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Humanities degrees

The Open University’s humanities degree curriculum ranges from ancient beliefs to modern film, and you’ll study some of the most significant people, events and ideas in cultural history.

Open University humanities students typically study subjects such as Classical Studies, History, Language Studies and Design and Innovation. At postgraduate level, tutors teach subjects including Art History, Classical Studies, English, History, Law and Religious Studies.

Why study humanities at The Open University?

The Open University’s Arts Faculty has been rated by a Times Higher Education survey as one of the best 100 institutions in the world for the study of the arts.

The faculty offers approximately sixty undergraduate and postgraduate course modules in a wide range of arts subjects. More than 35,000 students are registered on Arts courses at any one time. Our arts students have the highest course completion rates throughout The Open University. 

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It’s definitely thanks to The Open University that I received my MBE.

Greg Bensberg MBE, BA (History), MBA
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