September 2022

MA Applied Humanities

Master's Degree, Postgraduate, September 2022

Newman Students

Overview

Overview

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.

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.

 

 

What careers can I consider?

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.

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Entry Requirements

Applicants normally require an undergraduate degree in a related discipline with an overall classification of 2:2 or above, or equivalent. Applicants who do not meet these requirements will also be considered but may be required to attend an interview or to submit a piece of written work as part of the application process.

We welcome applications from a wide sector and all non-standard applications will be carefully considered.

Full-time Direct Application Link

Part-time Direct Application Link 

https://my.newman.ac.uk/urd/sits.urd/run/siw_ipp_lgn.login?process=siw_ipp_app&code1=MAS1HMES1NWFD&code2=0007

If you have any questions regarding entry onto this course please contact our friendly and helpful admissions team via our Admissions Enquiry Form

Course Fees

Please note that the course fee for September 2022 will be confirmed later this year, and will be updated on the course page in due course. For reference the course fee for September 2021 was £9,250.

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

Postgraduate Loans

You can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222, when enrolling on a full Master’s degree (180 credits), to use as a contribution to the cost of studying and living expenses.

For further information visit the postgraduate loans website.

Additional costs will be primarily for primary and secondary resources (e.g. books) including inter-library loans.

Postgraduate Loans

You can apply for a postgraduate loan of up to £11,222, when enrolling on a full Master’s degree (180 credits), to use as a contribution to the cost of studying and living expenses.

For further information visit the postgraduate loans website.

Additional costs will be primarily for primary and secondary resources (e.g. books) including inter-library loans.

Additional Information

General Academic Regulations: Terms and Conditions for students attending our courses

Modules

Semester 1 (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week)

Semester 2: (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week)

Semester 3: (1 on-campus study day, 5 weeks online learning, 6 weeks self-directed, 2 hours per module, per week)

Please be aware that, as with any course, there may be changes to the modules delivered. For information view our Changes to Programmes of Module Changes page.

  1. Semester 1 (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week): This taught module introduces students to advanced aspects of the interdisciplinary Humanities that they may not have encountered at undergraduate level or on subject-specific courses, such as new materialist, postcritical, and posthumanist approaches as well as intersections with environmental, medical and digital spaces.
  2. Semester 1 (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week): This taught module focuses on the further development of students’ transferable skills and the place of Humanities Masters’ level graduates in various sectors and industries. The module begins with identifying individual student aspirations and needs in terms of graduate employability, professional qualifications, or further study in HE. The module also explores the ways in which Humanities graduates offer alternative ways of thinking about and responding to rapidly changing technological and social contexts.
  3. Semester 2: (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week) This taught module will provide students with a range of tools and techniques for Masters’ level research in the Humanities. Students will look to examples of exemplary and creative research methods and implement these techniques in their own idea for a mini-research project.
  4. Semester 2: (1 on-campus study day and 11 weeks online learning, 2 hours per module, per week): This taught module can be approached as a stand-alone module or as the first part of a larger capstone project leading into AHU705: Applied Humanities – Project II. In this module, students will pursue either a research or work-based learning project. In both cases, students will be required to consider the parameters of the project; ethics; audience, stakeholders and/or partners; communication and delivery; outcomes and impact.
  5. Semester 3: (1 on-campus study day, 5 weeks online learning, 6 weeks self-directed, 2 hours per module, per week)  This project module is tailored to suit students’ own areas of interest, in collaboration with one another or an external partner. The taught half of the module will explore the ways Humanities research engages with social, political and environmental issues in the public sphere and how such research can affect policy, industry and culture in creative and innovative ways. In the self-directed section of the module, students will be asked to use their critical thinking skills to explore transformative solutions to industry and/or social issues at both a local and global level.
  6. Semester 3: (1 on-campus study day, 5 weeks online learning, 6 weeks self-directed, 2 hours per module, per week) This project module can be approached as a stand-alone module or as the second part of a larger capstone project leading on from AHU704: Applied Humanities – Project I. Students can decide on their approach as they progress through AHU704. This module is student-led. Students will have articulated in their AHU704 proposals their plans for AHU705 and how it builds on the work and skills already developed in AHU704.