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Digital Humanities MA

Course Description

MA in Digital Humanities brings digital theory and practice to the study of human culture, from history, English and music to museums, digital publishing and beyond. The Digital Humanities combine the practical creation and analysis of digital objects and resources with critical reflection on the new questions, opportunities and ruptures which this provokes.

Key benefits

- This world-leading programme is highly multidisciplinary and draws on a wide range of expertise in web technologies, digital publishing, open software and content creation, digital cultural heritage, coding in humanities/cultural contexts and maps, apps & the Geoweb.

- The programme provides opportunities to scope, build and critique practical experiments in digital research with an arts, humanities and cultural sector focus.

- Through the optional internship module students can have direct access to some of the world's most important culture and media institutions.

- The MA can lead to further research or to careers in cultural heritage institutions (such as museums, libraries, and archives), in multimedia and new media companies, in internet companies, in publishing houses, and in web based businesses in London and overseas.

Visit the website: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/taught-courses/digital-humanities-ma.aspx

Course detail

- Description -

The digital humanities have played an important role in exploring how we create and disseminate knowledge in an age where so much of what we do is mobile, networked and mediated by digital culture and technology. The principle educational aims are to develop and enhance participants’ awareness and understanding of a range of subjects relevant to the digitally mediated study of human culture.

On completing the MA, you will: have a broad understanding of the most important applications of digital methods and technologies to humanities research questions and their affordances/limitations; be able to scope, build and critique practical experiments in digital research with an arts, humanities and cultural sector focus; and be able to provide critical commentary on the relationship between creativity, digital technology and the study of human culture.

- Course purpose -

The MA in Digital Humanities is designed to develop participants’ understanding of digital theory and practice in studying human culture, from the perspectives of academic scholarship, cultural heritage and the commercial world. Digital technology provides many new opportunities and challenges to those working with textual, visual or multimedia content and this programme studies the history and current state of the digital humanities, exploring their role in modelling, curating, analysing and interpreting digital representations of human culture in all its forms. The MA programme is aimed at a diverse range of participants and aims to equip students with a variety of strategic, technical and analytical skills to provide direction and leadership in these areas.

- Course format and assessment -

Lectures on theoretical topics; demonstrations; practical classes and exercises.

The programme consists of a compulsory module (Introduction to Digital Humanities), optional modules, and a compulsory Dissertation. Modules are assessed by coursework and/or examination.

Student Destinations:

Alumni of the MA in Digital Humanities have 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.

How to apply: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/apply/taught-courses.aspx

About Postgraduate Study at King’s College London:

To study for a postgraduate degree at King’s College London is to study at the city’s most central university and at one of the top 20 universities worldwide (2015/16 QS World Rankings). Graduates will benefit from close connections with the UK’s professional, political, legal, commercial, scientific and cultural life, while the excellent reputation of our MA and MRes programmes ensures our postgraduate alumni are highly sought after by some of the world’s most prestigious employers. We provide graduates with skills that are highly valued in business, government, academia and the professions.

Scholarships & Funding:

All current PGT offer-holders and new PGT applicants are welcome to apply for the scholarships. For more information and to learn how to apply visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/pg/funding/sources

Free language tuition with the Modern Language Centre:

If you are studying for any postgraduate taught degree at King’s you can take a module from a choice of over 25 languages without any additional cost. Visit: http://www.kcl.ac.uk/mlc

Visit the Digital Humanities MA page on the King’s College London website for more details!

Student Profiles

Entry Requirements

Bachelor’s degree with 2:1 honours (or overseas equivalent) in any Arts or Humanities subject. No prior computing experience is required beside basic digital literacy, including email, web browsing and word processing. Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements: View Website

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