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Studying Humanities

Unsure what to study? Why not take up humanities? We tell you more about that subject area here...

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Humanities is one of the most diverse fields which offers you a plethora of study and career options. The wide range of subjects and majors available for you to choose from, will increase your general awareness, knowledge, employability and skills.


Study Options

Taking up a degree in Humanities exposures you to a large selection of disciplines and subjects.  You can opt to study a few general subjects and decide which majors you want nearing the end of your degree or even specialise in one of the disciplines. These courses are available at all study levels. Fields that you can study comprise of Linguistics, Drama, Media, Sociology, Business, Public Relations, Economics and Management, History, Psychology, Philosophy, Globalisation, Writing and many more. A degree in any of these subjects aids in the development of transferable skills and knowledge in students. Skills gained include organizing, coordinating, analyzing critically, thinking logically, writing and summarizing which are all essential in setting you apart from the competition in the job market and are highly sought after by employers today.


Studying in this field opens you up to a whole of slew of opportunities and paths for your career and Postgraduate Education. Many universities in the UK offer such courses as part of their curriculum. Among some of the more popular universities are University of Birmingham, University of Derby, University of Westminister, Aston University, University of York and University of Portsmouth.

University of Birmingham not only offers these at the degree level, but also at the diploma, vocational and research levels for you to choose from. The disciplines offered are EconomicsSociologyHistoryReligious StudiesAnthropology, and Philosophy.


Career Options

Armed with a humanities degree, you can enter into many sectors and job roles- media and entertainment, human resources, teaching and education, marketing, public relations, writing, banking, computing, research and many more.

The job market today is a highly competitive one for any graduate regardless of their major. It is best to take up part-time jobs, internships, voluntary work and placements during your study period to increase your chances of getting hired. Even if the work experience that you have is not directly related to the job that you’re applying for, the skills that you’ve gained most definitely are.


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