Key features of the Arts and Humanities (Honours) course at The Open University UK
- Study a wide variety of subjects with the opportunity to specialise in one or two disciplines to tailor the degree to your interests or needs
- Explore new ways of thinking about the arts and humanities and their relevance in contemporary societies and cultures
- Learn from the OU’s world-class academic research, through high quality module materials and engage with fellow students from around the world
- Develop a range of skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, analysis and self-directed work
- Enrich your knowledge, prepare yourself for further study, or improve your employability in a range of careers
Skills for career development
Employers greatly value the high-level critical thinking, analysis, and communication skills acquired by studying a humanities degree. You’ll sharpen your IT, writing, and independent thinking skills; and develop the ability to assimilate and evaluate relevant information in constructing an argument. These are key skills in complex organisations, greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering, or changing career.
Study of the arts and humanities requires an understanding of human activities in diverse cultural environments and in very different historical circumstances. The breadth of study and range of cultural texts and objects analysed, combined with training in clear thinking and communication, make this degree course relevant to a wide variety of careers, including:
- public administration, local government, the civil service, art institutions, and social services
- advertising, journalism, publishing, creative industries and public relations
- legal work
- business, banking and retail
- human resources
- charities and campaigning.
Many graduate-level jobs are open to graduates of any discipline, particularly in business, finance, management consultancy and the public sector. Some careers may require further study, training and/or work experience beyond your degree.
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- Discovering the arts and humanities
- Exploring art and visual culture
- Art and its global histories
- Classical Latin: the language of ancient Rome
- 36 months
- 72 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesArt History General Studies & Classics Liberal Arts View 11 other Masters in Art History in United Kingdom
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.
- At The Open University we believe education should be open to all, so we provide a high-quality university education to anyone who wishes to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential.
International6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
EU/EEA6192 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 18576 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
Current fee for 120 credits – which is equivalent to a year's full-time study – is £6,192.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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