Taught course

Humanities MA

Institution
De Montfort University · Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor's honours degree. If you have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis. If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The Humanities MA at DMU provides you with an opportunity to design and pursue your own personal arts study programme at master's level, while being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars.

The programme allows you to study in a way that is most appropriate to your own individual circumstances, and has been designed to suit your preferred learning style(s). You can take up to 90 credits from our taught postgraduate provision, while the rest of the programme will be completed through negotiated learning agreements.

There are a wide range of subject areas to choose from, and you can create a programme of study which is interdisciplinary and unique to your specialist interests or skills. The programme also allows you to be supervised by leading national and international scholars, researchers and practitioners drawn from the unique breadth of specialist areas available in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities.

You are able to exercise choice and control over the aims of your course, the content and context of your studies, and the criteria against which your achievement is assessed. You can take up to 90 credits from our taught modules (subject to approval), and you design your programme of study between and across the subject areas that we offer.

The wide range of specialisms that we offer on the Humanities MA includes:

  • English Literature
  • English Language
  • Creative Writing
  • Adaptations
  • History
  • History of Sport and Culture
  • Photographic History
  • English as a Foreign Language
  • English Language Teaching


Assessment can be as varied as you want it to be. It will be defined in the learning contract; so you can negotiate assessment tasks and methods. All students must take a 15 credit Research Methods module - by attendance or by distance learning - at the beginning of the course, and all students will also have to undertake a Major Project, Dissertation or a Work Placement at the end of the course to achieve the master's award.

You will be assigned two dedicated supervisors who will provide academic support throughout the course. DMU academic and research staff are experts in their field. They are actively engaged in a wide range of external activities including research, consultancy, publishing and exhibiting in both a national and international context.

DMU has excellent technical expertise available to support postgraduate students. Within the faculty, there are professionally equipped workshops with specialist technicians to support your master's work.

Graduates have gone onto consultancy, entrepreneurship, arts and design management, research and teaching. Many students choose this course as a preparation for an academic career and enter further MPhil or PhD level study.

Information for international students

Some international students may be eligible for a scholarship and/or an early payment discount of up to £500. For more information, visit dmu.ac.uk/international.

Fees and funding

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer two scholarships.

Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship

Offered to Home/EU DMU alumni for students who wish to continue their studies at DMU by enrolling on a Postgraduate taught course. For more information, please visit dmu.ac.uk/pgfunding.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship

Available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit dmu.ac.uk/sports

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

PGDip

full time
6 months
part time
12 months

PGCert

full time
3 months
part time
6 months

Course contact details

Name
De Montfort University
Email
enquiry@dmu.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)116 2 50 60 70