Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

General Studies & Classics


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General studies or classic studies usually refer to flexible programmes offered to students who intend to design unique study plans that fit their particular academic interests. This is especially useful for students who have left college at some point in the past and wish to complete their degrees.

General studies degrees are considered interdisciplinary as students have a high degree of freedom in choosing their preferred courses. Such degrees are usually offered by colleges and universities at Bachelor?s level in order to facilitate the transition of students to advanced graduate programmes. Students usually choose a desired major and may select to pursue additional concentrations and study options.

Courses usually include a wide range of topics belonging to humanities, arts and sciences including fields such as business, education, law, government, healthcare, real estate, social services, and more. Some general studies degrees are also available online to suit the needs of working adults.

General studies graduates go on to study advanced programmes in anthropology, divinity studies, education, fine arts, international affairs, library science, management, nursing, public health, and more, or choose careers related to their pursued interests.

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Suggested Online Programmes General Studies & Classics

M.A. Classical Studies

The online M.A. in Classical Studies at The Open University UK provides a broad view and comparison between the cultures of Ancient Rome and Greece. The Master’s programme covers knowledge on government policies, philosophy, art and cultures of the two empires. Learn to interpret classic Greek and Latin works, including literature and political texts.

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Short Course Introducing the Social Sciences

This key introductory OU level 1 module provides an ideal introduction to the social sciences – psychology, social policy and criminology, geography and environment, politics and international studies, economics and sociology.The Introducing the Social Sciences programme is offered by The Open University UK.  

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B.A. Arts and Humanities (Honours)

From poetry to string quartets, and from sculpture to short stories, the extraordinary range of human culture offers rich possibilities for study. The Arts and Humanities (Honours) programme is offered at The Open University UK.

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