Taught course

MA Applied Humanities

Institution
Newman University · Department of History
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

Applicants require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with a 2:1. Applicants with a good 2:2 combined with exceptional research or additional experience may be considered.
Applicants may additionally be required to attend interview or to submit a piece of written work as part of the application process.

Months of entry

September

Course content

MA Applied Humanities offers ideal preparation for a range of professional careers in business, education, health, law, and media, as well as preparation for further study in HE. This degree offers transdisciplinary training in critical thinking combined with professional skills and core competencies delivered through the creative and problem-solving approach of the humanities.

Students’ existing knowledge and skills in the humanities, as well as individual cultural backgrounds and life experiences, will be valued and utilised in learning. Students work independently and in collaboration to develop their core skills and position themselves as transformative problem solvers and to cultivate a network of connections for the future.

Fees and funding

Standard course fee for both full-time and part-time is £6,000 (£1,000 per module for full-time).

Alumni discounts are available to students who have completed a full UG or PGCE with Newman. For non-Newman graduates, a 10% discount is offered to those enrolling onto a full masters degree programme and who are currently employed by

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

MA Applied Humanities offers ideal preparation for a range of professional careers in business, education, health, law, and media, as well as preparation for further study in HE. This degree offers transdisciplinary training in critical thinking combined with professional skills and core competencies delivered through the creative and problem-solving approach of the humanities.

Students’ existing knowledge and skills in the humanities, as well as individual cultural backgrounds and life experiences, will be valued and utilised in learning. Students work independently and in collaboration to develop their core skills and position themselves as transformative problem solvers and to cultivate a network of connections for the future.

The course will run mostly online, with one on-campus Saturday per semester.

Why study this course?

  • Gain employability skills
  • Blended learning approach allows flexible learning
  • Excellent preparation for PhD
  • Offered both as full and part time study
  • Loans available to cover fees and / or living costs

What does the course cover?

The programme guides students through parallel pathways: in the first strand, students are provided with an introduction the New Humanities, such as new materialist, postcritical, and posthumanist thinking, as well as intersections with environmental, digital and medical spaces; trained in how to research effectively as a Level 7 Humanities postgraduate researcher; given opportunities to explore the applications of the Humanities to real world problems and debates.

The second strand focuses on the Humanities in professional spaces and, through student-led projects, explores the value of the Humanities to various sectors in theory and practice. Over the course of the programme, students will develop a portfolio of work which showcases their skills as they identify and examine critical issues and offer transformative solutions.

How will I be assessed?

Throughout the programme a range of appropriate assessment methods are employed. These methods are design to promote students opportunity to engage and reflect upon key competencies needed for employability. Assessments include portfolios, critical reviews, research proposals, presentations, and an independent research project written for publication.

Attendance

This programme is designed to support the flexible learning needs of the postgraduate student. Recognising the multiple demands on many students, the online lectures and materials can be studied at the student’s own schedule. Half-day input sessions allow students to explore material further under the supervision of an expert tutor, clarify understanding from the online materials, and gain assignment support. Students are therefore strongly recommended to attend all the input sessions.

Course contact details

Name
Charlotte Lewandoeski
Email
enquiries@newman.ac.uk
Phone
01214761181