Digital Humanities MA - 2020 Entry
Full time 12 Month(s), Part time 24 Month(s)
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’, ‘Spatial Technologies for Humanities Research’ and ‘Exploring the World of Digital Humanities’, 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 one further module. This includes modules from the History Department's Masters programme 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.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
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