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Master of Arts

A Master of Arts degree (MA) is a respected postgraduate qualification.

The Open University offers Master of Arts degrees across the areas of Arts and Humanities, Childhood and Youth, and Education.

The Arts Faculty's research is world recognised, with excellent results in the most recent research assessments. Our Music research is ranked first in the UK, and Art History, Classical Studies, English and History also rank highly.

Why study for an MA with The Open University?

The Open University is the world’s leading distance-learning institution. With us, you’ll benefit from a UK education, wherever you are in the world. The support you’ll receive from OU tutors, the wider community and your fellow classmates will be second to none. Our faculties offer lively and enthusiastic programmes of graduate study, and are stimulating environments for research.

Learn more about why to study with The Open University and how study works.

Career prospects for Open University MA graduates

As an MA postgraduate you have an excellent foundation for further study or research at doctoral level, as well as a respected qualification in its own right. Your valuable transferable skills such as critical thinking, research skills, time management, and problem-solving will be in demand in many areas of business.

I got a distinction! And then I decided to progress onto a PhD, also with The Open University.

Nick Logie, BA in Humanities, MA in Music, PhD in The role of Leadership in Conducting Orchestras
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