24 months
12912 GBP/year
12912 GBP/year
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This Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities at The Open University UK encompasses a wide range of fascinating disciplines including art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, French, German, history, music, philosophy, religious studies and Spanish.


As you work through the course, you’ll develop your cultural literacy and deepen your understanding of the past – while sharpening your critical awareness and refining the skills of debate and analysis that are highly valued by employers.

Key features of the Diploma of Higher Education in Arts and Humanities at The Open University UK 

  • Develops your understanding of our rich cultural heritage from a great diversity of perspectives, periods and subjects 
  • Offers the opportunity to specialise in one or more subjects    
  • Practice and refine the skills of argument and analysis, enhancing your employability
  • Builds your study skills and knowledge giving a solid foundation for further study

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Creative writing 
  • Exploring art and visual culture 
  • Exploring philosophy
  • Music, sound and technology 
  • Reading and studying literature
  • Telling stories – the novel and beyond

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




240 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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.

Tuition Fee

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    12912 GBP/year
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    Based on the tuition of 12912 GBP per year during 24 months.
  • National

    12912 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12912 GBP per year during 24 months.


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.

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