Online Humanities Degrees

Expand your intellectual horizons and fulfil your academic potential with an online degree in the humanities from a leading university. Discover a vast range of disciplines within the arts, history, philosophy, and more, as you explore all facets of the human experience. 
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Enrich your mind with a degree in the humanities

Do you have an interest in cultures, languages, and history? Are you drawn to the study of art, ideas, and human society?

Our online degrees in the humanities offer learners the opportunity to immerse themselves in subjects as varied as literature, languages, history, and more, while learning from great writers, critics, philosophers, and thinkers.

With the subject knowledge and critical thinking skills you develop during your degree, you’ll be equipped for careers in across all sectors and industries. 

Choose a degree that sparks your intellectual curiosity

The humanities are a melting pot of different subfields and disciplines, meaning you’ll have a huge range of degrees to choose from.

Whether you’re a foreign languages whizz or an aspiring art historian, you’re bound to find a degree to match your interests. Just select a programme that sparks your curiosity.

Learn online with full flexibility

However lofty your learning aspirations, it can be hard to find the time to devote to education. Our degrees are fully flexible and 100% online, which makes them easy to fit around existing commitments.

Many of our learners juggle work, family, and other responsibilities alongside their degree.

You’ll learn at your own pace, in the comfort of your own home, without sacrificing on the quality of a traditional on-campus degree.

Cultivate skills for a diverse range of careers

The beauty of humanities degrees are their variety and versatility. You’ll develop a wide base of transferable skills and expertise, including critical thinking, communication, cultural awareness, ethical reasoning, contextual knowledge, and much more.

These skills will open the doors to careers in education, publishing, cultural institutions, public policy, or a myriad of roles in the creative industries.


There are many different kinds of humanities degrees, but what they all have in common is that they teach students to critically engage with, analyse and interpret sources, usually through essay writing.Find out more in our humanities degree guide article.
The duration of our online humanities degrees varies depending on your chosen programme and pace of study.

We offer a range of part-time, full-time, and fully flexible options. Browse our range of degrees or reach out to a member of our team for more information.
We understand that cost is an important factor when deciding on a degree programme.

Our pricing structure reflects the affordability of online learning compared to traditional degree programmes. You’ll save on living and travel costs, while also paying less for institutional facilities.

Click on your chosen programme for detailed cost information, or use our contact form to reach out to our team for help.

Whether you're an aspiring philosopher, a cultural critic, a polyglot, or a historian, our online degrees can turn intellectual curiosity into solid credentials. Browse our range of programmes and take your first steps in the humanities by enrolling today.

Universities offering degrees with FutureLearn

These leading universities are currently offering online degree courses on FutureLearn:

academyEX LogoArden logoBrunel University London logoCoventry University logoDeakin University
ducere logoLogoThe Open UniversityUniversity of GlasgowLogo