Undertaking postgraduate studies in the Department of Digital Humanities is a unique opportunity to study in a vibrant and innovative environment with a
world-leading team of scholars who engage with cutting-edge research in the field of digital humanities.
The Department of Digital Humanities has more than 20 years experience of innovative research in the field. It is the largest centre for digital humanities in Europe, and is indeed one of the most extensive worldwide, both in term of number of active researchers and research funding granted.
Historically the MA programmes in Digital Humanities and Digital Culture and Technology in the Centre for Computing in the Humanities were among the first in the world to be established in this discipline area, and they have always maintained the highest standard in term of quality of teaching and student satisfaction. The MA Programme in Digital Asset Management, established in 2010, is the only existing MA programme addressing such an increasingly important discipline in the library, archive and cultural heritage sector.
The MA in Digital Humanities is primarily for those with an interest or background in the humanities (for instance, History, Classics, English, French, German, Film Studies, etc.) who wish to explore the possibilities that digital tools and methods open up for further pursuit of these interests.
The MA in Digital Culture and Society (formerly Digital Culture and Technology) is a collaborative programme involving the Department of Digital Humanities and the Department of Culture, Media and Creative Industries. It seeks to develop participants' understanding of the role and consequences of digital technologies in contemporary culture, broadly interpreted to include such areas of activity as performing arts, telecommunications, information technology, philosophy, law and education.
The MA in Digital Asset and Media Management (formerly Digital Asset Management), develops and enhances the professional skills of librarians, archivists, curators and other information managers to deal with the challenges and requirements of digital information and knowledge management. The programme allows participants’ to develop understanding of the creation, documentation, management, delivery and long-term preservation of digital content.
The new MA in Digital Information & Asset Management will provide students with the core skills, knowledge and competencies to become leaders in the rapidly expanding field of managing digital information and media assets. Students will study a wide range of subjects including metadata, preservation, knowledge representation, digital libraries, ethics and rights management, new digital technologies, including cloud and crowd-sourcing technologies. Students will spend a year each in two of Europe’s most vibrant cities: Berlin and London. Throughout the course, students will be provided with opportunities to engage with the rich cultural heritage of both cities with guest speakers and visits to memory and cultural institutions such as the British Library, the Southbank Centre, and the Berlin State Library experiencing all that studying in Berlin and London can offer.
Please note that it is not possible to take any of these programmes long distance.