Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities



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History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner. The study of history helps everyone understand why human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although history is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.

A student with a Master’s degree in history will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to explain past changes. History studies offer flexibility, help students develop good analytical skills, the capacity to identify, analyse and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills.

All the attributes above are vital, especially for students with a Bachelor’s degree in history, who can find employment as historic buildings/conservation officers, museum/gallery curators, archaeologists, broadcast journalists or academic librarians.

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Suggested Online Programmes History

Certificate Wine

Wine is part of the Greek cultural heritage, its production and the accompanying tradition exists for more than 4.000 years! The Wine programme is offered by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.

M.A. History Part 1

This module aims to provide a foundation for studying local and regional history at an advanced level. You will cover the key issues in the practice of local history within each of the four distinct ‘nations’ of the United Kingdom: England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales. This History Part 1 programme is offered by The Open University UK.

United Kingdom
Certificate The City - An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future

The City - An Itinerary from Classical Past to Future programme from National and Kapodistrian University of Athens aims to acquaint participants with the "core" of classical civilization, which is the foundation of western culture, through monuments and by introducing the concepts of the ideal citizen, democracy, and philosophical thought as reflected in ancient Greek religion.

Short Course Options in Museum Studies

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Museum Studies, such as ''Introduction to Museum Studies'', ''Historic Preservation Law and Practice'' and ''Social Relevance: Environmental Sustainability in Museums''.

United States