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Studying Humanities means exploring the archive of everything humans thought, achieved, wrote, and believed throughout history. By studying Humanities, you get a complete picture of what makes human beings fully interesting, complicated, weird, and unique.

Students enter into a variety of fields that explore the art, discoveries, rituals, traditions, and cultures that humans have invented over time. Basically, this field give us the record of human experience.

There are several fields built into the Humanities. Students can find wide-ranging subjects such as:

• Literature
• Philosophy
• Religious Studies
• Art History
• Linguistics
• Cultural Studies

Students who study Humanities tend to enter into the following careers:

• Education
• Journalism
• Law
• Academia
• Public Relations
• The glamourous world of internet copywriting

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M.A. MA Education specializing in Jewish Education

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How Humanities Subject Ranking Lists Are Created

Want to know which universities offer the best Bachelor's or Master's degrees in Humanities?

Take a look at university ranking tops according to subject such as World University Rankings in Arts and Humanities from Times Higher Education, QS World University Rankings in Arts & Humanities from TopUniversities and Best Global Universities for Arts and Humanities, provided by U.S. News.

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Top Ranked Universities in Humanities on MastersPortal

Universities Location Times Higher Education Ranking (2018) Arts and Humanities QS Rankings (2018) Arts and Humanities Best Global Universities Rankings (2018) Art and humanities
Stanford, United States 1 5 10
Cambridge, United States 2 16 9
Cambridge, United States 3 3 2
Oxford, United Kingdom 4 1 1
London, United Kingdom 5 18 5
Cambridge, United Kingdom 5 2 3
Chicago, United States 7 18 17
Princeton, United States 8 7 15
New Haven, United States 9 6 4
New York City, United States 10 8 15
Berkeley, United States 11 4 11
Philadelphia, United States 12 34 14
Los Angeles, United States 13 9 13
Edinburgh, United Kingdom 14 22 12
Ann Arbor, United States 15 33 8
Toronto, Canada 15 18 6
Beijing, China 17 23 -
Mitte, Germany 18 35 50
New York City, United States 19 12 7
London, United Kingdom 20 24 25
München, Germany 21 56 35
Leuven, Belgium 22 57 40
Durham, United States 23 41 46
Berlin Steglitz, Germany 24 37 58
Ithaca, United States 25 32 34
Leiden, Netherlands 25 49 53
Heidelberg, Germany 27 71 94
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 28 13 27
Durham, United Kingdom 29 45 47
Singapore, Singapore 30 21 73
Amsterdam, Netherlands 31 53 17
Paris, France 32 - -
Canberra, Australia 33 10 23
Providence, United States 34 41 85
Baltimore, United States 36 88 71
Coventry, United Kingdom 37 38 41
Tübingen, Germany 38 93 84
Montréal, Canada 39 43 31
Paris, France 39 61 152
Vienna, Austria 41 114 74
York, United Kingdom 42 67 66
South Bend, United States 43 113 80
St Andrews, United Kingdom 44 61 82
Tokyo, Japan 45 11 -
Zürich, Switzerland 46 91 -
Freiburg, Germany 47 147 119
Beijing, China 48 44 -
Vancouver, Canada 49 29 32
Manchester, United Kingdom 50 48 20
Moscow, Russia 51 70 -
New Brunswick, United States 52 156 29
Pittsburgh, United States 53 141 37
Paris, France 54 26 176
Lancaster, United Kingdom 55 110 48
Madison, United States 55 73 22
Helsinki, Finland 57 75 43
Sydney, Australia 58 15 19
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 59 31 95
Utrecht, Netherlands 60 145 37
Bloomington, United States 61 91 44
Columbus, United States 62 131 33
San Diego, United States 63 93 28
Copenhagen, Denmark 63 58 77
Aarhus, Denmark 65 93 88
Austin, United States 66 47 21
Sheffield, United Kingdom 67 112 71
Chapel Hill, United States 68 79 59
Pittsburgh, United States 69 114 90
Glasgow, United Kingdom 70 71 57
Los Angeles, United States 71 75 67
Santa Barbara, United States 72 155 75
Gent, Belgium 73 182 42
Roma, Italy 74 103 142
Evanston, United States 75 93 36
Seattle, United States 75 83 61
London, United Kingdom 77 39 128
College Park, United States 77 173 45
Groningen, Netherlands 79 147 56
Birmingham, United Kingdom 80 68 62
Dublin, Ireland 81 173 146
Stockholm, Sweden 82 80 79
Boston, United States 82 401 -
Lund, Sweden 84 131 91
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium 85 101 183
Leeds, United Kingdom 85 60 49
Nijmegen, Netherlands 87 226 -
Zürich (Kreis 1), Switzerland 88 97 97
Washington, D. C., United States 89 63 60
Genève, Switzerland 90 147 115
Bristol, United Kingdom 91 77 81
Santa Cruz, United States 91 270 108
Köln, Germany 91 206 155
Göttingen, Germany 91 162 128
Urbana, United States 95 110 26
Barcelona, Spain 96 138 128
London, United Kingdom 97 138 154
Uppsala, Sweden 98 127 122
Exeter, United Kingdom 99 100 76
Kyoto, Japan 100 26 -
Boston, United States 101 63 69
Atlanta, United States 101 249 117
London, United Kingdom 101 78 -
Jerusalem, Israel 101 202 92
Sydney, Australia 101 66 54
East Lansing, United States 101 166 78
Notting Hill, Australia 101 40 67
Nanjing, China 101 173 -
University Park, United States 101 81 30
London, United Kingdom 101 98 133
Seoul, South Korea 101 28 -
Seoul, South Korea 101 73 -
Tel Aviv Yaffo, Israel 101 303 83
Aberdeen, United Kingdom 101 189 165
Basel, Switzerland 101 239 -
Bern, Switzerland 101 206 -
Bologna, Italy 101 - 111
Irvine, United States 101 - 96
Hamburg, Germany 101 160 109
Leicester, United Kingdom 101 294 138
Munster, Germany 101 214 181
Oslo, Norway 101 103 85
Charlottesville, United States 101 87 93
Wellington, New Zealand 101 55 104
Hangzhou, China 101 162 -
Tempe Junction, United States 126 179 65
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 126 106 -
Mainz, Germany 126 270 196
Seoul, South Korea 126 68 -
Maastricht, Netherlands 126 349 -
Singapore, Singapore 126 51 98
Mexico City, Mexico 126 81 -
Taipei, Taiwan 126 29 -
Barcelona, Spain 126 202 105
Saint Petersburg, Russia 126 135 -
Berlin, Germany 126 301 -
Tilburg, Netherlands 126 451 -
Barcelona, Spain 126 124 103
Bonn, Germany 126 303 -
Davis, United States 126 197 114
Cape Town, South Africa 126 160 151
Honolulu, United States 126 376 -
Konstanz, Germany 126 200 181
Sydney, Australia 126 36 100
Nottingham, United Kingdom 126 105 51
Brisbane, Australia 126 51 55
São Paulo, Brazil 126 114 187
Southampton, United Kingdom 126 189 106
Saint Louis, United States 126 262 170
Toronto, Canada 126 159 116
Marseille, France 151 384 179
Cardiff, United Kingdom 151 141 119
Madrid, Spain 151 101 160
Hanover, United States 151 179 -
Eindhoven, Netherlands 151 303 -
Rotterdam, Netherlands 151 208 -
Atlanta, United States 151 254 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany 151 - 124
Belfast, United Kingdom 151 151 185
Beijing, China 151 153 -
Houston, United States 151 210 163
London, United Kingdom 151 157 -
Dublin, Ireland 151 83 177
Edmonton, Canada 151 133 111
Auckland, New Zealand 151 25 87
Bergen, Norway 151 310 183
Storrs, United States 151 353 89
Fribourg, Switzerland 151 - -
Kiel, Germany 151 401 -
Lausanne, Switzerland 151 214 198
Montréal, Canada 151 133 173
Dunedin, New Zealand 151 88 160
Potsdam, Germany 151 401 144
Brighton, United Kingdom 151 170 118
Nashville, United States 151 265 140
Amsterdam, Netherlands 151 187 107
Helsinki, Finland 176 - -
Madrid, Spain 176 164 -
Newton, United States 176 220 166
Kowloon, Hong Kong (SAR) 176 54 98
Tallahassee, United States 176 391 119
Moscow, Russia 176 299 -
Melbourne, Australia 176 185 127
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 176 171 132
Paris, France 176 401 167
Milano, Italy 176 220 -
Bochum, Germany 176 319 175
Shanghai, China 176 118 -
Burnaby, Canada 176 173 171
Stony Brook, United States 176 - 174
Brussels, Belgium 176 240 -
Antwerpen, Belgium 176 257 134
Bordeaux, France 176 - -
Erlangen, Germany 176 391 -
Liverpool, United Kingdom 176 181 141
Minneapolis, United States 176 157 -
Reading, United Kingdom 176 109 101
Rochester, United States 176 343 -
Johannesburg, South Africa 176 270 172
South Perth, Australia 176 108 155
Wollongong, Australia 176 229 -
Bangor, United Kingdom 201 - -
Bielefeld, Germany 201 284 -
Venice, Italy 201 202 -
Prague, Czech Republic 201 254 168
Montreal West, Canada 201 236 139
Dublin, Ireland 201 299 -
Washington, D. C., United States 201 184 -
Kazan, Russia 201 356 -
Linköping, Sweden 201 451 -
Loughborough, United Kingdom 201 240 -
Perth, Australia 201 381 -
Boston, United States 201 - -
Oxford, United Kingdom 201 189 -
Paris, France 201 315 -
Orsay, France 201 - -
Brisbane, Australia 201 171 -
Campinas, Brazil 201 223 -
Tomsk, Russia 201 328 -
Dresden, Germany 201 451 -
Tromsø, Norway 201 - -
Cork, Ireland 201 240 -
Adelaide, Australia 201 106 195
Bath, United Kingdom 201 259 -
Bremen, Germany 201 401 -
Cincinnati, United States 201 307 -
Boulder, United States 201 249 123
Colchester, United Kingdom 201 258 158
Göteborg, Sweden 201 223 146
Graz, Austria 201 296 -
Reykjavik, Iceland 201 - -
Iowa City, United States 201 265 125
Jyväskylä, Finland 201 401 188
Canterbury, United Kingdom 201 226 143
Marburg, Germany 201 401 -
South Miami, United States 201 321 -
Eugene, United States 201 254 136
Padua, Italy 201 182 185
Tarragona, Spain 201 - -
Adelaide, Australia 201 246 -
Odense, Denmark 201 324 -
Stirling, United Kingdom 201 310 -
Guildford, United Kingdom 201 328 -
Trento, Italy 201 401 -
Hamilton, New Zealand 201 229 -
Waterloo, Canada 201 296 199
Würzburg, Germany 201 374 -
Sydney, Australia 201 291 113
London, Canada 201 186 -
Aalborg, Denmark 251 388 -
Ramat Gan, Israel 251 - 159
Sydney, Australia 251 315 -
Toulouse, France 251 - -
Adelaide, Australia 251 337 -
Southport, Australia 251 202 157
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) 251 173 -
Gießen, Germany 251 451 -
Hamilton, Canada 251 237 -
Nagoya, Japan 251 264 -
Athens, Greece 251 381 -
Galway, Ireland 251 282 -
Lisbon, Portugal 251 284 -
Barcelona, Spain 251 384 -
Kingston, Canada 251 217 -
Melbourne, Australia 251 121 -
Stellenbosch, South Africa 251 337 -
College Station, United States 251 294 -
Medford, United States 251 368 -
Umeå, Sweden 251 347 -
Québec, Canada 251 276 -
Calgary, Canada 251 217 177
Riverside, United States 251 343 194
Christchurch, New Zealand 251 187 -
Norwich, United Kingdom 251 347 163
Gainesville, United States 251 273 135
Genoa, Italy 251 451 -
Chicago, United States 251 - 131
Innsbruck, Austria 251 451 -
Liège, Belgium 251 401 -
Lisbon, Portugal 251 226 125
Mannheim, Germany 251 401 -
Columbia, United States 251 451 -
Lincoln, United States 251 - -
Neuchâtel, Switzerland 251 - -
Norman, United States 251 451 -
Ottawa, Canada 251 284 169
Oulu, Finland 251 - -
Pavia, Italy 251 321 -
Pisa, Italy 251 247 -
Pretoria, South Africa 251 325 -
Siena, Italy 251 - -
Strasbourg, France 251 278 -
Tampere, Finland 251 401 -
Sydney, Australia 251 122 -
Lejona, Spain 251 - 148
Turku, Finland 251 353 -
Brussels, Belgium 251 244 -
Tokyo, Japan 251 45 -
Seoul, South Korea 251 65 -
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom 301 362 -
Washington, D. C., United States 301 278 -
Thessaloníki, Greece 301 273 -
Melbourne, Australia 301 451 -
Cluj-Napoca, Romania 301 401 -
Waco, United States 301 - -
Beersheba, Israel 301 - -
Binghamton, United States 301 - -
Waltham, United States 301 451 -
London Borough of Harrow, United Kingdom 301 351 -
Ottawa, Canada 301 396 -
Madrid, Spain 301 335 -
Cleveland, United States 301 - -
Fort Collins, United States 301 - -
Halifax, Canada 301 306 -
Geelong, Australia 301 189 -
Philadelphia, United States 301 - -
Budapest, Hungary 301 401 -
Belo Oriente, Brazil 301 388 -
Florianópolis, Brazil 301 - -
Fairfax, United States 301 401 -
Atlanta, United States 301 451 110
Grenoble, France 301 451 -
Ames, United States 301 451 -
Kent, United States 301 - -
Ottawa, Canada 301 353 -
Brno, Czech Republic 301 - -
Maynooth, Ireland 301 334 -
Ankara, Turkey 301 451 -
London, United Kingdom 301 - -
Raleigh, United States 301 362 -
Flagstaff, United States 301 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 301 401 -
Gjøvik, Norway 301 451 -
Corvallis, United States 301 - -
Plymouth, United Kingdom 301 - -
Valencia, Spain 301 - -
Santiago, Chile 301 98 -
Portland, United States 301 - -
Saint Louis, United States 301 - -
San Diego, United States 301 - -
Nanjing, China 301 - -
Swansea, United Kingdom 301 401 -
Melbourne, Australia 301 356 -
Syracuse, United States 301 349 197
Philadelphia, United States 301 388 190
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom 301 - 162
Shanghai, China 301 233 -
Coleraine, United Kingdom 301 401 -
Kampung Baru Subang, Malaysia 301 135 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 296 -
Buffalo, United States 301 356 137
Fayetteville, United States 301 - -
Bari, Italy 301 - -
Santiago, Chile 301 151 -
Coimbra, Portugal 301 391 -
Denver, United States 301 - -
Nice, France 301 - -
Nicosia, Cyprus 301 - -
Newark, United States 301 451 -
Dundee, United Kingdom 301 451 -
Joensuu, Finland 301 - -
Florence, Italy 301 237 -
Athens, United States 301 396 191
Granada, Spain 301 273 -
Haifa, Israel 301 401 149
Hatfield, United Kingdom 301 - -
Hull, United Kingdom 301 - -
Johannesburg, South Africa 301 391 -
Lawrence, United States 301 313 145
Durban, South Africa 301 451 -
Lille, France 301 - -
Limerick, Ireland 301 362 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 301 85 -
Milano, Italy 301 145 -
Braga, Portugal 301 - -
Pamplona, Spain 301 278 -
Newcastle, Australia 301 217 189
Greensboro, United States 301 - -
Porto, Portugal 301 315 -
London, United Kingdom 301 - -
Roma, Italy 301 307 -
Salamanca, Spain 301 233 -
Saskatoon, Canada 301 - -
University, United States 301 - -
Glasgow, United Kingdom 301 451 -
Tartu, Estonia 301 301 193
Hobart, Australia 301 337 -
Knoxville, United States 301 451 -
Richardson, United States 301 - -
Helotes, United States 301 - -
Bristol, United Kingdom 301 - -
Cape Town, South Africa 301 - -
Turin, Italy 301 284 -
Salt Lake City, United States 301 - -
Victoria, Canada 301 315 -
Warsaw, Poland 301 197 -
London, United Kingdom 301 376 -
Pullman, United States 301 362 -
Williamsburg, United States 301 396 -
London, United Kingdom - 14 52
Melbourne, Australia - 17 24
Shanghai, China - 50 -
Bologna, Italy - 59 -
Tokyo, Japan - 85 -
Beijing, China - 88 -
Paris, France - 114 150
London, United Kingdom - 118 -
Buenos Aires, Argentina - 118 -
Delft, Netherlands - 125 -
Taipei, Taiwan - 125 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 127 -
Frankfurt am Main, Germany - 127 -
Amherst Center, United States - 135 62
Osaka-shi, Japan - 138 -
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 141 -
George Town, Malaysia - 144 -
Seoul, South Korea - 150 -
Paris, France - 154 -
New York City, United States - 164 -
Irvine, United States - 166 -
Milano, Italy - 169 -
Seoul, South Korea - 178 -
Seoul, South Korea - 189 -
Budapest, Hungary - 194 -
Leipzig, Germany - 194 179
London, United Kingdom - 196 -
Seoul, South Korea - 197 -
Pasadena, United States - 200 -
Sendai-shi, Japan - 208 -
Bangkok, Thailand - 210 -
Fukuoka, Japan - 213 -
Tainan, Taiwan - 214 -
Bogotá, Colombia - 220 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 223 -
Aachen, Germany - 229 -
Tucson, United States - 229 37
West Lafayette, United States - 233 102
Tokyo, Japan - 240 -
Kaohsiung City, Taiwan - 244 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 249 -
Bogotá, Colombia - 249 -
Seoul, South Korea - 259 -
Sapporo, Japan - 259 -
Hong Kong, Hong Kong (SAR) - 262 -
Hsinchu, Taiwan - 265 -
Daejeon, South Korea - 268 -
Wuhan, China - 268 -
Tokyo, Japan - 276 -
Taoyuan City, Taiwan - 281 -
Cairo, Egypt - 282 -
Shanghai, China - 284 -
Kraków, Poland - 284 -
Guangzhou, China - 291 -
Bagong Pagasa, Philippines - 293 -
Stockholm, Sweden - 307 -
Tsukuba, Japan - 310 -
Palmerston North, New Zealand - 319 -
Lyon, France - 321 -
Akademgorodok, Russia - 325 -
Lima, Peru - 325 -
Cairo, Egypt - 328 -
London Borough of Sutton, United Kingdom - 331 -
Taipei, Taiwan - 332 -
Toulouse, France - 332 -
Tokyo, Japan - 335 -
Bogotá, Colombia - 337 -
Naples, Italy - 337 -
Sevilla, Spain - 337 -
Tianjin, China - 343 -
Stuttgart, Germany - 343 -
Shanghai, China - 351 -
Santiago de Compostela, Spain - 356 -
Santiago, Chile - 360 -
Valencia, Spain - 361 -
Auckland, New Zealand - 366 -
Roma, Italy - 366 -
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom - 368 -
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - 368 -
Kyoto, Japan - 372 -
Xiamen, China - 372 -
London, United Kingdom - 374 -
Kobe, Japan - 376 -
Alcalá de Henares, Spain - 379 -
Taichung, Taiwan - 380 -
Santiago, Chile - 381 -
Manhattan, United States - 384 200
Düsseldorf, Germany - 384 -
Canberra, Australia - 391 -
Florence, Italy - 399 -
Valparaíso, Chile - 399 -
Beirut, Lebanon - 401 -
Birmingham, United Kingdom - 401 -
Istanbul, Turkey - 401 -
Manila, Philippines - 401 -
Lyon, France - 401 -
New Delhi, India - 401 -
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - 401 -
Karlsruhe, Germany - 401 -
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - 401 -
Bang Yai, Thailand - 401 -
Athens, United States - 401 -
Busan, South Korea - 401 -
Kyoto, Japan - 401 -
Jinan, China - 401 -
Chengdu, China - 401 -
Monterrey, Mexico - 401 -
Albuquerque, United States - 401 192
Mexico City, Mexico - 401 -
Kuala Kedah, Malaysia - 401 -
Belgrade, Serbia - 401 -
Guelph, Canada - 401 -
Macao, Macao (SAR) - 401 -
Winnipeg, Canada - 401 -
Armidale, Australia - 401 -
Salford, United Kingdom - 401 -
Hefei, China - 401 -
Columbia, United States - 401 -
Zaragoza, Spain - 401 -
Vienna, Austria - 401 -
Vilnius, Lithuania - 401 -
Ankara, Turkey - 451 -
Seoul, South Korea - 451 -
Palaiseau, France - 451 -
Rio Grande, Brazil - 451 -
Jena, Germany - 451 -
Taipei, Taiwan - 451 -
Istanbul, Turkey - 451 -
Edinburgh, United Kingdom - 451 -
Jilin City, China - 451 -
Evanston, United States - 451 -
Manchester, United Kingdom - 451 -
Halle, Germany - 451 -
Tokyo, Japan - 451 -
Ma-kung, Taiwan - 451 -
Nottingham, United Kingdom - 451 -
Paris, France - 451 -
Turin, Italy - 451 -
Roskilde, Denmark - 451 -
Toronto, Canada - 451 -
Saarbrücken, Germany - 451 -
New York City, United States - 451 -
São Paulo, Brazil - 451 -
Medellín, Colombia - 451 -
Alicante, Spain - 451 -
Brasília, Brazil - 451 -
Bucharest, Romania - 451 -
Guadalajara, Mexico - 451 -
Ljubljana, Slovenia - 451 -
San Francisco, United States - 451 -
Verona, Italy - 451 -
Zagreb, Croatia - 451 -
Blacksburg, United States - 451 -
Minneapolis, United States - - 62
Nijmegen, Netherlands - - 70
City of Langley, Canada - - 153