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Digital Humanities (MA) (Full-time)

Course Description


Digital Humanities is a fast and growing interdisciplinary field at the cutting edge of 21st century research methods. It melds practices and traditions form the various disciplines of the humanities, computer science, information management and, cultural studies and design. Ideal for those interested in acquiring digital skills to build on a humanities background, the Masters in Digital Humanities is also designed to suit those with a technical background who are seeking to compliment their knowledge and build their careers in the arts and humanities.

The Masters in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University is designed as an introduction to this new and dynamic research area for students from across the disciplines. The Masters delivered in collaboration with faculty from across the university, is in its fourth year, and we are now accepting applications for our fifth year.

A number of funding options are available including two An Foras Feasa Taught Masters Bursaries, the University wide Taught Masters Bursaries and the Maynooth UniversityTaught Masters Alumni Scholarships. Further details may be found at http://www.learndigitalhumanities.ie

- Commences
September 2016 with the required module in Structured Programming taking place in late August running into early September.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/foras-feasa/our-courses/ma-digital-humanities

Minimum English language requirements:
- IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
- TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
- TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
- PTE (Pearson): 62

Course Structure

90 ECTS are needed to complete the Masters. The course is comprised of the following elements:

- Required Taught Modules: 20 ECTS*

- Project and Dissertation: 30 ECTS

Elective Taught Modules: 40 ECTS

*This does not include the 10 ECTS allocated to Structured Programming which runs in late August through to early September each year before classes begin and is highly recommended for students who do not have substantial technical experience. If Structured Programming is not taken, another technology module is substituted

Required modules include Digital Humanities Theory and Practice and Digital Humanities Practicum. Both modules are integral to the building of practical and theoretical knowledge of the discipline, its development and its intersection with public projects. The Digital Humanities Practicum module guarantees students a work placement at a cultural institution or DH project.

Available electives include modules from across Media Studies and Computer Science ensuring that students build their digital skills to prepare them for the planning, building and implementing of DH projects and for the close analysis of data within the context of the arts and humanities.

The course is delivered in our state of the art facility in An Foras Feasa through face-to-face teaching and blended learning. It runs over one year for full time students and two years for part-time students. Assessment includes a substantial element of continuous assessment. A thesis, submitted in August at the end of the course, can include a significant practical element or may focus on Digital Humanities theory.

Career Options

Graduates of the MA in Digital Humanities at Maynooth University are in an ideal place to use computational methods in approaching the arts and humanities leading to roles in research across Digital Humanities projects. Graduates also take up exciting positions across the areas of museum curating, archiving and public history and heritage projects.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/foras-feasa/our-courses/ma-digital-humanities#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Digital Humanities (MA) (Full-time) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An honours degree in a related discipline is normally required with a minimum of 2.1. Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level.

Course Fees

EU Tuition Fee: €5,250; International Tuition Fee: €13,500

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