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Benefits of studying Humanities

Every subject being taught at university has, at its core, human beings. Humanities can teach you a great deal about humans and culture, but the benefits of this subject extends beyond knowledge. Read on to find out more.



Humanities is a field of study covering many subjects but wHumhich all have at their heart the understanding of human beings and their culture and societies. These subjects range from History and Literature, to Law and Languages, with a great many other subjects in between. A humanities degree prepares you for a career which need you to have a good understanding of people, communication, problem-solving and a great deal more.


We won’t cover the importance of the humanities as this is covered in our other. Here we’ll focus on the benefits international students will gain from studying a subject in this field and what jobs are open to them after graduating.


What are the benefits of studying humanities?


Develop the skills employers want in graduates


Some people argue that studying humanities at university is a waste of time and money. Some governments encourage the study of STEM subjects and not the study of humanities, arguing that the former make graduates more job-ready. This is a very limited view of what the humanities has to offer students.


A degree in any of the humanities subjects will teach you the in-demand skills that employers are looking for today. Here’s just a few of the key skills you will have in your tool box when you graduate with a degree in humanities:


·Communication skills

·Emotional intelligence

·Independent and flexible thinking



·Time management


·Critical thinking

·Language learning



These skills will help you stand out in a global market place. Companies all over the world need people with a skill set that can be easily transferred to their company and their industry. The humanities helps graduated become global citizens.


Work in a wide range of industries


Whatever the specific field of study, whether it’s a specific Humanities degree or a subject from the range mentioned in the introduction above, there is no shortage of industries you could choose to work in. Here are just a limited number of them:



Have a direct impact on our culture and societies


Lastly, but most definitely not least, people who study humanities can go on to have careers which directly and positively influence our societies and people’s lives. These are the people who go on to become teachers, politician, lawyers, charity workers, the list is endless.



If helping to shape our society for the better is something you feel passionate about, studying the humanities may be the right career plan for you.


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