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Open University BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities
Open University

BA (Honours) in Arts and Humanities

Online United Kingdom

3 Years


Full time, Part time

05 Sep 2024

Oct 2024

GBP 21,816 *

Distance Learning

* total cost; part-time at a rate of 60 credits is £3,636 per year


This degree gives you the freedom to combine studying different subject areas in the arts and humanities. You can develop specialisms and build up a broad portfolio of interests. The course offers a deep understanding of the world we live in today, drawing on the perspectives of art history, classical studies, creative writing, English language, English literature, history, modern languages, music, philosophy, and religious studies.

You will discover how knowledge is created and shared in the arts and humanities, stretch your imagination and develop your own creative and critical responses. You will also become an independent learner and a member of a diverse and vibrant student community.

Key features

  • Study a wide variety of subjects with the opportunity to specialise in one or two disciplines to tailor the degree to your interests or needs
  • Explore new ways of thinking about the arts and humanities and their relevance in contemporary societies and cultures
  • Develop a range of skills, including effective communication, critical thinking, analysis and self-directed work
  • Enrich your knowledge, prepare yourself for further study, or improve your employability in a range of careers


Our qualifications are as accessible as possible, and we have a comprehensive range of support services. Our BA (Honours) Arts and Humanities uses a variety of study materials and includes the following elements:

  • Online study - most modules are online; some have a mix of printed and online material. Online learning resources could include websites, audio/video, and interactive activities
  • Feedback - continuous assessment includes feedback from your tutor and using this to improve your performance
  • Using and producing diagrams and screenshots
  • Finding external/third-party material online
  • Accessing online catalogues and databases
  • Specialist material, such as works of art and musical manuscripts
  • Specialist software, such as Sibelius (a music writing package)
  • Online tutorials

How long it takes

  • Part-time study - 6 years
  • Full-time study - 3-4 years
  • Time limit - 16 years

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