All MA Digital Humanities students take four core modules: ‘Using Digital Texts as Historical Sources’ and ‘Spatial technologies for Historical Analysis', which introduce you to the core skills required of a digital humanist, as well as ‘Researching and Writing History’, in which you are supported to begin postgraduate study and prepare 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 to allow you to build your own Digital Humanities MA by selecting modules from anywhere across the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences. Modules from History, English Literature & Creative Writing, or Linguistics & English Language may be particularly appropriate. However, our aim is to allow you to choose the combination of digital and applied modules that are most suitable for you and your planned dissertation. One of your choices might be the Heritage Placement module, if you are seeking to gain hands-on experience in the heritage sector, or a Historical Research Project module, which allows you to pursue a further topic through independent research.
In total, you take 180 credits. Modules taught in the History department are weighted at 20 credits and assessed by a combination of essays and practical work. Modules in other departments usually follow a similar structure but please check. The dissertation, weighted at 80 credits, is 18,000-20,000 words.
Modules that may be of interest include: