Digital Humanities MA
Developments in the use of digital technologies are transforming the ways we live and work. In recent years, information technology has come to be dominated by digital texts, images, and maps rather than quantitative sources. Humanities students are ideally placed to make use of these important and exciting sources in academic research and in the wider world of employment – yet few humanities degrees provide students with these skills. Driven by a dual focus on digital approaches and more traditional humanities courses, this MA addresses this skills shortage while assuming no particular expertise in computing.
Whether you want to continue in academia with the skills to drive pioneering work in your subject or want to develop a career in any field that combines cutting-edge IT skills with the traditional strengths of a humanities graduate, this fascinating MA will transform your understanding of how digital technologies can be used.
Led by world experts in the field, you will engage with cutting-edge research in Digital Humanities and will have the opportunity to develop a valuable set of transferable skills, while benefiting from a strong interdisciplinary approach.
You will take the core modules: ‘Digital Texts in the Humanities’ and ‘Spatial Technologies for Humanities Research’, which introduce you to the core skills required of a digital humanist, as well as ‘Researching and Writing History’, which will prepare you for your dissertation, and the dissertation module, through which you develop your own original research.
You will also be able to choose two further modules. These include modules from the History Department's Masters program and some run in other departments, such as English Literature and Creative Writing, and Linguistics and English Language, that cover complementary topics. If you are seeking to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector, one of your choices might be our Heritage Placement module, or if you wish to pursue a further topic through independent research then you could choose a Project module.
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Minimum English Language Requirements
|English Level Description||IELTS (1.0 -9.0)||TOEFL IBT (0-120)||TOEFL CBT (0-300)||PTE (10-90)|
|Extremely Limited||< 4||< 31||< 93||< 30|
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PSW is 2 years
Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria
Bachelor's degree at least 3 years in length with at least 60% overall, with at least 55% in each year (year 2 onwards)*.
Indian Standard XII English at 80% or above
English language requirements for the majority of our Master courses:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.0, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 65 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 94, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
The English language requirements for PhD:
IELTS Academic test (UKVI Approved) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
IELTS Academic test (Other Centres) with an overall score of at least 7.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in each element; or
Pearson PTE Academic with a score of at least 73 and a minimum of 50 in each component of the test; or
ToEFL IBT with an overall score of at least 102, with a minimum of 19 in reading, 19 in listening, 19 in speaking and 22 in writing
- Course Type: Full Time
- Course Level: Masters/PG Degree
- Duration: 01 Year
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Annual Cost of Living: 9207 GBP
Application Fee: N/A