Tab Content: Course Overview
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 – in careers as diverse as the creative industries and the heritage sector – this fascinating new 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 develop a valuable set of transferable skills, while benefiting from a strong interdisciplinary approach.
Tab Content: Why choose this course?
- Be part of Lancaster University’s world-leading Digital Humanities Hub (http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/dighum)
- Work with our top academics who lead the field in Digital Humanities, and whose teaching is fuelled by the latest research
- Study a combination of digital skills and traditional humanities courses with the flexibility to choose the focus of your Masters programme
- Benefitting from our strongly interdisciplinary focus, take courses from across the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, including the Departments of History, English & Creative Writing, and Linguistics & English Language
- Develop expertise and skills that will enhance your career potential in a range of sectors or prepare you for doctoral research
- Through our optional heritage placements programme, work with partners in the cultural heritage or business sectors as part of your degree and put your digital skills into practice
- Join the History department ranked 6th in the UK overall, and 3rd in the UK for graduate prospects, by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019
Tab Content: Key Information
Undergraduate Degree: A 2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in History or a related discipline
If you have studied outside of the UK, you can check your qualifications here: International Qualifications
Students who have completed a combined major or a degree in other disciplines, such as Politics, English, Cultural Studies or Linguistics, are welcome to apply
English Language: IELTS - Overall score of at least 6.5, with no individual element below 5.5
We consider tests from other providers, which can be found here: English language requirements
If your score is below our requirements we may consider you for one of our pre-sessional English language programmes
Pre-sessional English language programmes available:
4 Week Overall score of at least 6.0, with no individual element below 5.5
10 Week Overall score of at least 5.5, with no individual element below 5.0
Longer pre-sessional programmes are available, please contact the Admissions Office for further information
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on Fees and Funding; Faculty Scholarships and Funding; History Fees and Funding
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The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
What are tuition fees for?
Studying at a UK University means that you need to pay an annual fee for your tuition, which covers the costs associated with teaching, examinations, assessment and graduation.
The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK, EU or overseas student. Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session, which usually runs from October to September the following year.
How does Lancaster set overseas tuition fees?
Overseas fees, alongside all other sources of income, allow the University to maintain its abilities across the range of activities and services. Each year the University's Finance Committee consider recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against other high-quality institutions and external financial factors such as projected exchange rate movements.
What support is available towards tuition fees?
Lancaster University's priority is to support every student in making the most of their education. Many of our students each year will be entitled to bursaries or scholarships to help with the cost of fees and/or living expenses. You can find out more about financial support, studentships, and awards for postgraduate study on our website.