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Humanities

The Open University UK

12 months
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3410 GBP/year
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If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities course from The Open University UK provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. 

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Overview

You will deepen your understanding of art history, classical studies, philosophy or creative writing, while developing advanced research and analytical skills that will give you the edge in today’s competitive jobs market and prepare you for further academic study. 

Key features of the course

  • Extends knowledge and skills acquired at undergraduate level
  • A choice of pathways enables you to focus your particular subject interest
  • Develops critical thinking skills that are highly prized by employers
  • Gives you 60 credits towards a masters degree if you wish to study further.

This Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities  course from The Open University UK  is the first stage of a study programme that progresses to a postgraduate diploma and a range of masters degrees. You can step off at any point, or study the whole programme.

Career relevance

Studying the Postgraduate Certificate in Humanities will provide you with an opportunity to build on skills acquired at undergraduate level. It will further develop your capability to read and analyse large amounts of written material and improve on your ability to convert knowledge acquired during your studies into lucid written responses. These transferable skills are in demand in many areas of the public and private sector, such as advertising, marketing and public relations; educational, charity and development; or government and public administration.

Completing the certificate will give you a worthwhile qualification in its own right, and you can also count the credits towards one of our MAs providing you take account of the unique study rule.

Programme Structure

Optional Modules:

  • Art History
  • Classical Studies 
  • Creative Writing 
  • Music
  • Philosophy 

Key information

Duration

  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 alternative credits

Delivered

Online

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

You must hold an honours degree to study for this qualification. Although your degree need not be in humanities, you must have the basic skills expected of a graduate in that area. All of the modules will bring you up to date with the latest ideas and approaches in humanities but does not offer remedial undergraduate training if your qualifications and/or experience are inadequate. 

 Before you begin the certificate you must be able to:

  • write clear, concise, accurate prose
  • read large quantities of text quickly, accurately and critically
  • classify evidence precisely and assess its value and reliability
  • argue logically, consistently and sceptically
  • marshal various sorts of evidence to support a logical argument.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    3410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    3410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3410 GBP per year during 12 months.

Funding

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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