MA Digital Humanities
Digital Humanities is a discipline born from the intersection of humanities scholarship and computational technologies. Its key purpose is to investigate how digital methodologies can be used to enhance research in disciplines such as History, Literature, Languages, Art History, Music, Cultural Studies and many others. Digital Humanities has a very strong practical component as it includes the concrete creation of digital resources for the study of specific disciplines, while at the same time having a strongly theoretical basis.
The MA in Digital Humanities has a twofold aim:
To develop a critical understanding of digital technologies and research in the arts and humanities.
To teach a set of practical computational skills which enable the creation of digital resources and which can also open up exciting professional perspectives for students.
The programme benefits from the presence of tutors who are internationally renowned leaders in their respective fields, and whose direct involvement in the many DDH research projects gives the students first-hand experience in how to do Digital Humanities.
The MA is suitable equally for:
Those interested in exploring the possibilities that digital tools and methods offer for further pursuit of research in Digital History, Digital Literature, Digital Art History, Digital Palaeography etc;
Those looking toward a professional development strongly based on their Humanities background.
Alumni of the MA in Digital Humanities programme have subsequently followed a number of different routes; they have pursued careers in the academic and research sector, they have undertaken PhD studies, and they have found work in the cultural heritage industries, in publishing houses, and in web based businesses in London and overseas.
The programme may be taken as full or part-time. Part-time study is particularly encouraged for those in professional employment.