Master of Arts (Humanities Education)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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The Master of Arts in Humanities Education is a programme designed for humanities educators and educational leaders who are interested in advancing their professional knowledge through interdisciplinary explorations of humanities education. It offers an extensive range of courses focused on both content in the humanities, and curriculum and pedagogy for humanities education.

The Master of Arts in Humanities Education will be suitable for education professionals who wish to strengthen their academic qualifications for leadership positions or career advancement.

A key feature of this programme is the broad thematic focus on globalisation, sustainability, citizenship and heritage. This offers participants the knowledge and skills to understand, analyse, and evaluate the important societal issues of the day, as well as provides insight into humanities research and education.

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, or
  • Bachelor of Arts, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline, and at least one year of professional working experience.

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

There are generally two intakes a year (January and August). You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June and November/December to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

Applications are to be made online. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on required documents for application can be found here.

Two completion routes are available for all MAHE students:

1. “Coursework Only” Route

Students who choose the “Coursework Only” route must complete the following courses (in total 30AUs):

One core course (4AUs):
• MAS901 Issues and Research in Humanities Education

Six elective courses of 4AUs (24AUs):
• Each course should be from the list of MAS courses, including one open elective course outside of the MAHE programme in lieu of one MAS course.

One research foundation course (2AUs):
• MAS982 Inquiry and Perspective in the Humanities

2. “Coursework with Dissertation” Route

Students can transfer from the “Coursework Only” to “Coursework with Dissertation” route. To be eligible to undertake the research dissertation, candidates have to meet all the following criteria:

• Minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5;
• Complete at least four (4) courses totaling 16AUs, including the core course – MAS901
• Dissertation topic should be relevant to the programme.

The dissertation is equivalent to 6 AUs. Coursework with Dissertation Route students will complete the Core Course and five (5) elective courses of 4AUs (20AUs) each in addition to the dissertation.

Important note for matriculated students:

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult Asst/P Simon Creak, your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

The degree of Master of Arts in Humanities Education is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:



1 year


3 years



2 years


4 years


You can find out more about the curriculum offered here.

For tuition fees, please click here.

For more information about scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, Asst/P Simon Creak for more information.