Applied Humanities at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS

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Course summary

This programme takes a fresh approach to MA level provision by combining the academic and critical thinking skills of the traditional humanities Masters with core professional skills and a real-world problem-solving approach. Your existing subject knowledge, research interests, cultural background and life experiences will inform discussions and to a large extent the course content. You will work independently on projects of your own design as well as in collaboration with other students and/or organisations, creating a network of contacts and developing your professional profile. You will develop core skills and practice transformative thinking and problem-solving in readiness for graduate employment or further academic research. What does the course cover? The programme begins with an introduction to the New Humanities, covering subjects such as new materialism, postcriticism, and posthumanism and considering the varied ways in which the humanities intersects with the environmental, digital and medical spaces. As you progress through the course, you will be trained in how to research effectively at Level 7 and be given opportunities to explore the applications of the humanities to real-world problems and debates. In addition, you will explore how the knowledge and skills developed through the humanities adapts to professional spaces and, through student-led projects, explore the value of the humanities to various sectors and current issues in theory and practice. Over the course of the programme, you will develop a portfolio of work which showcases your skills as you identify and critically examine debates and offer transformative solutions.


Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

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.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7650 Whole course
Republic of Ireland £7650 Whole course
England £7650 Whole course
Northern Ireland £7650 Whole course
Scotland £7650 Whole course
Wales £7650 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Applied Humanities at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS