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Humanities MA

Course Description

The Humanities MA at DMU provides you with an opportunity to design and pursue your own personal arts study programme at master’s level, while being supported and supervised by leading national and international scholars.

The programme allows you to study in a way that is most appropriate to your own individual circumstances, and has been designed to suit your preferred learning style(s). You can take up to 90 credits from our taught postgraduate provision, while the rest of the programme will be completed through negotiated learning agreements. Study can be full-time, part-time, or a mixture of both. You can exit the programme early (after 60 credits) with a postgraduate certificate, or (after 120 credits) with a postgraduate diploma. The shortest period of study for the master's award is one year full-time.

There are a wide range of subject areas to choose from, and you can create a programme of study which is interdisciplinary and unique to your specialist interests or skills. The programme also allows you to be supervised by leading national and international scholars, researchers and practitioners drawn from the unique breadth of specialist areas available in the Faculty of Art, Design and Humanities.

You are able to exercise choice and control over the aims of your course, the content and context of your studies, and the criteria against which your achievement is assessed. You can take up to 90 credits from our taught modules (subject to approval), and you design your programme of study between and across the subject areas that we offer.

The wide range of specialisms that we offer on the Humanities MA includes:
• English literature
• English language
• Creative writing
• Adaptations
• History
• History of sport and culture
• Design history
• Fashion history
• Photographic history and practice
• English as a foreign language
• English language teaching

Assessment can be as varied as you want it to be. It will be defined in the learning contract; so you can negotiate assessment tasks and methods.

All students must take a 15 credit Research Methods module (by attendance or by distance learning) at the beginning of the course, and all students will also have to undertake a Major Project, Dissertation or a Work Placement at the end of the course to achieve the master’s award.

You will be assigned two dedicated mentors who are subject specialists. They will provide academic support throughout the course. DMU academic and research staff are experts in their field. They are actively engaged in a wide range of external activities including research, consultancy, publishing and exhibiting in both a national and international context.

DMU has excellent technical expertise available to support postgraduate students. Within the faculty, there are professionally equipped workshops with specialist technicians to support your master’s work.

Graduates have gone onto consultancy, entrepreneurship, arts and design management, research and teaching. Many students choose this course as a preparation for an academic career and enter further MPhil or PhD level study.

Visit the Humanities MA page on the De Montfort University website for more details!

Student Profiles

Art, Design and Humanities Vice-Chancellor's 2020 Scholarship - 20+ Awards

The scholarship programme is based on academic achievement and merit, and applies automatically to all DMU Home/EU students who are graduating this year (2014) or have graduated within the last two years (2012 or 2013) who achieved 2:1 or above, and enrol onto one of our full-time Masters programmes.For terms and conditions and a full list of eligible courses, please visit dmu.ac.uk/adh2020

Value of Scholarship(s)

50% tuition fees discount


At De Montfort University (DMU) we are fully committed to supporting our students and graduates throughout their personal and career development, and that is why we would like to introduce the Vice-Chancellor’s 2020 Scholarship scheme for DMU alumnus, which will cover 50% of the tuition fee on a postgraduate taught course at DMU.

Application Procedure

The scholarship will be awarded automatically (subject to the eligibility criteria). There is no separate application process or deadline.

Further Information



Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships - 20+ Awards

As part of De Montfort University's (DMU) ongoing commitment to sport and enhancing our students' experience, we are delighted to offer the new Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarships; available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. The Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship provides an opportunity for talented students to develop their performance in sports, becoming a DMU champion for sport, and performing in the British Universities and College Sport (BUCS) and Varsity competitions; whilst gaining a recognised degree qualification, across a wide range of courses and disciplines*.Each of our 30 dedicated packages provides students up to £6,000 of support each; including a £4,000 cash bursary and £2,000 towards sport-specific support, such as; physiotherapy, strength and conditioning, and private medical insurance for example.

Value of Scholarship(s)

Up to £6000


- Be a UK or EU status student
- Be starting a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate taught course at DMU in September 2016
- Compete at a high representative level, and most-importantly be able to demonstrate passion and commitment to your sport
- Participate in the annual DMU sports club 'trials' and selection process within your chosen sport
- Where appropriate, be an enthusiastic role model to represent DMU; for example, with external partners, in the media, to prospective DMU students at Open Days and any other suitable event
- Where appropriate, compete for DMU in all competitions and training events, including at Varsity and BUCS events.

Application Procedure

How to apply
The application process for the 2016-17 academic year is now open. Download the form here, complete fully and return to the DMU Sports Team ([email protected]) by Friday 15 July 2016 for the first deadline, or Thursday 1 September for the extended deadline.Timeline for 2016-17 Application ProcessFriday 15 July - First deadline for scholarship applications
Friday 29 July - Successful applicants will be informed of final decision
Thursday 18 August - A level results day - Undergraduate scholarship decisions ratified according to academic entry to university
Thursday 1 September - Extended deadline for late applicants

If you have any queries about the scholarship, your eligibility or how the terms relate to your sport, please contact [email protected]

Further Information


Entry Requirements

You should have the equivalent of a 2.2 or above UK bachelor's honours degree. If you have other professional qualifications and/or industry experience we will consider your application on an individual basis.Evidence of practice or creative/design work in a digital portfolio of work may be required depending on your proposed area of study. You need to be able to work independently, so you need to be self-motivated and have good time management skills.If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent when you start the course is essential.

Course Fees

Please see dmu.ac.uk/pgfees for more information

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