.

The Master in Tourism and Humanities has a professionalizing and innovative approach and has the support of Tourism of Barcelona and the Institute of Humanities of Barcelona, ​​after these institutions firmasen with the School of Tourism and Hotel Management of the UAB a Convention master environment in order to establish the framework and lines of collaboration to maximize the potential of the program. ... [-]


Master in Digital Humanities

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

Our programme trains specialists capable of employing the latest tools when working with digital data, and applying these tools in the humanities. With these skills, such specialists can preserve cultural heritage in digital form. [+]

In a world of Big Data and total digitization, the humanities cannot remain as they were 100, 50, or even 10 years ago. Linguistics, philology, history, and art criticism are now going through a “digital turn”. Thanks to the development of technologies, new objects of research are appearing in the form of vast text collections, historical databases, digital archives, and online museums.

These objects contain a wealth of information about the language, culture, and society. However, they cannot be adequately studied with the methods traditionally used in the humanities. This “digital turn” requires new research competencies.

Our programme trains specialists capable of employing the latest tools when working with digital data, and applying these tools in the humanities. With these skills, such specialists can preserve cultural heritage in digital form.... [-]


MRes Architecture, Communication, Design, Fine Art & Humanities

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 1 year October 2019 United Kingdom London

The Master’s of Research (MRes) RCA offers early-career research students the opportunity to develop and demonstrate mastery in the theory, methods and practice of research within an art and design environment. [+]

MRes RCA degrees are offered in four Schools (Communication, Design, Fine Art and Humanities) and are designed to provide early-career researchers with the intellectual, technical and professional tools with which to complete high-quality research projects, whether at doctoral level or within the cultural and creative industries, working across traditional sociocultural, disciplinary and sectoral boundaries.

MRes RCA programmes are delivered through a combination of: structured learning, comprising of lectures and master-classes by practitioners and senior academics; workshop classes based around a set task (a ‘brief’); tutor-led seminar classes where students will be asked to reflect on material that they have read or studied in advance; and project assignments that support the structured teaching programme. Students are taught by highly regarded and active practitioners who are also academically qualified to provide a critical context for their work.... [-]