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Best Master Degrees in Humanities Studies in Europe 2019

Humanities and Social Sciences is a varied field of study that may prepare students for a wide variety of careers in a huge array of industries. Those who wish to work in social services, education or any career involving the arts may benefit from focusing on this area.

There are more than four thousand higher education organizations in Europe, from leading research institutions to small, teaching-focused universities. Europe itself is not as much different than other continents, reaching from the Arctic Circle to the coast of Africa.

Master in Humanities Studies in Europe

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251 Results inHumanities Studies, Europe

VID Specialized University

Would you like a thorough knowledge of theological issues and learn to work independently with theological subjects in an academic context? ... [+]

The study programme has two academic traditions at the centre of its academic approach. First, theology, understood as the historical study of the Bible and the Christian tradition, combined with a contextual approach towards how religious faith and practices are lived out locally and globally today. Second, religious studies, which broadens its scope also towards other religious traditions and other religious texts. Common for the approaches is a common methodological interest for the study of texts and contexts, the interest for religious encounters, and a focus on contextual and lived religion.

Content and Admission Requirements Master of theology and religious studies, specialization in theology ... [-]
Norway Oslo Bergen Sandnes Stavanger  + 1 More
August 2019
Full time
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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University of Wroclaw - Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Sciences

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about an ... [+]

Public History

The public history program is addressed to all the BA graduates, not only in history, and even not only in the humanities, who would like to conduct the research about and promote the public uses of history. Public history has been operating since the 1970s as a subdiscipline of history, but also as a separate academic discipline. It is called the history "for the people, by the people, with the people, of the people" and deals with all the aspects of history outside the formal education (also academic education). It operates for many years at the universities worldwide and enjoys considerable popularity among the students.

The history itself concentrates on examining the past (aiming at answering the question "how was it there?") while public history conducts research on how the knowledge about the past is present in the social consciousness and how it is (and may be) instilled in this consciousness, with the central question of "what do (did/will) the people know about how it was?" It focuses on the historical memory, which is rather marginal in the "traditional" history research. The courses from the public history program concentrate on the ways of shaping the historical consciousness (or collective memory) - both in the context of its theoretical framework and mechanism (including e.g. politics of history) and in various practical ways (tools/techniques) of influencing this memory and consciousness, starting from collecting and processing the testimonies of the past, through speech-writing and preparing other texts promoting the historical knowledge,... [-]

Poland Wrocław
October 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Oslo

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to ... [+]

Why choose this program?

Is the world moving closer together or is it drifting apart? History as a discipline has been increasingly reaching out beyond the limits of the nation-state in order to study this question. This new program challenges its students to explore international and transnational processes, institutions and movements from multiple perspectives.

Building on the broad range of thematic competences present at Department of Archaeology, Conservation and History and the inspiring environment provided by the University of Oslo and the city, students are encouraged to study the forces that connect and separate people across national borders.

By focusing on international and transnational history from the mid-19th century to the recent past, the program offers a broad and global historical perspective on political, cultural, social and economic processes both between and beyond nation-states. It includes a combination of closely integrated core and specialized courses. Over the first three semesters, students will be thoroughly prepared to write their final master's thesis through a practically oriented “horizontal” course module.... [-]

Norway Oslo
August 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Hradec Králové, Philosophical Faculty

This programme aims to prepare qualified specialists in the field of contemporary philosophy with a focus on philosophy in the social sciences. Philosophy is not conceive ... [+]

Degree: Graduate (Mgr.) Duration: 2 yrs (4 semesters) Form: Full-time Language: English Intake: September/February Tuition Fee: €1500/semester Scholarship: available Application Deadline: April 30/October 31 Location: Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic, EU Overview

This programme aims to prepare qualified specialists in the field of contemporary philosophy with a focus on philosophy in the social sciences.

Philosophy is not conceived as an isolated discipline but as a discipline in dialogue with the findings of the social sciences (and some natural sciences), especially sociology, cultural and social anthropology, political science, cognitive science etc.

Students are well oriented in international philosophical discussions and will understand international developments of philosophical issues. The Philosophical Faculty’s strength lies in core areas of analytic philosophy, especially the philosophy of mind and the philosophy of language.... [-]

Czech Republic Hradec Kralove
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Trinity College Dublin

The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time a ... [+]

The new M. Phil in Medieval Studies offers students a broad overview of the Middle Ages through Trinity’s excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, at the same time as allowing students to specialise in one of three areas: History, Language and Literature or Culture and Civilisation.

History

The new M.Phil in Medieval Studies has a common set of entry criteria and leads to a Master's degree in Medieval Studies one of three specialisms: History, Language and Literature, and Culture and Civilisation.

In the first semester, students gain a good grounding in the sources that underpin the study of the Middle Ages and begin to explore Trinity’s holdings of medieval books and documents. They also learn, refresh or advance their knowledge of Latin and choose one option module. In the second semester, they continue to develop their expertise in handling medieval sources, receive in-depth training in palaeography, and choose one further module from the wide range of options offered each year. In the final semester, students write their dissertation on a topic of their choice, with expert supervision.... [-]

Ireland Dublin
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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University of Ostrava

The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference fo ... [+]

The consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree program "English Philology" is the English-language version of the degree program "Anglická filologie"; it follows on from the Bachelor degree program of the same name. The aim of the program is to produce graduates who are specialists in English philology - proficient users of English (C2 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) with a solid knowledge of English linguistics and a deep knowledge of the literature and culture of English-speaking countries, who are aware of the professional literature in these fields and other information resources.

Graduate Profile Discipline-specific knowledge

Graduates of the two-year consecutive (follow-on) Master's degree have a wide range of competencies in philological disciplines. Their knowledge demonstrates a qualitative and quantitative development of the theoretical knowledge, thinking and awareness gained as part of their previous Bachelor's studies of English philology. Courses in disciplines such as linguistic pragmatics, text linguistics, contrastive linguistic analysis, and sociolinguistics enable students to gain a comprehensive overview of the disciplinary landscape. The course in historical grammar gives them insights into the diachronic dimension of language and linguistics, Graduates also gain a deeper knowledge of the literature and culture of Great Britain (Medieval English literature) and the USA (Selected chapters from literature).... [-]

Czech Republic Ostrava
September 2019
Full time
2 - 4 
Campus
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University of Gothenburg: Faculty of Arts

Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their a ... [+]

Logic, Master’s Program


Logic is traditionally defined as the study of formal aspects of valid reasoning, but today many logicians see logic as a more general study of formal systems and their applications. The conceptual frameworks and tools developed by pure research in modern logic have found many applications in diverse disciplines studying formal languages and systems, e.g., software engineering and computational linguistics.



As an academic subject logic is genuinely interdisciplinary and located on the border between Philosophy, Mathematics, Computer Science, and Linguistics. The exchange is active and mutually beneficial. Logic is nowadays an active international area of study and research also in mathematics, computer science, and linguistics.
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Sweden Gothenburg
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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University of Borås

Digital Library and Information Services. Students will understand the significance of digital libraries in their own context, manage the transition of services to the di ... [+]

Master’s program: Library and Information Science, Digital Library and Information Services

Would you like to work at the leading edge of information and library practice? Would you be interested in helping people to make sense of the cyberspace that is becoming so important in their work and lives? Do you want to have all the treasures of human knowledge, acquired through the ages, at your fingertips? This program will help you to choose your mission and place in life. It offers exciting possibilities of finding the job of your dreams. Digital library and information services in many different sectors, from public and academic libraries to global business and children’s libraries are now seeking staff who have been prepared to work in the digital environment. The knowledge and skills you acquire will be useful in any of these areas because of the pervasive and omnipresent nature of digital resources. You will be the one to lead people to the information they really need. Digital libraries are increasingly significant throughout the world in the provision of information not only to local audiences but internationally. They are developed by existing library services, by governmental and commercial organizations. Therefore, we offer this program on a part-time, distance learning basis, to answer the need for professional competence in this area, in a mode that is appropriate for anyone, anywhere in the world. ... [-]

Sweden Borås
August 2019
Full time
Online & Campus Combined
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Aarhus University

The Master in Linguistics is the science of language. You don’t learn all the languages in the world, but you learn to understand them. As a Master’s degree student of Li ... [+]

Introduction

The Master in Linguistics is the science of language. You don’t learn all the languages in the world, but you learn to understand them. As a Master’s degree student of Linguistics at the University of Aarhus, you deal with many different aspects of language and how it is used. You study topics such as the way languages change as dynamic systems over periods of time of longer (e.g., over hundreds or thousands of years) or shorter durations (e.g., over a person’s lifetime), applied linguistics, cognition and language, linguistic typology (the unity and diversity of languages), as well as interactional linguistics (the structure of interpersonal interaction). In all of these subject areas, you learn to analyze data using subject-specific methodologies and insights. In addition, some courses are geared toward research projects.... [-]

Denmark Aarhus
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Flexible Learning with Falmouth University

This course is designed to equip you with the writing skills, industry know-how, professional skills and experience of collaborative working that the ever-changing indust ... [+]

An online course with optional face-to-face workshops.

Early bird discount up to £1,000.

Overview

The course is designed to equip you with the writing and professional skills, industry know-how and experience of collaborative working, to meet the demands of a constantly evolving industry. It aims to create quick-thinking and adaptable graduates who stand out from the crowd and understand what it takes to work across different screen industries.

Flexible in nature, the course allows you to either develop your portfolio across different platforms or focus on the genres and mediums of interest to you. The course is delivered using a combination of live briefs, independent research and collaborative projects.... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Ives
June 2019
Full time
Online
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International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA)

IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master of ... [+]

About the Programme

IACA is the first international organization and educational institution to offer a global, postgraduate degree programme in anti-corruption and compliance: the Master in Anti-Corruption Studies (MACS). The MACS brings together professionals from around the world with related work experience in the public and private sectors, international and non-governmental organizations, media, and academia.

Structure and Curriculum

Each of the seven MACS modules carries 14 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits, and the Master Thesis is worth 22 credits. The MACS degree, therefore, comes with a total of 120 ECTS credits, enabling enrolment into PhD programmes.... [-]

Austria Laxenburg
October 2019
Part time
Campus
Online & Campus Combined
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USI Università della Svizzera italiana

The Master in Philosophy at USI aims to allow students to deepen their understanding of philosophical problems, to develop the ability to think, argue, write and speak cl ... [+]

The Master in Philosophy at USI differs from many other philosophy programs:

It offers courses in contemporary analytic philosophy and in the history of philosophy, ancient and medieval, which are designed to complement each other. Its focus is on theoretical philosophy and its history - especially on metaphysics and the philosophy of mind. It has a strong thematic unity; the topic of the 2017-8 Master is time - the metaphysics of time, temporal consciousness, the logic and linguistics of time, the philosophy of history, the nature of narratives, time and social ontology. It requires students to submit regular written work, to produce research papers and to develop their discussion skills in class. It offers courses in philosophy for up to at least 105 ECTS. ... [-]
Switzerland Lugano Mendrisio
September 2019
Full time
Campus
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Radboud University

Rome and its impressive legacy always interested you? Then you should become acquainted with its ancient history, medieval history, art history, classical philology, arc ... [+]

The Master’s in Ancient and Medival Mediterranean Worlds offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea' of Rome throughout the centuries. Ancient and Medieval Mediterranean Worlds presents a unique programme that focuses as much on the transition between ancient and medieval history as on those periods themselves. A group of specialists from the fields of ancient and medieval history teach this specialisation. Their expertise also includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.

The general courses

Historiography and TheoryThis course offers in-depth analysis of both the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries, embracing both the old and New or Second Rome, Constantinople. This course provides a historiographical overview of the ways in which different aspects of Rome appealed to the imagination of rulers and writers throughout history, starting from Mussolini in the 20th century and going back to the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Augustus.... [-]

Netherlands Nijmegen
September 2019
Full time
1 - 1 
Campus
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University of Glasgow

This programme gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in English Literature at postgraduate level across a wide range of courses led by internationally re ... [+]

English Literature MLitt

This programme gives you the opportunity to pursue your own interests in English Literature at postgraduate level across a wide range of courses led by internationally renowned experts. A core research training course will introduce you to key skills in postgraduate study, while a flexible degree structure allows you to select from the rich variety of optional courses on offer from the School of Critical Studies and elsewhere in the College of Arts, or even beyond. You can also pursue one of the specialist pathways offered by English Literature, including Fantasy, Medieval and Early Modern, Modernities, and Victorian Literature. The programme ends with an opportunity to write a dissertation on an appropriate English Literature-related topic of your choice.... [-]

United Kingdom Glasgow
August 2019
Full time
Part time
Campus
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Keele University

This is a combined taught and research degree in Philosophy, which will teach you how to successfully undertake research on philosophical topics of your interest. Apart f ... [+]

The M.Res. (Master of Research) degree is a combined taught and research degree, in which you take an advanced taught module in ‘Metaphilosophy’ (the study of the nature of philosophical inquiry) which is jointly taught by various staff on the programme. You will write a dissertation (about 20,000 words) and also undergo research training, which is assessed by portfolio. The focus on metaphilosophy is unique to Keele and makes for a fascinating course of study since the various staff who will teach you have very different views about the nature of philosophical inquiry. This degree is ideal for students who want the freedom to write a dissertation on a topic of their choice, while also receiving the guidance expected from a taught masters.... [-]

United Kingdom Keele
September 2019
Full time
Part time
1 - 2 
Campus
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