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The Faculty of Arts has a record of excellence in teaching and research, and as one of the best institutions in the world for arts and humanities, our research feeds directly into our teaching. This ensures our qualifications continue not only to be attractive to study but also reflect the most recent scholarship. We continue to innovate and develop exciting and important new areas. Skills development and employability are at the forefront of our thinking for our students. As well as subject-specific skills, studying arts and humanities provides an adaptable set of skills for diverse career opportunities. Many of our students study while in employment, while others study with us before entering the job market.
Many of our postgraduate students have gone on to undertake research degrees, while others have used their newly acquired skills to further their careers. Our programmes are ideal for further developing research and analytical skills, and upgrading qualifications after a break from study. They suit anyone with appropriate entry qualifications looking for an intellectual challenge, and our successful postgraduates gain the important personal satisfaction of achieving a worthwhile qualification in an area of long-standing interest.
You can find out more about our research at http://www.open.ac.uk/Arts/research/index.shtml
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This fascinating course examines many different aspects of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds – their literature, history, philosophy, archaeology, languages and material culture – through a scholarly tradition that is both fast-moving and long-standing. Read more
This masters degree explores new perspectives and ways of thinking about crime, harm and justice. It is concerned with examining problematic areas of social life, transgression, ‘crime’, social harm and justice. Read more
From Genesis to JM Coetzee, our MA in English offers you a rich and exciting experience of higher level literary study. You'll broaden your knowledge and appreciation of different genres, periods, techniques and writers, and of the ways in which they have been transmitted and read. Read more
This fascinating introduction to the methods and materials used for music research will suit professionals working in a wide range of music-related settings, and is also applicable if you have a leisure interest in music. Read more
This masters degree enables you to gain an advanced understanding of the fascinating area of forensic psychology, while enhancing your analytical and communication skills, and your research literacy. Read more
The MSc in Global Development is an innovative, interdisciplinary and flexible course that equips you with the knowledge and skills to investigate, understand, and respond to key development challenges. Read more
This masters degree provides a valuable opportunity to gain an advanced understanding of a range of areas in psychology, including cognitive, social, forensic and counselling psychology. Read more
In this postgraduate certificate you'll explore historical and contemporary theories about development and discuss the impact of these theories and tools in making a difference on the ground. Read more
If you have a passion for the arts and are looking for an intellectual challenge, this certificate course provides you with an excellent opportunity to upgrade your qualifications. Read more
If you're working in a context which makes considerable use of social or psychological research or are fascinated by social research, this certificate will equip you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to appraise research and communicate your assessment to academic and non-academic audiences. Read more