Humanities and Art field encompasses academic disciplines that study human condition and the essence of what it means to be human in the fast changing world. Humanities are similar to liberal arts in many ways and the two terms are sometimes used interchangeably. Academic programmes in humanities cover a broad, interdisciplinary study of society and culture throughout history. Practitioners use methods that are primarily analytic, critical, or speculative. Studies of language, literature, law, history, philosophy, religion, visual and performing arts are among the study subjects in humanities field. Studies in music are also considered to be in the field, where music is used to broaden capabilities of non-musicians by teaching skills such as concentration and listening.
Studies in humanities help students develop a broad understanding of cultural expression and improve their analytical and communication skills. Students can improve their understanding of society through satisfying their intellectual curiosity in subjects such as philosophy, art, history and literature with an emphasis on multiculturalism.
Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with researchers in popular, world and classical musics, composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.
The South African Theological Seminary is the only evangelical institution in South Africa with an accredited Ph.D. degree.
Postgraduate Drama and Theatre studies at Kent has a very strong reputation for research and supervision in contemporary performance processes, applied performance and European theatre. The wide-ranging interests of our international team of leading and emerging researchers (from the UK, Australia, Malta, Greece, Germany and other countries) also include research strengths in Shakespeare, 18th-century theatre, multimedia performance, and in the history of comedy and popular performance.
The Utuling Doctoral Programme operates within the School of Languages and Translation Studies of the Faculty of Humanities.
Juno is a faculty specific doctoral programme in the Faculty of Humanities and it is part of The University of Turku Graduate School – UTUGS established on August 1, 2011. For its part Juno ensures that the School of History, Culture and Arts Studies provides systematic and high quality doctoral training on academic topics and that the progress of the doctoral dissertation is followed regularly.
German at Kent offers an ideal environment for the postgraduate study of literature and culture within a broadly European context. The research interests of our staff cover the entire modern period both within German-speaking countries and across Europe, and include poetry, the European avant-garde, women’s writing, modernism, postmodernism and literary theory.
This research programme enables you to develop your work in an intensive period of study in an ambitious and challenging research environment. You have your own studio space in which to explore and test your studio work, with full access to workshops and high quality resources at our new multi-million pound development on the Chatham Historic Dockyard, just 45 minutes from London.
The a.r.t.e.s. Graduate School for the Humanities Cologne is the Graduate School of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne and is funded by the German Excellence Initiative.
The Engineering Doctorate (EngD) at the Centre for Digital Entertainment (CDE) is a collaboration between the University of Bath and Bournemouth University. It offers the opportunity to conduct research in an industrial context. Industrial collaborators come from the fields of computer games, VFX, image processing, graphics and animation. The program lasts 4 years, of which 3 will be spent in a company engaged on research projects, one on Masters level courses.
Our taught and research programmes are exciting and innovative, offering you the opportunity to mix with composers, sound designers, film-makers, technologists, theorists, visual artists and curators. During your time with us, you become part of our specialist community, exchanging ideas and developing your own creative and intellectual interests, informed by expert academic staff.
The taught programmes in History & Philosophy of Art provide students with the opportunity to specialise in art history, philosophy of art and aesthetics, or to undertake advanced study of the visual arts with a distinctive interdisciplinary approach.
Our programmes benefit from Kent’s proximity to Paris in more than one way. Most colleagues within French have research links in Paris. We have a long-standing exchange with the prestigious École Normale Supérieure. A more recent development is the exciting range of MA programmes based in Canterbury and Paris. Roughly half of our research students opt for a co-tutelle leading to the award of a PhD from Kent and a doctorate froma French institution.