The Department of Arts and Humanities at MAHE, Dubai offers a carefully curated BA (Humanities) program that inculcates varied critical and creative skills across three years (six semesters).

The first two years (four semesters) of the program offer a wide range of Foundation Courses for a strong grounding in fundamental concepts. Foundation Courses are offered from the following disciplines:

  • Literature
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
  • Sociology
  • Film Studies
  • Gender Studies.

Electives in the final year of the program give students the option of a Major in English, Philosophy, Sociology or History. The program culminates with a research project and the writing of a thesis on a topic of your choice, with faculty guidance.

The subject faculty includes experts in all the major humanities subjects and students will join a critical environment with frequent guest lecturers – academics, researchers, journalists, and writers – from different parts of the world.

This degree provides a solid foundation for further postgraduate study or research careers. Graduates of BA Humanities have taken up careers in the public sector, NGOs, teaching, journalism, publishing, and management.

Course Completion Criteria:

Students must earn a minimum of 120 credits for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. This must include the final thesis (10 credits) and academic portfolio (5 credits)

Foundation Courses: Students have to complete four (4) foundation courses in each semester (semesters 1, 2, 3 and 4) in the first two years. By the end of the second year, a student is expected to complete a total of 16 foundation courses. (80 credits)

Electives: Electives are offered in the third year (semesters 5 and 6) of the program. If the student earns 20 out of 25 credits in one of the four disciplines (Psychology, English or Sociology) in the final year, he/she will be awarded a major in that discipline.


Admission to this program is open to students who have passed the qualifying 10+2 examination or its equivalent from a recognized board with at least 50% aggregate marks.

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