Arts and Humanities Courses by Distance Learning Open University United Kingdom

Arts and Humanities Courses

Human culture, in all its varieties, offers rich possibilities for study. You can explore anything from art history to music, or creative writing to philosophy with one of our arts and humanities courses. Find out where your interests can take you with The Open University.


Arts and Humanities

Degrees 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits
Stage 3120 credits

Total of 360 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 6 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 3 years

Arts and Humanities

Diplomas 

Stage 1120 credits
Stage 2120 credits

Total of 240 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 4 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 2 years

Arts and Humanities

Certificates 

Stage 1120 credits

Total of 120 credits

How long will it take?

Part time: 16–18 hours per week for 2 years
Full time: 32–36 hours per week for 1 year

Why study Arts and Humanities with The Open University?

Engage with other students across the globe with a qualification in arts and humanities from The Open University. You can study a wide range of subjects, with the opportunity to specialise in one or two disciplines to suit your interests or needs. Alongside the opportunity to develop key, transferrable skills, the OU can offer you:

  • Undergraduate modules informed and developed as a result of our world-class research.
  • A broad and exciting range of topics and themes in specific subject areas, providing you with new perspectives on culture, society and humanity.
  • The opportunity to join the largest and most diverse faculty at the OU, with some 50,000 students on arts and social sciences courses.

Careers in Arts and Humanities

A qualification in arts and humanities will help in sharpening your IT skills, writing and ability to think independently. In today’s competitive job market, these key skills are greatly sought after in the world beyond study – whether you’re already working, volunteering or changing career.

Arts and humanities could lead to a career in:

  • Education
  • Creative and cultural industries
  • Legal work
  • Politics/local government

Looking for something other than a qualification?

The majority of our modules can be studied by themselves, on a stand-alone basis. If you later choose to work towards a qualification, you may be able to count your study towards it.

See our full list of Arts and Humanities modules

All Arts and Humanities courses

Browse all the Arts and Humanities courses we offer – certificates, diplomas and degrees.

See our full list of Arts and Humanities courses

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