Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

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Humanities encompass academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in a fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes interchangeable. Many degree courses offered by humanities departments can also be listed as social sciences, because they deal with the study of human behaviour and society.

Bachelors and Masters in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative to study subjects belonging to languages, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts, and others. Music studies also fit the field of humanities, as music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.

Humanities degrees help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.

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Suggested Online Programmes Humanities

Bachelor Liberal Arts Degree

Start or finish your undergraduate degree part time. In the Bachelor Of Liberal Arts Degree program from Harvard University, you can sharpen your written and verbal communication, enhance your critical and analytical capacity, and deepen your knowledge in a chosen field for career advancement and personal growth.

United States
M.A. Novel Writing

Our fully online Masters degree enables you to develop your novel at your own pace, at times to suit your lifestyle, from anywhere in the world. You will be supported throughout by our acclaimed novelists, who are experienced creative writing lecturers with valuable industry links.

United Kingdom
Short Course Options in English

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in English, such as "The Bible in the Humanities and the Arts", "Medieval Literature: Epic and Romance" and "Leadership Lessons from History and Literature".

United States