Open University

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Humanities (C20) (Taught)

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Course summary

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. You will deepen your understanding of either art history, 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 credit towards a masters degree if you wish to study further.


To gain this qualification, you need to complete any one of the following modules: – MA Art History part 1 – MA Creative Writing part 1 – MA Philosophy part 1

Entry 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. The first module brings 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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

As fees for individual modules can vary, the total cost you pay for your qualification is dependent on the modules you choose to study.
Humanities (C20) at Open University - UCAS